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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2021, 04:14 PM »
Iím passing this time. I backed the precious two but just dont know what I would do with something this big.  If Iím going to drop this much cash on something this big I would probably my pick a premium statue or something.

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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2021, 05:08 PM »
I'm going to back, but I'm going to hold off for a few weeks. Gotta plan where the hell I'm going to put this... and how to keep it hidden from the girlfriend. :-X
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2021, 06:09 PM »
The Rancor passed 3k backers already.  I'm holding out to see the incentives.  Curious to know how those work.  I'm sure they've come up with them in advance, but do they lower the targets if they're getting less orders than forecasted?  Or is the target even higher to force people to order multiples?
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2021, 08:31 PM »
I donít know what to do here really. Iíve basically been all in on OT Black Series stuff, but I just have no idea where Iíd put this. Plus thatís a big chunk of money to drop right before Christmas. Iím sure it will look amazing though. Iím having the same debate with myself over the Haslab Skystriker. I know I probably shouldnít, but it is tough to resist. That is the main reason I passed on the Sentinel and Galactus from Legends. Iím basically all in on that line, but I just donít have the space for all these big items, and Iíve already gone in on the barge and Razor Crest.

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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2021, 11:37 PM »
Iím having the same debate with myself over the Haslab Skystriker. I know I probably shouldnít, but it is tough to resist.

I am not backing the Rancor, but I am 50/50 on backing the Skystriker and I don''t even collect Joe stuff seriously.  I can make room for my all-time favorite 3.75" Joe plane though more easily than the giant 6" scale Rancor.

Does anyone else think it's kind of odd that Hasbro is running these at the same time?  An "army builder" vehicle like the Skystriker, at $100 cheaper than the Rancor, at about the same goal totals?  And then the fact that they revealed the unlocks for GI Joe but are keeping the SW Rancor unlocks a big secret for some reason?  Seems kind of an odd choice.
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2021, 07:13 AM »
It will only get more crowded and confusing when they reveal the third HasLab in a week on Wednesday. They must be banking on different nonoverlapping fandoms to push all these projects through.

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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2021, 09:17 AM »
They must be banking on different nonoverlapping fandoms to push all these projects through.

Have we heard there are different demographics between 3.75" and 6", where 6" skews much younger?  The Rancor is an OT creature but in a new format.

Does GI Joe skew older as well?

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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2021, 11:22 AM »
Iím having the same debate with myself over the Haslab Skystriker. I know I probably shouldnít, but it is tough to resist.

I am not backing the Rancor, but I am 50/50 on backing the Skystriker and I don''t even collect Joe stuff seriously.  I can make room for my all-time favorite 3.75" Joe plane though more easily than the giant 6" scale Rancor.

Does anyone else think it's kind of odd that Hasbro is running these at the same time?  An "army builder" vehicle like the Skystriker, at $100 cheaper than the Rancor, at about the same goal totals?  And then the fact that they revealed the unlocks for GI Joe but are keeping the SW Rancor unlocks a big secret for some reason?  Seems kind of an odd choice.

I don't know why Hasbro hides any of the unlocks for Haslab projects.
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2021, 12:37 PM »
I'm biding my time before backing.  I'll probably do it, but I agree - I would like to see the stretch goals.  It's actually a good motivating factor.  You would have to expect that one of the goals will be a Malakili figure.  Beyond that?  Maybe Oola or Giran.  I'm also trying to remember if any of the previously released Black Series Luke's had the bone he used while fighting the Rancor.

Interestingly enough on the Haslab front, Hasbro already announced what the stretch goals are on the G.I. Joe Skystriker.
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2021, 01:57 PM »
I'm also trying to remember if any of the previously released Black Series Luke's had the bone he used while fighting the Rancor.

Interestingly enough on the Haslab front, Hasbro already announced what the stretch goals are on the G.I. Joe Skystriker.

Yeah... I mean, can't Hasbro just throw us a bone?   ;)  :-*
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2021, 05:30 PM »
I don't know why Hasbro hides any of the unlocks for Haslab projects.

Control freaks.  They're ridiculous about making sure they are the ones to release the news when where and how they want it released.  I'm with you - I'd rather see it all up front.  If I know there is a stretch goal I want, I might be talking friends into it, budgeting to afford it, or even just rolling the idea around in my head longer to convince myself its worth it.  Instead, they keep it all hidden for a later surprise!  The only advantage is spreading out the news/buzz to keep it top of mind, but I'd be surprised to find that you gain a lot more sales that way than with just showing all your cards right away.  Heck, I'm sure some people would buy multiples if this was the only way to get a 6" Oola and Rancor Keeper or other exclusive items.
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #26 on: November 2, 2021, 01:25 PM »
Hasbro just announced a "Fan First Friday" for Star Wars on 11/5 (11am ET) to "talk all things HasLab" so maybe they heard the complaints and will reveal at least the first two unlock tiers finally?
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #27 on: November 3, 2021, 04:57 PM »
I don't buy TBS, but I'm considering backing this for use as a TVC item. It's not grossly out of proportion. If anything it's maybe 4-5 inches too tall for TVC but I could manage to see it as a bigger than average Rancor.
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #28 on: November 5, 2021, 11:20 AM »
Fan First Friday reveals....

- A look at the very first "work-in-progress" hardcopy/model
- Announced Unlock #1 - 6" Gamorrean Guard on POTF card w/appropriately scaled-coin
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Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Reply #29 on: November 5, 2021, 11:32 AM »
Fan First Friday reveals....

- A look at the very first "work-in-progress" hardcopy/model
- Announced Unlock #1 - 6" Gamorrean Guard on POTF card w/appropriately scaled-coin

Wow.  A repack on a new card with a coin.   They're really going all out to pull us in.   ::)