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On 9/8/2023 at 10:35 AM, AndyL said:

Dude you should work for Hasbro. Fresh off this Haslab announcement this wave would fly off the shelves. Only thing I could think that would make this just a smidge better would be instead of Porky as the BAF how about a mid-sized Giant Man around 12 to 14 inches. Somewhere around the size of Super Adaptiod or Surtur?

LOL and thanks my friend. Frankly I wouldn't mind giving them some pointers. But really, I've seen any number of suggestions, on this forum alone, from fans that would really help them up their game. Bottom line for hasbo & their stockholders, these would reap tons of revenue. Its win-win.

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On 9/22/2023 at 7:19 PM, tarot said:

we're half ways there

 

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Any insight as to whether all you international buyers are being added to the count total real-time with this Haslab, or if it will be like the last two, and you are all added in a lump sum towards the end?

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On 9/14/2023 at 7:48 PM, Jmacq1 said:

I'm not counting this out completely yet...we've seen big late-stage surges in Marvel HasLabs before, but it's not looking great.  Especially as if this follows normal crowdfunding trends that "just under a hundred a day" is going to get lower through the middle weeks, which would mean a bigger gap that it would have to overcome later in the campaign.

I'm not the slightest bit worried about it. There are lots of people like me that will back it on the final weekend, and I'll likely buy 3. I have a friend that owns a comic book store here in town and he's planning on buying 5 (all for resale), but also not until the final weekend. You usually have two big spurts, one in the first week and then again during the final week - with a lot of slow trickle in between. There's not a thing that anyone could say that would make me make it back any sooner than those last few days. There's just no reason to. It's not like they're going to cap it, and say "sorry, that's it! - no more orders will be taken!". I ordered Galactus and 3 Sentinels all on the very final day of those campaigns. I wasn't going to back the EoV no matter what (despite wanting the 4 actual figures). I've always thought that they should just make these shorter campaigns.

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On 9/23/2023 at 10:42 PM, Reno said:

I'm not the slightest bit worried about it. There are lots of people like me that will back it on the final weekend, and I'll likely buy 3.

can I just ask, just out of pure curiousity cause like you I know it will be back, why wait until near the end? You don't get charged until then so you don't have to worry about your money being taken. So wouldn't it make more sense to back it now rather then wait?

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Three to go to surpass the final count for the EoV. I am nervously checking every half hour or so. Who am I kidding, its like every 10 minutes. This thing has to fund soon for my wife's sake, lol.

And I respectfully question waiting till the last minute as well. Momentum is a thing. The closer we get to funded, the better it is for building confidence of those on the fence. And if we were to get and surpass the tiers early, they really might add something like they did with the Sentinel. But yeah, better another backer than not, so please don't read this as an attack. I'm just a worrier.

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Startin to get some EoV vibes watching it creep up slowly then drop 3 or 4 at once, only to take half the day to recoup them. I will say that even the negative comments online don't seem to be a gleefilled or hateful. More of just, not liking the character or not having room. Both totally understandable. But I am still getting worried. Galactus did a similar thing until the end too, but last year scarred me.

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Shown below via stalldwight is a look at the protype for the new Hasbro Marvel Legends 60th Anniversary Giant-Man Haslab which shows the great range of motion for the figure and boasts a suggested retail price of $199.99. The Giant-Man (24-inches Tall) base offering needs 10,000 backer orders to begin production. Orders beyond that will help unlock tiers that enhance your Giant-Man figure and display. It currently has 5,441 backers as of this posting.

Other official info:

12,000 backers is needed to unlock Giant-Man enhancement #1, a ghoulish display mode!

Tier 1: Marvel Zombies Faceplate

Turn your hero into a horror with the Giant-Man zombie faceplate, inspired by the Marvel Zombies comics! Bring the insatiable hunger of zombified Giant-Man to your shelf for a head-turning, brain eating display.

14,000 backers is needed to unlock Giant-Man enhancement #2, an otherworldly look!

Tier 2: Secret Invasion Skrull Head

Alternate head transforms figure into Skrull Giant-Man, inspired by the Secret Invasion comics story. Display Giant-Man as a giant Skrull to imagine the shapeshifter wreaking havoc on Earth.

From the laboratory that created Pym Particles and the android Ultron, & the crowdfunding program that brought you Sentinel and Galactus, comes a larger-than-life Avenger. Pym Labs partners with HasLab for the biggest Super Hero to hit the Marvel Legends Series: Giant-Man!

In honor of Marvel Comics' 60th anniversary of the Avengers, we are proud to present one of the original members of the first Avengers team. In 6-inch Hasbro Marvel Legends Series scale, Hank Pym is 24-inch tall Giant-Man.

This crowdfunded project will run from September 8, 2023, to 11:59pm ET on October 23, 2023 and requires 10,000 backer orders to begin production. If successful, the project will begin shipping around Fall 2024.

• 24-inch-tall Giant-Man design is inspired by character's appearance in Marvel comic books

• Features 91 total points of articulation, including 29 points in each hand

• Giant-Man figure has intricate design and premium deco

• Ultra-articulated figure is fully poseable for the ultimate shelf display

• Comes with 2 alternate face plates to display with different facial expressions

60 Years of Giant-Man

For 60 years, Hank Pym has been Marvel Comics' resident inventor. As the inventor of Pym Particles, he's fought dangers of all sizes as the tiny-but-mighty Ant-Man and larger-than-life Giant-Man. In 1963 Pym co-founded the Avengers team and was one of the original members of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, alongside his wife Janet Van Dyne (aka The Wasp), Iron Man, Hulk, and Thor.

