Here is a recent post on pricing:
They both have deep, Keith Johnson rules but LOTR is a fan layout and TSPP is a more twisty, side-shooting layout. LOTR is clunkier (the ball hits a lot of metal, not necessarily a bad thing) but the ball generally flows faster than TSPP. They are a great combination.
Seems like nice ones tend to be in the $4500-$5000 range.
Damn LOTR costs too much.
Just a year or so ago it was $3850 for HUO if you waited a month or three.
Now, pfffft unacceptable!
It's an epic game though. Tonight, all in one bad ass game, I made it to TABA (2 modes away from completion), DTR in just under 2min (not my best), collected I think 4 elf gifts, played but not completed ring frenzy a time or two, prolly 2 Gollums & all 3 MB modes at least twice IIRC (not completed tho FML). Scored just under 200mm. Not a shabby evening!
One day I will break into the billions, one day...
Yeah was watching that auction. I contacted the seller and he sent me a bunch of pics. It looked nice but there was some wear in the shooter lane and the flippers looked like they might of had some slight wear but I really couldn't tell if that's the way the cabinet is or if it was the beginning of wear. I wanted to put a bid in for 4800 but it went north of 48 really quick.
I read a couple threads were people said they were similar in that they have stop and go play. Where the ball gets held for something to happen or progress in the game. I truthfully never played the game so I can't say I know this for a fact but its what I've read in other threads.
OUTSTANDING ADVICE!!! I just couldn't believe how much fun I had the first week I got to play my TSPP, so much I didn't want it to end. I figured I would get something similar to keep it going. I do love the lay out and the fact that the shots at least to me aren't that easy and it's taking a lot of practice to hit them. The other thing is I love the way I get to see so many different modes and mini games in one pin.
I haven't played a lot of games so I just watch videos of suggestions people give me. I really appreciate the input. The only other pin that I've played that I thought was awesome is ACDC.
Eh, LOTR is just as popular at about half the price. Same designer 90% similar layout, deeper code. Id look into Wide-bodies too if you prefer shot variety over flow.
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