Haslab Unicron

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

  1. Georgii10235

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    While there are e-tailers worldwide willing to take orders for Unicron in different countries, it would be nice to have it a lot more accessible next time. A shame if someone couldn't get theirs because there were no domestic stores able to take orders for them. The backers here are lucky to be able to order Unicron, though I haven't seen any posts saying they couldn't back it because of that reason, at least not recently.
     
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  2. myrrh

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    ...well, let's see by way of comparison: back when i was in high school mowing lawns and working at the marble slab, my all-time most-expensive purchase was a yamaha PSS-280 i bought from service merchandise for two hundred fifty dollars (well, $249.97, it being service merchandise), so doing a little inflation calculation from 1988, that comes to $542.11 in 2019...

    ...yep, unicron's still expensive!..
     
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    I think you meant to say your energon supply has been raided by the decepticons!
     
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  4. T-Hybrid

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    Uh. What.
     
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    In his defense, was there a South American option outside of the US secondary suppliers? Something where he wouldn't be paying an excess of shipping for?
     
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    ...international distribution was/is a jumbled mess, indeed: at least hasbro made efforts to partner with local distributors in many markets, but it was a far from comprehensive nor cohesive initiative, unfortunately...

    ...their crowdfunding target was totally unrealistic for US domestic demand alone, but feasible for total global demand; haslab clearly needs to bring their international distribution up to par for future campaigns...
     
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    Yeah, this will be my most-expensive purchase as a university student. Right above MP-44... unless they release something more asking than Prime himself - which I hope not. Lucky me though! I can pay until 2021 when he ships thanks to EB games and buy other things along the way - namely a PS4 from EB games? ;) 

    Oh, so that's how they're able to take orders for Hasbro so cheap, they make back their loss by somehow convincing me to buy more things from them... clever.
     
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    Ok maybe then but not during g1 I seen it on TV once on cable Hasbro showed on their channel once.
     
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    ...word of advice from twenty years' hard experience: avoid dependents, they're an incessant black hole which consume the overwhelming majority of your income and time, both...

    ...not that i'd follow my own sage advice, unfortunately!..
     
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    As a kid I never bought myself the expensive tfers or toys in general, those were bought by my parents for birthdays and christmases, so no toys havent priced out kids per say, my daughter's legos way out price what most of the tfers cost in store, when she's not asking for a more expensive videogame for her 2ds or Switch.

    Idk why people think collector stores the only ones closing, do they even news, Forever21 just filed bankruptcy, Macys closed a significant amount of stores, where Sears and Kmart that happened to both stock tfers? Idk about Publix but what y'all know about H.E.B.? Walmart and Target have solidified themselves to be a staying power in the marketplace and have helped destroy many of the places named add in that people want to buy everything from the internet, hence my huge support of @ToyDojo being local to me
     
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    Lousy mooching cats...
     
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    Congratulations to those of you who purchased this gougeous figure, but it is a shame that people outside USA and Canada were nor able to back this project. Hasbro do sell worldwide and should make this figure available worldwide too, specially in countries that they do operate directly, like here in Brazil.

    Exactly. Agree 100%. Thanks.
     
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    Hasbro works directly in South America, but as I am afraid to admit... We don't have a strong toy market in most countries, neither a big or strong toy store chain. Here in Peru, toys are sold only via corners in big malls and they sell well only in August or December. Some friends here supported Unicron via online stores, and shipping was around 500 dollars believe it or not. We had to look for shipping alternatives or relative/friends in the US to receive it.

    Payment options and real international orders would have been a great option to this crowdfunding.
     
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    Haslab's next crowd funding with be.... GoBots
     
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    Yes sir!
     
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    Well, I do work at Chick-Fil-A. My previous paycheck was almost enough to cover the whole figure! I still have money in my savings too lol!
     
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    That’s the other thing. Besides having a job at Chick-Fil-A (been there two months now!) I’ve been doing yard work in my neighborhood. Mowing lawns, Edging, etc. I do yard work, Dog walking (which is a pretty steady job. Been walking dogs every week day for one owner since last school year.) and I also do art commissions.

    Mainly portraits of dogs (which I’ve been paid $50 per portrait, and the same owner I’ve been walking dogs for the past year and a half, bought two for $100 total!)

    So the fact that I have side jobs really helps with my hobby. Oh! I’ve been staining a fence for a neighbor as well, and they are paying me $200 for it!
     
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    I’m just very grateful I’m able to work, and the fact that I’ve had so many different job opportunities.
     
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    and they were slapped with a C&D from the looks of it. If they even try, they won't make it to the end of the week it seems
     
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  20. siccoyote

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    You know this whole "crowd funding" "kickstarting" thing.

    Isn't the whole point that you need so many orders first ot get a product made (Kickstarted) so it can thencontinue being produced for everyone who wants it after that?

    The Haslab model is more of a Kick-Ender.
     
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