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Captain Clown
01-29-2018, 10:27 AM
With the return of TVC this Spring, I thought a thread like this would be fun. :D

Picture from The Force Guide (https://www.theforceguide.com/2017/09/11/hascon-2017-hasbro-star-wars-qa/)
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Not only that, but there's some cool stuff coming in the standard 3.75" line too.

Pictures from ToyArk (http://news.toyark.com/2017/07/21/sdcc-2017-gallery-new-hasbro-star-wars-3-75-inch-update-263619)
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Cagoda
01-29-2018, 11:11 AM
Omg I love that wampa, I might have to get it even though I’ve been exclusively doing 1/6. I need to pay more attention to 3.75.” Thank you for the post!

Captain Clown
01-29-2018, 11:27 AM
Omg I love that wampa, I might have to get it even though I’ve been exclusively doing 1/6. I need to pay more attention to 3.75.” Thank you for the post!

I know, right? The Wampa definitely stands out. Luke, Leia, Maul & Qui-Gon look pretty cool too.

And no problem! I know we have a thread for the 6" Black Series, but not the 3.75" figures.

Reefer Shark
01-29-2018, 11:51 AM
It all started with 3.75" for me, and I'll always come back to the line. Just cant resist!

Hopefully this thread get s some life and brings out some fans of the line that started this thing for a lot of us collectors!

Cagoda
01-29-2018, 11:53 AM
I want to know more about the Vintage Collection being offered. I’d love to see what Hasbro has planned in terms of all upcoming figures. Might have to snag a few.

Captain Clown
01-29-2018, 12:11 PM
I want to know more about the Vintage Collection being offered. I’d love to see what Hasbro has planned in terms of all upcoming figures. Might have to snag a few.

The Force Guide did a Q&A with Hasbro about it.

https://www.theforceguide.com/2017/09/11/hascon-2017-hasbro-star-wars-qa/

Needless to say, especially with their plans for TPM's 20th, I'm excited. Hopefully we'll get some more Legends stuff too!

dms54nyc
01-29-2018, 01:36 PM
I miss Kenner. Hasbro ruined star wars and marvel legends for me. :gah:

Tee-Kay
01-29-2018, 02:20 PM
Before fully shifting toward 1/6 when Hasbro decided to revert to 5POA, 3.75 was go to scale for anything Star Wars. Hoping for some good stuff with TVC resuming its course. Yet, i'm moderately optimistic as to what to expect. As much as i'd like to see Hasbro returning to the golden era (2007-2012), i'm not expecting much past first tier sequel/story movies and a lot of repacks.

Adam1138
01-29-2018, 02:27 PM
[QUOTE=Captain Clown;9640871]With the return of TVC this Spring, I thought a thread like this would be fun. :D

Picture from The Force Guide (https://www.theforceguide.com/2017/09/11/hascon-2017-hasbro-star-wars-qa/)
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Not only that, but there's some cool stuff coming in the standard 3.75" line too.

Pictures from ToyArk (http://news.toyark.com/2017/07/21/sdcc-2017-gallery-new-hasbro-star-wars-3-75-inch-update-263619)
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The Hoth Rebel Trooper in the background looks very good. Is there any pictures of this guy anywhere? Also do they have a list of what's being released?

Reefer Shark
01-29-2018, 02:35 PM
[QUOTE=Captain Clown;9640871]With the return of TVC this Spring, I thought a thread like this would be fun. :D

Picture from The Force Guide (https://www.theforceguide.com/2017/09/11/hascon-2017-hasbro-star-wars-qa/)
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Not only that, but there's some cool stuff coming in the standard 3.75" line too.

Pictures from ToyArk (http://news.toyark.com/2017/07/21/sdcc-2017-gallery-new-hasbro-star-wars-3-75-inch-update-263619)
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The Hoth Rebel Trooper in the background looks very good. Is there any pictures of this guy anywhere? Also do they have a list of what's being released?

From that blurry pic, it looks like a rehash of the one that came in the Target 3 pack a while back (which was a fantastic figure). Maybe I'm wrong?

Captain Clown
01-29-2018, 02:42 PM
The Hoth Rebel Trooper in the background looks very good. Is there any pictures of this guy anywhere? Also do they have a list of what's being released?

Here's a nice look from ToyArk (http://news.toyark.com/2017/09/08/hascon-2017-star-wars-vintage-collection-force-link-269614).

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As for a list, I haven't been able to find one. So far it's just these figures, and Snoke.

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFS5Ma8UAAI_mHk.jpg:large

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Picture source: https://twitter.com/slashfilm/status/888538730562179072

Plus a huge hovertank.

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Adam1138
01-29-2018, 02:56 PM
Here's a nice look from ToyArk (http://news.toyark.com/2017/09/08/hascon-2017-star-wars-vintage-collection-force-link-269614).

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As for a list, I haven't been able to find one. So far it's just these figures, and Snoke.

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFS5Ma8UAAI_mHk.jpg:large

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Picture source: https://twitter.com/slashfilm/status/888538730562179072

Plus a huge hovertank.

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Thanks Cap :wink1:

D.R.37
01-29-2018, 05:31 PM
These look pretty good... wampa and the hover tank. Would love to repaint and weather that sucker up. Man I really can’t back into buying these :(

Tee-Kay
01-29-2018, 06:58 PM
Don't worry too much. lots of repacks in there and they'll start small. IIRC, no more than 30 figures this year (probably no less than half repacks) and just one brand new vehicle annouced for now.
With some luck, we'll lear a bit more at NY toy fair in a couple weeks though it's been a while since this event brought big news on the 3.75" front.

D.R.37
01-29-2018, 08:06 PM
If that tank scales well with the figures I’ll definitely pick that up. Hope Toyfair shows off some new HT SW figs.

Niltusk
01-29-2018, 08:55 PM
The Hovertank looks incredible. Theres alot of small scale vehicles I've passed on due to those ridiculous nerf blaster add ons.

Reefer Shark
01-29-2018, 09:48 PM
yeah, I dont mind the 5poa thing as long as the sculpts are good, but jeez theyve really taken a step back on their vehicles in the last few years. They started producing some amazing stuff around the clone wars, legacy, and vintage lines, then just started spewing out undersized cheap feeling crap for the most part.

I always hoped they would re-release that huge 2nd sculpt of the falcon, though they would probably charge $300 for it nowadays lol

neb
01-29-2018, 10:28 PM
I'll probably end up nabbing a couple of the new ones when they come out. I have a lot of TVC (not sure what waves, but Tarkin, Dagobah Luke, Shae Vizla, Boba, etc), and have been wanting to sell them off for awhile - but might keep them after seeing these. Definitely excited for Kylo..

Darth Skywalker
01-29-2018, 10:29 PM
They should resculpt every character from the original line in 5 poa. Add characters like Tarkin, who weren’t in the original line.

Resculpt/scale all the creatures, playsets and vehicles from the original lines. Add a few they missed the first time, like the carbon freeze chamber.

Charge $7.99 per fig. Everything in vintage packaging, no multi-language packaging, make it like the original, including the back design showing all the available toys.

It would be their best-selling line in the last 20 years. Very simple.

Wor-Gar
01-29-2018, 10:49 PM
Who plays with these anymore? Is the market strictly collectors now?

Khev
01-29-2018, 11:23 PM
A better look at the final card art for the upcoming Wave 1 (minus Snoke):

https://www.bossksbounty.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/vintage-collection-card-backs-1024x768.jpg

Very much looking forward to RO and TFA/TLJ figures on vintage style cards. Hopefully we get the entire RO team plus Krennic in this line.

Niltusk
01-30-2018, 01:28 AM
The beauty of cardbacks.

Adam1138
01-30-2018, 02:05 AM
The beauty of cardbacks.

Yeah they really do have an iconic and very nostalgic look. Always takes me back to being a kid when I see these classic looking card backs. I used to love going into our local toy stores back in the day and searching through them to try and find a hidden treasure! I remember once finding Greedo, a figure that was seemingly quite a rare find at the time, well in the U.K anyways. Made up so many cool adventures with that dude. Good times!

Robianco
01-30-2018, 02:45 AM
Yeah they really do have an iconic and very nostalgic look. Always takes me back to being a kid when I see these classic looking card backs. I used to love going into our local toy stores back in the day and searching through them to try and find a hidden treasure! I remember once finding Greedo, a figure that was seemingly quite a rare find at the time, well in the U.K anyways. Made up so many cool adventures with that dude. Good times!

I still remember very clearly where I picked up my two favourite Kenner figures... both at shops around 100 metres from each other off London Road in Liverpool. Boba Fett with the flame illustration image from TJ Hughes and Bespin Luke from a shop just up the road from there that's long, long gone. I still remember how I felt leaving those shops with the blister pack in hand.

darth toffeeman
01-30-2018, 03:37 AM
I still remember very clearly where I picked up my two favourite Kenner figures... both at shops around 100 metres from each other off London Road in Liverpool. Boba Fett with the flame illustration image from TJ Hughes and Bespin Luke from a shop just up the road from there that's long, long gone. I still remember how I felt leaving those shops with the blister pack in hand.


My first ones were Boba Fett and Darth Vader. Debenhams 1982. I also still remember that amazing feeling buying a figure. All about the card backs.
I will buy the majority of these new TVC figures as I did with the initial run. I want that Hover Tank too!

dms54nyc
01-30-2018, 06:33 AM
These cards are beautiful! Just wish I didn't have to look at the Hasbro paint job inside. How much each are these gonna go for?

Khev
01-30-2018, 08:45 AM
The beauty of cardbacks.

They sure are! Hopefully Snoke's card is TLJ but I have a feeling that it will be a TFA logo with hologram pic.


Yeah they really do have an iconic and very nostalgic look. Always takes me back to being a kid when I see these classic looking card backs. I used to love going into our local toy stores back in the day and searching through them to try and find a hidden treasure! I remember once finding Greedo, a figure that was seemingly quite a rare find at the time, well in the U.K anyways. Made up so many cool adventures with that dude. Good times!

I hear you! My two most exciting finds were the AT-AT Driver and Biker Scout. Imperial Troopers were always so scarce since they were often the coolest looking figures in the line!

Usually I received figures as gifts for birthday, Christmas or what have you and it was a rare treat to be able to go to a toy store with money in hand to purchase a new figure.

One thing I just don't get about this line is the outcry for "super-articulated" figures which Hasbro is providing. Since this line is all about celebrating the vintage goodness of the Kenner era it seems like it would only make sense to put their 5 POA figures inside the bubbles. Then they'd match classic carded Kenner figures 100%.

