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15 hours ago, mako said:

I've made jokes, but at the end of the day, the HasLab concept is utterly ridiculous. Seriously, they produced a 500 + dollar sail barge you literally can only buy if you're in ONE specific geographic location (AND stupid enough to pay 500 dollars for a toy).

Now, I won't go into the bus-load of issues I, and many others, have with the whole HasLab concept, but I will give this little reminder:

Every Marvel Legends character, vehicle, playset, etc. made in the 'Lab will be one that 99.9 % of us will not be able to get. 

I don’t disagree with you there.  I feel like they started too big.  Why not start with a $100-$200 project that would never sell at retail in order to get more hardcore collectors on board?  I’ll never spend $300+ haslab money on a toy ever.  Period.  It’s a hobby that I love but anything more than that is absurd 

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14 hours ago, Benn said:

It's a 4-foot-long toy. It's gonna be expensive. Is it a luxury item? Sure. All toys are, but it makes people happy. It's disappointing to see people being shamed for being excited about that on a toy collecting message board.

I wouldn’t call it shaming.  I do think that the price range is astronomical personally, but I’ll never judge how others choose to spend their money, just as I would expect.  Personally, I could never fathom spending that kind of money, nor finding space for something so huge in my own collection.  But to those that can, that’s awesome 

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14 hours ago, bashpics99 said:

LOL, so on the one hand is too ridiculously expensive to buy, but OTOH you're upset that its not available internationally? Unless i'm misunderstanding.. does one have to go pick it up in person or something? 

Its not my cup of tea, but people spend lots of money on hot toys, etc so in that context $500 for a huge barge doesn't seem that far-fetched.  Plenty of people would argue that WE'RE stupid for regularly dropping $20 on marvel legends, what with them being toys and all. seems like a slippery slope to argue that someone is stupid for paying x amount for a toy. Remove the rafter from our own eye, and all that.

WIth all of that said, i'm personally not really in the market for anything huge that would require HasLab. I do think they should re-release the marvel universe Galactus and Frost Giant, maybe look to making a few other big figures like that such as a Celestial or Giant-man.

 

That’s how I view it as well.  It’s too steep a price for me, and I would argue in general, but there’s absolutely no problem with anyone choosing to do it 

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14 hours ago, Benn said:

If Ego were to scale, he'd have to be 347 miles wide. That's probably a stretch, even for Haslab. 🙂

Imagine the price point 

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31 minutes ago, CO_Alex said:

My issue is that I don't have the room for something that massive.  My entire office is plastered with wall to wall shelves with Marvel Legends and Black Series figures.  A few years ago I was in Toys R Us and they had that huge Tie-Fighter for $25 and I passed.  My wife is pretty laid back about all the stuff I get, but she would be pissed if I spent $500 on a toy and there is no way I could easily justify that kind of money on one item.  I would be open to vehicles like a Snow Speeder or Blackbird, but no way on a huge Daily Bugle or X-Men mansion.  

My biggest concern with haslab is that they will give us more realistically scaled things like snow speeder or blackbird, but will still have that steep price, just because that’s the status quo of the lab now  

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3 hours ago, DarthOdette said:

I don’t disagree with you there.  I feel like they started too big.  Why not start with a $100-$200 project that would never sell at retail in order to get more hardcore collectors on board?  I’ll never spend $300+ haslab money on a toy ever.  Period.  It’s a hobby that I love but anything more than that is absurd 

Yeah HasLab is a joke, look at Unicron the price and timeframe is stupid. Also it gives a big middle finger up at international fans. 

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On 8/11/2019 at 10:20 PM, DarthOdette said:

I’m trying to wrap my head around how that could function as a toy. It’s tough but I’m digging it 

Give it moveable face parts and power effects, maybe a rotating base with a motor in it.

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1 minute ago, komododragin said:

I would like to see the Asgard throne room

It would look nice, but I think we need more Asgardians before that should happen.

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19 minutes ago, komododragin said:

Give it moveable face parts and power effects, maybe a rotating base with a motor in it.

‘Moveable face’ is the selling feature 

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9 minutes ago, leokearon said:

It would look nice, but I think we need more Asgardians before that should happen.

