Haslab Unicron

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  1. harrisongibb

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    If I didn’t have a garage I’d have to trash it. It may be possible to sell it on eBay—- I sold the box for the D&D Colossal Red Dragon a few years ago for $50.
     
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    Hah, I have an unfinished attic I store my TF boxes in, but the entrance in my ceiling might actually be too narrow to fit the Unicron box
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    I took the innards out, collapsed the box, took it up in stages, then opened the box out again and refilled it. No issues at all doing it that way :) 
     
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    Thanks @VE Telus , this is just what I needed. Never used treatstock.com before but I'll give them a try.
     
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    I just don't know yet. The huge box is sitting in the corner of the living room, staring at me. I go back and forth between just selling it or trying to mount it in planet mode, from the ceiling in my Workshop, next to my Cybertron sculpt from Bot-Sculptor.
    It would look pretty cool, and honestly, the hassle of selling the first one makes me kind of want to just keep this. But then I think about how my luck usually runs and imagine me hanging an $800, 8kg, limited edition figure from the ceiling, and all the ways that can go horribly wrong... I'll have to think about it some more.
    No idea, I haven't heard anything more from them, they never mentioned anything about returning it and I imagine they would normally advise me of that before sending me the new one. I haven't opened the shipping box yet to see if there's a return label. It would need to be a COD or Postage Paid docket, because the cost of shipping this, even locally, is huge. You've got me thinking now, so I'll open the shipping box this weekend and take a look to see if there's anything inside it. If I do find a shipping label I'll reach out to them and find out what they want me to do.
     
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    All a sudden everyone is going to have a defect with their unicrons lol.
     
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    From what I've heard, there are no more replacement units available (as of today). There are limited replacement parts though.
     
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    Hopefully mine is good to go then, I finally shipped my pol today so crossing fingers no defects.
     
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    From what site is out of replacement units? I still need to transform mine into bot mode, planet mode looks so nice already.
     
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    man waiting this long to transform him is a little bit crazy. im sure it will be fine but it is something i did asap.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Yeah, after a couple of people started suggesting it'll soon be too late, I did mine last week (3 weeks or so after delivery?). Fortunately, nothing was amiss
     
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    If this is true, maybe they will just replace my defective part and not ask me to ship the whole thing back again.
     
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    Depends on what the defective part is
    Of its a bagged item they will send it tonyou but if its on unicron itself they want the whole figure back
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Unless you're in Australia apparently :lol 
     
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    I'm eager to see if Hasbro will reach out to that guy or if he finds a return shipping label in that box. Either way, great luck for the guy to get a new figure in its entirety. When I spoke with Hasbro global they said their stock shows zero units for replacement figures but they still have some parts. All parts were identified by number only and they weren't able to provide descriptions. That said, I would imagine if it came in one of the multiple bags (A, B, ...) then you might be in luck if you find you have a bad part and can document it.
     
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    Finally decided to transform mine back to planet mode today … surprisingly wasn’t as bad as I was fearing… I’m used to shell formers needing precision with how the legs, etc fold up and I just knew it would suck but it went smoothly!

    That said, he’ll probably live this way for a while :lol 

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    The Haslab Unicron is using some unusually solid plastic for the built that we don't usually see in many other fragile transformers toys. You can put ton of forces to it without worries. In fact, without sufficient force, you will not be able to move it or even transform it properly.
     
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    as mentioned by others, the only part that seems a bit iffy are the shoulder joints, and I prefer to rotate them while still attached
     
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    To be honest I'm really shocked that ToyHax even bothered with Unicron since the overall number of units is so low to begin with and most people seem to be happy the way it is. It gives me hope that just maybe a third party will bother to make a decent veneer part to clip over the top. Yes, I'm aware of the option currently available but I'm not a fan of the 3D printed version. It has too many flaws in the surface because of the printing process and I'm super picky. I would only use a molded part. I actually considered having a local machine shop cut one for me out of solid plastic but that would be pretty expensive and not worth it.

    Anyway, it's good that people have options but I really don't like stickers and in my opinion ToyHax ruined these with all that extra detail. Simple, flat coloured stickers would have been more appealing to me. Maybe with some minimal, subtle detail lines that mimic the existing maw parts. I do like what they did with the silver chomper parts, except for those odd black lines they added. That alone is tempting me to buy the set.
     
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