Haslab Unicron

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

  1. RSZ

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    It is
     
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  2. dustbuster

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    Who likes to archive things. Because, as soon as Hasbro's lawyers get wind of this, any evidence that they said they were going to make the colors more accurate is going to quietly disappear from their websites and social media.
     
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  3. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    Seems he will come with hole-fillers for the arm's screw holes?
    To quote Ghost Stories' awesome dub...


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    LOL Unicron meets Grumpy Cat?
    "For a time, I considered sparing your miserable little cat, but now, you shall witness... its dismemberment!"
     
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  4. Monari

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    No, it's really not.
     
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  5. RSZ

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    Yes it really is :rolleyes: 
     
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    Should be. They haven't shipped it to me yet.
     
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    Oh god just give it up already. So tiresome.
     
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  8. mx-01 archon

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    Hasbro hasn't shipped any of these out themselves. All the ones currently out now are coming out of Asia.
     
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    Sorry im a bit behind but are the hands and fingers painted silver ?
     
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    WyldeBill Yeeee Hawww!

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    Sure glad those a-holes are off the air. Back when science died on the Discovery Channel.
     
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    LMAO

    well put sir/madam. *bows*
     
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    So, the scans of the instructions may tell the tale of intent:
    Transformers War for Cybertron- HasLab Unicron Instruction Manual (18)__scaled_800.jpg
    The picture shows a slate colored inner surface. But I am pretty sure that is one solid piece. It seems likely they had to make a choice.

    They could paint orange or blue or not at all. And, likely the piece wasn't alone in the mold and everything else on the mold was blue.
     
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  13. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    But they created masking pieces to spray. They could easily have done that. Assuming painting is suitable, of course, for wear and tear implications.
     
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    You say that, but maybe that doesn't account for tolerances and paint wear.

    Just guessing, they made the choice to cast in blue, tried painting the other surfaces in orange. Found that the mechanisms either became hard to move or created wear marks in the orange paint.

    I can tell you that my plan, should I paint anything, is to paint only the outer surface, what is visible with the teeth closed orange. That it something that will help without creating wear points. It's true Hasbro could have made a masking to do the same but there's one reason perhaps that they didn't that I can think of. Time.

    Creating those tools would have taken time they may not have had between a lapse on production due to Covid shut downs and a scheduled February ship out.

    A second would be money. To rush those tools getting made would cost money the project didn't have to spend.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    That's what I meant with the last sentence.

    Seems odd though, that if they wanted that small aesthetic change to the original deco, and found it didn't work, that they would then go a step further and change the whole piece and in turn dramatically change the deco.

    I'd have thought such an outcome would lead to a decision of "oh well, that idea can't work, we will have to leave it yellow like we showed off to backers", not "damn, I really want the blue centre that nobody knows about, let's change the whole thing despite it being part of the focal point of the figure and that's been part of the marketing campaign throughout".
     
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    Yeah, that is what I suspect in my last (?) post - it was a mold constraint, just like earthrise Optimus’ (grey hands).

    Eventually Hasbro just opt to paint them blue.
     
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    Mostly not. There are a few segments that got molded in the blue-grey instead, so those got painted over in silver to sort of match the rest of the hand.
     
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    Well, if anyone despises the paint job enough to want to sell it at cost, I would be interested (though understandable if not since flipper prices are surely tempting.)

    The one thing that is true for everything is that no matter how much you pay, no matter the brand, no matter where it’s made, QC issues or “cut corners” will always exist. Transformers are an especially large offender of this, and even the giant rectum planet himself here can’t escape from that. IMO I still believe his transformation, from what I’ve seen, cut a lot of corners as well, but that one is subjective. I would have liked a happy medium between this and Zetacron
     
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  19. Fenrys

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    I thought the numbers from Asia were included in the final total? Who claimed that they weren't? All orders of this guy ultimately had to go through Haslab.
     
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  20. Shattered Trousers

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    All the Australian orders taken by EB Games and Zing (two divisions of the same company) were compiled by Hasbro Australia and submitted toward the end of the funding period. Australia's orders contributed to the final count.

    I figured the case would be the same for Takara Tomy representing Japan, for Kapow Toys representing the United Kingdom and for all the large retailers placing bulk orders.

    I have yet to see anything to suggest that any orders were added once the funding window closed.

    ~L~
     
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