Should Hasbro Postpone Their Haslab Marvel Legends Figure Campaign Until 2021?

Should Hasbro Postpone Their Haslab Marvel Legends Figure Campaign Until 2021?


Jay Cochran - March 31, 2020
During Toy Fair back in February, Hasbro revealed they were going to be offering the first Marvel Legends themed product this year for their Haslab crowdfunding service. While no specific details have been announced, all indications suggest that the item being done will be some type of X-Men Sentinel figure. Hasbro also said that full details would be revealed sometime before San Diego Comic Con in July.

Since Toy Fair, a lot of things have changed in the world thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, causing a lot of uncertainty on many fronts. Assuming Hasbro is even able to still move forward with production on such a figure right now, the question remains should they?

Could a crowdsourcing project for a figure that is likely going to be a fairly expensive be successful in a year like this? A year were disposable income is likely going to decrease for many, as lots of businesses are temporarily shutdown? At this point we don't even really know if San Diego Comic Con will happen or not this year, which would likely be the best chance for people to see the figure up close and personal before deciding if they wanted to plop money down for it or not.

Obviously with everything going on in the world today, we realize this isn't a top priority question. Still we wanted to hear from you the Marvel Legends collector, do you want or think Hasbro should move forward with their Haslab Sentinel this year, or do you think it would be better to wait until next year when things are much more likely to be back to normal? Let us know in the COMMENTS SECTION.






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abnuggler - 2020-04-14 @ 11:06 pm

It seems like thats probably whats going to happen, if hasbro hasnt commited to it I really think they should postpone this till next year specially with everything thats going on, a lot of collectors would really apreciate the pushback on an item as expensive as this one specially since hasbro's thought was that some people would even plan to buy more than one of these.

leokearon - 2020-04-04 @ 7:08 am
11 hours ago, tudortiger2000 said:

During this quarantine period, it'll be best to fund the HasLab initiative. It's no different than pre-ordering our favorite toy. We just need to keep faith enough will want it,in time,for it to get eventually made!

Except it would probably cost up to $500 in one go, and given the climate at the moment it is very unlikely to succeed without a very long funding period. It would be better to wait until the whole virus crisis is resolved and everyone knows what their financial situation is before asking people to invest

Cyke82 - 2020-04-03 @ 11:34 pm

Think they definitely should.. it would be the smarter move for Hasbro, especially considering there are fans and costumers, not only in US but all over the world that wouldnt have so much money to invest on such an expensive project.. Particularly, i wouldnt spend so much now with such an uncertain future

tudortiger2000 - 2020-04-03 @ 7:52 pm

During this quarantine period, it'll be best to fund the HasLab initiative. It's no different than pre-ordering our favorite toy. We just need to keep faith enough will want it,in time,for it to get eventually made!

mako - 2020-04-03 @ 7:31 pm
4 hours ago, JayC said:

Please stay on subject. This thread isnt for discussing your thoughts on the virus itself or how serious or not serious you think it is. The reality is, regardless of your opinions of the virus, it is having a massive effect on the economy which in turn is what prompted the question at hand, which is specific to something we cover here.

I understand there a lot of thoughts, concerns and theories about the virus that effects many different aspects of our lives, and there plenty of places online for you to discuss those things, but this isn't one of those places. So again please keep it to the question of whether you think the Haslab project should go forward or not and feel free to share your thoughts on why or why not, but leave it at that. Thx.

And on that somewhat douche-bag note, I'm out.

leokearon - 2020-04-03 @ 3:55 pm
1 hour ago, JayC said:

Assuming the SDCC exclusives are far enough along and SDCC is in fact canceled, my guess is Hasbro would just sell them directly on HasbroPulse at some point.

Or better yet, make them Fan Channel exclusives, so more people have a chance to get them.

JayC - 2020-04-03 @ 3:03 pm
On 4/2/2020 at 1:22 AM, Gigantor said:

I don't care if SDCC is cancelled or not. Why would that derail the unveiling of the Haslab Sentinel project?

Hasbro isn't likely going to show it off a year before taking orders for it. The postponement would be because many people have lost their jobs or fear soon losing their jobs, hence will be far less likely to spend money on something like this. Hence the chance significantly decrease of having a successful campaign.

EUPHORICVIKING - 2020-04-03 @ 3:00 pm
41 minutes ago, JayC said:

Please stay on subject. This thread isnt for discussing your thoughts on the virus itself or how serious or not serious you think it is. The reality is, regardless of your opinions of the virus, it is having a massive effect on the economy which in turn is what prompted the question at hand, which is specific to something we cover here.

I understand there a lot of thoughts, concerns and theories about the virus that effects many different aspects of our lives, and there plenty of places online for you to discuss those things, but this isn't one of those places. So again please keep it to the question of whether you think the Haslab project should go forward or not and feel free to share your thoughts on why or why not, but leave it at that. Thx.

Honestly, The fact that whether or not "we get our toys" even matters to people during a time like this is beyond me. But honestly it would be in poor taste for Haslab to move forward with a project of this size or any size. Also the market could become volatile since lots of people are no longer working. Even once things start getting back to a somewhat "normalized" state.

Stay home, take a breather, enjoy your family (or close friends) and be happy with what you got.

JayC - 2020-04-03 @ 2:51 pm
11 minutes ago, mako said:

Forget HasLab for a minute. Truth be told, I'm a lot more busted up that the annual SDCC exclusives are looking less and less likely. The boxed-sets and what-not are the things I anticipate most each year.

Oh well, maybe they'll still do something cool through Amazon. Loved the Alpha Flight set.

Assuming the SDCC exclusives are far enough along and SDCC is in fact canceled, my guess is Hasbro would just sell them directly on HasbroPulse at some point.

JayC - 2020-04-03 @ 2:48 pm

Please stay on subject. This thread isnt for discussing your thoughts on the virus itself or how serious or not serious you think it is. The reality is, regardless of your opinions of the virus, it is having a massive effect on the economy which in turn is what prompted the question at hand, which is specific to something we cover here.

I understand there a lot of thoughts, concerns and theories about the virus that effects many different aspects of our lives, and there plenty of places online for you to discuss those things, but this isn't one of those places. So again please keep it to the question of whether you think the Haslab project should go forward or not and feel free to share your thoughts on why or why not, but leave it at that. Thx.

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