Haslab Unicron

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

  1. ShadowMagnus

    ShadowMagnus Sekai no Hakaishin

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    Actually they are laying low with the marketing campaign which is what got them in trouble in the 1st place. Once Hasbro's Unicron campaign is funded and begins production, they can resume I think, to market their version of Unicron for those who were not interested in Hasbro's campaign figure.
     
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  2. dragon

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    If it gets made I want to see picture of it when you stop at red light be sure to have sign on back window baby on board

    Marketing is half problem for it not reaching 8000 other half is people wanting spend 575. On Unicron or 600 on third party combiner, 900 or more on statue that’s other half problem
     
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    I think they'll resume it........... at some point. I just dont think they want it out there that its for sure coming yet. because if haslab gets a lot of cancellations from now to november thanks to that facebook post... guess what company is gonna get further targeted by Hasbro
     
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  4. Philip164

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    Yeah, if Hasbro's doesn't get Funded, we know who Hasbro will blame.
     
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  5. NOCV

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    Well, everything is in the basement, so a house fire or flood is really what you should worry most about.

    Especially sleeping down there. I hope there's a second exit.
    I hope not. I preordered theirs.
     
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  6. Omegax80

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    Still calling it. Even if it doesn't hit 8000. It will get made.
     
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  7. protostar8

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    So the company can put almost $4 millon on the books...no brainer.  This thing is getting made and they are milking it for even more by trying to make people think it won\'t get made if they don\'t get another 1000 people.  No company is turning down $4 million when the costs are nowhere near that.
     
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  8. NOCV

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    Where are my fellow math nerds to help speculate how much interest Hasbro could have made on backer cash in this campaign?

    Even if it fails they would still make revenue then.
     
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    Hasbro isn’t precharging until the campaign is successful and over. They only preauthorized the payments.
     
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    1 meter tall? Would have been $2000 per backer
     
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    The new pics, on the main page, from NYCC are amazing!
     
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    I feel they extended it as they saw people did want it, but realized they needed more time to say yes. If the end of the original backing had been half of what it was in the end, even with other sellers, not a chance of him having been extended. They saw the interest and knew to work with the customer over telling them their word is final
     
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  14. lordsmurf

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    You're speculating and assuming. You have no idea what the price points will be later. Realistically, etailers probably won't be asking any different than the $775 charged now. If Hasbro releases overproduction, it'll probably also be $575 it is now. I'm speculating too, but mine is likely more realistic based on past history and trends. There's also other economic factors involved that could entirely negate your assumption that it'll double/whatever in price. If a recession does hit, good luck with that.

    You're rude, and your attitude in this thread sucks. Either stop with the toxic comments, or just stop replying to me at all.

    Disprove it.

    I don't think we'll have to even wait that long. This adult nostalgia trend will either die out, or at very least swap to Millennials instead of GenXers at some point. Aging has a way to add perspective, and most people downsize belongings as they get older.
     
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    Also a reason for me not to back.
    I thought about going so far as to remove or break off kibble, but it's just too noisy because of all the rubbery nibs.
     
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    Yay! The shuttle looks great! Slug figures are super tiny!!
     
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  18. Hicks_Royel

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    Huh. A whole meter tall.
     
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  19. hendrijr

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    I would love to see a complete line of these slug figures. Perfect for titans and Unicron. Blind packs of 5 for $10 would sell like bananas.
     
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    Actually, in 30 years, production of new plastic will be banned, with overpopulation and global warming, kids will never know the feeling of having a toy (this being the golden era). Unicron will be an heirloom going for 10000$. A legacy for my children to inherit.
     
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