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Fighting Man Frying Pans! Epic kitchenware to make your meals legendary!
Fighting Man Frying Pans! Epic kitchenware to make your meals legendary!
651 backers pledged $46,261 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Diana L 7 days ago

      SO. Pan?

    2. Michael C. Stettes on April 23

      James,

      We've been pretty flexible and patient, man, all told. An update would pretty keen, especially one with hard and fast dates. Thanks, man.

    3. John Bellando on April 19

      I still hold out hope that one day I will have a pan...but with 4 months since the last update, it's looking less and less likely now...

    4. L. V. on April 13

      Bottom line folks is we placed a bet.

      We bet James could actually do what he said he could do. We were wrong. He can't.
      We bet James had a solid plan for this project. We were wrong. He didn't.
      We bet James would be a stand up guy and tell us the truth. We were wrong. He didn't.
      We bet James would respect us enough to keep us updated. We were wrong. He didn't.

      James bet he could get a lot of strangers to send him money for a concept. He was right. He won.

      Game over...

    5. Abbie Blumberg on April 10

      Seriously!! Where is my handle. It's been years. I'm going to file a complaint with Kickstarter and anyone else that is relevant.

    6. Wibble! on April 1

      I'd gladly chip in a few dollars towards court costs...

      Perhaps a KS campaign to raise funds for taking this guy to the cleaners? :)

    7. Stafford Brunk on March 23

      Has anyone considered filing an FTC or attorney general complaint? The pattern of this project appears very similar to the court case they settled (money was not used for the given purpose, multiple promises broken, etc).

    8. Phil Leese on March 14

      I'm sick of waiting for something that's obviously never going to happen. 2 months since I asked for a refund now and not even a single response.

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      Jim on February 29

      I give up. Again.

    10. Matt Brosseau on February 29

      My continued hope seems to fly in the face of past evidence at this point... I really wish that we could continue to get updates. I've moved twice since I funded this project, but I remain excited about the prospect of one day getting my pans.

    11. Natalie Slaughter on February 19

      I really wish he'd honor his agreements. I've moved across the country since this started, and as I ordered a teflon pan he hasn't even announced a progress report on it ever. Yet he still shows up at conventions peddling his custom made wares. Seriously considering flying out to one of these to confront him in person - I know he does Otakon.

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      Drew Newman on February 19

      @northernism, I've moved 3 times since funding this....I know the feeling

    13. Northernism on February 16

      Oh no! I just realized I might be moving this year. I'll never get my pans! What if he doesn't respond to my need for an address change 3 years later!

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      Nancy Kuefler on February 4

      I have not given up hope. I really want my pan....still. Please let us know what is happening. It seemed so close.

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      Paddy Fotovich on February 4

      Has anyone gotten _anything_ from this ks? Anything? Even an email from James?

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      Drew Newman on February 1

      It's been almost 2 months without an update...come on man, let us know what's going on!

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      Drew Newman on January 22

      James...you were on a good roll with keeping us up to date. You're slipping, man...it's been almost 2 months. Please just drop us a line, let us know you're still there, and let us know what's going on.

    18. Christopher Christensen on January 17

      Three years. Half Life 3's coming out before this. Dead project.

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      Stefan on January 10

      Well, it turns out the pans weren't shipped during Christmas, so the missing update didn't affect my vacation plans.

      James, any news?

    20. john flagg on January 9

      Happy New Years Everyone,

      I feel like we have all been pretty patient with this project. At this point we are going on 3 years, can we get an honest assessment on if this will be completed and if so, what time table are we looking at? I'm starting to have serious doubts that this will ever because a reality.

      Thanks,
      John

    21. Brad Dancer on December 29

      waiting for that update on the 14th or 15th - its the 29th!

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      Stefan on December 19

      Hi James,
      In your November 24th update, you said there was a problem with the Rogue, but you were hoping for it to be solved in the following two weeks so that "all the cast iron rewards can ship". I'm wondering if the setback you've had has affected this, or if we can still expect the rewards to be shipped during December.
      I'm away on vacation, and my post office wouldn't like me very much if I had a big package of cast iron laying around for a month or so...

    23. Adam Robertson on November 25

      I'm seriously impressed with how you've turned this project around and kept going. Keep it up, mate!

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      Stefan on November 22

      Curious about what happened to yesterday's update, so I'll put it out as questions instead:
      - How is the webpage coming along?
      - More importantly, how is the timeline doing? Do you have any (inaccurate is acceptable here) guess when we will actually get our pans?

    25. L. V. on November 19

      Happy Anniversary everyone! We have now been together in this for 3 years!

    26. L. V. on October 28, 2015

      Honestly I just don't care any more.

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      Joe Cardillo on October 25, 2015

      Toss some pictures in your next update. We'd all really like to see how the operation is coming along.