Yup, we’re more likely to get a wakandan throne room 

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8 hours ago, leokearon said:

Yeah HasLab is a joke, look at Unicron the price and timeframe is stupid. Also it gives a big middle finger up at international fans. 

Yeah the timeline is insane.  They need to have all the backers in like 3 weeks, but are going to take 2 years to finish it 

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23 hours ago, DarthOdette said:

My biggest concern with haslab is that they will give us more realistically scaled things like snow speeder or blackbird, but will still have that steep price, just because that’s the status quo of the lab now  

I definitely can’t see myself spending a couple of hundred $ on one time unless there is a dry spell of Legends for 4-6 months so I can justify it.  My max price point is probably around $150ish and even then it would have to be spectacular.  I agree with you that it would most likely be a very steep price.

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1 hour ago, CO_Alex said:

I definitely can’t see myself spending a couple of hundred $ on one time unless there is a dry spell of Legends for 4-6 months so I can justify it.  My max price point is probably around $150ish and even then it would have to be spectacular.  I agree with you that it would most likely be a very steep price.

Good to know I’m not alone 

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14 hours ago, DarthOdette said:

Yeah the timeline is insane.  They need to have all the backers in like 3 weeks, but are going to take 2 years to finish it 

It's about 6 weeks to raise over $4.5 million thanks to a ridiculous  one-off payment. Also if you are international you can now participate but with a crippling mark-up

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10 hours ago, leokearon said:

It's about 6 weeks to raise over $4.5 million thanks to a ridiculous  one-off payment. Also if you are international you can now participate but with a crippling mark-up

Yeah the one off is weird.  I get it, you want to make sure people don’t make a payment and then instantly drop it, but who in their right mind would waste money?

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6 minutes ago, DarthOdette said:

Yeah the one off is weird.  I get it, you want to make sure people don’t make a payment and then instantly drop it, but who in their right mind would waste money?

Unless they state that the payment wasn't refundable, people could easily change thier minds

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Just now, leokearon said:

Unless they state that the payment wasn't refundable, people could easily change thier minds

Right, I wrote that assuming there would be no refunds 

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15 hours ago, CO_Alex said:

I definitely can’t see myself spending a couple of hundred $ on one time unless there is a dry spell of Legends for 4-6 months so I can justify it.  My max price point is probably around $150ish and even then it would have to be spectacular.  I agree with you that it would most likely be a very steep price.

I have a similar cut-off point, but as I tightly budget everything, I generally need a few weeks to juggle the old finances to get it together. And as you said, dropping it all at once, it has to be something WAY impressive. For instance, I pulled the trigger on the A-Force set and never batted an eye.

Once I getup into the multiple hundreds, though, it becomes a matter of "If i Have that Kind of Money, I'll find Something Better to Do with It."

Example: When I was 22, I bought a Camaro from a friend of my brother-in-law for 500 bucks even. Hasbro asks more that for their Sail-Barge and I have to laugh.

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12 minutes ago, mako said:

I have a similar cut-off point, but as I tightly budget everything, I generally need a few weeks to juggle the old finances to get it together. And as you said, dropping it all at once, it has to be something WAY impressive. For instance, I pulled the trigger on the A-Force set and never batted an eye.

Once I getup into the multiple hundreds, though, it becomes a matter of "If i Have that Kind of Money, I'll find Something Better to Do with It."

Example: When I was 22, I bought a Camaro from a friend of my brother-in-law for 500 bucks even. Hasbro asks more that for their Sail-Barge and I have to laugh.

Well that’s one hell of a deal for a Camaro!

 

and I agree.  It’s not really how much you’re getting comparing it to the price.  Like if you got a hot Toys batmobile and they ask $600+ dollars, you’re getting what you pay for.  The problem is, is it really worth the price for a toy?  It all depends on who you are 

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GALACTUS all the way

Image result for marvel comics classic galactus

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if they did do a galactus, its going to have to be a lot bigger and better than the past versions to get the backing it needs

 

i feel like if  fin fang foom  was around the same size as the BAF but retooled it would be good enough to get everyone preordering

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On 8/12/2019 at 6:41 AM, Benn said:

If Ego were to scale, he'd have to be 347 miles wide. That's probably a stretch, even for Haslab. 🙂

It could be ego from a distance 😂

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