like I said, it's not about the money- but if it were, the market for Bond collectibles has had sixty years to mature. stranger things is 4 seasons of a TV show. the Bond has value to non pinhead collectors. the ST, not as much. and no one knows what STHLE with a busted projector is worth yet
I imagine the guy I'm trading with got offered his Bond for like 18k which is about what STHLE is worth right now. I love the new hotness, so it was a pretty easy decision to make- going from 'maybe someday I'll get to play my favorite designer's exclusive rare game' to owning it is quite a come up. also telling was that every single person I asked what they thought, from top ten players in the world, to casuals to seasoned operators- and my family- told me to jump on the deal. the BOM and license and money are all secondary to the fun for me and man does it look fun.
I'm not rich, either. I worked on weekends freelancing and doing Instacart for nine months to buy the stranger things originally- this just feels like an amazing come up, to me. being able to share and invite others to play it is worth the cost of admission. it's going to make a lot of people happier than it would sitting in a crate in an air conditioned storage unit which is what I feel most of these are fated for