I'm beginning to think that RM knew long ago that things were going to end up this way. When he could see the writing on the wall for all his other companies starting to unravel, he started the wheels turning as to how he was going to keep the pinball stuff going but this time as the silent partner/owner. Knowing how these kinds of proceedings go down, and what to expect from the SEC as far as the process and any potential jail time, he knew what would need to be done and how long all this stuff would take. This is when he got his buddy involved to buy up all the pertinent assets from the failed pinball company as well as the insurance policies, both for pennies on the dollar(well, maybe dimes on the dollar).
Suddenly, TuYo is in a spot where they somehow absconded with all the code(an intangible property that can't really be sold at auction, a legal grey area at best), a number of machines fairly close to being finished, and a potential income source from either reselling those insurance policies or cashing them out or whatever. All of this with RM secretly pulling the strings behind the scenes, possibly even with money he hid away somewhere offshore. The loss of their parts inventory and all the machinery really isn't that big of a deal. It's much easier to copy a pinball machine that's done than to come up with one from scratch. Essentially, that part's already done. With a legal purchase of Deeproot's IP comes either the continuation of, or the initiation of copyrights and patents on everything they've got, thereby putting the kibosh on anybody else trying to run off with their work in the aftermath of DR's bankruptcy.
I foresee them finishing up about three machines, announcing it as a "new, improved" version with "bigger, better" whatevers, and then trying to either get the game made by a third party(Spooky, AP, Dutch, or whomever), or announcing their retooling to start producing games in house, again. I'm also guessing that the time table will be about a year or so before anything really concrete gets announced or revealed, then later, games start shipping right about when RM gets out of medium security prison.
It's all a fairly decent long-con. A bit obvious, but it might work. I don't know how legal all of this is, but you gotta give him credit for trying! The one thing he probably is blind to though, future sales-wise, is how his market is probably 5% of what he thinks it is because of how he and Jpop have burned so many bridges and pissed off so many in the pinball world over these past few years. Sure, he might sell some, as curiosities for the rich folk that love collecting the unicorns, but that's about it.