Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

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

  1. Skalez Convoy

    Skalez Convoy City Specialist

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    Sounds legit. Assemble your team!
     
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    Ah, you mentioning it just recently confused me about the timeline. Not throwing anything at you, but why not mention it earlier when we had the mass name leaks about a month ago?
     
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    Fives have lives, fours have chores, threes have fleas, twos have blues, and ones don’t get a rhyme because they’re garbage!

    yeah I’ve not been big on crowdfunding stuff in the past. I’ve tried twice with kickstarter. First one went well, second one was a waste of $200-300. Can’t quite remember but I was done after that. This was just too awesome to pass up though.
     
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    Oh crap.....who gets to be the honeypot?
     
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    SecretWyvern Tax fraud is the right of all sentient beings

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    You.
     
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  6. SGMan

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    Kind of cool to see our boy on the Hasbro Pulse app.

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    I know. I just posted to give people a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing in general.

    The assembly part is sadly just part of capitalism. Work the people as hard as they can while spending a little money as possible. It's not something exclusive to Hasbro. Hopefully, folks here can appreciate how hard these folks work to get us what we want.

    Edit - Now that I think about it, I wonder how much of the assembly is automated? I'm sure they'll have machines to help the assembly, but these things are pretty complicated. Not sure the average toy manufacturing robot can do something that complex. It's not like they're making cars or airplane parts.
     
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  8. Hoffman

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    Toys in general are assembled by hand. From what I've seen, there are stations that will assemble different components, put them in a bin, and then I guess they hand the bin off to the next step. Even stuff like painting is manual, they'll create a mask, but then it's still a person standing there spraying each piece.
     
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    Oh ya I do recall the Haslab Unicron factory assembly vid.. looks like a tedious process.
     
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    Yeah, and QC issues just come down to companies not willing to pay more to have people inspect things diligently. I did a product where the QC process was a nightmare and we had to charge the guy a little extra because of all the workers being afraid and annoyed by all the steps needed. Although in our case, it was a product that needed almost NASA level of precision for it to work for something that's being sold in Walgreens.
     
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    Shouldn't be difficult. John Hasbro spends all his time in the bathroom, urinating on the hopes and dreams of all non-G1 Transformers fans.
     
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    So you in? We could use your hackerman skills
     
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    Well as others mentioned I normally don't drop info as soon as I receive it just to protect my mate a little.

    Also Proto block figures generally end up a fair bit different from final product, and lastly I'd normally have seen final test shots by now and would be reporting on those.

    Cheers :) 
     
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    damn,looks great
     
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    I still think it's weird we didn't get Boater/Seawatch and Pipo/Fixit to cap off the rescue patrol. We already technically have Fire and Holi.
     
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    The reason is because there weren't existing molds for them like there were for the two we got in this campaign.
     
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    This is probably a dumb thing to say when talking about Transformers uh, toys, but it looks a bit too toyish for my liking. Still, very cool to see Victory Saber being made as a new high end figure.
     
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    Well the $350 Haslab Rancor was announced. They just need 9k to get it started. They seem to have hit their sweet spot with $300-400. I wonder if the next Transformers project will reflect that.
     
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    Any Zavvi backers have their payments processed yet?
     
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    A little off topic, but man that new rancor's price is insane. Not bad as unicron obviously, but 350? Wow, good luck to those who back him. I honestly think we got a fair deal with Star Saber's asking price. Multiple figures plus the accessories for below 200. While rancor is one figure.
     
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