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.
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??
This question came up a few times in various comments on Social Media. Will I be able to attach the cool deck cannon accessory that came with Nikto Gunner (BD23) and Vizam (TBS #17) to the rails of the sail barge? We asked Steve Evans directly in the comments section on one of our Instagram posts. The short answer? No. Here’s what he had to say…
The thickness of the deck railings weren’t thin enough to take the clip. But…. I’m seeing what we can do about it. One of the small benefits of Sharing with the fans at the beginning of the development process. No promises tho.
So, as of right now, you will just have to attach those cannons to your skiffs! And, I guess we won’t know if any changes are made to accommodate this on the barge itself until you BACK THE BARGE! You can view our full Instagram post here.
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