Haslab Unicron

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

  1. Acteon

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    It’s way too big for me, but I’m pleased that it exists. Nice to see the designers having some fun with him :) 
     
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  2. mikequillm

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    Sleepy Unicron

     
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  3. Gamerlingual

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    Larger than expected. Wonder if I should just cancel due to size. Ouch.
     
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  4. Feralstorm

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    I appreciate that Unicron can now be measured in standard cat mass units.
     
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  5. WEEGEE

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    Don't, it's likely we'll never know a TF this epic ever again, if you have the chance to have it, do it.
     
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  6. Terrorcon0

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    Well I was hoping more for the box to be more high end especially with spending over $600 for a figure that should be premium all the way around. Not just a cardboard box. I mean HasLab did a really nice vintage Star Wars box for Jabba's Sail Barge which is awesome. Which purchasers paid less for then we did for Unicron.
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    For Unicron we just get a simple yet sturdy cardboard box with simplistic art work which may or may not be in color.
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    I was hoping for some sort of awesome vintage nostalgic Transformers G1 box as this is a figure mostly for the adult collectors and not for kids especially with having such a high price tag. I mean in 1984 paying $24.99 for Optimus Prime was high for me as a kid. And with Unicron being a Generation 1 release character, I believe he deserves a awesome box to be a talking point amongst our collections not just the Unicron figure itself. I was hoping for something on the lines of the Takara release of Primus's box from 2005.
    primus box 1.jpg primis box 2.jpg
    Would have loved to see this kind of box art in purple with grid lines with the old school Transformers logo with a Decepticon symbol and on the back all the Decepticon leaders. Or even a mixture of purple and red in the same style with the Transformers logo with Autobot and Decepticon symbols. With a scene of Unicron attacking Cybertron on the back of the box. Then showing some amazing art work of Unicron on the front with his robot mode and planet mode on the sides. Just something that makes me feel like I am getting what I am spending my money on. As for me the box is just as important as the figure inside. I want to have that feeling of what it was like when I was a kid when I see the box just like the boxes I have for my G1 boxes figures. Seems to much like Generations Select boxes.:banghead:  Just don't want packaging to become a lost art like die cast metal parts!!!
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    KRAPICON
     
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  7. Mattymo

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    its a box. You’re buying Unicron not what he comes in to get to you and what’s gonna end up in a landfill someday.
     
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    Funniest damn thing would be they did make a big flashy box update and when Unicron comes out and he missing a feature promoted and hasbro response it “well you babies bitched about wanting a better box so something had to get cut out of the budget to give it to ya”

    Fans: how come Unicron’s eyes don’t light up? And what happened to the mini Galvatron and Rodimus?

    hasbro: you wanted a fancy box.

    fans: what’s that suppose to mean?

    Hasbro: it means be happy with what you get and throw your trash away
     
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  9. Aaron Archer

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    Amazing item, That size is WILD. Very cool of Hasbro to show these types of development images. "This is how the sausage is made"
     
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    Yeah seeing the size makes me wonder where I can put this thing. Definitely not sneaking it past the wife...
     
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    If we're gonna toss the package, let's at least recycle. I know it's not what Unicron would want, but still
     
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    The barge was cheaper because all it had to so was sit there. It didn't have to be engineered to transform or anything like that, so the comparison between the two is pretty poor. Also we've known since the campaign was going that it wouldn't be a fancy box.
     
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    I loved reading through the update yesterday. Informative enough and funny.

    I couldn't give two shits about the box. Sure something like the barge would be nice but the box is going to have to be broken down and thrown into storage somewhere anyway so its not like I'd have anywhere to display a piece of carboard that massive.
     
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    Ahh. Cat lover eh? ;) 
     
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    Funniest thing would be them making a flashy box, and nothing happens.
     
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  16. Matty

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    For sure, but this sort of innocent update to a massive project is the appealing part. It makes it feel normal, you know.
     
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    This. Its a fun little thing that also puts a smile in the face of the harsh reality the whole world is facing now..
     
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    It is the shipping box. There most likely will be a "pretty box" inside the shipping box. The shipping box will take the abuse so the "pretty box" stays pretty. They usually go a step further with crowd funded projects as a thank you for putting our faith in them to produce a badass thing. The standard production run, if they do one, will be a simplified box and most likely not as many, if any extra accessories; they are rewarding the crowd funders for the faith put in them. Plus it would diminish the impact of the crowd funded figures by including the special stuff in the regular release. The next update in few months should have some hint at the box art I would think.
     
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    I was just about to say this. Comparing this thing to the sail barge isn't a fair comparison. That toy is almost all panels that clip together and has no need to make it transform from one thing to another. Well, I guess it transforms from a bunch of parts into a sail barge, but that's beside the point. I wonder if the storyline was dictated by whether or not this hit the crowdfunding mark? That would be interesting to know...
     
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    I'm a misb box l collector. I absolutely find the box an important part of the genre and lore.

    Hopefully there will be some better box art or just art.
     
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