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#29251 1 year ago

I don’t know it’s not that bad of a business to be in as long as you don’t make it personal. For instance, what if some of the policies were on Robert or people he knew. That would be weird. But it is just a statistical investment with a defined end date and payoff. Life insurance seems best if buy a bundle of say 135 policies for $1M when they are worth $19M. These boys are in the big leagues and they know how to earn.

Quoted from iceman44:

Yeah you don’t pay premiums out of your own pocket to keep the insurance in place unless you KNOW there is a big payday potential. And they have done it without even owning the policies!
135 policies? I don’t know how you possibly value those if you aren’t privy to the health data and under the HIPPA laws you can’t get it now.
The longer the 135 people live means the longer you have to pay the premiums to keep the policies in force.
I mean it’s a terrible thing imo to want to invest in. You are basically hoping people die before their life expectancy so the policy is more profitable.
For buyers like Coventry I get it, it helps some people get cash out of their death benefit while living.
But this seems shaky as shit to me.
I might want to go check the 15 boxes myself just to see what’s up.
Maybe this is Bobby’s back door payday after he bankrupted and ripped off the company?

#29252 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

I don’t know it’s not that bad of a business to be in as long as you don’t make it personal. For instance, what if some of the policies were on Robert or people he knew. That would be weird. But it is just a statistical investment with a defined end date and payoff.

Do a little Google search on “life settlements” and the plethora of fraud involved, especially in these Reg D cases.

It’s everywhere.

Like I said, if it’s a Coventry, that’s different.

Even the only prior publicly traded Life Settlement company went down for massive fraud and misreporting of health status to shareholders.

So yeah, when a shyster like Bobby does it, then promising returns to investors based on those policies and “affiliated companies” it’s not a good thing

Do argue just to argue no matter what is said?

#29253 1 year ago
Quoted from Barr993:

I listened in and was surprised there weren't more on the call.
Why would TuYo combine forces, pay $28k in premiums up front without protection and $540k escrow? There has to be a hell of an upside here.

They're either vultures or crooks.

#29254 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

and the response was no--but it seemed like there was some hesitation in the answer compared to various other questions that were asked.

I thought the same but wrote it off until you said it.

Tu looked like the cat that ate the canary and Yo looked nervous IMO.

Edit: ...but that could just be their normal.

#29255 1 year ago
Quoted from benheck:

They're either vultures or crooks.

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#29256 1 year ago

Words that's popped up in my mind. Sealed indictment, conspiracy to commit fraud, money laundering. "The Gang that Couldn't Fraud Straight".

Thought that popped up in my mind. US Attorney drinking with peers saying "I spent a shit ton of assets on forensic accountants to tell me that is the dumbest f ing sob they've ever investigated".

2nd thought. US Attorney is either watching a conspiracy to commit fraud take place in front of him. Or he's the one who instigated it. More defendants the better. If federal fraud statute's are like federal drug statute's, then a conspiracy charge would seem likely from these overt acts of making the payments.

#29257 1 year ago
Quoted from JStoltz:

Edit: I have no idea how to get rid of the sideways one.

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#29258 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

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Hah, yeah— but for some reason I don’t have that on the sideways one.

Whatever, moving on! Is someone going to file an objection on this sale or what? Seems like Inside would be best suited for the job…

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#29259 1 year ago
Quoted from JStoltz:

Hah, yeah— but for some reason I don’t have that on the sideways one.
Whatever, moving on! Is someone going to file an objection on this sale or what? Seems like Inside would be best suited for the job…[quoted image]

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#29260 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

The question was asked if mueller would benefit in any way from the sale of the policies, if he retained any control over the polices, or if he had a vested interest in Tuyo, and the response was no--but it seemed like there was some hesitation in the answer compared to various other questions that were asked.

That's a strange response (and I'm bummed to have missed the entire thing) because in TuYo's motion filing it spells out the process by which RM could start to financially benefit.

#29261 1 year ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

That's a strange response (and I'm bummed to have missed the entire thing) because in TuYo's motion filing it spells out the process by which RM could start to financially benefit.

And expose those in cahoots with him. Blueberry's Bunco Squad!

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#29262 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Maybe this is Bobby’s back door payday after he bankrupted and ripped off the company?

If there is any truth to this it makes little Bobby a pure evil genius.

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#29263 1 year ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

That's a strange response (and I'm bummed to have missed the entire thing) because in TuYo's motion filing it spells out the process by which RM could start to financially benefit.

