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Would you sell really nice LOTR to fund HUO Maiden Pro?


By monkeyboypaul

4 months ago



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“Sell LOTR to buy Maiden Pro?”

  • Yes 25 votes
    27%
  • No 66 votes
    73%

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#1 4 months ago

Would you sell a really nice LOTR to fund HUO Maiden Pro?

That's my dilemma.

This LOTR would fetch about the same amount as the Maiden Pro, so it's almost an exact value match.

I could also sell a nice Congo, but that would not raise enough funds. I don't want to sell TRON, SM, IMVE or Metallica. TZ and RS are in pieces, so not in position to be sold right now.

Thoughts welcome. I am an average player & don't get time to play all that often - once a week maybe.

#2 4 months ago

It depends on how much you like LOTR. LOTR will hold its value better than IMDN and is probably worth more now. LOTR was a grail pin for me, but after owning it for a month I couldn’t sell it fast enough.

#3 4 months ago

yes - sell it for maiden

#4 4 months ago

I would, but I am not a LOTR fan. I don’t much care for very deep rule sets with long game play. I love Iron Maiden gameplay. I don’t have childhood memories of the band, still love the game.

#5 4 months ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

This LOTR would fetch about the same amount as the Maiden Pro

Umm... No. If so, then your LOTR is not mint.

#6 4 months ago

i like both games, but lotr in mint condition is worth a lot more than Maiden pro, maybe more than $1000. Lotr is a Whitestar system too, that will mean a lot down the road.

#8 4 months ago

Low play mint LOTR have been popping up for sale consistently now for several years, and the price has stayed basically the same. If you have had your time with LOTR-move onto Iron Maiden. If you ever want LOTR back-you can get it back pretty easy nowadays.

#9 4 months ago

No, definitely not. Hard to find a LOTR without wearings around the buttons, IM Pro easy to find anytime.

#10 4 months ago
Quoted from the_one:

No, definitely not. Hard to find a LOTR without wearings around the buttons

Mabye where you live but in the US-I can find a mint LOTR easily-they are a dime a dozen and pop up for sale all the time.

Don't be afraid to sell because it is mint-and you are afraid you can't replace it once sold-not the case.

#11 4 months ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Mabye where you live but in the US-I can find a mint LOTR easily-they are a dime a dozen and pop up for sale all the time.
Don't be afraid to sell because it is mint-and you are afraid you can't replace it once sold-not the case.

I wouldn't sell my LOTR for a Maiden and I like Maiden alot. Around here it's easy to find a Maiden to play on, they are all over the place, so I don't have any real need to buy one. It is not easy to find a LOTR that isn't beat to death and that plays correctly however.

#12 4 months ago

HELL TO THE NO.

#13 4 months ago
Quoted from LesManley:

I wouldn't sell my LOTR for a Maiden and I like Maiden alot.

I would not sell my LOTR for a Maiden either(but I do not like Maiden-Can't stand music). The OP has a great collection and if he has had his time with LOTR-then why not trade for something new? If he has not had his time with LOTR-then keep it. All I am saying is do not be concerned about it being mint and not being able to replace it. I thought I was lucky finding a HUO LOTR that had been sitting in a storage container for ten years-basically new. Then over time watching Pinside-I see them pop up frequently and usually they are low play HUO's-again nothing special here.

#14 4 months ago

I own both and i would sell LOTR for Maiden. My Maiden gets played a lot more than my LOTR.

#15 4 months ago

I sold my LOTR because I got tired of it. I loved it and then it was time for it to go. I got a great 2 for 1 deal and had a blast with those games. My point is not "don't sell LOTR" it is LOTR value does not equal Iron Maiden Pro. I'd say it would be more equal to a home use premium. Or at least LOTR = HUO Iron Maiden Pro + cash. But hey, do what you want and as long as buyer and seller are happy...that is all that matters in the end. In all of my transactions, whether I "won" or "lost" on the deal...I don't care because everyone ended up getting what they wanted.

#16 4 months ago

LOTR is a chore to me. Do what makes you happy.

#17 4 months ago

perhaps MINT was the wrong word!

Instead maybe: Really really nice, not an obvious mark on it, playfield is flawless from what I can see - has a protective layer on it (not a playfield protector - more like a full PF mylar - you can barely see it), ColorDMD, Speaker lights and inserts, Jay Palantir mod, LED OCD with warm white Comets, NVRAM, backbox lightboard...

In this part of the world it is probably a £5.5k game, as is a 2nd-hand Maiden Pro (Maiden Pro's are £6500 / $8500 new! Yeah... ).

Appreciate the comments.

#18 4 months ago

Business wise, terrible TERRIBLE move. LOTR in that condition vs Maiden which anyone can get? However if it's purely for fun and you just want a new game, I can understand but I would try to move a game that wouldn't appreciate as much as LOTR.

#19 4 months ago

I would.

#20 4 months ago

You are lying to yourself if you think it's "hard to find" a decent LOTR in the condition described. Just on Pinside, there were literally over 30 of them sold last year for over 5500. Just go to the Pinside "Archived classified ad" and search for "rings".

They are everywhere, just have to have the $. Hell, there are two for sale right now for $6400 and $8k on Pinside as well as an overpriced LE. A good friend of mine sold a HUO one for less than 7K last year.

#21 4 months ago

Absolutely not.

#22 4 months ago

I would sell it to fund future pinball machine purchases, and if that includes Maiden now then sure.

#23 4 months ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

You are lying to yourself if you think it's "hard to find" a decent LOTR in the condition described. Just on Pinside, there were literally over 30 of them sold last year for over 5500. Just go to the Pinside "Archived classified ad" and search for "rings".
They are everywhere, just have to have the $. Hell, there are two for sale right now for $6400 and $8k on Pinside as well as an overpriced LE. A good friend of mine sold a HUO one for less than 7K last year.

what's harder to find and will appreciate more?

