Haslab Unicron

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

  1. onnsake

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    Japan already sells life size anime figures for $20,000.
     
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  2. G.B. Blackrock

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  3. bearytrek

    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1

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    i think the paint on the chin is a good compromise between the pointed and non-pointed look
     
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  4. PlanckEpoch

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    I mean...I don't know what you're trying to argue for? You seem...VERY upset at the thought that Hasbro would try something like Unicron. Who cares? If it fails it fails. It isn't like we might not get a Unicron. We might just get a less impressive and scaled down one, but Unicron nevertheless. If it succeeds then people who backed it can pat themselves on the back for allowing something like this to succeed. I'm talking about "companies are here to make money" because I'm just keeping it real here. Hasbro's job is to push out a product that I want to buy and thus far they've been doing that. They don't actually owe me anything and I am not forced to spend money on them, but I do because they currently cater to what I want.
     
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  5. NTPrime

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    During his spin-around we can get a bit of an angled look at his back under the backpack and it does NOT appear to be detailed back there. It looks instead like there's a bit of plastic there to latch it all in. So folks hoping to remove a couple of pins and remove the backpack will probably be disappointed with what they are left with.

    I do not count myself among them and am perfectly fine with the backpack as is and will still be backing it later in the month after my next paycheck. But for those who care, there it is.

    (Pic attached isn't great but honestly watching the video gives a much better look when it's in motion. [@ 1:23])
     

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  6. octobotimus

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  7. Kenchanayoh

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    Yea, they aren\'t gonna make that goal.
     
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  8. CannibalChow

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    People said the same thing about the Sail Barge but um...it got funded.
     
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  9. setsuna

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    If this is to be almost $1000, it needs at the very least clear red plastic for his abs!

    LEDs are cheap as well and his planet mouth and robot eyes could use the lights!

    If MP dinobot has LED eyes y cant Unicron who is more than double his price?
     
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  10. XIII

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    Nope. No one is charged a thing if it doesn't get funded

    There is a 24 hr hold for the amount but that is it. No charges.

    Correct :) 
     
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  11. SouthtownKid

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    It's hilarious that you think you're making a point.

    I mean... no shit? There's nobody here that doesn't already know this.
     
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  12. Astrotrain52

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    Hopefully a rock solid G1 Galvatron figure for the first time...ever...
     
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  13. tigatron2002

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    no worries, itll still count towards the total orders before all is said and done and my vehicle is safe to drive once again :) 
     
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    But those belong to Galvatron...
     
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  16. weevil

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    His mouth and LED are cheap.
     
  17. Masterpiecefan

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    Do the order numbers actually increase showing how many have been ordered like with some other limited items or are they random? I ordered one last week and my order number was 201891 But the count was already over 2000.
     
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  18. Trunkkey

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    The order number probably reflects ALL orders on hasbro pulse.
     
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  19. ProtectronPrime

    ProtectronPrime Subjectively Objective

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    It's perfectly plausible that we get nothing at all. Everyone seems to think that just because we have a resin model or a prototype that HasTak has somehow wasted money and/or the fact that these things exist mean a Unicron toy is an inevitability.

    However, the history of the Transformers toyline shows that HasTak has made at least two aborted attempts at a Unicron that made it to prototype phase and then nothing. While this might be a public egg on its face if it doesn't get funded, I don't think HasTak is going to consider this some kind of horrifying debacle from which it will never recover. If there aren't 8000 North American purchasers, then I guess there's not enough people buying it for the complaining to really mean anything.

    For those that are howling about it being stupid that Hasbro isn't opening up the crowd fund to everything up to and including Alpha Centauri in order to reach the goal - remember, distribution is also a cost factor that they have to account for. HasTak wants to make money, which is something it'll make less of and make whatever profit margin they've set untenable. If half the funders are US based, and the other half include every other place in the world, including Outer Bumfrickastan, Atlantis and the South Pole, whatever profits that are made on the places where it's easy to send stuff is going to get eaten by the places where it's impossible to send things. This is a controlled effort in producing AND shipping a very large, fragile consumer luxury good, not a mass production of Beanie Babies that can easily survive being dropped off of the back of a truck.

    That may not sway some people, but passions aside, let's try and use logic here. I'm not saying companies don't make stupid decisions, but I don't think they'd spend all this time trying to put this thing out for sale and engaging in an ad campaign without having crunched the numbers through a financial analyst and/or an accountant. This isn't 1980's Movie Megacorp, Inc. where some old fart is deluded by a razzle dazzle marketing campaign pitch to the point where he presses the "Release Giant Toy" button. This is a calculated event, designed to succeed in some fashion, even if it's just testing the waters to see where the upper limit is for Transformers collectors in the United States.
     
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  20. G.B. Blackrock

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    *sigh*

    No.

    No.

    No.

    8000 WORLDWIDE. It's just that all those other sites around the world will eventually have to place their orders through HasLab. This has been stated repeatedly, with plenty of evidence, and yet this misinformation continues.

    STOP IT!
     
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