Marvel Legends Haslab Engine of Vengeance - How Low Will The Backer Count Go?

Marvel Legends Haslab Engine of Vengeance - How Low Will The Backer Count Go?


Jay Cochran - September 26, 2022
Things continue to look grim for Hasbro's latest Haslab campaign for the Marvel Legends Engine of Vengeance Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider And Car set.

Normally people look in on these campaigns to see how high the backer count has gotten, but with this one it's become more about seeing how low is it going to go.

As of Friday (9/23) night the campaign had reached 6,118 backers which was still 2882 short of the minimum 9k backers needed for this project to move into production. When people realized that the Early Bird 6" Marvel Legends Robbie Reyes (Human Form) figure was not going to be included, that prompted people who had already backed it to start canceling their orders.

As of this reporting (9/26), the campaign now sits at 5,617 Backers. Since Friday at midnight ET the campaign has lost over 500 backers, and the counter still seems to be moving in the wrong direction.

Back on the 20th Hasbro revealed the campaign's first stretch goal, which was for a 7" Marvel Legends Mephisto figure that would only be included if the campaign reached 12k backers by the end of October 31, 2022. That's the date the campaign actually ends. Hasbro likely had additionally stretch goals planned for this one and they had told us all the stretch goals would be for 6" Marvel Legends figures.

Hasbro over the weekend said they would not extend the deadline for the Early Bird figure nor would they be making any more reveals for the campaign. So at this point it is seeming more and more unlikely we will ever know what the remaining stretch goals for this one would have been or if it was items that would have drastically changed the final outcome of the campaign.

We obviously can't predict the future, so I can't sit here and tell you at this point that this campaign is a failure, however based on the current downward trend this campaign has been experiencing, it's hard not to think this one is going to fail, especially if Hasbro does nothing to try and reverse course on it between now and October 31.
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Satam - 2022-11-01 @ 3:43 pm

@HulkwummyRemember when is said to dial it waaay back? This wasn't that. Now no one can post here, and you're going to take a time out.

tarot - 2022-11-01 @ 2:14 pm
On 11/1/2022 at 6:17 AM, Hulkwummy said:

Until we get a real honest to god Marvel Legends Mephisto, classic (pink face or otherwise), all who refused to back this Haslab project will never be forgiven.

if people didn't want to buy it for whatever reason, then that is their choice. There is nothing unforgivable about it. Their money, their choice. It's not just about you. This was a poorly price haslab and people spoke with their money which is their right. You need to grow up and realize that it not just about you.

Audie - 2022-11-01 @ 2:03 pm

Honestly, I dont need anyones forgiveness because I dont owe any other collector the realization of their toy dreams. Not to mention, that I dont have the power to stand in your way. The Hellcharger offering came across to me as insulting and greedy and its my own values I answer to when I dont participate or when I speak up about how I feel. If any person was able to influence another not to by this product, I see that only as a reflection that the offering was substandard according to what the market could support. That just economics, baby. My life will be identical whether anyone forgives me for that or not. You need to rage and blame? You do you, my fellow fan.

MrWolf12000 - 2022-11-01 @ 11:40 am
On 11/1/2022 at 2:17 AM, Hulkwummy said:

Until we get a real honest to god Marvel Legends Mephisto, classic (pink face or otherwise), all who refused to back this Haslab project will never be forgiven.

Its Hasbro who should feel your ire; locking a figure thats been requested forever behind an absurd paywall.

RoMe00150 - 2022-11-01 @ 11:17 am
On 11/1/2022 at 3:17 AM, Hulkwummy said:

Until we get a real honest to god Marvel Legends Mephisto, classic (pink face or otherwise), all who refused to back this Haslab project will never be forgiven.

Oh calm down. Yeah it sucks but blaming everyone won't make anything better

leokearon - 2022-11-01 @ 7:51 am

Sadly it's not surprising that this failed, there was so many things against it. The Price, the lack of universal appeal, the poor choice of tier figures, the early bird figure, etc. Still I'll wait for Lizard faced Mephisto and Marvel Woman

Faust - 2022-11-01 @ 7:36 am
On 11/1/2022 at 6:17 AM, Hulkwummy said:

Until we get a real honest to god Marvel Legends Mephisto, classic (pink face or otherwise), all who refused to back this Haslab project will never be forgiven.

Excuse us for having common sense. 350 for a car that I can get the equivalent of for 50 or less? Yeah, no. Mephisto will come

Atlantis - 2022-11-01 @ 5:31 am
On 10/31/2022 at 8:16 PM, Hogun said:

If Hasbro was smart, they would release Mephisto and a skimpier Madeline Pryor as single card figure to recuperate some of that money

True. Despite what was said, I don't buy for a second that they can't release GQ or really, any figure they dang well choose. Especially since they barely deliver to brick and mortar in the first place, especially since they have Pulse, and especially now with windowless boxing? There's ust no excuse. Frankly, those exact figures not getting released is no loss, because we want the figures released in their classic forms. Refusing to make them now is just cutting off their nose to spite their face.

It is beyond all reason that you, I and anybody else, were completely free to buy the comics and statues these characters appeared in when we were kids, but now in the 21st century, are being told that they're too...whatever....to be sold in plastic action figure form, now that we're adults. I cannot even believe this is a discussion.

This is a good day. I hope the real lesson learned here for hasbo is that they need to seriously listen to their customer base.

Satam - 2022-11-01 @ 4:32 am
On 11/1/2022 at 12:16 AM, Hogun said:

If Hasbro was smart, they would release Mephisto and a skimpier Madeline Pryor as single card figure to recuperate some of that money

Dwight said they can't release Goblin queen in anything more risque than the outfit she had for the Haslab. He didn't rule out one of her other outfits (more conservative), or another look for Mephisto for the future, but from what he told folks in interviews recently, it sounds like these exact figures are never coming out without the Haslab going forward.

Hogun - 2022-11-01 @ 4:16 am

If Hasbro was smart, they would release Mephisto and a skimpier Madeline Pryor as single card figure to recuperate some of that money

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