Is it just me, or has Hasbro severely lacked on communicating any HasLab Razor Crest updates? This wasted HasLab slot is eagerly anticipated, and we’re in the dark. You’d think they want the large population of collectors who backed 28K units happy, but what do I know? It feels like they were updating us on Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) every couple of weeks, perhaps monthly. We haven’t had a blessed update since it was fully backed. “Where’s the update?” Clara Peller would want to know!
Now that the Razor Crest has turned out to be the most successful HasLab project yet, I think it’s time to think about the future. What I want to focus on is what kinds of projects Hasbro should do. Do you want more big vehicles and ships? Do you even have the space for more big vehicles and ships? So the real question is: would you eventually stop backing huge Star Wars HasLab vehicles, because you simply have no more space to put them anywhere or to display them properly? Just check out the photo below which shows a 1/18 scale AT-AT next to Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as Luke and Leia. So let’s talk about whether or not more big vehicles is what you want or if more big vehicles may eventually result in collectors no longer willing to back a Star Wars HasLab because they have run out of space. Click through for the short discussion.
The HasLab campaign for the Razor Crest ended five minutes ago and the final backer count is an astounding 28,257! That’s a new record and beats the Marvel Sentinel by more than 6,000 backers. The Razor Crest was off to a great start when it was fully funded after 26 hours. As expected things slowed down a lot after the first few days but it picked up steam again in the last week. Let’s celebrate an extremely successful Star Wars HasLab that exceeded everyone’s expectations! And let’s hope it sends all the right signals to Hasbro. Do you already have plans for your Razor Crest? How will you display it? And what is your wish for a potential third Star Wars Haslab in 2022 or so?
Collecting is not a competition, many people will love both the Star Wars and Marvel franchise, but it will probably still be very satisfying for most Star Wars collectors to learn that just now the Star Wars HasLab surpassed the Marvel HasLab. The Sentinel had an impressive number of 21,913 backers, but the Razor Crest just now crossed that mark.
Star Wars went through a difficult phase in 2018, after years of rapidly declining merchandise sales, but ever since then the numbers have increased again. Hasbro have been reporting growth for the brand ever since early 2019 and to see that the second Star Wars HasLab is now the most successful HasLab campaign yet is certainly a very good sign for the franchise and the brand. Let’s hope Hasbro will use that momentum to release many more Black Series and Vintage Collection figures and sets in the coming months. And hopefully, The Mandalorian will be a huge focus.
What does the fact that Star Wars just beat Marvel mean to you? Did you back both the Sentinel and the Razor Crest? Do you think Hasbro will take note and increase their Star Wars output in 2021? Click through for more.
This is it, folks! We know it’s being made, we got all the unlock tiers, and it’s now the final day to back the Razorcrest! Get on over to Hasbropulse today to back one for yourself! Like the sail barge, this is Haslab exclusive, so if you don’t back it today, you’re likely to pay aftermarket prices a year from now. Don’t forget, too, if you’re one of our overseas readers you can back through Zavvi. This is going to be the biggest Haslab yet! Way to show how much we care about The Vintage Collection!
With 3 1/2 days still to go the HasLab Razor Crest is now fast approaching 17,000 backers, which means the Jawa Elder will very soon be unlocked. Most likely within the hour (the count rose by another 12 backers in the past 5 minutes since I took the screenshot). So now the only question is if the Razor Crest will get more than 20,000 backers with roughly 83 hours left on the clock.
Are you surprised by the success of the campaign? And what is your overall opinion on the Razor Crest HasLab with its various unlocks? Is it all you hoped for? Or would you have wished for more?
No matter what you think, it is certainly good news for Star Wars collectors that the campaign (most likely) exceeded Hasbro’s expectations and may even come close to the Marvel campaign in regard to the total number of backers. Now the real question is if something that receives close to 20,000 backers really needs to be a crowdfunded item. Do you feel HasLab should be more niche and appeal strictly to hardcore collectors or are you ok with the fact that the Razor Crest can be considered a mainstream item from a current show that is extremely popular among collectors? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
UPDATE: the Jawa is unlocked, backer count is now at more than 17,500!
UPDATE 2: the Razor Crest has crossed the 19,000 backers mark with 54 hours still to go. At the current rate it is quite likely the Razor Crest will get more backers than the Marvel Sentinel!
Big shout-out to our friend Frank over at Padawan Bear Patches for his latest creation: the HasLab We Raised The Crest patch. If you are not familiar with his work, swing on by his store and check out his fantastic selection of vintage-style logo patches. They are beyond spectacular!
With 7 1/2 days still to go the Razor Crest has just reached more than 15,000 backers. Which means the flight stand has been successfully unlocked. There is zero reason to doubt that the Jawa will not be unlocked as well. The campaign will certainly add another couple thousand backers in the last week. The real question is if the Razor Crest will manage to get more backers than the Marvel Legends Sentinel. The Sentinel got 21,913 backers in total. Do you think Star Wars can beat Marvel? For that the Razor Crest would have to add another 7,000 backers in the last week. The bets are on!
