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.
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 how and which colors were chosen for the dozens of parts used in its assembly, as well as the construction of the sails. Check it out in the link above for more plus a video tour of a scale model built to discuss those choices with Lucasfilm.
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.
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
With just over 8 days to go, and as of this post, the count is up to 3,663 Sail Barges backed.
Can we hit the magic number of 5,000? How many of our readers still intend to help make this amazing toy a reality? Let us know, and remember, the clock is ticking.
Dark Side Toys has announced that they will be sharing some details soon on what appears to be an option for UK fans to order Hasbro’s most impressive Sail Barge. This could be a big step toward making this project a reality.
Update: Steve Evans himself is endorsing this option for overseas collectors via his personal Instagram account.
Update 2: FWIW Steve deleted his post.
Hasbro has revealed an approximation of the box dimensions for the HasLab Sail Barge box*. As you can see, this thing will be huge! With 19 days left, there is still time to reach the 5000 threshold for production.
*Mark Boudreaux not included.