This was most recently posted off the same link:
Clarification came from Panasonic UK to squash rumours. And It's not what you might think. So here goes - the 1200MK5 and 1210MK5 WILL be discontinued leaving the 1210MK5G as the top of the range and most definitely NOT discontinued. It never was a limited edition, just a flagship special edition model. And the 1200 and 1210 MK2 will continue as normal. So now there's some distance between the MK2 and MK5G models instead having a middle MK5 deck to confuse matters. So it's vanilla Technics or the more expensive piano black extra pitched blue light luxury model left in the range.
I just sold both my 1210MK5's about a month or so ago, with the idea in mind to pick up at least 1 1210MK5G.....So I hope what I'm seeing is correct info, cause around the Holidays I dont need to be thinking about having to drop around $600 each... NOW BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!!!
Thanks for info. I've been eyeballing the SL-1210M5Gs for the past year. I haven't noticed much of a change in price. I've been hoping to see a slight drop in price that I can pounce on. Let's see what the new year brings.