Over in the Rick and Morty thread people are talking about huge sales day that Spooky had.
A few people commented asking if it was the quickest a pin has sold out in the history of pinball.
The story I had always heard is that the machine didn't sell well because it was priced higher than a normal edition and very few were selling to collectors.
I was under the understanding that when Bally had a hard time selling them, many of them got sold to operators back in the day for the same price as a standard and then wound up getting put on route. A lot of gold editions come routed, so that kind of makes sense.
This is before my time as a collector as I was just out of high school.
Any clarification from some of the ops that were around back then?