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.”
The Razor Crest is only a very short time away from reaching 13,000 backers, which unlocks the carbonite blocks. And now Hasbro added another two additional unlocks. What could they be? Lights? Another figure, maybe Kuiil? What do you think the two additional unlocks will be? Leave your guess in the comments!
UPDATE: The Razor Crest now has 13,000 backers and the third tier is unlocked. Unlock #4 will probably be revealed later tonight.
In today’s Mando Monday livestream the painted Razor Crest was revealed for the very first time. Is the ship vac metalized? No. Does it still look very nice? Decide for yourself! Click through to see the Razor Crest in all its glory, we have a ton of photos for you!
Today’s Fan First Friday concentrated on the HasLab Razor Crest development. The most interesting tidbits:
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.
What is the goal and purpose of Hasbro’s crowdfunding platform HasLab? To give fans the opportunity to get items that could never succeed at retail? That is the basic idea. But is HasLab really just that? A platform that gives hardcore collectors things they would never get otherwise? Or is HasLab something else entirely? I believe HasLab is evolving into something very different from what it is intended to be. Why? Click through for a discussion!
CNET has revealed more images from the Razor Crest campaign, including a mock-up of The Child (Nevarro) on a TVC card back. Click here for the full story. It remains to be seen if The Mandalorian will also come carded.
The 2nd stretch goal for the Razor Crest was just revealed. And it’s none other than Baby Yoda aka The Child! He comes with his 2nd crib he had towards the end of season 1! In his left hand Baby Yoda is holding his favorite toy in the world, the metal knob from the control lever. Which was absent from the cockpit renders. How do you like that stretch goal? Also, do you think Baby Yoda might also see a single release (with his first crib) later in 2021? You can back the Razor Crest here to get Baby Yoda in TVC!
With 8000 backers we are now getting (what we should have already gotten) the first stretch goal featuring an escape pod. Let’s hope when they finally reveal the next stretch goal it will be something a bit more exciting! Have you backed it yet?
The Razor Crest is 352 backers short of reaching 8,000 backers, which means two things: the escape pod is greenlit and the 2nd stretch goal should be revealed in the next few hours, probably when people in North America wake up again. Now the big question is, what will that 2nd stretch goal be? Could it be a Baby Yoda figure? Prisoners in carbonite? A flight stand? A second escape pod? Or maybe some lights for the cockpit and cargo bay? What is your guess? Also, at the pace the Razor Crest gets backers the question is if maybe an ultimate 3rd stretch goal will be added once 10,000 have been reached. Or do you think two stretch goals is all the Razor Crest will get? Also: the first person to guess the 2nd stretch goal wins the internet for today! So leave your guess in the comments!
Now that the Razor Crest is officially backed, the HasLab page has revealed the first stretch goal (8000 backers needed) to be an escape pod add-on.
The HasLab The Vintage Collection Razor Crest is fully funded as of 5:35 PM ET! That’s quite a success. It was backed in just over 24 hours. Is that a HasLab record? Congratulations to all who participated in this HasLab project. The first bonus unlock is an “escape pod add-on” feature, perhaps the worst unlocked bonus ever?
It looks like the HasLab The Vintage Collection Razor Crest may or be fully funded in 24 hours. The campaign just experienced a significant jump, and we’re less than 400 units from it going into production. I’m posting the article now because it will undoubtedly meet the goal by the end of today. Hopefully, it will be a record-breaking 24-hour campaign. What are you going to do with yours? Are you excited?
UPDATE #1: Less than 200 units needed as of 4:00 PM ET!
UPDATE #2: Less than 50 units needed as of 5:15 PM ET!
UPDATE #3: The Razor Crest HasLab Project is fully-funded as of 5:35 PM ET!
With the Razor Crest HasLab on its way to funding (ca. 1,100 backers are still needed as I write this) I thought it’s a good idea to visualize just how big the ship will be. How much of a footprint does the TVC Razor Crest have? How will it look on your shelf? And how scale accurate is the TVC Razor Crest? Click through to find out all about you need to know about the size of the HasLab TVC Razor Crest!
The 2020 Hasbro HasLab project, The Vintage Collection’s Razor Crest will be available to international collectors. Hasbro launches crowdfunding for this item exclusively in Europe and the UK through Zavvi!
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?
What would you do or what would be your response if Hasbro announced a modern update to the Creature Cantina for The Vintage Collection HasLab project? Imagine finally getting the bar complete with the distillery. Then think about carded pack-in figures like a Tonnika Sister, or a Blue Snaggletooth (among others). Oh, and imagine it filled with plenty of tables and chairs for various patrons. Let us know how you feel about this HasLab “idea.” (Please don’t comment on other suggestions just yet as we’ll be addressing multiple ideas this week.)
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