Really appreciate your work on this.

I skimmed over the motion. Normally if the buyer of the insurance polices recovers money from the lapsed policy the money would not go back to the debtor but would become part of the bankruptcy estate and be distributed to the creditors. The wording of the motion is confusing though. I see no way that Robert could receive any proceeds from the sale of the lapsed polices under the bankruptcy code. What should be happening is lapsed policy proceeds split between Tuyo and creditors after Tuyo's expenses. If not the Trustee would have no reason to agree to it since the sale of the lapsed policies would not benefit the creditors. The only way Robert is getting anything out of this is if he has an under the table deal with Tuyo. Page 79 1(b) of the motion explains the process. I am a bankruptcy lawyer but I don't practice in Texas.

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#29264 1 year ago

What I can come up with that seems plausible is RM was tipped off that shit was about to hit the fan with DR. RM reaches out to TuYo and makes the backdoor deal by exposing all the info needed for TuYo to realize the potential value in these policies. What's RM's fee? A cool couple of $Mil after all the dust has cleared? It's clean, and everyone walks away unscathed. There is just no way that this is an out of the blue aquisition attempt by TuYo.

#29265 1 year ago
Quoted from vdojaq:What I can come up with that seems plausible is RM was tipped off that shit was about to hit the fan with DR. RM reaches out to TuYo and makes the backdoor deal by exposing all the info needed for TuYo to realize the potential value in these policies. What's RM's fee? A cool couple of $Mil after all the dust has cleared? It's clean, and everyone walks away unscathed. There is just no way that this is an out of the blue aquisition attempt by TuYo.

I agree the transaction seems highly suspect. I just wanted to say there is no way legally that Robert should be benefiting from the sale. Given the allegations against Robert, what you are saying wouldn't surprise me at all.

#29266 1 year ago
Quoted from Brian_Pinball:

Really appreciate your work on this.
I skimmed over the motion. Normally if the buyer of the insurance polices recovers money from the lapsed policy the money would not go back to the debtor but would become part of the bankruptcy estate and be distributed to the creditors. The wording of the motion is confusing though. I see no way that Robert could receive any proceeds from the sale of the lapsed polices under the bankruptcy code. What should be happening is lapsed policy proceeds split between Tuyo and creditors after Tuyo's expenses. If not the Trustee would have no reason to agree to it since the sale of the lapsed policies would not benefit the creditors. The only way Robert is getting anything out of this is if he has an under the table deal with Tuyo. Page 79 1(b) of the motion explains the process. I am a bankruptcy lawyer but I don't practice in Texas.

This is the part I was referencing. Though I'm not any kind of lawyer, so maybe I'm misunderstanding.

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#29267 1 year ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

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I agree that it is not clearly written but the debtor is bankrupt and the debtor is not Robert personally. When a business files bankruptcy essentially all its assets become part of the bankruptcy estate and assets, that have value, are liquidated to pay the creditors. When the lawyer for the Trustee that wrote this motion refers to the debtor, they are referencing the now bankrupt debtor aka the bankruptcy estate or trustee.

Check page 79 1(b) on that motion and you can see that the proceeds are to be split between Tuyo and the Trustee. The part I am referencing is in the notice that will be sent out to creditors and is part of the order the Court is approving because it is incorporated by reference in the proposed order. The Trustee in no way represents Robert or Robert's various companies the Trustee represents the creditors. In fact, the Trustee commonly pursues the debtor to recover assets for the benefit of the estate.

There is just no way legally, that I am aware of that, Robert can benefit from this sale. The Trustee would not ask for that to happen and the Court would not be able to approve it. If most people, except for someone familiar with bankruptcy, read the section you referenced they would come to the same conclusion you did but nothing in the bankruptcy code allows Robert to get anything out of this transaction. The motion just assumes that the reference to debtor will be understood to mean the trustee/estate because normally nonlawyers are not looking at these motions without legal advice. In the end, the order will control and that is at least clear on the distribution of proceeds.

