Hasbro has created a crowdfunding project that is sure to be interesting to old school Star Wars fans. As part of their HasLab platform, the toy-maker has proposed releasing an amazing replica of Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. But there is a catch…
In order to make Jabba’s Barge a reality, fans need to ‘back’ the project by pledging to buy the toy once it is released. Essentially Hasbro has created their own version of popular crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
It is worth noting that the Jabba’s Sail Barge set won’t come cheap and it won’t come quickly. Backing this project will set you back $499.99 plus tax and is expected to ship 2/28/19.
Here is a quick description about the new playset:
Measuring approximately 4ft long, this vast vehicle is a dream item for any Star Wars collection. Designed to captivate and inspire, The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) features exquisitely detailed, fan accessible decks that complement 3.75-inch figures (not included) allowing fans and collectors to recreate intense battles in the Star Wars saga. Its removable side panels also offer a unique opportunity to pose and set up incredible dioramas. Complete with premium deco, vintage packaging, and soft cloth sails, this dream product offers Star Wars devotees the quality and realism they know and love. Included with the vehicle is Jabba the Hutt (3.75-inch scale figure).
Approximate Product Specifications
- Total length: 49.35″
- Total width: 14.64″
- Total height (to top of sails): 17.01″
- Total weight: 13.89 lbs
At the time I am writing this, the Star Wars The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) playset has received 1913 of the required 5000 pledges with 37 days left.
More information about HasLab and the Jabba’s Sail Barge project can be found here.
Update 3/30/18: Hasbro has announced that the Jabba’s Sail Barge has reached its pledge goal. Looks like the playset will be produced!