Captain Clown
02-16-2018, 01:59 AM
Force Link Millennium Falcon revealed.

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It looks like the cockpit can only hold one figure. :gah:

Adam1138
02-16-2018, 02:37 AM
Force Link Millennium Falcon revealed.

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It looks like the cockpit can only hold one figure. :gah:

Disney Wars Sucks Big Time!!

Tee-Kay
02-16-2018, 05:48 AM
My best guess is Hasbro are expecting collectors to buy 4 so they can display each character inside the cockpit. They always come up with great ideas when it comes to improve their Star Wars licence sales.

EVILFACE
02-16-2018, 05:51 AM
With the return of TVC this Spring, I thought a thread like this would be fun. :D

Picture from The Force Guide (https://www.theforceguide.com/2017/09/11/hascon-2017-hasbro-star-wars-qa/)
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Does the bald dude split in half?

Figure on the far right, never seen Anakin in that outfit before. What's it from? Why does he have a gun?

Robianco
02-16-2018, 06:18 AM
Does the bald dude split in half?

Figure on the far right, never seen Anakin in that outfit before. What's it from? Why does he have a gun?

I may have completely missed the sarcasm in that post... in which case I'm about to sound stupid... but that's Jyn Erso?

The more I think about it the more I regret making this post...

Jayrod88
02-16-2018, 07:08 AM
They better complete the ewoks this go around!

Prime Clone
02-16-2018, 07:25 PM
Good to see them delving into the comic lore with Dr Aphra!

Captain Clown
02-16-2018, 08:15 PM
From TheToyInsider (https://www.instagram.com/p/BfRt5uGlf2u/) on Instagram.

https://i.imgur.com/V5hTf4s.png

https://i.imgur.com/zDitt4N.png

Jayrod88
02-16-2018, 09:05 PM
Hover Tank pics are up too!

Bo Shrek
02-16-2018, 10:09 PM
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Khev
02-16-2018, 10:52 PM
Three RO figures plus the tank, nice! Glad to see that Snoke is on a TLJ card.

Darth Skywalker
02-16-2018, 11:20 PM
I’m not buying this crap when the multi-language mumbo-jumbo squeezes its way into the frickin’n pill boxes!

Johnny1378
02-17-2018, 01:46 AM
I’m not buying this crap when the multi-language mumbo-jumbo squeezes its way into the frickin’n pill boxes!

Not a fan of that either. I noticed two of the 40th Anniversary Black Series figures were like that too. Death Squad Commander and Sand People. I found it curious that they would release some on cards with both and some with just English.

Bo Shrek
02-17-2018, 08:10 AM
I’m not buying this crap when the multi-language mumbo-jumbo squeezes its way into the frickin’n pill boxes!

Welcome to the Canadian collectors world.

dukefett
02-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Only really interested in the super articulated stuff. I'll have to see in person before thinking about diving back in to 3 3/4".

Jayrod88
02-17-2018, 09:31 AM
Only really interested in the super articulated stuff. I'll have to see in person before thinking about diving back in to 3 3/4".

Now is the chance, Walmart has them for $4-$8 each.

Captain Clown
02-17-2018, 04:03 PM
3.75" barge with Jabba!

https://i.imgur.com/CizWIMC.png

From mrstevie18 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BfUBzGxluRD/?taken-by=mrstevie18) on Instagram:


This essentially is a pre-Order system. If we get 5000 people to back the barge and pre-Order it, we will be able to proceed and bring it to production. We need a minimum of 5000 backers by April 3rd to make this happen. Rest assured there is not a minimum quantity. If 5000 people pre-Order back it by 4/3 we make 5000. If 40,000 people back it, we make 40,000 of them. All details can be found at www.hasbro.com/haslab

kalzeth
02-17-2018, 04:11 PM
I am in on the barge!


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Captain Clown
02-17-2018, 04:14 PM
I'll definitely get one if I can pull the funds together in time. $500 is a lot.

It's a shame we probably won't get a new TVC slave Leia to go with this.

kalzeth
02-17-2018, 04:33 PM
Were the only 3.75 news the solo figures, aphra and yakface? Was hoping for more


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Niltusk
02-17-2018, 04:45 PM
3.75" barge with Jabba!

https://i.imgur.com/CizWIMC.png

From mrstevie18 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BfUBzGxluRD/?taken-by=mrstevie18) on Instagram:

I would love to have this, my inner 10 year old would love this, that price though... :gah:

Badvermin
02-17-2018, 04:45 PM
I signed up for the barge, that thing is beautiful.

TaliBane
02-17-2018, 04:45 PM
https://i.imgur.com/zDitt4N.png

Perhaps appropriately enough, the way the RO and TLJ titles have been incorporated into the vintage-style "Star Wars" frame looks pretty wonky. Like they should have put "Last" above "Jedi" and "One" in a larger font below "Rogue" or something. The ROTJ and ESB Kenner logos worked well in terms of balanced/united graphic design.

TaliBane
02-17-2018, 04:48 PM
I would love to have this, my inner 10 year old would love this, that price though... :gah:

But it is a "limited edition" kind of thing though, a bit like what Matty did with the Castle Grayskull.

Would have been good at more like $400, but it's a truly enormous and very detailed set, far beyond any of the AT-AT releases.

I love how they've done the Kenner/Hasbro scale-down, but it still looks very accurate to the Barge design.

Tee-Kay
02-17-2018, 04:54 PM
Would definitely get in for the Barge would overseas collectors be welcome. Alas, it seems Hasbro, N°1 global toy brand if i'm not mistaken, won't ship this outside the US. Somehow, they must have missed the memo about global economy. Can someone give them a call and brief them about that concept?

Captain Clown
02-17-2018, 05:33 PM
I signed up for the barge, that thing is beautiful.

Did they take the $500 right away or will they charge you when it ships?

Jayrod88
02-17-2018, 06:04 PM
Did they take the $500 right away or will they charge you when it ships?

You get charged April 3rd 2018 if they get a minimum of 5,000 backers.

barryo
02-17-2018, 06:07 PM
Damn that barge is insane. Price is too and at that price it should come with plenty of figures with maybe even a few exclusives. If.......big if this happens, hasbro would be wise to dust off the skiff moulds as well. Really this is the only scale a barge would be feasible and I'm sure hasbro would do it justice as they did with the bmf & bf at-at.

TonTon
02-17-2018, 06:16 PM
They should have showcased a couple new Jabba's palace creatures to go with the barge.

Captain Clown
02-17-2018, 06:20 PM
You get charged April 3rd 2018 if they get a minimum of 5,000 backers.

That isn't too bad. I just hopped on too. :rock

Though I feel like it won't get made, but I'm really hoping it does. 5,000 $530 orders is a lot to gather by April.

TaliBane
02-17-2018, 06:21 PM
Would definitely get in for the Barge would overseas collectors be welcome. Alas, it seems Hasbro, N°1 global toy brand if i'm not mistaken, won't ship this outside the US. Somehow, they must have missed the memo about global economy. Can someone give them a call and brief them about that concept?

Call them and tell them - you want to buy it, but they don't ship internationally, so they should do a deal with a third party shipper to take care of international shipping.

And tell them the truth: that if they opened this up to international orders, the 5,000 slots would be filled within a few weeks.

https://www.hasbrolab.com/contact-us

It is truly bizarre that a niche item like this isn't open to international orders. Seems so obvious. What a misguided decision, and probably will be the sole reason it doesn't reach the 5,000.:slap

Tee-Kay
02-17-2018, 06:37 PM
T'was more of a tongue in cheek comment but thanks for the link anyway ;)

Did use the link on the product/project page to get in touch. not that i'm convinced it will have any effect beside the usual automated response. On the other hand, Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives and other sites having the ear of Hasbro and pointing that obvious flaw in their plan to get that Barge done might be a lot more efficient.

Khev
02-17-2018, 06:59 PM
Were the only 3.75 news the solo figures, aphra and yakface? Was hoping for more

I'm just happy to see RO getting so much vintage love. I'm glad TFA Luke is coming, hopefully TFA Han and TFA/TLJ Leia aren't too far behind.

barryo
02-17-2018, 07:04 PM
Well a real hope would be is that if they dont get all the deposits in the u.s. they will open it internationally (should be already). Money is money ya' big dummies!

Darth Skywalker
02-17-2018, 07:14 PM
Perhaps appropriately enough, the way the RO and TLJ titles have been incorporated into the vintage-style "Star Wars" frame looks pretty wonky. Like they should have put "Last" above "Jedi" and "One" in a larger font below "Rogue" or something. The ROTJ and ESB Kenner logos worked well in terms of balanced/united graphic design.

I agree - it looks terrible. How does that get the okay with all the people they have on the design team?

There should be a double stripe around The Force Awakens, with the words stacked on top of each other like ESB, with the double stripe broken alongside “The”. Same with The Last Jedi. It’s right there in front of their faces. Geez.

Knightstalker
02-17-2018, 08:46 PM
Would love this, this is a dream come true. Until I found out I can't order it as I don't live in the US. Very silly move on Hasbro's part, as they probably would have doubled the backers by now.

jrice73
02-17-2018, 08:57 PM
I am so glad that the Sail Barge is being made but not allowing international collectors to purchase it is an absolute kick in the balls to every Star Wars fan who wanted one of these living outside of the US. Once again, Hasbro earns its REAL name, "Hasblo." If they don't end up with 5000 US orders or more (you just know a lot of people will end up cancelling), it won't be because of lack of interest or potential buyers. It will be because of Hasblo's "lack of vision."

TaliBane
02-18-2018, 12:12 AM
T'was more of a tongue in cheek comment but thanks for the link anyway ;)

Did use the link on the product/project page to get in touch. not that i'm convinced it will have any effect beside the usual automated response. On the other hand, Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives and other sites having the ear of Hasbro and pointing that obvious flaw in their plan to get that Barge done might be a lot more efficient.


Well a real hope would be is that if they dont get all the deposits in the u.s. they will open it internationally (should be already). Money is money ya' big dummies!


Would love this, this is a dream come true. Until I found out I can't order it as I don't live in the US. Very silly move on Hasbro's part, as they probably would have doubled the backers by now.


I am so glad that the Sail Barge is being made but not allowing international collectors to purchase it is an absolute kick in the balls to every Star Wars fan who wanted one of these living outside of the US. Once again, Hasbro earns its REAL name, "Hasblo." If they don't end up with 5000 US orders or more (you just know a lot of people will end up cancelling), it won't be because of lack of interest or potential buyers. It will be because of Hasblo's "lack of vision."

