Haslab Unicron

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

  1. whitewolfe313

    whitewolfe313 Well-Known Member

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    Just like all the MP add on items for that "One Time"! You just take off the head to say you can and scratch that itch knowing you always can if you want but in reality never do.
     
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  2. RodimusRex

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    Read the rest of the damned post. The weight is irrelevant.
     
  3. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    The GST and PST are changed up front. These will be shipping directly from Quebec, as they did with the Sail Barge. If it was coming from the USA Hasbro would not have charged Canadian taxes.
     
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  6. JoeScibelli

    JoeScibelli That one Piranacon fanboy

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    We have successfully created the most difficult to follow thread I've seen in years
     
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  7. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    And?

    Like, this is very much NOT an MP Unicron. It's straight up marketed as fitting with the WFC/Siege toys.

    I'm cool with that.
     
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  8. JoeScibelli

    JoeScibelli That one Piranacon fanboy

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    I think he's referring to the several people earlier in the thread that were claiming this was MP.
     
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  9. octobotimus

    octobotimus Decepticon Intelligence

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    For those that want nightmares, here's a clip from the video....

    face off gif 3.gif
     
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  10. dmc2008

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    I'll definitely be one of the backers at this rate..
    I'm hoping they reveal at least one more surprise before I bite the bullet.
    I'll probably have to cancel my MP44 preorder, which is sooooo hard to do at this point.
    This really is the hardest collecting decision I've ever had to make. And August 31 is right around the corner... o_O 
     
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  11. RodimusRex

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    A typical crowdfunding campaign on a crowdfunding site is generally screwed if they don’t get 25% funded in the first two days. Some of that doesn’t apply perfectly here because I don’t think Hasbro has a huge base cruising every day looking to fund something.

    You need 25% in the first 48 hours. You can expect around 25% in the final 48, which I expect Hasbro to be closer to crowdfunding sites on. Once you hit 100%, the floodgates open.

    EBay gets traffic at the last minute because of buyer competition and buyers trying to keep the final price down/avoid competition.

    Where we’re at right now, we’re going to close at probably a bit under 6000 backers. If it spikes, retailers made up the difference.

    It may be that the present numbers fail to include international orders that count towards the total but if so, Hasbro’s dumb not to find a way to tally them because it costs them backers in the US. People are more likely to back a healthy looking project. Being 100% funded triggers a lot of orders.

    And let’s be clear: Hasbro’s acting as its own retailer here which is why I think they could sell a couple 1000 to BBTS at a markdown to get funded. Fixed costs are surely huge here but Hasbro isn’t selling these at cost plus card processing plus shipping. They can afford to sell part of this run to a retailer at a discount if it covers fixed costs.
     
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  12. bearytrek

    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1

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  13. Mugenlazlo

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    That\'s disturbing.
     
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  14. harrismonkey

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    Yeah, I'm starting to not feel as optimistic as I'd like to be.

    I've already ordered 1. I can't really afford, 2 but was tempted. If it looks like it will matter, I'll order a 2nd- but only if it looks like it will matter. That's a lot of money (even though I'd surely be able to sell one again later).
     
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  15. Astrotrain52

    Astrotrain52 Former Green Kool-aider

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    The transformers fandom is dwarfed by the Star Wars fandom...by a fair margin.

    It’s a very real possibility Unicron will not make it

    Give us a G1 Galvatron inspired figure that doesn’t suck.
     
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  16. HolyCulture

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

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    I 100% agree. If the broken glass eye panels are silver instead of the proper green I’ll be upset. I’m still getting this toy but the extras are a joke so far.

    I’m a Takara purist. And while I know half of the design team that worked on this project is from Takara I know (assume) it’s hasbro calling the shots on cost cutting practices. The eyes should be green. There’s no exception there.
     
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  17. TFXProtector

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    I know this was a bit back since the thread moves along so fast, but I'd like to apologize. I'm incredibly defensive in this thread (a shortcoming of mine) as well as having that exact "don't tell us what to do" line thrown at me twice this month, so I'm a little apprehensive as well as defensive.

    I'm sorry I get so snippy sometimes. I didn't want you to think I was that angry over a toy. It's not worth it.
     
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  18. evilash3373

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    OK I am definitely down for this. But not until the end of the month. Gotta work a gadzillion hours of overtime the next few week to bump up my transformer budget accordingly. Bet I'm not alone in that regard. One can't cough up such a large chunk of change on impulse.
     
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  19. reluttr

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    Wow, gee, thanks Hasbro, I didn't want to sleep tonight. lol
     
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  20. gibdozer

    gibdozer Love Gun

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    No problem, I understand these Unicron threads seem to heat up fast.
     
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