Lets Reiterate - Jabba's Sail Barge Will Never Hit Retailers In US & Canada - HasLab Is Your Only Hope
Ok folks after our Q&A with Hasbro today about the HasLab Vintage Collection Jabba's Sail Barge, lets reiterate on its availability in the US and Canada.
Per our conversation with Hasbro, Jabba's Sail Barge will only be offered through HasLab and will never be offered by any other retailer in the US or Canada at all. So if your hoping for this to show up at Target or Walmart in the future at a lower price, Hasbro stated thats not going to happen.
Here are the facts:
• Must get 5000 preorders By April 3rd or project is dead.
• Hasbro will fill all preorders exceeding 5000 as long as placed by April 3rd.
• Exclusive to HasLab in the US and Canada
• Will not Hit any Retailers in US and Canada
• There is no payment plan through HasLab currently (Use CC)
• Yak Face figure not exclusive, packaging and coin are.
This will be your only chance to own this vehicle. At the time of this post there are 3244 of the 5000 required preorders filled. If you would like to place a preorder, you have 12 days left to do so at HasbroLab.com.Add a comment
At the video chat with Hasbro today they gave us a tour of Jabba’s Sail Barge and pointed out the details (new and old) about the product itself and also sent us some new Press Images which can be viewed on our Facebook Page.
The Barge itself is extremely detailed and here are some of the things that stood out during our Chat.
• Jabba’s Dais slides left and right
• Trap door on deck opens to jail cell below (push button)
• All rooms have door openings (not closed off).
• Sails and supports can be removed in 1 piece.
• All ladders from lower deck have hatch openings to upper deck which figures can pass (except Gamorrean Guard)
• 2 Upper deck cannons that can be moved to 6 positions on rails
• Cockpit will only have some stickers to apply, some details will be painted on.
• Shutters open and close.
• Prison Door Slides open and close.
• No figure peg holes for figures except for 2 by Main Cannon.
Today we had a video chat with Hasbro about their HasLab’s Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge. Previously we were able to submit 5 questions to the Hasbro Team and we were able to get answers to all of them.
Q1) There has been some discussion between collectors worried on how orders will arrive at doorsteps. Will Hasbro take extra precautions to ensure that Jabba’s Sail Barge will arrive at doorsteps mint in mint box? Possibly special shipping or extra thick cardboard packaging shipped in double or triple boxes? After all we are spending $500 plus tax for this item and we all know how UPS and Fedex handles large boxes.
Answer: As collectors ourselves we are aware of packaging and shipping. The Barge will be pretty much fully assembled inside that White box we previous shown on HasLab. Within that box we are adding extra struts and box structure to protect and hold the barge. This product box will be placed in a shipper box that will be 1/2 to 1-inch double thick cardboard with extra corner protectors. I am sure we will do some testing and ship it across the US to see results before finalizing the shipping boxes. We are definitely spending extra time on this.Add a comment
Hasbro's PR has passed along some Press Images of HasLab's Vintage Collection Jabba's Sail Barge and Exclusive Yak Face figure.
"As a reminder, HASLAB is Hasbro's new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. Measuring approximately 4ft long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba's Sail Barge comes complete with exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, a Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe."
You can view the Press Images on our Facebook Page. There are still 13 days to go to place a preorder and help reach the 5000 preorder goal need for this vehicle to ger produces.. Just visit hasbrolab.com to place your preorder.Add a comment
Hasbro's PR just sent us this video were you can watch the entire Jabba's Sail Barge come to life with a detailed timelapse video, which can be viewed on our Facebook Page.Add a comment
A first look of a painted Jabba's Sail Barge was revealed today via EW.com. Also it has been announced if you purchase this vehicle it will include a Exclusive carded Saelt-Marae (Yak Face) figure. You can view the images on their site and if you still need to place a preorder head on over to Hasbrolab.com. At the moment there are only 2896 preorders and we are still short 2104 preorders to reach the 5000 required to get this vehicle made.Add a comment
Received Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi Ultimate Collector’s Edition 4K Combo Pack to review courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's PR. As in the past the review is about the quality of the video and audio and the contents included in this Ultimate Collector’s Edition 4K Combo Pack. We do not discus the storyline of this movie at all. We will try and keep this short and direct to the point.
I am really glad that Disney has embraced the 4K Ultra HD format and hopefully we will see past Star Wars movies remastered and released along with the continuation of future movies.
The Last Jedi 4K Ultra HD Disc is Disney's first Home Release to use both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos. The industry standard is currently HDR10 (High Dynamic Range), but Dolby Vision HDR is making its way to more and more 4K TVs and Players. Some manufactures offer firmware updates to implement Dolby Vision HDR on past products, so be sure to check your 4K TVs and Players for updates.Add a comment
Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny Season 2 has been released today via Disney's YouTube Channel. In this season Mark Hamill joins the cast and voices none other then Luke Skywalker in Episode 7, The Path Ahead.
Direct links to Season 2 Episodes:
• Episode 1 - Hasty Departure
• Episode 2 - Unexpected Company
• Episode 3 - Shuttle Shock
• Episode 4 - Jyn’s Trade
• Episode 5 - Run Rey Run
• Episode 6 - Bounty Hunted
• Episode 7 - The Path Ahead
• Episode 8 - Porg Problems
Was looking through my Facebook News Feed this morning and came across a article from LinkedIn stating that Kay Bee Toys will make a return this year (before Christmas) courtesy of Strategic Marks, LLC.
