I think this here is a key mistake. This is not the continuation of a show. This is not the original series of (for example) Dystopian Wars picking up a new creative team between season two and three. This is an all-new series of Dystopian Wars. The new production team, new cast, new writers and new design sensibilities.
Now a miniatures game really isn't a TV show, but you started it so let's take this over-extended metaphor further...
The new show of Dystopian Wars does not stop you from enjoying the original still (and in your case making 3D sculpts vaguely reminiscent of former showrunner Neil). It does mean that there won't be any more of the classic Dystopian Wars episodes. It also means that if anyone tries to make classic Dystopian Wars episodes, or edits classic Dystopian Wars episodes to make them stand up to modern viewing that they will get a visit from the new company's lawyers with a cease and desist pretty sharpish!
But there will potentially now be a host of new fans for Dystopian Wars, and whether or not you personally enjoy the new series or its designs, you can at least appreciate that while the original is at an end, you can still enjoy it. But that there is a new version to enjoy for its own merits too.
Now we aren't actually talking about a TV show, we're talking about a game. And the good news is that it's an even better situation for you. While your DVDs and memorabilia of the original series of Dystopian Wars were only relevant to that show, with Dystopian Wars as a game you can use your miniatures in the new edition too as we'll be providing some 'counts as' material for you to proxy with. Now of course stylistically they won't be a perfect match, but they'll (mostly) be close!
While it is true that the community *could* tell new players not to get involved (as happened with Age of Sigmar), the game was in such decline that even with that kind of selfish and self destructive action from the community I'm confident that the property would bounce back as part of the Dystopian Age and that we would be seeing not only a host of new players who the second edition was offputting to, but also to many of the original community who spoke out against the new edition but when the new models are released and faced with the alternative of 'no Dystopian Wars at all' decided to jump on board and have some fun anyway!
Now I could be wrong about all of this (and I'm sure the double-act of D & J will assure me that I am!) but the thing about being the game studio rather than the community is that the risk is ours, not yours. I'll let you know in a couple of years how it has played out!