Nobody is asking you to apologize. You'll back or you won't. End of story.100ptsofarticulation wrote: ↑Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:21 pmThe thing with not getting the rest of the heralds that we don't already have as future tiers is I'm not sure what else haslab could do to make this enticing enough.
Getting the heralds here just made too much sense. The not so known heralds might not do well in a retail setting, and again what else can they do with galactus?
And I know just galactus alone should be enough. But imo it isn't and that's not my fault and I don't feel I have to apologize for that either. We're going on our 3rd galactus and each one bigger and better than the last. But seeing the sentinel released in the same format has brought expectations with this new galactus.
I'll say it again what else can they do other than the heralds to make this more enticing?
I think that the 'expectations' set by the Sentinel aren't all they're being made out to be, though.
Sentinel got 3 heads - Galactus got 3 different face plates
Sentinel got Bation - Galactus will apparently have the Surfer
Sentinel got female Prime Sentinel - Galactus will have Nova
Sentinel got 2 tentacles - ???
Were the tentacles really that big a draw? What about the Tri-Sentinel head?
All of that (other than Bastion) happened because the campaign went past its expectations, so more was 'unlocked'.
I can understand if people wanted the Surfer to be included and the face-plates to be the first Stretch Goal, but otherwise, the value is about equivalent in the base offering.
I'm less bothered by the 14,000 unit goal now. I watched the Brian Flynn (Super7) interview that Pixel Dan did recently and it's as I suspected: Brian mentioned that shipping costs are up 300% for them and paper cost is up 400%. That's entirely leaving out the other costs - steel molds, electronics and plastic. I have to imagine that the Sentinel is probably not as profitable as it looked when it was backed last year, and Galactus being bigger (probably heavier) and NOT an army builder probably screwed with their projections.
It's everyone's own assessment on whether or not the value hits their sweet spot, so I don't think anyone is wrong for making their own determination. For me, though, counting on stretch goals is not something I'm going to do. If you NEED more than 3 faces and (potentially) a Herald or two, then it might not be for you.
I hope it funds and people are happy, though, as I really want one.