Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

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

  1. Skalez Convoy

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    I wonder if Saber's pilot seat can hold a matrix, even loosely.
    Would give me a spot to put SS Hot Rod's matrix.
     
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    That's a good idea. I've been keeping mine in ER Optimus' trailer right now. It kinda just sits loosely, but whatever.

    I do wish the individual Saber bot had hinged hands like Hot Rod and Optimus to hold a matrix. I know he never did in any media, but I always liked to think he was a matrix barer.

    His hands are on balljoints though, so I wouldn't be surprised if a 3P company comes out with hinges hands to pop and swap them.
     
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    I just got the production email.
     
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    As did I! A key takeaway from the email that I did not realize is that

    "If you would like to cancel your Victory Saber order for any reason, you have until November 9, 2021 at 11:59PM ET to do so."

    I hope this helps anyone with buyer's remorse or whose financial situation may have changed.
     
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    Also that they offered a chance to update payment options for those who need it
     
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    What would be awesome is if they hired a few extra designers/creators to speed this guy's production up. They got 27000+ backers for an 11000 needed; that's 2.88 million more dollars revenue for the project than was needed to realize it...I doubt it, and won't be upset or anything, but it would be a cool thank you to the fans for coming through so hard for this guy.
     
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    Part of me is actually tempted to cancel, mostly just because I'm not as convinced thst I'll be as into it come release time.

    Christmas shopping I'd already starting to build up too, so feeling like thst money could go elsewhere.

    I'm sure I'll keep it though, even if I end up selling it at release.
     
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    So the figure has entered production. It’s a safe bet we won’t see it for the foreseeable future. Enjoy waiting folks, it’s gonna take a while.
     
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    o_O  That's really not how production works. The design is already more or less complete and it's time to start cutting molds and getting production level prototypes started. You can't really just hire a few extra people to speed up the process unless you want them to be running the figure at multiple factories, which would present it's own issues.
     
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    I feel like I need to display this quote again.

    Yes it’s about gaming but it applies here to in this context.

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    That quote is burned into my brain. You can basically apply it to everything in life. It’s also a great starting point to help you analyze other decisions. Too bad people forget patience is a virtue.
     
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    Their budget for units 11000 to 20000 went to giving us a fully accessorized Star Saber. So, technically, they only sold 7000 more than needed. That's only $1.3 million, which will probably go into R&D for the next Haslab project, amongst other things.
     
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    In a perfect world we’d be all getting our Victory Saber tomorrow. That being said we live in a world that needs time for production. I’m fine with waiting. I’ll probably end up forgetting about it eventually, until it gets close to ship out time.
     
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    That extra money isn't all profit. Those extras require their own tooling and production costs, in addition to the base cost of the additional units.
     
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    True. But my point is that the extra money isn't going to be used to "speed up production". They've got their schedule and any extra money will be used else where.
     
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    I've been waiting for a proper Victory Saber since the POTP poll was announced. Another 14-16 months is nothing since we 1) know it's coming and 2) have seen how awesome it will be.

    Yes it will be sweet to see him on my shelf but it's infinitely better to wait for him than being stuck in the limbo of "well he came in 4th, do you think he will EVER get a new toy?"
     
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    got an e-mail saying it's all going ahead and "in production" I'm sure others will have it soon but the real info is that they give all the dates etc for the cancellation window. Not fun news but hey it's useful to some I guess.
     
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