Haslab Unicron

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

  1. octobotimus

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    Collector wise, I’d say they are fairly similar so I wouldn’t really say it’s because there is a larger fan base. It’s certainly more popular, but large money spending collector wise, not really. It really is mostly that it’s significantly lower in price so people are more willing to splurge on it.
     
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    I think the obvious explanation aside from price is the troop-building aspect - sounds insane but I’ve heard many alluding to such
     
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    I find it interesting that Unicron ended up with 50% more copies than the minimum required, and the Sentinel's last stretch goal also requires 50% more backers. It might be a coincidence, but maybe Unicron's numbers helped tailoring this new campaign.
    Another thing I'm curious about is, given the incredible pace of this project, Hasbro will get the message that $300-400 is do!e sort of sweet spot and they'll go for something smaller and cheaper than Unicron for their next Transformers Haslab project (assuming there will be one).
     
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    Sail barge also had the dubious honor of going first. It was many people’s first crowdsourced product, also was Hasbro’s first dip into crowdsourcing, and was a product that people talked about, but not a “necessity”. Skipping Cookie Monster, the other two Haslabs are fundamental characters to their brand. Unicron changed the scale of transformers from a single planet’s civil war to a universal battle between good and evil. The Sentinels were government-funded persecution of mutants. They were more terrifying than Magneto or Juggernaut.
     
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    I could see it. Also much more likely these will be in high demand later as they're in scale with a long running line (while Unicron is big, but not in a given scale).

    So there could be a ton of legs for a secondary market on Sentinel.
     
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    Yeah if I was an ML collector I'd probably be in for at least two Sentinels, maybe push it to three. I know some people collect multiple TFs to display one in each mode, but I'd say troop-builders out-number them.
     
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    That and marvel figures majority are only 20 bucks a pop, unlike TF with the variety that it has on it's different classes... :) 
     
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    Still regret not getting on this o_O 
     
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    Wow this was fast. Then again, Unicron was 600$ and needed 2000 more backers by default. But this also shows Marvel fans are far more numerous than us. Also given how Sentinels are usually deployed in troops, I bet many fans ordered two or more.
    I do find it odd how few pics or making of stuff they shared. Maybe that comes later.

    True, they have it easy - apart from having to buy full waves for the Build-a-figure.
    But then again, most franchises have main characters who are humans or humanoids and of that size, so their toys are the same size too.


    When was Unicron 700$? Even with the added tax he was just 600$.

    It also doesn’t have to transform to a giant death planet... and is smaller.
     
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    While a little higher than $600 very much less than $700, agreed.
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    One thing I'll say about Sentinel: The advance discussion of backer tiers at certain numbers is likely a new idea.

    They *kinda* did that with Unicron. Dropping updates to sweeten the pot. But it was sorta slapshot.

    Having a clear goal each step may have been a take away. Though something like Sentinel lends itself better to that than Unicron did.
     
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    Kickstarters have been doing that for YEARS.

    Though they usually reveal the first set of tiers all at once. Not this one at a time nonsense. We're already a quarter through the next tier. If Hasbro doesn't get moving, they may reveal what the 8,000 backer 'incentive' is after it's already reached 8,000 backers.
     
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    If anyone wants to sell theirs lmk
     
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    This isn't the same as a Kickstarter, though. You either buy the end product or you don't. There's no "donation tiers" so there's no incentive to pitch in even if you don't want the final product.
     
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    No intention to “cape,” but aren’t Sentinels glorified drone pieces, no matter the size?? Unicron (for me at least) is a grail figure par excellence, this seems like apples to oranges on steroids but maybe I’m mistaken in some of my initial assumptions
     
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    The bigger deal is it's a Sentinel scale to the Marvel Legends series.

    Like, both Marvel and TF have had figures of Sentinel/Unicron, but never to this extent.
     
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    wouldn’t Apocalypse define/wreck their scale by definition? And to think we in TF-land bitch about scale and such :) 
     
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    Thought about that, but then thought about Hot Toys. If Marvel fans want to get deep, they are as F'd (if not more so) as we are.
     
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    Yeah but Marvel has pretty set restrictions on character appearance.
    Sentinels are always to be a good 3 floors tall and fit standard height people like wolverine in their hand. The biggest figure of a Sentinel produced was the one they show the new one compared to it.
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    I'd say they deserve the in-scale Sentinel but for us TF Fans it's half a figure since it doesn't transform lol.
    ;-)
     
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    I’m going to admit that this is super petty, but who else is glad that the Haslab Unicron is taller than the Haslab Sentinel? :p 
     
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