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I'm just glad it finally ended. I spent the last 2 weeks fighting off the urge to order a second one. My intention was/is to use this guy as Master Mold. I have 2 of the original MU Sentinels and 2 of the DOFP Sentinels. I also have the original Toybiz BAF and 2 KO's of that one that are actually pretty good, so I've got a pretty decent stable of Sentinel representation. Any more and I simple don't have any shelf space left, especially with the amount of X-Men product that's being put out this year.

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1 hour ago, Gigantor said:

Sorry, this just proved what I've been saying for quite some time bout Hasbro doing a "Giant characters of the Marvel universe " line of characters that range in the 10" - 24" scale. If over 22,500+ people were willing to fork over $350 for 1 single over sized figure, Imagine how many would have bought 16" scaled classic DOFP Sentinels at retail stores for $59.99-$69.99. or a 22-24' scaled Galactus for $75. A scale accurate 10' tall Sasquatch with alternate heads/ hands for $49.99, 16'  Pym Goliath/ Giantman. Bill Foster Goliath, Orka, Erik Josten Goliath, 10' Champion, Titanium man, Watcher, Stranger. 

 

They could do a 3 character wave per quarter for a total of 12 "Giant/ large" characters for the yr.

 

I would agree that they could put something like this together once/year.  But, for me, and many other collectors this was a huge purchase.  Both literally and financially.  And the Sentinel is such an iconic Marvel/X-Men character, there are probably very few others that would generate this level of interest.  Galactus comes to mind but I suspect that, if they wanted to do him justice, he'd be twice as large and cost twice as much.  That said, I wouldn't fork out even more money for another size of Giantman.  I wouldn't pay more for a Sasquatch that's slightly taller than the BAF I already paid plenty for.  The DOFP Sentinels were flawed technically with some design issues--keep in mind these were also up to 50% off multiple times as well.

Honestly, they just hit the nail on the head with this in every way.  And the fact that there won't be 10 times as many of these in circulation is the icing on the cake.  This wasn't about variety, it was about it being sizeable, accurate to original designs that fans grew up with and limited supply.  Take out any one of those factors and it the sales will suffer.

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Decided to give in and backed it by buying one. Wish Hasbro had added more tiers though. Only one extra added at 16,000 when the number of backers was around 13,000. Seems they could have added more tiers since they ended up with over 22,000 backers.

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26 minutes ago, Emnems80 said:

Decided to give in and backed it by buying one. Wish Hasbro had added more tiers though. Only one extra added at 16,000 when the number of backers was around 13,000. Seems they could have added more tiers since they ended up with over 22,000 backers.

5,000 of them cam in within the last 24 hours.

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4 hours ago, Gigantor said:

Sorry, this just proved what I've been saying for quite some time bout Hasbro doing a "Giant characters of the Marvel universe " line of characters that range in the 10" - 24" scale. If over 22,500+ people were willing to fork over $350 for 1 single over sized figure, Imagine how many would have bought 16" scaled classic DOFP Sentinels at retail stores for $59.99-$69.99. or a 22-24' scaled Galactus for $75. A scale accurate 10' tall Sasquatch with alternate heads/ hands for $49.99, 16'  Pym Goliath/ Giantman. Bill Foster Goliath, Orka, Erik Josten Goliath, 10' Champion, Titanium man, Watcher, Stranger. 

 

They could do a 3 character wave per quarter for a total of 12 "Giant/ large" characters for the yr.

I wouldn't go that far as to do 12 a year. As I have said countless times, why they haven't done something like the Transformers Titan Class is insane. An annual roughly 2 foot tall character for roughly $150, would make sense and allow them to do quite a few figures and would be easy on people's budget.

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Would have loved to get one buy lack of extra money/it slipping my mind means if I ever want one I'll have to get screwed by ebay sadly. Either that or Army build the dop one

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3 hours ago, leokearon said:

I wouldn't go that far as to do 12 a year. As I have said countless times, why they haven't done something like the Transformers Titan Class is insane. An annual roughly 2 foot tall character for roughly $150, would make sense and allow them to do quite a few figures and would be easy on people's budget.

It took me awhile to decide if I was willing to drop the coin on this, because I DID keep comparing it in my mind to a Transformer Titan.  It seemed like it should be a lot cheaper in comparison.

But then I thought: a Transformer, while made of more parts, is mostly hollow.  A Marvel Legend is solid in the arms and legs.  There's probably a LOT more (expensive) plastic in there...

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43 minutes ago, MeGrimlock78 said:

It took me awhile to decide if I was willing to drop the coin on this, because I DID keep comparing it in my mind to a Transformer Titan.  It seemed like it should be a lot cheaper in comparison.

But then I thought: a Transformer, while made of more parts, is mostly hollow.  A Marvel Legend is solid in the arms and legs.  There's probably a LOT more (expensive) plastic in there...

Not really,  the most expensive part of toy production is molding,  so the more parts and engineering needed, the more expensive it is to make, hence the desire to reuse molds and parts. Look at Unicron compared to a standard Titan, it's only 4 inches taller but was nearly 4 times the price.

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6 hours ago, Virtualzach said:

5,000 of them cam in within the last 24 hours.

And with 24 hours left would have been a perfect time to drop something awesome at a 20,000 tier.

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1 hour ago, Emnems80 said:

And with 24 hours left would have been a perfect time to drop something awesome at a 20,000 tier.

 

My point is that they didn't have to.  They broke their goal by 6k on the back of the final tier (and people waiting until the last minute).  Since 25% of the total buyers tagged in at the last minute, I'm doubting yet another tier would have made much of a difference.

People got what they paid for with this one...

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10 hours ago, Virtualzach said:

 

I would agree that they could put something like this together once/year.  But, for me, and many other collectors this was a huge purchase.  Both literally and financially.  And the Sentinel is such an iconic Marvel/X-Men character, there are probably very few others that would generate this level of interest.  Galactus comes to mind but I suspect that, if they wanted to do him justice, he'd be twice as large and cost twice as much.  That said, I wouldn't fork out even more money for another size of Giantman.  I wouldn't pay more for a Sasquatch that's slightly taller than the BAF I already paid plenty for.  The DOFP Sentinels were flawed technically with some design issues--keep in mind these were also up to 50% off multiple times as well.

Honestly, they just hit the nail on the head with this in every way.  And the fact that there won't be 10 times as many of these in circulation is the icing on the cake.  This wasn't about variety, it was about it being sizeable, accurate to original designs that fans grew up with and limited supply.  Take out any one of those factors and it the sales will suffer.

By "DOFP" Sentinels, I don't mean the crap "24 phrases,  light up eyes" version. I'm taking bout Hasbro make accurate comic based John Byrne versions in 16" scale.732472365_Sentinelsdays-of-future-past.thumb.png.5c376c6a8d7750250f37380609907858.png

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9 hours ago, Virtualzach said:

 

My point is that they didn't have to.  They broke their goal by 6k on the back of the final tier (and people waiting until the last minute).  Since 25% of the total buyers tagged in at the last minute, I'm doubting yet another tier would have made much of a difference.

People got what they paid for with this one...

Of course they didn't have to. My point was that with that many backers it would have been nice if more tiers were added as a thank you to the fans. It could have been something simple as an extra of each of the prime sentinels. Or a blast effect that would port in the hand the same way as the tentacle.

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