Hasbro released the first stretch goal (after the early bird Robbie Reyes figure) for their Engine of Vengeance HasLab campaign on Tuesday. As most people assumed, Mephisto might make his Marvel Legends debut.
The campaign will need to reach 12,000 supporters/units by the time it closes on October 31 at 11:59 PM EST. However, the stretch goals for Engine of Vengeance are not a guarantee.
The 2020 Marvel Legends Sentinel was funded in two days and destroyed its first two stretch goal targets in three days.
So why is Engine of Vengeance so lagging behind? There are a few reasons to this:
- The project is too expensive. Despite how great this set looks, Hasbro continues to price more and more collectors out of their premiere toylines.
- The character is not as well-known or popular as previous HasLab offerings. That goes double when it’s a version of the character who is relatively new and doesn’t include his iconic motorcycle.
- The campaign requires more backers/units. That still doesn’t explain the lack of backers compared to this point in previous campaigns, it’s still worth noting.
Despite everything, the Engine of Vengeance set looks to be on track to be funded, although the early bird Robbie Reyes figure is looking less likely by the day.
The real question is whether or not the campaign will ever have enough momentum to fulfill its stretch goal. Join the movement to secure your own Engine of Vengeance set.