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Reva Lightsaber HasLab Now Live!

To no one’s surprise after the accidental leak on Hasbro’s very own HasLab page a few days ago, the brand new Reva Force FX lightsaber HasLab was also revealed at the Hasbro panel! Price is $499.99, the campaign ends on July 11th. 5,000 backers are required to make the lightsaber a reality. There will be NO tiers!

I would say this could be do-able, since there are quite a few cosplayers and lightsaber collectors out there. But we will see how much momentum the campaign will have after the weekend is over! $499.99 for a saber that won’t even let you fly around like a helicopter is still a lot of money after all!

Will it allow you to fly like a helicopter?

You can back your Reva lightsaber on the HasLab page!

Are you interested in the new Star Wars HasLab or is it nothing for you? Let us know in the comments!

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Hasbro Pulse has eliminated their FREE shipping policy if you spent a certain amount of money. You must now be a Hasbro Pulse Premium member in order to reap the benefits of FREE shipping. This could be bad for their bottom line. We have multiple confirmed reports. Special thanks to JTA readers Greg R. and Anthony K. for the most recent confirmation reports.

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BREAKING NEWS: The HasLab Rancor Fails Spectacularly!

Now that was one hell of a night. We had lots of fun here on JTA in the comments section and watched with awe as the Rancor backer count on HasLab literally exploded in the last few hours. For the longest time it seemed as if the final number would be something like 7,800, far short of the funding goal, but when midnight came it was 8,534!

But then the most mysterious thing happened… once the deadline ended the backer number collapsed. Literally. It went from 8,534 to a little more than 7,500 and then just barely over 7,000 and as of now, 17 minutes after the deadline it’s not even 5,000 backers anymore. One reason could be that HasLab is cancelling orders now, since the funding goal was not met before the deadline ended. Whatever the reason for this gigantic collapse is after the deadline ended one thing is clear, the Rancor won’t reach the required 9,000 backers anymore!

And the only people to blame for this are working at Hasbro and Lucasfilm. They miscalculated, they hoped a Haslab with nonsensical tiers consisting of repacks, cheap bones, cardboard and a Rancor centerpiece that is not remotely as impressive as the barge or the Razor Crest would make collectors pay $350 for it. But it didn’t! The only hope is that Hasbro (and their partner Lucasfilm who has total control over everything) learn from their mistakes. Maybe collectors are finally fed up with a toyline that mostly consists of repaints, repacks, kitbashes and exclusives these days. The mainline is still strong, but far too few figures are released in it, most figures these days are exclusives, repaints and repacks to the point that even the HasLab Rancor had several of them as tiers. Click through for more!

“He’s dead Jim!” (quote from Hasbro’s favorite franchise)

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Tune in today at 11 AM Eastern for the latest Hasbro Pulse Fan First Friday featuring the unveiling of the painted model Rancor and the final two stretch goals revealed. Click through and join the discussion and leave your thoughts on the latest reveals. 

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HasLab Rancor Officially Revealed!

Hasbro just officially announced the brand new Black Series Rancor HasLab! We knew about this for months ever since Patrick’s slip of the tongue, but now we have all the details!

Price: $350
Size: 44.45 cm / 17.5 in tall, 30.48 cm / 12 in wide, much more with arms outstretched
Technical details: 45 points of articulation (including fingers) and 900 paint apps

Minimum number of backers is 9,000 by December 6th, more tiers will be made available at 11,000 and 13,500 with tiers 3 and 4 not having any goal lines yet. No stretch goals for any of the tiers have been revealed yet. As of now the Rancor comes without any extra figures, but that will certainly change once the tiers have been unlocked!

You can (if you happen to live in the US, Canada or UK, that is) back your Rancor now! Head over to the HasLab site to order Jabba’s favorite pet!

Hasbro will also partner with retailers in certain select markets to make the Rancor available in other parts of the world. No specifics were given, my guess is that several European core markets may get access to the Rancor.

Will you back the Rancor or ignore the latest Star Wars HasLab?

 

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Hasbro Star Wars Pulse Con 2021: The Black Series Reveals

Hasbro revealed several new things for the Black Series in their Star Wars Pulse Con panel. Mandalorian fans have more figures to look forward to and Original Trilogy fans get a few more figures in the pipeline.

