Habsro launches their own crowd-funding platform, HasLab

Hasbro is working hard to make itself more appealing to the hobby market, and to just grow it’s own market share of the game and toy world.  In this vein they have launched design contests and used IndieGoGo to help fund new ideas as well as test the waters to gauge interest in new games.  Now Hasbro has gone a step further and created it’s own crowd-funding style platform called HasLab.  This new website allows them to put up things that are either too costly or too niche for wide release, and if enough people put in their money to purchase the item, then they will put the item into production.  This is similar to how GMT Games has a P500 system where when a game has 500 copies ordered, they print it.  Currently on the site is a 4′ replica of Jabba’s Sail Barge from Return of the Jedi, but who knows what could appear on this platform in the future.  You can check out the HasLab site for more info on the current project and the system itself.

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