Galaxy of Toys – Episode #101: No Rancor For You

The gents from the Galaxy of Toys Podcast come together to voice their thoughts on the HasLab Rancor not funding. Join host Jason Luttrull and series regulars Matt Fox (the OG This Week in Star Wars), Ryan Beise (YouTube’s MrByZ), Chris Moorehead (Emporers’ Royal Guard Extraordinaire), Jake Stevens (From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com), and Jayson Krebsbach (Yakface.com) for some Star Wars action figure discussion. On this episode we discuss what went wrong with Hasbro's Haslab Black Series Rancor project. Please send questions and comments to galaxyoftoys@gmail.com  

By |2021-12-14T10:31:16-08:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: Galaxy of Toys, Hasbro Pulse, HasLab, The Black Series|

Toy Anxiety – Rancor Live Final Countdown

Last week (yes, we are playing catch-up) Hasbro's latest crowdfunding Star Wars project, the Black Series Rancor, failed to fund. The HasLab ended last Monday night and the cast of Toy Anxiety was there to report the live on the numbers. A lot of fun was had you can check out the whole video which kicks off 45 minutes before the end of the campaign below. Thanks again to Yes Have Some for the invite and make sure to subscribe to their channel and Jay's over at Geek. Dad. Life.!

By |2021-12-14T10:23:23-08:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: Hasbro Pulse, HasLab, Return of the Jedi, The Black Series|

HasLab x2 – It’s Now or Never!

As of this writing, we are under 24 hours left for fans to back the HasLab Black Series 6" Rancor! This crowdfunding campaign is currently at 62% funded which is unprecedented for a Star Wars HasLab. Both its predecessors, the Sail Barge and the Razor Crest funded before the final day. This particular project has seen some setbacks due to the choice of stretch goals not connecting with collectors and some sites and groups actively campaigning against the beast due to a number of reasons. Some have also argued that the competition of the Ghostbusters and GI Joe HasLabs have slowed the success of the Star Wars project especially as all three are taking place during the holiday season when wallets are tight. Hasbro [...]

By |2021-12-05T21:43:28-08:00December 5th, 2021|Categories: Hasbro Pulse, HasLab, The Black Series|Tags: , |

HasLab’s Rancor Final Tiers

This past Friday, Hasbro Pulse hosted a special Fan First Friday to announce the final two tiers of their current HasLab Black Series Rancor. The tiers include two carded 6" figures. The first, Salacious Crumb is a modern upscale of the 3 3/4" SDCC exclusive carded Crumb that was part of the first version of The Vintage Collection, and the second is a newly sculpted Jedi Luke on a Power of the Force card back with coin. Also shown during the Livestream was the first look at a painted version of the Rancor. Hasbro has provided us official images and press releases below: Tier 3 Unlock: 16,000 Backers Needed Star Wars The Black Series Salacious B. Crumb Mini This Kowakian monkey-lizard may [...]

By |2021-11-23T11:35:06-08:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: HasLab, Return of the Jedi, The Black Series|

Rancor Keeping – HasLab Stats

One week ago, the Star Wars Brand Team at Hasbro officially launched their third crowdfunding project, The Rancor. Just as we have done in the past with both the Sail Barge and the Razor Crest, we are keeping close track of the project's momentum and hopefully success. What makes this project different from its Star Wars predecessors is both that it is the first Star Wars HasLab in 6" scale and it is running alongside not one but two other HasLab projects. To gauge whether having competing HasLabs is a factor, we are charting the progress of all three current projects and comparing them to both the barge and Razor Crest. We would assume there is some carry-over between collectors and brands (we for example [...]

