Last year, while working our butts off to help get the Sail Barge fully backed, we posted an article on how international collectors could order it via MyUs.com. Those who pre-ordered the Sail Barge internationally through this service were able to place it under US address. (It’s one of their many services.) Well, JTA reader Packo M. took advantage of this service, and his Sail Barge arrived in excellent condition. Check out his full story by clicking through.
The dust has mostly settled with Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Those who received damaged product are set to receive a replacement. Orders are placed for missing parts. And Hasbro is organizing all the damage to Yak Face to see what can be done with those issues. But one thing I cannot understand is some people criticizing those who are selling their “extras” for profit. The criticism is beginning to boil over now. (more….)
If you’re going to customize a $500 toy, you’d better do it right. Empire Toy Works posted photos of his sail barge, the Highfalutin. This custom hits it out of the park, in my opinion. Empire Toy Works is an inspiration to my own customizing, though, so I may be a bit biased. Rotgut Station is the dream world of collectors like me who love a really good diorama. Be sure to click the Instagram link to see more photos of this wonderful ship, and let us know in the comments if you think this is stunning, or sacrilege.
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Set sail on the grand Highfalutin and tour Rotgut Station spaceport in style! This glorious cruise ship is the personal party yacht to one of Rotgut’s most esteemed ganglords, Mistress Magluta. Come celebrate in decadence and debauchery. Book your Birthday Party, Wedding, Bar Mitzva or Quinceañera now! . #empiretoyworks #diorama #custom #toys #customtoys #actionfigures #starwars #starwarstoys #hasbro #returnofthejedi #jabbassailbarge #scifi #bladerunner #spaceship #toyphotography #toystagram #actionfigurephotography #toyphoto #toycollection #miniature
JTA reader George S. contacted Hasbro’s customer service about the impending “international release” of Jabba’s Sail Barge. And hopefully, it will comfort international collectors desperate to obtain this vehicle in their collections. It’s exclusionary to the people who already had a chance to grab them. Find out more by clicking through.
At first glance, you might think they didn’t design the jail cell door from the Barge very well. It seems to only open just enough to be annoying. But, if you try just a bit harder, and carefully apply a little more subtle force when opening it, you will see that the cell door actually opens all the way. This gives you full access to the entire cell. So, go open up the door and have a look around! Thanks to Dave over at Rebelscum for the heads up!
Here is the eBay listing for the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge from hasbro-pulse eBay seller.
UPDATE: I don’t know what to think of this eBay auction anymore. At least you can’t order these, so no one is in danger of a scam. But this is odd.
JTA reader Ed D. found a listing on his eBay application for Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) under eBay seller Hasbro-pulse. They don’t have any listings when you search by seller, but it looks like this going for sale online is imminent.
Strictly speaking from an “oversight” perspective, it appears the only important detail Hasbro missed on Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is the rope swing Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia used to swing from the sail barge to the get-away skiff. How could they miss this crucial detail? That’s like leave out the bubble wand from the vintage Kenner Death Star playset!
It’s the ides of March, but we’ve got nothing but good news to share. Hasbro released the most-perfect item for all Star Wars collectors. It’s finally in our possessions now. And as if in almost perfect serendipity: today is our 3,583rd review. The “83” represents 1983, the year of Return Of The Jedi. And the “35” represents the number of years it took Hasbro to announce that they would make Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) in The Vintage Collection from the release of the film (2018).
Over 6,000 of you have already checked out our review, and between the New Acquisitions (currently comments) page and the RDR page, we have accumulated nearly 800 comments. If you haven’t left your two cents, be sure to do so! Also, the revised gallery now exceeds 170 images! We added new images including the Sarlacc Pit among others for you to enjoy. Please be sure to check out the updated review!
Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
Thank you, Rivesjunctionite for the hearty laugh today. I am sure many fellow collectors can relate to your experience. If you want to offer some advice, please do so below or in our comments in the Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) review! 🙂
There’s probably no other way to describe Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) than to use words like overwhelming and exhilarated. This long-awaited HasLab product is finally here, and it’s probably the most significant thing Hasbro has ever created in the Star Wars line. I spent today writing a long review putting my heart on my sleeve and describing every last detail of this vehicle. We have more images coming in our already-completed 140+ photo gallery (more images will follow), but everything else is done, so we’re sharing it early with you. In the meantime, enjoy both vintage Kenner and modern Hasbro figures set up in this behemoth.
We also included full images and comparison shots of Jabba The Hutt in addition to the exclusive Yak Face.
If you didn’t back this item, and you’re a 3.75″ collector, you’re going to feel the pain of missing out. Hopefully, our review and gallery will allow you to enjoy it vicariously. I spent over 19 hours between assembling, the photo shoot, the gallery preparation and the review template and write-up. So, please leave your thoughts and opinions of this vehicle in the comments. It would help make up for the lost time I can’t get back 🙂 Thanks!
The Khetanna is making its way into homes daily! We thought this was a good time to revive and revamp our listing of figures you can use to populate your barge. We did some homework and compiled a list of characters you’ll need (that have been produced by Hasbro as an action figure already) with your Sail Barge. Click through to see a comprehensive list of existing Hasbro 3.75″ action figures required to effectively populate Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna)!
Wow! Between the frequent shipping nightmare reports and broken content complaints we’re receiving, here is something we bet you haven’t heard yet. JTA reader Grand Admiral Tom posts his horror in our Barge Acquisitions page. He didn’t get the coin to the Yak Face figure! Click the image below to check it out!
UPDATE: The coin was at the bottom of the box! It fell out during transit. Still, it’s a shame his Yak Face figure packaging was damaged. New image provided and added by Grand Admiral Tom in the comments.
