Could 2020 Be The Year Marvel Legends Gets The Haslab Treatment?

Could 2020 Be The Year Marvel Legends Gets The Haslab Treatment?


Jay Cochran - January 14, 2020
2020 is upon us and some Marvel Legends fans have been wondering if this is the year we will see a Marvel Legends item offered through Hasbro's crowdfunding site Haslab?

If you aren't familiar with what Haslab is, it's a program Hasbro started 2 years ago where they offer really big items for their various properties that normally would be impossible to sell through regular retail outlets. They offer these through a Kickstarter type crowdfunding site of their own creation which has been named Haslab.

In 2018 they offered Star Wars fans a really big Jabba's Sail Barge for the 3.75" Vintage Collection line, and last year they offered Transformers fans a really big Unicron toy based on the original Transformers animated movie. Both ended up being fully funded and have been or are in the process of being produced.

So that begs the question of what does Hasbro have planned next to offer through Haslab? Will it be a Marvel Legends based item, and if so what would it be?

For the first part of the question, we honestly don't know. Assuming Hasbro does do another Haslab item this year, a Marvel based one certainly makes the most sense to us. Marvel Legends after all do seem to be one of Hasbro's most popular action figure lines these days, if not the most popular.

Assuming the first part of the question is yes, then that begs the question of what specific Marvel item would they do? It would likely need to be something really big or complex. Would Hasbro choose to go the vehicle/playset route or would they go with a really big character action figure? Again we really don't know, but we have thrown together a Top 10 list below of the things we would certainly like to see. In all honesty we would rather see a big character as opposed to a vehicle, but we added some vehicles to the list just for fun speculative purposes.

10) The Fantastic Four Fantasti-Car

While we would never want to deprive the first family of Marvel their transportation, we feel this one would be to limiting in appeal. After all you would really only be able to display your Fantastic Four figures on it. I also think this would be fairly doable at regular retail if Hasbro was ever so inclined.

09) The Avengers Quinjet

If Hasbro decided to go this route, we hope they would give us the more classic comic book based design over the movie one. We would want to see the top lift off so you could fully access the inner workings of the ship. This vehicle we feel would have a wider appeal than the Fantasti-Car, simply because there are more Avengers characters to choose from to display in the ship. Still we think from a figure display stand-point this would end up being pretty limited overall.

08) The X-Men Blackbird Jet

As far as basic vehicles go, this would be our preferred choice. There would be some question of whether they should go with the more classic look or a more modern one? Honestly we aren't sure which would be the better route, but we do feel this vehicle is more widely known and therefore have the most appeal.

07) S.H.I.E.L.D. Hellicarrier

The SHIELD Hellicarrier I think by far makes the most sense for vehicles. It would be the largest, and allow you to display the most figures on it. Perhaps they could even include a Quinjet with it. The real question in our mind for this one is, could Hasbro actually pull it off in the 6" scale? Even through Haslab I think this might be to massive to make affordable, and then their would be the whole space issue. Where would one keep such a toy?

06) The X-Men Danger Room

More a playset than a vehicle, this one if done right I think could be really cool. Not only would it be great for displaying all those X-Men figures Hasbro has made, but it would also just be fun to play with. The space issue might still be a factor, but if you did it in sectional pieces I think it might work.

05) Living Tribunal

This guy would probably look cool decked out in all metallic gold with a floating multi-face head that featured eyes that light up. The main problem with this one is only the most diehard Marvel fans are likely to know who he actually is. Honestly the only reason we have him on the list is because we remember in an interview we did, Hasbro's Dwight Stall mentioned this would be one he would like to see made for Haslab.

04) The Celestials

Unlike Living Tribunal, these guys have had a bit more exposure by briefly appearing in some of the MCU movies. It's also highly possible that exposure could increase with the coming Eternals movie. There is a number of different versions of these guys to choose from for variety as well. That all being said, we feel there are much stronger big character choices warranting the figure treatment out there for Hasbro to choose from.

03) Eternity

Like the previous two choices, this cosmic being probably just isn't known well enough among fans to warrant the figure treatment. But damn, if done right we think this would make for an awesome looking action figure.

02) Master Mold

While we have gotten mutant-hunting Sentinels before in the Marvel Legends line, they have never truly been in scale with 6" action figures. Granted even through Haslab it probably still wouldn't be done in perfect scale, but it could be close. If Hasbro goes the Sentinel route, then we think they should give us the head guy Master Mold, though we aren't quit sure which version of him would look best in plastic?

