With less than 24hrs until Hasbro's Star Wars Black Series Rancor Haslab
campaign and only having 5,688
of the minimum 9k backers needed to move forward, it is looking almost definitely like this campaign is going to go down in the toy history books as a failure.
Some are hoping, others have been expecting that Hasbro
would extend the deadline for this campaign which we did see them do in 2020 for their Transformers: War For Cybertron Unicron
campaign which eventually was fully funded. According to Hasbro's own Steve Evans
who has been addressing people's questions about the project on his Instagram
account this is likely not going to happen.
If you scroll through the comments of his Rancor post you will see him say multiple times to people asking for it to be extended that he does not expect it to be moved. Now some might be thinking he is just trying to scare folks into backing the project at the last minute, but I tend to believe what he is saying. At this point I think Hasbro has accepted the fact that the Rancor is not going to make it to the finish line.
As for a 6" Black Series Oola The Slave Girl
figure being made, well again according to Steve
it doesn't look like that was ever in the cards. Many have suspected that Disney was not OK having such a figure made and while he doesn't 100% confirm that, he seems to indicate that is in fact the case. He doesn't specifically say Disney but does suggest such a figure is not really an option these days.
I am sure over the coming days we will hear from all the talking heads and fans reasons for why this campaign failed and I do include myself among those who will be talking about this. While I would say there were a number of factors at play, the number 1 reason for why this campaign failed or will fail is simply because not enough people wanted it. That's not good or bad, just simply the way it is.
other active Haslab
campaign for the G.I. Joe Skystriker
also seems in extreme jeopardy of not making it. It has a little more time left on the clock with just a little over 24hrs to go before ending, but it only has 7,205
backers of the minimum 10k needed for that one to move forward.