I'm not the slightest bit worried, honestly. There are a lot of people like that me will always wait until the final weekend to commit pretty much no matter what. That is exactly what I did for the prior 3 Marvel HasLab offerings and that's exactly what I'll do this time as well - and I'll likely buy multiples. I won't even look at the counter myself until that final weekend. I've never understood any point to committing earlier than required as they'll produce as many as they get orders for. There's no "do it now, or they'll run out!!". Having a campaign like this run for six weeks seems way too long to me.
Looks like nobody wants the zombie face or the Skrull head.
I don't think this one is going to have the drama and considerable decline like the Ghost Rider one, but fear that it may just be forgotten about and trudge along to a lackluster finish. I hope that's not the case, though.
NGL, watching the daily numbers drop off from the EoG was pretty fun.
I don't see this campaign as having any problem making its total or its tiers. The relatively low price (and yes, emphasizing the 'relatively', it's still not cheap; it's going to come to $370 Canadian for me) means people are far more likely to jump in at the last moment with a 'what the hell', especially once it looks like it's close to funding. I remember the same concerns about Galactus, until the last week and then it went nuts. And this is a whole different animal from the EoV with a lot less negativity surrounding it. But since there's another month we've got to talk about something.
Doesn't Hasbro add in the international sales and retailer (such as BBTS) to the total at the end too? I'd imagine it just has to get within 3K or so at the end and it'll clear easy.
I am backing this, but I do find myself wishing he was in the 15-18" range instead. I kind of wonder if we'll see the other growing characters Super Adaptoid sized down the road since I assume that is a body / size that's now on the table for future releases.
Also, just to throw my 2 cents in for future Haslabs. I appear to be one of the few who would want a 12 - 18" Apocalypse. I don't need him to be as big as Galactus, but I would like a larger version of the character. Also, again probably dying on a hill solo here, but give me one or all of the Celestials. Outside of that I would love a bastardized sized Blackbird, and that would about do it for me personally unless there's something I'm forgetting that pops up.
Well, if GM doesn’t fund, at least there are no 6” figures we’d lose too. I think I could go either way really. If he doesn’t fund, I’ll be sad, but won’t really mind saving money. And Hank Pym has been represented in my collection a number of times. If he funds, great. I’ll make room for him. But I do think I’ll be canceling my order for two and reordering only one before the campaign is through.
4,899 / 10,000 (+30) 48.99% of funding goal with 32d 18h left.
4,869 / 10,000 (+60) 48.69% of funding goal with 33d 17h left.
- So far.....this seems to be trending along the lines of Galactus who didn't fund until day 42 I think, and then blew the doors off the Haslab model. Now I don't think that will happen here, but I am still fairly positive about the end result for Giant-Man.
Galactus is a close comparison, I think the end result will be comparable, in that the numbers will jump in the last day or two. I looked back and this is almost mirroring Skystriker. The price was $229 and the numbers were about the same on day 13 with the same 10k funding goal. That funded on Day 45 and hit 3 of the 4 tiers (8,971 backers on the last day).
These campaigns aren't linear by any means. They are almost like Baseball, it could turn either way quickly, but there are also 45 innings. Calculating a day to day and projecting it out doesn't work, it's all about the time passing until the end. CANPRIME has been watching these and posting numbers for years, his gut is a better barometer than the numbers.
Would the number of backers go up faster if pulsecon revealed a classic Wasp, but not as a tier?
To borrow niteowl's sports analogy, it's akin to a baseball game where the only innings that matter are the 1st and 9th. If you aren't successful in those innings, you aren't winning.
Like it or not, almost all of these campaigns come down to the final day or two. As long as there isn't a ton of negative momentum (EoV, Rancor), there's a good chance they'll succeed.
My suggestion for future has labs would be play sets and double function as displays.
A Danger room for the X-men:
With control room and of course all the bits and bobs the X-men train against, maybe even a robot for Colossus to smash.
Tiers could be Professor X on a classic wheelchair and the female robot Danger. Even Magneto with that silly outfit with the giant “M” he used training the new mutants.
If that works an Avenger Mansion similar to castle Greyskull:
On one side the facade and gates, on the other, the control room, training gym for Cap and meeting room with the Avengers round table.
Would be neat with portraits of past Avengers and. And maybe an Iron Man spare armor.
Tiers could be Jarvis and Gyrich and the aforementioned Iron Man.
And to keep dreaming a Baxter Building lab for the FF, with Negative zone portal and some vehicle for the FF.
Tiers could be kid Franklin, and civilian Ben Grimm and Sue for example.
I already have big displays for Avengers, X-men and Fantastic Four so this would give a nice backdrop.
A little bit doll house I know, but looking and Castje Greyskull and the new Thundercats play set I don’t see why not.
What did you say about my gut? 🤪
Frankly I didn't think to look at the Skystriker, but you are right about some aspects. Of course there were other issues around the Skystriker that didn't help, the biggest being two other Haslabs running concurrently. Not to mention timing, and brand. It is such a pain to accurately compare between brands.
Again another thing I think that is colouring views is the successes of the last couple Haslabs, and even throw in the HISS. Quick funding (day 1 or 2) seems to have skewed views, even mine to a degree. Those quick successes set expectations a lot higher. So now if something doesn't fund within a couple days people, naturally, start to have questions when in reality those quick successes are not common.
4,928 / 10,000 (+29) 49.28% of funding goal with 31d 18h left.
Well we are finally getting close to the 50% funded mark. I think it could happen tomorrow with a PulseCon bump today. Though not guaranteed. It might be a bit concerning if there is no bump though.
Nice, keep the numbers growing.
5,037 / 10,000 (+109) 50.37% of funding goal with 30d 19h left.
Well there is the bump I was expecting. Well not quite as big a bump as I was hoping for, but at least a minor bump. Considering they really didn't offer much in the way of connected figures (nothing really), but did offer some minor extras to the base offering, I guess I can't be too surprised.
Actually one other concerning thing is the lack of engagement with this Haslab. Even with the EOV and Galactus there was still a lot of chatter, both good and bad. So people were engaged and the projects were clearly top of mind for a number of people. From my own anecdotal experience Giant-Man doesn't seem to be as talked about in comparison. Now that doesn't mean it won't still fund because near the end people will have to get onboard or miss out. However lack of discussion isn't good when something is funding, it could be a case of "out of sight, out of mind."