01) Galactus

Our number 1 choice like the previously listed Sentinel has been done previously, but again not in true scale or even close. Galactus is the devourer of worlds after all, so we don't really expect true scale, but he could be really really big. Right now Galactus might not be quit as well known as the Sentinel, but we figure it's only a matter of time before we see him show up in the MCU where that would all change. Throw in his world eating machine and I think you could really have something here.

So that's our list. What character, vehicle or playset would you like to see Hasbro do for Haslab? Let us know below in the COMMENTS SECTION.
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Comments...

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Atlantis - 2020-01-16 @ 11:28 pm
On ?1?/?15?/?2020 at 5:45 AM, theMarvel9Legends8Collect said:

Another one could be a Giant man either comic or MCU

Outstanding. I second that. if theyre gonna make a larger- than- large figure, surely Goliath/Giant Man is the way to go.

theMarvel9Legends8Collect - 2020-01-15 @ 2:45 pm

Another one could be a Giant man either comic or MCU

Bluecomet - 2020-01-15 @ 10:14 am
17 hours ago, RAMCAT said:

A newer, more classic, much larger Galactus would be my #1 pick. Followed by Foom.

Another vote for Galactus...the black bird will be sweet as well.

michiganjfrog - 2020-01-15 @ 2:52 am

i would prefer a figure by far but it woudlnt surprise me and it is kind a fitting if the F4 car was the 1st from haslabs that they did

uncommon2000 - 2020-01-15 @ 2:43 am

To complete my Spider-verse collection I would like to see Japanese Spiderman w/ Leopardon to ML Scale.

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SuperRecoome - 2020-01-15 @ 2:36 am

I'd love to see a gigantic Fing Fang Foom personally. For a playset, I'd rather a hall of Armor for Iron Man than a danger room. And for Vehicles, Blackbird is cool, but I'd like to see the Milano

DylanRaven055 - 2020-01-15 @ 1:44 am

Interesting. Personally, I can't think of anything ML related that would be worth paying Haslab prices. Maybe what @Atlantisand @Gigantormentioned, a kinda three pack with sentinels and a bunch of effect pieces to spice them up a bit.

In the case of a diorama type thing, although awesome, I can see why many would rather have something like this made by some dio-maker, which of course would be cheaper and personalized.

As for vehicles, I'm not sure I really want one. Sure there are some cool and rather iconic ones, but I don't really see that much people, or Hasbro themselves, investing in something they could release as a deluxe type box. I believe there was a 6" scale Tie Fighter from Star The Wars Black Series, don't really know how popular that was.

tierneygreen - 2020-01-14 @ 11:48 pm
6 hours ago, Hossman said:

I want Galactus too.

I would be happy enough if they just did one of those 36" rotocast figures of Galactus. Like those big Darth Vaders or Stormtroopers. Maybe just have arms preposed different.

I'd bite on that Galactus, for sure. He really doesn't need much articulation. For me it'd be a matter of scale, sculpt detail, and paint apps.

To be 1:12 scale he'd need to be approximately 29" tall, at least (based on some quick-and-dirty math). I'm pretty sure the rotocast figs you refer to were 31 inches tall, so that works. I would want some some swap-able parts fists vs. gesturing hands, maybe interchangeable portraits (one neutral, one menacing).

If not Galactus, then I'd be down for something X-Men related at 1:12 scale. A Danger Room playset would be amazing, especially if it were modular/configurable.

Gigantor - 2020-01-14 @ 11:27 pm
6 hours ago, Atlantis said:

I've advocated for a similar project on this forum a number of times (I'm sure others have too), especially with the Danger Room and Avengers Quinjet. Not only would they be most recognized but probably most affordable. The Heli carrier would be fantastic, but really, how many customers could afford or display it?

A Danger Room set or Dr Strange's Sanctum as a set I think would be great; the Fantasticar could be done without having to go "haslab" on it.

But I'm thinking if it happens at all, theyd either go with something not on this list- the Sentinel (but not Master Mold) -or Galactus.

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Rather they just re-release the TB Sentinels again so the ebay sellers are stuck with their $200 ones. Make it a deluxe 3 pack repainted in their classic DOFPcolors& include some laser eye & palm blaster FX beams. $149 price tag & I'd get 2-3 boxes of em!

silverback - 2020-01-14 @ 9:41 pm

I will take one Master Mold, one Fantasticar and a danger room to go.

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