Hasbro has answered some fan questions on Instagram on their HasbroPulse account. Here is the summary:
Q: Why is there a 5-piece maxiumum limit to purchase?
A: The 5-piece limit is per-transaction. Note, that there is no limit on the number of transactions you can make.
Q: Is there any assembly required?
A: The main hull will come fully assembled. A few components require assembly including the sails, cannons, fins & additional pars based on the provided instructions.
Q: Why do we need 5,000 backers?
A: Because this item is the largest HASBRO Star Wars item ever created & the ultimate dream item for the inspired Star Wars fan, this is the absolute minimum quantity needed to cover the various operating elements needed to bring this massive & ambitious product to life.
Q: What do I do if my credit card or Paypal payment was returned?
A: Nothing! This is most likely the credit authorization expiring as part of a normal credit payment cycle. Your preferred payment method will only be charged if we reach the minimum number of backers by April 3rd, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-408-0052.
Q: Is the product design final?
A: What you've seen so far is just the in-progress designs, but it is close to final in terms of the actual structure. The final item will be fully painted & will also include highly detailed accessories. We've been hard at work to make sure no detail is missed in the development of this intricate item & are excited to share more with you soon!
Q: Will HasLab products be available in stores in the U.S. and Canada afater the minimum 5,000 backers is met?
A: No. Jabba's Sail Barge will only be available through the HasLab program in the U.S. and Canada.
Q: Is shipping included in the $499 + tax price for both the U.S. and Canada?
Q: How big is the packaging & how much does it weigh?
A: Box size: 14"D x 50"W x 15"H, shipping carton: 15"D x 51"W x 16"H, weight: 15lbs
Q: Why HasLab? Why can't Hasbro just make this and sell at retail?
A: HasLab is a completely new way of engaging the fan community that gives Hasbro an opportunity to potentially bring extravagantly awesome dream toys to life. Because of the size of the item & quantities involved, it is not suited to Hasbro's standard retail distribution model.
We've just had the opportunity to compare the Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary Death Squad Commander figure to the single boxed regular release. Both figures have different heads, the first one was painted, the new one features Hasbro's photo real technology where the paint is printed onto the figure.
The new Death Squad Commander looks phenomenal in person, the eye doesn't catch the pixely print, the camera however does. As you can see, by printing the paint onto the figure it's possible to include more colors instead of just a single brush stroke (look at the eye brows). Below are some comparion pictures of both figures, have a look!
Disney/Lucasfilm have kicked off season 2 of The Forces Of Destiny with eight new episodes. You can watch them all below.
Episode 1: Hasty Departure features Chopper, Sabine and Hera
Episode 2: Unexpected Company features Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala and Ahsoka Tano
Episode 3: Shuttle Shock features BB-8, Finn and Rose
Episode 4: Jyn's Trade features Jyn Erso
Episode 5: Run Rey Run features Teedo and Rey
Episode 6: Bounty Hunted features Princess Leia, Maz Kanata and Chewbacca
Episode 7: The Path Ahead features Yoda, R2 and Luke Skywalker
Episode 8: Porg Problems features Porgs and Rey