LOTR or IM Pro?

Easy answer. My point.

#24 4 months ago

Absolutely NOT!
LOTR is one of the best games evah!!! Maiden is alright.

#25 4 months ago

Not a chance!

#26 4 months ago

Both are great! If your done with LoTR go for it, if not dont.

#27 4 months ago

Why not? If you are not playing it and don't think you will miss it then sell it. Sometimes a pin has to go to make room for something else. Doesn't matter if one pin is harder to find or ranked higher by the masses. If you have had your time with it and it makes sense to trade it for something else, do it. LOTR is not that hard to find and neither will be Iron Maiden. Both should be easy to buy/sell since they are great games.

#28 4 months ago

If I was done with LOTR, yes. However, I’m not done. I sold my first LOTR to find my second (a bit better condition HUO game). Right now that game is at a friends on swap for TWD. And when it comes back, I’m sure I’ll be very happy destroying rings again. I still consider LOTR one of the best games ever made. It’s only problem is it plays a bit too long. So it needs time.

And again, after all that, if you’re done with it, move it along. Someone else would love to get their chance at owning it.

#29 4 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

what's harder to find and will appreciate more?
LOTR or IM Pro?
Easy answer. My point.

Neither is hard to find.

You can't tell the future.

Furthermore, your comments have nothing to do with pinball, holding little weight.

#31 4 months ago

My answer is no.

You should add a poll to this thread.

#32 4 months ago
Quoted from AFM95:

My answer is no.
You should add a poll to this thread.

added.

#33 4 months ago

zero chance I would make that trade...

#34 4 months ago

in a heartbeat. i've walked away from free games on LOTR on location after 40 min of chopping wood and no end in sight.

#35 4 months ago
Quoted from ovfdfireman:

I would, but I am not a LOTR fan. I don’t much care for very deep rule sets with long game play. I love Iron Maiden gameplay. I don’t have childhood memories of the band, still love the game.

This post strikes me as odd considering that both games have deep rulesets and are long players.

#36 4 months ago
Quoted from Maken:

This post strikes me as odd considering that both games have deep rulesets and are long players.

Both are great games, but LOTR is definitely more of a journey pin IMO.

#37 4 months ago

After 3 or 4 months in a small collection, you would do it for sure.
Both are great machine for sure, iron maiden is a fast machine that you can play if you have 10 to 20 minutes available, lord not really, you need 30/40 minutes to start getting to something, is a question of kind of player you are after all.

#38 4 months ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Low play mint LOTR have been popping up for sale consistently now for several years, and the price has stayed basically the same. If you have had your time with LOTR-move onto Iron Maiden. If you ever want LOTR back-you can get it back pretty easy nowadays.

Hmmmm even in England?

#39 4 months ago

IMDN will still be in production for 2 more years. Don't hurry to grab one.

#40 4 months ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Neither is hard to find.
You can't tell the future.
Furthermore, your comments have nothing to do with pinball, holding little weight.

Remind me here - are you trying to argue that a mint condition LOTR is as easily available as a mint condition IMDN (a game that literally came out in 2018)? I know I'm not dealing with the brightest color in the crayon stack but I'm going to give you more credit than that seeing how LOTR came out in 2003. Math check = 16 years ago. Almost every IMDN available is like new, HUO. Even ones in the bar are prob holding up well. LOTR though?....

OK I'm going to stop b/c it's embarrassing. I can't tell the future but having a brain with common sense achieves the same result in this case.

btw....furthermore? Are you trying to wrap up a college thesis? These are all pinball related comments. Business wise, LOTR is the answer (as mentioned by others). As I mentioned - if you're bored, you're bored so move along and get what you want.

#41 4 months ago

I got rid of my LOTR within a few months of getting it, specifically to snag a then new IMDN Pro.

I'm a fan of the music, and IMDN is the best playing game I've played, so it was a no brainer I was getting one eventually. Still love it, just something special. Lotr just got boring super fast - which is ludicrous to say with how packed of a game it is, and the large ruleset. What can I tell you...

#42 4 months ago

Nah..

#43 4 months ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

Would you sell a really nice LOTR to fund HUO Maiden Pro?
That's my dilemma.
This LOTR would fetch about the same amount as the Maiden Pro, so it's almost an exact value match.
I could also sell a nice Congo, but that would not raise enough funds. I don't want to sell TRON, SM, IMVE or Metallica. TZ and RS are in pieces, so not in position to be sold right now.
Thoughts welcome. I am an average player & don't get time to play all that often - once a week maybe.

I’d get rid of your SM for IMDN in a heartbeat. And keep the LOTR and have 2 of sterns best pins win win

#44 4 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

I’d get rid of your SM for IMDN in a heartbeat. And keep the LOTR and have 2 of sterns best pins win win

original sm is one of sterns best ever! Keep lotr, iron maidens will drop in price soon

#45 4 months ago

No. My first reaction was this, keep LOTR as long as you can, cherish it lol.

#46 4 months ago

Just save for one

#47 4 months ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

original sm is one of sterns best ever! Keep lotr, iron maidens will drop in price soon

Agree - I love SM, a real bargain of a game by today’s standards.

#48 4 months ago

No....... But I would sell to fund a Premium.

#49 4 months ago

Maybe sell Congo. For the prices they fetch these days you’d get awfully close to a Maiden. Both of the games are similar in the fact they flow very well.

#50 4 months ago

Sell IM or Spiderman.....those two games lasted about 3 weeks in my house.....LOTR is highly rated, and a classic for a reason...

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