Haslab Unicron

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

  1. psychography2

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    For $20 or $30, it's something I can totally overlook. If they want $600 for something, I expect better.
     
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    We are finally moving in the right direction!!! Still too slow though. Another day and it will be "we need 300 orders a day".
     
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    Huzzah! Shall we get out the celebratory mead flasks and ready the drums of victory?
     
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    There should be some 40s leftover from the Core Star wake, let’s start with those before getting anything fancy at this stage
     
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    I wonder if the weekend has anything to do with it?
    More time to sit down and think it through.
     
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    Well at this point, we still need "divine" intervention.
     
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    Definitely could be. We’re also almost at the last week of the campaign, so we might expect to see small ramping up now. Personally, I’m hoping we can get close to the 6500 range on Pulse by the last day. I think whatever is outstanding from affiliates and etailers at that point could either get us to 8000 or close enough that it gets made.
     
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  8. Shepard Prime

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    Honestly, at 5500, it's getting made regardless at this point imo. They shot high (and I'm sure higher than what's needed) but 6000 should be fine.
     
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    Can they really just do that? Hoping the orders from affiliates and retailers will be enough. These things usually spike near the end so I'm still holding out hope.
     
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    Alright, just rewatched the TF movie and yup, I was wrong. Unicron keep saying to destroy the matrix, not bring it to him. Still, that movie is a fun time. I'm even more excited about Unicron now. And I didn't think that was possible. Though I still can't for the life of me make out what the heck Wreckgar is saying.
     
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    It was in relation to unsold ones.
     
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    Sooooooo, lets get 4 of us to pledge for 500 each then let the hype train and FOMO take the tally up over 10k backers then you can back out again ... great plan, right? :lol 
     
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    They can do whatever they want since it isn’t a Kickstarter with a third party payment processor who will deny funding.

    They could theoretically just have Hasbro’s event coordinating division buy 2000 at cost and offer those at SDCC at a price break.
     
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    He has more kibble than most transformers have mass :p 
     
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    People keep saying this, but I can't see it happening.
    It weakens any future Haslab projects.
    If people get the mindset that "Hasbro will do it anyway, even if it falls short", it creates an expectation that they should every time.
    What's the point then of setting a target?
    Why not just to an order on demand scenario, or keep the target secret (which causes it's own dramas)?
     
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    Well I guess I can worry a bit less now.
     
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    Were hyping ourselves up too much. As lazy as this whole thing has been on Hasbros part there is 0% chance I see them sacrificing profits to buy out their own stock. This was clearly something they thought would sell on nostalgia and size and exclusivity alone. Remember we were originaly supposed to be over and past this almost a month ago.

    They didnt buy out their own stock back on August 31 and thy arent gon a do it now either. And If they were just gonna make it anyway then whats the point of all this?

    I think some are assuming that Hasbro is just gonna make it anyway and collect whatever orders they did get, but in reality think about it.... They could JUST as likely lose 500 backers this week. From their standpoint that is just as much a possibility as it skyrocketing.

    If it doesnt hit 8k, it isnt getting made. Hasbro doesnt ever lose out on profits for the benefit of the fans, regardless of the brand. And I dont expect them too. But even if they did, it wouldnt be for this, where the demsnd is clearly not as strong as they wanted.

    I mean hey I could be wrong and they could just produce em all, but I dont see it happening without us losing something else.
     
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    It depends IMHO on how close it is.

    They are likely offering retail partners a price break. They could theoretically offer another to get orders spiked.

    It depends on what their margin here is whether they’d buy their own stock but I bet it’s well over 50%.

    IMHO, if it’s close, they’ll swallow some money to make this happen but think twice about how and whether to rethink Haslab going forward.

    IMHO, if they hit 7000, it will definitely happen even if they have to dip into their margin and they also probably will scale back the ambition of any further Haslab projects.
     
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  19. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus DON'T TRUST THE RENDERS!

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    Meanwhile, in reality, as we've been told several times, Unicron will go into production only if it hits 8000.
    Any lower, like 7000, and he's not happening.

    The only part of this I can agree with is that they may scale back future projects.
     
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    Me, checking out the current tally on Haslabs: "Well, at least Zeta has theirs cooking."
     
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