Haslab Unicron

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

  1. BB Shockwave

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    I did not see this mentioned here yet, but something else is coming from HasbroLabs:
    Hasbro Pulse - Fan First Friday May 22nd Marvel Legends Live Stream Recap - The Toyark - News
    Seems my guess of the next project being Marvel related was right, though it won't be Galactus, but a giant Sentinel.
    They showed a leg next to some figures, it is HUGE. Mind you I am not an expert on how big Marvel Legends figures are as I mostly have larger Build-a-Figures, but based on that leg I'd estimate the Sentinel will be around the size of a Titan class TF.


    I disagree... I have already sold some TFs I got at the time when any new toy appearing in my country was new and I wanted it (read: Armada-Energon) and I found that I could get far more for them if I had the boxes and instructions. What was true of G1 will be true of many other lines, in due time.
    And it's not like they take up much space. I always carefully disassemble the boxes (not cut apart) and flatten them.
    This is btw, especially true of older Lego. You can put together a set from anything, often enough - but if you have the boxes and instructions, then the price often significantly increases.
     
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    Looking forward to some pics of Unicron raising that huge Sentinel aloft overhead!
     
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  3. G.B. Blackrock

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    So you're selling toys with boxes, but not the plastic inserts that keep them safe? Those don't collapse particularly well, and whenever I try to sell a toy with its package (yes, I do "speculate" from time to time. As I said, there's nothing wrong with eyeing the value of your toys and/or selling them when you don't want them anymore), I ALWAYS want to include the inserts. Without them, I wouldn't consider it to be a packaged toy. Just a loose toy with some paper....

    In any event, we can all come up with examples of toys that sell for more with packaging. But there are TONS of toys now that the franchise is decades old that it really doesn't make enough of a difference.
     
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    Apart from the fact I live in a 3 bed house, not a tiny flat, this is exactly me. Spreadsheet with all characters, various manufacturers i.e. TT and 3P, and how much I paid. In time, I'll adjust based on current worth, but for now the purchase price is sufficient.
     
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  5. Fenrys

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    The Sentinel from haslab was first announced during toyfair, though I'm not sure they mentioned it by name, anyone familiar with x-men could tell what they were teasing
     
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    I often joke with my mother that if she didn't throw away all the boxes of my old toys now I wouldn't need to work.
    Talking about Unicron, I love fancy boxes filled with useless gadgets and I think that for collector items packaging is part of the experience, so I would have loved for him to come un a luxurious box. Having said that, the pragmatic part of me is well aware that after the initial unboxing the box is going in storage (probably filled with other boxes to save space) so I'm not really disappointed by Hasbro's choice of packaging.
     
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    I try to watch this commercial at least once or twice a month because of how amazing it is.
     
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    Hasbro could offer a collectors box for an additional cost to those that want to have it as a keepsake and a plain Jane for those that just want to tear it open to get to the center of the tootsie pop.
     
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    Really? People bitched enough about the cost to back it in the first place. You seriously think people would want to pay more?
     
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    Does it matter what the box looks like as long as it's the original box it came in?
     
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    IMO, people might be willing to pay more for a collectors box if it's offered as an option.
     
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    Collector's box would be wasted money, because "true collectors" will want the shipper AND the collector's box. I know collectors who demand the shipping boxes of toys, or they don't consider it "complete". Usually it's HotToys, but I've seen it with a few other internet exclusive toys. There's no pleasing anyone in the toy collectors world. We're ALL spoiled brats. Some of us just do a better job accepting it than others still in denial. Me? I don't care what my kids do with my Transformers when I'm done. I made a list of their estimated value for insurance purposes, but if I die tomorrow, I'm not gonna care what they do with it. It's ridiculous to assume my kids will give a crap about the box condition or detail. They will probably go straight to ebay from my funeral and just put a 7 day auction for each piece. I'm fine with that. I had fun collecting them. They aren't the crown jewels.

    I rarely sell stuff with the boxes, and IF it affected the price, I don't notice, because I almost always get more than I paid for it.
     
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    It depends on the price. If they offered a collector box and a poster or small art book for $600 instead of 575 I would have bought it. For $650, not so much.
     
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    Takes me back to the Matty days of MOTUC, the shippers also helped distinguish what was an original run, and what was a re-issue for early figures. The original first few years the shippers were treated white cardboard, then went to a less treated brown cardboard. I actually threw out those early shippers... but I don't have plans to sell either.

    I'd prefer a less fancy shipper for Unicron as it will likely wind up in storage for a while.
     
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    A collectors box is a waste on me as I plan on displaying the figures and not the boxes the figures were packed in from Hasbro.
     
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    I think people love their fancy, colourful boxes when they remain blissfully ignorant of how much it actually cost them.

    Unless the box is actually part of the experience (as with the Sail Barge), I think a large majority of buyers would scoff at the extra $25-50 or whatever they'd have to pay for a bit of fancy cardboard if those costs were laid out for them transparently.
     
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    So somebody please explain: Movable teeth? Is that the same as movable mouth, or is that different? Is every tooth in his mouth rotatable or something?? XD
     
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    Teeth on the bottom jaw move down to hide when closing the mouth and can be brought back up when the jaw is open.
     
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    Best I can tell... his teeth pop up into position when you open the mouth. They are definitely separate pieces. You can see it clearly in the pic of Unicron eating little Galvatron.
     
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    So I know this is more of a radicons thing, but I'm posting it here because it's on topic.

    I'm 3d printing some incredibly small transformers to accompany the Galvatron and Rodimus coming with Unicron. These models are just the one's from the Earth Wars mobile game. A guy on DeviantArt, papercraft king, posted them. They may be low poly but they look great when printed in miniature. I just chose an arbitrary few characters to test the waters of scale with a Titan, Combiner, and regular bots of various builds. I also used a UV light to catch more detail for the camera on the white resin, so that's why the color looks like that.

    Right to left it's Metroplex, a Titan master (for size reference), Defensor, Lugnut, Starscream, his tetrajet mode, Blackarachnia, Ultra Magnus, and a second smaller Ultra Magnus that I believe to be closer in size to the slug figures we'll be getting with Unicron. For the record the tiny Magnus is printed at 1cm the larger is 1.6cm.

    Eventually I'll have the whole cast (or at least everyone in the Earth Wars game) printed to display with Unicron! I found that many of the character models need a lot of alteration to make it printable but I've got nothing but time right now anyway. Due to the limitations of that smaller size, I won't be printing to match the smaller magnus, so I don't think these will scale with the slug figures, but oh well. I'd rather see more detail on the figures than have them be that small. I hadn't planned on it initially, but now Unicron is gonna have a hell of a display! 20200529_231302.jpg 20200529_231240.jpg 20200529_231219.jpg 20200529_231127.jpg

    Edit: I realized the pictures are a little fuzzy and really don't do the prints justice. I set my phone to a higher megapixel and used a magnifying glass this time, so this is probably as good a picture I can take. But I assure you the details are pretty impressive in person for something so small
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