Haslab Unicron

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

  1. myrrh

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    ...my wife was produced in vietnam...
     
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    Just hit 5500!!! just 2500 to go.. i mean its absolutely gonna get backed but the milestones are still fun to reach
     
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    It's still a fun time.

    By the way, my dad's considering Unicron. He was partially against it because my Fort Max hasn't increased in value, but I explained to him the scarcity difference because Fort Max is to this day still being restocked. Here's hoping! :D 
     
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  4. samisham

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    I would think they'd want Primus to be roughly the same height as Unicron, probably eye to eye not counting the wings and the horns and what not.
    If they're going to do it, I think it'll be in part 3 around the release of Unicron.
     
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  5. captainfantasy

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    Ok, I don't post very often, but this drama has been very interesting. I check every once in a while and like 20 pages go by. I usually check the last 3 or 4 to see where we are at, and they are a lot of opinions. I say this because I may be saying things that have already been stated or questioned that have already been answered but lack the time and ability to scan the 600+ pages.
    When this started I thought it was awesome but way to expensive, I figured that there would be a core group that would be early adopters and ultimately this would not be produced. I've read lots of posts justifying it's purchase and lots not. I would of course liked to have seen this backed and completed in the original time just to be done with it, even if I wasn't planning to participate. If it didn't get backed then we would all be OK and would still wake up on September 1st and life would go on. Over this time I have been going back and forth with my wife (actually, just back) trying to justify its purchase and could not come to a good enough reason.
    Ok, so now with the extension, it's obviously going to happen. The same day that this gets extended, I get an offer from a credit card that I have that has zero interest if paid in 18 mos AND $30 statement credit with certain terms that Unicron satisfies. Anyway, the stars seem to be aligning.
    I discuss this with my wife who has been adamantly no. So now we started negotiations. her stance is that I can do this, BUT have to give up frivolous spending for 5 months. (Execptions include my attempts to get MP-10G and Walmart G1 Soundwave).

    No Transformers, and my other addiction, records for 5 mos. First world problems, I know, but these forms of collecting can be a serious addiction and to quit cold turkey can be just as hard as kicking any other addiction.

    So, I ask of you, the fine audience of the fandom, is this worth it? Obviously we all have different means and backgrounds and I really don't mean to sound like this is so important where there is a lot else going on (no politics here). BUT from a pure collecting standpoint knowing that I will miss out on anything over the holidays, black friday deals, sales, Omega Supreme, etc.
    Is this a good exercise in restraint? Will it allow me to appreciate what I have and not need to fall into every sale or deal I see? I've also been stockpiling unopened boxes and this would certainly allow.me to catch up.
    Basically, is there anything that I'm missing out on by taking on this challenge?

    No sacrifice, no reward....
     
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    You know, if this were the the perfect unicron, the one true toy that looked exactly like the movie, I might be interested in this and be willing to forgive some pretty underhanded tactics used to market it. But it\'s not. This thing doesn\'t look like it would be remotely fun to transform, and it doesn\'t even look like the character model, except from the front. What we\'re looking at is the most glorified shell-former in Trransformers history.
     
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    a normal titan class primus would be an amazing scale, and it wouldn't kill anyone wallets any more than the titan class already does.

    personally In the time between Unicorn being funded and his actual release, i plan on getting myself a Takara Creator Primus. I happen to like that size difference better and that particular figure is a decent size to stand in for lithone if they ever do a bigger primus to go with Unicron.

    IF the kibble is removable for a more streamlined bot mode (even if its a matter of some screws, pins are a no go however) i would be completely happy with the shell forming as then i might be able rig some way to display both planet and bot mode at the same time with only the single purchase.
     
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    How does TFSource have this listed? This isn\'t a done deal. Nice little markup the added too. Cannot wait till the barrage of 3rd party Unicrons come to the market.
     
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    In my opinion, you shouldn't think about what you're missing out on. While this is something of a "community event," please don't let us make you feel like you need to buy it.

