After a massive push in the closing hours, the latest The Vintage Collection HasLab featuring The Ghost closed with 21,526 Backers. After reaching the threshold for the final tier at 17,000, the final 8 hours tacked on another 4,500+ backers. Congrats to all who secured this piece for your collection!
Backers of The Ghost can rest easy now that the third The Vintage Collection HasLab is fully funded, unlocking all tiers with just over 8 hours remaining. Now it remains to be seen as to how Hasbro plans to offer the final two Ghost crew members on the mural cards.
UPDATE: and the final number of backers is 21,526! Not as much as for the Razor Crest, which had about 6,600 more backers, making the Ghost the 2nd most successful Star Wars HasLab. However, the Ghost is more expensive so all in all the Ghost brought in almost $1 million more in total money than the Razor Crest.
Tier 2 UNLOCKED! With 1 day and 8 hours left (as of this posting) the HasLab The Ghost sits at 14,189 (and counting) and has unlocked the second tier (Kanan Jarrus). Zeb sits waiting at 17,000…
Our friends at Jedi News were in with a roundtable Q&A today with Chris and Jing from the Hasbro Star Wars team and it was revealed that if the HasLab Ghost project reaches 17,000 backers they would round out the mural carded figures with Sabine Wren and Chopper… for an additional purchase. We currently stand at 11,300 with just under two weeks to go. Currently, Hera and Ezra are locked in. It remains to be seen just how they will be offered. They will post the full interview tomorrow.
That didn’t take very long, after launching the campaign on Friday the Ghost just reached the first target of 8,000 backers which unlocks the HasLab and means the Ghost will be made!
Congratulations to the Star Wars team who finally came up with a well thought out Star Wars HasLab after two failed campaigns that suffered from various issues. But this proves Star Wars collectors are absolutely willing to back a Star Wars HasLab if the HasLab is any good. Even if it’s pricey.
So now we will have to see how far this can go. At this point I am pretty confident this will reach 17,000 backers, which means all the tiers will be unlocked. As usual things will slow down a bit now, only to pick up speed again in the final week and especially last few days.
So to anyone who already backed the Ghost: you can look forward to receiving the ship in about a year from now! Now you can plan where to actually put it!
Numbers are quite abstract, so how big is the HasLab Ghost really? How does it compare with the Razor Crest? I created a comparison photo that compares the Ghost, Razor Crest and Khetanna with photos of Luke and Leia to give you an idea how bulky the ship is. Click through for the image!
UPDATE: I added the BMF to the comparison
UPDATE 2: more comparison images added that show you how big a true to scale 1/18 scale Ghost and a 1/12 scale Ghost would need to be!
It is surely no surprise to anyone anymore that Hasbro revealed the brand new The Vintage Collection HasLab at SDCC just now!
And it is… The Ghost! This is, according to Hasbro, the biggest TVC ship yet! It comes, out of the gate, with the Ghost of course, the Phantom II shuttle and a carded Hera Syndulla (based on the Ahsoka series, so Mary Elizabeth Winstead likeness) figure. Chopper will only be a mini-bust, i.e. his head, he can be inserted into the droid port on the Phantom II.
The ship has a fully detailed interior and a cockpit with four seats for the full crew.
Tiers have already been announced!
Tier 1: carded Ezra Bridger figure – exclusive HasLab version – 11k backers needed
Tier 2: carded Kanan Jarrus figure – exclusive HasLab version – 14k backers needed
Tier 3: carded Zeb Orrelios figure – 17k backers needed
Sabine Wren will be a mainline TVC release! So you have a chance to get the full crew!
Price is $499.99! 8k backers are required to unlock the Ghost. If the Ghost reaches 17k backers the final tier will be unlocked!
You can back the Ghost right now, on the HasLab page! Deadline is September 6th! There are currently 601 backers after just a few minutes.
UPDATE: I added a hands on video of the Ghost at the Hasbro SDCC booth where you can get a detailed look at an actual (3D printed and hand painted) model! To give you a better idea of the dimensions and look of the spaceship and figures!
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The Ghost has been the rumored HasLab for some time, but leave it to LEGO to launch their version first. Coming September 1st is The Ghose and the Phantom II. Click below for a few preview images. This will retail for $169.99.
Hasbro posted an image on their Social Media accounts teasing their upcoming Haslab announcement, making it look more likely that the long-rumored Ghost will be announced as the next Haslab. The translation:
Ship diagnostics – Complete
Laser cannon turret: Ready
Forward cannons: Ready
Rear cannons: Ready
Our next Visual Guide update from The Black Series [Phase IV] Star Wars Rebels wave rounds out the Ghost crew for your 6-Inch collection. Click below to check out Chopper (C1-10P) (SWR02). You can also check out our full review right here.
Tonight’s Visual Guide update features another re-release in The Black Series [Phase IV] Star Wars Rebels wave, this time featuring another Photo Real update. Click below to check out Hera Syndulla (SWR05). We also have a complete review and breakdown of this updated release in our review database.
The Black Series [Phase IV] Chopper (C1-10P) doesn’t look all that different from the original release, but it did receive some different paint operations. See the full group shot of The Ghost crew in this review today! Have you completed your Star Wars Rebels collection yet? (more….)
Tonight’s Visual Guide update features the first all-new figure from The Black Series [Phase IV]: Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page, and make sure to also check out our full review.
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