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deeproot Pinball thread

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#28101 2 years ago

Robert is having a yard sale in the building he's been kicked out of and his landlord is begrudgingly allowing it to collect on unpaid rent and lawyer fees. Everything must be gone by end of June

#28102 2 years ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

Robert is having a yard sale in the building he's been kicked out of and his landlord is begrudgingly allowing it to collect on unpaid rent and lawyer fees. Everything must be gone by end of June

What makes anyone think the money is actually going to go towards outstanding Bill's? The guys a crook.

#28103 2 years ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

What makes anyone think the money is actually going to go towards outstanding Bill's? The guys a crook.

Oh I don't doubt the landlord is going to get stiffed again once Robert has sold off what's worth selling. I was just summing up those latest briefs.

#28104 2 years ago

So the order is just a request from the landlords lawyer to allow them to seize the property?

The way court docs are written so wordy and final it’s tough to figure out what is an actual ruling.

Job security I guess…

#28105 2 years ago

The orders are proposed orders (filing by the petitioner). So they don't take effect unless the job signs off on them. And only one a maximum of one of these two orders would will take effect. The lawyers were giving the judge a shortcut of saying "we'd like you to do this" (modify the stay to make sure we get paid for what we're already owed, will also get paid for the additional time Robert's shit continues to sit here, and then can sell off ourselves any shit that is still here after June) or "do this instead" (throw out all of that planned auction stuff for now and let us just clear out Robert's shit right away").

But the reason I shared the first doc and the reason I found the first doc interesting is the following: check the address of the property. This wasn't filed by the landlord of the HQ. This was filed by the landlord of the other property a few doors down the street, which was the rumored and recently confirmed second building down the street deeproot was also renting at the same time. And this doc contains details of when Robert started renting it, how much he was paying per month, when he stopped paying, etc. So some more data points for those who enjoy trying to add up the pointless money burn for this enterprise which we previously lacked.

#28106 2 years ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

So some more data points for those who enjoy trying to add up the pointless money burn for this enterprise which we previously lacked.

Think about how many vendors and landlords Robert stiffed, and then realize he squandered even more than the original $60m

#28107 2 years ago

Is the guy still here who’s planning on selling spare pinbars, the best pinball collectible which deeproot never made? Others mentioned possibly modding it further to show content and it’d better if they did. Baby steps for now. Where’s my pinbar?

As to an upcoming auction at dr, will they uncover a hidden room with completed prototypes and 1000 sparkling pinbars? “The dust has cleared from the explosion and specialist are opening the vault doors. They are entering the vault now and it is a good time to remind listeners, all vault contents were prepurchased for $1M by a mystery buyer. What treasures will be uncovered at deeproot headquarters, given the $68M stolen and spent on pinball? Stay tuned …”

#28108 2 years ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

Official notice for next week's hearing to consider the approval of a liquidation auction and the trustee's preferred auctioneer to run it:
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Webex link this time so video option for joining, in addition to dial in by phone.

Bumping reminder for tomorrow morning's video hearing on the public auction and auctioneer motions in the joint bankruptcy case:

Hearings on the Motions Scheduled For 2/9/2022 at 9:30 AM CST at SA Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor, 615 E. Houston Street, San Antonio Texas and/or WEBEX @ https://us-courts.webex.com/meet/Parker

#28109 2 years ago

Cliff / spark note highlights from the most filings.

As noted above, some of the later screenshots are taken from two different proposed orders (one saying it's cool to continue to house the deeprot in the facility as long as landlord starts getting paid and gets first dibs from the auction proceeds to square the debt OR if you aren't cool with that, then for the love of god please let me just clear this crap out and see what I can get for it at the flea market).

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#28110 2 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Is the guy still here who’s planning on selling spare pinbars, the best pinball collectible which deeproot never made? Others mentioned possibly modding it further to show content and it’d better if they did. Baby steps for now. Where’s my pinbar?
As to an upcoming auction at dr, will they uncover a hidden room with completed prototypes and 1000 sparkling pinbars? “The dust has cleared from the explosion and specialist are opening the vault doors. They are entering the vault now and it is a good time to remind listeners, all vault contents were prepurchased for $1M by a mystery buyer. What treasures will be uncovered at deeproot headquarters, given the $68M stolen and spent on pinball? Stay tuned …”

The pinball parts are probably hidden within the SCIF.

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(stock image of a sensitive compartmentalized information facility.)

Don't forget that 12621 has a SCIF? (https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/12621-Silicon-Dr-San-Antonio-TX/4068789/)

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#28111 2 years ago
Quoted from Inside:

The pinball parts are probably hidden within the SCIF.
[quoted image]
(stock image of a sensitive compartmentalized information facility.)
Don't forget that 12621 has a SCIF? (https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/12621-Silicon-Dr-San-Antonio-TX/4068789/)
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Me : Let’s load that door with explosives and blow it.
Landlord : SCIF was left unlocked and the door can easily be pulled opened.
Me : Blow the door!!