All you have to do is contact them, and tell your friends to contact them, and send an e-mail to Phillip (or Martin, who's also on here) at Rebelscum and places like Yoda's News and they'll put the issue up as a news story.

They WILL change it if enough people mention it, especially when U.S. fans realize that it may come up a few hundred or a thousand short and int'l fans is what will easily put it over the line - they'll press Hasbro as well.

Due to the peculiarities of what this is, there is no way hasbro is going to let it slide without international.

I'd also add that Anovos also didn't offer international shipping to the majority of overseas countries for their helmets/costumes, but ended up including pretty much all countries later (whether that was fan response or something else I have no idea.)

EDIT: one thing I do recall from the Castle Grayskull thing Mattel did is that the shipping even domestically was huge - $50 up to $200 incl tax. But that was mostly one huge piece, so maybe the barge can be broken up like Hasbro has done with other ships.

Captain Clown
02-18-2018, 01:09 AM
A few more TVC reveals. Nothing major.

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neb
02-18-2018, 01:17 AM
A few more TVC reveals. Nothing major.

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Looking forward to seeing the card art for these.

Bustajesse
02-18-2018, 02:40 AM
Stupid Hasbro, can’t believe the Sail Barge is US only. Oh well.

Captain Clown
02-18-2018, 04:20 AM
I just want to know, should the Sail Barge miss the goal, if Hasbro will still release that Jabba figure.

Niltusk
02-18-2018, 05:00 AM
A few more TVC reveals. Nothing major.



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Dirty Troopers... :lol
Also found these...

https://i.imgur.com/lRQ7zuy.jpg

a7818239
02-18-2018, 07:32 AM
that's too sad to heard that
if they can ship it oversea I 'll back one immediately

Jayrod88
02-18-2018, 07:33 AM
I just want to know, should the Sail Barge miss the goal, if Hasbro will still release that Jabba figure.

I’m willing to bet that he is part of a Vintage Throne set. He will be recycled somehow, regardless if the Barge is released or not.

Knightstalker
02-18-2018, 07:42 AM
All you have to do is contact them, and tell your friends to contact them, and send an e-mail to Phillip (or Martin, who's also on here) at Rebelscum and places like Yoda's News and they'll put the issue up as a news story.

They WILL change it if enough people mention it, especially when U.S. fans realize that it may come up a few hundred or a thousand short and int'l fans is what will easily put it over the line - they'll press Hasbro as well.

Due to the peculiarities of what this is, there is no way hasbro is going to let it slide without international.

I'd also add that Anovos also didn't offer international shipping to the majority of overseas countries for their helmets/costumes, but ended up including pretty much all countries later (whether that was fan response or something else I have no idea.)

EDIT: one thing I do recall from the Castle Grayskull thing Mattel did is that the shipping even domestically was huge - $50 up to $200 incl tax. But that was mostly one huge piece, so maybe the barge can be broken up like Hasbro has done with other ships.

I’ve done my bit for now. Messaged Philip at Rebelscum and hope he can get the word at that International fans deserve a shot a owning this thing too.

Deeznutz6
02-18-2018, 07:58 AM
Yes we do, what ********, I'd buy one in a heart beat

Tom Day
02-18-2018, 08:24 AM
This is the first time in around ten years that I've had any interest in buying stuff at this scale; the idea of this actually existing is so awesome that I'd definitely be in, and of course, once I'm in for it I have to track down a couple of skiffs, plus all the figures from that scene to populate the barge; and while I doubt that I would get back into 3.75" in a completist way I would certainly enjoy completing this scene, and maybe anything else Haslab do that is amazing, say a new Death Star playset.

But my $499 is staying in my pocket plus however much all the other figures would cost plus the potential of having me as a customer for years down the line... BECAUSE I'M IN THE UK.

And it's not like the Star Wars movies have any connection with the UK or anything.

evenflow
02-18-2018, 09:46 AM
The Sail Barge is pretty awesome and if I was still buying 3 3/4 I would have been ecstatic and ordered it.

Malgus
02-18-2018, 10:32 AM
From TheToyInsider (https://www.instagram.com/p/BfRt5uGlf2u/) on Instagram.

https://i.imgur.com/V5hTf4s.png

https://i.imgur.com/zDitt4N.png

Are those really 3.75 figures? I never seen kylo at that scale with a fabric outfit. I never seen a 3.75 snoke.

I collected this scale for years but am no expert but I hated when they made the switch to that giant cut for articulation across the legs. Even when the character has on a robe that giant cut across the legs is added. Is anyone going to put these in sitting position? I am seriously considering switching to the 6 inch line.

kalzeth
02-18-2018, 10:47 AM
Don’t switch 3.75 all the way. The legs for most of these have great articulation. These are all 3.75 plus a few new stormtroopers and figures for solo


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a-dev
02-18-2018, 11:55 AM
Only just heard about the Sail Barge. I might have threw in a pre-order but international collectors, as often, can go **** themselves it would seem. :slap

D.R.37
02-18-2018, 11:55 AM
I got into 1/6 and wanted to stay away from these but I may have to dip!

Tee-Kay
02-18-2018, 12:36 PM
As it happens on a regular basis for several years now (Toy Fairs and conventions), a few fan sites had a little chat with Hasbro representatives. Beside a few other news, Hasbro confirmed they were figuring out a way to include their international fan base into the Barge deal. It might not happen before 2019 though.

Check the link here under for more.

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/2018-02-18-please-read-want-sail-barge-youre-international-collector/

Choryujin
02-18-2018, 02:03 PM
Just to play Devil's Advocate, Has anyone thought that possibly logistics could be the factor determining Hasbro (US) not offering the barge overseas? The thing will be 4 feet long and will have a ton of parts. Imagine the size of the box and the shipping that will be incurred. Then there is the after purchase support on pieces that are missing or damaged in transit. They would have to send out replacements which is additional shipping that is usually expected to be paid by the vendor. Plus, where would you stop it? Europe only? UK? Japan? Fans in the middle east? Shipping could reach as much as the barge. Plus they begin to encroach on their international subsidiaries.

TaliBane
02-18-2018, 02:28 PM
Just to play Devil's Advocate, Has anyone thought that possibly logistics could be the factor determining Hasbro (US) not offering the barge overseas? The thing will be 4 feet long and will have a ton of parts. Imagine the size of the box and the shipping that will be incurred. Then there is the after purchase support on pieces that are missing or damaged in transit. They would have to send out replacements which is additional shipping that is usually expected to be paid by the vendor. Plus, where would you stop it? Europe only? UK? Japan? Fans in the middle east? Shipping could reach as much as the barge. Plus they begin to encroach on their international subsidiaries.

Yeah, that's what I was mentioning about Matty's Castle Grayskull - even for U.S. customers, the shipping on that was nearly $60 (and that's five years ago) and I seem to recall hearing amounts of $200. But again, that was mostly a very large solid item whereas the barge may be broken down into 3-4 pieces that fit closely.

Knowing that this was 100% a non-retail store item that had to be shipped from the get-go means Hasbro would have been thinking about the shipping issue from day one.

Huge items like the AT-AT were never that. They had to be designed to sell themselves on a retail shelf (as a "big value for money" box, large exciting artwork,) whereas the Barge doesn't have to do that.

TonTon
02-18-2018, 02:41 PM
They are planning the vintage style box though, right? I imagine it will still be a pretty large box.

Khev
02-18-2018, 03:58 PM
Seems like they could just open it to international customers with whatever increase in shipping costs that would be necessary. I mean if people are willing to pay it why deny them.

TaliBane
02-18-2018, 04:10 PM
The wider point is, it may not get over the line without international customers. It's interesting that it was announced a couple of days ago so I would have expected it to be close to half way there by now (at least a third,) but its still less than a fifth.

And I'm not sure this would be in a vintage style box mostly because it's such a huge item, and also it's 100% arriving by post so will have a tendency to be damaged. BUt maybe you need the glossy box for such an expensive item.

If they are doing the glossy vintage box, I'd be pretty unhappy about that because I'd rather save that $25 or whatever extra - and in terms of saving $$$ the same goes for some of the interior compartments. I'd rather see them leave out the cockpit, jail (its cool and relates to the Palace but why would you have a jail cell on a pleasure barge?) and kitchen (???!) and even the hammerhead skeleton and just focus on the stuff you see in the movie - I like the stairs up to the barge deck because you actually see characters coming up what must be stairs to battle Luke.

If they had left these things out - which are cool "cherry on top" type things but unnecessary - this might have been in that $350-400 range it needed to be.

Khev
02-18-2018, 04:13 PM
Vintage Kenner packaging has been confirmed: https://www.hasbrolab.com/#details

Buttmunch
02-18-2018, 04:17 PM
I went ahead and backed for 2 sail barges. I figure I have nothing to lose. If it doesn’t happen, I’m out nothing. If it happens, this will easily be worth double upon release and selling one would pay for the both of them

TaliBane
02-18-2018, 04:18 PM
Vintage Kenner packaging has been confirmed: https://www.hasbrolab.com/#details

Ugh, well there went that extra $25.:lol

But as I said - if you're paying $500 you don't want it to come in a brown box.

I will say this - if this gets made, it'll be a stellar investment. It may cost $500, but I can see this in a mint box being worth a lot more than that in the future just due to the nature of how its being made/sold.

Niltusk
02-18-2018, 04:18 PM
Vintage Kenner packaging has been confirmed: https://www.hasbrolab.com/#details

Damn, they're going all out with cool details...

B. Hold enemies captive in the prisoner's cell with a sliding door, floor drains, wall-chained ankle shackles, and Hammerhead skeleton shackled to the cell

Captain Clown
02-18-2018, 04:20 PM
Only 4,067 more backers to go. :lol

Khev
02-18-2018, 04:25 PM
Ugh, well there went that extra $25.:lol

But as I said - if you're paying $500 you don't want it to come in a brown box.

I will say this - if this gets made, it'll be a stellar investment. It may cost $500, but I can see this in a mint box being worth a lot more than that in the future just due to the nature of how its being made/sold.

Yeah I imagine that an AFA 85 or above will be worth one hell of a pretty penny down the line.

Khev
02-18-2018, 04:26 PM
Damn, they're going all out with cool details...

B. Hold enemies captive in the prisoner's cell with a sliding door, floor drains, wall-chained ankle shackles, and Hammerhead skeleton shackled to the cell

It's the USS Flagg and Castle Grayskull all in one, lol.

