At midnight, April 4th the crowdfunding period for HasLab’s first effort, the Khetanna wrapped up. Kicking off at Toy Fair, the funding goal was set at 5,000 backers in order for the project to go forward (that’s a total of $2.5M pledged). While the goal was met several days ago, it was unclear just where the project would land. With the funding period now closed, the campaign wrapped up with a total of 8,810 backers for Jabba’s barge – a full 3,810 above the goal (176% of the goal).
Look for the ‘Making Of’ book to ship shortly and Sail Barges to show up in about a year. Stay tuned for news of the next HasLab project.
HasLab’s first crowdfunding project, the Khetanna (Jabba’s Sail Barge) can now officially be considered a success, as the project has surpassed the minimum number of backers needed for the product to move into production. In fact, with three days still left in it’s funding campaign the Sail Barge is sitting with over 5700 backers. Of course, if you haven’t backed the barge yet you still have until 11:59 PM EST on April 3, 2018 to join the project. The HasLab site is here.
With the HasLab premise validated, stay tuned to see what Hasbro has up their sleeves next for their crowd sourcing platform.
During this year’s Toy Fair, Hasbro launched the HasLab crowdfunding platform and their first project, Jabba’s Sail Barge, is in the final stretch with just five days left for backers to join in. Hasbro has sent over another picture that provides some perspective on just how massive this vehicle is going to be.
With 4400 backers already committed to the Sail Barge (as of this writing), just another 600 are needed in the next 5 days for the Khetanna to go into production and end up in your collection in 2019. You can see all the details and join the project at Haslab’s site.
There’s just 13 days left to back Hasbro’s first HASLAB item, JABBA’S SAIL BARGE (THE KHETANNA). As the deadline approaches, Hasbro has released a brand new set of images featuring the complete deco for the ship. They’ve also announced, via Entertainment Weekly, the addition of an exclusive 3 3/4″ Vintage Collection Yakface figure. This Yakface will come on an exclusive Power of the Force cardback and include a collector’s coin, paying homage to it’s original 1985 release.
HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. Measuring approximately 4ft long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba’s Sail Barge comes complete with exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, a Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe. Successful funding of the Khetanna will open the door to other iconic Star Wars vehicles and playsets (and other Hasbro properties as well!)
Head on over to the HasLab site and check out the Khetanna and order your own through 11:59PM EST on April 3rd. #BackTheBarge
HASBRO is constantly working to create innovative and exciting new products that cater to the unique needs of consumers and fans. In 2018, we take that pledge one step further with the launch of HASLAB!
Announced at this year’s Toy Fair, HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. To that end, we’re excited to announce that the first HASLAB item is the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – fan favorite JABBA’S SAIL BARGE! Measuring approximately 4 feet long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba’s Sail Barge comes complete with exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, one Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe.
HASLAB takes inspiration from other platforms by inviting participants to support the product by backing the project up front by placing a pre-order. You’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! For Jabba’s Sail Barge to go into production, Hasbro must meet a certain minimum threshold of 5,000 pre-orders. It’s up to the fans to support the campaign and help successfully reach that goal by 11:59pm ET on April 3rd, 2018. Those who pre-order the item will also receive “Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench,” a premium, 64-page booklet that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy and includes set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more.
Starting today, fans can place a pre-order for Jabba’s Sail Barge at HASBRO.COM/HASLAB. If the goal is met, the product will go into production. For more information on HASLAB and to follow the project’s progress throughout the 45 day pre-order window, visit HASBRO.COM/HASLAB and follow @HasbroPulse on social media.