Haslab Unicron

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

  1. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    I've been collecting TFs since the 80s. Unicron will be released again. Heck, there might even be a cheaper KO of the product. G1 toys usually retain their prices due to their historical value.
     
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  2. TheDecepticon

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    Im sure Haslab will look to "diversify its portfolio" but at the end of the day they'll be more wiling to invest in what they know will sell. So far thats Star Wars & Transformers

    I think its way too soon to proclaim the sky is falling. There's no existing pattern to date that supports such a notion
     
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  3. analogue

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    FYI: They will start charging cards on the 8th.

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    Yep! I just got the email too. Thank you for sharing :) 

    I'm excited for future updates and such!!
     
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    Here me out, but what if a Primus that can turn into Rung in full. Like the parts that make him Primus are all there, and he is needed to go to Cybertron mode, but you can remove them to have him look like Rung, not in Scale, but I do recall a scene of him massive on Cybertron so go from there really
     
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  6. pokemonsdoom

    pokemonsdoom Not very good at being catty.

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    Careful... I tried to make this same exact point much earlier in this thread and boy did it strike some nerves with people, hahaha
     
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  8. General Tekno

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    It's not a wrong point, though. There was no limited production run on Unicron for the time he was up for order, therefore it's not scalping to mark them up. Scalping only happens when there's scarcity of product to begin with.
     
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    pokemonsdoom Not very good at being catty.

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    Anyone who ordered by third party like me. Pretend you got the email
     
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    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Yes, because commenting about how at the last minute this thing met its target meant that I didn't want it to get funded, I love this reasoning. You don't even know whether I had backed it or not.

    It was a joke, good grief.
     
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    HAHAHAHA! We both did, and it definitely hit some nerves. Let's chalk it up to agreeing to let others disagree. Best to let that discussion die off...again :p 
     
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    Uh oh! Hasbro used the (appropriate) phrase "Transformers History". I'm off to make popcorn now. Anyone else need some?
     
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    I can forward you a copy so you have one of your very own :cool: 
     
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    Just noticed the email as well. Looks like we'll be charged right after midnight tonight.

    This is my understanding as well. People buying Unicron to sell would just be resellers. Scalpers buy things with a limited stock for a quick return, most commonly concert/sporting event tickets.
     
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    And that's just fine. There's no retail marketplace for $500+ toys, so you're describing a scenario where initiatives like this are the only avenue to get those things produced, anyways.

    It's not like we're being strongarmed into buying any of those things.

    The only people scared by your "nightmare" scenario are compulsive buyers with no financial sense.

    Everybody else will just say "bring it on!", because it'd be cooler to have those sorts of options than not. It's highly unlikely we'd get a repeat campaign within 2 years, anyways. It wouldn't be until after Unicron releases, when they've proved they can deliver.

    Personally, I'm hard pressed to imagine any other Transformers product I'd be willing to shell out $600 for, barring an MP-style Combiner. And you'd have a hard time arguing that that wouldn't be worth it.
     
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    Do you know what the final etailer count was vs Haslab straight backer?
     
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    Yeah. An MP Devastator would probably get people to shell out that much. (And honestly I've probably spent near that on 3P combiners, so that's not a bad deal.)
     
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  19. FredVIII

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    Oooh, I very much like the color here. A sign of things to come I hope!
     
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    "Until we make the NEXT largest Transfomer, that is. I mean, it was only three years ago when we made the last one..."
     
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