Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

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  1. mx-01 archon

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    I've got the MP and KFC Simba, and I'm of the mind that that set is so heavy and ungainly that it's really not all that fun to play with much. Plus the connector mechanisms KFC devised are really cludgy, and don't have a really satisfying connection to Star Saber.

    I think the HasLab version's going to be a helluva lot more fun to tinker with, while the MP Victory Saber is a better display piece.
     
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  2. LiamK

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    Yeah. It reminds me a bit of Fans Hobby's Power Baser. The small robot is really nice. The "Super Ginrai" mode is really nice. Their Godbomber is quite cool. And the combined God Ginrai figure looks good but at that size it doesn't really become a figure you can mess with so much as a figure you put on the shelf and think "he looks cool". A similar thing happens with a lot of combiners. It's not that you can't have big toys that you can fiddle with easily. But when you're combining figures above a certain size, you just start hitting physical limits in terms of how stiff and secure everything needs to be. I've always found Unite Warriors Devestator about as big and heavy as you can go with a combining figure before you start to run in to issues like that.

    It does mean I'm in the same boat... I really, really like MP Star Saber, and I've got Simba, but I've never felt any real urge to actually combine them because the figure just becomes too unweildy. So I'm actually pleased that this version is a bit smaller. Also it's nice that he can actually hold his sword with the blade facing the correct way. That way always my biggest peave with the MP (and yeah, I know you can use the small hilt or get an adapter, but it was still a baffling decision.)
     
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    I remember first feeling that with God Fire Convoy back in the day. (Omega Prime)
    Loved him, but he was just a tad too unwieldy. Not that he was too heavy exactly, but his limbs became so bulky that he couldn’t support his own weight in poses, or strike many poses to begin with.
    So, yeah, I’d sit him on top of my dresser and just admire him for a sec, much like you just described.

    One thing I feel TF designers have gotten real solid at in the 20 years since is striking a balance between playability, construction, and aesthetics.
    Victory Saber seems a fine example of all of this, by the looks of him.
    (Man, I hope there’s no major QC issues. Lol)
     
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    Robotkingdom has it for ~180 usd which is 250+ aud before shipping. I don't think shipping going is going to be over 100 though it's hard to say given that shipping rates have been fluctuating like crazy since covid,
     
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    Oh yeah, God Fire Convoy is definitely the first TF I had where I thought "this looks absolutely gorgeos, but maybe it's just a bit too big for its own good".

    It all comes down to what you like. I've not got one but I'm assuming that part of the reason for the "Pants-former" 3P combiners is that it helps makes everything a lot more stable. I went with MMC's Bruticus because I thought it was just the right size to still be fun (prior to that my favourite 3P combiner had been FansToys Computron).

    I'm kinda curious how they're going to deal with this problem with the MP Raiden. But that's a different thread.
     
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    It occurs to me that Hasbro sitting on a pile of 3rd party and Takara backers not currently added to the total is a bad strategy if the goal is to surpass the stretch goal tiers with momentum at the end.

    Unless they know that those numbers currently will absolutely blitz past the final stretch goal......
     
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    I just read the last ten pages and all I can say is:

     
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    Maybe this is off topic a little but I thought since we got black roritchi then black zarak and now this, what other Japanese characters do you guys want them to do?
    Secondly, in the scale wars discussion, am I the only one clamoring for the headmasters to be redone as voyager scale instead of the too small deluxe scale from Titans return?
     
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    I've actually never had that much trouble with God Fire Convoy, but his weight distribution is definitely a bit whack, especially with his hollow little feet that offer very little surface grip to boot.

    Although I've never bothered to put batteries in the toys, either. And with the battery boxes both hanging off his back, that might add a bunch of iffy weight to the whole deal.
     
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    For years I thought about MP SS, but the lack of a Victory Leo was always the deal breaker. This Haslab version has all the required modes (and is appx 700 backers away from the gun to complete toy -accuracy) as well as playability. The only price issue I have is I cannot afford a 2nd to resell later. :D 
     
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    Oh, compared to some later examples he's not bad at all. But Super Fire Convoy is a joy to handle, and God Fire Convoy... isn't as much.
     
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    Yeah. Super Fire Convoy has big clompy feet, and a built-in tripod if you have him in his neutral config.

    God Fire Convoy has that chunky torso with the double battery box, and dinky little hollow feet.

    The stability comparison between the two forms is absolutely no contest.
     
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    You say you don't like being insulted, but the bulk of this post can be considered an insult fyi.

    I'm confident that Hasbro knows what they are doing.
     
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    All the Victory combiners.
     
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    You can’t be serious right? There’s no way they won’t add non pulse orders to the tally regardless if it breaks the tiers or not.
     
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    Dai Atlas should be considered as are the Beast Wars II and Neo characters. we already got Skywarp from BW2 but I feel like more should be introduced like Lio Convoy.
     
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    Landcross, Liokaiser, Road Ceasar, Overlord, Monstructor/Dinoking, God Ginrai...

    There's a theme here.
     
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    Excuse my noobness (as I’ve only seen 2 episodes of Victory before backing), which Deathsaurus should I be looking at to complement this Victory Saber.
     
  19. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Little guys with size envy?

    Probably the rumoured Generations one in 2023 that's meant to complement this guy. It was said to only be in the early planning stages, and only if Star Saber was successful. Well, that condition has been cleared...
     
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    Landcross, Sonic Bomber, maybe a nice new JRX (Rail Racer) to be more in scale with that cool UW Baldigus.
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