Eventually we will see what they release. Real collectors only buy authentic pieces from the era....not recent manufactured BS that is just a cash grab. This pin being the only Beatles pin does make it unique but may not have as much appeal as you think to true collectors....and especially if they are gonna be talking $50K price points....that’s just dumb for something like this. For those that have that kind of money to blow they can get real authentic Beatles items.
The smart move is pricing this to sell to the masses. But you are still talking a niche market that will spend 5-15K for a pinball machine.
The only other angle I see on this is a very small run targeted for the very rich is to do a run of 50-100 for 50K, then work it out and do the same with Hendrix, Zep, etc. No pros, Premium or any other version. Just the 50-100 of an elite collectors version. Justifies the high licensing cost and will be profitable. These collectors don’t care about code or game play. They buy this shit because they can and you can’t.
Bottom line is this is gonna be a shit show no matter what they do. Go retro and you will piss people off, go BM66 pricing and you piss people off. Go modern style game with current pricing and 3 models and you don’t piss people off but it’s really not a true collectible but game play better be KICK ASS or not enough will sell to be very profitable.