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John Popadiuk update thread……MAGIC GIRL, RAZA, AIW…..

By iceman44

5 years ago

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Post #20523 Link to legal documents with allegations & responses Posted by DennisK (3 years ago)

Post #20526 Third amended complain document Posted by c508 (3 years ago)

Post #20532 Summary of complaints & responses in legal documents Posted by DennisK (3 years ago)

Post #20626 MG is now ready! Posted by TecumsehPlissken (3 years ago)

Post #20631 Scott Goldberg mail on MG completion Posted by TecumsehPlissken (3 years ago)

Post #21819 Information on webpage dedicated to Magic Girl Code Features. Posted by applejuice (3 years ago)

Post #22024 moderation notice Posted by Xerico (3 years ago)

Post #22304 Photos of every page of the Magic Girl manual. Posted by vidgameseller (3 years ago)

Post #22584 Lion Saw feature information. Posted by applejuice (3 years ago)

Post #22710 Very detailed review from a game owner Posted by ShinyNick (3 years ago)

Post #22817 Details on the origin of the driver board Posted by Borygard (3 years ago)

Post #22957 Comparison photos between a MG 'prototype' and another shipped MG Posted by spfxted (3 years ago)

Post #23045 Pinball News first look review. Posted by Pinballs (3 years ago)

Post #23392 Ebay Auction for NIB Magic Girl #007 Posted by fattrain (2 years ago)

Post #23611 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by dgarrett (2 years ago)

Post #23615 Interview with Linda Deal (artist), speaking about CV and TOM Posted by toyotaboy (2 years ago)

Post #23754 The Deeproot link. Posted by pin2d (2 years ago)

Post #23946 Result of civil suit against JPOP Posted by rommy (1 year ago)

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#10095 4 years ago

Hey guys, I've been quiet through all this and yes,I'm a vapor owner at over 22k+ in on all three games.

Here's an idea that might have a chance or maybe I'm just trying to make too much sense of all this.What if they gave MG a backseat and went with RAZA instead? I fully understand it's not as far along as MG but if they were able to complete RAZA,collect what's owed on it,then maybe we'll have a neutral ground. This meaning they have all our money and were able to prove they can complete a game and get it out to us. If they need to expand the 124 limit(99 originals and 25 Cointaker)on this title so be it,as long as we're working with original price.

Pissing off 19 of us( which I'm one of ) is a lot better then pissing off 124 of us. We just need proof that the new comer(investor)can make this happen instead of BS promises of years gone by..

Let's here your thoughts,
Joe in NJ

3 months later
#17336 4 years ago

Here's my letter for $22+K.

Thank you for the email, sorry for the delay, not trying to "bs" anyone just report what is happening. At this time I am unable to offer any refunds. I am very sorry to put you in this position, it has always been my intention to design and build custom games and offer something unique in the market. I have been working hard to fix all this as it is all overwhelming, and the amount of time, money, engineering and manpower needed to actual invest into a new pinball platform has been extreme.

I wish those that are making lists of angry owners, bashing me in public or running private Facebook groups would offer up some good suggestions, a positive dialog with ideas, as some said they would. I am only a pinball designer in a large community of people. Some very successful businessmen.

The completed Magic Girl game shipped to the NW Pinball show in Seattle, and looked great! We had a new small marketing group called Pintasia come in before the show to handle the business, sales, marketing, accounts and game manufacturing. I put my full faith in what they said they would do, as we spent a lot of time together prior here at the workshop. They saw all. The Magic Girl preview was poorly done at the NW Show in my opinion, all the booth items, promos, banners, prints and outreach they promised to do was never done it seems. Also the Pintasia President backed out before for some "questionable" prior business issues, which was a bad blow.

I was even told not to personally attend, which now was a mistake perhaps as I have done many shows and know how to present. Since then they have abandoned our agreement, do not reply to any contact and left me to scramble now to try and pickup and keep the business going. We had big hopes with Pintasia. Also the online forum rancor, and destructive "troll" abuse since March, has just about gutted everything I have tried to build as people have stopped supporting the effort and game development. This is all new for me, as I grew up in the fax machine world.

We are so close to success I feel at this time. One thing I have learned is that many think all this pinball making is easily done, but once they spend some time behind the scenes they have a better understanding. So I have been reaching out to tell the story and bring people in to help businesswise. An owner asset takeover is also not out of the question. I have been a quiet, honest, hardworking guy for my whole life until now. Only 1 speeding ticket, that's it. I was told a while back I am "the most hated man in pinball", which is terrible.

Currently we are battling a court complaint filed by 20 owners and sadly it is taking much of my time and what resources I have left (which I told folks it would), and has pushed away 3 fantastic partner companies in the past months besides Pintasia. The work I am doing was to better the pinball community and make new games in a positive way. It is a luxury item though I see now. I have been updating the (pinballinventor.org) site as I work thru development as best I can, and still have a few “solid” meetings with some “technology fund groups” to assist me in fortifying the business in the best way and make all customers happy. But none of this comes quickly.

1 year later
#19553 3 years ago

I just received a call from American-Pinball regarding my MG and they have a plan in place to try to get these out by the end of the year. The way I look at it is my money is GONE and this is the ONLY idea I've heard about to build this pin in over a year, so we'll see how it goes.

5 months later
#22927 3 years ago

Time to take a break from all the MG talk, who'd like to see AIW a Riot Pinball design(not to drag Riot into a JPop conversation)with Zombie Yeti's AIW art work? image (resized).jpeg

#22929 3 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

I'd like to see Riot Pinballs AIW with Scott Gullicks artwork.

So is that Scott Gullicks work on the playfield? If so I'd be into seeing what his plans were for the art package.

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