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 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”→
Can we start a process of giving gifts for Halloween? If not, let’s start that up since a few awesome things have manifested just in time for the holiday and among them are these awesome Marvel Legends action figures by Hasbro. This series is focused on the upcoming Marvel Studios feature “Black Panther” which is coming in February 2018 and has found trailers being promoted in posts on this website like on THIS LINK. There are some cool inclusions in this set and Hasbro continues to keep the Marvel Legends Series as one of my favorite lines of action figures. The images below come from official resources and with the packaging being clearly labeled, I didn’t point out each and every character. Here we go.
Back in May I shared the news about a convention known as HASCON (if you missed that item, just click HERE to be up to speed). So the reason I’m posting this is to let you know that for a limited time you can get this special X-Force version of Deadpool from the Hasbro store. Let’s take a look at him both in and out of the package using their official photos. Chimichanga time!!!!