This is not my routed game.
This game is currently at Quarter World arcade in Portland, Oregon.
There are a total of THREE BM66 LEs in the PNW region, I am aware, and they all are exhibiting issues of various types.
The one at Shorty's in Seattle, WA is very similar.
I have seen 2 out of the 3 games currently, and know the owners personally.
All three of these were shipped from the factory based on production date in late DEC 16-early JAN 17.
In most cases, we are talking LESS than 3 weeks, but there is no possible way these games have 10K plays.
Keep in mind this single photo is only one of the supposed 240 LE games, but there are not that many, and I cannot confirm how far into the production line that Stern has completed any of the three versions, as I am not production manager. However, ALL the SLE, LEs, and Premiums are using the same playfield run, as they were made at nearly the same time about 4 months ago. PF production date is basically not relevant at the current time, as we are talking a fairly small run of playfields. This is not MET.
Simply put, this is not acceptable as a commercial device, IMPO, as all three games are not in neglected locations, especially considering their baseline cost. I am just sharing what other people already know, choose not to say, don't understand, or don't really care.
I do care, as I want any owner to get the best quality product for their money, whether a used, displayed, or NIB game.
I am part of the "Old Guard" of pinball for a reason, although people are welcome to disagree with me.
There is no malicious intent here by Stern, just the circumstances of the recent past regarding playfields have not been fully corrected.
Anyone considering NIB games or lightly used games should be aware of certain titles that remain problematic, as some of these titles are going to start showing up on the used market, if operators are not able to obtain sufficient income, and they will dump them on private owners attempting to recoup losses.