Magic Girl Article in the WSJ


By Dooskie

9 months ago


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    #2 9 months ago

    Thanks, but you need a subscription to read it.

    #3 9 months ago

    Strange how the non-clickbait link works:

    https://t.co/wudrQwK3R6

    #4 9 months ago
    Quoted from Olddragon:

    Thanks, but you need a subscription to read it.

    I just pulled the link off of FB, and don't have a subscription to Wally's. Came through for me.

    #5 9 months ago
    Quoted from Dooskie:

    I just pulled the link off of FB, and don't have a subscription to Wally's. Came through for me.

    Sometimes the link only works on phones and desktops hit a paywall.

    I tried the other link and it works on both (for now), lol

    #6 9 months ago

    Wow the art on that machine is incredible!

    #7 9 months ago

    $40k for a Magic Girl.

    #8 9 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Strange how the non-clickbait link works:
    https://t.co/wudrQwK3R6

    Thanks!

    #9 9 months ago

    "Creative strategist"

    #10 9 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Strange how the non-clickbait link works:

    Thanks for posting this link Vid! Interesting to say the least...

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    #11 9 months ago

    Man, that's a very poorly written article.

    I was looking for the rest of it.

    What's the point of it? A guy made a pinball machine and delivered it? That's how it reads.

    We Pinsiders know the story .. but read the article from a laypersons view, and it doesn't have any depth or facts of any note at all.

    Newspaper journalism has got really bad these days. I guess because there isn't the money in newspapers that there're used to be. All the good journalists have retired and been replaced with kids straight out of school who's idea of "thorough research" consists of logging onto Facebook and quoting peoples posts.

    Sad state of affairs.

    rd

    #12 9 months ago

    check out the article comments - oof

    #13 9 months ago
    Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

    check out the article comments - oof

    Exactly. Read this one:

    Joe Bailey
    Joe Bailey7 hours ago
    This is something else. Its what makes great companies. Someone with a real passion for making something as good as it can be. It's not about the money but rather about the product. You gotta love it.

    The article is so poorly written, the dude thinks JPOP did a great job.

    Shame. (Ding. Ding.)

    rd

    #14 9 months ago

    I guess jpop hasn't burned through the last of the cash just yet. How much does a wsj.com subscription run these days?

    "W Zhang

    He should have set the price about 10 times higher, and promised that he will only make a fixed number of models.

    That man is a national treasure. He needs a proper agent to negotiate deals on his behalf and be left alone to invent new pinball machines. Yes the agent will take a cut of the profits and be expensive. But letting him out in the business world to fend for himself alone is even more expensive."

    #15 9 months ago

    JPOP > Any other pinball news this week = Winnning!

    #16 9 months ago

    Kaneda is an attention seeking (fill in the blank).

    #17 9 months ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    Man, that's a very poorly written article.
    I was looking for the rest of it.
    What's the point of it? A guy made a pinball machine and delivered it? That's how it reads.
    We Pinsiders know the story .. but read the article from a laypersons view, and it doesn't have any depth or facts of any note at all.
    Newspaper journalism has got really bad these days. I guess because there isn't the money in newspapers that there're used to be. All the good journalists have retired and been replaced with kids straight out of school who's idea of "thorough research" consists of logging onto Facebook and quoting peoples posts.
    Sad state of affairs.
    rd

    It just there. Like pictures of of BBQ and wives with their legs in the air.

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    #18 9 months ago
    Quoted from Rascal_H:

    It just there. Like pictures of of BBQ and wives with their legs in the air.

    My Pinside posts are written better than that article.

    And that's not saying much.

    rd

    #19 9 months ago

    I think a certain MG owner is trying to hype it to get its value up.
    And I agree, it's like a 9th grader wrote this article for English class.

    "He thinks Magic Girl's faults can be solved through groupthink."

    Someone tell this Patrick McGroarty to google 1984 and the definition of groupthink.

    Then again, maybe groupthink is the solution here.

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    #20 9 months ago

    Here is the real story.
    Banned dickweed getting more attention and trying to promote a POS pin not worth more than scrap. It will never be a Grail pin. The designer still thinking his reputation is only dinged just shows how far from reality he is. I feel until his business doors are closed for good he is still a dangerous pyramid scheme artist that is only good with wasting your time and money.

    That other article was crap.

