This new investor is a vulture. At least if they were buying the assets in bankruptcy court those funds would be split among all of the creditors and they would have taken a real risk. This plan has them assuming zero risk. The only obligation they are accepting is the obligation to deliver 25 prepaid MG's, the rest of their guaranteed pre-sales are profitable from the start, and they get all that Jpop'd vendor product and labor for free.
They are also REALLY stupid about the pinball market if they think 199 of these things will sell at that price. Actually, they aren't stupid. They know 199 wouldn't sell at that price. So they are basically hoping to force 199 pre-orderers to accept a shit-sandwich deal because they have them bent over a barrel. The price they know these games will work out profitably at is ~$10k, and they are basically trying to get an additional $8-10K out of every RAZA and AIW buyer by threatening them with getting nothing. It's more pre-order lock-in bullshit.
And honestly, they have zero pinball manufactuting experience as well, just "restructuring companies". In this environment, no one gets the benefit of the doubt anymore, as "Pinball is hard". Though, if this plan does work, they will have close to $2m in locked in pre-order payments to work with for that first run of 199, so they will have every advantage. But so did JPOP… And you know the new corporation will be set up right, so when you sue them in 4 years for non delivery of the game, everyone behind it will be protected and won't have to pay back a dime.
These aren't pinball fans. These aren't community members. Hell this isn't even risk takers. These are vultures.
Screw all of them.