Hasbro is giving fans the chance to put their money where the mouths are with its new HASLAB effort. And it’s for one amazing product — Jabba’s Sail Barge.In essence, this is what we’ve seen before with MattyCollector.com or Kickstarter.
Here’s the details:
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 fabricsails, 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.
Starting today, fans can place a pre-order for Jabba’s Sail Barge at HASBRO.COM/HASLAB. If the goal is met, the product will go into production.
Hasbro needs 5,000 backers and as of right now it’s at 451 just hours after the announcement so this could happen.
I appreciate that this is something Hasbro is willing to try out. If this takes off I’m really curious what else could be on the table. A true six-inch scaled Avengers Quinjet? A Death Star?