The article does a very good job in outlining the saga's circuitous history.
The only significant event omitted is the Pintasia episode, which predated American Pinball's involvement. For those unfamiliar with that development, collector Bill Brandes formed Pintasia as a bona fide effort to rescue the project, when it became clear that Zidware was fatally faltering.
Transporting a Magic Girl prototype from Illinois to the northwest pinball show at the behest of Pintasia was itself a saga of monumental proportion.
Prior to Pintasia's formation, I had already drafted the lawsuit and I had hired Zane Smith, Esquire in Chicago to file it on my behalf. A couple of weeks later, Pintasia reimbursed my deposit to clear the path to its rescue effort, since that litigation would have impeded the endeavor.
Thereafter, nineteen collectors joined the suit when Pintasia announced that it had changed course and would not be taking over the project. The Magic Girl prototype's primitive condition convinced Bill Brandes to abandon the Pintasia take-over of Zidware.
Kudos to Kim and the other plaintiffs who tenaciously navigated their reimbursement claims to this successful result. Now, everyone ought to get the word out so that these items sell expeditiously.