Haslab Unicron

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

  1. G.B. Blackrock

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    I don't doubt that there are folks "hoping the same for Unicron." The question is whether or not those hopes will pan out. They may well find themselves frustrated.
     
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  2. Oniconvoy

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    There were people buying extra barges to re-sell on all the Star Wars fan boards that I frequent. Especially when it stalled.
     
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    It's the '90s' Beanie Baby fiasco all over again!
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    For what it's worth, back when I was considering ordering one from BBTS I point blank asked them if I would need to go through them or Hasbro if I had any QC issues.

    This is the response I got:
     
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  5. octobotimus

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    I wouldnt doubt that. But I see more people doing that with Unicron seeing there is precedence now.
     
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  7. BB Shockwave

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    Why, what IS there beyond Ebay? I mean, where we can follow sale numbers. Amazon removes sold listings so you have no way to check what really sold for how much. And what other big auction site exists?
     
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  8. Lex79

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    Maybe lowering further the backpack would have caused clearance problems for the stand and/or the waist swivel.
     
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    So much talk about the dangers of hobbyist buyers wanting to be resellers, and yet, I imagine the amount of non-professional retail people - who did buy more than one Unicron- account for a small portion of the actual crowdfund.

    I think a fun question may be, how many TFW who are contributing to this conversation actually bought a Unicron as a hobbyist to resell? How many of us have an actual stake in reselling?

    Personally, I bought one. It crosses my mind to buy 2, but I woulda kept both. I do think it would be an interesting endeavor in the TF hobby to try to sell a Unicron, just like photography, doing reviews, or mods. So more power to those looking to resell, and good hunting!
     
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  10. mac&cheese

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    Well said! Happens all the time in lots and no solid numbers means hasbro is probably still selling to retailers or giving them a opportunity to finish their orders first.
     
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  11. transmasterc

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    I was just looking at EBay and noticed there are 2 listing already for Unicron. One with a starting bid for 800 and then I saw this one with a huge BIN.

    Haslab Unicron Transformers | eBay

    Yeah good luck with that.
     
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    Nah, Unicron ain’t chaos bringer for nothin.
     
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    So...the counter in the code of the Unicron Haslab page has dipped a bit to 139.8125%, which works out to 11185 units. While it has gone down a bit, that's still an impressive tally.

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    Hopefully the Haslab and TF team will release the first "production" update soon!
     
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    I briefly considered reporting the item, for violation of eBay presale rules. Then I decided it really isn't my business, and if someone really wants to finance thru PayPal Credit, who am I to take that option away?
     
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  16. Sylent

    Sylent Haslab Unicron: 8,000+ backers - 0 days remaining

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    I could be wrong, but I don't see this being a big seller on the secondary market. The funding campaign lingered around for so long that many folks ultimately jumped off the sidelines and purchased one. Again, I could be wrong, but those who got this as an investment will probably be disappointed.
     
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    I agree. There may be a few people who still didnt have enough time to save and who might be willing to get one for double the cost or more later, but its not gonna be an item that people will be hunting for like crazy. I think there will be quite a few people who bought multiples with intention of selling for big profits who will end up being disappointed. I know that I have a few friends who tried to talk me into getting it just to sell later, saying that it would be an investment but to me thats not a smart investment.
     
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  18. Grand Slam

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    Not especially. Amazon isn't packing it, so it won't come in a bubble mailer the size of a dishwasher.
     
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    So stoked about this!
     
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  20. TranslucentBag

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    My apologies as I forgot who said it first but I agree that Unicron will likely have an inverted bell curve on the secondary market. When he first comes out and starts getting reviews I can see the prices going upwards of 100% the original price but after that they will probably come back to earth. Over time—maybe the next several years—the price will likely climb again slowly as future collectors learn about or get the money to buy it as with regular figures. The heights that it reaches will depend a lot on the figure’s in-hand reputation and original buyers’ response. A great Unicron will obviously demand a better price but any build or quality control problems would certainly be reflected.
     
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