Thursday, February 28, 2019

Holy Smokes! The Barge is Almost Here!

It's been almost a year since Hasbrolab's first crowdsourcing campaign. The goal was for 5000 customers to pledge and pay $500 for the largest Star Wars playset ever - Jabba's Sail Barge - The Khetanna.  In the end, 8810 fans pledged to make it happen.

The long wait is over. These bad boys start shipping next week. Here is the latest update:

HasLab Jabba's Sail Barge Update #6 (21FEB19)
Star Wars fans,

This update will provide you with necessary shipping and receiving information since shipment of this epic item is now just days away! You may recall that the original estimated ship date was February 28, 2019. In order to deliver the best possible item to you, we will be shipping all items by March 4, 2019.

The packaging and shipping process is a multi-person undertaking that begins with the Barge being slipped into an oversized polybag to protect the item from scratches. Three specially-molded foam pieces are then used to hold both the Barge and individually-packaged collectible Jabba and Yak Face figures securely in place and safely separated from one another. Once snuggly encased in foam, the Barge's beautiful final package is carefully folded and sealed around the product.

The finished packages are loaded into a double shipper (two double-faced, heavy-duty cartons that are reinforced with corner protectors) helping the Barge and its final packaging to arrive at their destination undamaged. The final outer master carton size is a whopping four and a half feet long, one and a half feet wide, and one and a half feet deep. Did we mention shipping is included? Yeah, it is! Thank the Maker!

Once mass delivery of the product arrives in the warehouse, FedEx shipping labels will be added to the plain outer shipping cartons and sent on to individual customers. Hey, that's you! You'll then receive a tracking number notification stating that your Barge is on its way. One important note: a signature is required for delivery, so make sure you are home to accept the delivery.

Lastly, we also wanted to provide advanced access to the finalized instructions for Jabba's Sail Barge. See link below. These, of course, will be included in the package, but this way you can start to envision all the excitement you'll feel when you finally get to unbox this incredible item. Plus, if you ever lose the instructions, now you'll always have an extra set.


And with that, our marathon, year-long journey ends. May the Force be with you, Star Wars fans!

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Here are the photos of the instructions:

And here are my additions to Jabba's crew which I purchased at Tosche Station Comics in Springfield, Virginia.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Marvel Legends Captain Marvel - Unpackaged Photos

We are a little over a week from the Captain Marvel movie release. Anxiously looking forward to it. Earlier, I showed the packaged photos of the Captain Marvel Legends line. Here are the unpackaged photos though I still need the Target exclusive Vers figure.

And oh yeah - Grey Gargoyle.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Wave 20 - Amidala, Mace, Holdo, Mimban Han and Dryden Voss

Another stellar wave from Hasbro. Please maintain this standard.  Started with Wave 19 and this brings a great variety figures which collectors have desperately wanted.  I found all of these at Target. It's been a long time since I managed to find a nearly whole new set out in the wild. The only figure I didn't find was the Battle Droid.

Prequel figures include an awesome Senator Amidala (happy that she doesn't have the torn costume), Mace Windu and the Battle Droid.

Solo Story includes Mimban Han in Mudtrooper Uniform and villain Dryden Voss. Happy they did Voss as he has not been done in 3-3/4 inch scale.

Finally, the sequel trilogy's Vice Admiral Holdo. Lot of controversy around her character though most agree Laura Dern is an awesome actress.

A nice mix. Keep it up Hasbro.