Haslab Unicron

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

  1. Monari

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    It's attached with two screws, although you may also need to slide a pin out, I'll take a look later.

    Did they explicitly say that that was the final product? I don't recall. Most people assumed it was a test shot, I know I did. Who would have thought the final sample would have been done 7 months ago?

    Actually, the cap may not be a bad idea, it would have to be pretty thin, maybe out of silicone or something, but I think it could work.

    I'm still really annoyed with Hasbro's response. I think i'm going to start buying a lot more 3rd party products now out of spite.
     
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    I give you props man. Not many would have the guts to disassemble their brand new and every expensive collectible this fast after just receiving it.

    Thanks for helping clear the air a bit.
     
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    I think ToyHax/Reprolabels & 12 orange triangles is going to be the best most of us do. It will be like a $75 set with all sorts of options and those 12 stickers will be the only ones we apply
     
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    As I’ve posted a few pages ago, Hasbro has been known to produce large complex replacement parts when they needed to. The example was the Big AT-ET from Star Wars that had a bad joint from the factory, so they made 4 new replacement legs for anyone who wanted a set from Customer Service. Those legs were articulated and way more parts than the mouth plate here. It can happen, we just need to let them know we really want it. Email them.


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    no, i really am not as i could care less about the maw. im fixing it on my own. but i do feel like they are a coming.
    thanks and you are the man. i can't wait till i have this in hand. hopefully the 3p stores here in the states get them soon.

    3d printed orange gears would be a good option i completely forgot about those.
     
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    That would get thrown out in about 0.2 seconds.
     
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    I think you might think I was being mean? I didn’t intend to offend.

    and MP bumblebee 2.0 is fantastic. Really cleans up nicely for such a tiny little bot :) 
     
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    The big difference here is that the blue plate still functions as it should and is structurally sound. The legs they offered corrected a functional deficiency that affected the value of the figure.
    The color of the ring was shown in August, and even though some people may dislike it, it still works as intended and HasTak shouldn't be expected to fix something that isn't broken.
     
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    I've sent an email to TCP on the estimated release date for Unicron.
     
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    Would you kindly, keep me posted?
     
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    Perhaps this piece could not hold up to paint, that's a valid argument.

    But for close to $600, someone at the big toy company needed to be able to forsee that and mold that piece in orange. End of story.

    There are no excuses when they totally control everything about this. The product is on them. They need to be accountable, or they need to suffer the consequences. Have at it.

    They were not upfront or transparent about this change in any way. It just was. And as we see now, it's obvious why they weren't. They knew it was bad. But they have profits to maintain at your expense. The wealth transfers from you to the shareholders whether you get what you paid for or not.
     
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    Are you ok with an Optimus Prime head that works but was left green instead of the expected blue and silver? How about after you paid $600 for it?
     
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    Thank you! I’ve been wondering about this. Waiting on this and the Xtransbots Monolith trailer from TCP.
     
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    I own Hasbro stock, here is a recent story if it gives anyone insight on why they maybe cutting corners:


    Hasbro not having much fun today after warning about rising freight costs
    1:37 PM ET 2/8/21 | Briefing.com
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    Hasbro (HAS), which markets games and toys under brands such as Nerf, Play-Doh, and Monopoly, reported 4Q20 results that exceeded EPS and revenue consensus estimates. During the pandemic, demand for games strengthened as households focused more on at-home entertainment options. Additionally, the holiday shopping season was solid for many retailers, especially for those with a strong eCommerce presence. According to the National Retail Federation, online sales during the holiday shopping season grew by 24% yr/yr.

    The favorable environment helped boost revenue in HAS's total gaming category higher by 27% to $561.2 mln, driven by notable strength in the Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering games. Healthy sales growth for Nerf products provided an addition lift to the company's franchise brands segment.

    Another item that stands out from HAS's report is the recovery in its struggling eOne business, which has been badly hamstrung by the pandemic. This business generates revenue from producing live-action entertainment around its Peppa Pig and PJ Masks franchises. Acquired in August 2019 for $4 bln, the addition of eOne has not worked out the way HAS envisioned. With COVID-19 shutting down many theaters across the country, eOne suffered a 29% dive in revenue over the first nine months of FY20.

    Although live-action productions were very limited for most of 2020, HAS continued scripting content for films and entertainment opportunities throughout the year. This enabled HAS to capitalize on the gradual return of live-action production in late Q3 and into Q4, resulting in a 10% yr/yr jump in revenue for the eOne segment.

    These highlights, though, are being overshadowed by a few challenges that HAS encountered during the quarter, as well as come cautious commentary regarding 1Q21.

    For instance, Partner Brands revenue declined by 14% to $349.6 mln. The drop reflects a very difficult yr/yr comparison in Frozen toys due to the theatrical release of Frozen 2 on November 22, 2019. To put this impact into perspective, during the earnings conference call, CEO Brian Goldner stated that the company's point-of-sale grew by 4% in Q4 if Frozen is excluded from the data.

    The more pressing concern, however, relates to the company's comments about shipping constraints and port congestion. CFO Deborah Thomas commented that the company is closely monitoring the freight situation and that it has met demand despite these issues. The bad news is that the cost of managing freight is rising and that costs don't appear to be easing over the near-term.

    Furthermore, Thomas took a somewhat cautious approach to the company's outlook, adding, "... it's important to recognize that we continue to operate through a pandemic, where things are at times unpredictable and don't develop as we expect."

    A cross-current of positive market trends for toys and games, pandemic-related headwinds, and intense competition from companies like Mattel (MAT) - which reports earnings tomorrow afternoon - produced mixed results across HAS's portfolio. The gradual return of live-action production should provide a lift over the coming quarters, helping to negate some of the logistics-related pressures.
     
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    I wonder if it's an issue with color matching. I would've worried about chipping if the maw was painted, but I think that an orange maw, but with that square of plastic being just ever so slightly off shade from the rest of the planet would've bothered me more. It's a lose-lose to me.
     
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    We ALL know Hasbro F*ked up here. No need to defend it. Those of you who backed it and are ok with that: congratulations, and I’m glad you’re happy. Those of you who backed it and are unhappy about the way it turned out: be a loud as you want to be. I’ve paid for that right!!!

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    This is exactly what I was thinking too, especially the price.
     
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