I think Jonnyo was just messing around. The big update this weekend was a glimpse at their preliminary playfield art, the UV layer is going to be off the hook. They also talked in passing of some of their toy ideas..... should be some really neat stuff for sure. I don't see them going to Toys R Us for them.... .... especially with Matt working on this project! Mike from Flipper Fidelity was over at the SkitB booth talking about the speakers.
The topper idea has not been tossed out yet, so there is still hope that they can make something work.
Here is a thought Kevin or Aaron........just provide all the wiring, programming and hardware less the actual laser. Then just tell us the model number and a link to where we can purchase the laser ourselves.
They are hoping to get a couple machines out to people that ordered right away either late December 2012 or sometime in January. If everything goes as planned, all 250 machines delivered in 2013.