Just want to share my experience as well.
I was looking for a TBL the past few years. Then when I heard podcast rumors that the DP legal battle was coming to a close I sent Melissa an email sometime I think in May 2019 (never worked with cointaker prior to this) telling her that I am a collector and if by chance somebody backed out or if they had one that was unspoken for, that I would be interested in buying it outright. I didn't hear anything back until July 10th, when Melissa told me that they would have some available first week of August. These turned out to be the hostage games. I paid in full, and it was at my house a few weeks later.
Looking back on the email I wonder where the "extras" went.
From Melissa's original email in August.
"The price is $12,500.00. It includes freight in, freight out to you, all import fees, plus full insurance. Also includes topper, flipper bats, vinyl art blades, plastic protectors, and a shooter plate."
I assumed it would come with flipper bats... not sure what a "shooter plate" is, but if anything it sure would have been nice to have received plastic protectors, art blades and a topper...