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Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« on: September 8, 2023, 12:06 PM »
Onto the next for HasLab -

Marvel Legends HasLab Giant-Man
- 91 point of articulation
- 2 alternate face plates (smiling, angry)

$199.99
10,000 backers to fund
12,000 backers to unlock Tier 1 - Marvel Zombies faceplate
14,000 backers to unlock Tier 2 - Secret Invasion Skrull Head

Ends 10/23 11:59pm ET
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #1 on: September 8, 2023, 06:12 PM »
Seems like they are starting to skimp on Tiers. There should have been at least one more for The Ghost. And 2 face plates is pretty weak for this one. It’s a decent price though, and already over 25% funded, so should get done. Happy for those that wanted this guy.
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2023, 03:24 PM »
Three days in and we're at 4,182.  Not great, but still lots of time.   Not meaning this as a bad omen, but the Robbie Ghost Rider car was at about 3900 (43%) backed after 3 days, so very comparable start to this one (42% backer after 3 days). 

Seems like they are starting to skimp on Tiers.

I had a chance to watch the livestream (missed it the first time around) and they talk a little bit about the tiers and some lessons learned in the past 6" HasLab projects.  They did not want to announce/lock popular Avengers (like Janet/Wasp) behind an expensive HasLab paywall for folks that were already happy with the BAF Giant-Man and in case the Giant-Man did not hit those tiers.  Trying to balance things for everyone, but it does unfortunately make the tiers look lesser when compared to Sentinel/Galactus.
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2023, 10:20 AM »
Just about a week in, 4609 backers.   Not a great sign that it hasn't hit 50% yet, but still trending better than the Robbie Ghost Rider car did...
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2023, 11:00 AM »
Just about a week in, 4609 backers. 

Two weeks in, 4936 backers.  31+ days left. 

Seems to be tracking OK to get backed, but I guess we'll know in a week or so.  Week 3 was when the Ghost Rider car started sliding backwards a little bit and it became clear that project was in trouble.
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2023, 05:12 PM »
Hard to predict which way this might go, but curious if they add any kind of sweetener.
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2023, 12:59 PM »
Just about a week in, 4609 backers. 

Two weeks in, 4936 backers.  31+ days left. 

Seems to be tracking OK to get backed, but I guess we'll know in a week or so.  Week 3 was when the Ghost Rider car started sliding backwards a little bit and it became clear that project was in trouble.

Three weeks in, 5420 backers.  24+ days left.

Continuous forward motion is a good sign.  Above the 50% mark is a good sign. 

Still not a lock to get made, but looking pretty good for the Hank Pym fans for now...

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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #7 on: October 5, 2023, 05:55 PM »
I’m starting to think this might not make it. The tiers are so lackluster that they offer little incentive at all for speculators. If they were unique figures like Galactus or the Sentinel had that would be one thing but no one is going to buy spare face plates without the figure itself. And if you have the figure you wouldn’t need the face plates.

Curious what the future holds if a second consecutive one of these fails…
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #8 on: October 5, 2023, 06:21 PM »
I’m starting to think this might not make it. The tiers are so lackluster that they offer little incentive at all for speculators. If they were unique figures like Galactus or the Sentinel had that would be one thing but no one is going to buy spare face plates without the figure itself. And if you have the figure you wouldn’t need the face plates.

Yeah, they announced that the faceplates will have interchangeable eyes I guess so there are 3 sets of eyes you can mix to make 9 different expressions.  And the antennae in white or black.  That's probably really cool to all those toy photographer/instagram collectors but offer nothing to most casual buyers or resellers like you said.

We are definitely in the low spot on the backing cycle right now.  Barely over 100 in the last week.  Still not sliding backwards though.  Hard to say if it's going to make it or not.
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #9 on: October 6, 2023, 10:51 AM »
It has been a slow roll, but I think it will probably make it. Being “lower” priced helps that too. I think Hasbro is in a tough place with tiers on these things. If they don’t do figures it’s “booooo, no figures!”, but if they do it’s “oh great Hasbro locked these figures behind a paywall, they hate collectors!”. I think the figures make it feel like a better value overall, but it would likely be higher priced then. It’s all a trade off.

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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #10 on: October 6, 2023, 11:02 AM »
Just logging in the numbers for historical purposes...

Just about a week in, 4609 backers. 

Two weeks in, 4936 backers.  31+ days left. 

Three weeks in, 5420 backers.  24+ days left.

Four weeks in, 5559 backers, 17+ days left.
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #11 on: October 6, 2023, 05:45 PM »
One thing working in its favor is there doesn’t seem to be a lot of fan bitterness or animosity around it like there was with the GR car. People just want it or they don’t.

I hope it makes it for everyone that wants one. Still hoping to get a FantastiCar out of one of these things someday too.  ;D
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2023, 10:59 AM »
Just logging in the numbers for historical purposes...

After 1 week, 4609 backers
After 2 weeks, 4936 backers
After 3 weeks, 5420 backers
After 4 weeks, 5559 backers
After 5 weeks, 5753 backers.  ~10.5 days left.

Still slowly moving forward.  No black-slide.  All good signs for the Giant-Man fans out there.
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2023, 02:30 AM »
Over 6800 now with just under 3 days to go…seems to be picking up steam now.
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Re: Marvel Legends Haslab - Giant Man
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2023, 10:17 PM »
Just logging in the numbers for historical purposes...

After 1 week, 4609 backers
After 2 weeks, 4936 backers
After 3 weeks, 5420 backers
After 4 weeks, 5559 backers
After 5 weeks, 5753 backers
50 hours left, 7135 backers
24 hours left, 7599 backers
14 hours left, 7817 backers
11 hours left, 8019 backers
8 hours left, 8360 backers
5.5 hours left, 8857 backers
3.5 hours left, 9916 backers
3 hours left, 10,007 backers - funded!
« Last Edit: October 24, 2023, 12:20 AM by Jeff »
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