    Now, in my opinion, this is worth it under very particular conditions:
    1. Can you easily afford it? Of course, it's important to consider if you'll be "missing" your money when it's gone
    2. What connection do you have to the character? I buy toys of characters I don't care about, but this is kind of the "ultimate" Unicron, sort of like how you would more likely buy MP-44 if you liked Optimus a ton.
    3. What does your toy collection mean to you? If you just want something to fiddle with, this is probably not for you. For me, my toys represent what I have surrounding myself in lieu of sports, extracurriculars, or other more social hobbies. This is like the man and the woman on the top of the wedding cake; it isn't necessary, but holy crap does it add the touch that identifies how much you care.

    It's worth it to me, because I can afford it, I grew up on the 86 movie's early 2000s DVD, and because my toys are a major source of my happiness.
     
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  11. stad

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    I'm not sure how/why this needed to be asked 3 times in the last 40 minutes.
    TFSource has it listed the same way as everyone else that has it listed.
     
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    ...Hasbro is counting Takara Tomy Mall orders though??? It's stated right in the TTMall page for it, that's part of the global crowdfund. It's one of the direct Hasbro affiliates (along with Hasbro Asia in Asia and EB Games and Zing in Australia) who got 1500 combined orders that were added to the total a couple days ago.
     
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    Lol, there's that word again.

    Tell me, for what purpose is Hasbro in this game again?

    What self-respecting corporation will tell you "alright, that's enough, we've taken enough of your money. It's time to stop".

    Look at you, pretending you're some sort of enlightened counter-culture genius. The rest of us are all "fucking duh! Now take our money! We want Unicron!".
     
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  14. Shockwave76

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    Go for it! It will be well worth it when Unicron arrives on your doorstep in a year and a half. The sacrifices you make now will make Unicron even more special. You can always go back and get some things that you missed later on. That’s awesome of your wife to agree to that deal!
     
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    They didn't have 8k backers, this proves it. :cool: 

    Now it might get there ... maybe.
    - They need to start the marketing, start the addons.
    - Retailer numbers still need to be added on 8/31, to show how funded it really is, how close it is. Again, people want to back winners, not losers.

    The people have also spoken: this Unicron is not good enough! (Yet.) It's likely not just about the quick costs deadline, but the cost itself. We need more value for our money to sway the decision to fund it. So again, start piling on the addons. Not just some useless stuff that we can make on our own 3D printers, or even 2D printers (posters, prints). Add something truly nice, like Siege-scale Quintessons to pose with Ultra Magnus and Springer. And/or WSTs -- true WSTs -- with Galvatron, Scourge, and Cyclonus. It will literally be the difference between barely funding, and far exceeding funding.

    (The existing Galvtron extra is garbage: These are Transformers, and should never come with crappy non-Transformable minis.)

    I'll be sure to check back in a month, this day to day thread is insane to follow. Will it be at 1000 pages in 30 days? Maybe even 1500?
     
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    Go for it. Its only 5 months, and just play catch up after that on things you want to backtrack. But with Unicron, you missed it and you missed for good, unless you don't mind paying hundreds of dollars of markups. It will be worth it, in a few years looking back, having Unicron as your centerpiece, and owning a unique piece of TF toy history.
     
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    So coz he is unfortunately out of your reach you hope the rest of us can't have it. Nice.
     
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    Not only that, his accusation is based upon a false premise!
     
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  19. Starscream Gaga

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    You’re leaving the thread for a month? Really?

    Don’t make promises you can’t keep, you’ll break hearts.
     
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  20. Fenrys

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    .........um, so I guess you don't realize that takara tomy mall is one of the hasbro pulse affiliates that counted towards that 1503 spike in orders a few days ago. Every single retailer that is selling unicron without markup (takara tomy mall in japan, hasbro asia, eb games/zing in australia) are working directly with hasbro as affiliates. its the retailers that are selling with a markup that wont count until the final days when they place their orders. Also, hasbro is a for profit company, greed is inherent in successfully running a business so the idea that greed=bad just needs to stop, it is one of the single most ignorant aspects of this board and fandom
     
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