(Topic ID: 96801)

Transformers home pin price info?


By Arcade

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Got a local guy who is not a pinball collector who is thinking about buying a Transformers Home pin from a business.
    I know, it is a horrible machine for collectors and I know nothing about these home versions.
    The business is asking $3000
    What is a normal price on these things. It is brand new.
    Thanks.

    #2 5 years ago

    Run away. I got my Pro for $3900 CDN last year. They are basically selling for what they paid for it and it's a big flop!

    #3 5 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Got a local guy who is not a pinball collector who is thinking about buying a Transformers Home pin from a business.
    I know, it is a horrible machine for collectors and I know nothing about these home versions.
    The business is asking $3000
    What is a normal price on these things. It is brand new.
    Thanks.

    For just a few hundred more he could have a real Transformers Pro, arguably the best version.

    I think this version was ~$2400 new. Once he buys it and plays it, he'd be lucky to get 4 figures out of it when he wants to sell.

    #4 5 years ago

    Thanks guys. I know I would never even consider it. Lol

    #5 5 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Thanks guys. I know I would never even consider it. Lol

    Just let him know he can buy it and lose $2K when he wants to sell, or buy a real pin and lose $500 instead.

    #6 5 years ago

    I had to let him make the decision himself.
    However he made the correct one.
    He is now going to go after a pro version of either, Transformers, X-Men, Avengers or Iron-Man.
    Crisis averted.
    I also gave him the phone number for The Game Exchange of Colorado.

    #7 5 years ago

    JJ is a great guy to deal with. Top notch.

    I will say that TF is an awesome game IMO. A lot of guys don't like it and that's fine. To me, it's fast with great flow. I have the LE and I even like the upper PF. It gives you a quick break to regroup IMO. Great multi ball features, awesome shaker and LED lighting action. Just an all around super fun pin.

    All the above mentioned games are fun, but you can get a mint TFLE between $4,800 - $5,500. Great price for a ton of fun.

    Good luck to your buddy with what ever he chooses and welcome to the madness!

    #8 5 years ago

    pinfidel - take that gate assembly off the upper playfield so you have to be aware it's lit and start flipping back and forth immediately to keep the ball up there. Much more challenging IMHO and make it a bit more fun.

    #9 5 years ago

    He purchased a Transformers Pro for $4000. and is very excited. It arrives next week.
    Now he is looking at an X-Men LE. The bug has bitten again.

    #10 5 years ago
    Quoted from dgoett:

    pinfidel - take that gate assembly off the upper playfield so you have to be aware it's lit and start flipping back and forth immediately to keep the ball up there. Much more challenging IMHO and make it a bit more fun.

    You know, I thought about that, but doesn't it confuse you when the flippers are still flipping while the upper PF is moving? Also, sometimes I'm going back and forth over the optos and they don't register. So I let it drop to the bottom again and then walk the ball back up. Seems like you complete rolling over the optos and have to start over again.

    #11 5 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    He purchased a Transformers Pro for $4000. and is very excited. It arrives next week.
    Now he is looking at an X-Men LE. The bug has bitten again.

    Nice! Tell him congrats and as I said earlier, welcome to the madness. It's already infected him!

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