Rob made the following comment on the recent Lapel Pin Kickstarter
Part of the reason we did this as a separate project is that the Book 3 project had to be delayed. Proxy Army is not going to be able to provide what would have been our top tier reward for that (a model of Gobwin Knob) so we have to look elsewhere for something equally cool to offer.
To me that reads as a problem on Proxy Army's end of things, yet their email seems to be trying to blame Rob. So yeah I think it might be legit that they aren't producing the minis either, however I would recommend contacting Erfworld Customer Support directly. You can reach Linda via email@example.com
she handles customer support these days and is totally awesome. You might also request in your email that Rob post some kind of announcement too so other people in the same boat as you know what's up.
"I'm afraid I don't understand. And also afraid that I do."
Two guys with basically the same name in a discussion about a character getting cloned.
There's gotta be a good joke in here somewhere.