Hasbro has not one but two HasLab projects going on. In addition to the G.I. Joe Skystriker we saw earlier, there is another Star Wars project being crowdfunded at the same time. This time, it is one of the most iconic monsters in the original Star Wars trilogy that will be immortalized as a giant-ass, highly posable collectible figure.
Folks, meet the Rancor from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Rancor by HasLab is the first Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series HasLab project and the third Star Wars HasLab since after The Mandalorian Razor Crest and the Jabba’s Sail Barge.
It is also the largest Black Series figure ever with a whopping 42 inches (106.68 cm) arm span (from talon-to-talon) that gave Rancor the reach of 27 inches (68.58 cm). The height of the figure is 17.5 inches (44.45 cm), and it is 12.8 inches (35.512 cm) deep (from nose to the back of the figure) and 12 inches wide (from shoulder to shoulder).
It is no doubt a shelf-space hungry figure, but also a must-have for super fans of the original trilogy that started it all.
The Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Rancor promised to deliver entertainment-accurate details, including a broken shackle and chain on its right wrist that rotates freely as it should.
It will be the most decorated figure in the history of the Black Series with over 900 decor ops. But the movie-accurate details are to be expected as the team actually designed the figure based on the original prop.
The figure further boasts over 45 points of articulation, which includes butterfly joints, that allow it to be posed in just about any of the positions as seen in the 1983 movie. The figure also touts a new standard in shoulder pad articulation that offers the iconic monstrous aesthetic without inhibiting its movement.
If you are sold by the idea, you may want to consider backing the campaign on hasbropulse.com. The asking price is a cool US$349.99. This is definitely no child’s play. Hasbro is looking to pull in at least 9,000 backers in the next 41 days or so to move the campaign to production. Meanwhile, you may learn more about this stunning figure HERE.
All images courtesy of Hasbro.