Haslab Unicron

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

  1. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I like everything I see with this Unicron but I'm just not going to buy it.
    I have no space for something that big and I can't come up with that much money for toys -not all at once anyway.
    And I don't finance my vices.
    Either I can pay for it when I get it or I don't get it.

    I bought Jetfire and I have Omega Supreme on pre-order.
    If I bought Unicron that would be $830 in Transformers in one month.
    There's just no way.
     
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  2. Predakwon

    Predakwon ...Green Lantern's light!

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    Since you bring up Snake Mountain, I'd be much more inclined to buy a Unicron head/torso as a playset a la Snake Mountain. As I've stated earlier, this Unicron for me is a one off novelty. One I would't really play around with and would just sit there. Probably my hesitation.

    But a playset? Man, I'd love that!


    Recreate scenes like this:
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    Inside a set like this?
    super7-masters-of-the-universe-snake-mountain-7.jpg
     
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  3. djtfmd

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    i too want head.

    but seriously, some have mentioned a cool idea of making a playset out of Unicron's head - i would totally be down for that...!
     
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  4. Hoffman

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    Of course at a company level they will focus on revenue. But there will also be teams of people that monitor both overall margin and performance of individual line items. Brian Goldner may not look at whether Fort Max was sold at a profit, but the TF team damn sure will. We know this for a fact based on the interview with John Warden and the lady who is in charge of engineering.

    You're right in that sometimes individual trees get lost in the forest, but the aim will always be to make a profit. If a product line consistently generates a loss, a company isn't generally going to let that continue. (Unless it clearly correlates with generating profit in another area.)
     
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  5. octobotimus

    octobotimus Decepticon Intelligence

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    There’s always TFSource who charges nothing until 2021 ;) 

    (In taking it for the same reason as you... life took a slight detour but I’m determined to get this guy)
     
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  6. Predakwon

    Predakwon ...Green Lantern's light!

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    This baffles me. There a bunch of people on this boards, literally chomping at the bit, WAITING(!!) and hoping for this to fail.

    I need that time and energy.

    I hope it succeeds even though I'm on the fence.
     
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  7. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    that's a no go me being in the uk with their extremely high shipping prices and then the customs fee because they declare full value
     
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  8. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    After watching the latest video, the transformation looks like a chore. Give me a non transforming, no kibble version for $200-250 and I'd be more interested.
     
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  9. Caminus Prime

    Caminus Prime *sigh* STILL waiting for MPM Ratchet

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    Sometimes, I wonder if it's Unicrons fault we don't have MPM Ratchet or Starscream yet.
     
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    Because watching Hasbro scramble and damage control will be glorious.
     
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  11. Oniconvoy

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    This thread has been a fantastic stress test of my ignore list. I thought I had it pretty complete, but I’ve found a few more people whose negativity I don’t need in my life.
     
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  12. jmandawg

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    just watched the new transformation video. Looks cool, but not $600 cool. I really wish they would just scale him down to titan size and sell him for titan price to the masses.
     
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  13. octobotimus

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    Oh dang your in the UK? Hm..... any of the sites shipping there offer decent payment plans you think are ok?
     
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    I am not backing the Haslab project, but I am backing this thread. I believe it can make it to 400 pages today before I leave work.
     
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  15. DeceptiTom

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    my 2 scenarios on Unicron as it stands right now. This is my assuming that there's enough demand internationally, especially in Japan to save it

    1 : US orders hit 4000+ by deadline. International orders and 3rd party stores throw in their orders at last minute. Unicron gets Funded.

    2 : US Orders hit 3000+ by deadline, International orders and 3rd party stores throw in their orders at last minute. Almost gets funded.

    I fully expect Hasbro to extend the deadline to save face. There's no reason not too. They could say extending the deadline by 1 month could extend the 2021 release by 1 month but that would be worth it.

    Either Way. I expect it to get funded. Just not 100% US. The price is a bit much but this thing looks thrice as thick as Metroplex. Maybe showing it standing next to all the other titans would help people in terms of seeing how big it is.
     
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  16. Spartan Prime

    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

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    "Buy an exclusive figure for $600!"

    "Does it do anything special?"

    "It's head falls off."

    My broken record keeps skipping, but this looked good on debut and now the more I see of it, the more it's evident that it isn't worth the money.

    Except Metroplex comes with electronics and a smaller figure. Fort Max has electronics and a deluxe head with a headmaster alongside it. Trypticon has a deluxe figure. Even Omega Supreme comes with Countdown.

    And for all four of them together you could purchase this and have it in a hear and a half. It's bonuses? It needs a stick up its ass to keep upright and that's about it.
     
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    The barge was a beautiful piece from the start, with its first images. SW fans had positive overall comments, other than the price and the 45 day crowdfund. With this Unicron campaign, from day one comments where negative, the price, the size, the kibble, the this and that. This piece is a very nice piece, probably the best designers can do right now, Haslabs did all the engineering to go from robot mode to perfect sphere planet mode, if this is released and within a year afterwards another company refines the process, it is due to this projects hardworking. Now if you want one find a way to buy one, there are many options, and a lot of excuses. Also, do not forget to SUPPORT GOOD OLD COOKIE MONSTER!
     
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  18. MegaMoonMan

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    Just because someone wants this to fail does not automatically mean they want it to fail out of spite or FOMO.

    Some people can't seem to comprehend that, or worse, refuse to.
     
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  19. JoeScibelli

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    This is the unfortunate side effect of the character. Unicron is, well, kind of lame. Don't get me wrong, I grew up mostly on rewatching the 86 movie over and over again, I'd love a decent toy to represent Captain Planet himself. But, in the end, the most you can do with him as a toy is make him go from his robot to alt mode, maybe make his head detach, and add in a few minor display options (like extra articulation, face plates, etc). He's too large in-universe to scale or interact with anything he could come with other than miniature figurines (which I think would be so small people would be complaining about as cheap anyways). You could feasibly add LEDs to the ring and maw, but considering how expensive this thing is already, I don't want to imagine what they'd do to the cost.

    Really, the Armada Unicron toy is only as interesting as it was because it did so many things Unicron never did in G1. It had firing missiles, a light-up hand, and a ton of Mini-con ports.
     
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  20. PrimalFury

    PrimalFury The Chosen One

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    voice clips would have been great, with the removable head, maybe someone could add a voice box? A 3P could have an Orson Wells sound alike record some iconic phrases and put that into a new head
     
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