On Friday Hasbro launched a crowdfunding campaign for one of the most requested big-budget X-Men toys ever—a large-scale version of the iconic mutant-hunting sentinel robot. The company was looking for 6,000 backers to pledge $350 each to get the 26.34-inch figure made. It was funded in a day.
It took Hasbro’s HasLab crowdfunding platform several months (and multiple time extensions) to make a massive version of Transformers villain Unicron, but Marvel’s Sentinel, the largest figure yet in the long-running Marvel Legends toy line, breezed past its $2.1 million funding goal in a little over 24 hours. Maybe it’s because fans have been craving a scale model of those terrifying pink-and-purple robots for decades. How many comic book covers and splash pages have these massive metal monsters graced over the years?
The previous tallest official sentinel toy stood at 15.75 inches, which is just pathetic. The new version, packed with lights and sounds and sporting a Wolverine-embracing tentacle, stands at 26.34 inches. The tentacle is 18 inches long, for those keeping track.