Mandalorian figures:

  • Mandalorian Maldo Kreist build-up pack with Grogu and Ice Spider
  • Migs Mayfeld Trooper Disguise
  • Boba Fett Nomad Outfit
  • Cobb Vanth Deluxe

There will also be three all new exclusive Galaxy Edge sets!

  • First Order Pack with Hux, AT-AT Driver, Mouse Droid and an Imperial Astromech
  • Droid Depot Pack with a KX-series droid, BB unit, Battle Droid and Babu Frik
  • Creature Pack with two Kowakian Monkey Lizards, Mynok, two Porgs and Bogling

Three figures were revealed for the pipeline, so expect them much later in 2022!

  • Figrin Dan
  • Leia in her Ewok Village outfit
  • Republic Security Droid (Mandalorian)

Check back later for updates!

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Hasbro Star Wars Fan First Wednesday Livestream Starts Now!

Hasbro’s next Star Wars Livestream starts in under an hour, today at 11 AM eastern. Join the Livestream on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel, and then head back here after to discuss as we break down all of today’s announcements. 

You can also click here to watch live and discuss!

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The leaked Black Series and Vintage Collection sets have now been officially revealed as exclusive Hasbro Pulse Con sets! Prices have also been revealed. And the Black Series will get yet another exclusive not revealed earlier today on Instagram: Dave Filoni’s Trapper Wolf character from The Mandalorian! Click through for a short discussion!

UPDATE: More photos added!

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Hasbro’s next Livestream is officially set for Wednesday, June 9th at 11 AM on Hasbro Pulse’s YouTube channel. 

Join the Patrick, Chris, and Eric from the Hasbro Star Wars team as they kickoff 2021’s I Am Your Father’s Day celebration with some new reveals and upcoming pre-orders!

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There will be a Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest on April 9th. You will be able to watch livestreams of various panels, among them Marvel, Transformers and GI Joe. Star Wars will also have a panel of course. The Star Wars panelists will be Patrick, Eric and Chris. New product will be revealed so let’s start speculating what it might be! All the revealed products will be available for pre-order later that day at 5 pm EST, Hasbro Pulse Premium members do get early access for select pre-orders after the end of each panel – but NOT for any revealed Star Wars items.
You will be able to watch the livestream on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel, starting time will be 11 am EST / 4 pm GMT / 5 pm CET.

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It’s the final Mando Monday and Hasbro has a couple new reveals today. Take a look! These will be up for preorder on Hasbropulse at 4pm EST today.

Force FX Darksaber – $250

Boba Fett Helmet – $119

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The Vintage Collection Fives Available At Hasbro Pulse

The Vintage Collection Fives is up at Pulse! Thanks to all those that wrote in to alert us!

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Hasbro Pulse live-streamed another Star Wars Fan First Friday this morning. All reveals go on sale at 1 PM Eastern. Here are today’s reveals:

  • The Vintage Collection – Zutton
  • The Black Series – Asajj Ventress (TCW)
  • The Black Series – Hunter (TCW)
  • The Black Series – Crosshair (TCW)

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Hasbro Pulse JUST ANNOUNCED 4th and 5th tier UNLOCKS for the HasLab Razor Crest. The fits is a display stand for the vehicle. The second is a carded TVC Offworld Jawa Elder with SOFT-GOODS! See Instagram for more!

Unlock #4 (15k backers needed) gives backers a Hasbro Star Wars The Mandalorian Display Stand. Display the Razor Crest on your shelves with this slightly tilted stand to make it look like the ship is in flight! Unlock #5 (17k backers needed) gives backers a Star Wars The Vintage Collection Offworld Jawa Elder (Arvala-7) with exclusive Kukri knife, necklace, open mudhorn egg, and card back you can only receive with the HasLab Razor Crest. (Final product may vary in color or detail.) See more images on HasbroPulse.com! You only have until 11:59PM ET on November 9, 2020 to back this project. This is the way.”

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Today’s Fan First Friday concentrated on the HasLab Razor Crest development. The most interesting tidbits:

  • The Child’s pram will come vac metalized – a HasLab exclusive
  • Patrick quote: “Carbonite blocks would be an interesting item for the future”
  • At least 1 more unlock is forthcoming and will be announced next week (carbonite blocks?)