This might be the straw that will break the collector’s back. Jabba’s Sail Barges are arriving damaged. Look at the hashes on this box. There were whispers from the collecting community that FedEx was the worst choice to use for this campaign. Let’s hope this is an isolated incident. But many of us have yet to receive ours. IMages come from #WeBackedTheBarge Facebook group.
In the meantime, don’t forget to post your images on our dedicated Jabba’s Sail Barge acquisitions page. Show off your purchase and join like-minded collectors in this fantastic first HasLab offering. Click HERE to post.
It looks like Jabba’s Sail Barge is finally movin’ on out of the warehouse! I just received my next FedEx update (with a new delivery date of March 11th), and so are others. We finally are getting the tracking emails! Let us know if you’re receiving the same!
The madness ensues. Those who missed out on the HasLab campaign and are desperate to own it are bidding VERY HIGH for it on eBay. Check out this auction. Thanks to friend Russ T. for the alert!
As all of us know very well now, it’s happening! FedEx is gearing to ship out the overwhelming numbers of Jabba’s Sail Barges from Hasbro’s first successful HasLab campaign. JTA wants to share in your joy as well, so we’ve set aside a special page for everyone to chime in with their deliveries, their pictures and anything else they might want to share. So be sure to post your experience when you receive yours! The devoted page is found RIGHT HERE. (currently comments) (Please note rules in the featured comment.)
StarWars.com posted a great article on the anticipation of Jabba’s Sail Barge and discuss a few new details. They’re the first to receive a finished sample for review! Check it out!
The final HasLab update was released, and it includes confirmation of the March 4th ship date as well as instructions on how to put your Jabba’s Sail Barge together! Check it out! This is getting exciting folks!
Our friends at Bantha Skull are reporting that the exclusive POTF Yak Face will also come with a drinking glass. And the glass will plug into the R2-D2 (VC25) drink tray!
We’ve been keeping a close watch on the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge Yak Face figure. This auction ended at $381.88. This means he only paid $118.12 for The Khetanna. I am pretty confident that we’ll see auction topping off anywhere between $500-$750 in the future, once word continues around the community that this figure exists. They should be shipping for us all soon. I hope you’ll enjoy yours without any worries over aftermarket value.
Here we go! Some people who backed the barge are now “dumping” the included and super-rare Yak Face figure with the coin on eBay. Bids are traveling high. If you nacked the barge, are you selling this figure too? Or will it be treasured forever?
Our next Visual Guide update from wave 20 of The Vintage Collection is Klaatu (Skiff Guard) (VC135). Click below to check out the complete Visual Guide, and click here to read through our full review.
It’s another fantastic release! It’s time to look carefully at The Vintage Collection wave 20, the wave that should have begun the line’s relaunch! Let’s now check out Klaatu (Skiff Guard), a long-awaited modern update! (Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Binary_Sun for the composited image!) And don’t forget it’s our final year of Research Droids Reviews! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
It’s time to add the next wave of The Vintage Collection to our Visual Guides! First up, we look at the amazing Saelt-Marae figure. Click below to check out the full guide page. Make sure to also stop by and check out our full review, with a huge extended gallery of this figure.
Here we go! It’s time to look carefully at The Vintage Collection wave 20, the wave that should have begun the line’s relaunch! Let’s check out Saelt-Marae, who is also coming as “Yak Face” with a coin in Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). And don’t forget it’s our final year of Research Droids Reviews! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
UPDATE: I forgot to add an image that JTA reader and friend Binary_Sun put together. He took one of my images of Yak Face and Salacious Crumb and composited with a beautiful background. Check it out!
Collectors in the We Backed The Barge Facebook Group were treated with a post by Hasbro’s Steve Evans. He provided a rough sketch of how much space you’ll need to display your Jabba’s Sail Barge. Special thanks to JTA reader Jamie D. for the alert!
JTA reader Ashley has forwarded us an email conversation with Hasbro UK that could potentially be bad news for collectors in the UK and possibly all of Europe. Ashley wanted an update on the availability of the Khetanna in the UK and received a potentially troubling reply. Click through for more info!
UPDATE: Ashley received yet another email from Hasbro UK which should give reason to be somewhat more optimistic again. Read the article for the update!
Back in March, we provided you with a guide on the best way to fill your Jabba’s Sail Barge when it arrives early next year. If you have done your part to #backthebarge, we thought we’d provide something to you that many requested to us. We did some homework and compiled a list of characters you’ll need (that have been produced by Hasbro as an action figure already) that you’ll need with your Sail Barge. So we now wnat to know. How is it going? Are you almost caught up? How many more do you need? Click through to see a comprehensive list of existing Hasbro 3.75″ action figures required to effectively populate Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) when it arrives. Some of these figures cost nearly as much as the #backthebarge does! (more….)
The latest HasLab update for Jabba’s Sail Barge is out. Click through to read about the latest progress update on this amazing vehicle!
JTA reader and #backthebarge backer Frank H. eagerly produced patches celebrating this momentous accomplishment by The Vintage Collection 3.75″ super-articulated collecting community. We posted a link to his auction over a week ago, and now there are less than half available. If you’re interested, it might be a good time to act. You can buy the patch for $8.00 shipped on eBay. Show your support for his initiative creating this memento and #backthepatch next!
JTA reader and #backthebarge backer Frank H. eagerly produced patches celebrating this momentous accomplishment by The Vintage Collection 3.75″ super-articulated collecting community. You can buy the patch for $8.00 shipped on eBay. Show your support for his initiative creating this memento and #backthepatch next!
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