Quoted from sd_tom:
Since Kevin is "out of his basement" level of professionalism.. How in the world is he going to be able to transfer the build to a contract manufacturer? You need a pile of paperwork with assembly instructions/training materials, BOMs down to the last screw, .. All of which has to be in stock before the first game is built.. I.e. look at MMR and i feel like you'd multiply the hiccups by 2 or 3 ? Plus, feels also like the price will have to be raised (between proper licensing + CM overhead).
He will have to step up his game significantly (the hard part isnt over yet)
While I don't have any experience in pinball manufacturing, I do have a bit in other areas and this hits the nail on the head. In my experience, you better have everything documented to the smallest detail...every I dotted and T crossed. They will build exactly to your specs...even if there is a typo in a spec that would be obvious to anyone with a first grade education. When you ask "why did you put that upside down?", they point to the spec that should have read "mount Up sign down through the ..." but which mistakenly reads "mount Up side down through the..." And, I can assure you the cost for rework will not be absorbed by the manufacturer.