By |2021-10-30T01:02:16-07:00October 30th, 2021|Categories: HasLab, Return of the Jedi, The Black Series|

HasLab’s Razor Crest Tiers 4 & 5

This morning Hasbro Pulse released the details of their fourth and fifth tier unlocks of their current Vintage Collection HasLab project. The Razor Crest having just achieved 13,000 backers, has unlocked "Rick Duel's Gang" in Carbonite Blocks and freed up the campaign for more stretch goals in the final 9 days of crowdfunding. So far backers will be getting the following: Razor Crest vehicle Loose Mandalorian figure with soft goods cape Carded The Child with vac-metalized pram Escape Pod 3 Carbonite Blocks We have been tracking this campaign carefully, just as we did with the Sail Barge in 2018, and many Kickstarter-like campaigns gain lots of backers in the last few days. Hasbro may be betting on this as their new stretch goals now [...]

By |2020-10-31T00:10:51-07:00October 31st, 2020|Categories: Hasbro Pulse, HasLab, The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection|

Razor Crest’s Third Tier

As promised in last Friday's Fan First Star Wars event, HasbroPulse has dropped the next tier for their current Star Wars HasLab project. The Razor Crest, upon reaching 13,000 backers, will now include four Carbonite Blocks depicting the four seen in Episode 1 of the series. For those who missed the live stream event, it can be found in its entirety on HasbroPusle's YouTube channel. The Cliff Notes version of the stream is as follows: The Child's Pram will be vac metalized and exclusive to the HasLab Hasbro is working on getting the Razor Crest to more foreign markets There are no plans to release the Razor Crest following the HasLab The TVC versions of The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, and the Remnant Trooper will be [...]

By |2020-10-13T22:39:27-07:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: HasLab, The Mandalorian|

Galaxy of Toys #90: Hasbro PulseCon, HasLab & Holiday Troopers

The crew of Galaxy of Toys Podcast is back to breakdown the reveals, announcements, and memorable moments from Hasbro's first virtual convention; Hasbro PulseCon 2020! Join host Jason Luttrull (Galaxy of Toys) and co-hosts Matt Fox (This Week in Star Wars), Ryan Beise (MrByZ Reviews), Chris Moorehead, Jayson Krebsbach (Yakface) and Jake Stevens (From4-LOMtoZuckuss) for a rundown of all the reveals from the last month! On this episode, we discuss the latest Star Wars offerings from Hasbro. We talk about the reveals at Hasbro PulseCon 2020 and our thoughts on the latest HasLab project. Please send comments and questions to galaxyoftoys@gmail.com

By |2020-10-01T23:39:58-07:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Convention Coverage, Galaxy of Toys, Hasbro Pulse, HasLab|Tags: |

Tier 2: Finally Baby Yoda (& Carded Too)

Hasbro's latest HasLab the Razor Crest ship from The Mandalorian continues to fly high as it has successfully funded the first tier of 8,000 backers. After funding on the second day, backers were offered an Escape Pod as a Tier 1 stretch goal. This feature, while never featured in Season 1 of the show, fits into the top of the ship. Shortly after the fully funding this morning on the fifth day, the second tier goal was announced in the form of a brand new addition to the 3 3/4" line. The Child (Nevarro) will come carded with the HasLab with an "end-of-season-1-pram". No word yet if this will be exclusive to the Razor Crest but with the location naming and pram version, there is [...]

By |2020-09-29T21:55:57-07:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: HasLab, The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection|Tags: , |

HasLab’s The Vintage Collection Razor Crest

Yesterday's launch of the second Vintage Collection-based HasLab, the Razor Crest, found great success in its launch. The signature ship of The Mandalorian, at the end of the first day, was crowd-funded at 68%. While the price of the vehicle is $150 cheaper than Jabba's Sail Barge, it should be noted that at the end of the first day, it only was backed at 11%. As can be seen below, the Sail Barge took almost the entire crowd-funding period to fully fund. The Razor Crest in contrast is on pace to fund in the next few days making the chance of unlocking the next two tiers very possible during the campaign. While the website appears to still be having some troubles when trying to back [...]

By |2020-09-26T10:17:37-07:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: Hasbro Pulse, HasLab, The Mandalorian, The Vintage Collection|Tags: , |
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