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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #285 on: March 22, 2018, 10:04 AM »
I think it is more the paint job than Yakface.
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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #286 on: March 22, 2018, 10:04 AM »
And because no good deed goes unpunished, Dark Side Toys has apparently decided to capitalize on all this positive momentum by announcing they are no longer taking orders for this thing for the Euro backers. W T H? Nice timing, guys.
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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #287 on: March 22, 2018, 10:10 AM »
I want that ship...not excuses.
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« Reply #288 on: March 22, 2018, 10:32 AM »
And because no good deed goes unpunished, Dark Side Toys has apparently decided to capitalize on all this positive momentum by announcing they are no longer taking orders for this thing for the Euro backers. W T H? Nice timing, guys.

Hasbro might have something to do with this announcement.

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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #289 on: March 22, 2018, 11:00 AM »
order #314071XX* - 2/17/18
order #314131XX* - 3/21/18
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a difference of 5988

Haslab is currently sitting at 2984 barges "sold". Why the discrepancy?

a) because the order numbers are not truly sequential
b) because of Hasbro shenanigans
c) a wizard did it?


That was my initial thought too... maybe even order something from HTS and see if the number sequence is related...?

On any note, I think Jayson might be onto something.  Suppressing the total would add more orders I would think, because if it was already "officially backed", some people who ordered 2nd and 3rd barges might cancel those extra orders.  And during the last few days, keeping the number "attainable" but not certain would likely encourage more last moment orders.

If Hasbro can make 7-8k of these things, I don't think they have to reveal the true quantity - all they have to do is say they hit the 5k mark and then some... I think.

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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #290 on: March 22, 2018, 11:44 AM »
I'm holding off on ordering.  At least until they crack the 4K mark. 

The POTF carded Yakface looks pretty awesome though.  And so does the painted sample.  I think seeing a painted sample helped a lot of people realize how great this piece will be, along with seeing some figures posed on it.

The EW article definitely seems to have helped in terms of the number of backers that got added in the past day plus.  Anthony Breznican has some reach in social media circles.  The guy has close to 40K Twitter followers.  Can we see another surge?  I really hope so.
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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #291 on: March 22, 2018, 12:31 PM »
I'm holding off on ordering.  At least until they crack the 4K mark. 


To each their own, but why?  You won't get charged if it doesn't hit 5000 backers, so ordering now just adds to the momentum and sends the message to others that it's moving along.  What's the reason to wait?

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« Reply #292 on: March 22, 2018, 12:49 PM »
It's mostly about not getting my hopes up too high.
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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #293 on: March 22, 2018, 01:09 PM »
And because no good deed goes unpunished, Dark Side Toys has apparently decided to capitalize on all this positive momentum by announcing they are no longer taking orders for this thing for the Euro backers. W T H? Nice timing, guys.
Hasbro might have something to do with this announcement.

What Dark Side Toys are doing (or at least what their US partners are doing) technically violates the HasLab terms of service - "You agree that you will not obtain, or arrange for the direct shipment of, our Products for export."

I wonder if it just took this long for Hasbro lawyers to act or if it's something else.  I did see at least one Hasbro team member retract/delete social media comments they made about it. 

It's going to put a sad spin on the last 24 hours if we suddenly lose those 100 orders...  or maybe Jayson is right and it doesn't matter because we're secretly already over 5k?  Wait and see, I guess...
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« Reply #294 on: March 22, 2018, 01:55 PM »
When this gets made, and I finally have it, I plan on installing a sound box somewhere that plays this.
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« Reply #295 on: March 22, 2018, 03:26 PM »
3,219 now. It's moving...hopefully we'll get there.
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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #296 on: March 22, 2018, 03:41 PM »
I feel like if a Hasbro employee publicly endorsed it on his Instagram account, they should be cool about it, even if the Legal Dept yelled at him and made him take it down after the fact.  :D



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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #297 on: March 22, 2018, 03:44 PM »
Looks like it's a paypal dispute that has halted the Dark Side Toys pre-orders.
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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #298 on: March 22, 2018, 04:15 PM »
Looks like it's a paypal dispute that has halted the Dark Side Toys pre-orders.

Wow - so it sounds like my theory is right - they are just taking preorders on their end, shunting the preorder initial payment to PayPal account and then making individual preorders on HasLab using a US or Canadian address for delivery.

It's a shame that people felt the need to try and sabotage what Dark Side Toys was doing.
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Re: 2018 TVC Jabba's Sail Barge (The Khetanna)
« Reply #299 on: March 22, 2018, 11:05 PM »
When this gets made, and I finally have it, I plan on installing a sound box somewhere that plays this.

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