Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:
This was a missed opportunity of a great license.
There is no proper promotional video, yet pre-orders commenced fully and without hesitation
I have determined Stern's business model. It is called " Take it or Leave it."
Stern releases machines with no notice no insider info and you get what you get. People can bash the marketing efforts including myself but it comes down to how many units they can sell realistically. It appears like they are at capacity for production and sales are doing well. Now if sales were poor and Stern was struggling than they may opt to try a different approach for marketing their machines. For now there is a mentality of if it is not broke then don't fix it. Bad node boards, cabinets falling apart, playfields deteriorating, beta code and Stern's reply-"Take it or Leave it."