Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

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

  1. O.Supreme

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    Just guessing, they may add in the TT orders at 12pm EDT. It gives them an hour to fully check and eliminate errors, also dumping them with 12 hours left seems like an even number to build on.
     
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    I guess it depends on what strategy they’re going with. Add sooner and get those sitting on the fence to see all tiers reached to finally jump in. Or wait until close to the end and try to put the squeeze on people that already backed to back additional copies because it’s so close to hitting the 3rd tier.
     
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    It's 12am in Japan at the moment. Maybe it's all automated, of maybe once someone gets to the office tomorrow morning they'll call in the final total.
     
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    I'm sure we'll hit the 20K milestone, but I wonder if we're overestimating the extra orders guys. Didn't we see multiple 1000 order jumps already? Maybe Hasbro is adding them incrementally as they come in over the course of the campaign instead of all at the end? I know we'll get more Takara orders, but maybe not what we're all expecting.

    I hope I'm wrong!
     
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    I can't wait for the Japanese numbers to come in.:lolol 
     
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    About 13 hours to go and it looks like we got another 500 backers since I checked about 12 hours ago. With less than 500 backers left to hit 20,000, if this trend holds up, this should be in the bag.
     
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    Not all those incremental additions were from Japan, though. They came from multiple international vendors.
     
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    I'll be happy if this passes 22k, aka 200% funded!
     
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    It's midnight in Japan. If someone does it first thing in the morning that could be 6-7 hours from now. Which would mean there's till time left in the west.

    It's already in the bag.
     
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    If I were hasbro, I would probably wait it out to see how FOMO plays out and add at the last minute to see how the market reacts in these circumstances. I think they’ve already gained some valuable research into viability of “smaller” haslab projects and JG1 popularity.


    As a consumer , I want the number now!
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me if Hasbro waits to announce the TT numbers until the funding period ends. There's enough nervous folks that might jump in with the rest of us or buy an extra one to hit 20 k. Mind you, I'm not saying they WOULD do it, just that I wouldn't be surprised.
     
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    Here’s my totally based on nothing and unlikely but wishful prediction:

    we hit 20,000 in the next 4 hours without TT Mall preorders reporting. This leads to Hasbro announcing a surprise 4th tier. They let it dangle for a few hours to take in more backers before the deadline but it looks like we won’t hit this 4th tier. Then the TT Mall orders drop in and pushes us over the mark with about an hour left for US backers. Then another surge of backers pushes us to 28,000.
     
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    460 to go.
     
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    I'd buy more if I had room and the money. Another one would go on a credit card and I'd be paying interest on it for a while.
     
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    At the same time, how many people said they'd onl back it after the shield and everything was unlocked?
     
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    19,556 !!! Just placed a second order for my MIB shelf
     
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    calculating the interesting on credit card is over my pay grade due to compounding interest etc. but lets simplify it and just say it was a straight 20% interest per month for 14 months. and we'll say each VS was an even $200 for taxes, etc. that would be $40 per month x 14 months = $560 each

    say you bought 5 and sold 4.

    initial cost of VS and taxes: $1000

    5 VS credit card interest: $560 x 5 = $2,800

    ebay fee is about %10? : $280 + $2800 = $3080

    $3080 / 4 = $770 to break even


    edit: had to redo my calculations, its %20 annual interest not monthly interest, ignore the red text
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    $46 x 5 = $230 credit card interest + $1000 initial cost = $1230

    ebay fee 10%? = $123 + $1230 = $1353

    $1353 / 4 = $338 to break even, buyer pays shipping etc.
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    for me, i ordered 3, and i pay off my credit cards monthly.

    so $600 initial cost of 3 VS plus taxes.

    $600 plus $60 ebay fee = $660 / 2 sold = $330 each to break even
     
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    Shipping has to be factored in too. This isn’t fitting in a flat rate box.

    Edit: if I had to guess, the final price with late tax next year will settle in around $400-450 for those looking on eBay. But I think I may be underestimating that number.
     
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    Great point. However, I don't see how we can't hit 20k at this point, so if you're on the fence or waiting for the shield, jump in with the rest of us. Looks like an awesome buy!
     
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    You could probably ship it in the same box it arrives to you in
     
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