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#28112 2 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Is the guy still here who’s planning on selling spare pinbars, the best pinball collectible which deeproot never made? Others mentioned possibly modding it further to show content and it’d better if they did. Baby steps for now. Where’s my pinbar?
As to an upcoming auction at dr, will they uncover a hidden room with completed prototypes and 1000 sparkling pinbars? “The dust has cleared from the explosion and specialist are opening the vault doors. They are entering the vault now and it is a good time to remind listeners, all vault contents were prepurchased for $1M by a mystery buyer. What treasures will be uncovered at deeproot headquarters, given the $68M stolen and spent on pinball? Stay tuned …”

I am here. We didn't make these a priority, as we had other pressing orders, but we did finally finish grinding the welds, polishing, and then powder coated for that version. This is the Dormant Blue Powder Coated version. We also have the Stainless Steel ones. I plan on figuring out how to sell them on Pinside next. We will have both the Pinbar and Playfield Glass Holders in Stainless and Powder Paint. When I was at Aimtron and Jersey Jack, I was on here frequently, but not as much now. I want to make sure to abide by any Pinside selling rules or ethics, and not assume it is just okay to sell through DMs. This forum is obviously a real benefit in recouping major losses.

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#28113 2 years ago
Quoted from WillSmuz8999:

I am here. We didn't make these a priority, as we had other pressing orders, but we did finally finish grinding the welds, polishing, and then powder coated for that version. This is the Dormant Blue Powder Coated version. We also have the Stainless Steel ones. I plan on figuring out how to sell them on Pinside next. We will have both the Pinbar and Playfield Glass Holders in Stainless and Powder Paint. When I was at Aimtron and Jersey Jack, I was on here frequently, but not as much now. I want to make sure to abide by any Pinside selling rules or ethics, and not assume it is just okay to sell through DMs. This forum is obviously a real benefit in recouping major losses. [quoted image][quoted image]

There's the pinbar.

#28114 2 years ago

I'm not sure what you can actually do with this highly customized part that can't really be used anywhere else. A part for homebrew builders? Just a souvenir of this debacle? DMD-Run clock? Shadowbox or lightbox?

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#28115 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I'm not sure what you can actually do with this highly customized part that can't really be used anywhere else. A part for homebrew builders? Just a souvenir of this debacle? DMD-Run clock? Shadowbox or lightbox?

Ben could use it as a frame for Robert's post on lawyering without a license

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#28116 2 years ago

Paging Greatwhich....the pinbar is back!

#28117 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I'm not sure what you can actually do with this highly customized part that can't really be used anywhere else. A part for homebrew builders? Just a souvenir of this debacle? DMD-Run clock? Shadowbox or lightbox?

Top part of frame for a PinSim controller?

(Just an idea.)

#28118 2 years ago

Still here waiting on what happens with IP. Seems like most previous employees are moving ahead with other employers.

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#28119 2 years ago
Quoted from greatwichjohn:

Still here waiting on what happens with IP. Seems like most previous employees are moving ahead with other employers.

These posts continue to be my absolute favorite post-collapse Deep Root posts.

#28120 2 years ago
Quoted from greatwichjohn:

Seems like most previous employees are moving ahead with other employers.

What else do you expect them to do when the company they were working for implodes spectacularly?

#28121 2 years ago
Quoted from greatwichjohn:

Still here waiting on what happens with IP. Seems like most previous employees are moving ahead with other employers.

Quoted from CrazyLevi:

These posts continue to be my absolute favorite post-collapse Deep Root posts.

One never knows. The auction outcomes (assuming there will be an auction - we should find out on tomorrow morning's webex hearing) may surprise...

#28122 2 years ago

If this turns out anything like the Predator and Jpop legal stuff, we can expect it to drag on and on until it fades into obscurity.

#28123 2 years ago

Vonnie D, Kevin Kulek, Andrew Highway, JPOP and Robert Mueller have left their marks on pinball and by that I mean their skid marks.

#28124 2 years ago
Quoted from WillSmuz8999:

I am here. We didn't make these a priority, as we had other pressing orders, but we did finally finish grinding the welds, polishing, and then powder coated for that version. This is the Dormant Blue Powder Coated version. We also have the Stainless Steel ones. I plan on figuring out how to sell them on Pinside next. We will have both the Pinbar and Playfield Glass Holders in Stainless and Powder Paint. When I was at Aimtron and Jersey Jack, I was on here frequently, but not as much now. I want to make sure to abide by any Pinside selling rules or ethics, and not assume it is just okay to sell through DMs. This forum is obviously a real benefit in recouping major losses. [quoted image][quoted image]

I wonder if the pinball glass holder/lifting mech could be retrofitted into other cabinets...if you really wanted that feature for some reason.

#28125 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Paging Greatwhich....the pinbar is back!

Just need the other 200 custom parts and RAZA is back in business!

#28126 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

Just need the other 200 custom parts and RAZA is back in business!

That was Ben's plan all along - a slow, painful, hostile takeover

#28127 2 years ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

That was Ben's plan all along - a slow, painful, hostile takeover

I wouldn't take this garbage for free. These IPs are worth NOTHING. Less than nothing (liability) as they're now attached to 2 bankruptcies and the SEC!

