For UK collectors trying to acquire the Vintage Collection Sail Barge, be assured that Hasbro is still pursuing a way to distribute it in that country in 2019. There has been alarm recently that it wasn’t going to happen at all. Hopefully we’ll hear something by Toy Fair 2019, if not before.
Thanks to UK resident Ashley F. for the updated info.
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
Frank H. (@padawanbear on Instagram) was kind enough to send us a few “I Backed The Barge” patches. If you are looking show your support for the barge while you wait for it to arrive next year, contact Frank via Instagram to order yours!
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.
Continue reading Haslab: Jabba’s Sail Barge Update 3
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.
Continue reading Haslab: Jabba’s Sail Barge Update 2
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 HASLAB has started sending out shipping notifications for the Behind the Workbench booklet to those that ordered the Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). So watch those mailboxes!
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