6-Inch Scale Haslab The Rancor is being teased
It looks like Hasbro is bringing another big figure in the works and this time its supposed to be The Rancor, which will be under Hasbro’s Star Wars line of action figures/ toys.
The Rancor was that creature that Jabba had in his palace as seen in Return of the Jedi. And if you remember your Star Wars lore, this was killed later in the film by Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker who tried to bargain with Jabba the Hutt to release Han Solo, who was previously brought to Jabba in Tatooine by the bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Here’s what StarWars.com had to say about the teaser:
The towering hulk of muscle who greeted Luke Skywalker in the shadowy pit beneath Jabba the Hutt’s throne room is poised to make a comeback.
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.
Check back on StarWars.com for more details on this exciting new announcement in the weeks ahead, then make like Malakili the rancor keeper to secure your own prized pet.
Hopefully the Haslab The Rancor figure won’t be that expensive to crowdfund. Nah, who am I kidding, with the size of the creature, we could be looking at around $500 for the entire set. Now I wonder who would stand taller, the Marvel Legends Galactus from Haslab or this Rancor figure for the Star Wars series?
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