Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

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

  1. PloverNutter

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    Oh I wasn't specifically calling out Prime Wars but more so highlighting that WfC has minimized mold reuse in the mainline releases. The original combiners had their own molds too so with the new direction HasTak seems to be continuing then it is nice that we are getting new combiners that won't look too similar to each other like in CW.

    As for Terrorsaur, that one is just an unfortunate outlier most likely caused by his level of popularity matching the necessary budget it would take for him to get a brand new mold. Even Tigatron who orginally was just a redeco of Cheetor got a brand new mold in a bigger size class just to better match his TV appearance. HasTak could have easily just painter Cheetor white and called it a day but instead put in the extra effort.
     
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    You mean like the recent Beast Wars comic series happening right now? Oh man, that would actually be even better.

    Thanks! But I think Skylanderformer has a slightly better idea.
     
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    I am just shocked that Norm MacDonald was ever on The View
     
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    Terrorsaur is an exclusive though. Compared to Combiner Wars, most (not all) of the opportunistic remolds have not been a part of the mainline in WFC, they've either been store exclusives or they've been part of Generations Selects whereas with Combiner Wars, the mainline had a lot of those opportunistic remolds as non exclusives
     
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    I think even the original post on this subject made exception for Generations Selects figures. Surely Amazon's Golden Disc Collection (of which Terrorsaur is an example) would fall within that rubric for the sake of conversation.
     
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    The three that I'm keeping only come up to $585.00. Less than what I paid for Unicron when I backed him.
     
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    Welp on the plus side of not being able to use Haslab due to being in NZ at least my wallet isn't hurting as much but damn I want Saber!
     
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    Those Hasblow assholes pocketed $4M and couldn’t even give us a 4th tier goal of a unique deluxe figure?
     
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    Good luck trying to get this for a not crazy price on eBay or somewhere else. I am surprised there wasn't a retailer in NZ for Hasbro to team up with like they did with almost every other country.
     
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    I don't think it will as bad at say BBTS or other shops like Unicron or the Sail Barge was. I don't think it's anywhere near as popular or even known of.
     
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    I’ve been exclusively an MP only collector for the last couple of decades and while these guys aren’t perfect (hollow limbs, tiny Brainmaster), for some reason I have a real fondness for the SS and VL combo despite never watching/reading any Japanese TF media ever so to hell with it, I backed it.

    Also, I just gotta appreciate this spectacularly confident bit of clairvoyance from the early days of the thread.
     
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    The Hobbit trilogy was bloated, too long and too much added stuff. Not sarcasm, it really was. I watched one of the fan edit, Bilbo Edition, it was very good and very close to the Novel.
     
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    After the success of Victory Saber I have a feeling this exact conversation went down today
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    …he says after it attained 22,700 units backed and blew the doors off the minimum production number.

    Sure…
     
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    Star Saber who now?
     
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    Mark was hiding that mini figure of Jan underneath his beard I bet! Just like Optimus from Titan Class Ark!
     
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    We can celebrate the victory without isolating specific people to tear down.
     
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    I've only heard of Star Saber when this started. And I backed it b/c it looked cool, and was well designed, even though I still believe its overpriced.
     
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    Grossed 4.1 Million. They still have to pull out their various production and shipping costs before we have what they 'pocketed'. Like I stated, using Hasbro's last reported yearly profit margin as an estimate for company costs, they should net like $693,000. But that would also configure for most employee's salary portions, utilitites, etc. Which is still quite a bit. That would leave a profit per unit of $30. More than enough for your point to be essentially right, they could eat like 5-10 of that and give us another bonus.

    In the end, though, I'm just happy it went through and we go all tiers!!
     
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    Blue=Joke

    Don’t ruin the joke by explaining ;) 
     
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