Tom Day
02-18-2018, 04:39 PM
I still can't get over the fact that this thing is being made. Now where's Palitoy when we need it?

a-dev
02-18-2018, 05:32 PM
I still can't get over the fact that this thing is being made. Now where's Palitoy when we need it?

My understanding is that it isn't being made unless they get 5000 preorders.

TonTon
02-18-2018, 06:26 PM
I stopped collecting this scale in favor of 1/6 but I’m planning to support this, especially if it’s getting close and needs extra backers. Supposedly they are working on making this available to international markets, UK and Europe at the very least. Can’t imagine the inevitable complaints concerning the box condition for MIMB collectors though.

a-dev
02-18-2018, 08:33 PM
I'm pretty much out of Hot Toys. I've been tempted by many things but not pulled any triggers so far. This thing has inserted itself ahead of those temptations. If they decide to allow internationals in on it I'll see how much it'll cost and possibly rationalise it as a Hot Toys '89 Batmobile type of purchase.

Malgus
02-18-2018, 08:41 PM
I stopped collecting this scale in favor of 1/6 but I’m planning to support this, especially if it’s getting close and needs extra backers. Supposedly they are working on making this available to international markets, UK and Europe at the very least. Can’t imagine the inevitable complaints concerning the box condition for MIMB collectors though.

If they open it international buyers I guess we can look forward to complaints about shipping costs.

a-dev
02-18-2018, 08:57 PM
Potentially if they don't open it to international buyers you won't be able to look forward to anything at all.

Knightstalker
02-18-2018, 09:20 PM
Potentially if they don't open it to international buyers you won't be able to look forward to anything at all.

Exactly. I can’t see this hitting 5000 backers from just US sellers alone. They really need us International fans to get in on this otherwise they’re just shooting themselves, and their fans in the feet.

Captain Clown
02-18-2018, 09:22 PM
Then they'll blame the fans when it doesn't meet goal.

Judging from the Hasbro Q&A with JediTempleArchives, they seem pretty adamant about not letting international customers use Haslab.

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/2018-02-17-toy-fair-2018-hasbro-qa-colleagues-recording/

Bustajesse
02-19-2018, 05:16 AM
I'm not concerned about getting one if I decide to get it. I can work around the US only thing. It is just a pain in the a$$ and I shouldn't have to.

Malgus
02-19-2018, 05:45 AM
Exactly. I can’t see this hitting 5000 backers from just US sellers alone. They really need us International fans to get in on this otherwise they’re just shooting themselves, and their fans in the feet.

Let's see how many people sign up over the next few months. I would be surprised if they can't get more than 5000 to sign up. They will need a lot more than 5000 because a lot of morons will sign up then drop out when it's time to pay up.

barryo
02-19-2018, 05:58 AM
As much r&d they have done, the promotional stuff on the website, the enthusiasm of the designers (supposed enthusiasm :wink1:) how does this not get built? They already sank quite a bit of money into this and for this not to get built unless 5,000 us deposits are made & closed to international buyers is just far beyond ridiculous.

WolfStark
02-19-2018, 06:00 AM
There are so many companies that ship stuff overseas that are bigger and/or with more weight but for Hasbro, a billion dollar toy company, that should be an issue? I think the reason is more that Hasbro is like a slow giant. Distribution, especially in Europe, is something Hasbro simply didn't cared for for a very long time and that takes its toll now, going as far as Hasbro being too incompetent to make an international crowd funding project (without any hassle with customs for everyone not living in the US). They need to get a grip rather sooner than later. The declining sales are a shot across the bow.

a-dev
02-19-2018, 10:17 AM
I'm slow. I only today realized that they built and displayed a physical prototype. Yesterday I only saw the renders.

It's actually a little smaller than I thought. An accurately sized Desert Skiff would pretty much have to have the same amount of floor space (room for figures) as the top deck of the Sailbarge.

Darth Waller
02-19-2018, 10:29 AM
banthaskull.com has some really great photos of the Sail Barge. :drool

http://www.banthaskull.com/story/news_first_images_from_the_floor

Khev
02-19-2018, 10:36 AM
banthaskull.com has some really great photos of the Sail Barge. :drool

http://www.banthaskull.com/story/news_first_images_from_the_floor

Thanks for posting! :rock

What's the significance of the Rancor on the wall?

http://www.banthaskull.com/images/nytf18/nytf18_19.jpg

a-dev
02-19-2018, 10:48 AM
Just decoration I'm sure.

Khev
02-19-2018, 10:49 AM
I was curious as to whether such a decoration existed in the movie or if it was supposed to be the grossly undersized remains of the real one or something, lol.

Darth Waller
02-19-2018, 10:50 AM
Maybe it's a baby rancor. :horror

Superman-Prime
02-19-2018, 11:36 AM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180219/27627b0b8bf2bd85d15cb87035ae0afc.jpg

Over 1000...just about 3800 to go!!


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a-dev
02-19-2018, 12:40 PM
I saw this in a thread on rebelscum - I don't know if this is an official press release picture by Hasbro or if this is a personalized mock-up by the guy who posted it but wtf.....

394642

Why are there OT items listed under ''Solo'', non-OT things under ''Vintage''. What scale are these things? The Star Wars brand is so hard to follow these days, a cluster***k of ridiculous non-organisation.

Darth Waller
02-19-2018, 12:41 PM
I think it's that guy's wishlist.

a-dev
02-19-2018, 12:48 PM
Probably yeah, I've only just noticed where it says 'want list' - Hasbro wouldn't put that out.

Even still, I've been saying this for years now, I don't even know what to look for anymore with the Star Wars toys. Things got massively confusing when they started doing 6''. To see pictures of those figures they don't look all that different from 3.75'' without a comparison in the same shot. Oftentimes I'd get unduly excited when I saw a figure that turned out to be a 6 incher. There was no way I was going to restart the whole collection in another scale. I'd been collecting the 3.75'' since 1995.

Khev
02-19-2018, 12:54 PM
Why are there OT items listed under ''Solo'',

Because they always repack figures from older movies when a new film comes out. Just like they had Jyn Erso, Bespin Luke, and others in TLJ packaging this year. Heck even Kenner released figures like Jawas and Greedo on ESB and ROTJ cards.


non-OT things under ''Vintage''.

Because half the point of "The Vintage Collection" is to release figures from newer movies on vintage-style Kenner cardbacks. They've been doing that since 2012 when PT and TCW figures came out on Kenner cards.


What scale are these things?

3.75 inch for Solo and TVC, 6 inch for TBS.


The Star Wars brand is so hard to follow these days, a cluster***k of ridiculous non-organisation.

I think you're just still in shock that the Sail Barge isn't being offered to International customers and are looking for a place to put it. I've seen it before. ;)

Malgus
02-19-2018, 01:50 PM
Imagine the shipping on a 6 foot tall box. The foreigners will beg to be included then start a mass cry fest when the shipping alone is $500.

Bo Shrek
02-19-2018, 02:48 PM
Personally I would rather have Hasbro concentrate their time and effort in a Jabba’s Throne Room and Cantina Environment playset. I know I would have more interest in that as I have so many Cantina / Jabba Aliens in a box waiting to be displayed in some sort of Diorama!!

Im sure over 50% of the Sail Barge design will be using Creative license not shown in the actual movie. I don’t want to spend $500 on creative license!

a-dev
02-19-2018, 02:59 PM
Imagine the shipping on a 6 foot tall box. The foreigners will beg to be included then start a mass cry fest when the shipping alone is $500.

It might cost that if every Sailbarge they produce has to be shipped to the US first and then back to Europe. But supposing the US didn't have to be the main (or only) distribution hub...there could be cheaper ways to go about this. If there isn't, then a bunch of internationals don't order it - some still will and will they not count toward the 5000 order requirement?

I'm trying to understand why the need to be sneery about this.

TonTon
02-19-2018, 03:22 PM
I'm trying to understand why the need to be sneery about this.

Take a gander through his post history. It’ll be illuminating.

Khev
02-19-2018, 03:26 PM
I'm trying to understand why the need to be sneery about this.

He won't be sneery if he wants this playset and US alone isn't enough to hit the 5,000...

darth toffeeman
02-19-2018, 03:27 PM
Imagine the shipping on a 6 foot tall box. The foreigners will beg to be included then start a mass cry fest when the shipping alone is $500.

It's manufactured in China. There is no reason for any Sail Barges for non American customers to be shipped to the USA. Hasbro has a European branch. They should use it!

Khev
02-19-2018, 04:00 PM
I just wonder what marketing research Hasbro has done to even make these order requirements feasible. The C-3PO Premium Format is $399.99 and also has an ES of 5000 that's not even on Low Quantity Alert and he's:

1. A much bigger SW icon than Jabba's barge
2. $100 cheaper than the barge
3. Open to international orders

I'll be shocked if the barge gets anywhere close to the necessary 5,000 preorders.

Darth Waller
02-19-2018, 04:04 PM
3PO has also been done to death in all scales and formats. Even Sideshow did him twice in 1/4 scale.

TonTon
02-19-2018, 04:06 PM
3 3/4 collectors are different than premium format collectors though. That’s also the second time they’ve released that PF. And there have been lots of high end 3PO’s (medicom, Sideshow, Tamashii, upcoming Hot Toys) but barge is a once in a lifetime type of thing. It still may need international orders though. Crazy that Canada isn’t at least included.

TaliBane
02-19-2018, 04:08 PM
Imagine the shipping on a 6 foot tall box. The foreigners will beg to be included then start a mass cry fest when the shipping alone is $500.

I don't think anyone is expecting this is going to cost twenty or thirty bucks to ship. As I mentioned, there were reports that Castle Grayskull shipping bills were well over $50 domestically - five years ago.

Has Hasbro given any basic estimate for shipping, or a claculator of any kind (they've given weight and size)? Hasbro Toy Shop always seemed like pretty fair shipping costs to me back when I bought more 3 3/4" stuff. I'd be interested to know what people are assuming shipping would be on this (I would have guessed around $50 for domestic and international around $130.)

It's really unfortunate such a massive item has to be a shipped internet-only item and not brick and mortar but I guess brick and mortar is dying anyway. I still have my Imperial shuttle from maybe 8 years ago and love it - but probably would never have gotten it if it was a shipped item rather than TRU shelf.

TonTon
02-19-2018, 04:21 PM
Shipping is included in the orders. There's this note:

"Please allow extra shipping time for orders delivered to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Also, note that an additional fee of $20 may apply to shipments outside of the contiguous US."