#29268 1 year ago
Quoted from Brian_Pinball:

I agree that it is not clearly written but the debtor is bankrupt and the debtor is not Robert personally. When a business files bankruptcy essentially all its assets become part of the bankruptcy estate and assets, that have value, are liquidated to pay the creditors. When the lawyer for the Trustee that wrote this motion refers to the debtor, they are referencing the now bankrupt debtor aka the bankruptcy estate or trustee.
Check page 79 1(b) on that motion and you can see that the proceeds are to be split between Tuyo and the Trustee. The part I am referencing is in the notice that will be sent out to creditors and is part of the order the Court is approving because it is incorporated by reference in the proposed order. The Trustee in no way represents Robert or Robert's various companies the Trustee represents the creditors. In fact, the Trustee commonly pursues the debtor to recover assets for the benefit of the estate.
There is just no way legally, that I am aware of that, Robert can benefit from this sale. The Trustee would not ask for that to happen and the Court would not be able to approve it. If most people, except for someone familiar with bankruptcy, read the section you referenced they would come to the same conclusion you did but nothing in the bankruptcy code allows Robert to get anything out of this transaction. The motion just assumes that the reference to debtor will be understood to mean the trustee/estate because normally nonlawyers are not looking at these motions without legal advice. In the end, the order will control and that is at least clear on the distribution of proceeds.

Got it. Thanks for the clarification. I would have surprised me if any there were to be any formal and above board way a judge would approve a party seeking to purchases the assets stating they'd potentially end up sending money back to RM. That's just how that paragraph read to me.

Anyway, whether or not Turner and Robert would try to have some arrangement behind the scenes is totally speculative and not what raised both of my eyebrows about the situation. It's the situation itself. Seeing Turner's name in the document was a wtf moment for me, and was followed by several others.

Catching up on the hearing I missed yesterday, it sounds like the judge didn't pause for other attendees who wanted to put something forward to do so, is that the case? Anyway, hopefully the order contains a deadline-bound opportunity for objections to the sale so that anyone with legitimate ones can make them.

#29269 1 year ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

Catching up on the hearing I missed yesterday, it sounds like the judge didn't pause for other attendees who wanted to put something forward to do so, is that the case?

Correct. There were no openings or invitations for anyone in the gallery to speak.

#29270 1 year ago

Robert could very well be using Turner Logic as a backdoor to reclaim some of his money.

What are the payments to Turner? Seems like a really easy way to embezzle money, you could write 3 lines of code and say "trade secrets, that'll be 1 million dollars"

Basically like modern art. It's all money laundering.

#29271 1 year ago

I very much appreciate you joining the discussion here with your knowledge and expertise. I look forward to learning more.
Thank you.

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#29272 1 year ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

RM reaches out to TuYo and makes the backdoor deal by exposing all the info needed for TuYo to realize the potential value in these policies. What's RM's fee? A cool couple of $Mil after all the dust has cleared? It's clean, and everyone walks away unscathed. There is just no way that this is an out of the blue aquisition attempt by TuYo.

Especially since the entity (Tuyo holdings) didn't exist until 2/22/22 iirc from TX sos.

#29273 1 year ago
Quoted from Barr993:

I listened in and was surprised there weren't more on the call.
Why would TuYo combine forces, pay $28k in premiums up front without protection and $540k escrow? There has to be a hell of an upside here.

Seems very odd, no? Like, the premise is these folks have no special or greater knowledge and familiarity regarding these assets than any other unaffiliated party who might appraise them as worthy of pursuit, and yet they're doing the above.

This is a situation that deserves closer scrutiny than it sounds like it received yesterday. I certainly hope it gets it.

#29274 1 year ago

In the SEC hearing it sounded like (to a non-lawyer) discovery was granted for third parties. I would assume the SEC would want a look at those boxes and docs. Going back to the server/data storage thing, you would assume Turner will get a discovery request too. Have there been discovery requests? Are interrogatories and discovery requests public docs?

#29275 1 year ago
Quoted from VonPinball:

In the SEC hearing it sounded like (to a non-lawyer) discovery was granted for third parties. I would assume the SEC would want a look at those boxes and docs. Going back to the server/data storage thing, you would assume Turner will get a discovery request too. Have there been discovery requests? Are interrogatories and discovery requests public docs?

I don't think you'll see that in court documents unless there is an obstruction with the investigation or until discovered items are ready to be entered into the record as exhibits.

#29276 1 year ago

Auction about half over (less than 6 days left) and the bids are very modest. I wonder if it will be a late flurry to take things in silly directions or if not much will come of it in the end. Right now, highest bid for anything is just over $5k for a forklift. One of handful of > $1k items is America's Most Haunted, and it's probably around half of what one would go for on pinside.

https://mtdauctions.hibid.com/catalog/352536/mel-davis-auctions-232---deeproot/?ipp=100

#29277 1 year ago

To those that know the value of some of that industrial gear; what's the most shocking "pennies on the dollar" auction?

