Haslab Unicron

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

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  1. Moos Crew

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    At least my Haslab’s planet mode will still look good..mostly.

    Well glad I got Zeta, I’ll keep him in bot mode.
     
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  2. Qabiri

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    I don’t know what to think of the hands yet. Looked fine in this picture

    [​IMG]
     
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    That’s what confuses me. The thumbs look silver here....

    Which means if they are, they easily could have done the other fingers.
     
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    No I'm being entirely honest, I have someone who is wanting to get one and seeing as you hate it so much, why keep it?
    Is that not a valid enquiry?
    Why keep it when you can sell it to someone who actually would enjoy it. :) 
     
  5. Jesse guerra

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    It was free shipping but I wanted it faster so I paid the additional money for priority
     
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  6. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde ‎ ファイヤーコンボイ

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    I'm disappointed about all the missing paint apps for the ones who spent so much money on this guy. :/ While sure you could say they're easy enough to add yourself, you shouldn't have to.

    For the money they got he shouldn't look this shabby. He's almost as (if not moreso in some instances) expensive as that god-tier Unicron lamp / statue that was made not too long ago and in comparison this figure really suffers.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Venomus Rodimus

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    (Jumps in)
    And Unicron's wings looking ORANGEEERRR!
    (Jumps out)
     
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    Rubbing. That's all it comes down to I think. Every messed up color is a piece that is rubbed excessively and therefore not suitable for painting. The maw, the maw tooth gears, the robot mode bottom teeth which are on a spring, the fingers which all bend. At least they had the common sense to make the fingers with gray plastic. I'm honest to God surprised the fingers aren't f#$&ing blue too. Orange plastic for the maw, gray plastic for the robot mode teeth. Would that have been SO hard?

    Six. HUNDRED. Dollars. Unacceptable.
     
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  9. pokemonsdoom

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    Get back here. I like your avatar
     
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  10. General Tekno

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    Yeah, looking at the hands, I think that the bottom of the thumb is painted, but not the tip of the thumb where all the paint rubbing would be.
     
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    I completely agree.
    Also, I really can't understand why they wouldn't have used paint where necessary either, chipping or not. This isn't a retail item. This is a high dollar, once in a life time, collector's piece. As a fully functioning adult, let me be responsible for manhandling my collector's piece. If I chip my paint, that's on me.
     
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    I disagree. Despite the size, this is still a WfC figure. There's no reason to not expect it to have all the compromises of any mainline figure.

    It's gonna be a wrestling match to have to transform this thing. I don't want to also worry about chipping paint.
     
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    Considering this is mostly a Takara venture people seem to not worry about paint chipping as much now compared to say MP-44 and everything people shouted about that.
    But hey seems everyone threw caring about paint chipping out the window with this much larger and much easier to paint chip figure.
    It's funny but I'll just see if anyone changes their mind considering Takara has the final say on paint and design.
     
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    True.

    And honestly I kinda prefer THIS debate to being upset about how MPs have TOO much paint on them these days. Eg, there's parts on Lio Convoy where the problem isn't paint chipping so much as it is that red paint bleeds onto white paint, even when the two are dry.
     
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  15. ArkinDotWav

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    Yeah, I'll admit that is a bit of a weird mix of priorities. I think the main issue is that the upper teeth are a different color, and once you notice a small but significant mistake like that it's impossible to ignore. Like I said it could look fine if both sets of teeth were blue.

    I'm still not gonna regret getting him, but it does bite pretty hard to me.
     
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    After seeing how it’s put together and how it’s basically being hand painted and sprayed painted and the fact it’s looks like it will break right out the box was so glad I didn’t waste my money on it
     
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    Umm legit question here I'm genuinely curious.
    How else would it be painted?
     
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    Nonono, if you feed the troll it’s hard to get rid of them.
     
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    I also think the maw color is wrong but can see myself getting accustomed to it. The contrast does make it more interesting.

    But those bottom teeth: there is no place in this galaxy where those look good. BLUE teeth. That match the other unpainted blue plastic. On a focal point of the figure. It's like they hung a sign around his neck labeled "Look at how cheap I am!"

    Is this how Hasbro gets back at us for not funding the project by the original deadline?
     
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  20. lilcarus

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    it looks like the bottom teeth have also changed shape as well. they dont look as sharp and flat as the top set.

    either way i will be painting them silver. if you are worried about paint being scratched off or rubbing on them. just hit the opposite side of the mouth with a quick file and problem solved. it should only need the smallest amount of clearance to make everything kosher.
     
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