TaliBane
02-19-2018, 04:22 PM
Shipping is included in the order.

:horror

I need to have better dig through that HasLab page.:slap:lol

Too busy drooling over the pretty pics and need to read the fine print.:lecture

Khev
02-19-2018, 04:28 PM
there have been lots of high end 3PO’s but barge is a once in a lifetime type of thing.

Yes but I just wonder how much the "once in a lifetime" aspect of the Barge evens it out compared to the relative importance of characters like 3PO that aren't selling out for lower price points. I mean a $500 Ben Quadinaros Pod Racer would also be once in a lifetime but so what, lol. ;)

I guess we'll just have to see. Maybe this thing will sell through shortly which would obviously prove me wrong.

Niltusk
02-19-2018, 04:31 PM
I just wonder what marketing research Hasbro has done to even make these order requirements feasible. The C-3PO Premium Format is $399.99 and also has an ES of 5000 that's not even on Low Quantity Alert and he's:

1. A much bigger SW icon than Jabba's barge
2. $100 cheaper than the barge
3. Open to international orders

I'll be shocked if the barge gets anywhere close to the necessary 5,000 preorders.

The more I think about it, the more I think they expect it to fail, maybe testing the waters for high end stuff. Hell of a way to get haslabs name out there.

Khev
02-19-2018, 04:45 PM
The more I think about it, the more I think they expect it to fail, maybe testing the waters for high end stuff. Hell of a way to get haslabs name out there.

I could almost see them using this as a test to discover just how many people in the US are ready to instantly plunk down $500 on a Hasbro product. Then they can go, "okay it's about 1400 collectors. Now what cheap thing can we mark up to $500 and then sell 1400 units of?" Fast forward to next year and we've got $500 repackaged AT-AT's on the shelves, lol.

TaliBane
02-19-2018, 05:14 PM
The more I think about it, the more I think they expect it to fail, maybe testing the waters for high end stuff. Hell of a way to get haslabs name out there.

It'd be sad for this much to have gone into getting this up to speed, only to see it never get made. As TonTon says, it's a pretty unique event in the history of SW collecting. I remember there was talk about a Barge back in the 1990's as one of those "distorted" hasbro designs that scaled down certain parts where figs weren't and scaled up others to fit the figs - but this one looks proportionate (even if it isn't actually scale accurate.)

TonTon
02-19-2018, 05:20 PM
This is surprising: "The main hull will come fully assembled. A few components require assembly including the sails, cannons, fins and additional parts based on the provided instructions."

So we really are talking about a 4-foot box. :horror

Darth Skywalker
02-19-2018, 05:26 PM
I would have been interested if they hadn’t completely ruined Star Wars with The Last Jedi.

I just don’t care anymore. I’ll pick up a couple OT Hot Toys to finish the main cast (Tarkin, Lando) and then I’m done.

Malgus
02-19-2018, 06:32 PM
He won't be sneery if he wants this playset and US alone isn't enough to hit the 5,000...

I am not sneering but I have seen more than enough post from people from other countries complaining about shipping costs here and on Facebook for much smaller items. This thing will ship in a box the size of a coffin. I can just imagine the cries when it comes to pay for shipping.

DCFett
02-19-2018, 09:51 PM
I would have been interested if they hadn’t completely ruined Star Wars with The Last Jedi.

I just don’t care anymore. I’ll pick up a couple OT Hot Toys to finish the main cast (Tarkin, Lando) and then I’m done.

Dude, don't let TLJ steel your OT JOY!!! Say Amen, brotha! This is an AMAZING opportunity to own an awesome vehicle that would have NEVER been made in todays economy if not for crowd funding. I, for one, applaud Hasbro in taking this step in boutique, maker design that many large manufacturers do not even attempt. If this was a gorilla walker or a playset for the casino scene or some silliness like that, I'd be right there with you, but turning down a CLASSIC OT offering because TLJ was a bit of a **** bomb, is, no offense, ludicrous for any OT loving fan. How better to show Lucasfilm and Disney that the OT matters, the classics matter, and the original formula matters, by overwhelmingly supporting a completely crazy idea like a friggin 4' long, $500, 40yr old Star Wars playset!

Darth Skywalker
02-19-2018, 10:17 PM
My response is that TLJ made me like the OT less. Luke turned out to be a loser.

BARF.

DCFett
02-19-2018, 10:23 PM
Your loss, bro. TLJ Luke is not the Luke that wrecked shop on the Khetanna. Never will be. Even Mark Hamill knows that.

Captain Clown
02-19-2018, 11:14 PM
3,652 more to go.

I really, REALLY hope this happens. I'd love to get a sandbox table hybrid thing to display it in, with a skiff and sarlac on the side. :lol

I could see more people hopping on during the last week or two. I wish Hasbro advertised this more.

Khev
02-19-2018, 11:46 PM
I'd love to get a sandbox table hybrid thing to display it in, with a skiff and sarlac on the side. :lol


That'd be awesome. :lol :rock

Darth Skywalker
02-19-2018, 11:59 PM
Your loss, bro. TLJ Luke is not the Luke that wrecked shop on the Khetanna. Never will be. Even Mark Hamill knows that.

My loss? It’s Disney and Lucasfilm’s loss. I’M not losing money because of their galactic blunder. All Star Wars can go in the toilet for all I care. THAT is how they’ll know they ruined the brand. My $500 can go towards a vacation or something I’ll enjoy.

I’m a girl, btw. Just fyi. All good.

Darth Skywalker
02-20-2018, 12:04 AM
I really, REALLY hope this happens. I'd love to get a sandbox table hybrid thing to display it in, with a skiff and sarlac on the side. :lol

That was my first thought as well. Craft something like a sandbox and get some sky blue acrylic that’s backlit to go behind it. Even have two light sources hiting it from above like the twin suns.

Good luck to all hoping this happens.

DCFett
02-20-2018, 12:25 AM
I’m a girl, btw. Just fyi. All good.

My bad. Many apologies. Hope you change your mind. Always good to have die hard fans clamoring around a crowd fund. Super exciting. Demoralizing when it doesn't happen - don't ask me how I know! :lecture
Peace, sister.

1,353...

koonfasa
02-20-2018, 12:43 AM
Wonder if Hot Toys will do this...

Captain Clown
02-20-2018, 02:20 AM
That'd be awesome. :lol :rock

If this ever happens I'll be sure to post pics! :lol

I've been eyeing this set in case it does.

394775

a7818239
02-20-2018, 05:20 AM
I think Hasbro didn't get licence of other country or the price couldn't just only $500
if they decide to ship oversea the price may be prohibitive because of the distribution

Darth Waller
02-20-2018, 06:09 AM
If this ever happens I'll be sure to post pics! :lol

I've been eyeing this set in case it does.

394775

With the exception of that SE beak, that’s a pretty cool set.

kalzeth
02-20-2018, 09:02 AM
Just bought a Hasbro skiff on eBay in anticipation!


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DCFett
02-20-2018, 03:19 PM
30% in what, 72 hours? :pray::yess:

Captain Clown
02-20-2018, 03:23 PM
I guess that isn't too bad. There will probably be another push during the last week or so. :pray:

Also,

Hasbro Reaches Out To Clarify International Availability Of HasLab Sail Barge (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/2018-02-19-hasbro-reaches-clarify-international-availability-haslab-sail-barge/[B])

"It has been great to hear the reaction to the HasLab launch and know there is a strong interest from our fans globally. Right now, this initiative is available in the U.S., but we’ve been working for a while on how best to offer Jabba’s Sail Barge to fans globally if the campaign in the U.S. successfully reaches the 5,000 threshold and hope to have an update to share soon."


With the exception of that SE beak, that’s a pretty cool set.

Yeah, that's the only downside. Unfortunately I couldn't find any 3.75" toys without the beak.

TaliBane
02-20-2018, 03:29 PM
"It has been great to hear the reaction to the HasLab launch and know there is a strong interest from our fans globally. Right now, this initiative is available in the U.S., but we’ve been working for a while on how best to offer Jabba’s Sail Barge to fans globally if the campaign in the U.S. successfully reaches the 5,000 threshold and hope to have an update to share soon."



And only "if".:lecture

That seems pretty silly if international customers may be necessary to reach the 5000 in the first place.:slap

a-dev
02-20-2018, 03:37 PM
Yup. Way to potentially scupper the whole thing from the start.

Khev
02-20-2018, 04:20 PM
Imagine the slap in the face to all the Chinese laborers who might have to end up building these knowing that they won't be allowed to purchase one. No wonder they hate Star Wars.

TaliBane
02-20-2018, 05:54 PM
Imagine the slap in the face to all the Chinese laborers who might have to end up building these knowing that they won't be allowed to purchase one. No wonder they hate Star Wars.

To be fair, though they didn't love TFA or RO... they only hated TLJ.

Though yes, it does appear that TLJ has poisoned the Star Wars well going forward over there.

Deeznutz6
02-20-2018, 05:59 PM
To be fair, though they didn't love TFA or RO... they only hated TLJ.

Though yes, it does appear that TLJ has poisoned the Star Wars well going forward over there.

Didn't everyone hate TLJ besides Khev?

TaliBane
02-20-2018, 07:07 PM
Didn't everyone hate TLJ besides Khev?

He only saw TLJ in sold out theaters where everyone cheered and applauded at the end while standing on chairs, so maybe that clouded his judgement.:dunno

Knightstalker
02-20-2018, 08:08 PM
And only "if".:lecture

That seems pretty silly if international customers may be necessary to reach the 5000 in the first place.:slap

Yeah it’s really stupid of them. Why they haven’t already been looking at ways to get this to overseas punters before putting this thing up for backing is beyond me, plus only giving just over a month makes little sense. Seems like no one will end up with this thing.

Superman-Prime
02-20-2018, 08:08 PM
I liked a lot of TLJ...except everything with Finn and Rose...the movie slowed to a crawl during their storyline. I started to think just get back to Luke or Leia. It wasn’t what I expected but I have been able to enjoy it for what it was and it hasn’t stop my love for the OT. Makes me appreciate them more. Shows how hard it is to recreate magic that made them so great.


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Knightstalker
02-20-2018, 08:09 PM
He only saw TLJ in sold out theaters where everyone cheered and applauded at the end while standing on chairs, so maybe that clouded his judgement.:dunno
The midnight screening I was at was like a wake when the credits rolled.