#29278 1 year ago
Quoted from frolic:

To those that know the value of some of that industrial gear; what's the most shocking "pennies on the dollar" auction?

Nothing is shocking because nothing has sold. No way to tell if anything will go for pennies on the dollar or stupid multiples of reasonable prices.

#29279 1 year ago

anyone want to chime in what you would need 1AWG wire for making pinball? I mean I know there were some big machines, but that wire carries like 140amps. You'd have to be running a separate breaker box somewhere. There's at least 2 spools for bid
https://mtdauctions.hibid.com/lot/115410556/spool-of-1-awg-insulated-wire/?ipp=10&q=&ref=catalog

#29280 1 year ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

anyone want to chime in what you would need 1AWG wire for making pinball?

those are trappings from the african mines

#29281 1 year ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

anyone want to chime in what you would need 1AWG wire for making pinball? I mean I know there were some big machines, but that wire carries like 140amps. You'd have to be running a separate breaker box somewhere. There's at least 2 spools for bid
https://mtdauctions.hibid.com/lot/115410556/spool-of-1-awg-insulated-wire/?ipp=10&q=&ref=catalog

Probably used for 3 phase hookups for some of the large equipment like the dust collector, drum sander and the Belovac vacuum form press. You just buy a whole spool at a time, especially when you have to do 3 pulls to each machine. That spool looks mostly used up, so it may just be left over.

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#29282 1 year ago

I have read most of this thread with understandable interest and cringing.

Can't say much as the NDA will be in effect until October 2023. I don't make enough in this industry to spend it on lawyers defending my right to amuse you with anecdotes.

I am on record stating that in 2021 I expected four machines to be made that I had contributed to. It didn't happen and Deeproot is a big part of that. Between Deeproot and the plague the last few years have been hard.

In 2022 Alien is being produced, Cactus Canyon and I expect that one more will become available (I call it super secret, and it will remain that until the reveal).

For the record: I was a Deeproot contractor, not an employee. My employment agreement has lapsed (but not the NDA). Until the SEC suit became public I had no idea about the source of funding for Deeproot pinball. I am shocked and saddened at investor losses.

My opinion about Deeproot Pinball is not subject to NDA in the abstract. From what little I know I believe that the endeavor was sincere and pursued with vigor. The lack of domain experience in those in charge was catastrophic. The experienced employees and contractors were not in charge.

I'm giving a talk in June at the NWPGRS in Tacoma where I will be sharing some of the Deeproot work that you will only be able to hear there.

Fortunately, it is a new year and good things are coming.

David Thiel
Pinball Audio Artist

#29283 1 year ago
Quoted from daudioguy:

I have read most of this thread with understandable interest and cringing.
Can't say much as the NDA will be in effect until October 2023. I don't make enough in this industry to spend it on lawyers defending my right to amuse you with anecdotes.
I am on record stating that in 2021 I expected four machines to be made that I had contributed to. It didn't happen and Deeproot is a big part of that. Between Deeproot and the plague the last few years have been hard.
In 2022 Alien is being produced, Cactus Canyon and I expect that one more will become available (I call it super secret, and it will remain that until the reveal).
For the record: I was a Deeproot contractor, not an employee. My employment agreement has lapsed (but not the NDA). Until the SEC suit became public I had no idea about the source of funding for Deeproot pinball. I am shocked and saddened at investor losses.
My opinion about Deeproot Pinball is not subject to NDA in the abstract. From what little I know I believe that the endeavor was sincere and pursued with vigor. The lack of domain experience in those in charge was catastrophic. The experienced employees and contractors were not in charge.
I'm giving a talk in June at the NWPGRS in Tacoma where I will be sharing some of the Deeproot work that you will only be able to hear there.
Fortunately, it is a new year and good things are coming.
David Thiel
Pinball Audio Artist

Thank you for coming on here to share the information.
Good luck to you in the coming year.

#29284 1 year ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

What I can come up with that seems plausible is RM was tipped off that shit was about to hit the fan with DR. RM reaches out to TuYo and makes the backdoor deal by exposing all the info needed for TuYo to realize the potential value in these policies. What's RM's fee? A cool couple of $Mil after all the dust has cleared? It's clean, and everyone walks away unscathed. There is just no way that this is an out of the blue aquisition attempt by TuYo.

This is very plausible.

