Hasbro has announced its next Star Wars: The Black Series HasLab project – The Rancor!
Oh no, the Rancor! Look out Black Series fans, Hasbro’s HasLab is turning its attention to Jabba’s Rancor. The monstrous beast contained in the depths of Jabba’s Palace will be coming via a HasLab special campaign in the near future. If the crowd-funded campaign is successful of course. But let’s face it, when has a campaign ever failed to get enough backers?! Read on for the official word:
Although bested by the Jedi in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, this morning Hasbro announced plans to bring the sharp-toothed beast into the 6-inch scale Star Wars: The Black Series line if the brand’s next HasLab crowd-funded campaign reaches its target for production.
“Following the success of the previous two HasLab campaigns for Star Wars: The Vintage Collection, our team is so thrilled to offer fans the first-ever HasLab project from The Black Series – the Rancor!” says Michael Ballog, Hasbro’s vice president for the Star Wars brand. “We hope fans of The Black Series line are prepared for this iconic creature to join their 6-inch-scale collections.”
In 2018, HasLab launched with Jabba’s sail barge, the Khetanna, which set sail with just under 10,000 backers. Then in 2020, HasLab added the Razor Crest from The Mandalorian, generating enough backers for production in just over a day.
Once again Hasbro looks set to deliver another noteworthy addition to The Black Series collection. And let’s face it, our Black Series Jabba is yearning for his pet. Will you be backing this campaign when it goes live? Leave a comment below. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the campaign.
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