    28. Sindy Sinn on October 24, 2015

      I want my stupid pan.

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      Stefan on October 21, 2015

      Quote from last update, on October 4:
      "As for posting – I am going to step things back to an every other week update schedule. I will also return to a bullet point update list. The first update in this format and update schedule will be next Saturday (October 10th)."

      The promised update is currently 11 days late. James, why won't the updates come regularly as promised? Has there been any progress at all since October 4? Since September? Or August, when we last saw pictures?

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      Larissa Johnston on September 30, 2015

      Really looking forward to the next update!

    31. Ryan Hutson on September 25, 2015

      What happened to weekly updates? It's been over a month since the last one.

      Regardless, cheers! Fingers crossed for Christmas this year. Would be a nice surprise, and that means shopping for my brother and his girlfriend is done.

    32. GBAllison on September 1, 2015

      After all of my complaining, I owe James his well-deserved kudos.

      True, the project is still wildly behind the original projections, but as I said many times, it wasn't about the delay, it was about the lack of communications. The new James Brown has turned this project around completely. It is now a model of timely communications, and it demonstrates, yet again, that frequent communication with the backers makes all the difference in the world.

      I don't know what your epiphany moment was, but whatever the source, congratulations! This is extraordinary, and as just one backer (albeit an occasionally vocal one), I could not be happier with what you're doing.

      This is terrific, and thank you.

      Well done.

    33. Henry Henwy on July 20, 2015

      You know, it's been two and a half years since this kickstarter was supposed to deliver and yet, I'm actually feeling optomistic at this point it will carry through eventually. I ordered a full set of the cast iron pans which were supposed to be a wedding gift for two close friends and while they might not have gotten their gift in anything like a timely manner, I can at least say that they're still married. It might have been ironically awkward if they had gotten divorced right as the pans finally arrived. At this point, all I can think is that miracles can happen and like a phoenix from the ashes, all this waiting might finally pay off.

    34. Damon English on July 17, 2015

      Yay! My trivet is coming!

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      Mike Gail on July 3, 2015

      Mike Flynn? Any joy?

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      Mike Flynn on July 1, 2015

      Well there were apparently some delays in getting the pans shipped, but I do have my tracking number now. They are supposed to arrive on 07/02/2015.

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      Mike Flynn on June 10, 2015

      I finally received a response (from Nelly) to my various requests over the years... They offered to fulfill my request for a refund, or to ship the pans to me as-is, unfinished, as I had also requested (I can finish them myself). After a little bit of back and forth with Nelly via email, I decided to go with the unfinished pans to get this all over with. She told me she would be able to ship them shortly after 06/17/2015. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and will post again when I hear something else.

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      Mike Gail on June 1, 2015

      There's been... An update.

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      Matthew Flashner on May 30, 2015

      His Instagram has a picture of the pans in the back of his car. Posted 26 minutes ago. Hopefully some progress...

    40. estrus on May 29, 2015

      Seriously dude?!?

    41. L. V. on May 26, 2015

      Wonder what the karma is for screwing 651 people out of their money?

    42. Christopher Christensen on May 24, 2015

      I've given up on this project. My money has been spent on God knows what. I feel like a fool taken on a ride... I really hoped to get this delivered as my brothers birthday gift years ago. He thinks I was just lying about my gift to him in an attempt to be cheap now.

    43. Justin Avery on May 20, 2015

      Starting to check daily at this point to see if an update has been made. It has been a quarter of a year since the last update - which I believe is the longest break in the history of this campaign. Please provide us with some sort of news soon. Your last update had me pretty stoked.

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      Stefan on May 12, 2015

      "Pans are happening", anyone?

    45. GBAllison on May 2, 2015

      What a great article Ryan. And that project was for a whole heck of a lot more money than this project's $46K. The author did a good job of explaining the human side of both the backer and project creator perspectives. There's a part of me that has sympathy for the project creator who is simply naïve and inexperienced, well intentioned but clumsy, and overwhelmed by his accidental success. I've backed many projects that went through that ... some that were extremely delayed and some that never delivered. Fortunately, in most of those the project creator was open and transparent about what was going on, and the backers supported them despite the disappointment. But another part of me is frankly livid about the stunning arrogance, hubris, intentional disrespect and unmitigated gall of someone (@James) who has decided, deliberately, not to communicate with backers. That's flat out unacceptable.

      BTW, I am stunned and disappointed that there are so many in the cosplay/game convention community who are willing to give this guy a free ride. In *my* professional community, if someone pulls a stunt like this, they would be out.

    46. Ryan Hutson on May 1, 2015

      Good article in the nytimes made me think of y'all. Personally I'm still on this side of positive, although I agree with most of you that regular communication would be appreciated. It's just better business and common courtesy. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/magazine/zpm-espresso-and-the-rage-of-the-jilted-crowdfunder.html

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