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#18751 11 days ago
Quoted from RobT:

Yeah, but Godzilla is nowhere near as popular a theme as the Star Wars franchise.
There will be many factors to consider, but I am certain that getting a Godzilla LE will be nowhere near as difficult as it was to get a Mando LE.

Kaneda just let the cat out of the bag ! Again !! Good luck getting a Chapelle vs Godzilla Le ,they just sold out !!!

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#18752 11 days ago
Quoted from sushko:

I'm worried about it because how the Mandaoran LE s sold out. I would like to get a Godzilla LE but won't pay over retail for it. Things are getting crazy. Godzilla is the king of Monsters.

I asked at a distributer he said he already has too many people on the list for the next LE.

Basically imo unless you have a good connection it’ll be super hard to get an LE at list price unless Stern does something different which I don’t see happening. Oh well it’s probably premium for me from here on.

#18753 11 days ago
Quoted from rai:

I asked at a distributer he said he already has too many people on the list for the next LE.
Basically imo unless you have a good connection it’ll be super hard to get an LE at list price unless Stern does something different which I don’t see happening. Oh well it’s probably premium for me from here on.

There were a few sold direct by Stern, is that for Stern club members? I guess first clicked, first served?

#18754 11 days ago
Quoted from rai:

I asked at a distributer he said he already has too many people on the list for the next LE.
Basically imo unless you have a good connection it’ll be super hard to get an LE at list price unless Stern does something different which I don’t see happening. Oh well it’s probably premium for me from here on.

Yeah, I kind of made a post about this a few months ago. With pinball getting really hot right now - gone are the days of play it, think about it, and then buy. If you are interested in the game, and you want a collectors (or in some cases an LE), you will need to buy first, and play later. And when I say buy first - you will need to buy it day of formal announcement. Kind of sad, but these new pins are 'selling like hotcakes'. In fact, as you guys know the manufacturing can't even keep up with demand.

#18755 11 days ago

It’s the perfect storm.

Distributers have no inventory well maybe Beatles and maybe some Hot Wheels. No Stern, no CGC, few or no JJP, no PB, no DR.

If there were stock of Elvira etc. maybe there wouldn’t be a feeding frenzy for every new release.

Used prices are sky high and so nib prices don’t look so bad anymore.

#18756 11 days ago
Quoted from rai:

Used prices are sky high and so nib prices don’t look so bad anymore.

Yep. This right here. I have turned my attention towards NIB Stern Pros as used prices are insane right now. Looking forward to trying and probably buying Mando and hopefully BTTF in the near future.

#18757 11 days ago
Quoted from Our_Man_in_Oz:

Based on the Mando nonsense that happened with our local distributor here telling me they had people on a list for Mando LE months out, I said to them may as well put me down for Godzilla LE now and the possibility of Jaws LE in the future, if we're going to start doing this kind of thing with our Distributors

This isn't something new. It has been happening for years here in Australia. Many people have had their names down for Godzilla and jaws for a long time.

#18758 11 days ago
Quoted from rai:

Used prices are sky high and so nib prices don’t look so bad anymore.

Quote of the month right here!

#18759 11 days ago
Quoted from Our_Man_in_Oz:

Based on the Mando nonsense that happened with our local distributor here telling me they had people on a list for Mando LE months out, I said to them may as well put me down for Godzilla LE now and the possibility of Jaws LE in the future, if we're going to start doing this kind of thing with our Distributors

It is not nonsense. Demand for new LEs in Australia is high We have had our name down for Godzilla LE since last year. It is what you have to do if you want to get one for now. It also helps if you have your money where your mouth is. Dropping out after putting your name down is not going to get you far.

#18760 10 days ago
Quoted from Micky:

This isn't something new. It has been happening for years here in Australia. Many people have had their names down for Godzilla and jaws for a long time.

Quoted from pinballaddicted:

It is not nonsense. Demand for new LEs in Australia is high We have had our name down for Godzilla LE since last year. It is what you have to do if you want to get one for now. It also helps if you have your money where your mouth is. Dropping out after putting your name down is not going to get you far.

No shit guys... I'm sure both of those titles have given talk has been going on in this thread for the last couple of years or more (JAWS). I actually said that to my contact at AMD, given I've been actively supporting JAWS as a title for years now, I'd be beyond pissed off to miss out on an LE (FFS). Similarly with Godzilla , I said may as well put me down too given it's been talked about for so long. I'm also a customer who goes back to LOTR with them and when I want a title, I'm in. However, this willy nilly bullshit of just put me down for the next LE regardless is really bloody ridiculous. I mean lets say its another classic rock title like Rush (Motley Crue would be different as mega popular glam rock) and you're here in Aus, how many are going be happy with themselves that they just had to have 'the next LE title regardless'. As has been said, especially given we're talking the variability of Stern releases here, it's a pretty stupid scenario to not even get to see anything of the game first even if it's a highly desirable theme. A great example would be STLE, I was very close to jumping in till I saw it and would have regretted it even more so after playing it. Yet I had the opportunity to do so without the current level of bs FOMO, ramped up since Covid or whatever.
Who knows a few interest rate rises could quickly put an end to what we're seeing at moment though here.

