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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #735 on: July 10, 2020, 12:13 PM »
Iím not an X-Men Marvel collector, but what do you think of the latest HasLab Kickstarter - X-Men legends Marvel's Sentinel for $350?

It looks like its a giant figure with a standard 6" figure that accompanies him.

The numbers are piling up pretty quickly, so it looks like there are quite a few fans of this.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #736 on: July 10, 2020, 04:47 PM »
How long ago did that go live?  Already past 50% with 45 days to go seems like a shoe-in.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #737 on: July 10, 2020, 05:29 PM »
There are plenty people "army building" this too. I've read numerous people getting 2 or 3 or 4.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #738 on: July 10, 2020, 06:30 PM »
Looks really cool.  If I were collecting X-men, this would be a must have.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #739 on: July 10, 2020, 06:51 PM »
The fan reaction is great.  About 3700 now when it was just over 1700 this morning. Stimulus money? Great timing Hasbro.  ;)

While large, the size makes the postal rate more reasonable than Jabba' barge to send to Haslab buddies overseas.

I was thinking earlier that $350 was crazy money to spend on a 26" figure and glad we don't have that in Star Wars. Now I'm shaking my fist at Lucasfilm for not giving us an iconic mega-large character that can be made into a super cool action figure. And no, Warbot does not count.










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« Reply #740 on: July 10, 2020, 07:12 PM »
I was thinking earlier that $350 was crazy money to spend on a 26" figure and glad we don't have that in Star Wars. Now I'm shaking my fist at Lucasfilm for not giving us an iconic mega-large character that can be made into a super cool action figure. And no, Warbot does not count.

$500, 3 foot diameter, 10 feet long...


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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #741 on: July 10, 2020, 10:58 PM »
Nope, I wants my Clone Wars Zillo Beast!  ;D
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #742 on: July 11, 2020, 05:48 PM »
And funded/backed in one day....wow. Now on to what essentially amounts to ďstretchĒ goals for the Sentinel. I am a Legends collector/fan, but not sure if Iím in for this as cool as it looks. Space is always a premium, and Iíd rather save those larger display areas for Star Wars.

Side note, is this evidence that Marvel is that much bigger then Star Wars or Transformers? I realize there is a price difference, and the army building aspect, but one day is pretty impressive. I guess Marvel is likely larger on a general population scale, but for some reason it still seemed like Star Wars was the biggest collecting game in town (just looking at it nostalgically). Not the case it seems.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #743 on: July 11, 2020, 08:47 PM »
Interesting to see a giant Cookie Monster failed miserably and this got 7000+ in one day.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #744 on: July 11, 2020, 10:20 PM »
I personally feel it says something, Brian.

I love me some 3.75Ē figures, but this smoked the Barge for barely less really and in a scale thatís supposedly not cool...  I dunno.  Seems cool to someone.

Iím sure there will soon be the ďspinĒ news posts on this but thatís pretty impressive turnaround on this backing.  I think the upcoming TVC one will be telling on how with it TVC collectors are (or arenít).  Iím in no group that is as miserable, so itíll be interesting.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #745 on: July 11, 2020, 10:46 PM »
I personally feel it says something, Brian.

I love me some 3.75Ē figures, but this smoked the Barge for barely less really and in a scale thatís supposedly not cool...  I dunno.  Seems cool to someone.

Iím sure there will soon be the ďspinĒ news posts on this but thatís pretty impressive turnaround on this backing.  I think the upcoming TVC one will be telling on how with it TVC collectors are (or arenít).  Iím in no group that is as miserable, so itíll be interesting.

After watching the barge on the secondary market, the demand clearly goes beyond the number of people who bother to back it.  Depending on what is, Iím going to be tempted to buy a second one to pay for the one I keep.

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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #746 on: July 12, 2020, 07:03 AM »
No matter what the TVC project is, it will not have this kind of showing out of the gate. The recent "saveTVC" petition online garnered 8k signatures total, and that wasn't a purchase, just a signature.

The Barge also brought 8k sales. I think we can see where our ceiling lies. Marvel Legends is showing their active fanbase runs much deeper.

Hopefully HasLab has made their plans based on the data that is out there. It's not going to be this easy for the TVC campaign...because if there is one more piece of data readily available, it's that there is absolutely no consensus as to what big item we want next.


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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #747 on: July 12, 2020, 12:23 PM »
Regarding 8k and the barge... that was the number of people, in the US only, who were able and willing to plunk down $540 for a massive, space-hogging item that they wouldnít receive for a year. 

There are surely tons of TVC collectors who either couldnít afford that, had no where to put it, or werenít allowed to buy it because they werenít in the US.  Also, reading comments in YFís Instagram, I see a lot of younger TVC collectors who donít care about the OT at all and just want clone wars stuff. 


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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #748 on: July 12, 2020, 12:28 PM »
I don't think it's apples to apples.
$500 vs $350
Vehicle vs figure
Really big vs big
No secondary market data vs knowledge that you could have bought two barges from Haslab for price of one now.

That being said you are kidding yourself if you don't think this speaks volumes to where the SW and Marvel toy collecting communities are respectfully.

I'm certainly not absolving Hasbro's decisions over past X years when it comes to SW but I hope this makes some of the loudest yellers think a little.

This Sentinel is like the 3rd or 4th version of him/it. We can't even get our community to spend full retail on brand new vehicles that are really well done (tank, troop transport, etc).

Certainly gives me some perspective.
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Re: Big Items of the Future!
« Reply #749 on: July 12, 2020, 06:45 PM »
I know the two figure lines are very different with Marvel having a historically limited (none?) 3.75" line while Star Wars historically was largely 3.75" and only recently picked up the larger 6" format.

I was thinking through different "big figure" options for Star Wars in a 6" scale, or anything $350-ish in the 6" scale. 

I really couldn't come up with anything in the 6" scale that I would be willing to pay that much for, mostly because of space constraints.  I passed on the 6" TIE Fighter, and still haven't ordered the Snowspeeder, even though I've got just about every 6" figure released.

Maybe its just that for me (and I assume a lot of long time collectors) that when I think of awesome Star Wars toys I immediately gravitate to the 3.75" line.  I'd be 1000% more interested in cool HasLab 3.75" items like the Tantavie IV, Death Star / Star Destroyer playset, etc. than anything that comes to mind in the 6" realm. 

I know we're technically in The Vintage Collection thread, but is there a $350+ item that you would pay for in the 6" scale for Star Wars?