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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Richard_H » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:16 pm

News from Toyfair that this will be available in Europe through ebay to be released in March.
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby lejackal » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:30 pm

Richard_H wrote:News from Toyfair that this will be available in Europe through ebay to be released in March.

Couldn’t give us a couple of months notice to save, could they :lol:
I wonder what the pricing will be like?

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:20 am

lejackal wrote:
Richard_H wrote:News from Toyfair that this will be available in Europe through ebay to be released in March.

Couldn’t give us a couple of months notice to save, could they :lol:
I wonder what the pricing will be like?

This is great news, although it would have been nice if Hasbro had announced it would be available over here from the start.

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Mini99 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:42 am

I’m a bit confused!
Wasn’t this a subscription type of sale, if so then where are the extra ones comming from?
I thought that they only made enough to fulfill the pre orders?
So will they now be churning this out continuously and you will be able to pick one up in say a years time?

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Richard_H » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:05 am

No, it was a one-off limited run. They’d always said they’d produce more if the 5000 was hit. Don’t know how many they over produced but I can’t see them running a second batch
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:56 pm

That's correct. Once the pre-order process was well underway, Hasbro indicated that if their target number was exceeded they would probably make an unspecified extra number of Khetannas for other markets around the world. However no details of any kind were given out, such as production numbers, countries where they would be available, where or how within those countries you could obtain one, or the price!

With so many unknown factors for non-US / Canadian collectors, the only guaranteed way of getting hold of a Khetanna was to try to get someone in the States or Canada to order one for you. Basically, Hasbro handled the whole process very poorly from the perspective of collectors outside of North America.

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Mini99 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:42 pm

Many thanks guys for clearing that up.
It will be interesting to see how quickly the EU quota sells out and what price it’s offered for.

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby TEEBO1979 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:51 pm

There is not a separate quota for the Uk, there is one allocated stock pile for the whole of the rest of the world. It is to stop on country running out of stock while there is still demand and another country sitting with excess stock.

Here is a link for the Q&A from Hasbro at the NY Toy Fair.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eSv_SsJ5pbU

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:49 pm

TEEBO1979 wrote:There is not a separate quota for the Uk, there is one allocated stock pile for the whole of the rest of the world. It is to stop on country running out of stock while there is still demand and another country sitting with excess stock.

Here is a link for the Q&A from Hasbro at the NY Toy Fair.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eSv_SsJ5pbU

Thanks for that. Very interesting. So the Haslab Khetanna pre-orders came to 8,810, and Hasbro say in this video that the total number made globally will be less than 10,000, meaning at most there will be 1,189 for the rest of the world, and probably fewer.

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby chiffy » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:31 pm

Exactly that mate so the remaining thousand-odd will be even topper dollar to get hold of than the current 2 granders on evilbay! If i was a gambling man, which i am, i would say zero chance unless youre prepared to pay the price.
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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:09 pm

I imagine Hasbro's selling price for the 'spare' Khetanna's might be close to the original $500 asking price (before tax)... BUT, even if it is, they have announced that all such sales will be done via eBay, and also, as TEEBO1979 quite rightly says, Hasbro has just one global stock of these to stop any one country's supply running out. If you stop and think about what that fact probably means, it's that the stock will most likely be held in just one or two global locations and shipped around the world from there. The postage alone on this thing will be huge, and European buyers had better hope that one of those global stock locations is in Europe, otherwise there will be import charges to pay on top, plus I will be amazed if Hasbro doesn't cosy up with eBay and use their rip-off Global Shipping Program, which certainly won't lower the costs!

In short, buyers had better prepare themselves for a pretty hefty postage / import fee on this thing, however Hasbro chooses to slice the Khetanna cake...

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:21 pm

They've started to arrive Stateside! This image is from rebelscum (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Hasbro_The_Vintage_Collection_Jabbas_Sail_Barge_Arriving_183327.asp).

Not long to wait now!

I wonder why it didn't fit through the letterbox? :lol:

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Palifan » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:00 am

Well that's a beast! :shock:

It's going to make a fantastic centerpiece to anyones collection ion you have the space but it's just not something I'd be able to fit in anywhere.

can't wait to see anyone on here who gets it though as I'm eager to see how you all accessories it, such a great item to own. 8)

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Snaketibe » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:21 pm

Palifan wrote:Well that's a beast! :shock:

It's going to make a fantastic centerpiece to anyones collection ion you have the space but it's just not something I'd be able to fit in anywhere.

can't wait to see anyone on here who gets it though as I'm eager to see how you all accessories it, such a great item to own. 8)

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I have hopefully sourced one and will be receiving it at some point in the not too distant future, all being well. I fully intend to post pictures of it here, both before and after unboxing, installing in its new home, and accessorising it, so watch this space! :-D

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Re: Haslab Khetanna

Postby Palifan » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:55 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
Palifan wrote:Well that's a beast! :shock:

It's going to make a fantastic centerpiece to anyones collection ion you have the space but it's just not something I'd be able to fit in anywhere.

can't wait to see anyone on here who gets it though as I'm eager to see how you all accessories it, such a great item to own. 8)

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I have hopefully sourced one and will be receiving it at some point in the not too distant future, all being well. I fully intend to post pictures of it here, both before and after unboxing, installing in its new home, and accessorising it, so watch this space! :-D

Jeremy



Can't wait Jeremy (same goes for you as well I'm sure!). :D

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