Haslab Unicron Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by octobotimus, Oct 9, 2019.

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Where are you going to be displaying him?

  1. Lower solid shelf/table

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  2. High above the collection

    53 vote(s)
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  3. On the floor

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  4. Eh screw it, I'll just plop it down somewhere. If it falls, it falls

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  5. Detolfs forever

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  1. Phil Bond

    Phil Bond Well-Known Member

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    I’m gonna contradict step 36 of the instructions here, but: I think it’s best to never rotate the shoulders unless they’re fully connected, and only disconnect them when the arms are pointed straight back. Doing what the instructions said made me fear for the lives of the two transformation hinges in each shoulder.
     
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  2. octobotimus

    octobotimus Anti-hype man

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    Fully agree. Step 36 is trying to make you break the figure. I have no idea who on the Hasbro team that was a smart way to do it. Probably want people to break them at this point.
     
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  3. DPrime83

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    Just received this beast today. Man does he have some presence. I've noticed a number printed onto this right inside calf. I've got 03161 anyone got anything different? The same? DSC_0695.JPG
     
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  4. Spether

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    Two weeks in planet mode. Now he reveals his true form -- for the first time!

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  5. pokemonsdoom

    pokemonsdoom I'm Sarah in The Allspark.

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    and wings are mistransformed at the bottom
     
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  6. SoundWave88

    SoundWave88 Neo-Con

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    Mine's still in the box. Probably been 2 weeks, I have nowhere to put him right now. No regrets.
     
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  7. jhs8swd

    jhs8swd Well-Known Member

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    There's been a few reports on here of the odd QC issue (some a bit fatal, some less so) - I'd urge you to at least get him out and check him out before your time for being able to return him is passed.
     
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  8. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Saving bot mode transformation for this evening, but love planet mode so far. For all the fan bitching about the blue plastic in the maw, I think it looks better.

    Chaos reigns
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    My wife took a peep at the curled up bot mode and said 'awwww hes like a wee embryo'. She dares to impune the lord of chaos.
     
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  9. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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  10. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Pathetic
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    Evil eyes
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    Without the faceplate is where the true terror lurks

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  11. GreyFox787

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    Just a quick heads up for anyone looking for display options - not sure if it's been mentioned already, but the $10 LACK table from IKEA is the perfect size for the display base. Bought one today, put it together in minutes, and it's wonderful.
     
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  12. Newduck

    Newduck TFW2005 Supporter

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    What do people think is the likelihood of this being re-released in future?

    I'm moving and want to keep it...but it's huge.
     
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  13. Compubotimus

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    I kept the box and the bottom styrofoam piece for moving, and packed smaller bots in around the top. It'll go on the truck.
     
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    It won't be
     
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    Dear God the shoulders, even connected it feels terrible to rotate them I can totally see it breaking

    I'd love to see a video of someone transforming this without the stand to see if its possible
     
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  16. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm sure it's possible, but the stand is there to help facilitate with the transformation. Why would you want to eliminate something that helps with the weight of the figure?
     
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  17. Tony Bourne

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
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    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Unicron Maximus
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    Fortress Unicronus
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    For the curious, no Unicron's head doesn't plug into Fort Max's neck. Tis a shame, that would have been a nice feature.
     
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  19. prime roller

    prime roller 昔者莊周夢為胡蝶⋯

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    That could be quite the story arc to have passivist Cerebros to somehow become the Chaos Bringer!

    Also, it’s a nope-it’s-just-sitting-there kinda situation with Scorponok as well:
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    *didn’t check the other way. My Unicron is in planet mode for now.
     
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  20. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    That is a good idea!
    'The only true way to bring peace... Is to consume all so war consumes none'

    I tried him on a few others myself..
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