Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

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

  1. G1 Cassette Hunter

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    Because humans force perceived rights upon businesses in a vain attempt to alleviate their own personal guilt or responsibility for any societal sins said humans might become a part of by having it screened for them before they make a choice. In short: same reason you see trash on side of the road...
     
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    Oh you must mean like we already do & are currently facing a doubling of existing size for, so they can track all the money going through your bank accounts so they can better tax you for that "money they don't currently know passes through your bank account or online money transfer apps"? Current events are fun ^^ - Back to Victory Saber!
     
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    With the online retailers adding up from across the globe. I think 15k would be a modest starting point. But yeah who knows might be up there in the 20k range.
     
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    Whoh whoa boy. Slow you role. Who the eff you calling "idiotic" ?
    You better check yourself before you start calling people disrespectful names. Eff youre argument I aint even read it. Come at people correct or dont come at all.
     
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    I think a fuck load is about 1.7 ass tons.
     
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    Not saying he used the right words but he called your position on the matter "idiotic". I don't agree with him but neither with you. I take up a position a bit more in the middle. True that the 1.5 mil isn't just free money. However adding more incentive for future projects of the same type would work in their favor. If there is money left that they can use for a, lets say retool, then they benefit from adding a extra figure. There are plenty of repaints even that are legit G1 characters. Like for instance the blue cosmos from Henkei for example. It takes little effort to add a bonus figure to "celebrate" the success of this project.
    It would sit well with the fanbase, and entice people to join in on new projects. Win-win.


    Btw the blue cosmos is an example. Don't smash me for mentioning it! :bowdown: 
     
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    So Japan only will have until Oct 10th to back this as well to reach the goal? That wasn't clarified yet was it?
     
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    You aren't wrong. I think it's missing a grease fire in the kitchen and maybe a dumpster fire
     
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    That's the one!!
     
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    Well my position is if the Metroplex mold cost a couple hundred thousand (as it was said on this site) then they could throw in a repaint or slight retool of a deluxe figure with an extra million to play with. Thats where I stand and if some of the people who self appointed themselves an economics expert from their mothers basement dont agree with me, thats their choice. (Not talking about you) However when you say someone made a statement that was idiotic, you basically just called them an idiot. I dont sugarcoat disrespect.
     
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    Because Hasbro has a time table in which they'd like to run this campaign and produce this product. And since Takara is a partner on it, I'm sure any plans to run the campaign included the timing of Takara's window.

    I've got that one documented here...
    I don't think Saber will do quite so well, but I don't think it's unreasonable to think it can hit all three stretch goals by the end of the campaign. Galactus had an advantage in that once the final tier was revealed (and achieved) it turned the project in to an army builder.

    That was Sentinel's strength from day one. A natural army builder figure on its own, but then they threw in three new heads on top of that. Saber doesn't really have anything like that. The speed at which it not only hit its goal but reached all of its stretches is a testament to that.
     
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    But they don't have an extra Million to play with. You're entire position seems to be based on the idea that there's no overhead, or that all the product sold after they hit funding will be produced for free. For every figure sold after they hit 11k, they have to pay for more to be made.
     
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    I know this won't happen but I just wished they would throw these additional items in and call it a day.
     
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    While I understand that logic, Im pretty sure the factories charge cheaper the more of a mold they order. The production and assembly is the cheap part as its done in 3rd world countries where workers might make a dollar USD an hour (or whatever they pay them) The real cost is creating the mold which is paid for at 11,000 backers. Id go even farther to say that the mold is already designed (not built) because they already got the grey prototype. They WANT to build this thing so its ready to go with the exception of actually casting the mold. Whether the guys who designed the grey prototype got paid already or only get paid for that work if the project gets funded remains unknown. But theres money to play with. Definitely enough to toss in a repaint of an existing figure (or slight retool) As long as they exploit cheap labor in 3rd world countries, its doable. And thats my opinion.
     
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