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!
It’s pretty amazing what the #backthebarge campaign has done for some of Hasbro’s older super-articulated action figures. Look at the craziness surrounding Nikto Gunner [Nysad] from the Legacy Collection on eBay.
A seller on eBay has put together an instant retinue of various Jabba’s palace and skiff guards. Check it out. Special thanks to JTA reader Paul B. for the alert.
As per HasLab’s Exclusive Update #1, Hasbro added additional areas to the rails on Jabba’s Sail Barge to accept the existing cannon that came with both 2009’s LC Nikto Gunner [Nysad] (BD23) and 2013’s TBS [P1] Vizam (#17) figures, something JTA specifcially asked about at Toy Fair this year. As expected, the figures are selling out on the aftermarket so collectors can secure these accessories now. There are still a few on eBay (and Amazon), so you might want to see if you can secure one too. Some of the eBay aucions are completely untouchable, but you can find some loose sample for a great deal. It’s always possible that Hasbro can reissue either figure in The Vintage Collection, but why take the risk??
You probably didn’t get this email, because Hasbro Toy Shop isn’t even aware of it at the moment, but there is an exclusive update to the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge. Special thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull for forwarding their email to us!
My gut told me that this was inevitable and I was right. Collectors who backed Jabba’s Sail Barge and used PayPal as their form of payment might be in a pickle (if you don’t have a backup method of payment that is). We have received confirmation that Hasbro is calling these affected backers of the barge and alerting them that they have until 5 PM on Thursday to provide them with a credit card number (not another attempt at the PayPal transaction – they will NOT attempt another PayPal transaction), or their Barge orders will be canceled. They will also NOT allow you to place a new order for the Barge so you can utilize PayPal again. It’s credit card or bust. You may have received your Behind The Workbench book. It doesn’t matter. PayPal is declining a few orders for reasons that aren’t yet totally clear. I don’t know if it’s because of a certain cutoff date or not, so if your PayPal transaction went through and the monies were debited, your order should be fine. Call Hasbro Customer Service at 1-800-408-0052 for more information on this.
UPDATE: SO far it looks like very few people were affected. Good news!
JTA readers Orlando R., Danny and Henry just received email confirmations that their Behind The Workbench booklet from Hasbro has shipped! You better check your inbox. You probably have one too! It’s getting REAL, folks!
eBay seller tunghori still have quite a few The Vintage Collection (or TVC-quality) figures IN STOCK. Don’t forget to pick up Vizam for your new Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Remember, Hasbro is retooling the railings on the Barge so that his AWESOME gun can be attached. There are other figures as well including the rare red-bandana Kithaba figure and Princess Leia (Slave Outfit). These are reasonably priced and as the aftermarket values for skiff guards and related figures skyrockets, get a few while you can for acceptable prices!
Someone has high hopes. Check out this eBay auction.
You saw our popular post of what figures would make beautiful additions to your newly guaranteed Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) and how you can secure them on eBay. (If you missed out this fun post, check it out HERE.) So now we want to know if anyone you have taken any steps to acquire figures you’ve missed on the eBay aftermarket ever since the #backthebarge campaign had been hailed a success. Let us know of your new acquisitions and post them in the comments! We want to see how you’re going to #populatethebarge now! It looks like we’re going to need about 128 figures to fill it! As a side note, can anyone else feel the excitement in the air again with collecting? It’s like a rebirth, and it is a fantastic feeling!
Litzky PR contacted us and asked to pass on to our reader and fellow Barge Backers a great big THANK YOU from the Hasbro team for making their first HasLab campaign a roaring success. Check it out on their Instagram page.
JTA reader Aldo S. sends us word that he contacted Hasbro’s customer service department and was informed that Hasbro would not be charging credit cards/debiting PayPal accounts until April 25th when the Barge booklet is available and ready to ship. It seems as if we all have a little more time to situate our finances if needed. The rep also informed him that Hasbro was not prepared for the influx of orders that came in the last couple of days and needed to print more booklets.
ALL ABOARD! You did it! Whether it was FOMO, last minute desperation, a strategic plan to order at the last minute or a spare for a rainy day, the first HasLab campaign is now over. Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) is coming to your collection February 2019 (approximately), but only if you backed one. A low edition size of 8,810 units of Jabba’s Sail Barge is all that will be produced for USA and Canada residents. If you passed on this expecting to find it at Walmart or TARGET or Amazon on clearance, (and you wanted one) you’re going to be a very, very disappointed collector.The aftermarket will be your only choice, and we know how things on eBay go. Congratulations to everyone and we know we all cannot wait for Hasbro’s continuous updates on this project’s progress.
UPDATE: It looks like Hasbro is auditing their orders and the final number of backed Sail Barges keeps changing (minimal/negligible differences). It seems like 8,810 is the final number.
That was not a spelling error! Now that we have backed the barge and we have all put out a substantial amount of money, it’s time we worry about packing the barge! As many of you know, sometimes our SDCC orders don’t show up in the best shape, so it is essential that such a limited item comes to us as safe and packaged as well as possible. We won’t get any replacements I’m sure so PLEASE! Ensure that we will get our Barges and Yak Face safely! Share your thoughts with us here.
After years of indirectly being told how small and insignificant we were to your bottom line, Hasbro, I hope that the performance that #backthebarge that the 3.75” super-articulated Star Wars collecting community has proven our worth to you. (more….)
Hasbro did their own neat little April Fools’ prank. Check out their Sushi Barge on our Facebook page!
Hasbro sends out one final email alerting everyone in the USA and Canada that it’s NOW or NEVER to secure your Jabba’s Sail Barge. This means you have until April 3rd at 11:59 PM ET to order one. Despite the disbelief seen on social media that this long-awaited item will be released in stores and made available again at some other point, Hasbro’s email could not be more explicit and more transparent that Jabba’s Sail Barge will NEVER AGAIN be offered in the USA and Canada. Secure yours today!
Hasbro, is it possible to give any insight or a statement on what options international collectors will have for Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) now that it has been fully backed (before the deadline). These collectors would liek to know if they have any other better options before paying a ton in shipping costs. Thank you!
OK, this is IT folks! If you don’t back Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) now, it is going to slip through our fingers forever. It will be all your fault if I don’t get this item for MY collection. Thanks for NOTHING! #backthebarge NOW! Special thanks to Binary_Sun for the artwork again, but I am not sure how much good it’s done!
We are in ‘backed’ territory now, and moving beyond 5000! We want to see how many of our viewers backed the barge? If you backed at least 1, or have every intention of backing one before the deadline, go vote yes… otherwise, well, I guess you vote no. Click through to vote!
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