Add to Your Classic Avengers Collection

Add Giant-Man to your collection of classic comic book Avengers! Giant-Man in his retro-inspired 1963 costume joins other classic Avengers team members, such as Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America. These iconic heroes represent classic members of the greatest Super Hero team on Earth. (Additional figures each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

Marvel Legends Series Biggest Hero Yet

This massive, fully articulated Marvel Legends figure stands at an impressive 24-inches tall, in line with the 6-inch Marvel Legends scale. Giant-Man is the tallest hero yet designed for the Marvel Legends line and the perfect compliment to the even the most impressive Avengers collection.

All-New Sculpt and Premium Design

Inspired by the classic Jack Kirby Giant-Man design, this item has an entirely new sculpt and premium deco. To really pop on your shelves, figure has his iconic red and blue outfit, silver belt, and fine detailing designed to look like leather seams and spandex texture.

Inventing the Inventor

When it came to concepts for the next Marvel Legends HasLab, we knew that what fans needed was to complete the most iconic and mightiest team on Earth -- the Avengers. In honor of the 60th anniversary, we looked to the original team of Marvel Comics Avengers. This figure is inspired by Giant-Man's first comic appearance in Tales to Astonish #49 (1963), with details that pay homage to his long comic history and history with the Avengers.

Big Expressions with Faceplate Accessories

Display this expressive Marvel Legends Series figure with 2 alternate faceplate pieces. Figure has a stoic expression, which can be swapped out for either a smiling faceplate or angry faceplate. Multiple looks fit a multitude of poses and display scenarios.

Most Poseable Large-Scale Figure

Giant-Man has 91 points of articulation and is fully poseable, making it the ultimate display piece for the collector's shelf.

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On 9/25/2023 at 5:56 AM, spoooky said:

Ok so I think that like me, you view a crowdfunding campaign as an opportunity to get together and finance a toy that would be unfeasible otherwise. Everyone works together and gets a cool thing!

 

A lot of people have bought into this "projects that couldn't be made otherwise" notion and it just doesn't pan out. EOV exposed this even more. For years collectors had been screaming for Mephisto, and were told it "could never be made" (funny thing, Hasbro never said that) and yet there it was. I guess it COULD be made after all lol. They clearly don't need a campaign for this and Giant-Man is hardly unfeasible. 

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On 9/30/2023 at 12:41 PM, Atlantis said:

A lot of people have bought into this "projects that couldn't be made otherwise" notion and it just doesn't pan out. EOV exposed this even more. For years collectors had been screaming for Mephisto, and were told it "could never be made" (funny thing, Hasbro never said that) and yet there it was. I guess it COULD be made after all lol. They clearly don't need a campaign for this and Giant-Man is hardly unfeasible. 

What retailer was gonna actually order a 24" Giant-Man for $200 (MAYBE like, $170, taking economies of scale with a larger production run into account), and let it take up a significant portion of shelf real estate, when those 12-inch Marvel Legends all mostly shelfwarmed a few years back? 

THAT is where the unfeasibility is.

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On 9/30/2023 at 12:50 PM, Jeddostotle7 said:

What retailer was gonna actually order a 24" Giant-Man for $200, and let it take up a significant portion of shelf real estate, when those 12-inch Marvel Legends all mostly shelfwarmed a few years back? 

THAT is where the unfeasibility is.

Exactly right! I remember Toybiz sharing that WAY back when before they actually started making BAFs (when collectors were asking for Sentinels and Galactus) - it was about shelf space required for big figures. I do still agree with Atlantis though that there probably are things Hasbro tells us are not possible, that probably are.

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On 9/30/2023 at 11:50 AM, Jeddostotle7 said:

What retailer was gonna actually order a 24" Giant-Man for $200 (MAYBE like, $170, taking economies of scale with a larger production run into account), and let it take up a significant portion of shelf real estate, when those 12-inch Marvel Legends all mostly shelfwarmed a few years back? 

THAT is where the unfeasibility is.

Collectors didn't want 12" figures. Its that simple. The standard for the last few decades has been 6" and 7". The company didn't read the room. As for retailers...

Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, Entertainment Earth, this little thing called Hasbro Pulse to name a few....its not about shelf space. 

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Looks awesome!!!! I went and got the Skrull 2 pack for 24 bucks at Target and got the last Zombie figure I didn't have, Iron Man, for 15 bucks off Amazon. Wishful thinking to be sure. I've been messin with my Toy Biz GM, and he just doesn't hold up. The hands annoy me with that TB wrist movement. The fingers move, but not the thumb. The old tb hips and shoulders always look a little janky. He's cool enough just standing there, but when I really try to pose him, he's pretty limited. So, needless to say I am really hoping for this to fund. 

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I love the look of this thing so far and I love the price and I love the way they did this. All out front. No exclusive access for Early Birds. No locking much wanted characters behind wall. No begging. From all indications they listened to fans on how they approached this and what character they were calling for. I for the life of me can't see what the hold up is. Personally I do believe there will be a massive wave as the deadline nears for the fact that everyone knows exactly what's at stake and at what price. I kind of think everyone is waiting for some kind of final needle tipper that just isn't going to happen and if they want this they're going to have to pull the trigger. It's a situation Hasbro created by its own error but I do think it is the proper way for future Haslabs. For ML anyway. G.I. Joe is a different animal altogether and to list all the distinctions between the two would take more room than this form allows to list.

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On 9/30/2023 at 9:07 PM, Atlantis said:

Collectors didn't want 12" figures. Its that simple. The standard for the last few decades has been 6" and 7". The company didn't read the room. As for retailers...

Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, Entertainment Earth, this little thing called Hasbro Pulse to name a few....its not about shelf space. 

There still will be taking up shelf space in their warehouses. Nowhere has infinite storage space. 

Still if shops can sell a 24 inch Transformer for roughly 200 quid, it is hard to see why Marvel legends couldn't do something similar.

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