A few weeks earlier, we got our first look at The Mandalorian season two trailer, and it got me so excited for it. Star Wars hasn’t been doing so great since the Sequels movies came out, and made a mess of things.
Many of fans, including myself, would agree that the only thing that’s saving the franchise now is the enigmatic Mando and the adorable child Baby Yoda.
Which is why it shouldn’t be that surprising; that as a casual toy collector, I had to get a figure of Mando and the child for my collection from the Mafex line. But I made the mistake of thinking that it was the end of my spending journey.
The Mandalorian ship is something I didn’t plan for…
Over the weekend, Hasbro PulseCon 2020 took place and revealed some fascinating toy stuff, and somehow I believed I would be safe from the temptations of pre-ordering something from it, so I didn’t watch it.
I don’t usually buy much from Hasbro except for the occasionally unique Star Wars Black Series figures like Revan or Kanan Jarrus, to name a few. However, Sal is a massive Transformer fan, so he was up all night watching the reveals as I slept peacefully. Until I received a link to a page and message stating, ‘Oh you’re soooooooo screwed’, early in the next morning.
The link directed me to Hasbro’s HasLab, and I saw the crowdfunding campaign for the Razor Crest, the ship from The Mandalorian series, which costs $350 in US dollars! I knew I wanted it immediately, but I also knew that it was an insane amount of money for a plastic toy! So in the hopes of deterring myself from buying it, I proceeded to read the specifications of the ship to find something to nitpick and convince myself to say no to myself. That was a big mistake.
The stunning Razor Crest.
The more I read the specifications, the more I knew I had to get it. The ship itself is 30 inches long with the main cannons, 20 inches wide, and 10.5 inches tall while it’s sitting on the landing gear. Compared to the X-Men Legends Sentinel from HasLab, the Razor Crest is much longer than the Sentinel height! And on a side note, Sal, believe it or not, ordered two of those Sentinel figures for his collection!
The Mandalorian ship is highly detailed and is capable of opening up in many ways. It comes with additional parts that allow you to recreate almost any scenes from the series and it also comes with a 3.75-inch The Mandalorian Figure in Beskar armour, that fits perfectly into the ship.
The crowdfunding campaign of the Razor Crest required 6000 backers to kick start it with a deadline of 40 days plus to go. However, to no one’s surprise, the campaign was fully funded by the end of the first day itself and is currently backed by 7000 plus people and still growing.
Seeing that HasLab is probably never going to be doing something like this ever again and that it’s going to be a one-time exclusive product of the Razor Crest, I have to get my hands on it one way or another. If nothing else, it will be an excellent investment down the line even though it’s going to blow a hole in my bank account. It’s time to make some shelf space at home for this massive ship.
You can put in your order for the Razor Crest directly at Hasbro Pulse or through BBTS, however, shipping the product to Singapore is going to be a killer. So it would be wiser to wait and see if any of the local toy stores are taking orders for it.