Crowdfunding for the 17″ tall Rancor is now open! Jabba’s pet and resident dissident disposal unit was first seen in Return of the Jedi and even had its figure during the early 1980s. Now, thanks to Hasbro’s HasLab, we can get a Rancor that is a bit more in scale with the 6″ figures.
The campaign needs 9k backers to make it happen and has already reached over 3k. The cost of backing this project is $349.99, and HasLab promises “extras” when specific funding goals are met and exceeded.
Star Wars™: The Black Series Rancor™ Figure with an arm span of 42 inches (106.68 cm) from talon to talon, a height of 17.5 inches (44.45 cm), and the ability to extend to be 27 inches tall (68.58 cm) with arms raised up. This figure has over 45 points of articulation, more than The Black Series 29-point standard!
The level of articulation is impressive, but I’m worried about the strength of the joints. The recent Sentinel incident is concerning. The mutant-hunting robot was also a big and expensive project that left collectors having to fix a knee joint so the figure could stand up.
I wonder what the extras could be. Throw in Oola and a diorama, and then I’d be really interested. But, $350 is a big chunk of change to lay down. So that deal needs to be sweetened a little. Maybe include a dusty Luke with a bone?
I had the original from the ’80s. He was a large figure, for sure, but this one is massive. I wonder if he’ll be able to fit an entire Gamorrean Guard in his mouth?
What do you think of HasLab’s massive ships and figures? Will you be throwing down the $349.99 on this big boy? Let us know in the comments section below.
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