What I think is also quite plausible is this was all part of the plan all along, hence the "poor record keeping". It's a long-con. All of this other stuff was going on and he had planned to launder enough money from all the other LLCs to fund turning a hobby of his into a business. It was working for a while but he knew things could turn on a dime as the pinball side wasn't going as planned and pinball folks, who are armed with a massive forum can get awfully nosy and vocal, started to murmur about said pinball company and he started calling his buddies to set up his exit strategy. A strategy that includes defaulting, a bankruptcy hearing, and an eventual sale that he could be the secret buyer in. Thereby, reducing his investment in all his assets by about 75%, increasing his profit potential almost exponentially. I don't think he factored in the SEC into all of this. But I think he thinks that even if he's sentenced in that hearing, he'll go to to a white collar, medium security prison for a year all while his secret buyout continues unfettered. Hopefully, that's not the case and he ends up in a "federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison".

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#29285 1 year ago

So what if Mueller spent most of his time researching the people behind these 135 policies. Maybe even becoming actively involved in their lives. Introduced them to Dr. Feelgoods, or showed them the delights of a diet high in Arby’s. Ooh, this guy has got it all planned out.

#29286 1 year ago

I’m no lawyer, but I’d think that any NDAs are null & void at this point. Blobbert can’t hurt you anymore.

#29287 1 year ago
Quoted from daudioguy:

Fortunately, it is a new year and good things are coming.

Keep your chin up, David. We're all fans here .

#29288 1 year ago

So TuYo is forking out money to keep some life insurance policies in place. But has Deeproot IP (i.e. RAZA IP) been mentioned at all as an asset?

Not the RAZA pins themselves, but any IP related material. There was talk about the code and servers going AWOL, but just because they're missing, doesn't mean someone owns the code if RM paid for it.

#29289 1 year ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

Auction about half over (less than 6 days left) and the bids are very modest. I wonder if it will be a late flurry to take things in silly directions or if not much will come of it in the end. Right now, highest bid for anything is just over $5k for a forklift. One of handful of > $1k items is America's Most Haunted, and it's probably around half of what one would go for on pinside.
https://mtdauctions.hibid.com/catalog/352536/mel-davis-auctions-232---deeproot/?ipp=100

AMH is the only pinball machine being sold from deeproot that works and imo, it is the only thing of value being offered. Plus if the software was scrubbed by TuYo, Buyer can download and restore it from publicly available code. This machine might bring in as much as $10k. But remember, it is one of the “best” things to buy. Anyone listening in on the trial, heard a lawyer explain to the judge the auction and Trojan horse are to raise money to pay back creditors. Creditors -$61M, auction brings in +$50k and Trojan deal yields another $1M (instead of $19M it is worth). Legal fees paid to all parties = $1M(?).

#29290 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

AMH is the only pinball machine being sold from deeproot that works and imo, it is the only thing of value being offered. Plus if the software was scrubbed by TuYo, Buyer can download and restore it from publicly available code. This machine might bring in as much as $10k. But remember, it is one of the “best” things to buy. Anyone listening in on the trial, heard a lawyer explain to the judge the auction and Trojan horse are to raise money to pay back creditors. Creditors -$61M, auction brings in +$50k and Trojan deal yields another $1M (instead of $19M it is worth). Legal fees paid to all parties = $1M(?).

Was it communicated that the Black Hole machine doesn't work?

#29291 1 year ago

Will be a flurry of bids at end but still. Pennies on the dollar.

Everything has to be moved out in one day? Imagine 6 different crews trying to move those CNC and large equipment - ugh. Gonna drive down the price.

The complete PC lots being removed lends a lot of credence to the Turner Logic Buyback Scam. Smells like the IP is being hoarded. Bet those RAZA have their SSDs yanked.

#29292 1 year ago
Quoted from benheck:

Will be a flurry of bids at end but still. Pennies on the dollar.
Everything has to be moved out in one day? Imagine 6 different crews trying to move those CNC and large equipment - ugh. Gonna drive down the price.
The complete PC lots being removed lends a lot of credence to the Turner Logic Buyback Scam. Smells like the IP is being hoarded. Bet those RAZA have their SSDs yanked.

I'll note that this auction was initiated by the landlord who had to put forth a motion to get this crap cleared out of the building. The trustee elected to go with an auction as the means of doing so. This is not being presented either as all of the assets that remain under the control of the trustee or the only time/way that funds will be recovered for creditors (and lawyers).

