I just got the tracking number this morning for the first 500 balls air-shipped to me. (The rest of the 9500 will be coming by boat to save a ton of money.) Hopefully I'll get them end of this week or early next week so I can officially finish this Kickstarter project! :) Thank you all for being so patient!
I'm considering getting the mini Magnetapults injection molded from ABS plastic. If that sells well in retail, I might do the same thing for the regular sized ones. If I do either of those, I'll post an update on how you can purchase just the ABS parts if you'd like to replace your MDF parts, at very close to cost. (It's quite a large initial investment for getting the molds made and the minimum orders, so it won't be happening very quickly.) Apparently some of you have used them so much, the trigger has worn out! :)
I'll update you again when the balls have arrived, and I'm preparing the last shipment!