Superman-Prime
02-20-2018, 08:15 PM
For the Sail barge it says premium deco...does that mean hull of ship will be painted like it looked in movie... we’re not getting that grey plastic for hull. Hope it’s painted sandy brown and shows weathering.


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Knightstalker
02-20-2018, 08:21 PM
For the Sail barge it says premium deco...does that mean hull of ship will be painted like it looked in movie... we’re not getting that grey plastic for hull. Hope it’s painted sandy brown and shows weathering.


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Yes it will be painted, they said they’re working with the Lucasfilm archives to make a completely accurate paint job.

TonTon
02-20-2018, 08:21 PM
For the Sail barge it says premium deco...does that mean hull of ship will be painted like it looked in movie... we’re not getting that grey plastic for hull. Hope it’s painted sandy brown and shows weathering.


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Yes, it will be painted the correct color. That gray is just the unpainted prototype.

Khev
02-20-2018, 08:29 PM
I bet if they actually completed a full prototype it would go a long way in securing more preorders. Just build one and then take a video of it from multiple angles once with vintage Kenner figures and then again with modern figures. I could see collectors really going nuts. I have a hard time wrapping my head around this thing being four feet long.

TonTon
02-20-2018, 08:30 PM
I bet if they actually completed a full prototype it would go a long way in securing more preorders. Just build one and then take a video of it from multiple angles once with vintage Kenner figures and then again with modern figures. I could see collectors really going nuts. I have a hard time wrapping my head around this thing being four feet long.

Yeah, I was thinking the Vintage Collection box would have really helped. The less stuff people have to read in the fine print that would make them want to drop $500 down the better.

Darthsky
02-20-2018, 08:39 PM
So “when” they reach the goal amount,will it only be 5000 barges built or more?

TaliBane
02-20-2018, 08:45 PM
For the Sail barge it says premium deco...does that mean hull of ship will be painted like it looked in movie... we’re not getting that grey plastic for hull. Hope it’s painted sandy brown and shows weathering.


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The Hasbro paint apps got more and more realistic through the 2000's. Some of their later vehicles did have a model-like deco. Interested to see how far they go with this one. Can't imagine the barge is a hugely difficult paint app to nail though - no red X-wing stripes, heavy damage (like landspeeder) or obvious weathered areas like rocket exhausts etc.

I worked with a guy once who was one of the construction foremen on the sail barge build - great to hear his stories about how they did all the curves.


Yeah, I was thinking the Vintage Collection box would have really helped. The less stuff people have to read in the fine print that would make them want to drop $500 down the better.

Yeah, the vintage style box would be a huge plus for this. I still have a hard time believing this is going to ship in one 4' long piece. Why wouldnt they break it in the middle so the box is better proportioned - and stronger? And Hasbro always did an amazing job of consolidating vehicles for packaging (the Republic Gunship was amazingly tightly boxed)

A 4'+ box is just asking for trouble in terms of condition and may impact resale value - very expensive to ship by an individual. No resale, so I guess everyone will just have to be buried with it... or in it.:dunno

Khev
02-20-2018, 08:52 PM
Yeah anyone who wants to buy this secondhand will need to be checking their local craigslist. Forget ebay, lol.

TonTon
02-20-2018, 08:56 PM
Yeah, the vintage style box would be a huge plus for this. I still have a hard time believing this is going to ship in one 4' long piece. Why wouldnt they break it in the middle so the box is better proportioned - and stronger? And Hasbro always did an amazing job of consolidating vehicles for packaging (the Republic Gunship was amazingly tightly boxed)

A 4'+ box is just asking for trouble in terms of condition and may impact resale value - very expensive to ship by an individual. No resale, so I guess everyone will just have to be buried with it... or in it.:dunno

Yeah, some people are getting multiples thinking they can flip the others, but that seems like a huge hassle--no pun intended.

The crazy part too is that the dimensions of the actual barge (and so I assume the box) mean that international shipping becomes really problematic. It's too large for USPS international (108" girth) and it's basically right on the edge of FedEx's limit (130" girth).

I've been looking into the possibility of helping out international collectors but the dimensions are making international shipping near impossible without some sort of corporate account. I did an estimate with Hasbro's actual barge and got a UPS quote of $772 for New York to London. And that's basically the smallest/cheapest it could be.

Khev
02-20-2018, 08:58 PM
So they're letting US customers order as many as they want?

TonTon
02-20-2018, 08:59 PM
So they're letting US customers order as many as they want?

Yeah, apparently it's 5 max per order, but I think you can maybe do multiple orders. People are hoping that someone like Entertainment Earth or BBTS get in on the action to resell, but it's hard to imagine it would be that easy since they would need a mark-up.

TaliBane
02-20-2018, 09:12 PM
Yeah, some people are getting multiples thinking they can flip the others, but that seems like a huge hassle--no pun intended.

The crazy part too is that the dimensions of the actual barge (and so I assume the box) mean that international shipping becomes really problematic. It's too large for USPS international (108" girth) and it's basically right on the edge of FedEx's limit (130" girth).

I've been looking into the possibility of helping out international collectors but the dimensions are making international shipping near impossible without some sort of corporate account. I did an estimate with Hasbro's actual barge and got a UPS quote of $772 for New York to London. And that's basically the smallest/cheapest it could be.

Look who just weighed in on this on Twitter:



Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Hasbro so little to deliver their barge packages, making Hasbro richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!



Hopefully this barge is out earlier before this comes to pass.:horror:monkey3

Aggienader
02-20-2018, 09:26 PM
You almost got me to look him up on Twitter... nope not happenin!

Darth Waller
02-21-2018, 06:11 AM
More great pictures here.

https://www.fanthatracks.com/news/conventions-events/toy-fair-new-york-2018-hasbro-haslab-funded-sail-barge/

Bo Shrek
02-21-2018, 10:24 AM
Is it safe to say over 50% of this design is “Creative License”? So many places on that barge the camera never went. Like that dead “Hammerhead”, but that wasn’t in ROTJ right?? I only ask because even now in my 40’s I love noticing background things I never noticed before. Ever count how many R2 Units in ESB Hoth?? Damn their so many!!

Anyways I would be more interested in Jabba’s Throne and Cantina

Malgus
02-21-2018, 11:38 AM
Yeah, some people are getting multiples thinking they can flip the others, but that seems like a huge hassle--no pun intended.

The crazy part too is that the dimensions of the actual barge (and so I assume the box) mean that international shipping becomes really problematic. It's too large for USPS international (108" girth) and it's basically right on the edge of FedEx's limit (130" girth).

I've been looking into the possibility of helping out international collectors but the dimensions are making international shipping near impossible without some sort of corporate account. I did an estimate with Hasbro's actual barge and got a UPS quote of $772 for New York to London. And that's basically the smallest/cheapest it could be.

That shipping.... I just hope we don't end up subsidizing the shipping to foreign buyers if it it open to international buyers.

canofhumdingers
02-21-2018, 11:47 AM
You guys calculating shipping seem to assume the ship’s hull will be one big, fully assembled piece in the box. My guess is it’ll be in a far less assembled state to allow for packing into a smaller (though likely still very large) box so that it’s doesnt exceed the max allowed shipping dimensions.

TonTon
02-21-2018, 01:32 PM
You guys calculating shipping seem to assume the ship’s hull will be one big, fully assembled piece in the box. My guess is it’ll be in a far less assembled state to allow for packing into a smaller (though likely still very large) box so that it’s doesnt exceed the max allowed shipping dimensions.

Hasbro has said that the hull is fully assembled. Not assuming anything, just going by what they've said themselves. The sails I'm sure are not attached. The point is it's near impossible to plan to ship something until we know what the box is going to be like, but we won't know that for a year. Makes it harder to try to plan to help out international collectors when the deadline is in April to get over 5,000.

"Is assembly required? The main hull will come fully assembled. A few components require assembly including the sails, cannons, fins and additional parts based on the provided instructions."

TaliBane
02-21-2018, 03:00 PM
Is it safe to say over 50% of this design is “Creative License”? So many places on that barge the camera never went. Like that dead “Hammerhead”, but that wasn’t in ROTJ right?? I only ask because even now in my 40’s I love noticing background things I never noticed before. Ever count how many R2 Units in ESB Hoth?? Damn their so many!!

Anyways I would be more interested in Jabba’s Throne and Cantina

Yeah, I was saying earlier I'd rather they had not done stuff like the cockpit, cell and kitchen and saved $100+ on the price. Maybe that's not how it works, but you'd think all that unnecessary detail had to cost something. If this was $300-350 minus all that "creative license" stuff I would have been happier. Hell, ship it in a brown shipper and save another $25.

Just seems they kinda went all-in with a ton of unnecessary bells and whistles, which is an odd choice given the number of backers needed and the price necessary to deliver all that.

TonTon
02-21-2018, 03:01 PM
The vintage collection box is definitely part of the appeal for many. But not showing it at the time of solicitation is a head scratcher.

Just put in my order by the way. Don't know where on earth I'll put this thing, but I wanted to support this to see what future endeavors they do (assuming this even makes the 5,000)

Niltusk
02-21-2018, 03:11 PM
The vintage collection box is definitely part of the appeal for many. But not showing it at the time of solicitation is a head scratcher.

Just put in my order by the way. Don't know where on earth I'll put this thing, but I wanted to support this to see what future endeavors they do (assuming this even makes the 5,000)

Agreed, its probably going to help drive sales up with many wanting a display and one mint in the vintage style box. Even at $500, they're going to have to hope for a lot of nostalgia selling and as small as the box art may seem to be in this process, it'll be the hook for many. Haslab needs to get those box pics up and drive home the fence sitters.

TaliBane
02-21-2018, 03:11 PM
I know its been less than a week, but not even close to 2,000.:(

I know there's still 40 days to go, but this thing is being pushed on every SW collecting site, so you'd think the news would have reached most of the potential buyers by now.

I would have assumed it'd be close to half way by now. Amazing that they are trying to reach that 5,000 on domestic buyers alone. To say this is a mega-expensive mega-niche item is an understatement. I just wouldn't have thought you'd find 5,000 people that would jump on this due to cost and commitment to space (think of all those spouses who have tolerated hundreds of hasbro SW items for years... now a SW kayak for the living room that costs as much as a decent kayak.)

Here's where you start to realize that the everything-including-kitchen-sink ambition and the only-domestic-buyers idea may not have gone together.

a-dev
02-21-2018, 03:17 PM
I would have sacrificed one of the smaller rooms so as to make the main chamber bigger. That area was pretty big in the movie and was able to house most of the same aliens that were in the palace. Doesn't seem like you'd be able to fit a huge amount of those aliens inside the main chamber room of the toy as they designed it.

