Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

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

  1. Optimalprimal

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    It's accounting fraud, actually. Used to be common for companies to rev up their revenue so execs made bonuses by increasing production in the 4th quarter and claiming the revenue that they would generate. (That's an incredibly simplistic explanation but I typed up enough accounting ethics papers in my life. :p  ) It's a big audit no no especially since Enron and WorldCom. Not to say someone might not try to do it, but not for a single product in a product line of toys.
     
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  2. Kaynowa

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    Had a few financial issues, so only just managed to order this. However my phone crashed as I was purchasing VS, & that was the exact time we had the 2k jump in preorders… For a brief second I panicked and thought I’d somehow paid for two thousand Victory Sabers on my card. :confused2 
     
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  4. JT-bob

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    Dang, I took a day off collecting news and this sucker just exploded! Congrats to all the backers!
     
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  5. Kevin Iaquinto

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    YEAH BUDDY (in ronnie coleman's voice, of course...)
     
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  6. Kaynowa

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    Thank you for your sacrifice, brother. Did your actual order go through though?
     
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  7. Mccormicks

    Mccormicks This hobby is supposed to be fun, right?!

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    I was trying to remain cautiously optimistic about hitting all the tiers, now I’m getting confidently optimistic!!
    Only one tier to go!!

    Say it with me now:

    LET’S SAY GO!!!

     
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  8. Kaynowa

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    Final tally prediction: 25.6k
     
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    That's not the same as "fudging the numbers" which would basically be fictitious orders that never get made and with no money trail attached to them despite Hasbro saying they got paid for those orders. Hasbro paying for any extras themselves is not the same thing.
     
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  10. Astrotrain52

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    I’m happy now

    The shield is nice but not necessary. If we don’t get it, no biggie. I’m a happy camper.
     
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  11. ziltama

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    The whole tiers business is just dumb. All of these accessories should just come with the figure.

    Regardless, especially after all the international numbers are added, it should easily get past 20k.
     
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    If you don't realize how making excess stock that nobody is buying will be a waste of money just to give their consumers extra product that will also lose them money, I don't know to tell you.


    That's not how budgeting works. They figured that the cost to produce the figure at its base tier would require a minimum of 11,000 backers. If you throw in extra stuff into the package, it's clearly going to require a much higher minimum number of backers to offset those costs.

    I don't understand why people think accessories are free.
     
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  13. G.B. Blackrock

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    If they decide to produce a few thousand extra, and claim that those few thousand extra were backers during the campaign (necessary to reach tiers), that is illegal. This is not hard.
     
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  15. Kaynowa

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    They will when we get 20k. They need to be able to afford the production of them though
     
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    Final number prediction 18K-2.5 million. One of those numbers will be in there
     
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    Thank you for your financial sacrifice
     
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    Then you're gonna have the naysayers pop in and say "See?! They can do it themselves!"
     
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    Same here to bad they didn't add a built in soundbox that can play noises from the show and play the Transformers Victory theme song that would made the stand more interesting.
     
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    Do we have any idea when he will ship after the backing is over? Unicron was delayed if I am not mistaken so not that long.