Haslab Unicron

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

  1. DrOblivian

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    Armada Unicron was never given a proper Origin, not that he really needs one. (If there is a multiversal origin for Unicron. Then use that one) He just revealed himself one day that he had been hiding as one of cybertrons moons to feed off of the negative energy of the war biding his time till he could destroy cybertron outright.

    The whole unicron trilogy never bothers with a proper origin with either Unicron or Primus other than they are old AF and hate eatch other.
     
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  2. MegaMoonMan

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    Point that right back at yourself.

    That is, unless you have some secret info the rest of us don't. If so, please share. All we have is unfounded rumors.
     
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  3. Hicks_Royel

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    Eh, I suspect Zeta's figure will happen. It looks good in bot mode and there's really nothing Hasbro can do to stop it except tell retailers they'd rather they not carry it. But, man, what a slippery slope that would develop into.

    I think, aside from the Hasbro side of wanting to avoid excessive panel folding, the clear difference between Zeta and HasLab effort is the planet maw gimmick.

    While it is one of the better selling points of HasLab's there was just no win for storing it in bot mode. It's a big old mechanism and requires space. Either it was going to be a backpack or it was going to be removable.

    I think Hasbro made a choice I can live with. And it's certainly more neat than the Zeta alternative.
     
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  4. deathsheadII

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    thanks for the reply so it is around 11k

    i did think that the 282% was bullshit from haslab
     
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  5. Fenrys

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    More so a coding error than actual bullshit
     
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    Isn’t this the guy who said He-Man is more popular than TFs while lecturing all of us about marketing?
     
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  7. Uncharismatic Bore

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    Indeed. I'm starting to think that I should be pleased that he thinks the toy will have so little value in the future. After all, he's been practically dead wrong regarding everything else.
     
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    I\'ve never done this sort of croud funding BS in my life. I had no idea that the $500 or so dollars was for the actual unicorn at full price + postage. I would easly have bought this for that price, but thought we were funding a project for $500 that once approved, we paid $500 towards the final price which would be something like $1000. $500 is a steal, gutted that I missed out. 
     
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    This would work nicely
    BRUSALI Corner desk - brown - IKEA

    May cost more but stores are selling their order qty. Bbts and such
     
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  10. pokemonsdoom

    pokemonsdoom Cultist of Unicron.

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    Bbts out
     
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    ...How did you come to that conclusion about it? It was pretty clear on the Haslab site and through two whole months of discussion on this and other boards that the cost of the product through HasLab was $575+tax.
     
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  12. Hicks_Royel

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    Some folks are like that.
     
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    the sad thing is the aftermarket price will most likely match what they thought the final price would be....
     
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    Keep in mind that the Barge was set at 5000 units. So that was 3800 over. With Unicron set at 8000 which went over 3200 units.
     
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    Why is that important to keep in mind?
     
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  16. transmasterc

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    I am just saying that the Barges backing goal was lower then that of Unicron.
     
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    I think it will be interesting to see the Sail Barge prices in about 6 months when it has been out a year. The etailers basically sold out awhile back. Some big auctions have gone on recently (some hitting over $1500 I believe) but mostly staying around $1000. It seems like with the current solid pricing and some previous big sales that speculators have mostly entered the market and that keeps the market down. Next year we will really start to see how sustainable the price is as the early speculators dry up. None of us can know for certain, but I bet the barge is going to maintain a $1500 price starting sometime mid next year. I suspect Unicron will follow a similar but slower rise. I'm suspecting double price after about a year stays solid. I think etailers probably bought more for their own stock than they did for the barge, and it will take longer to dry up. Of course, this all comes down to how well the figure is received when in hand, and compares to other offerings (official and third party).
     
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  18. Hicks_Royel

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    I think that only reason to keep that in mind would be if the next HasLab project required 11,400 buy-ins at... $800 each.

    And at that point, Giant Man better be the same height as either Paul Rudd or Michael Douglass.

    I don't know what color to use when I am only half joking.
     
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  19. octobotimus

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    Green? Red.... maybe purple? idk, good question.
     
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  20. Hicks_Royel

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    Well, I already try to vary my shade of blue based on sarcasm implied versus just making a joke.

    Hmm... red seems more angry. And green is too hippy.
    Although Red Green is a good show.

    We need a taupe.

    I once requested 500 taupe highlighters from our stores department. They replied asking if I really needed so many and suggested I see how long 10 would last. I never knew if they got the joke.
     
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