Hasbro’s HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge Booklet Sneak Peek

In what is the largest (in size and ambition) Star Wars toy vehicle project to date, Hasbro has sent us a sneak peek of the 64-page booklet that will accompany Jabba’s Sail Barge set for the Vintage Collection series. Let’s take a look!


The booklet is called “Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind the Workbench booklet”, and here are six of the pages:



It’s incredible how much detail went into this item. I saw it in person when it was showcased at the Hasbro Toy Fair, the fine details down to the rivets, features, and compartments it has is truly remarkable. It could pass as a legit miniature set piece for the film.


Our friends at Hasbro have made the dream of many Return of the Jedi fans come true in a big way…literally. The sail barge’s ratio fits the 3.75 inch action figures and is the largest Star Wars vehicle toy ever created!


The project is being run through HasLab and needs to hit a certain pre-production order target in order for it to become a publicly made product. Currently the project is about half-way to being green-lit for public production with three weeks to go. You can back the project by ordering one here.



If you are a big fan of Return of the Jedi, this item is right up your alley. Yes the price tag is hefty at $500, but if you are a big Star Wars collector it is a must have, and the only way they will be able to get this thing into mass-production is by hitting that target. This is the Barbie’s Playhouse for super Star Wars toy collectors!


The amount of time and passion that went into creating this item is top-notch, and further proves that Star Wars toy-lines are in great hands with Hasbro.



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John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast

"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

John Hoey

John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

10 thoughts on “Hasbro’s HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge Booklet Sneak Peek

  • March 12, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    I can’t say I was ever a really big Hasbro “Star Wars” collector (the past few years I’ve been much more into the highly-detailed Sideshow and Hot Toys stuff), but I signed up for this thing the first day. Like Hoey says the detail and level of effort looks impressive – at least on the prototype. Yes, the scaling and fine details on the final production version may not end up being totally “perfect,” but if it mostly adheres to the prototype it will be more than accurate enough to my eyes (I’m mainly speaking to the external, the interior stuff doesn’t really interest me as much, although it’s a nice little bonus). At first I was fairly confident that the 5,000 mark would be hit, but I’ve been watching and the order rates have really been dropping off the last couple weeks. At this rate, I don’t think the target will be hit – which is a shame because I think this looks like a fantastic display piece.

    • March 13, 2018 at 12:54 am

      I think it’s a bit of a weird choice to kick off this new Haslab thing; it’s pricey, at least in my opinion, it’s never been a particularly interesting or iconic design (seriously, why not start by resurrecting the blockade runner that Kenner prototyped?) and it’s far too large for the vast majority of people to actually display.

      • March 13, 2018 at 1:22 am

        Agree with you that it is pricey and large. Those likely are 2 big factors that have kept some people away. But to me it has always been an interesting and iconic design. The fight over the Sarlaac pit has always been one of my favorite action sequences throughout all the Star Wars movies. It’s a swashbuckling sci-fi pirate battle on the open (dune) seas. Just a fun sequence and a pretty inspired idea from Lucas and Kasdan I think – with great music from John Williams to go with it. The physical set they built was amazing, and I always loved the design of the sail barge and the skiffs.

  • March 12, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    As a car guy, I can tell you that nostalgia usually merits higher pricing. Target the right age/wealth demographic with a product they wanted when they were young and you can design and sell it at higher premiums. Basic, the stuff that mid-life crises are made of. I am not immune.

  • March 13, 2018 at 12:42 am

    To be fair, the barge is a long, long, LOOOOOOOONG time ask of the collecting community, that Hasbro has been saying ‘no chance’ to for at least a decade. I get the excitement here, even I would never want one.

  • March 13, 2018 at 6:29 am

    As an avid Star Wars toy collector, I was thrilled to see Hasbro unveil Jabba’s Barge at Toy Fair. This item has been on so many collectors’ “want” lists for years, and the fact that it was featured in one of my favorite Star Wars scenes makes it even better. Yes, it’s a little pricey, but so are a lot of high-end SW collectibles. My worry is that Hasbro is not promoting this item, and the window to fund 5,000 has been short. I’m glad to see StarWarsNewsNet, Jedi Temple Archives, Yakface and Rebelscum help promote this awesome toy, but I’d like to see Hasbro extend the window for customers to sign up AND also for Hasbro to start promoting this to a larger audience. #BacktheBarge

    • March 13, 2018 at 6:43 am

      I also can’t understand why Hasbro has limited pre-orders to just the U.S. and Canada. I’ve heard comments from people in other countries (mainly Europe) that would like to order one of these but they can’t. If the demand is there, why limit your consumer base like that? Shipping costs and/or import fees are the only reasons I can think of…

      Also, what if some people wanted to purchase more than one? Say they wanted one for themselves and sell one on eBay or something? Wouldn’t it make sense to allow them to “back” the product multiple times? I don’t know, like I said in a previous post – early on the orders seemed to be coming in so fast that I thought the 5,000 mark would be reached, but the way it’s slowed down now I’m having a hard time seeing it happen at this point. We’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out….

      • March 14, 2018 at 5:44 am

        Limiting to countries is a real shame. Backing it multiple times wouldn’t be so hard if you wanted to

  • March 13, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Here are some suggestions for Hasbro to make the Sail Barge a reality…. 1.) Why is the window to get to 5,000 so short? Please extend the window to fund this ship/playset. 2.) Allow SW fans in other countries a chance to purchase the Sail Barge. 3.) Get an online store like Entertainment Earth to partner with you to sell a limited amount of these toys and take advantage of EE’s marketing expertise. 4.) Please start marketing and promoting Jabba’s Sail Barge to a larger audience. Hasbro – this is a great product…. Please give it a marketing and promotional boost and help it succeed!

  • March 14, 2018 at 5:45 am

    I always adored the Sail Barge and the Skiff. Given the choice of land vehicles from the movies these would be the best ones for the real world

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