#18761 10 days ago
Quoted from Our_Man_in_Oz:

Who knows a few interest rate rises could quickly put an end to what we're seeing at moment though here.

That would certainly sharpen alot up. There was some mention on the mainstream media last night about interest rates rising.

#18762 10 days ago
Quoted from Our_Man_in_Oz:

Who knows a few interest rate rises could quickly put an end to what we're seeing at moment though here.

That would definitely suit us.... But I am not so sure that will do anything to the Pinball market in Australia.

#18763 10 days ago

Still trying to solve the mystery. Wtf does WELK stand for if not Lawrence Welk?

#18764 10 days ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

That would definitely suit us.... But I am not so sure that will do anything to the Pinball market in Australia.

I think it would shake up the 'Billy Binks from Bankstown' types who feel they may as well buy some extra toys for the pool room, cause they can squeeze it in the budget. Feels like there's been a few of these of late, especially when I read the FB pinball sales groups.

#18765 10 days ago

How you guys know it’s godzilla? Im an stern insider but dindt read anything about this. Whats the point to be an insider then…

#18766 10 days ago

Our_Man_in_Oz exactly. I don’t want to put my name down for a Le then get something I don’t want, but like you said, you have to do that these days if you want a LE. The list at amd is probably full already anyway. Or close to it.

#18767 10 days ago
Quoted from Munsters:

How you guys know it’s godzilla? Im an stern insider but dindt read anything about this. Whats the point to be an insider then…

Stern holds new title development so close to the vest I don't think there is any benefits at all to being an 'insider' for Stern on this.

#18768 10 days ago

Will Godzilla LE have a higher flipped price than Mando did? I believe the Mando LE avg is about $13,400 ish for the sake of argument.

#18769 10 days ago
Quoted from shlt_thunder:

Still trying to solve the mystery. Wtf does WELK stand for if not Lawrence Welk?

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#18770 10 days ago
Quoted from Our_Man_in_Oz:

I think it would shake up the 'Billy Binks from Bankstown' types who feel they may as well buy some extra toys for the pool room, cause they can squeeze it in the budget. Feels like there's been a few of these of late, especially when I read the FB pinball sales groups.

It is just supply and demand. Once supply catches up or demand drops off hopefully things will go back to normal. International travel will be on again soon and once everything opens back up properly I think there will be a demand correction. There are a lot of special type of muppets on the FB groups, notice a lot of genuine people have stopped posting?

The high used prices are pushing people to NIB and that is why Stern have become even more popular than before. Bring on the next one... Godzilla!

#18771 10 days ago
Quoted from xxJG0Dxx:

Our_Man_in_Oz exactly. I don’t want to put my name down for a Le then get something I don’t want, but like you said, you have to do that these days if you want a LE. The list at amd is probably full already anyway. Or close to it.

Wait until you play one and buy a premium or pro if you like the game.

#18772 10 days ago
Quoted from NashtyFunk:

Will Godzilla LE have a higher flipped price than Mando did? I believe the Mando LE avg is about $13,400 ish for the sake of argument.

Oh, it will definitely be worse. Knowing Kieths previous work, the game should have good flow and at least 1 new innovative feature.

#18773 10 days ago
Quoted from tacreno:

Oh, it will definitely be worse. Knowing Kieths previous work, the game should have good flow and at least 1 new innovative feature.

Speaking of, which distributors are taking preorders? i wanna get in line lol

#18774 9 days ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

It is just supply and demand. Once supply catches up or demand drops off hopefully things will go back to normal. International travel will be on again soon and once everything opens back up properly I think there will be a demand correction. There are a lot of special type of muppets on the FB groups, notice a lot of genuine people have stopped posting?
The high used prices are pushing people to NIB and that is why Stern have become even more popular than before. Bring on the next one... Godzilla!

Yeah totally agree. There's been so much channeling of money that would have been spent on OS travel for sure into all kinds of areas along with pinball. I saw an article about the insanity of the caravan and RV business at the moment. One supplier is booked into billions of dollars of orders into next year. Amazing how people are so despo they take to such crap substitutes as caravanning. I love it when I drive past places like a large dam, not far from a property of mine, that's barely 10 mins down the road from the nearest large centre. As you drive along the shoreline several spots are packed out(which would have normally had a tent or two) with caravans and tents etc. Just think to myself, enjoy sitting there packed in next to all those suckers with the same idea. But yeah seems so many of said muppets have popped up on Aus FB pinball sales pages of late. I have no problem having a go at some of them so some of the stupidity expressed or laziness in not doing their own research. Yep just as people like Kaneda have made the point, may as well buy NIB due to the inflation of some older titles prices. I agree bring on Godzilla, can't wait to see what Keith does with it. Hopefully he knocks it out of the park like JP2.

