We are only two months away from 2019 and from what we’ve seen thus far (officially), Hasbro’s mantra is basically “what’s old is new again” thanks to the reissue of older figures (essentially repacks) but with an updated look care of Photo Real tech being applied to the 3.75″ scale. Some don’t like the approach of having so many “repacks” for super-articulated figures, especially at today’s price point. The later half of the year looks brighter for the line and, thankfully, there are a few surprises left make their way across the Dune Sea of the retail landscape…. Continue reading Rumor Report: TVC – Looking Forward to the Past
HasLab has issued an update to backers of the Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge. In this behind the scenes update, we get a look at the painstaking photo shoot staged in order to create the packaging for this enormous vehicle. Click on through to check out some packaging images as well as this time lapse video of the set up.
HasLab has issued an update to backers of the Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge. In this behind the scenes update, we get a look at the process of building the complex and intricate tooling for the barge. Check out this video for a better appreciation of what goes into creating something as massive as The Khetanna and you can click through to check out a few tooling images.
Here is a preemptive warning to those expecting a Behind the Workbench booklet for the Jabba’s Sail Barge. Due to the oversized envelope and the average size mailboxes people have, letter carriers are forced to fold/bend/crease the booklets to fit, yielding less than ideal conditions for this limited edition document. I would think a simple “DO NOT BEND” stamp could have alleviated some of the potential damage.
Thanks to Jack for the use of his image.
Hasbro Behind the Workbench Booklet is starting to arrive to those that backed the Jabba’s Sail Barge. Thanks to Michael Mask for posting these images in the comments.
Hasbro’s first HasLab campaign has comes to a close with a decisive response. Over 8,800 orders for Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) have been submitted and apart for a few cancellations and invalid charges, everything looks good to go. Thanks to all the collectors that followed our promotion of this campaign along the way here and on our social media channels. A heartfelt congratulations to Hasbro on their maiden voyage in bringing this to collectors. For those that backed the barge, look for the Workbench Booklet in the mail soon.
The barge has breached the 7,000 backer barrier with a little over a day until the deadline. If you have the funds, now is the time. #backthebarge