(Topic ID: 226976)

What makes a Pin a "Super Rare" Pin??


By timab2000

6 months ago



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    #1 6 months ago

    I saw post asking if all the rare machines were accounted for, and it got me thinking....what make a machine rare or super rare???

    Is it low production numbers?

    High production numbers, but the game is really popular and it makes it hard to purchase, cause no one wants to sell?

    Age?

    Not politically correct in today's standards due to artwork or subject matter?

    What do you think??

    #2 6 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    Is it low production numbers?

    Yes.

    Thread over.

    #3 6 months ago

    No matter what eBay tells you, Addams Family is not a super rare game

    #4 6 months ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    Yes.
    Thread over.

    It doesn't always come down to just production run numbers. Sometimes the number of games that actually survived can be small for whatever reason. For instance, Congo is somewhat of a rare bird these days because years ago, it was unpopular and they were usually parted out for the boardset, which was more valuable than the game itself at the time.

    Quoted from timab2000:

    High production numbers, but the game is really popular and it makes it hard to purchase, cause no one wants to sell?

    That's not the definition of rare. That's just high demand and people not selling.

    Quoted from timab2000:

    Not politically correct in today's standards due to artwork or subject matter?

    I've never encountered that as an issue. Most people understand that pins were the product of their time, much like Warner Brothers says about their cartoons of decades past.

    #5 6 months ago

    I consider my Super Orbit super rare, since I never see them, and there's "super" in the title.

    #6 6 months ago

    Super Rare is considered less than 100 in my book. Games like King Kong, Krull, and Varkon.

    Anything over that and you are looking for a standard released rarity. Games with few survivors like Rocky, Spirit, and Defender. Just a few years after those games were released, no operator would even think twice about chucking them in a dumpster if they stopped working.

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