Haslab Unicron

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

  1. Cykill 1

    Cykill 1 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure why everyone is up in arms about the packaging.  Remember Hasbro put out a couple of months ago that they are going green and they are either doing away with all or most of the plastic parts of the packaging.  You might be looking at more plain cardboard boxes for Hasbro figures in the near future.  
     
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  2. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    I have a lot of figures already that cost a lot less than $600 to use as playsets. I'd work something in if it were geared at kids, but I don't really see the point on a higher pricepoint item geared at the adult collector market. To each their own at the end of the day.
     
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  3. octobotimus

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    And people didn’t like that. Just because a stupid thing was announced doesn’t all of a sudden make it acceptable. I mean look at Sony, someone leaked the plot of their upcoming game and people aren’t happy with it at all. Upon release, that won’t change just because it was leaked earlier, people will still be mad about a shitty decision.
     
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  4. Paco Grande

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    Not sure why any of these gray prototype pics are news worthy. They’re all from December. The base mode concept showing Unicron’s brain etc. was shown and discussed way back in this post from Dec. 12th:

    Haslab Unicron
     
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  5. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel > Cat Flu

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    Is the figure intact? Because the box is just a massive block in the way and a means of sending my figure to me safely.

    Now, if you're a MISB collector, well, this was probably the wrong figure to collect in the first place. But if you want to buy my box and pretend it has a Unicron still in it, I'll sell you mine for $200. You know, because it's part of the experience.

    Anyway, as has been mentioned, the campaign mentions packaging like any of the selects. Much like any other detail no one read about this campaign, if you expected otherwise, well, that's on you.
     
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  6. Emperor Zarak

    Emperor Zarak Decepticon Emperor

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    All I ever wanted was a G1 Unicron, a fitting toy for him. Yes, there can be gripey nitpicks like the kibble and the maw potentially among other things. And we have also seen some very dark black magic done like Dragoon and Challenger, but I'm VERY excited for a official unicron, one tall enough to be fitting for chug. Don't get me wrong, it probably could be better, but human error will always be a thing and perfection often elusive, so long as I can get a cool display of him going and have fun with him along with some funny pics, I'm satisfied with what I'll be getting.
     
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  7. happy

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    I like it, I bought it, I wish it was bigger.
     
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  8. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Well-Known Member

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    Wow, he could easily gobble up Cybertron Primus. :) 
     
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  9. octobotimus

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    10 minutes in a box editor looks better than their selects packaging....
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    (should I continue on making an actual box for it? If Hasbro won't I might as well)
     
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  10. andyjames2010

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    The figure looks great from the front, but that transformation is hideous. There's literally a part of the sequence where his shell his hanging off him in strips and all I can think is it looks like a half-peeled egg.
     
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  11. Wyldmaxx

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    Thank the lords of Kobol that I bought two.
     
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  12. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

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    Nice, so glad I got this locked in!
     
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    I don't think there's any dispute that they could've made a ''nice'' box. Personally, I'm glad not to pay extra for packaging, considering it's not a ''vintage'' type figure.
     
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  14. octobotimus

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    Looking at the current cost in the box editor, ordering the same amount as were funded would be about $13.50 per box. This means with Hasbro's extra funds you really wouldn't need to pay extra at all if they had a nice box. Its actually pretty cheap when you factor in the grand total of unicrons sold and that Hasbro is a large company.
     
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  15. pokemonsdoom

    pokemonsdoom Cultist of Unicron.

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    Don't care what box he comes in. I just want unicron.
     
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  16. PlanckEpoch

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    This is me here. Couldn't care less about the box. I paid for Unicron, not a box that's just going to go into a closet until I clean it out or the day I die.
     
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  17. C16

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    They're still much wider than the figure has.
     
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  18. Chris Bot

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    They can eff right off with that "City Mode". That thing looks vulgar, what with his legs splayed open with a big phallic ramp between them as if to say, "Come into me". Gross.
     
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  19. Jeddostotle7

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    It is just concept art, and that mode was cut from the figure (although I'm sure fans will find a fanmode that's close).
     
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  20. Delta Beam Dale

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    Guess they did eff right off with it then, huh? But you may have some probs if the base mode makes your mind go there with such adversity

     
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