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HasLab

HasLab Rancor: Over, Finished

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 6, 2021

The funding for the HasLab Star Wars™ The Black Series Rancor ended just under an hour ago, capping out at about 8,500 of a required 9,000 orders before numbers started reducing down to 832 (as of 9:49 PM Pacific) and the project was removed from the HasLab archive page. For now you can still see the pictures and copy for Malakili, and it is unknown what this means for future projects.

As it did not fund, we do not anticipate this project to see production, but it will be interesting if Hasbro tries to make a similarly sized - but simpler and cheaper - creature with less articulation at a lower cost. (I am not betting on it.)

HasLab Adds Malakili to Star Wars: The Black Series Rancor Campaign

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Via Hasbro Pulse: Star Wars™ The Black Series Rancor Update! There is no picture, but there's some text - and we all know, that's where the magic happens.

From the campaign: "We really appreciate all the feedback we’ve received in an effort to make the HasLab Rancor the best possible dream product. With that, we realize we can't leave the most dangerous creature, the rancor, roaming the galaxy without its keeper. We will be adding a fully newly-tooled Star Wars: The Black Series Malakili figure [editor's note: emphasis added] to the base offering, funding at 9K units. Uncarded and ready for action, Malakili comes with his unique gaffi stick inspired by Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. This figure is in active development, and we will share renders as part of our backer updates if the project successfully moves into production.

"This final additional figure can ONLY be added if we hit our target threshold of 9K backers before the campaign deadline (December 6, 2021). Thank you for your help in shaping this product in real time!" More commentary after the jump? Sure, why not.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,751: Jabba the Hutt (Barge pack-in, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 12, 2020

It took me forever to open my Sail  Barge, but inside it had Jabba the Hutt (Barge pack-in, The Vintage Collection) - which has mostly excellent paint. The eyes have some weird black lines, but the body and head are amazing with some of the best painted Jabba detail to date.  Not bad for a repaint of a Jabba from The Black Series Rancor Pit sit that you already forgot existed.  Read on!

HasLab Razor Crest: Fully Funded, All Stretch Goals, 1 Day Left to Order

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 8, 2020

3873 Hasbro's Star Wars The Vintage Collection Razor Crest smashed its goal in a day, and has sold 19,997 at press time.  The $349.99 vehicle is currently set to include three 3 3/4-inch scale action figures, four Carbonite blocks, removable panels, escape pods, blasters, and a toilet.

Star Wars Carbonite Blocks Galore Added to Razor Crest HasLab Campaign

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 13, 2020

3865 After passing 11,000 backers, the HasLab Razor Crest Vehicle Campaign added its latest - and I dare say most compelling - stretch goal.  At 13,000, there are four Carbonite Blocks including a Rodian, a pair of human or near-human characters, plus Horation Sanz' Myhtrol character.   Given that in 40 years the only frozen figures we have had are Han Solo and Jar Jar Binks, this is a pretty exciting addition - and I'm hoping they hit the goal! 

Baby Yoda on Vintage Cardback - Star Wars Razor Crest Stretch Goal

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 29, 2020

3862 Hasbro's PR team wrote in to say:

"In recent Hasbro Star Wars HasLab news, the brand has reached their stretch goal of 8,000 backers earlier today and subsequently revealed the second tier unlock for the HasLab Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Razor Crest – the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection The Child Figure with Pram!"

Also:

"Featuring a card back, head and arm sculpt, gear shaft knob, and Pram deco treatment you can only receive with the HasLab Razor Crest"

This probably means a mass retail release is coming, but even if it is, this is probably the easiest way to get yours.  (Even if it has a $350 ship with toilet with it.)

Revealed: Star Wars HasLab Toilet with Razor Crest Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 25, 2020

3861 Already over 50% 67% 115% funded, the Star Wars The Vintage Collection Razor Crest has what appears to be a changing table, a urinal, and what could be a ball gag. And that's just in one picture.  It has removable panels, removable engines, a 3 3/4-inch Beskar Mando with cloth cape, and unrevealed stretch goals.  This is probably why it's $350.   It also measures about 30-inches by 20-inches by 10-inches, so start looking for a shelf now.   Order here and wait until Fall of 2021 to get yours.

HasLab Sail Barge Passes 7,600, Star Wars Crowdfunding Ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 3, 2018

UPDATE: The item was backed with 8,840 Sail Barges sold, over the 5,000 goal.

HasLab's Star Wars Sail Barge now has over 7,600 supporters.  Obviously some must be doubling up, but that ain't bad - ends in just under 12 hours.   For those who haven't been following along at home, the vehicle includes a Yak Face on a Power of the Force cardback (seemingly with a slightly different image and Canadian-style layout) and needed 5,000 people to buy it for Hasbro to start production.   It's $499.99 plus applicable tax, and currently only ships to the USA and Canada unless you go through a third-party or set up your own freight forwarder.

Sail Barge Update - Maybe This Will Change Your Mind

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A surge of support on the HasLab Sail Barge came Wednesday morning after EW.com and StarWars.com posted Check Out New Photos of the Fully-Painted Jabba’s Sail Barge Prototype from Hasbro.   While we all expected to see painted pictures before the end of the funding period, we didn't expect that it might include a bonus.   Now take notes on this part, some fans are unclear and you're going to be one of the smart ones.

HasLab Sail Barge - Now Valid in Canada, Eh

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 2, 2018

Hasbro sent along a note today to let us know that the crowdfunded 3 3/4-inch Jabba the Hutt Sail Barge - which will come in a vintage-style box, no  less - is now open to Canada.

Currently the tally is at 2210 fans plus mine, and you could be up here too.   Historically Canada does about 10% of what the USA does, and given the high prices to ship an item with extreme dimensional weight a lot of each item's price is going to go to getting it to your door.  Of course, it can't make it to your door if you don't sign up here now.

Toy Fair Gallery and Press Photos - Star Wars Hasbro Sail Barge

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3485 Hasbro to fans - "Put up or shut up."  Well, not quite as bluntly.

Today Hasbro announced HasLab, it's own crowdfunding site. The goal is to do Kickstarter-like runs for ridiculously great toys for ultrafans, and they kicked it off with the most improbable thing in the line's rich history - Jabba the Hutt's Sail Barge.  Yes, a 3 3/4-inch Sail Barge.  No, you're not dreaming.