Here at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ we just love the “Star Wars” action figures the the folks at Hasbro keep dishing out and while we didn’t get to see this next bit of coolness at the Toy Fair with our own eyes, we’ve received the update on where it stands and how you diehards can get your hands on one of them. Let’s take a look at the brief press copy along with a video about HasLab.
The Press Copy: Last month at Toy Fair, Hasbro launched a new campaign called HASLAB (linked below) 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!
Sounds awesome right? Crowdfunding efforts such as this are nothing new to me as a media scribe since so many different entities are using them to be able to put unique and limited released items into your hands. This next photo shows the scale of this Sail Barge against the Millennium Falcon. As you heard in the video, this barge is about four feet in length. In the press note I received, there was an animation that showed how this barge would fit as many as “182” Klaatus. It was a cool animation but I couldn’t load a 45MB file onto the server – my apologies.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So what do you think? Are you “That Collector” who has the extra scratch of $500 to get in on the Crowd Funding for it? If you’ve answered “yes” to that inquiry then you better click the link below and act fast because at the time of this writing there are only four days left to participate. According to what I have gleaned on the link myself, once the campaign ends there will no longer be a chance to get yourself a Jabba’s Sail Barge. If you love this and must have it in your collection, you best do it now before it will cost you a whole lot more on eBay or some other sort of auction site. Closing up I do wonder what you toy mavens think about this particular piece and the angle that Hasbro has introduced with their own crowd funding efforts. What would you like to see them build? Perhaps a larger scale section of The Death Star? A proper Darth Vader private chambers? The Mos Eisley Cantina? Truly, the possibilities are endless. See you next time.
An Update 4/3/2018: The following commentary comes from the fine folks handling affairs of this here Hasbro initiative so please check it out. “We’re beyond excited to officially announce the biggest Star Wars Vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) – will go into production!! This premium, 4-foot long collector’s item is available through Hasbro’s new platform, HASLAB, and has exceeded its preorder threshold by almost 3,000 additional backers. Today’s the last day for Star Wars’ biggest fans to be a part of this campaign and preorder their very own Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna)… Even Mark Hamill is on board 😉 If you have followed our HASLAB journey and shared the news along the way these past 45 days – We thank you SO much for your ongoing support”.
As you read this, I am exploring the American International Toy Fair, a convention that I have been attending as press since 2011. While a whole lot of posts will be on my creative table once its finished, I am sharing some of the reveals that companies we’ve focused on over the years have shared. Let’s begin with the fine folks at Eaglemoss Collections.
During NY Comic Con, I learned about the latest Eaglemoss Collections series that was featuring “Batman: The Animated Series”. Wave 1 was impressive and featured Batman, Robin, Joker, Penguin, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy and now they are unveiling “Wave 2”. Check it out.
As I write this, the American International Toy Fair is around the corner and some of the companies are offering up sneak peeks at the lines being debuted at this massive trade only event. I’ve featured the Hasbro Toys action figures from their “Marvel Legends” series on numerous occasions so I was happy to see some advance reveals for the “Venom” and “Deadpool” series. As you know, each of these characters will be featured in film this year and I can hardly wait. Let’s take a look.
I’ll start of with what was revealed from the “Venom” line. In this we get a couple of the 6″ action figures that are a part of the “Marvel Legends Series” and two of the larger figures.
The fine folks at Hasbro have officially released the first look and the details for the upcoming “Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series: Ironhide MPM-6 figure”! I’ve pasted the press scoop and all of the provided images down below for your indulgence. Roll out!
“Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Ironhide MPM-6 (Ages 8 and up/ Approx. Retail Price: $XX.XX/Available: Fall ’18)”
About The Figure: The Masterpiece Movie Series IRONHIDE MPM-6 figure is perfect for fans and collectors alike, with features inspired by the explosive 2007 Transformers live action movie. The figure showcases the practical AUTOBOT Weapons Specialist with impressive attention to detail. Imagine unleashing IRONHIDE action with die cast detailing, articulated hands, posable neck, movable faceplate and two cannon accessories. Converts from robot to GMC Heavy Duty Topkick 6500 4×4 Crew Cab Edition mode in 45 steps. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com (linked below). Continue reading Hasbro Releases First Look/Details for Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series “Ironhide”→
We’ve received some cool information from the fine folks at Playmates Toys who are the master toy licensee for DreamWorks Animation’s “Voltron: Legendary Defender”. You probably remember this company’s name from all the times we’ve showcased their “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” line of action figures and accessories. This January, your toybox and other action figures will be much safer thanks to the protection of the “Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion” collection. Let’s take a look at the release and the images that I’ve secured.
The Press Release:
Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion Overview: From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil! Now you can take control of all five Lions from the classic television series. This line features all new technology, which means that all five of the Classic Legendary Lions combine to create the most advanced Voltron ever!
* Unlock over 60 sounds by combining all 5 Classic Legendary Lions to form a 16″ Classic Voltron. Features phrases and sound effects from the show!
* Voltron’s chest lights up.
* The Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow Lions include jaw blades and projectile firing battle accessories.
* The Red Lion comes with Voltron’s sword and the Green Lion comes with Voltron’s shield.
* The Black Lion has over a dozen sounds and phrases.
* Recommended Age: 4+ Continue reading Playmates Toys Presents: “Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion” Collection→