It's a muddled mess. And I've never really seen proof one way or another.
Capcom made around 10 BBB's. Though a lot of their trademarks, patents, etc. may never have been finished.
Williams had two of the games, disassembled one and started making a BBB. In whitewood stage, no idea what the cabinet was. Williams board set in it. Lyman started programming it ? The disassembled one was bought with the other one and converted back into a Capcom BBB.
Gene bought eight pallets of Capcom parts that ended up in California and brought them back to Chicago. He did make 183+ BBB's.
Gene went bankrupt. PPS bought Gene's pinball stuff in bankruptcy court.
So only the people or companies involved know if Williams got as far as licensing BBB to make after Cactus Canyon? If Gene had the rights ? Or if now PPS has them ?
What ever. I just hope more get made so everybody that wants one can get one. I felt that way long before Gene made them, and still do.
LTG : )