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Friday, October 20, 2017

2017.10.19 Ken "Whit" Whitman Admits to Trying to Sell Fake Memorabilia (But Doesn't Accept Any Personal Responsibility)

2017.10.19 Ken "Whit" Whitman Admits to Trying to Sell Fake Memorabilia (But Doesn't Accept Any Personal Responsibility)
Looks like between Tenkar's Tavern and our work here we were able to get some action from our main man Ken "Whit" Whitman, at least regarding the fake-as-hell merchandise he was trying to sell our of his Little Monster Games & Comic shop.

The piece by Erik Tenkar was enjoyable enough (read it here), but aside from our already stated opinions & commentary, we'll just use the rest of this post for documentation.

"As many of you may know, I, Ken “Whit” Whitman, have been a background Actor on The Walking Dead for three episodes. I want to start out by saying it is an honor to have worked on the Walking Dead as an extra. I love to tell the stories of working on set when I am a guest at stores and events.

Ken "Whit" Whitman's Explanation
Recently I bought a Comic Book shop in Somerset Ky called Little Monsters Games & Comics, LLC. We sale all kinds of nerd and geek things. Comic Book, Magic The Gathering Cards, D&D, Walking Dead, you name it.

Several weeks ago I met a man named King Jones, from Russel Springs KY, who stated that he was the third largest collector of The Walking Dead merchandise in the world. This 67 year old man seemed very likable and proceeded to show me his collection that he brought to my store. He brought me multiple Walking Dead items, including, 4 Scripts signed by actors, a proto type Negan bat, origianl Funko pop drawings, A couple CGC Walking Dead CGC Graded Comics, and Michonne Boots, saying that the boots were all purchased buy collectors from charity auctions.

It took us a few days to figure out they were fake, and I immediatly reported it to the Police. Thankfully NONE of the items given to me on consignment were sold. Mr. King was questioned by the police in my store and he was told to never try to sell these items again.
However, due to how the law works, the fake items were given back to Mr. Jones, who I hope hopfuly destroyed said materials, or is looking for the people who sold him the items.

I am very happy in my decision to work with the police about this unfortinate situation. I am not happy that the police did not take the items for any type of evidence and only gave Mr. Jones a warning but in the USA everyone is innocent until proven guilty. But that is the law folks. Deep down in my heart I hope that Mr. Jones is a victom also, but fell compelled to let people know of my story so this does not happen again.

They say, If you dont get what you want to get experience. I now know what a real CGC comic slab looks like. I now know how to check letter of authentisties! And belive me, I am checking any third party materials that comes in my store.

AMC Networks, & CGC Comic grading systems have been notified and are fully away of the situation. I can only hope that they contune to pursue these fakes and find the people who ruin fandom for the little guy.

In conclusion, I am truly sorry for my unkowing envolvement in this situation, and appreceate all our local customers who have stuck beside me during this unfortinate situation.

Take care! Ken “Whit” Whitman"


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