"As some of you know, our company Strategic Marks, LLC has acquired KB-Toys about a year ago. During that period, we had been working on several models to resurrect the "Great American Toy Store" and to make sure the stores can compete with Toys R Us, other brick and mortar stores as well as on-line retail. Well, with the demise of Toys R Us, this week, we have now accelerated our business plan and hope to have our stores up and running before Christmas. We're in discussions with many of the toy manufactures, as we try to find out the best way to support them and the 20% loss of the US toy market due to the Toys R Us liquidation. We believe we will have the infrastructure in-place and [hopefully] save the toy industry."Add a comment
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's PR has sent us the following News:
"We have a special teaser for the score-only version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is available exclusively on Movies Anywhere for a limited time. Simply sign-up for Movies Anywhere and link your digital retailer account where you purchased your digital copy in order to unlock it!"
Lucasfilm's worldwide phenomenon, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is now available on digital and arrives on Blu-ray & 4K on Tuesday, March 27th.
To learn more about Movies Anywhere visit their website.Add a comment
• Sideshow and Anovos Preorders!
• New Licensed Artwork Available To Order Now!
• Star Wars Vintage Items Just Added!
• eBay Auctions Ending Soon!
Click on through to Brian's Toys to read the entire Newletter.Add a comment
Do have any unanswered questions about HasLab's The Vintage Collection Jabba's Sail Barge? If so please post your question on our site via Disqus Comments or visit our Facebook Page. Please post your questions within the next few days and there is a possibility they will get answered.Add a comment
Dark Side Toys is working with HasLab to bring The Vintage Collection's Jabba's Sail Barge to the UK and Europe. All preorders will go towards the 5000 preorder goal required for Hasbro to produce this vehicle. For all the details visit Darksdietoys.co.uk and get your preorders in.
Really glad this company stepped up to bring this vehicle to the fans across the pond. I think there is a very good chance we will see this actually get made with preorders from USA, Canada, UK, and Europe.
If your in the US or Canada you can still place preorders at Hasbrolab.com.
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“Since Jabba’s Sail Barge is now more than halfway to reaching its goal, we’d love to say thank you for the amazing support behind this HasLab initiative by moving forward with the reveal of another exciting tidbit! Please see the attached exclusive image of Hasbro’s own Mark Boudreaux holding the Barge’s white box mock-up for scale.”
If this item does make it to production, I assume they will double box the vehicle at the factory for shipping purposes, but I hope they go the extra mile and make sure the cardboard is extra thick since we all know how UPS, Fedex, and USPS handles large boxes with care lol.
As of this post there are currently 2645 preorders sold and we have a long way to go to reach the required 5000 preorders. So if your considering this item, please visit Hasbrolab.com and get your preorders in before the 19 day deadline expires.Add a comment
As you more then likely have noticed for the past few weeks, the website has been changed around. I have reconfigured, re-coded, and redesigned everything from the ground up to make it more user friendly across all devices.
The redesign is almost complete, just have a few more days converting over the old published Toy Pages to the new format which will look like this pretty much.
After that, there will be a few tweaks here and there (fonts, graphics, etc) and I will finally get back to HD Photography.
Thanks for your patience.Add a comment
My local Walmart is in the process of implementing a new Star Wars Toy Planogram which finally includes their Exclusive The Black Series Kylo Ren Throne Room figure set. Per the Toy Department Employee, they should start to receive this item any day now. You can check out the new Planogram above.
If your in need be sure to check Walmart.com and use their "Pickup In Store" tool to see if you local stores received any stock.Add a comment
Walt Disney Studio's PR sent us some info and a trailer link for "The Director and the Jedi" Documentary that will be included as bonus content with the Home Release of The Last Jedi.
"The Director and the Jedi" premiered today at the Paramount Theatre at SXSW Film Festival today with Mark Hamill, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman, and "The Director and the Jedi" director Anthony Wonke and producer Tylie Cox in attendance. The feature-length documentary is an in-depth bonus feature on the upcoming Digital and Blu-ray release."
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming home digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere tomorrow, March 13 and 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27.Add a comment
Hasbro's PR sent us a sneak peek at six pages of HasLab's The Vintage Collection Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna) "Behind The Workbench booklet". They actually sent us a pdf file. So you can view the pages as jpegs on our Facebook Page or view / download the full pdf file by clicking this link.
"We're excited to share with you six of the 64 pages of the exclusive Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench booklet. This behind-the-scenes booklet is included with your purchase of the Sail Barge, and complete with set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more. As a reminder, you can only get the booklet by backing the project at Hasbrolab.com."
As of this post there are only 2572 preorders (5000 required) with 22 days to go, so if you would like to preorder please get your orders in so we can get this vehicle made.Add a comment
For those into the Forces of Destiny Dolls, was just surfing Walmart.com and noticed they have the Rey of Jakku and Kylo Ren 2-Pack in stock and ready to ship as of this post. These are sold and shipped by Walmart. Price is $37.50 each.
This set is scheduled to hit most retailers this month, so you may be able to find these at your local stores eventually as well.Add a comment
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