Haslab Unicron

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

  1. Paco Grande

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    @HolyCulture sold his immediately. So yes regrets have happened for sure. I almost sold mine over the maw colour but overall it's really awesome and I'm glad I have it. But I am still trying to decide on whether or not to fix the maw and how to do it. It will be a pain to fix it.
     
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    Mr H Old bot from Iacon...

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    As recommended by others here I transformed him this morning just to make sure there were no issues. The only issue is that I'm out of shape, this guy made me break a sweat :eek: 

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  3. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

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    Just to clarify it wasn’t a regret. I luckily have the money to support a company I love. For that reason alone. I was pretty sure I was going to hate this toy with the silver paint and all the greebles, and the massive massive calves. If I HAD TO keep it: fine. Luckily some local dude wanted to pay 3x what I paid without me even listing it. I just posted pics on Twitter and I was contacted out of the blue. Lucky me. Fuck Haslab Unicron :p 


    I’m still happy I participated in the event though. :)  and I think they did a great job on this toy! Sincerely. But in my personal collection it’s not worth 50 bucks. With just some minor changes I’d pay a grand for an official Toon Unicron of that size. The rings would need to be revamped and the shell of the planet would need to be hidden better. Anyways. Glad the general sentiment is positive is this figure.
     
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  4. Paco Grande

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    Sorry I dragged you into this thread.
     
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  5. geekatron prime

    geekatron prime Master of the Kerfuffle

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    I'm happy I have him. No remorse at all. I look at him in passing and I'm still amazed that they did it. The kibble doesn't bother me at all, just adds to his immense-ness.
    Thinking of surrounding Unicron with all my different versions of the Armada ones as his minions.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    They posted the same in Cell thread, where there's currently a slanging match ongoing. Apparently someone likes to watch the world burn...
     
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    I'll support your holy war no matter which way you end up going ;) 
     
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  8. Primus00

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    Thanks for the tip
     
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    octobotimus Please, do tell me how much I hate things

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    This is highly dubious!
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    I think there’s some over speculation because a lot of people bought two. I know a few people selling locally but their price is more then my rent.
     
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  11. Happysmp

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    I should have bought two as well but there's no where in my house I could display the planet mode :)  it would've sat in the box for a rainy day.
     
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    AMAZING!!!

    This thread is out of control so I'm not going to remember but were you the guy that cut out the ab section? Is your custom ab piece plug and play (you put it on top of the 8 pack)? Great thought on getting a second set and piecing it all together. You dekibbled Unicron looks great. Did you set up the kibble as a planet on it's own with the original rings?
     
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    Thank you!! Yes, I'm the one that cut out the ab section; unfortunately the ab piece is not plug and play. Collector Crafts can make additional replicas of the ab piece since he still has the mold for it. However to install, it will require you to take a dremel / knife to your Unicron and cut out the abs yourself to swap it.

    Yes, I went for the 2-in-1 hack. I also started messing around a little with the Studio Oz Cybertron which I also own. Check it out:

    EDIT: I also worked on the planet mode a bit more, filling in all 12 mandibles of the maw with Apoxie and painting it so they're solid, rather than hollow. (I used Montana Gold / Golden Yellow Spray Paint for the color)


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    Which spray did you use to spray the maw to such good color match?
     
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    I still can't get over how badly Zeta screwed up the face sculpt. Unicron ain't no biker viking.
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the tip. I was watching YouTube last night and came across this guy for the led eyes. It's a bit more involved but since you obviously don't mind cutting into unicron thought you'd appreciate it.

     
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  18. eVac Z

    eVac Z Cybertron and all of its figures belong to ME!

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    Yeah,

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    Yeah.

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    Paid scalper prices but whatever, I love this thing. :confused2 
     
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  19. Sweep

    Sweep worse then vehicon drones

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    Anybody still waiting? I bought from an ebay seller and haven't heard squat about it.
     
  20. Paco Grande

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    Amazing work as usual! Would you mind telling us how you painted the planet mouth area and what paint you used? Colour etc.? LEK on YouTube has a great tutorial video on how to take it apart and reassemble but he didn’t paint the gears and he did not say which paint was used. Thank you in advance!
     
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