Haslab Unicron

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

  1. lordsmurf

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    People don't seem to understand what this is. It's not an "order" or anything else. It's nothing more than a stern letter from a lawyer stating "stop this or else!" It may even be more friendly, not a threat at all, "please stop, pretty please with sugar on top?"
    See also: Cease and desist - Wikipedia
    And anyway, a C&D here has thus far been unsubstantiated hearsay, a nothingburger. The true if/when is completely unknown at this time. As is the case with HasLab Unicron, some want it to succeed, some want it to fail, some don't care either way.

    I see your head-in-sand image, and raise you a head-up-butt image. :cool: 

    For 30 lbs, hard wood, not a long shelf, plenty of sturdy supports. I have a strong feeling we'll see lots of "my Unicron fell and broke" images on FB and TFW and elsewhere. And it'll be sad. Essentially think CRT TV stand or dresser. If you use thin wood or pressboard, it'll bow. If you use glass, it'll eventually crack and buckle. Heavy MDF would work, but again secure with proper supports, not some weenie little metal brackets. I may not be getting a Unicron, but I know furniture. You're essentially displaying a heavy bar bell, so plan accordingly. It's not just another bot for the shelf.
     
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    You can't honestly say He-Man, a franchise that had no cartoon since 2003, is less niche than Transformers, which had 6 live action movies, and a new toyline and new cartoons every few years? He-Man has a small dedicated fanbase that can support limited release toys bought directly from Mattel. When was the last time MOTU toys were sold at retail? No, MOTU is about as niche today as GI Joe.
     
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    Mods removed a bunch of our MOTU/etc posts, considered it too OT, so no point in trying to resurrect that conversation.

    Again, the non-OT conversation was about resale, and the fact that a $500+ Unicron probably will not sell any better than other $500+ 80s characters. Some break even, some lose money, virtually none profit more than $100 or so afters shipping/fees. Super7 Snake Mountain was just 1 example that some folks wanted to harp on. The idea that some buyers have about buying an extra Unicron, and flipping at 2x+ pricing, will very likely not come to fruition. Toys are not an investment. If you want to invest, buy stocks/funds/bonds. Not Unicrons.
     
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    What was Armada Unicron's origin? I mean he never even talked. I know he was trapped in the moon, and the Mini-Cons were his cells, but how did he come to be?

    I noticed the ONLY person liking your posts is lordsmurf. Are you his alt-account,hmmm? ;) 
     
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  6. Shockwave81

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    Just did a little thread cleaning. :)  Happy thoughts everyone!! :cool: 
     
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    not that I collect to sell (never have but sure do love getting those rare and/or out of production treasures) however I find what you said interesting and have to ask, are you referring to ORIGINAL and LIMITED EDITION REISSUE/REPAINT G1 figures when you say 80s....? and correct me if I am interpreting what you are saying wrong but, you're saying $500.00 + figures, in this case G1 (80s related) don't sell well on ebay, conventions, etc?
     
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    I vote this comment section the most entertaining to read. It has just about everything.
     
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    Someone commented about BBTS being out of stock with the Haslab Unicron. I did a little digging and some TCP and TF Source are out of stock too.
     
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    Maybe because the crowdfunding has finished?...
     
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    fair enough.
     
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    That's relevant but not entirely accurate. BBTS actually had at least a few more available after the crowdfund had ended. In fact, I think it was earlier this morning or last night that I saw the listing as available for preorder.

    Now, whether that was them ordering a few more because they knew they would sell or someone canceling an order, I do not know.
     
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    Smurf, I will concede that it's entirely possible that the Unimposter could see production at some point. Hasbro may have only been flexing to keep a nuisance at bay while gathering support for one of its flagship projects. It's mostly inconsequential to me at this point. The official big boy is going into production, despite the cries of inadequacy, poor marketing, and shenanigans.

    I suppose now we should just be happy that you're here to join us during this HISTORIC EVENT! :p 
     
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    didn't haslab's unicron succeed...it's going into production...
     
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    Earlier in this thread I posted pictures of recent sales of Jabba's Barge doing almost the exact opposite of your claims. Yes, I know, Star Wars fandom vs Transformers fandom and all of that, but both toys are in parallel situations considering their popularity and limited availability.

    What was it that you majored in? Conjecture?
     
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    I am about to cancel my order unless somebody wants to take it over for a little extra sugar :) 
     
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    i posted them in here too a while back but i don't think unicron will sell for as much as the barge does but time will tell

    did we get a final number on how many of these were backed yet ? i read on facebook that it was around the 10 to 11 thousand mark which is quite a lot if true

    was there a final number of how many of the barges were backed too?
     
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    roughly 11,200 unicrons as of most recent estimates (based on about 141% backed) vs about 8,800 sail barges
     
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    The initial funding percentage shown for Unicron was at 282%. A few people dug around in the HTML coding and found a contradiction of half that, and the lower number is more likely true in my opinion. Thus, approximately:

    8K x 141% = 11,280 units

    The Sail Barge was finalized at 176%, so...

    5K x 176% = 8,800 units
     
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