Custom Sail Barge
This is someone's custom sail barge that they put on ebay:
It's a very nice-looking piece, but also serves to highlight the limitations Hasbro has in attempting to make one of these.
- This seller is asking $4k for it, plus $250 shipping.
- It's 5 feet long, yet still not actually very big inside, note the lack of a Jabba figure.
- There are no exciting play features.
So as cool as this piece is, and it is very cool, it's also a roadsign for what won't work as a production piece. This thing is double the length of the BMF, if you try to cut it down to the size of the largest-ever SW vehicle there, you would end up with something that either cannot fit many figures OR doesn't look enough like the sail barge. You also would have no play features of note, aside from a few opening hatches. So basically, you'd have a misshapen set replica, which just doesn't seem like it has a lot of profit potential, unfortunately.
I really like the fact that this thing exists, that someone had the patience and passion to do it; but am bummed at the same time by its existence proving what Hasbro's been saying, that it's not likely to be feasible.
What a dummy. That dude included IG-88 when he wasn't in that scene. lol
I was looking at this earlier today. I have to agree with you that it shows why we may never see this made. Hasbro will never release a vehicle this size. If they would shorten it up to fall in line with the BMF and BATAT, it would look either puny, or odd shaped and we collectors would be howling about how they screwed it up. I think they could add a bunch of cool features for kids, but ultimately its collectors who are clamoring for this and we'd end up being disappointed. Unless Hasbro would start doing a premium vehicle line, it just doesn't seem like this is going to see the light of day.:frown:
Helpful as ever! Not going to point out Amanaman was never on the deck, too?
Originally Posted by El Chuxter
That may not be a bad thing though, now that we see tangible evidence suggesting what they've been saying, perhaps we can use those energies to focus on something else. Plus, seeing someone did it right is inspiring, I think.
Originally Posted by Snowtrooper
It certainly is nice to look at and seems to be about the right size, but I doubt this vehicle is something that will ever be produced for the public. The preponderance of 5 POA figures, however, seems firmly in Hasbro's future.
Pretty sweet looking! but $4,250!?!?! :barbershop_quartet_
Turns out there is a Jabba hidden waaaaay inside, on one of the pics not included. Barely fits.
I custom build sailbarges that I think meets all you would expect from a custom barge and more but at a fraction of the price of the one referred to here. BTW this barge was made in 2003 and sold on ebay for $3500 back then. I've sold many of them and can add items that individual customers would want. The measure 42"L x 18"H x 15"W - big enough to fit all your figures. Plus I can build 2 of these each month and my shipping costs are $66 to anywhere in the USA. Here is the website: http://futureofstarwars.wordpress.co...as-sail-barge/