Quoted from Aurich:
I'm rooting for DP, I just think the audience for $10k pins is limited. We're talking twice what a Stern Pro goes for. Yes, there are big TBL fans, but if they're not pinball people I can't see them shelling out. Think about it, would you buy a $10k themed TBL ... I dunno, jukebox? Slot car track? Some other collectible hobby that doesn't have the same emotional connection we have with pins.
We're in the bubble here, we love pinball, and we're kinda used to these crazy prices. I think once you leave the appeal is pretty limited.
IMHO if you want one you should get it soon. Maybe I'm wrong! But this strikes me as the kind of thing you buy while you can.
My love for The Big Lebowski grows every time I watch the movie or even just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. It really was a dream pinball theme to me and it looks like they nailed it, but I just couldn't bring myself to pre-order and even now, I'm just not sure about spending that kind of money (and waiting for it to arrive in Australia). I'm doing the unthinkable and looking at selling my Tron Pro to fund the next machine. These current games aren't cheap, so there's a limit on space and spending on these toys. Do I want to sink all that money into another keeper, or try the idea of rotating a machine every so often? After loving the fast gameplay of Tron, I'm just not sure about Lebowski and have no chance of playing one anytime soon. I await more games to arrive in the homes of forum members and can't wait for a fan's review of the game. I passed on the opportunity for Rob Zombie, but that's another story as well.