I post this not only for “The Pin” itself, but to ask the following question:
I’m no expert, but …
If STERN could release “The Pin”, a solid looking, nearly full size game with alpha numeric displays for $2,499.00, what prevents Stern from bringing back some classic Stern games for around the same price? Even if there were a “3” in front of the price tag instead of a “2” that would move games out of the door.
I’m just asking questions! ( 🙂 )
Would a re-release of Seawitch have to cost $6,000.00 or more?
- Is it predicted that not enough people would buy them?
- Would the re-creation of parts cost a prohibitive amount?
- Maybe the ‘The Pin” itself wasn’t very successful. Was it? Did many people buy it?
- Maybe they just don’t want to dip into the classic Stern library.
- Maybe it just costs that much to make a game now.
- Or, is it that people will buy them. LOTS of people. So, the market dictates that they would be able to sell them for $6,000.00 or more and still sell as many as they want.
I’m trying to answer my own questions, because I honestly would like to know. I believe a past episode of Coast 2 Coast Pinball went through some of this, so now I have to hunt for that particular edition of the show.
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