Yesterday during the Marvel Legends Pulse-Con panel
Hasbro seemingly tried to sweeten the pot on their Marvel Legends HasLab Engine of Vengeance
campaign by giving us a better look at the 7" Mephisto Marvel Legends
figure that would be included as the first stretch goal if the campaign were to reach 12k Backers
by the end of October.
Besides showing Mephisto
they also teased the second stretch goal which seemed pretty obvious was for a Goblin Queen Marvel Legends
figure. We know all the stretch goals will feature 6" scale Marvel Legends
figures and the teaser they showed looked to be the red ruby pendant Madelyne Pryor
wears on her Goblin Queen
outfit. Likely for that figure to be included the campaign would need to reach 14-15k Backers.
has not said exactly how many stretch goals they had planned for this campaign, I suspect there might be at least one more figure besides Mephisto
and Goblin Queen
in the works. Mephisto's son Blackheart
seems like the most logical choice. The Orb
will not be one of the stretch goals, as Hasbro
revealed that one to be released at regular retail yesterday during the Pulse-Con panel. The Orb
will be released in the next Avengers themed comic wave in early 2023.
Earlier this week Hasbro
announced that even though the campaign lost it's Early Bird 6" Marvel Legends Robbie Reyes (Human Form)
figure by failing to reach 9k backers but the end of September 23, they would still be including an alternate human Robbie Reyes headsculpt
you could use with the Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider figure. That's assuming the campaign can get to 9k Backers
by the end of October so that it can move into production.
The campaign has struggled quit a bit so far. Back on September 23
the campaign had reached a high of 6,118 Backers
, but then began to loose backers when people realized the Early Bird figure wasn't going to be included. When Hasbro
announced they would be including the alternate human head earlier this week the campaign had dropped to 5,419 Backers
. Since then the counter has gone up and down seeing it's biggest boost after yesterday's panel. As I type this, the campaign has 5,491 Backers
with just over 30 days before it ends.
While the campaign still has time to rebound from it's loses, it's left many wondering if the campaign will even be funded, let alone reach enough backers to unlock any of the Stretch Goals. So EVEN IF
people find the Stretch Goals appealing enough to motivate them to back this campaign, they may not be willing to do so unless they see the campaign reach the minimum 9k Backers needed to move into production, which to me still seems to be very much in doubt.