Hasbro's new venture of crowdfunding through HasbroLab.com has officially been supported by collectors and fans as at 10:45 AM PST, Jabba's Sail Barge crossed its goal of 5000 backers. According to the HasLab website, she will launch into production upon funding. The massive 4 foot vehicle will be shipped to backers in February 2019. Fans will start receiving next month a Behind the Workbench booklet which details the creation process of The Khetanna. Congrats to Hasbro for a successful campaign and here's to a new era of giving fans and collectors items that would not work in normal retail avenues. We'll be seeing your over the dunes of Tatooine!
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens pay tribute to Toys'R'Us.com with a moment of silence and they review the first wave of The Vintage Collection figures. Jabba’s Sail Barge continues to stay in the news as it enters its last few days of its HasLab campaign and the hosts discuss new information which was revealed through a JediBusiness.com google hangout with the Star Wars brand team. In addition Jake and Criz Bee talk about the new BluRay Star Wars action figure covers and they share some thoughts about FigureShield, the premium way to protect carded Vintage Collection figures. Toy Run listeners will get the chance to save some money on FigureShield clamshells with an exclusive promo code given out during the show and listeners can win a digital [...]
Hasbro has shared with us a few items that show the true scale of The Khetanna! First off, for those who already own the massive Legacy Millennium Falcon, Jabba's Sail Barge eclipses it by a foot and a half! Secondly, Hasbro has released a video showing the capacity of the Barge with the upcoming Skiff Guard, Klaatu! Time is running out on backing the Barge. You can be one of the 760 backers still needed to make this amazing vehicle a reality! You have until April 3rd but don't delay and #backthebarge today at HasbroLab.com.
We are so close and the pace looks very promising to fully backing the barge. We have just 6 days left before the April 3rd deadline. And we are just shy of a 1000 backers! For more details about the barge and the intense details #BacktheBarge today at HasbroLab.com and together we can make this once-in-a-lifetime collectible a reality! And why wait? Let's make #5KToday!
Happy The Last Jedi on home video day! To celebrate the release, Starwars.com released 3 exclusive action figure Blu-Ray downloadable covers. Each of the three Black Series prints were created by the amazing (Johnny Wu) @sgtbananas on Instagram. Two of the covers feature Rey and Kylo's Throne Room fight while the third highlights Rey's island journey. There is a fourth cover which does not feature action figures but depicts Luke's hut on Ach-Too in Lego form. This final cover was created by the equally talented (Vesa Lehtimäki) Avanaut. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available now on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and On-Demand.
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens break down all the latest announcements and developments concerning Hasbro’s crowdfunded Jabba’s Sail Barge as it enters the final phase of its campaign. The hosts discuss Season 2 of Forces of Destiny, the ongoing demise of Toys ‘R’ Us and what role KBToys might play in it. Discover how much the latest Rocket Firing Fett sold for at auction, what K-Canon is and what the boys found on this week’s toy runs. Throw in the updates from T.R. Nation and the Toy Roundown of the News for Episode 102 of TOY RUN, your only weekly Star Wars action figure podcast! We want to hear from you! If you have questions for the hosts, suggestions on [...]
As we anticipate the upcoming return of The Vintage Collection 2, we have added our official action figure checklist and visual guide to our Collector Resources. Here you can take a look at what's to come and/or keep track of your TVC2 collection.
This morning Entertainment Weekly gave us a first look at of a fully painted Jabba's Sail Barge which is currently being crowd-funded by Hasbro's new Hasbrolab.com. The impressive paint application truly make all the details and accessories come to life on this potential Vintage Collection piece. The most exciting news of the day is the announcement of a bonus figure. A Power of the Force carded Yak Face will be given to barge backers. This figure on this particular cardback will be exclusive to the HasLab barge. A regular Vintage Collection version on a Return of the Jedi card will still be released in the vintage line later next year. Hasbro has posted a time-lapse video of the painting process for the model seen [...]
On episode 101 of Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about Toys'R'Us, more Sail Barge stats and all the Star Wars action figure news from the past week. The hosts also finish the listener Q&A from the previous episode and they announce all the winners of the 100th episode celebration giveaways! Listen now and subscribe! We want to hear from you! If you have questions for the hosts, suggestions on which guest to have next, a figure fact you’d like to share or opinions on what segments you did or didn’t like, let us know! You can contact us on our social media pages or email the hosts Criz Bee and Jake and you just might be featured on the next show. JediBusiness.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram email: TOYRUN@JediBusiness.com [...]
This past weekend, Hasbro’s HasLab campaign to bring Jabba’s Sail Barge to collectors surpassed the half-way mark to being fully funded. The 4-foot crowdfund vehicle set to be a part of The Vintage Collection reached the 50% point just prior to the campaign itself being half way over. Unfortunately, one of the problems with campaigns that run longer than 30 days is the slow down which occurs toward the middle of the process. There are many collectors, websites, podcasters, and YouTubers who mistake this slowdown as a lack of interest. This slowdown is very common at this stage of a campaign and here is why. According to crowdfunding site Indiegogo, “we found when analyzing these 100,000 campaigns (not just ones that met their goals) is [...]