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Smart Parts properties purchased ...and it might not be the blessing we hoped for... Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:31 PM

http://www.paintballx3.com/

The Inside Scoop, August 20 SMART PARTS NEWS
Aug 20: PaintballX3 Magazine has learned today that a company called White Hats LLC will be announcing today that they have reached an exclusive arrangement with Smart Parts Inc's creditors and will be acquiring all of the company's assets, including machinery, finished goods and intellectual property. We have heard that White Hats will continue to produce and support the popular Smart Parts line and will be actively engaging in intellectual property licensing. We've also learned that 68Caliber.com will be serving as White Hats' official media outlet.

...and here's a speculative pic posted sometime today:

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:40 PM

what would a couple from Illinos who sell real estate want with smart parts

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:12 PM

Tyger and Panther bought SP??? Posted Image

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:19 AM

View Postdruid, on 20 August 2010 - 07:12 PM, said:

Tyger and Panther bought SP??? Posted Image

whens the last time you looked at a map?
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lets just hope to GOD they spend a little time and improve the markers a little bit...
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:51 AM

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The principals of White Hats are generally pleased with the reception that their announcement has received.

It has, however, become apparent that the rumor mill is trying to run away with what they believed to have been a pretty straight forward message and they have sent along the following additional statements:

White Hats LLC is in the middle of the acquisition process. They have secured an exclusive position with the creditors and are working towards finalization – but nothing has been concluded yet. The statement “White Hats LLC has purchased Smart Parts” is an incorrect characterization of the situation. A better way to state things would be “White Hats LLC has an agreement in principal to acquire the Smart Parts assets.”

Additionally: there has been a lot of speculation as to the individuals behind White Hats LLC – as is to be expected. While names can still not be revealed at this time, what can be said is this: White Hats LLC has multiple principals.

An undertaking of this size and complexity requires a wide range of talents and experience. White Hats LLC initially put together a very talented and experienced team and is actively seeking the involvement and assistance of additional talent.

Thank you all for your continued interest and for your patience as we work through this.


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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:49 AM

1) Valken has come out officially to say that Gino isn't involved in this.

2) A group of "investors" approached the bank to buy the remains of Smart Parts (IP & raw assets) lock, stock & barrel. An agreement in "principle" means there is still some negotiating that needs to be done & it isn't 100% complete yet.

3) Supposedly this group is combining an IP portfolio (IP = intellectual property, including patents) from several bankrupt organizations to create a kind of licensing clearing house.

They could license out the various designs to existing manfacturers or other third parties - or they could go on a litigation binge and sue everybody.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:15 PM

Valken's too busy having Michael J. Fox design their new soft gear using a Spin Art machine to buy Smart Parts...

Whoever runs the Paintball X3 Facebook said that this "White Hat LLC" company is "100% Gardner Family Free". When they posted this on their facebook, I quickly made the comment "So which Gardner is at the helm of this White Hats business." to which I received that reply. X3 is saying that good things will come from this, but I remain skeptical.

Honestly, keeping the Intellectual Properties out of the hands of KEE is at least a partial win. So, let's play the waiting game!

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:05 AM

It's a long shot, but I hope this might mean a return for SP markers and more importantly, parts for the existing ones.
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:45 PM

The rumored purchase price is less than $1 million dollars (oh how the mighty have fallen). Someone could make good money just providing parts and servicing the existing SP marker population - so it isn't far-fectched that something will come out of this for the players in general.
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 03:21 PM

I believe the main goal of the White Hat purchasing was to make the parts for SP1's and Ions and junk.
And to sue other companies/make them pay royalties because now they own the patents.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 06:45 AM

Sp1's are going to be sold again bnib at ansgear in a couple months!!!!!
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 12:34 AM

View PostSIEFKA, on 09 October 2010 - 09:45 AM, said:

Sp1's are going to be sold again bnib at ansgear in a couple months!!!!!


Not to be smart...but...where are you getting this info?

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:10 AM

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View PostSIEFKA, on 09 October 2010 - 09:45 AM, said:

Sp1's are going to be sold again bnib at ansgear in a couple months!!!!!


Not to be smart...but...where are you getting this info?

It's ANSgear. They're probably SP1 knockoffs from China :dodgy:
But yeah, something like this needs some cited info.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:29 PM

View PostPirate, on 10 October 2010 - 02:10 PM, said:

View Postdruid, on 10 October 2010 - 01:34 AM, said:

View PostSIEFKA, on 09 October 2010 - 09:45 AM, said:

Sp1's are going to be sold again bnib at ansgear in a couple months!!!!!


Not to be smart...but...where are you getting this info?

1. It's ANSgear. They're probably SP1 knockoffs from China :dodgy:
2. But yeah, something like this needs some cited info.



1. What, wait...ANS sells cheap knock-off parts or rebrandings like RAP4? How dare they?? :dodgy:
2. Exactly what I mean. The interwebz have become a "pics or shens" place to post. You cannot come to boards and not expect to have a good answer...
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:50 PM

And another one bites the dust... honestly, SP shouldve restructured before they went bankrupt. I hope for the love of god these White hats go burn in a couple of years in bankruptcy... we need actual veteran paintball companies or moguls to take over this old warship, not neewbz who just want a quick buck.
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