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HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« on: May 25, 2022, 10:09 AM »
Next HasLab - Force FX Third Sister Reva's Double-Bladed Lightsaber

$500 is probably a 'fair' price for this based on the fact that a single-bladed saber is like $250-280 these days (::)) and there are possible unlocks to be had.

I'll be passing but it'll be interesting to follow what happens...
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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 10:42 AM »
Wow.  Are there that many people that are interested in a $500 lightsaber, and for a character that isn't core to Star Wars?

I've got one FX lightsaber, and thought it was $150 cool when I got it, but I can't imagine spending $500 on this.  I know I'm not the target market as there are FX lightsabers, lightsaber hilts, etc. that I don't collect.  Is this going to be another failed HasLab campaign, or are there that many high end lightsaber fans? 

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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2022, 10:58 AM »
The retail price for current Force FX elite sabers are around $250.  This will have two blades, so you get the $500 price.

I'd be curious to see what the unlocks are for this.
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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 11:15 AM »
Ugh. Get an original idea, Star Wars team. Yes, Marvel's giant sized Legends characters have been home runs as Haslabs, but trying to ape that with the Black Series Rancor failed. So now we are aping the success of the Ghostbusters Proton Pack? This roleplay saber is an unknown quantity from a character we haven't met on a show that hasn't yet aired.

 The only thing I can say is this is less risky than getting them into production out of the gate, at least if they discov there is no market for it they can scrap the project. But all these failures will sure start to give Haslab a black eye.

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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2022, 11:34 AM »
I'd be curious to see what the unlocks are for this.

This.  Just curious what an unlock for such an item would be.  A display stand, display case?  Like Dave, I'm not the target for such an item, but I am genuinely curious what kind of unlocks they are thinking for a lightsaber.

So now we are aping the success of the Ghostbusters Proton Pack?

See, this is the route I would have thought Hasbro would take regarding Star Wars if they plan to do role playing items.  They could do Boba Fett's backpack (which version?) and then repaint it for subsequent versions (Empire, Jedi, Book, Cobb Vanth's version), Jango's.  Besides, Mandos seem to be the in thing for them at the moment. 

I do agree that it's a risk to give such a project to a character that hasn't even shown up on screen yet... but then again, there was a lot of hype around Darth Maul back in the lead-up to The Phantom Menace and, while he was cool and new, he was taken out by a Padawan at the end of the movie, so *shrugs* 

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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2022, 01:30 AM »
https://hasbropulse.com/collections/haslab/products/star-wars-the-black-series-reva-the-third-sister-force-fx-elite-lightsaber

So, no unlocks then?  It's a bold strategy, Cotton - let's see if it pays off for them.

439 people so far willing to plunk down $500 for this.
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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2022, 09:02 AM »
Anybody here going to back it?
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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2022, 11:52 PM »
439 people so far willing to plunk down $500 for this.

Up over 730 now...
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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #8 on: June 3, 2022, 02:20 PM »
5/27 - 439
5/29 - 730
6/3 - 957

Slow, but progressing at a decent enough pace.
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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #9 on: June 3, 2022, 02:40 PM »
I'm cheering for this one to succeed even though I have absolutely no interest in it. 

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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #10 on: June 7, 2022, 09:07 AM »
What I find odd is that Reva has yet to use the two-blade version.  She is the only one who doesn't wear it Tron-style on their back.

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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2022, 12:44 PM »
HasLab Force FX Elite Reva Lightsaber:
5/27 - 439
5/29 - 730
6/3 - 957
6/13 - 1034

I know these crowd-funded projects take a dip in the middle, but just 8 a day the last 9-10 days is pretty slow. 

1034 in the first 17 days (61/day); need 3966 the last 28 days (142/day).
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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2022, 02:07 PM »
I wonder how they decide what is a kickstarter and what is just sold like the Jabba Throne Room playset?

Have they determined that Vintage 3.75" is going to sell regardless and they don't need kickstarters anymore since the Razor Crest funded in two days, and kickstarters are just for Black Series and other items?

Any rumors on the next 3.75" kickstarter?  I hope this lightsaber isn't "taking up an offering slot" and that whatever they've got planned for 3.75" is still coming out.  I'm ready for the next 3.75" offering considering it'll take them 18 months to deliver it.

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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2022, 02:18 PM »
Good point Dave.  TVC definitely sells, there's been discussion that the Boba Fett throne room set was going to be a Haslab and was made a pre-order...that might be the model for larger pieces going forward.  I think you would still see a Haslab for larger items similar to the level of the Sail Barge or Razor Crest, that these larger, but not huge items would be preorders.

The last Force FX saber I picked up was the Rey Skywalker saber, and it is a great addition to my collection.  I preordered it, but it can now be found online for on sale.  I have no regrets preordering it, but seeing it as a discount can be telling for what we're seeing with this Haslab.
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Re: HasLab Reva FX Elite Lightsabers
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2022, 05:01 PM »
This seems to have stalled.  1,096 backers as of 6/20.  They've only added 62 backers in the past week.

Three weeks to go to get another 4,000 backers.