Haslab Unicron

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

  1. galvatran

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    We got a real good price in Australia from retailer Zing/EB Games & with only a deposit upfront. Wonder what the price would be if Scott Dwyer of PC fame were still operating? :lol 
     
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  2. Afterburner

    Afterburner For your health

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    Well if you really want to go there, it's part of the inherent unethical nature of business in our culture that consumers are not allowed the truth. And we aren't allowed the truth when there is something negative in there somewhere, it's that simple.

    There is no proprietary reason to withhold the number of supporters from the supporters themselves. And we do gain any time we have access to information because we can make more informed purchasing decisions. When a company doesn't want you to be able to do that, we should all rightfully and vocally question why.

    I hold out hope that the numbers will still come out at some point, but if they don't, the above holds 100% true.
     
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  3. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002 TFW2005 Supporter

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    why? it was backed. thats really all the necessary info there is. exact numbers are ultimately inconsequential unless you backed it with the hopes of reselling
     
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    While I agree with some of what you are saying, there's another angle here that you're not considering.

    Businesses don't like the competition to have detailed information on their operations. They may not even know WHY that detailed information could be beneficial to a competitor, but they'll still withhold it from the public just to keep it out of their competitor's hands. It's not some slight against their customers, and it's certainly not done to prevent their customers, or in this case, supporters, from being able to make informed purchasing decisions.

    I'm not even sure how you could come to that conclusion as you're asking for information about a purchase you had to make in order to feel you had a right to the information. It's a circular reasoning type of thing that seems a bit perplexing.

    Keep in mind I say this as a person that does actually believe large businesses are essentially sociopathic entities that put money above all else, and will do whatever it takes to make more money even if it dicks over the very people they are hoping to get that money from, but this particular point seems a little off-base.

    I don't see how not knowing an EXACT number above the 12,000 mark will actually benefit you, and I don't doubt with the way the business world moves the final number may not even be completely compiled yet.
     
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  5. PoweredConvoy

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    The 2019 Generations mook has an updated look at the gray resin prototype of Unicron. The one set of changes that stood out to me is that the Hot Rod and Galvatron mini figurines are now G1 cartoon / movie based rather than designed off of recent figures.
     
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  6. pokemonsdoom

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    Show me please
     
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    Typical run for Hasbro is 10-20,000+, a run of 10,000 is considered standard for a mainline item but likely more.

    10-15,000 even 15 years ago wasn't considered rare though some companies tried to imply it was in ads.
     
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    Fc203 Hasbro shill

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    Unused city mode for unicron

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    Also someone said the minigures are based on the g1 design now instead of the tr ones
    Scotty P. on Twitter
     
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  9. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm To Infinity - and Your Mom TFW2005 Supporter

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    AKA the "put planet mode on the floor, then smash it with a large mallet" mode. :) 
     
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    That’s pretty sweet that it appears to have interior space that looks like his insides from the movie. Also is that his brain showing in the back? The little dark round thing with the little coloured TV screens on it.
     
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    I believe so!
    download (2).jpg
     
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    Or run over by a car. Where have I seen that before.
     
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    I'm glad they didn't persevere with the city mode. The added complexity would make the two main modes less aesthetically appealing, and it's just adding a playability factor for the sake of it.

    It's not accurate to the source material, and let's face it - who's actually going to be playing with such an expensive and heavy figure to the extent that playability extras are paramount?

    All the current extras are clearly aimed at display rather than play. This really isn't a toy, it's a display piece
     
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    Any pictures? Scans of the book? Some of us would like to see new images.
     
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    Absolutely. I’m wondering if this figure was originally planned as a regular Titan class and at some point in development they decided to switch it to a Haslab collector oriented project?
     
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    Had a bad dream that hasbro and takaratomy just cancelled unicron and refunded everyone without a notice or reason
     
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    ...not gonna lie, at the end of the day 600 bucks going back into my account wouldn't be a bad thing. :lol 
     
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    It would be for me, I want unicron
     
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    From the Unicron listing here Robot Kingdom Newsletter 1510 - Transformers News - TFW2005
    Transformers: War For Cybertron Unicron (Total around HKD4599.9/USD584.9 requesting deposit only, FREE shipping to ALL local Hong Kong Order, any foreign orders need shipping quotations). Preorder. Available in early 2021.
     
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