TonTon
02-21-2018, 03:30 PM
Yeah I definitely got the feeling from the movie that it was just one big room, based on what you mostly see. I like the cockpit though. Would seem kind of strange if nobody was piloting the thing. Kind of a standard part of most SW ships.

a-dev
02-21-2018, 03:36 PM
Agreed, the cockpit is fine. Not like it'd be effective space for anything else anyway.

a-dev
02-21-2018, 03:47 PM
Y'know what, the more I look at it the more I think that they probably made the best choices they could. Even if you eliminated either the armory or the kitchen or the prison cell you still have to have that stairwell in the middle of it all that leads up to the top deck. So no matter what the main chamber would have been broken up. The slanted sides would have prohibited having any sort of a realistic stairwell recessed against a wall so it seems to me it's exactly where it had to be.

So probably the most unfortunate thing is those 4 supporting pillars taking up space in the main chamber at the back of the barge.

Khev
02-21-2018, 04:06 PM
The vintage collection box is definitely part of the appeal for many. But not showing it at the time of solicitation is a head scratcher.

Just put in my order by the way. Don't know where on earth I'll put this thing, but I wanted to support this to see what future endeavors they do (assuming this even makes the 5,000)

Well if they don't have it fully developed and painted that explains why they wouldn't have one to photograph for the box art.

So let's say that this thing gets greenlit and they make additional high ticket items. What would you guys want? A giant Cloud City gantry or freezing chamber? New Death Star playset? Padme's apartment on Coruscant? ;)

lamtsunfung
02-21-2018, 04:52 PM
Sand Crawler.

a-dev
02-21-2018, 04:59 PM
I thought Star Wars 3.75'' collecting was over so it's been years now since I was actively thinking about things I wanted.

The Sailbarge was always number one on my list though, I know that much.


I can list some other things I probably wanted back in the day

-a properly scaled Falcon cockpit
-anything Echo base-related
-a decent cantina (plastic rather than cardboard)
-a decent Jabba's palace (as above)
-a Star Destroyer bridge environment
-a larger Carbon freezing chamber environment
-a decent sized Sandcrawler (the existing one might aswell be a lorry)
-a bigger Desert Skiff

Knightstalker
02-21-2018, 05:01 PM
Theys should have put this thing up months ago. Giving only one month to get the required backers, while not allowing international fans in on the deal, plus having no box art or even a fully painted sample ready to sell this to potential backers just seems incredibly short sighted. Still can’t see this going into production, but I hope I’m wrong.

As far as a Wishlist for potential future offerings, I would love a well scaled Mos Eisley cantina, Jabbas Palace, Carbon Freezing Chamber/Bespin Gantry or a Sarlaac Pit with a larger skiff.

MyenShi
02-21-2018, 05:24 PM
It's still early with 40 days to go.

I think it'll steadily snowball as more people see it getting closer to the goal.

And I think there might be folks who think they're going to be charged immediately when backing so they're waiting till it's closer to the deadline. They should make it clearer and more prominent on the site that payment won't be processed till after the campaign and only if it's successful.

kalzeth
02-21-2018, 05:54 PM
Wishlist for me is mos eisely cantina and some harder to get figure sets: Pong Krell, obscure cantina multipack.


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Niltusk
02-21-2018, 06:27 PM
Considering the ignominious death Ackbar just had, a really cool decked out playset with Home One's briefing room on one side and through the doors to the other side would be the bridge. probably not as popular as say... a SandCrawler though... so Sandcrawler is my vote. :lol

TaliBane
02-21-2018, 06:27 PM
I thought Star Wars 3.75'' collecting was over so it's been years now since I was actively thinking about things I wanted.

The Sailbarge was always number one on my list though, I know that much.


I can list some other things I probably wanted back in the day

-a properly scaled Falcon cockpit
-anything Echo base-related
-a decent cantina (plastic rather than cardboard)
-a decent Jabba's palace (as above)
-a Star Destroyer bridge environment
-a larger Carbon freezing chamber environment
-a decent sized Sandcrawler (the existing one might aswell be a lorry)
-a bigger Desert Skiff

Yeah, well back in the day (later 90's and 2000's) Hasbro just didn't want to do more elaborate playsets/dioramas even though a lot of people were asking for them. They did a few like the Carbon freeze chamber and some basic ones like the homestead, but refused to do stuff like a more significant cantina or palace.

My guess is that all those people asking for them got older and more importantly richer so maybe Hasbro will come to the table with more if the Barge pans out (though the Barge is still technically a vehicle, which Hasbro never lost faith in, even for very large toys.) I would love to see a really extensive Cantina and Palace.

a-dev
02-21-2018, 06:48 PM
Considering the ignominious death Ackbar just had, a really cool decked out playset with Home One's briefing room on one side and through the doors to the other side would be the bridge. probably not as popular as say... a SandCrawler though... so Sandcrawler is my vote. :lol

Oh yeah actually I wanted something like that aswell. I had a Home One Briefing Room diorama using the hubcap of a car as the primary base, some old POTF2 endor thing in the middle and the small DSII Hologram that came with a black R2 unit from the POTJ line.

also thought of 2 other things

Yoda's house
Properly scaled Tantive Escape Pod.

Whether I want to own any of this stuff now is another question. I haven't been able to display my Star Wars collection in years. I really have no idea what I'd do with the Sailbarge.

Niltusk
02-21-2018, 07:03 PM
Whether I want to own any of this stuff now is another question. I haven't been able to display my Star Wars collection in years. I really have no idea what I'd do with the Sailbarge.

Thats awesome about your homemade Home One playset A-Dev, but I'm in your boat, I don't have anywhere to display the barge, as cool as it is, I'd spend $500 on something that would probably remain MIB until the day I died, which really makes your idea about the escape pod appealing, wouldn't mind picking up smaller, well done, even if at a collectors value sets.

Khev
02-21-2018, 07:08 PM
I'd like to see an updated Death Star playset in the tradition of Kenner's original 1978 toy. What's great about that playset is that you get all these great vertical levels with a comparatively small horizontal footprint.

DCFett
02-21-2018, 11:49 PM
1667! I think the progress is pretty good considering the price. Remember, many folks join on crowd sourced projects late in the process and many more as the time nears end. I too think offering it internationally would give us a better chance of reaching goal. But hey, well over 1 month to go and it's Hasbro's deal, so even if we come close, they could choose to extend if needed.

Malgus
02-22-2018, 06:01 AM
Well if they don't have it fully developed and painted that explains why they wouldn't have one to photograph for the box art.

So let's say that this thing gets greenlit and they make additional high ticket items. What would you guys want? A giant Cloud City gantry or freezing chamber? New Death Star playset? Padme's apartment on Coruscant? ;)

I am interested in a Falcon, AT AT, Sand Crawler and AT ST.

Niltusk
02-22-2018, 10:21 AM
I'd like to see an updated Death Star playset in the tradition of Kenner's original 1978 toy. What's great about that playset is that you get all these great vertical levels with a comparatively small horizontal footprint.

Still have mine, one of my favorites as a kid, would love to see something done to update it, and agree 100%, the best thing you get is that bang for buck on the footprint for a display.

TonTon
02-22-2018, 10:43 AM
A Death Star play set seems the best next step. Maybe a two- or three-part modular one to bring the cost down for each installment. You want places where lots of figures can be used (like the Barge), so with that line of thinking bases in general seem good, Hoth, Death Star, plus places like the Cantina that have lots of aliens that have been made already, and there are always some extras that can be created.

But Hasbro does like ships. I think a better scaled Skiff would be a smart one at some point down the line (though maybe that could be at retail), then a new B-Wing, Y-Wing (I believe those are both still the old molds, but I might be wrong there).

neb
02-22-2018, 02:41 PM
Is hasbro making the Vintage Collection now or Kenner? I thought it was Hasbro now, but just noticed the Kenner logo on the new figures. Either way, I'm glad it will be consistent with the previous TVC.

TaliBane
02-22-2018, 02:52 PM
Is hasbro making the Vintage Collection now or Kenner? I thought it was Hasbro now, but just noticed the Kenner logo on the new figures. Either way, I'm glad it will be consistent with the previous TVC.

I thought Kenner was just a nostalgia addition - Hasbro bought/absorbed the Kenner brandname and company decades ago and I don't think its even an actual functioning division in hasbro, more just a logo that completes the vintage look of packaging that Hasbro owns. Could be wrong on that though...

Neal136
02-22-2018, 02:59 PM
I thought Kenner was just a nostalgia addition - Hasbro bought/absorbed the Kenner brandname and company decades ago and I don't think its even an actual functioning division in hasbro, more just a logo that completes the vintage look of packaging that Hasbro owns. Could be wrong on that though...

No, you're absolutely correct.

TonTon
02-22-2018, 02:59 PM
^This

neb
02-22-2018, 03:07 PM
I thought Kenner was just a nostalgia addition - Hasbro bought/absorbed the Kenner brandname and company decades ago and I don't think its even an actual functioning division in hasbro, more just a logo that completes the vintage look of packaging that Hasbro owns. Could be wrong on that though...

I think you're right. Good to know. This whole thing makes me want to pick up some of the older TVC I missed.

ATM I have Tarkin, Vader, ESB Boba, Dagobah Luke, ROTJ deleted scene Luke, Starkiller, Malgus, Shae Vizla, and some others in a box somewhere I can't remember lol. I want to pick up an ROTS Anakin/Obi.

Any other cool ones out there?

Matt S
02-22-2018, 03:19 PM
So, they are really selling that Jabba Ship for $500 USD? DAMN!!!!

Personally hate their 6" line with a few exceptions. They need to go back to doing quality 3.75"

kalzeth
02-22-2018, 03:20 PM
Is the old skiff really not well sized? Was thinking of getting two to have with the barge


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a-dev
02-22-2018, 03:28 PM
Is the old skiff really not well sized? Was thinking of getting two to have with the barge


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They would still look cool next to the barge but they aren't scaled to the figures well, not if you want a scene-accurate amount of figures on the Skiffs and with room for them to fight.

TaliBane
02-22-2018, 05:15 PM
So, they are really selling that Jabba Ship for $500 USD? DAMN!!!!

Personally hate their 6" line with a few exceptions. They need to go back to doing quality 3.75"

Yeah, the 6" figs have been very hit and miss, but I'd say overall they are anotch below what they should be - slightly wonky Stormie helmet sculpt, stuff like that, shouldn't happen at 6", especially at the high price.

