Hasbro has extended funding for their Transformers Haslab project by over 30 days to help the market meet the goal of 8000 units backed.
At the time of the extension, the Unicron project was in the ballpark of being 60% funded… which is a very impressive amount of backers; but what does this mean for future projects? How will they “pick and choose” which ones get extensions moving forward?
Share your thoughts, hopes, and potential fears for what this could mean down the road.
Hasbro’s ambitious goal of 3,000 backers for a premium Cookie Monster replica has fallen far short of its goal.
It remains to be seen if their Transformers Unicron project will meet the same fate, but it’s clear there is much more demand for that project. As of this post, it has just over 5 days left, and is just a tick above 39% funded (needing over 4,800 more units backed still).
Personal Note: For the fans of these, I hate to see these fail. However, I think Hasbro needs to do better homework. I feel that projects under the Haslab banner need to be more in line with the Sail Barge… something that works as a fantastic display piece to house groups of figures. Big and iconic vehicles/playsets seem to be the way to go… (or at least not a remake of something that’s been done before, such as Unicron) a Cybertron environment, or Ark playset might be more exciting for the Transformers crowd. I have no idea what would work for Sesame Street. But that’s just my opinion. And Unicron could still meet its goal, though he seems way overpriced compared to other giant Transformers.
What say you?
This morning, Hasbro has announced a second HasLab campaign this one for Transformers fans: War for Cybertron Unicron. Check out the full details at HasbroPulse.com
Cookie!!! No, not Wookiee, “Cookie” as in Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. Hasbro has just announced the follow up to the HasLab Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge.
Hasbro is now accepting international orders for the HasLab TVC Jabba’s Sail Barge via eBay*. Remember, orders of more than 1 Barge or any orders with a US or Canadian shipping address will not be processed.
*Yakface.com receives no advertiser revenue from eBay.
Update: Sold out
Our friends at JediNews have confirmed with Hasbro that March 28 will be the day in which those outside of the US and Canada* can purchase the HasLab Sail Barge via eBay. Head on over to JediNews for the eligible destination countries.
*Orders from US and Canada will not be processed.
Update: ordering will go live at 7pm GMT
The winner has been chosen, notified and accepted. Congratulations to David A. of San Marcos, CA. (@thebboyfett on Instagram) Thanks to DorksideToys.com for co-sponsoring this amazing giveaway and thanks to all that participated. Watch for another barge giveaway next month at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.
There are errors and then there are errors. This one may be one of the best ones so far in terms of its uniqueness. Collector William M. from the We Backed the Barge Facebook group posted this amazing sample featuring the exclusive Yak Face affixed to the card, bubble and all, upside down. Congrats, that’s a keeper!
DorksideToys.com and Yakface.com are happy to announce the Jabba’s Sail Barge Ultimate Giveaway*. Simply follow the instructions on the above graphic on Instagram to enter. Winner will be selected on March 15, 2019. *Open to continental U.S. residents only. (Giveaway is NOT affiliated with or sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm or Hasbro/HasLab).
A SECOND barge will be given away to attendees of Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month. Stay tuned for details.
The first barge orders have started to arrive to collectors. Frank L. posted a few shots on Facebook but one of note has already sparked some discussion. There is no styrofoam corners in inside the box to prevent the Barge’s gorgeous box from damage. I suspect a few horror stories will be shared as a result of this.