    #21 9 months ago

    Yeah the journalist and most of the posters are clueless
    I tried to correct all that in my comments at the bottom of the article
    If anyone else has a subscription to the wsj and been personally effected by Jpops big adventure
    Contact the journalist and share your story... maybe they'll amend that puff piece

    #22 9 months ago

    He's got big balls

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    #23 9 months ago
    Quoted from PBINTHESOUTH:

    Yeah the journalist and most of the posters are clueless
    I tried to correct all that in my comments at the bottom of the article
    If anyone else has a subscription to the wsj and been personally effected by Jpops big adventure
    Contact the journalist and share your story... maybe they'll amend that puff piece

    I had a fleeting urge to subscribe just to comment on that article and reply to other commentators. But, then I said, f--- it, it's not worth the effort.

    #24 9 months ago

    I'd love to buy a magic girl and blow it up with nuclear weapons.

    #25 9 months ago

    I downloaded the WSJ app and subscribed to read the article, what a waste. Didn't know it was going to be about Magic Girl and all the BS. Just saw the headline "Pinball Craftsman Hits Bumpers Building a Sought-After Machine". Once the app downloaded the BS was revealed.

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    #26 9 months ago

    Hindsight he should have charged $50k each and cut out the flippers.

    If Stern is getting $15k for a basic pin with ordinary cabinet and ordinary backbox hinges and ordinary leg bolts and regulation glass. A true custom pin is worth way more.

    #27 9 months ago

    Is the game lots of fun to play? It looks nice!!

    #28 9 months ago

    It's a beautiful game, but how many people have even played it?

    Is there enough code to call it a game?

    » YouTube video

    #29 9 months ago
    Quoted from toddtuckey:

    Is the game lots of fun to play? It looks nice!!

    Half of the playfield doesn't work as intended but the game does flip. All of the clear plastic blocking the display screen is useless and unusable, for example.

    #30 9 months ago

    Chris Kooluris turned his New York City apartment into an arcade.

    An arcade with 2 games in it ???

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    #31 9 months ago
    Quoted from toddtuckey:

    Is the game lots of fun to play? It looks nice!!

    No, it plays like shit.

    #32 9 months ago

    The "Mona Lisa" of pinball-- seriously?!? "Elusive" and "sought after" .. geesh give me a break

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    #33 9 months ago

    Kaneda still owning the minds of Pinsiders from afar.

    #34 9 months ago

    The fact that any article about pinball made the front page of the WSJ still says a lot about its come back.

    Most of the readers are probably well off 40-60 year old men who grew up with pinball and didn't know it was still around.

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    #35 9 months ago

    For any of you who couldn't log into the article…here it is and Chris response….

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    #36 9 months ago

    It's part of our history as a community. It's a beautiful game that hurt so many and destroyed the career of a once great designer.

    It's sad most of all.

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    #37 9 months ago
    Quoted from spfxted:

    For any of you who couldn't log into the article…here it is and Chris response….

    Big fan of the K-man. His honesty truly is painful sometimes. He could have totally said MG is this totally rare awesome fun pin that only he and 24 other people own. Instead he mentions it's pitfalls and try's to clarify it.

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    #38 9 months ago
    Quoted from phillymadison:

    His honesty truly is painful sometimes.

    His self-promotion is truly painful, always.

    #39 9 months ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    Kaneda still owning the minds of Pinsiders from afar.

    Who?

    #40 9 months ago

    I hope it'll be possible to buy that back glass or play field separately, I'd love to hang those up as wall art.

    #41 9 months ago

    I agree on the backglass and playfield. Very nice art. I'd like to have either on the wall or both.

    #42 9 months ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Who?

    I can't hear you in this echo chamber.

    #43 9 months ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    I can't hear you in this echo chamber.

    It's not an echo chamber. It's just the sound of your own voice going on and on and on and on....

    #44 9 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    His self-promotion is truly painful, always.

    Amazed how butt hurt people get by him. You can't ban him from life. So get over it.

    #45 9 months ago
    Quoted from Rascal_H:

    Amazed how butt hurt people get by him. You can't ban him from life. So get over it.

    Where's the Dirty Sanchez emoji when you need it?

    #46 9 months ago

    Yep - total fluff piece... Chris was dead on - K-MAN rocks....

    #47 9 months ago
    Quoted from phillymadison:

    Big fan of the K-man. His honesty truly is painful sometimes. He could have totally said MG is this totally rare awesome fun pin that only he and 24 other people own. Instead he mentions it's pitfalls and try's to clarify it.

    Hi, Brenda!

    #48 9 months ago

    the hobbys mona lisa

    #49 9 months ago

    I'll give him credit for his response to the article.

    The article itself is an insult to those caught up in this mess. But that's just my opinion from the outside looking in.

    #50 9 months ago

    I get all my investment advice from The Wall Street Journal.

    If only they had done this article five years ago.

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