Dreaming of Jabba’s Sail Barge

February 1, 2016 – Passionate fans and collectors of all things Star Wars have been waiting literally decades for Hasbro to produce one of the most iconic vehicles in the Star Wars universe – Jabba’s mighty Sail Barge. We first glimpsed the repulsor-lift vehicle in Return of the Jedi (1983), nearly 33 years ago. We cheered when Luke and Leia (and a couple droids) successfully escaped Jabba’s clutches and we witnessed his ship crash and burn.

Curiously, no toy company has attempted to produce a playset version of the sail barge. Hasbro has hemmed and hawed, citing high design and retooling costs. Yet fan interest remains high: To date, over 3,000 fans have signed an online petition begging Hasbro to reconsider. (Click on the photo below to view or sign the petition) Sailbarge-Petition

For collectors with some money to spare, you no longer have to wait for Hasbro. Custom model-builder David Styles of Colorado is now offering on Ebay a remarkable version of Jabba’s Sail Barge, which measures 42″L (107cm) x 18″W (46cm) x 20″T (51cm).

Other details include:

  • Two (2) spacious interior rooms: a Cantina and Jabba’s Suite
  • Eight (8) windows which open for your viewing pleasure
  • Two (2) large hull openings so you can display and pose your 3-3/4″ action figures
  • A large multi-level deck with Barge Canon (perfect for recreating Luke’s rescue of Leia)
  • Twin large orange sails
  • The barge canon (see photos) is included. The figures and skiff are not included.

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As an added bonus, the Sail Barge includes this retro-looking custom-made box label: The hull is constructed primarily of cardboard and foam core. Silver poster board and multi-layering of spray paint give the exterior that weathered armor look. The two sails are made of double-layered poster board with bass wood supports and masts. The windows are a basswood frame and the slats are cut from bronze/copper posterboard.

The starting bid is just under $200 U.S., and shipping is about $55 U.S. (Overseas shipping is about $225 to Europe or $325 to Asia.) Click the Jabba icon below to view the Ebay listing: EJabbay logo But hurry: Bidding ends Saturday, 5 February 2016 at 9:23 PM (EST)/2123 hours.

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