(Topic ID: 249364)

New Stern Availability | DP JP BK


By DJHens

9 days ago



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#1 9 days ago

Next year I am looking to get some new stern machines, but haven’t been in the hobby long enough to know how long you can get a NIB stern after its initial release. It doesn’t seem to be consistent. Any ideas how long I’d have to still be able to purchase a new Deadpool Pro, Black Knight Pro, or Jurassic Park Pro? (Plan to get DP first, might be waiting on the second and/or third machine until some time in 2021)

#2 9 days ago

All of them. I think the initial license is usually 3 years.

#3 9 days ago

If a game is selling well, it will stay on the line. Unless a game is a total dud, they usually are produced for 2-3 years. Buying new is great but you can save quite a bit buying used a few years after release.

#4 9 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

If a game is selling well, it will stay on the line. Unless a game is a total dud, they usually are produced for 2-3 years. Buying new is great but you can save quite a bit buying used a few years after release.

Has Stern had any duds in recent years? Also, I don’t know how well BK is selling. I’ve heard mixed things. I know people love DP and seem to being incredibly excited about JP.

#5 9 days ago
Quoted from DJHens:

Also, I don’t know how well BK is selling. I’ve heard mixed things.

Nobody does unless they work for Stern. Everyone else just "hears" a bunch of things from "their connection" that shakes out to a 50% hit rate on a yes or no question. They'll all be there in 2020.

#6 9 days ago
Quoted from DJHens:

how long you can get a NIB stern after its initial release

Stern cornerstone (pro/premium/LE) games are normally on the production line for 3 years. There have been some exceptions such as Mustang and WWE. Even after they go out of production, you may find some titles with distributors until completely sold out.

#7 9 days ago
Quoted from DJHens:

Has Stern had any duds in recent years? Also, I don’t know how well BK is selling. I’ve heard mixed things. I know people love DP and seem to being incredibly excited about JP.

No such thing as a dud if you like playing certain games that may not seem as popular. Don't base a purchase on what others like. Go to shows or your local distributor to find out what you like playing.

#8 9 days ago

First off, you have great taste in games!! All three of these games are amazing! I like others have speculated that BKSOR is not selling well because there are a decent number of LEs still available?

#9 9 days ago
Quoted from thedarkknight77:

First off, you have great taste in games!! All three of these games are amazing!

Thank you!! When I play Deadpool and Black Knight, I just don’t want to ever stop! Haven’t found any other games quite like that so far.

#11 9 days ago

The guy just likes to hear himself talk. He’s like a tire kicker for NIB games.

#12 9 days ago
Quoted from SilverBallz:

The guy just likes to hear himself talk. He’s like a tire kicker for NIB games.

Maybe he hasn’t owned a game yet and is nervous and/or excited about his decision. Most of us know after you buy the first one getting the next one is no big deal. Yes. The next one will happen.

Op - You can always buy a home use only game on all the new titles also. Highly recommend.

#13 8 days ago
Quoted from DJHens:

Has Stern had any duds in recent years? Also, I don’t know how well BK is selling. I’ve heard mixed things. I know people love DP and seem to being incredibly excited about JP.

Nobody really knows sales figures or Stern's future plans. It just makes sense that if one game is popular, they will focus more on producing that title than one where sales are slow. I wouldn't worry about it and play as many games as you can. If you are interested in a title, try to play it more than a few times. Once you find a game that you really enjoy even after playing a bunch then you can figure out if it's best buying nib or used.

#14 7 days ago

Yeah, I already asked a similar question. Getting my first pin is a huge investment, so I’m trying to gather as much information as I can. It’s exciting and terrifying at the same time. I liked SW a ton at first, but now I’m gravitating more to other games.

#15 7 days ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

Maybe he hasn’t owned a game yet and is nervous and/or excited about his decision. Most of us know after you buy the first one getting the next one is no big deal. Yes. The next one will happen.
Op - You can always buy a home use only game on all the new titles also. Highly recommend.

Nailed it! Nervous and excited. Good to know on HUO. I just worry about the quality. Because I have seen a surprising amount of negativity in this community, which doesn’t lead me to want to always trust someone who might be selling. I’m probably overthinking it.

#16 7 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

If you are interested in a title, try to play it more than a few times. Once you find a game that you really enjoy even after playing a bunch then you can figure out if it's best buying nib or used.

Great advice!

#17 7 days ago
Quoted from DJHens:

Nailed it! Nervous and excited. Good to know on HUO. I just worry about the quality. Because I have seen a surprising amount of negativity in this community, which doesn’t lead me to want to always trust someone who might be selling. I’m probably overthinking it.

You are overthinking it.

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