#18775 9 days ago
Quoted from Munsters:

How you guys know it’s godzilla? Im an stern insider but dindt read anything about this. Whats the point to be an insider then…

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#18777 9 days ago
Quoted from tacreno:

Speaking of, which distributors are taking preorders? i wanna get in line lol

Don't matter if you email them or call them they don't get back to you anyway. lol

#18778 9 days ago

An upcoming Stern machine:

#18779 9 days ago
Quoted from LowScores:

An upcoming Stern machine:

That trailer is amazing but that's all I need. Nice little 80's flashback, to the days of latch key kids and freedom after school. Dear god don't give Stern any ideas, they will be on this like a fat kid on a Smartie.

#18780 9 days ago
Quoted from Munsters:

How you guys know it’s godzilla? Im an stern insider but dindt read anything about this. Whats the point to be an insider then…

Pinside rumour mill is normally pretty accurate. Godzilla next and the Rush.

#18781 9 days ago

Godzilla when he shoots his atom breath turns the table into a UV mode would be amazing

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#18782 9 days ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Pinside rumour mill is normally pretty accurate. Godzilla next and the Rush.

Yep

#18783 9 days ago

Godzilla (code for BTTF) and Rush are next 2.

#18784 8 days ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Godzilla (code for BTTF) and Rush are next 2.

I think you're right except for the code part. I think it really is Godzilla. I hope I'm wrong, though!

#18785 8 days ago

Godzilla next and no Rush on Welk.

#18786 8 days ago
Quoted from xxJG0Dxx:

Our_Man_in_Oz exactly. I don’t want to put my name down for a Le then get something I don’t want, but like you said, you have to do that these days if you want a LE. The list at amd is probably full already anyway. Or close to it.

Thing is, I doubt there would be any problems selling if you dont like.

#18787 8 days ago
Quoted from BMSPEED:

Godzilla when he shoots his atom breath turns the table into a UV mode would be amazing
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A Tron VE could make good use of this tech for sure

#18788 7 days ago

Still don’t know wtf Welk is.

#18789 7 days ago

Lawrence Welk man, c’mon. It was a variety show and now it’s a pinball joke. Unfortunate then and now.

Quoted from shlt_thunder:

Still don’t know wtf Welk is.

#18790 7 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

Lawrence Welk man, c’mon. It was a variety show and now it’s a pinball joke. Unfortunate then and now.

Was hoping it was real.

#18791 7 days ago

How were you hoping for something you were not previously aware of?

Quoted from shlt_thunder:

Was hoping it was real.

#18792 7 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

How were you hoping for something you were not previously aware of?

No I know who Lawrence Welk is and I’m very familiar with the show. I just didn’t know if it was an abbreviation I was unfamiliar with.

#18793 7 days ago

Oh gotcha, nope...it’s just an extraordinarily bland joke so I can understand your confusion.

Quoted from shlt_thunder:

No I know who Lawrence Welk is and I’m very familiar with the show. I just didn’t know if it was an abbreviation I was unfamiliar with.

#18794 7 days ago

Would be nice if Stern really did make a Welk pin, then maybe next time people are not that confident of 'reserving' all LE models anymore

#18795 7 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

Thing is, I doubt there would be any problems selling if you dont like.

True

#18796 7 days ago

Why Rush?.Surely Van Halen is the next music pin.

#18797 7 days ago
Quoted from shlt_thunder:

Was hoping it was real.

The thing is. We must keep mentioning Welk over and over. Will it into production.

#18798 7 days ago
Quoted from chad:

The thing is. We must keep mentioning Welk over and over. Will it into production.

This is in John Borgs queue .

No Rush on Welk.

#18799 7 days ago
Quoted from xyntec:

Would be nice if Stern really did make a Welk pin, then maybe next time people are not that confident of 'reserving' all LE models anymore

Welk LE's will sell out as quickly as any other Stern title ! Gone shortly after official announcement. It will probably be my first LE. I usually buy a Pro of most Stern titles, but I'm all in for a Welk LE when it happens.

#18800 7 days ago

Sterns Welk will come fully equipped with a vegetable steamer guaranteed to turn greenbeans white! Rear projection mini screen on the playfield airs QVC live! Premium / LE models come stock with medical stair lift cabinet. LE beige powder coated legs with othopedic floor grip to avoid slipping in the shower! With our new monthly subscription service your great Grand(champion)Mother can flip safely with our Stern Army Caregiver, onsite bonus multiplyer mathematician and reverse mortgage specialist!

There...I’ve made every possible joke about WELK. Moving on...

Quoted from NoQuarters:

Welk LE's will sell out as quickly as any other Stern title ! Gone shortly after official announcement. It will probably be my first LE. I usually buy a Pro of most Stern titles, but I'm all in for a Welk LE when it happens.

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