Quoted from TigerLaw:
Let me get this straight, you say no way to SM and no way to LOTR? Other than Tron and maybe TSPP (so people can get a version that isn't ten years old) those are the two sterns most in demand.
An LED'd LOTR with other enhancements would sell like wild fire at or slightly under 5k NIB. Might not sell out before release like IM did on a 500 machine run but the full inventory would move.
In the nearterm (this year) I don't see any other game warranting a vault release. IM was the perfect storm.
-Low production resulted in crazy flipper prices.
-License is still relevant & available
-BOM is cheap as f*ck, so remaking it as a Pro was economically feasible.
This has been said many times before, but LOTR isn't likely for multiple reasons. There are already a ton out there & prices aren't crazy. It's a Whitestar game....they're not going to run more Whitestar games. Also, LOTR kind of looks like ass with LEDs...but that's just my opinion.
Also been said before...Sony's not going to bother re-upping the license for the original Spider-Man trilogy...they've moved onto Amazing Spider-Man, and Stern's not going to re-art/re-DMD/re-audio the game. Some keep bringing up that Disney has the Marvel license now...but NOT for Spider-Man movies. That's Sony. Like LOTR there are plenty available, demand isn't extreme like IM.
So - I think it's reasonable to expect that there will not be any more vault games this year. There will be a new fall release & Stern will still have previous recent titles on the line. If for some reason certain old titles start spiking to $6k-$7k for used games, that's when you'll see Stern consider another Vault.