Will HasLab’s Deathsaurus Transformer Crowdfunder Succeed

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On October 27th, HasLab launched its newest crowdfunding campaign. Can the Decepticon, Deathsaurus, succeed where Ghost Rider failed? So far, this Generations figure already has 5,887 backers out of the 11k needed to make it into production. The initial push was positive, but Deathsaurus appears to have stalled less than two weeks in.

This may not spell doom for the $179.99 Takara Tomy toy. Other crowdfunding efforts from HasLab have met their goals even with an early dip in growth. The big mistake Hasbro is making here is presenting Deathsaurus without a single spec of color. The original figure was a mixture of gray, blue, purple, and gold. Had I only been shown a picture of the figure, I would have never guessed this was an updated version of the pricey Japanese Decepticon from ’89. The other issue is that Deathsaurus comes with almost no accessories. Unfortunately, those are all locked behind very lengthy stretch goals.

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One of the most feared beings in the known universe, Deathsaurus has spread his reign of terror and destruction for eons. The only force stopping him from achieving ultimate power has been that annoyance of an Autobot, Star Saber. But his brilliant mind has thought up a new plan, and this time, nothing can stop the Emperor of Destruction.

The base figure will come with the following:

  • Premium 11-inch Deathsaurus converting figure inspired by the Japanese anime, Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Victory
  • Converting Tigerchest and Eaglechest Micromaster figures
  • Death Tailer shield accessory
  • Sword and arrow accessories

You’re right if you think very few accessories are included with Deathsaurus. The remaining goods have been reserved for the two stretch goal tiers. If the campaign teachers 14k backers, Hasbro would consist of the following:

The Living-Metal-Destroying Cannon is perhaps one of the most destructive weapons in the Transformers universe. A fully-charged blast from its barrel can erode any metal material, including the living cells of Cybertronian lifeforms. This Deathsaurus figure comes with this signature weapon accessory and his classic spiked flail accessory! Fans can also plug the 6 included blast effects onto the Deathsaurus figure and his weapon accessories.

Want the Decepticon throne or bases that allow Deathsaurus to display some of his dynamic poses? Well, ya won’t see those until 17k people back the project:

The Transformers team has sculpted an imposing throne for Deathsaurus that reflects his awesome power. This 11-inch accessory features premium deco and details inspired by the throne as seen in the anime. Additionally, we know you want to show off Deathsaurus in the most epic poses imagineable. We’re including 2 stand pieces to allow Transformers fans to showcase Deathsaurus in his most powerful stances.

[Source: HasLab]

Mike Phalin

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