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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Palifan » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:39 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
Richard_H wrote:Just to clarify:

Darkside Toys are not affiliated with Hasbro. The company was registered about 6 weeks ago. They have no business addresses and are registered to a residential house. They have an ebay store.

Good luck!

OK, fair enough. Thank you for the information. In fairness to me however, firstly I was effectively reposting in a more user-friendly format (i.e. with direct links to the relevant pages) information posted on Yakface, a reputable website, here:

http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2018/03/1 ... or-europe/

The payments to Dark Side Toys are made through PayPal, so there should be some protection there, surely? I've not shopped with them before and I'm certainly not affiliated with them in any way. As should be very clear from my earlier posts in this thread, I was (and still am) keen for the Khetanna to be made available to collectors outside of the USA (and Canada, since Hasbro have at least extended their orders to that country). However, I greatly dislike the Hasbro asking price of $500, let alone DST's £600, but if you want a Khetanna and live in Europe, your choices are rather limited!

Personally, much as I definitely would like to own a Khetanna, I am not thrilled about paying £600, so I am currently on the fence about buying one. If I do, it will certainly be via the 2-part payment method, but I won't make my final decision until 3 or 4 days before the Hasbro time limit is up. If it looks like it will hit the 5000 pre-orders, then I may well sign up. If it doesn't, I probably won't bother.


You could always have a pop at this one :wink:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Khettana-Jabba ... rmvSB=true

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Palifan wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:
Richard_H wrote:Just to clarify:

Darkside Toys are not affiliated with Hasbro. The company was registered about 6 weeks ago. They have no business addresses and are registered to a residential house. They have an ebay store.

Good luck!

OK, fair enough. Thank you for the information. In fairness to me however, firstly I was effectively reposting in a more user-friendly format (i.e. with direct links to the relevant pages) information posted on Yakface, a reputable website, here:

http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2018/03/1 ... or-europe/

The payments to Dark Side Toys are made through PayPal, so there should be some protection there, surely? I've not shopped with them before and I'm certainly not affiliated with them in any way. As should be very clear from my earlier posts in this thread, I was (and still am) keen for the Khetanna to be made available to collectors outside of the USA (and Canada, since Hasbro have at least extended their orders to that country). However, I greatly dislike the Hasbro asking price of $500, let alone DST's £600, but if you want a Khetanna and live in Europe, your choices are rather limited!

Personally, much as I definitely would like to own a Khetanna, I am not thrilled about paying £600, so I am currently on the fence about buying one. If I do, it will certainly be via the 2-part payment method, but I won't make my final decision until 3 or 4 days before the Hasbro time limit is up. If it looks like it will hit the 5000 pre-orders, then I may well sign up. If it doesn't, I probably won't bother.


You could always have a pop at this one :wink:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Khettana-Jabba ... rmvSB=true

Ian

Thanks, yes I saw that! :-) It looks amazing, doesn't it? It's certainly far better than Hasbro's, so goodness knows what the winning bid will end up being!... Well out of my league, I should think, and that's before the shipping and tax costs to the UK.... but I can dream! :-D

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Ruby2511 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:38 pm

WOW I WANT :shock:
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Palifan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:45 pm

Here it is with the full paint job - http://news.toyark.com/2018/03/21/offic ... rge-293769

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Stubbs » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:10 pm

Have you seen this yak face they are now offering with it.
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Palifan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:12 pm

I know, they're throwing everything they have at this now to get it through.

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:36 pm

Stubbs wrote:Have you seen this yak face they are now offering with it.

They're crafty buggers, aren't they?! Yak Face will also be released in the upcoming Vintage Collection revival, but the Kenner Canada POTF packaging with coin version will be exclusive to the Khetanna... which makes it a bloody expensive way to get that variant! :lol:

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby lambis500 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:10 pm

I dread to think of the price of the exclusive yak on the aftermarket,If anybody sells.
Especially if there are only 5000 or so sold!!
I think he looks great though...
And I couldn't agree more that Hasbro has kicked international collector's in the balls by not including us.Haslab has so much potential as well imo.

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:47 pm

It truly is a lovely piece but at nearly 4ft long where the fuck are you going to put the damn thing. It’s as big as my daughter’s bed :?

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby chiffy » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:17 pm

Throw the bed out! :mrgreen:
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby TEEBO1979 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:45 am

Hi reading the article linked below, Hasbro has said that if the Project is backed then a small Quantity will be produced for collectors outside North America. So there could be a chance to get one with out having to pay an arm and a leg. Maybe?

http://www.venganzamedia.com/Gazette/20 ... ce-update/

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Richard_H » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:16 pm

So Dark Side Toys them of the Barge bedroom sales have had their eBay account suspended for fraud and PayPal account locked.
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:37 pm

Richard_H wrote:So Dark Side Toys them of the Barge bedroom sales have had their eBay account suspended for fraud and PayPal account locked.

Many thanks for the heads up!

That's very grim news for anyone that ordered a Khetanna through them. I've just taken a look at their website and all of their Khetanna offers are now showing as 'Sold out', so at least hopefully nobody else will fall foul of any shenanigans. And of course, I would urge anyone who has already placed a Khetanna order through them to immediately contact PayPal and ask for your money back.

Let's hope Hasbro's promise to make some extra Khetannas for the non-US market (if their target of 5,000 backers is reached of course; something I have my doubts about) comes to fruition and those of us on this side of the pond get a fair crack at owning one.

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby chiffy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:22 pm

I think everyone needs to calm down and realise whats gone on here. Darkside have been fantastic in doing everyone a favour, taking the shit and making it possible for the uk market to receive a sail barge. The problem lies with paypal. Surely weve ALL had issues with paypal? They are an absolute nightmare and decide to hold your money or suspend your account at the drop of a hat. All Darkside have done is innocently tried to help us all out and paypal have seen this vast amount of money going into their account and thought ell lets close this down something must be going on here!!! Think some people need to think about this before they suddenly label a company who weve all bought stuff from with no problems as frauds! :evil:
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Richard_H » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:47 pm

Haslab have created a product which is amazing for US and now Canadian markets. They've washed their hands with the rest of us. This has drawn a lot of anger.

I've personally never bought from this Darkside Toys and they've by all accounts only been around since Feb so not to sure how much others have used them. They've taken a $500 item and changed it into a $850 item. I have no idea what their profit margin is but did hear 30% was bandied around.

I am warning my fellow collectors to be wary, as have many others. There are a lot of what ifs in both versions of the story. You don't get ebay accounts banned lightly and fraud investigation was the response. Nobody here has accused them of fraud. Most people here and elsewhere have said be careful and use credit cards etc. I'm not sure myself how long insurance covers credit card purchases.
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