#28128 2 years ago

...and I believe we have an auctioneer! Sounds like they're going to try to have the auction before March 31 (to avoid addl fees to the landlord), or the latest by the end of June.

#28129 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

What else do you expect them to do when the company they were working for implodes spectacularly?

lol. Typically you start thinking about seeking other employment when you stop getting paid, the company goes bankrupt, the owner is being charged with list of crimes, and buildings locked up.

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#28130 2 years ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

lol. Typically you start thinking about seeking other employment when you stop getting paid, the company goes bankrupt, the owner is being charged with list of crimes, and buildings locked up.

Well yeah sure, if you're a quitter

#28131 2 years ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

...and I believe we have an auctioneer! Sounds like they're going to try to have the auction before March 31 (to avoid addl fees to the landlord), or the latest by the end of June.

Thanks for court reporting! Too early for my today, today. I'll share the order(s) once filed.

#28132 2 years ago

Does this mean we'll have a chance to bid on that cardboard Nordman whitewood that was pictured leaning up against the wall with a bunch of garbage?

I think we can bring that game to production if we pool our resources!

#28133 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Does this mean we'll have a chance to bid on that cardboard Nordman whitewood that was pictured leaning up against the wall with a bunch of garbage?
I think we can bring that game to production if we pool our resources!

I am in on the condition it comes with TWO pinbars....

#28135 2 years ago

Every piece of the abominations that were created in that place need to be burned and all records of their existence need to be erased from history.
As well, ALL traces of everything snd anything zidware need to be rounded up, burnt, the ashes welded into lead boxes and dropped into the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean.
All traces of jpop after his time at Bally Williams needs to be erased from history.
Let’s bury these cancers on pinball once and for all.

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#28136 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

These posts continue to be my absolute favorite post-collapse Deep Root posts.

I also drop by only to read Quotes from greatwichjohn

#28137 2 years ago
Quoted from mrgone:

Every piece of the abominations that were created in that place need to be burned and all records of their existence need to be erased from history.
As well, ALL traces of everything snd anything zidware need to be rounded up, burnt, the ashes welded into lead boxes and dropped into the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean.
All traces of jpop after his time at Bally Williams needs to be erased from history.
Let’s bury these cancers on pinball once and for all.

Well one thing is certain: Pinbars don’t float…

#28138 2 years ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

I also drop by only to read Quotes from greatwichjohn

With optimism that oozes like maple sap on a warm spring…

#28139 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Does this mean we'll have a chance to bid on that cardboard Nordman whitewood that was pictured leaning up against the wall with a bunch of garbage?
I think we can bring that game to production if we pool our resources!

Someone should enter it in the AP homebrew contest.

#28140 2 years ago
Quoted from mrgone:

Every piece of the abominations that were created in that place need to be burned and all records of their existence need to be erased from history.
As well, ALL traces of everything snd anything zidware need to be rounded up, burnt, the ashes welded into lead boxes and dropped into the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean.
All traces of jpop after his time at Bally Williams needs to be erased from history.
Let’s bury these cancers on pinball once and for all.

To quote our colleague from Nova Scotia: So you're saying there's a chance?

#28141 2 years ago

spoiler alert: if everything goes up for auction and it's public enough for us looky loos to look, some of you loos will likely be looking at a surprise

#28142 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

These posts continue to be my absolute favorite post-collapse Deep Root posts.

Occasionally there is a rift in the space time continuum and the dimension that he exists in overlaps with the real world, hence why he ends up posting here.

#28143 2 years ago

It's official: we have auction and auctioneer. Let the bidding begin!

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On that topic, does anyone know what to expect next in terms of going from these orders to finding out the details of time, place, format, etc for said auction(s)?

I'm considering reaching out to the honorable trustee and our new pal Mel T, though I'm skeptical either/both will be likely to reply to a human blueberry (actually, I have a fairly good feeling about good old Mel. Is anyone else up for instead taking the lead on these inquiries?

#28144 2 years ago

I had contacted the trustees lawyer in regards to the liquidation and my inquiry was forwarded to trustee but did not pursue it because the auction had not yet been authorized. With this new news I think it’s time to reach out…

#28145 2 years ago
Quoted from LORDDREK:

I had contacted the trustees lawyer in regards to the liquidation and my inquiry was forwarded to trustee but did not pursue it because the auction had not yet been authorized. With this new news I think it’s time to reach out…

let us know what you find out!

#28146 2 years ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

spoiler alert: if everything goes up for auction and it's public enough for us looky loos to look, some of you loos will likely be looking at a surprise

That's not a spoiler, that's a tease

#28147 2 years ago

Contact the Auctioneer for details - although it might be too soon if the auctioneer hasn't reviewed the sales items:

[email protected]

#28148 2 years ago

Unrelated to pinball (although not something that would surprise me at the "Worldwide Headquarters at DEEPDOO") I'm curious what this is. I'm guessing a telescoping roller table but I've never seen one like this.

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#28149 2 years ago

Telescoping and turn-able conveyor/roller table. You're pretty much correct.

#28150 2 years ago
Quoted from greatwichjohn:Still here waiting on what happens with IP. Seems like most previous employees are moving ahead with other employers.

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