Most of the video concentrated on showing off the in-hand gray model prototype. You can see the entire video here. No other new announcements were made.

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HASCON Exclusives Live

The Hascon exclusives went live a few minutes ago for premium members. I was able to secure the Vintage Collection ARC Trooper 3-pack. How did you fare? They were still available as of writing this post.  Did you like how the process worked this time with the captcha? Let us know if you got what you wanted or if you came up a little short!

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Hasbro Pulse has the Power Droid in stock. And they also restocked TBS6 [P3] Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) (AOTC). Special thanks to friends Alientek and Russ T. for the alerts!

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Hasbro Pulse Reveals TBS6 Heroes of Endor Exclusive

Hasbro Pulse revealed via their Social Media pages a new The Black Series exclusive Heroes of Endor set.

This will be available exclusively on Hasbro Pulse (US & Canada only). This premium set inspired by the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi includes 4 figures: Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and Paploo, plus a Speeder Bike and 6 accessories.

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Hasbro Pulse updated their blog to notify Hasbro Pulse Premium members that they’ll be able to order exclusive a day early on September 23rd at 12 PM. Click HERE for more information!

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Hasbro Announces PulseCon 2020 September 24-25

The first-ever Hasbro PulseCon is happening on September 25 & 26, 2020 exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel. 

This 2-day virtual event gives you, the fans, access to your favorite Hasbro brands, reveals, entertainment, & more. Click here for more details.

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So, what do you think Hasbro will reveal tomorrow during Fan First Friday? Will the HasLab be revealed? Will Hasbro announce they’re completing the Kenner 96 in one fell swoop. Are we getting ou long-awaited Death Star? Will they make the Tantive IV? Will we get more cantina aliens and Jabba’s Palace aliens since Hasbro treats them terribly in the modern line? Or will it be another The Black Series 6″ show loaded with everything 3.75″ collectors want in 6″ scale instead?

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Hasbro Pulse Now Sending Out Pre-Shipment Email Notices!

We reported that Hasbro Pulse is doing some internal housekeeping when it comes to the customer’s experience on their site. One of the complaints was the lack of notice when items would charge and ship. Well, JTA reader Mark received a notification email explaining that Zeb Orrelios would be shipping in the near future. So change is in the air! Now we just need to see those order history screens improve!

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Hasbro Pulse updates their blog with a history of the various snowspeeder and pilot toys they produced throughout the years. However, they made a big blunder when they reference 2009’s Legacy Collection Luke Skywalker (BD51) figure as the first “snowspeeder pilot” Luke Skywalker action figure. They write “It’s worth mentioning that until 2009, no Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder pilot figure had ever been released. We had Dak Ralter from 2002’s The Power of the Jedi, and Zev Senesca from 2006’s The Saga Collection, but no Luke. This changed with his addition to The Legacy Collection.” No, this is very incorrect. The first version came in 1995 as Luke Skywalker (In X-wing Fighter Pilot Gear). It had the wrong name, but the right outfit. Then they included an updated version of this figure in 2002’s POTJ Luke Skywalker’s Snowspeeder exclusive set. They even mention this release in the blog but neglected to acknowledge the Luke Skywalker figure included with it. Last but not least, Hasbro added a kit-bashed version of Luke Skywalker in the snowspeeder outfit in 2007’s TAC The Battle Of Hoth Ultimate Battle Packs set. (which coincidentally is the only version of Luke Skywalker with correct mismatched orange pants and jacket)! Come on, Hasbro, we’ll gladly proofread your historical accounts for you! See the write up HERE.

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Hasbro Pulse updated their convention exclusives page. The short story is that they’re available in September 2020. Each Star Wars item is listed separately now. Click through for more information! Special thanks to Scot G. for the alert!

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Hasbro Pulse Delays 6" Carbonized Boba Fett

Several readers have emailed to let us know they are receiving notices from Hasbro Pulse that the upcoming Carbonized Boba Fett is going to be delayed. Some have reported the new ship date to be August 4th, while others as late as September. Thanks for the alerts!

 

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