Haslab Unicron

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

  1. TRANZ4MR

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    THIS.

    This was my problem all along. The planet mode is gorgeous. Centerpiece worthy. Awe inspiring.
    But I can NOT justify spending $600 on a pretty basketball and a hoop.

    I hope he gets made. You guys that backed him deserve it. But he's not for me.
    While I'll be getting Zeta's, it has nothing to do with not backing Hasbro's.
    Too many negatives, and unknowns just doesn't make up for a 28" monster.

    I wish you Good Luck!
     
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    Lewin Resources Optimus Prime says differently...

    Though yes the sheer scale of this beast is the primary reason why I’m looking at that pre-order button with great intent, but not everyone in a position to lay 600 down without repercussions. Out of this and Zeta’s Unicron, the massive scale here is why I favour Haslab version.
     
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  3. WishfulThinking

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    Maybe they need to toss in a new Cybertron Primus repaint as a stretch goal.
     
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    If this thing doesn’t get made, I think the blowback from backers and non-backers alike will be fierce and divisive.
     
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    Not really, though. It's a limited release with limited people who would be buying these upgrades. It would be a drop in the bucket and probably not worth their time. The parts wouldn't work with anything else since this size class is one and done.

    The normal Hasbro lines and scales provide near limitless opportunity for upgrades - they will stick where the money is.
     
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  6. T-Hybrid

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    *snaps fingers*

    Hey maybe let's not turn this thread into a campaign for IP infringement?
     
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    Use it as storage for any other boxes I happen to be keeping (some of the 3P boxes, Pulse Refractor, etc)
     
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    In what form do you think. I ask because I thought about this today. I do think that 8k target is too high. But if it doesn’t back..which I think the odds are low...I wonder how people would feel. Would grudges be held among collectors.
     
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  9. Qabiri

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    Lewin’s Op is a little bit taller in robot mode (28 inches for Op vs “over 27 inches” for Unicron). But I’m willing to bet that Haslab’s Unicron has alt mode length (30 inches ring to ring) and definitely wins on sheer mass (16.5 lbs vs 19 lbs without stand)
     
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  10. AOEGalvatronRox

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    I think so. If anyone plans to support the Zeta figure, I think it’s best if you don’t announce it. It’s a safe bet that if this figure doesn’t get funded, you’ll probably get a lot of angry backers blaming you for supporting the third party version and not the offical. And judging from this thread, I also think there would be a lot of hate thrown Zeta’s way. Third party, specifically KOs, have become a staple amongst Transformers collectors. It’s been like that for as long as I can remember (I’m 21 and didn’t really start fully immersing myself in the fan base until 2011) so it’s kind of funny to see folks now hope that Hasbro does something to Zeta “to teach them a lesson”.
     
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    For me to sum it up is pretty simple. Zeta's looks great. And the transformation is pretty brilliant. I'll definitely give them that. Zeta's also seems to be affordable. It's a great figure and I do want to buy it. But I wouldn't really refer to it as a "grail". I can call Hasbro's a grail and not think twice about it.
     
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    I think the miniature figures and ships would have interest outside of Haslab Unicron — this toy just creates a base market for those items. And I see specific add ons that have use for just a single release all the time, a few off the top of my mind are MP Ultra Magnus hands and MP Dinobot weapons/racks. Do we have an idea of how many more than 8,000 units either of those MPs sold? 3P is a specialty market catering to a small audience with very specific interests. Should this get made, I think there will be interest in the add-ons described and I think some one will come along to address it
     
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  13. Gamerlingual

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    Like when you cross sodium with Duracell. A salt and battery. :D 
     
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    These are great ideas, but for $600 it should come with all this stuff.
     
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    i was just awarded a trophy for 500 posts and it feels like half of them have been in this thread
     
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    The fans who back this will go after the fans who didn't.
     
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    Yeah, lots of nasty finger pointing and possibly a real tear between the 3P and non-3P folks.

    I can just imagine some real ugliness happening.
     
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    I'm sure they are terrified.

    If choosing one toy over another makes people hate you - well, the opinions of people that would hate someone based on toy choices aren't worth diddly-shit in the first place and they can piss right off.
     
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  19. ex dtw2003

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    To some extent though I think the bigger target will be the Zetar (sp?) buyers.
     
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    If 5,647 people backed it, and it doesn't get made, then some of them would likely be disappointed, some might be relieved, and a very small vocal minority would swear vengeance upon Hasbro, Hasbro's children. and whatever force they believe to be responsible for this perceived slight. I'm guessing that the entirety of that minority population are the most vocal on this board and others like it, and are nothing more than a blip on Hasbro's radar. I'd say there are just as many rabid Sesame Street fans who are blaming whatever for not getting a Cookie Monster.
     
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