It's Legit ... Boat Capsized
The lot was insured and the dude is queuing up a replacement batch. If it's a scam, the detail is very good. Cargo number matches. Ship did capsize.
As noted, it's only the US shipment that went Tango Uniform. Canada, UK, EU, Asia, etc. appear to be moving along.
Ultimately, I think he has an interesting product that would continue past this first campaign.
Just like in the early days of Ebay, it's Caveat Emptor. I don't mind. If a Producer tells me how he's going to save poison ivy or social justice my groin, I just skip past. If the plan is thorough and reasonable, I will consider it. I don't mind them telling me they are going to fight systemic stuff ... have fun ... but if you have a incomplete plan, I'll pass. There is even an option to just send them a few bucks. The chess clubs and 12 year old board game makers appreciate the support.
While it might make sense like Ebay for someone to sell an insurance on your purchase of sorts, the nature of the business is one and done for the grifters.
It looks like most problems are just that Producers didn't figure out how hard it was to get products shipped and through various customs. It appears there is a trend to move to separating out the shipping and you pay that when it's ready to go. In many ways, that makes sense since the KickStart Cartel doesn't get a percentage of that.
Just as the management of the order after the bidding is getting automated, they could run their shipping through an experienced group. Here's how to get your product if you live in Greece for example.
Others like Pinto, for example, just give out codes to print them yourself from Drive Thru. He never touches the final product. It works as a book but would not work as well (yet) for more complex things. I see places popping up in the US to handle the whole product on demand.
I have one where the whole package is printed and shipped directly from the print shop. Less countries in the loop but ... less hands touching the product. That would be hard for a first timer.
That said, I haven't seen anything in more than a year worth my trouble. I kicked in a few bucks for a few that intrigued me but I didn't want the final product. Those didn't fund so it cost me nothing.
Don't gamble what you can't afford to lose.