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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2025 HasLab Mos Eisley Cantina
« on: June 15, 2024, 09:31 AM »
Hasbro put out another promo video for the Cantina today with alternate display tips. It was a good idea for them to show how it displays on a standard shelf. Maybe that will help bump the backer numbers up a bit.

That video was really well done.  Its quite long, but great too see how you could display it on a couple standard shelves 

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2025 HasLab Mos Eisley Cantina
« on: June 14, 2024, 10:44 AM »
Check out Geek Dad Life for some historic stats on the backer numbers for the current and previous Haslab campaigns.

Cool.  Thanks.  That is roughly what I remember with The Razor Crest and The Ghost both backing within 48 hours.  This one flattened out much quicker than those.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2025 HasLab Mos Eisley Cantina
« on: June 14, 2024, 10:15 AM »
The backed rate has sort of stalled. Iím sure there will be enough backers to get this funded but itís not like the razor crest that was backed in a day.

Anybody remember how long it took the ghost to get funded? 

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: Disney Mystery Crate Series 2
« on: June 12, 2024, 08:39 AM »
I hit all the Star Wars outpost stores outside the park and couldnít find any of these.  Not sure if this is an in park only item or what. Bah.

I have already started looking into LED options for lighting and found some really small bluetooth speakers that you could disguise as a small round table.  My plan is to do a playlist of the cantina sounds on a loop that I can play from my phone to the bluetooth speaker when showing off the table/room.

Please post what you figure out for the LED lights and bluetooth speaker. 

I checked out Nicklab's balloon light suggestion, but I'm hoping to find something more permanent.

That is cool.  I don't think I ever even knew they existed.

Yeah, they should have made a small riser with a sound chip like they did on that carded figure.

It woulda been great to get a small band riser with a button and sound chip to play the cantina theme.

So, do those old cantina 2 packs fit into this set somehow?  ;D

Might have got missed, since it was the last post on the previous page, but do we know the dimensions of this set?

The old bar / bar stool combinations won't make sense paired with this setup.  The figures will and you could re-use the bar glasses, etc.  I've made a pretty sweet setup with all those bar pieces, which is one of the reasons I'm not quite as jazzed about this set as I could be. 

They've got overall dimensions posted on the HasLab page - 32x19 (basic) or 32x29 (deluxe).  I'm not sure how the individual sections break out for size if you just wanted to use the bar - I'm guessing its about 9" deep by about 16" long.

So is there a way to configure this thing that would let it display reasonably well on a shelf that's only 12" deep? 

I think you would have to nix all the alcoves and entry area and just do the bar to get it to fit on a 12" deep shelf, and then there wouldn't be much room for figures.

This is definitely not 12" deep shelf friendly.

I ended up backing the deluxe version, because why not spend $100 more?

I don't think I'll end up displaying it with all the deluxe alcoves, etc. as I just don't think you can see what is going on with all the walls up. 

On one hand I love the completist aspect of this piece:
- The bar
- Two "wings" of alcoves
- The entry and exterior parts

On the other hand I feel its a little "lazy" that you just create everything as its shown in the movie and maybe not make a very good toy. 

I do love that its modular and customizable, so I'll mess with it and likely display the main bar parts but maybe leave off all or parts of the entry, and probably at least some of the alcoves.

I like their creativity in the modular aspect of this.  I hope this playset works well and that will help them continue to think about how to do a modular Death Star.

All this needs is to hit the funding threshold because I don't think anyone will care about the three tier bonus figures.  Honestly those are pretty disappointing, but at least they didn't make the Tonikka sisters the bonus tiers.

Yeah, the tiers are kinda unimportant.  I'm not sure any of these "unlock" figures are going to tip someone over to pull the trigger.  If the Tonnikas don't get you to buy in, nothing will.

It does add some extra value though.  You figure $18 a figure if they were going to release these as a normal release, although I'm not sure I would have bought another Greedo...

I like that they've made a base and deluxe option, and made it quite modular.  I think I'm just going to back the base set and probably strip off some of the entry area.  Its just too big and I'm not sure how I would display the whole thing and be able to see what is going on.

Who knows, maybe I'll get the whole thing just to be a completist and shove half of it in a box just in case.

Pretty cool how they made some of the sections able to be disassembled and configured however you want to do them.

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: Disney Mystery Crate Series 2
« on: June 6, 2024, 11:52 AM »
I'm headed to Orlando next week but not to the Disney parks.   Anybody know the best place (Downtown Disney or Disney Springs or whatever they call it these days) to pick these up outside the parks?

Does the Star Wars Trading Post in Disney Springs stock these things?


I know its just a bot that is sending these updates, but when its months and months out, I really don't care if its Dec 2 or Nov 4. 

TV-9D9 / Re: The Acolyte (Disney+)
« on: June 6, 2024, 09:14 AM »
I feel like whoever wrote this was like, 'I love Star Wars, and Parent Trap.'

Ha!  Agreed.

Some good, some bad (hated the first fight sequence).  I guess we'll see where this goes.

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