Haslab Unicron

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

  1. NTPrime

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    Fewer screw holes, fewer hollow points on the tips of the spikes, fewer exposed joints where the rotations happen, etc. etc.
     
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  2. geekatron prime

    geekatron prime Master of the Kerfuffle

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    My tracking finally updated from way early this morning. He's in my state(ny) now. Hopefully he's out for delivery tomorrow.
     
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    They did tell me and another user here that we’d know approx 10 days before Unicron arrived at the warehouse (so we would have sufficient time to pay).

    That said, 10 days pre-arrival to WI is still a significant stretch. If we haven’t even gotten that alert yet, my hunch is Unicron is either in Asian or crossing the sea as we speak. Hopefully the latter, as global shipping is about to be disrupted even worse than it was before.
     
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    it’s an interesting phenomenon to see how fast opinions change when people have this guy in hand. I think many assumed Bobby would prefer Cell. He certainly wasn’t high on Haslab after the reveals and during the campaign. But he basically gave up on Cell during transformation (“i can’t get this thing out of my house fast enough”). I believe PrimevsPrime also said he regretted his Haslab Unicron purchase during his Cell review but then changed his tune completely during his Haslab reviews, raving about how much more fun he is to transform.

    There may be some out there, but i have yet to see any video reviews outright unhappy with this thing. Could be size, could be wanting to justify the price paid, but most seem to be really wowed by an epic and fun toy.
     
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    No-- due to my setup, I use just basic LEDs (and SMDs). But there's so much room in there you can use pretty much anything you want really.


    I apologize if someone posted this already, but in case anyone was wondering about how to get a 2nd set of rings for the 2-in-1 hack for Unicron, here's what he looks like with the recent Studio Cell (oversized) rings. I personally think he looks pretty good. $35 on ShowZ, and its pretty much plug and play. Although I did take a heat gun to mine to straighten out the middle stem on each wing slightly.

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    How about a voice chip setup?
     
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    I like the stock wings just fine, but darnit if this this doesn't look awesome too! Makes Uni a bit more movie accurate and gets rid those ugly blue rings on the wing ports too boot. Nice!

    How securely do the wings stay attached?
     
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    Oh wow, yours is in Gallup? That’s where I live and yet my order still says it’s in Phoenix despite being shipped on the 24. It was supposed to arrive today but now it just says pending.
     
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    Completely agree. And with the reveals and hype/excitement of this project, fans are rightfully thrilled to receive their Unicron. Sadly, I dont have one coming so Im missing out.

    I appreciate the mainline for what it is and have been satisfied with Hasbro releases since Titans. I dont buy much, but I appreciate what is available. Bobby never seems pleased with what is being offered. He always thinks it should be better, which I find kind of funny. In fairness, Bobby doesnt wash over Unicron’s issues, he acknowledges them quite specifically. They just dont bother him much because of Unicron’s undeniable presence. Im curious if the thrill of having Unicron will wear off over the course of the next 6 months. Will buyers still be so satisfied come the Fall, or will we see more Unicrons on the secondary market at perhaps, lower prices?
    Time will tell.

    As for Cell, there are transformation tricks and a few minor modifications that make the transformation smooth, intuitive, and fun. Bobby didnt have those tips and as a general rule, sucks at transforming figures anyway. His review of Cell didnt really surprise me.

    Personally, I continue to scan Youtube for unboxings as I am living this Unicron experience vicariously. The project is certainly a Transformers historic event, and its great to see the enjoyment others are getting from their involvement in the project.
     
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    The blue rings come off to begin with
     
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    I think he would look great with a giant scythe! It would make him look like death, accompanying the bone wing look. I think it'd look cool in clear purple plastic to look like dark energon, but clear green or red to match his eyes or abs would look sick too!

    Got my points as well! That puts me at just enough for $35 in gift cards. I was going to put it towards Kingdom Galvatron whenever he's up for pre-order, but I think I might wait to see if any upgrade kits come out for Unicron first
     
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    So I went into my Fedex tonight and changed the delivery of my Uni to ship to a fedex drop off location. Turns out most of the locations that I can choose from are all Dollar Generals. My partner thinks it's a huge mistake to have mine be sent to a place like this and is worried it could still be stolen or not cared for by the store. I've already done made the change. I'm praying everything will be just fine. My boss already agreed to let me leave early from work next Tuesday so I can go pick it up. Now I'm crossing my fingers and praying that everything turns out juuuust fiiiine. :) 
     
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    Yes, I know. Unfortunately, I don't think the attachment points look complete without them--at least in the pics I've seen. My intended solution was just to paint them. But maybe once I finally (sigh) have this guy in hand, I won't mind the look of things without them. (I already plan to remove the spike strips in robot-mode.) Or I can just give @songrobin 's idea a try. :) 

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    Funny you should mention it-- I do have a customizable voice chip & speaker combo I can set up within him. Shouldn't be too difficult... but for me I feel the voice chip gimmick kinda wears off quick though. I'll work on all the LEDs first and I'll see to getting around to the voice chip afterwards...

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    The wings are pretty loose, but there are numerous ways to tighten the grip. These just arrived today so I popped them in and took photos to share....
     
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    My unicron now says its in tempe, literally a few miles away from Phoenix and Chandler
     
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    I have no idea.i hope we both will get ours saturday
     
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    Hope paying 40 for faster shipping is worth it)
     
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    It "Departed Fedex Location" on Wednesday at 11:40am. So yeah, it's been shipped. Fedex just has no clue where it is or when it will arrive...if it arrives. Hasbro had better be keeping some extras around b/c Fedex is about the worst carrier I've ever dealt with. When I worked for a large company, the sheer volume of stuff they would lose or deliver to the wrong address was astounding. Yet we had to offer their shipping to our customers. Ugh...
     
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    Mine has predictably blown past it's projected arrival date today, however it is now in Chicago and should be delivered to me in Milwaukee tomorrow. So that's shipping from California on Tuesday, getting to Chicago on Friday, and to me on Saturday. Not so bad compared to some of you guys having yours stuck states away for several days.
     
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