Haslab Unicron

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

  1. boomerdave

    boomerdave Owns three Ditka figures. (Pssst...he's crazy) Moderator

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    That had me laughing hard. Thanks for that! I can just picture a big box with a John Deere, Transformer and Hasbro logo on it. The UPS guy going "No really....what's in the box?" o_O 

    Am I the only one who heard this guy saying this when you read this line?

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  2. Sylent

    Sylent Haslab Unicron: 5,676 backers - 17 days remaining

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    Eh... If they're young and strictly casual movie fans, I wouldn't necessarily call them "crappy." The Unicron toy we're getting is a character that was shown once in the movie and had a couple of appearances on the original G1 cartoon.
     
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    Remember, as I was told yesterday, we have to keep our facts straight and can’t forget that it’s just a prototype mini figure. If we don’t remember that, we’re just trolling.
     
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    That's when you look them dead in the eye and say:

    "I'm a TransFarmer fan."

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    TransFarmer - an innovative harvest performer


    No. Also relevant is how one should deal with such bombastic statements:
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    I'm going to post this in both forums. After watching both transformation videos I honestly feel both companies accomplished what they were going for. Haslab wanted a big, imposing planet mode with articulated teeth and a transfor...ahem...conversion that was not too difficult. Hasbro's has some really nice thick plastic which obviously adds to the weight. Zeta focused on robot mode and a much better trans...sigh....conversion. Zeta's also has nicer articulation but I believe Hasbro never intended theirs to be played with. Zeta also has ball joints on the first point of articulation on all the fingers. That's a great touch. Zeta does look amazing. And to me so does Hasbro's. Honestly the winner is simple. The collectors/consumer. We win. We have options and can pick our favorite due to what our preference may be. What a time to be a fan.
     
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    The people who want Hasbro's Unicron don't win if it doesn't get made. Only the people who want Zeta's version are guaranteed a win here.
     
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    I'm being an optimist
     
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  8. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    It looks like Zeta took down all mentions of Unicron from their Facebook page.
     
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    I don't see anything for their figure at all, not just no mentions of the name Unicron. Or is that what you meant?

    I'd swear they had new pictures of it just last night.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    The whole figure. Everything is gone.
     
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  12. Zaragon

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    Okay, so you're seeing the same thing I'm seeing. I don't have a Facebook account, so I'm never sure how much Facebook is hiding from me.

    That's... unfortunate. I hope it's because someone at Zeta made the decision to downplay until after the crowdfunding is done, and not due to outside pressure.
     
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    Guys I have been away for a week.

    It is still cool to shit post on this thing? It was a lot of fun when time was running out and everyone was reassuring themselves and signing kumbaya, but now that it has been extended all the fun feels like it has been sucked out.

    I just wanna check to see if people are still panicking that this wont get made.
     
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    Shhhh... stay quiet and don't move. Optimism attracts trolls in these parts. Next thing you know, you'll start getting attacked with... "That's patently false! Source? That's the stupidest(sic) thing I've seen on this forum! Are you a child? Haven't you read the last 700 pages, it's already been covered?"

    Optimism is wavering for me. I backed Unicron within the first half hour... and it's been an ugly ride. I still check Zeta's and this haslab thread for shits and giggles, because I'm a masochist. Someone already contacted Hasbro on this thread and got a reply saying they aren't promoting shit til closer to nycc. That does not sit well with me, personally, especially bc that counter has plateaued and I check it way to often (imma masochist right). They should be promoting this thing daily on social media, building up a freight train of hype, hope, and... gasp... optimism.

    All we got is a vicious, albeit, interesting 700 page thread, a very good bobby skullface podcast about a fractured community, a lively core zeta thread w biting memes galore, and time to ponder over $600. Nothing from Haslab.

    This is my way of venting over the marketing. Sorry.
     
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    The marketing is legitimately terrible. I can't remember the last time I saw a marketing campaign this bad. It's a toss-up as to whether no marketing at all would have been better.
     
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    This thread has been some kinda rollercoaster...

    I dont think Ive seen one like it on this site, at least not in a long while.
     
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    All this talk about how "Hasbro sacrificed Cookie Monster for Unicron to succeed"...
    I am sorry, truly. I know this is salt in the wounds. But I had this mental image in my head all day and I just had to make it. I blame it on the evil emanations of the Chaos Bringer influencing me! ;) 
    Cookie Sacrifice.jpg
     
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    Time has made me not panic bc I've been looking at what $600 can get me if I don't bank it. If I'm not spending a dime on Hasbro out of spite bc I'm that type of bitter collector, $600 sorta equals....

    2 Core Star + 1 TE OP v.3... damn. That's enticing.
    Zeta's superior + zeta's bruticus
    Etc etc.

    None of that really matters though. I want chugitron. I saw him at sdcc and he was the best toy at the entire show for me. Sideshow whatever, 3A pshaw, it was Unicron for me... sigh.

    Sorry. This is my way of venting over the shit marketing of Unicron. And I backed unicron in the first half hr it was available, fwiw. Am I panicking? No. Am I optimistic? No.
     
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  19. Capirus

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    Point taken. It's hard to tell when the Barge didn't fail so we have nothing to base it on (and Cookie Monster fans aren't as rabid as we are). Since we only have the Barge to base it on, I guess it's more accurate to say that since the Barge succeeded, the Vintage collection has seen a resurgence. Basically more stuff because it was a proven seller. The Vintage wave may have stayed dead if it failed (though, guesswork again). If Unicron succeeds, I have to wonder what Hasbro plans to do with that momentum. There's got to be plans for something if Unicron succeeds. I'm not sure what but it'd be more than we get now (and we're getting a lot of cool stuff already!). This is really just hopeful predictions so don't take it as fact.

    Also, yeah I just checked and Zeta Core Star is gone from Zeta's Facebook page. I wonder if it was their choice or someone else's.
     
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  20. foobot333

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    Whuuuuu? Interesting.
     
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