Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Smokie, Aug 27, 2021.

  1. NTPrime

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    I only wish they would have rendered Victory Saber with his leg bent at the correct ankle (the one on his boot instead of his regular Star Saber ankle). Other than that looks great. Loving the blue and painted flight stand! Please let us reach that goal...
     
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    Skylynx remold, the economic logistics of backer tiers on a toy, and the 15th billion realization that modern toys are going for source material accuracy
     
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  3. TranslucentBag

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    Dammit and I was looking forward to not doing a graph update today too.
     
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    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    That Star Saber and Victory Leo are obvious retools of Silverbolt and Sky Lynx and Hasbro is stealing our money.
    Also that it's a worthless release since we should've just gotten the MP Star Saber.
     
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    Now, maybe this is a stretch, I think the legs look toyish on the account that this, now again this might be a stretch, is a toy.
     
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    JG1 doesn’t have much exposure over here in the states. I’m a 39 year old nerd that loved G1 as a kid and has been playing 40K, DnD and MTG scince I was 14 and until I started collecting when WFC figs came out I literally had ZERO knowledge that JG1 even existed.
     
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    It appears to be that Hasbro didn't do a good enough job promoting the stream they posted all over social media this morning and they're marketing team is failing to rise to the occasion despite having plastered the colored proto pics all over social media and the project page within minutes of them being revealed.

    Also this project is clearly doomed despite this failed stream and joke of a marketing campaign just added over 600 buyers in the past few hours.
     
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    I'm loving these synopses, keep em coming
     
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    the stand looks cool
     
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    What are we mad about today? Pick one from this handy list!

    1) The figure isn't toy accurate enough.
    2) The figure is too toy accurate.
    3) The figure includes something it shouldn't.
    4) The figure is missing something it should include.
    5) The figure is based on a previously existing figure.
    6) Clown boots.
    7) The very existence of Haslab.
    8) Misconceptions about how Haslab actually works.
    9) The tiers are the wrong items.
    10) The tiers are in the wrong order.
    11) It doesn't have electronics.
    12) The V-lock rifle should have been part of the original figure and not a bonus tier.
    13) Bayformers.

    (Disclaimer: It is likely impossible for one human being to come up with everything everyone has been mad about in the thread since day one. At least it's tamer than the Unicron thread.)
     
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    I knew that a lot of the characters that came out I didn't recognize whatsoever and I assumed I just didn't know about a show or it's a unique character design like the ROTF figs
     
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    600 isn’t enough convince Hasbro to package that sweet ass shield at Tier 4.
     
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    Bullshit. I'm mad you aren't putting in enough effort into this.




    :p 
     
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    Seriously, help me understand. Isn't putting in a pre-order for an item that doesn't get made unless enough people pre-order pretty much the definition of crowdfunding?

    And perhaps I was too oblique with my earlier question about existing tooling. Half of this Star Saber is already existing due to the Skylynx body reuse. So why are they charging buyers (or appearing to charge buyers) for two figures when it's really a light remold of one and then entirely newly tooled figure? Perhaps this explains the lower price point?
     
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    I want to face palm myself so hard that my hand comes out the other side of my skull
     
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    Ya know, I wasn’t impressed with the stand previously - it was a nice addition but underwhelming. However seeing the colored rendering, it looks really nice! That actually won me over. It looks really sharp and I’m really glad its included. (I had already preordered during the first 100 backers, so obviously colored or clear wasn’t a dealbreaker either way).
     
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    I’m outraged Victory Leo is mistransformed in back pack mode. I might just withdraw my $180
     
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    I just want them to paint the brain masters face.
     
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  19. Kaynowa

    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    Oh boy let's see if I can break this down
    No. This isn't a crowdfund. If "they need money to make stuff" defines crowdfund, then the entirety of retail is a crowdfund. This is mostly "is this project worth pursuing?" It's all or nothing, and you can't chip in only 5 or 10 bucks, not like Kickstarter where it's any value goes and the project can get half funded but die.
    Victory Leo is brand new. There's 0 shared parts and DEFINITELY no engineering shared from Lynx. The ONLY similarity is that they're cats of some kind that box up and dock to some form of spacecraft, but they don't even dock the same way.
     
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  20. Skalez Convoy

    Skalez Convoy City Specialist

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    Noooooooooo..... No.5, means there is a hidden base mode!!! That and we had the power to make Victory Saber this whole time. What fools we have been! Just hammer Silver Bolt into the bottom part of Sky Lynx and squint at it while keeping it only in your peripheral vision.
     
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