Haslab Unicron

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by bearytrek, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. HandlesIT

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    So with 7 minutes till the deadline I placed my order. I only collect G1 Masterpiece, so Unicron will probably be in planet mode for me. Here's to hoping we get a few upgrade kits to clean up the robot mode.
     
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    Is Bandai worldwide or do they have something like Hasbro and Takara? Since Bandai sold PR to Hasbro I can't imagine PR and/or Sentai being larger than TF if Bandai also handled business worldwide.
     
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  3. mx-01 archon

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    Even the shelfwarmers still sold in Hasbro's eyes, since it's the retailers that are holding onto that stock, not them.
     
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  4. Predakwon

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  5. butheadimus prime

    butheadimus prime Picard?

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    MOTU is no where near TF in fandom or profitability.

    Transformers has had near continuous cartoons, near continuous comics, 6 big budget holly wood movies (not that they were good except maybe bee), a trading card game, video games, mobile games and multiple websites with much much higher user accounts. Cars with decals driving around and apparel in mainstream stores.

    MOTU has had a cartoon, a failed cartoon, now 2 netflix cartoons. 1 craptacular movie. 2 successful toylines and 3 failed ones.

    If the fandom was even close the franchise would be supported much more than it is.
     
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  6. Radish Sam

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    True that.
     
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  7. butheadimus prime

    butheadimus prime Picard?

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    Bandai is a toy maker they didn't own PR. Saban owned PR and sold it to Hasbro.
     
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  8. Evan Wellens

    Evan Wellens Hyped for MPM Jazz!

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    Welp, I didn;t think he\'d make it, but I\'m glad that he did!
     
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  9. Mr H

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    I see BBTS opened up their preorder again. People backing out or them buying extras?
     
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  10. yyh2046

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    extra announcement: price cut 140% :p 
     
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  11. Matty

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    Alright that’s enough dudes. The back and forth needs to be dropped. You know who you are. I suggest you take it to PMs if you feel the conversation needs to continue. Thanks!
     
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  12. General Tekno

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    Yeah, keep in mind that there's a year until release. PLENTY of time to sell more preorders if you're BBTS.
     
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    butheadimus prime Picard?

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    Sentai/PR is huge in Asia and definitely bigger than TF but TF is still top 3 or 4 in Asia.
    TF are probably bigger in the EU and Transformers is ahead in the Americas.

    MOTU doesn't make top 10 world wide.

    Sentai/PR
    TF
    Dragon Ball
    Gundam
    TMNT
    Star Wars
    Marvel
    DC
    HotWheels
    WWE
    POP

    All the above are leagues ahead of Motu. Stop your insanity.
     
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    I think this thread is advancing faster now that Unicron got funded than before it did. So much for those of you hoping it would end with the crowdfunding, muhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
     
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    Ah my bad. So does Saban still own PR and they're just giving Hasbro the right to make toys or did they outright sell it to Hasbro? If Hasbro just owns it now I still think TF is probably bigger than PR.
     
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    Hasbro bought PR for $522-million in cash and stock in 2018. I'm very curious to see what their full 2019 financials show for breakouts. Also, with the eOne acquisition, maybe another PR movie. PR came after my formative years. I actually enjoyed the last movie. I realize fans disliked it, but I enjoyed it.

    I think TF is a larger global brand than PR. Maybe the next crowdfunding will be PR or GI Joe. TF fans getting Unicron is just too cool and I'm glad we will get it!
     
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    To keep it on-topic:
    The original discussion was on Unicron resale value, and comparing it to other pricey items (of which S7 Snake Mountain was merely 1 example). As I said then, we'll see what happens in 2021/2022, when people try to sell their extras, expecting to bank big on it. Again, I think the aftermarket will be flooded, and it will not happen. Even the Barge has a lot of break-even sales, after all shipping and fees are accounted for.

    MMPR is really just Super Sentai, and I recall seeing it in the 80s (and not caring for it). I especially remember seeing something (toys?) in the Starlog store. From what I know, it has a large following, maybe even dwarfing TF?
     
  18. legotron123

    legotron123 Child of Primus

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    For some reason, I still haven’t been charged, even though my order went through and I have enough money in my account.
     
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    This is so cool. An amazing final number.
     
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  20. Afterburner

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    11240 sounds really great in the end. While I really like this Unicron (obviously enough to purchase), he was never top on my list of wants. I hope his success means we get something even more original and unique next time. Something truly never approached before. I know Primus has been mentioned, and it's possible and it would be great to see a really G1 accurate Cybertron. But I'd like something beyond even that.
     
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