(Topic ID: 171152)

Stern coffee table book Kickstarter?!?

By MinusWorlds

3 years ago

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    Post #2 Link to Kickstarter project. Posted by ForceFlow (3 years ago)

    Post #74 Feedback on Stern editorial control. Posted by JoeDP (3 years ago)

    Post #109 Talk about editorial choices. Posted by JoeDP (3 years ago)

    Post #120 Confirmation that Batman 66 will be in the book. Posted by JoeDP (2 years ago)

    Post #123 Poster(s) shipping arrangements clarified. Posted by JoeDP (2 years ago)

    Post #130 Project update announced. Posted by JoeDP (2 years ago)

    Post #785 December update from publisher - and promise of further updates Posted by Matesamo (1 year ago)

    Post #913 JoeDP says copy for book has been approved Posted by JoeDP (1 year ago)

    Post #1005 Update from Kickstarter page on book project Posted by KLR2014 (1 year ago)

    Post #1337 Well written complaint to Stern. Posted by j_m_ (10 months ago)

    Post #1482 March 12 backer update Posted by cooked71 (7 months ago)

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    #823 1 year ago

    Bottom line, if they were more open and honest about the progress people wouldn’t be in panic mode. I think if they came out and said don’t worry, we’re a year behind because of rewrites but it’s getting there and this is where we are.....people would be ok. But people feel like they were ripped off and feel taken advantage of by the lack of communication. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for quarterly q and a’s for anything in Kickstarter. Just good business.

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    #885 1 year ago

    This is just sad beyond belief. I’m so sorry for you guys. I really hope all ends well.

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    #993 1 year ago

    So it started two months ago, and the first book will ship in two more. THAT’s how it should be done! Not a year or two...

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    #1014 1 year ago

    It’s obvious this thing is no where near done. The pin community has been strung along, and taken advantage of. If toddtuckey can get a book deal consummated and finished in a few months time....really makes these guys look bad.

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    #1095 1 year ago

    “How to fleece a trusting community” I believe they named it. And shame on them forever.

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    #1158 1 year ago

    I hope joe is planning a vacation in Chicago in a few weeks.....

    #1173 1 year ago
    Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

    Anybody in South Central Wisconsin want to take bets if the I-39/90 expansion project or this book will be completed first?

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    #1185 1 year ago

    Gary should have Todd finish paperflocks book.

    #1188 1 year ago
    Quoted from Max_Badazz:

    You can't finish what hasn't been started


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    #1231 10 months ago

    Joes busy on vacation with Andrew from pinball adventures.....

    #1246 10 months ago

    Must be nice vacationing on other people’s money. There will come a day of reckoning though. Always is. Always..

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    #1253 10 months ago

    Goes around comes around joe

    #1278 10 months ago

    Well that’s two guys that know how to f**k someone over....

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    #1325 10 months ago
    Quoted from JoeDP:

    Hello Pinside,
    My name is Joseph Rubinstein, I am one of the co-founders of PaperFlock inc, and am helping develop this book for Stern Pinball.
    I would like to personally answer your questions and address your concerns.
    Here are a list of things I think I can address in this thread, please feel free to message me if I left something out.

    #3. Will the book come out if funded?
    Yes. The book will definitely come out if funded.
    As I stated above I have a long history with crowdfunding /crowdsourcing (https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/joedp) and my partner Dameon has a long history with printing. I have created and delivered on Kickstarter campaigns in the past. We are here, our reputation is on the line, Stern's reputation is on the line, I guarantee the book will come out if it gets funded.

    Remember this joe? We do.
    Post #53.

    He guaranteed the book would come out. Sounds like a personal guarantee to me, possible avenue for class action lawsuit.

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    #1340 10 months ago

    If he’s got money to party in Vegas, he’s got money to refund the backers. He personally guaranteed this thing would get made. It hasn’t. Time to refund.

    #1345 10 months ago

    I bet they answer a class action lawsuit.

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    #1451 8 months ago
    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    Does anyone want to purchase one of my preorder spots? Comes complete with an unopened Christmas ornament!

    Ten cents on the dollar? Lol....

    #1455 8 months ago
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    #1490 6 months ago

    Is it done yet?

    #1492 6 months ago

    I’d rather see a book of pics of the interns at this point.

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    #1586 5 months ago

    Let’s think about this for a minute. In the time paperflock has pissed away, stern was able to develop, build, and ship 8 new games. 8 entire machines including two different architectures. How f’n long does it take to write a shitty book???

    #1594 5 months ago

    And what about all the promised extras for the different tiers??

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    #1624 4 months ago

    If you actually believe what they are saying now.....

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    #1644 3 months ago

    Maybe otaku could do a chapter on leg bolts....

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    #1662 86 days ago
    Quoted from unigroove:

    Sorry, you'll have to read Pinball Magazine for that


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    #1704 43 days ago

    Even if they “finish” the book, i find it difficult to believe it will go to print. The money is long gone on playboy joe.

    #1711 43 days ago

    Unbelievable bullshit.

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    #1718 18 days ago
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    #1720 9 days ago

    Hopefully every pinsider at expo that sees Gary stern asks him about this book. Another year another embarrassment.

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    #1731 2 hours ago
    Quoted from grantopia:

    I have a super nice Baywatch and actually sent them a message after that backer email looking for games to shoot, thinking it would be cool to have my game in a book (and maybe help get this done...). Dameon emailed me and then we exchanged numbers and had a few conversations on the phone in early September and arranged a date for him to come by and get pictures of the game with his photographer near the end of September since he is actually local to Ohio. Never heard back from him after that and he never came or said anything about it. I never followed up with him but not feeling great about it...

    Because they don’t care. They’re not making the book. That joker took the money and went on vacation. They took us all for suckers. imho.

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