Hasbro's HasLab Sail Barge Behind The Workbench booklets have been arriving on north American doorsteps this past week. If you've pre-ordered the Sail Barge make sure to go out and check your mail boxes! The 62 page booklet gives a detailed look into the creation of the Sail Barge including expert insights by Mark Boudreaux, the 1980 concept phase at Lucasfilm, Sail Barge concepts by Ralph McQuarrie and the model design which was used in Return Of The Jedi. In addition it features a look at how Hasbro built the Barge, including the dimensions and 3D renderings.
This is a fantastic companion piece to the actual Sail Barge and a great collector item. Unfortunately we can't share more images with you due to the copyright.
Hasbro has sent us a video which shows just how big the Sail Barge is going to be!
Hasbro launched a new campaign called HASLAB that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans, starting with the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – Jabba’s Sail Barge. We are just 5 days away from reaching our goal, and you’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! Check out the video below and back the barge now!
We've received exclusive images of some of the painted details found on the Sail Barge! Have a look at the insane detail found inside the Barge, including trophies of the Rancor, the Ishi Tib and Gamorrean Guard head
JediBusiness.com had the opportunity today to join a part of Hasbro's Star Wars team on a Google Hangout chat. Unfortunately we can't provide the audio or the video, but we have a summary of the conversation with new information about HasLab and Hasbro's Sail Barge below. The chat included Steve Evans (Design Director), Joe Ninivaggi (Marketing Director) and a man who doesn't need an introduction, Kenner/Hasbro design legend Mark Boudreaux!
Hasbro has sent us glam shots of their Haslab Sail Barge project and the images are stunning! Look at the wooden floors in Jabba's cabin, have a look at the armory and the insane details found there, it's all very impressive. Hasbro has also sent a mock-up image of Yak Face on the Kenner-inspired Power Of The Force packaging which goes back to 1985! This is an amazing project, let's hope this will reach it's goal of 5,000 backers! Check out the photo gallery and don't forget that you can only order the Sail Barge on HasbroLab.com, it will not be sold at regular retail stores!
Hasbro has released a time-laps video of how they assembled and painted the prototype of the Sail Barge! Watch the video and check out how much work goes into making this project a reality! Don't forget, you can pre-order the Sail Barge only on Hasbrolab.com and only until April 3rd, 2018!
In case you've missed it, Hasbro will include an unpunched Yak Face 3.75" action figure with the Sail Barge! This figure will be released in throw-back Kenner-style Power Of The Force packaging including a collector coin! The figure will be available at regular retail, but in basic The Vintage Collection packaging. Let's back the barge at HasbroLab.com!
Enertainment Weekly has revealed new images of the Sail Barge which show the vehicle fully painted. In addition they've revealed that Hasbro will include an exclusive 3.75" Yak Face action figure with the Sail Barge, which will be packaged on a Kenner Power Of The Force style card back. The figure itself will also be available at regular retail on a Return Of The Jedi style card. Head on over to Entertainment Weekly and have a look at all the new images and make sure to back the Barge on Hasbrolab.com!
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.
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Hasbro has sent an image to us of Mark Boudreaux holding a box which is about the same size as the Sail Barge box! Look how big this is going to be!!
We only have a few days left to support the Barge, make sure to head on over to Hasbrolab.com to pre-order before it's too late!
Hasbro has sent out images of the Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench booklet, which will be included with the Sail Barge vehicle. Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind the Workbench is 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. Complete with set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more.
You can learn more about the Sail Barge and place your order on the official page: HasbroLab.com
Hasbro has announced that Jabba's Sail Barge is now available to Canadian customers! To support the Barge go to HasbroLab.com! To read more about the Sail Barge and the development process, StarWars.com has published an article with interviews including Steve Evans and Joe Ninivaggi.
We've received new images from Hasbro which showcase the insane details found on Jabba's Sail Barge. Have a look at the photo gallery and make sure to support this fantastic project at HasbroLab.com!
Here is Hasbro's press release about the Sail Barge:
HASBRO is constantly working to create innovative and exciting new products that cater to the unique needs of consumers and fans. In 2018, we take that pledge one step further with the launch of HASLAB!
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.
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. For more information on HASLAB and to follow the project’s progress throughout the 45 day pre-order window, visit HASBRO.COM/HASLAB and follow @HasbroPulse on social media.