I know, I know…I’m way behind this year on Toy Fair stuff. As a long time toy collector, I’m bummed I haven’t been able to keep up with everything this year, but with a house full of flu-ridden kids, it’s been tough. Regardless, we’re pushing forward. On top of all of the other cool Star Wars toys Hasbro revealed at Toy Fair, they announced HasLab, a new crowdfunding program of their own that would allow for more unconventional products to be funded and produced for fans…Products like a 4 ft. long recreation of Jabba’s Sail Barge!
Announced at this year’s Toy Fair, HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. To that end, we’re excited to announce that the first HASLAB item is the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – fan favorite JABBA’S SAIL BARGE! Measuring approximately 4 feet 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, one 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.
HASLAB takes inspiration from other platforms by inviting participants to support the product by backing the project up front by placing a pre-order. You’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! For Jabba’s Sail Barge to go into production, Hasbro must meet a certain minimum threshold of 5,000 pre-orders.
It’s up to the fans to support the campaign and help successfully reach that goal by 11:59pm ET on April 3rd, 2018. Those who pre-order the item will also receive “Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench,” a premium, 64-page booklet that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy and includes set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more.
The funding has been underway since this weekend and already hit 1,400 backers. There’s still plenty to go before they reach the goal, so if you want in on this toy, you’d better get to it!