Haslab's GI Joe Dragonfly Assault Copter Passes 19k Backers

Haslabs GI Joe Dragonfly project has smashed the final 19k backer target with just under a day left of funding to go.

Haslab's GI Joe Dragonfly Assault Copter Passes 19k Backers
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The G.I. Joe Dragonfly Assault Copter, HasLab's most recent endeavour, has passed its final target. The campaign, which at the time this article was written a short 13 hours ago had drawn an impressive 17,963 backers so far, has witnessed a sudden surge of support since and has now secured 19,341 backers!

That means the final tier challenge of 19,000 backers has been comfortably passed with all supporters to be rewarded with a bonus G.I. Joe Classified Series Night Force David “Crazylegs” Thomas action figure.

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You can take a look and back the Haslab GI Joe Dragonfly Assualt Copter for $274.99 here. There is still time to back the project, Haslab will stop accepting backers at 11:59 PM EDT on July 17 2023.

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Several noteworthy milestones have already been surpassed in the campaign. The G.I. Joe Dragonfly Assault Copter and the G.I. Joe Classified Series William “Wild Bill” Hardy action figure were brought into production at 10,000 backers.

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The campaign's momentum didn't stop there, with the G.I. Joe Classified Series Night Force Rip Cord action figure being unlocked at 13,000 backers, and the G.I. Joe Classified Series Jane “Glenda” Mullighan action figure joining the ranks at 16,000 backers.

Now the final tier has been crossed, we will shortly see the green unlock symbol grace the David “Crazylegs” Thomas glam shot.

Backing the Dragonfly Assault Copter is a great deal for the $274.99 price, which was the case even before the maximum value was achieved. Supporters receive the awesome Dragonfly Assault Copter along with four exclusive Classified Series Action figures! If you can swing the cost, it's a cracking deal for fans and collectors.

Dragonfly Assault Copter

The G.I. Joe Dragonfly Assault Copter itself is packed with interactive features and impressive details.

It boasts a command cockpit that accommodates both a pilot and gunner, an array of customizable weapon load-outs, and a functioning hoist, demonstrating the engaging interactivity this model offers. The high-level detail, including intricate engine and cannon features, revealed through access panels and hinged doors, illustrates the meticulous craftsmanship. Further enhancing its design are movable parts, like the V tail wing and adjustable stabilizer wings.

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I also absolutely love the dynamic blast effects and the innovative display stand. The Dragonfly comes with six of these blast effects, adding a visually stunning layer of realism and dynamism. These effects can be attached to various parts of the copter, such as the Dragonbreath Rotary Cannon or the 70MM unguided rocket launchers, making the Dragonfly appear as if it's mid-battle. This feature truly makes the Dragonfly come alive, turning it from a static model into a dynamic piece of art.

Moreover, the clear display stand allows the Assault Copter to hover at a 15-degree angle, making it appear as if it's either climbing or descending. This thoughtful detail essentially dials up the coolness for a more compelling display.

What is HasLab?

HasLab, Hasbro's crowdfunding platform, is designed to turn ambitious ideas into tangible realities. HasLab commits to projects that are too specialized for mainstream stores, launching them only when they meet the required number of backers before the campaign ends.  One of the first products released through HasLab was a detailed, large-scale model of Jabba the Hutt's Sail Barge from Star Wars.

Not all of HasLab's ventures have been successful, however, with a string of recent projects failing to meet their required backing to go into production. A notable example is the Star Wars The Black Series Rancor. This project, which had the potential to be a highly successful product, missed its goal of 9,000 backers by a margin of 491, attributed largely to a price point that many viewed as too high and poorly thought out unlock tiers.

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However, G.I. Joe appears to have hit it out of the park with the Dragonfly Assault Copter, offering excellent value, a hallmark of the recent Classified Series line. The previous Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank project also dramatically surpassed expectations, racking up a whopping 26,772 backers from an original target of just 8,000

With only a day and a few hours left, there’s still time to back the G.I. Joe Dragonfly Assault Copter project. It's a project I'm considering backing myself, as I want to start a new collection with the G.I. Joe Classified Series, a franchise I've never collected before.

As GI Joe has completed another Haslab mission, it's clear that G.I. Joe is again leading the charge in crowdfunded ventures. Unlocking the final Crazylegs figure is another testament to G.I. Joe's successful streak on Haslab, marking yet another victory on how to run a project successfully.

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