In fact, even 5th amendment Bobby in the schedules he filled out for the 13 or however many LLCs listed assets we have not seen in this auction. So just because something wasn't auctioned or seen here, doesn't mean it won't be seen or auctioned (or otherwise sold) at some point.

However, knowing RM, I do expect continued shenanigans which will likely include unaccounted for and mysteriously missing assets. It's just that we should not interpret this auction as representing all that remains of the most innovative company in pinball history.

#29293 1 year ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

Was it communicated that the Black Hole machine doesn't work?

No, but say the name of the game again. Was it the company motto?

#29294 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

There are 15 boxes of paper documents from deeproot concerning the insurance policies. These would be available for inspection for any interested bidders.
This was noted to be a highly speculative investment due to the incomplete state of record keeping.
$1.25m is set as the next bid for the policies for any potential new bidders.
There will be a sale hearing scheduled for April 11 2pm central time.
Bid & sale objection notice period is 14 days and deadline will be set for April 4.
Closing for the sale is set for May 3.
Court went into recess so a few technical details could be discussed among clients concerning the sale.

Thinking about this. It seems to me that $28k is a nominal amount to maintain certain “in force” policies in the short term.

Not sure where the $540k deposit actually went to because there are likely additional payments required monthly to keep the “in force” policies, in force

How did they have all of the details of these policies before everyone else and seemingly just drop into the picture out of nowhere?

As for the “lapsed policies”. Insurance companies typically give a 30 day grace period but beyond that timeframe you generally have to submit an application to reinstate the policy.

This would typically require updated health information and “attestations” from the “insureds” as to their health status. That’s no small undertaking. The “insureds” no longer have an interest in the policy. Why would they bother?

So what’s left on the “in force” policies in those 135?

$1,080,000 to purchase the policies, plus whatever additional premium payments it’s going to take to maintain those policies over the course of remaining lives. An unknown.

Turner, a software guy, just decided on his own that throwing a million + into buying these policies sounds like a cool idea?

You have to KNOW the details on those 135 policies to jump in there and bid like that. Life expectancies, mortality history of paid policies AND the health rating of EACH policy. “Preferred”, “Standard”, “Table rated” etc. Software guys KNOWS?

stay tuned, additional bidders?

#29295 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

stay tuned, additional bidders?

Maybe these mysterious entities are the ones greatwichjohn has been so cryptic about!

#29296 1 year ago
Quoted from mbwalker:

So TuYo is forking out money to keep some life insurance policies in place. But has Deeproot IP (i.e. RAZA IP) been mentioned at all as an asset?

With the possible of greatwichjohn's mysterious friends, to whom would that IP possibly be an asset? Everyone else would consider it a Superfund site.

#29297 1 year ago
Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

Maybe these mysterious entities are the ones greatwichjohn has been so cryptic about!

Quoted from frobozz:

With the possible of greatwichjohn's mysterious friends, to whom would that IP possibly be an asset? Everyone else would consider it a Superfund site.

Maybe he can come back here and enlighten us after he’s done taking a dump on the update in the Fathom thread…

#29298 1 year ago
Quoted from frobozz:

With the possible of greatwichjohn's mysterious friends, to whom would that IP possibly be an asset? Everyone else would consider it a Superfund site.

JPOP could be managed Everybody knows JPOP’s toxic. Everything he touches turns to toxic waste. Oh, we are taking about R Mueller? Everything he touches turns to toxic waste.

#29299 1 year ago
Quoted from benheck:

Everything has to be moved out in one day? Imagine 6 different crews trying to move those CNC and large equipment - ugh. Gonna drive down the price.

No, loadout is four days, 3/28 to 3/31.

Still, if they are smart, the buyers will all be there on day one, if only to decrease the odds of pilferers walking off with something important.

-8
#29300 1 year ago
Quoted from LORDDREK:

Maybe he can come back here and enlighten us after he’s done taking a dump on the update in the Fathom thread…

Sorry I am not taking a dump on the fanboys lovefest of Fathom 2.0 Just saying another finished example like #2, Rick has likely #1 to approve. How many more new Fathom builds are there Damian? Not showing of any quantity of cabinets, finished playfields, parts, employees working. Guess we got the maybe they have caught up on any Celts builds & demand purchases past the deposits for Fathom. Wish them the best, but maybe hire a PR Person or be more honest about production problems.

As for anything to come from the auction or manufacturing post Deeproot fiasco stay tuned. Likely a number of players are looking at something, nothing, or go their own route. Even Jpop will likely find another home in the pinball world.

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