I found it so weird they went back to the no elbows and knees joints from the mid 90's days on the 4", yet the prices seem to be about the same. I will say, the newest 4" Fett is incredible, even with no elbows or knees (or even waist I think)

Would love to see hasbro go back to the "deluxe" (:lol) 4" figs that have real articulation. I stopped collecting 4" when they stopped that, so might start again but the prices all seem so high now.


Is the old skiff really not well sized? Was thinking of getting two to have with the barge


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I think it's just a revision of the old vintage skiff mold from the 1980's, which was great for the time. But yeah, like most hasbro or kenner vehicles, it has scale distortion where it's correct scale where figures interact but is shrunken where they don't.

Hasbro has been correcting some of that distortion with new or updated vehicles, but only the most obvious like making the TIE wings bigger.

They've done a great job with vehicles - stuff like the shuttle , newest snowspeeder, ATST, landpseeder and the TIE bomber all could be made to look like models they are so good.

Problem with updating the Skiff to make it bigger and correct is that the new barge itself is distorted in scale, so the skiff would look too big in relation to the barge.:dunno

jedijim3002
02-22-2018, 05:21 PM
That Jabba’s sail barge reminds me of the G.I.Joe Aircraft carrier they made back in the day. How many kids had that thing? Not many. Only one of my friends had it. He actually had enough space in his room to put it. That thing was awesome.

TaliBane
02-22-2018, 05:30 PM
That Jabba’s sail barge reminds me of the G.I.Joe Aircraft carrier they made back in the day. How many kids had that thing? Not many. Only one of my friends had it. He actually had enough space in his room to put it. That thing was awesome.

Everyone knew one of those kids who had the mega-scale stuff. Make friends, go over and drool!

Darth Waller
02-22-2018, 05:38 PM
I’m drinking Japanese whisky. I feel I may be ordering this soon...

a-dev
02-22-2018, 06:16 PM
Problem with updating the Skiff to make it bigger and correct is that the new barge itself is distorted in scale, so the skiff would look too big in relation to the barge.:dunno

True but it'd be nice to have the option.

Darth Waller
02-22-2018, 08:20 PM
Ordered. :lol

Superman-Prime
02-22-2018, 08:38 PM
Ordered. :lol

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180223/aecb17e7d220e0acb0bf41ff31167bc7.jpg

Soon we will be at 5000....muhahahahahah



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Darth Waller
02-22-2018, 09:00 PM
I really hope this gets funded. I’m curious to see what else they have in mind.

kalzeth
02-22-2018, 10:04 PM
Ordered. :lol

Whiskey FTW!


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DjBoogaloo
02-23-2018, 02:09 AM
I had the USS Flagg. I saved my birthday money the year it came out and used it to buy the best vehicle/playset ever produced.

I’m all in on the Sail Barge as well. Can’t wait.

DjBoogaloo
02-23-2018, 02:09 AM
I’m drinking Japanese whisky. I feel I may be ordering this soon...

Japanese whiskey is something special. What you got?

TaliBane
02-23-2018, 05:36 AM
Japanese whiskey is something special. What you got?

What is this Japanese Whiskey trend - I was at a dinner party the other night and they were serving it (blood orange flavor I think.) I initially thought it was sake, but it was different.:dunno

barryo
02-23-2018, 05:59 AM
Ordered. :lol

395565

solominic_knight
02-26-2018, 12:20 AM
Be cool if they revisited some olded vintage collection figures... would love. Re-release of The Old Republic trooper and Malgus.

Captain Clown
02-26-2018, 03:09 AM
They said there'll be a good amount of repacks, so I hope they give people who missed the rare figures a second chance.

Sail Barge is at 1,966!

Matt S
02-26-2018, 09:50 AM
Ephant Mon never saw a 2nd release, but he's not going for crazy money on ebay. He's pretty affordable

agen_kolar
02-26-2018, 01:10 PM
The Sail Barge is at 1994, so by the end of this week we may be near the halfway point.

TaliBane
02-26-2018, 02:39 PM
The Sail Barge is at 1994, so by the end of this week we may be near the halfway point.

I imagine the first two weeks will be much stronger (as word spreads) then a slump, then a surge of last minute stragglers. I don't think the past 10 days' pace will continue for the next few weeks - most who would buy this have heard of it by now and placed their order. It's everywhere online.

The hard part is going to be next week and the week after.

a-dev
02-26-2018, 03:30 PM
Just thought of another item I wanted back in the day - a better scaled Endor Bunker.

Probably most of my figure wants came from ROTJ aswell, t'was my favourite of the OT to collect toys from. Despite Empire being the best film there's only 2 focus areas for figures - echo base and cloud city, and cloud city was never really going to be filled out, its backgrounders mostly aren't toyetic. ROTJ has Jabba's palace, the Carkoon battle, the Home One briefing room and hangar bay scenes, endor troopers, ewoks and Imperials.

Captain Clown
02-26-2018, 03:30 PM
We've hit the 2,000 mark! :fest

Still a long way to go.

Tee-Kay
02-26-2018, 04:25 PM
Past 2000 backers now (2014). Still a long way to go but achievable.

a-dev
02-26-2018, 04:52 PM
:lol Love the sig Tee-Kay.

395981

Tee-Kay
02-26-2018, 05:28 PM
:lol Love the sig Tee-Kay.

395981

Thanks. I might change soon. Things have cooled down significantly for some time now. Will save it though as it might come handy later in may/june with a slight sign update :monkey3

Chronos1919
02-26-2018, 08:32 PM
Would love to support and own the barge but realistically I have nowhere to put it.

a-dev
02-26-2018, 09:18 PM
It'd go on top of my wardrobe. It'd finally be a motivator to sort through the junk that's up there now. There wouldn't be space for a full Pit of Carkoon display up there though and that of course would be the dream.

TaliBane
02-26-2018, 10:29 PM
The barge would be a nightmare in terms of dust with all the little panels and the top deck (sails would be easy enough.) Don't think a glass/plexi case that size would be cheap though.

Johnny6666
02-27-2018, 04:00 AM
Preach it, brother! :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koRTU-nZlJU&t=139s

GRIFF13
02-27-2018, 08:37 PM
I'm in Canada so can't pre-order this! So now what?!?! How dare you!

Captain Clown
02-27-2018, 08:42 PM
I love Retroblasting. He's got some excellent points about this whole thing, especially about the decline in Star Wars toy sales.

I really wish this would've received a regular retail release. It'll be sad if this doesn't happen. :lol

We're at 2,076 now with 34 days to go, so we're slowly getting there.

TaliBane
02-27-2018, 09:26 PM
I love Retroblasting. He's got some excellent points about this whole thing, especially about the decline in Star Wars toy sales.

I really wish this would've received a regular retail release. It'll be sad if this doesn't happen. :lol

We're at 2,076 now with 34 days to go, so we're slowly getting there.

My guess is that it will internationally (the same way many 1/6 SW figs are exclusive to Sideshow's online store and sometimes with free shipping, but internationally sold in various retailers/etailers.) The shipping is going to be too complicated and expensive otherwise.

Khev
02-27-2018, 10:16 PM
Nice group pic of the upcoming TVC Wave 1:

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/news/images2018a/star-wars-vintage-collection-wave-one-2018.jpg

Captain Clown
02-27-2018, 10:20 PM
It's weird how there's still no word on the price for these. I assume they'll be in the $12.99 range, like the Walmart Black Series figures, but I don't think they've officially said anything.

TaliBane
02-27-2018, 10:57 PM
Is there any difference in the Hoth Rebel, or same old figure from years ago? Other than the "new" price I mean.

Niltusk
02-27-2018, 11:10 PM
Preach it, brother! :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koRTU-nZlJU&t=139s

This guy could teach a course in Hasbro's **** ups. :lol
So on point with everything though, especially Hasbro's cycle of pleasing/abusing collectors.

Captain Clown
02-27-2018, 11:11 PM
Yep, it's the same one.

New:

396239


Old:

396240

This first batch of Vintage Collection figures is pretty weak, apart from that Snoke. Hopefully we'll get more new molds for OT characters soon too.

As others have already said, I'd love to see a basic stormtrooper with that Solo mold.

396242

Captain Clown
02-28-2018, 02:59 AM
Skiff Guard coming in 2019!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfejCevBh0Z/?taken-by=hasbropulse

Hasbro wants to hear which figures, playsets, or vehicles you want to see in the Vintage Collection too!

http://pulse.hasbro.com/news/just-announced-star-wars-vintage-conversation

a-dev
02-28-2018, 09:33 AM
Yeah Klaatu Skiff guard, Yakface and Sim Aloo are apparently coming.

vito81
02-28-2018, 09:37 AM
So, 3'75 figures come back to super articulation?

I stopped collecting them because I hate to see figures like this...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WkEAAOSw5dlaGRHv/s-l300.jpg

Khev
02-28-2018, 09:38 AM
Preach it, brother! :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koRTU-nZlJU&t=139s

My gosh toy collectors can be so freaking melodramatic. :lol All of his little dramatic pauses as if he's getting choked up on account of being too upset to speak, give me a break. If you live in the US and have $500 to spend on a plastic barge and want it then get it, if you can't or don't want to then don't. Pretty simple and not really a life or death matter. :cuckoo:

Bo Shrek
02-28-2018, 09:41 AM
So, 3'75 figures come back to super articulation?

I stopped collecting them because I hate to see figures like this...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WkEAAOSw5dlaGRHv/s-l300.jpg

I stopped because the lack of articulation and the downgrade to 5 point. Also the bubble adhesive on the black series packaging!!

a-dev
02-28-2018, 09:50 AM
So, 3'75 figures come back to super articulation?

I stopped collecting them because I hate to see figures like this...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WkEAAOSw5dlaGRHv/s-l300.jpg

I might have bought some of them because I despise ball-joint heads but unfortunately they just went too far with the cutbacks. The lack of elbow and knee articulation is painful. They look incredibly stiff and unnatural. If they'd even sculpted a slight bend in the elbow they would have looked better but from what I could tell they sculpted the arms completely straight and rigid which looks ridiculous. No one holds their arms like that.

Khev
02-28-2018, 10:00 AM
I like the symmetry of the new 5 POA figures with the original Kenner line. So there. :lecture

"Super-articulated" is a laughable misnomer anyway. Not one "SA" SW figure can achieve half the poses of a GI Joe figure from 35 years ago.