.....but I continue to be amazed. Last week there was a bit of a brouhaha over Noble Knight Games carrying some KoDT 20 Years of covers books and some resin from the Spinward Traveller Kickstarter.
The TL;DR version is Ken Whitman sold Noble Knight Games books and resin ships that (arguably) had already been bought and paid for by Kickstarter backers, stiffing not only the backers, but Noble Knight Games because he shorted them $700+ in product. Instead of recouping some of their losses Noble Knight Games decided to take the high road and eat a $2500 investment by giving these tainted products to some of the Kickstarter Backers.
Now I've always assumed that Ken Whitman wasn't on the up & up when it came to these items. Complaints about Kickstarter Backers getting stiffed abound and I suspect that we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg here because Ken Whitman sold a lot of product via his website and there is no oversight there. We know the KoDT books were pretty cheap to produce and there is no telling how many of the "limited edition" and softcover books he sold. Nobody has seen the $250 leather-bound or $50 softcover books in the wild.
Basically I have low expectations of Ken Whitman's business sense and a high expectation of his ability to scam and steal. Even then Ken Whitman's ability beat the spread on these expectations pops up now and then.
There, on the bottom of the display case at the physical store for Troll and Toad is a bunch of Ken Whitman's Traveller resin. I can make out painted & unpainted Beowolfs, unpainted Scout Ships, unpainted Gazelles, and a bunch of some ships I'm not familiar with.
Here is a link to the picture on Facebook (until it gets pulled).
Now these were all "limited editions" and I find it hard to believe that Troll and Toad would naturally corner the market with at least 12% of all these "limited edition" Beowulfs. A quick search of the online store doesn't show these models available.......but this is a recent picture.
There is a helluva lot more resin here than what Noble Knight Games had.......
In response from a comment, here is the webpage for Troll and Toad, and the link to the "official" Facebook page: