In the last 8 hours since it was announced that the recent Marvel Legends HasLab Engine of Vengeance
campaign had missed it's Early Bird Goal
of 9k backers by the end of 9/23 for the 6" Marvel Legends Robbie Reyes (Human Form)
figure, we have seen it take quit a tumble.
Last night at midnight the campaign was sitting at 6,118
. Since then as I type this the campaign has lost over 100 backers and is now sitting at 5995 backers
The campaign still has until the end of October 31, 2022 to reach it's minimum number of 9k backers in order to be funded and move into production, but with the loss of the one figure and now seemingly hemorrhaging backers one has to wonder if it will be able to make that minimum goal let alone any stretch goals.
Right now Hasbro
has only announced one stretch goal for this campaign which is a 7" Marvel Legends Mephisto
figure that would only be included if the campaign reaches a minimum number of 12k backers
, which as the backer counter ticks downward becomes less and less likely.
It's not known how many other stretch goals Hasbro
had originally planned for this particular campaign, but they had previously said all stretch goals would be for new 6" scale Marvel Legends figures. While Hasbro
generally does not reveal all it's stretch goals up front, they may not have any choice but to do so in order to try and bring people back to the campaign or keep more from canceling their orders.
This is Hasbro's third Marvel Legends Haslab
campaign. Last year we got the Marvel Legends Galactus
figure which had a cost of $399.99 and ended with 30,811 Backers. The year before that we got the Marvel Legends Sentinel
which had a cost of $349.99 and ended with 21,873 Backers.
The Marvel Legends Engine of Vengeance
campaign is the first time Hasbro
has attempted to offer a vehicle under the Haslab banner for the Marvel as opposed to a larger scale action figure.
Hasbro's big virtual Pulse-Con event takes place next weekend, so they may wait until then before deciding if they will reveal the remaining stretch goals to try and reverse the campaigns downturn, but we will just have to wait and see.