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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 (2 years ago)

Post #20526 Third amended complain document Posted by c508 (2 years ago)

Post #20532 Summary of complaints & responses in legal documents Posted by DennisK (2 years ago)

Post #20626 MG is now ready! Posted by TecumsehPlissken (2 years ago)

Post #20631 Scott Goldberg mail on MG completion Posted by TecumsehPlissken (2 years ago)

Post #21819 Information on webpage dedicated to Magic Girl Code Features. Posted by applejuice (2 years ago)

Post #22024 moderation notice Posted by Xerico (2 years ago)

Post #22304 Photos of every page of the Magic Girl manual. Posted by vidgameseller (2 years ago)

Post #22584 Lion Saw feature information. Posted by applejuice (2 years ago)

Post #22710 Very detailed review from a game owner Posted by ShinyNick (2 years ago)

Post #22817 Details on the origin of the driver board Posted by Borygard (2 years ago)

Post #22957 Comparison photos between a MG 'prototype' and another shipped MG Posted by spfxted (2 years ago)

Post #23045 Pinball News first look review. Posted by Pinballs (2 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 (1 year ago)

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

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#18479 3 years ago

In issue #139 (March 2010) of the PinGame Journal, there is an article titled "In The Shadow Of A Genius... The Creation Of Bally's Alice In Wonderland". This article details Michael Hanley meeting John Popadiuk back in 1989, and includes some interesting details concerning the creation of the Bally Alice In Wonderland prototype a few years later. Hanley wrote something interesting about Popadiuk in this excerpt from the article detailing him and his wife's first meeting with John:

"A couple of days went by and our new contact (John Popadiuk) stopped by to meet us in person. We ended up talking for hours! We were fascinated by him as he was different from all our other friends. It took me a few months to figure out why, but I came to realize he is an artist and can visualize like no one else I know. It could be that left side / right side of the brain thing. He can take a new concept, work it around in his mind until it is fact. Then he can sell it to other people and have them all believe in it. If he stopped there, we would call him a scam artist. But what sets John into the genius catagory is that he has the ability to then make it happen, to bring his vision into reality. He gets an idea and shortly thereafter he has a product. And he can re-invent himself."

I was recently re-reading a lot of my old PGJs and I came across that article, and I though the above was a pretty interesting paragraph in retrospect.

#18482 3 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

I actually know Mike Hanley, and he visits (or did) jpop pretty regularly, and it was his "reality distortion field" reports to me about how things were going, which were contrary to the reality I knew was going on, that I realized John lies to his best friends. Then I knew what a big problem we had. Too late, obviously.

I don't want to disparage or upset Mike by posting that article excerpt, and I hope he doesn't mind. I was just surprised to see that Mike's initial thought of "This guy could be a scam artist" (I'm paraphrasing him there) turned out ringing very true a few years later, unfortunately for all involved.

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#21635 2 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

Nobody can complain about shooter lane wear.

Ingenious!?!?!? Hahahaha

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#23290 2 years ago

What the? https://www.wsj.com/articles/pinball-craftsman-hits-bumpers-building-a-sought-after-machine-1492183267

Edit: Sorry, looks like you have to log into the WSJ to read the article if you follow the link. Does anyone have a way to post this WSJ article and avoid the log in? Looks like it just delves into Kaneda's "I bought a Magic Gurl Adventure". so maybe you don't want want to, haha. Just funny that it made the WSJ.

1 year later
#24182 11 months ago

Who's gonna volunteer to go to Expo and get some pics of Popaduik's back?

2 months later
#24277 8 months ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

Didn't someone get the obligatory picture of his backside too?

Yeppers. Right up there in post 24262.

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