On Monday, Hasbro announced the second goal for its HasLab Black Series Rancor campaign. We didn’t even bother reporting on the first one (a Gamorrean guard repack in Power of the Force retro packaging) because it was so disappointing.
So it would stand to reason that the next stretch goal needed to be something that really generated some excitement, right?
Considering that the Black Series Rancor is barely halfway funded after almost four weeks, this campaign is lagging far behind many that came before it, including the wildly successful Marvel Legends scale Sentinel. Sure, the Sentinel had some major quality control issues, but the stretch goals added undeniable value to its high price tag.
This new stretch goal pretty much had to be Oola or Malakili (the rancor’s keeper). Many of us who were still on the fence about pledging feared it would be a repacked Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker, but we held out hope…which was smashed by some plastic bones and a piece of cardboard.
I wish I was kidding.
To be fair, the bones are kind of cool, although they’re the type of “should have been included” accessory you expect as a first stretch goal.
But a cardboard diorama? Is Hasbro seriously going to try and entice more buyers with something that should have been part of the original packaging anyway? How in the heck is this supposed help encourage the sale of 8,000+ more units, which is what the campaign needs to reach the stretch goal’s 13,5000 unit threshold?
At this point, we’ll be lucky if the rancor even reaches the 9,000 units needed for basic funding.
That number isn’t likely to include me, though. Unless I’m forced to happily eat some crow when the final stretch goals are revealed, there’s no way my wallet is getting anywhere near this thing. As Yakface.com so eloquently posted on Instagram today:
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