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  1. Yeah I think it's a VERY safe bet that two or more "Disney+" waves are going to be a regular part of the yearly rotation going forward.
  2. Captain Carter, Sylvie, Tigra, Binary and the Vulture redux were the only real winners for me. I don't think the other stuff looks bad but I'm trying to cut back some. I don't care for that Watcher design. Will stick with the Marvel Select version. Interesting that it seems to be broken up only over a few of the figs. Hydra Stomper looks like fun but not so much fun that it's worth the likely price.
  3. I mean that's kinda the whole point. The rewards get made if the goal gets reached. If they constantly gave folks the rewards anyway, then there'd be no point in making them rewards. It also likely ties in with the reason Hasbro hasn't revealed (though I guess now they've all-but-revealed) the tier goals: So that if they're not met they don't have people complaining about not getting stuff they didn't meet the goals for. Basically a "You'll never know what you were missing" kind of thing. I would also note I'm pretty sure Hasbro said the figures that come with the Star Wars Razor Crest will be available separately later, albeit possibly with some deco/accessory changes. Pretty sure that the figures that are truly "HasLab Exclusive" are marked as such (I believe the Sail Barge Yak Face and Razor Crest Offworld Jawa fall into that category). Basically there is a precedent for Hasbro offering the figures separately. I'm gonna be hella surprised if we don't get a Prime Sentinel troop builder (or two-pack) on Pulse after the Sentinels have reached their destinations. Bastion I could see getting a release with a "first appearance" head and deco.
  4. I honestly think she's a prime candidate, simply because she wouldn't require much new tooling beyond a head.
  5. See the Silver Surfer is the LAST thing I'd want to see as a stretch goal here. Not just because I have the Walgreens version (both of them) but because the Surfer is a character that they can and have sold at retail on single-cards (or otherwise). Basically, I'm totally fine if they want to make a new Surfer...but use the Kickstarter to make some Heralds that we're not likely to get anytime soon, not someone they know they can sell at retail.
  6. Considering they're not likely to reveal anything more than the first reward if they're not making the stretch tiers, no, they probably won't "throw in the awards anyway." They aren't just thrown in by the goodness of Hasbro's hearts because enough people backed. They're thrown in because the Crowdfunding has reached a level that they can throw them in and still make an acceptable profit on the item. If they're not making the profit margin they want, no rewards. Every so often you'll see a crowdfunding thing throw in a stretch goal that they came close to reaching, but I don't think I've ever heard of any of them including stretch goals that weren't even close (except in cases where some crowdfunding projects continue to allow stretch goals to unlock in pledge managers and such). The terms of how you get stretch goal items are clear: Get enough backers. It's not a promise you're going to get them just because they were unveiled. I think it's unlikely this thing hits any stretch goals beyond MAYBE the first, because at the rate it's going it's probably going to struggle just to hit the minimum. I'd hesitate to say the massive number of required buyers is "Hasbro being greedy." More likely it's what the bean-counters told them they had to have to make the project worth the trouble when there are still global supply-chain problems going on because of COVID. For example: The Sentinel had a goal of 6,000...at the time, that was probably close to the minimum order that the Factory/Factories would take. In the current environment, functioning, reliable factories have a captive audience and they know it. So the minimum goes up if you want to take "priority" and get your item out on time.
  7. About the only thing I could see that might be army builder-ish would be a Punisher Robot. And even that isn't "usually" a troop builder (normally it just shows up one at a time).
  8. I didn't say they would never ever make them. I said they wouldn't be in any rush, and they wouldn't. If there's not enough demand for Galactus to get him funded, that implies a lack of interest in Galactus and the lore surrounding him, which means Hasbro's bean-counters aren't likely to be super-keen on pushing Galactus-related product that not many people seem interested in. It's basic marketing. Sure, the Heralds may come eventually, but people around here are acting like Air-Walker and Firelord are right around the corner if only Hasbro didn't pack him in as a stretch goal for this Kickstarter. The full fact of the matter is whether they're tiers/stretch goals or not, the chances of seeing various Heralds sooner rather than later likely go WAY up if the Haslab succeeds.
  9. Does somebody want to tell him he lost his bet? And also that he probably shouldn't be placing bets after the reveal has already happened?
  10. I do agree they may have wanted to wait another year for this one, until after the Sentinel fulfilled and global supply/shipping problems had maybe sorted out (Because I'm willing to bet those problems are a big factor in both the higher price tag and the higher minimum subs required vs the Sentinel).
  11. I mean, if you notice that list they're all individual nations. South America is a lot more than just one country, and each of them have their own import laws, I'd imagine. I know there are reshipper companies in the US that ship to various different countries...may want to see if that's an option for your own.
  12. I REALLY hope they don't pack the Surfer in with Galactus because Surfer is a character that can easily be released at retail on a single-card (as he has several times already). I'm not saying that Hasbro shouldn't make a better Surfer, just that I'd be mildly disappointed if they packed him in when that's a very real case of "this slot could go to a character we don't already have in plastic form yet."
  13. Some folks are freaking out that this might be the ONLY way to get certain Heralds, but don't want to shell out $400 just to get say, Air-Walker and Morg. The thing is, they're probably right, but those same folks don't want to admit that Air-Walker and Morg are probably a LONG way from making it onto single cards anytime soon whether Hasbro makes them stretch goals or not. And of course if this HasLab fails Hasbro's not likely going to be in any rush to make any Heralds for a Galactus that doesn't exist.
  14. Yeah, sorry you didn't get the 12" Galactus Shampoo Bottle for $20 you wanted.
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