Transformers Haslab Victory Saber Revealed! Crowdfunding Campaign Live!

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

  1. ArkinDotWav

    ArkinDotWav Self Proclaimed Star Saber Backer #555

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    I've said it a few times here, but I do wish the smaller Saber bot had hinged fingers to hold the matrix. I know that Star Saber never interacted with it in any media to date, but he is an Autobot commander, so I like to personally think he has it, and it'd make for fun pictures and posses, especially next to Optimus, Hot Rod/Rodimus, and even Primal.

    But it's not a big deal. Like I said, he never had the matrix before, so it's not something that needed to be done. Just would've been neat. I can't believe I'm saying this, but for once I'm glad his hands are on balljoints so that if a 3p comes out with hinged hands it'd be a quick and painless swap.

    As for the full Star Saber, I'm fine with the hands we're getting, but like the smaller bot, Rodimus styled hands would just make for really cool posses and pics. Not necessary to me, but definitely would've been cool. Hell, even just an individual pointer finger with no mid finger bends would be cool enough, like some MPs have.
     
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  2. Autobot Burnout

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    You don't know what the layout of the factory floor looks like. These pictures could have been taken inside the office/managerial spaces or a showroom type area.
     
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  3. John TheDestroyer

    John TheDestroyer Yoinkus

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    Hard disagree from me. I think painted on windows look awful. Maybe I'm in the minority but I would rather have a slightly more fragile figure if it means it won't have the dreadful cheap looking painted on windows
     
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  4. octobotimus

    octobotimus Lost in space

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    Or they could just do what they used to do, make the clear plastic be a separate piece instead of casting half the figure in it….

    that’s generally the best solution for that.
     
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  5. Gumblor Gimbles

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    I dislike the ease with which clear plastic will stress, crack and break, as well as how easily paint chips. So I'm on board with clear plastic windshields underneath plastic roofs.
     
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  6. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

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    I've been saying the same thing since forever. :lol 
     
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  7. Neko-bot77

    Neko-bot77 Cybertronian Kitty

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    Clear plastic is for light-piping the eyes and "energon weapons", anything else (windshields especially) should be regular plastic with paint.
     
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    Ramberk Magnus Well-Known Member

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    I also prefer clear plastic windshields.
     
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    PloverNutter Well-Known Member

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    Damn I don't look at this thread for a while and two fights break out.
     
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  10. ScorponokIsHere

    ScorponokIsHere He is Arrived Indeed

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    1) This is not just something "they used to do" but stopped. Whether it's one translucent piece painted or a translucent piece behind an opaque plastic piece has always depended on the individual needs of the toy. You can find examples of both throughout the history of the line.

    2) oh yeah always casting half the toy in translucent plastic, always definitely, this is a thing that happens
     
  11. G.B. Blackrock

    G.B. Blackrock Autobot Ally

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    I'm not anti-transparent plastic like some people are, but I'm all for painted windows rather than the masses of transparent plastic some of these toys are getting. Most of the time, all a clear windshield does is make it obvious that the interior of the vehicle is robot parts.
     
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  12. TranslucentBag

    TranslucentBag Definitively "Graph Guy"

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    To get back to some Haslab talk....what do you all make of the chances of the Sky Striker and the Rancor?

    I've been keeping an eye on them. They have 8 and 7 days left respectively. The SS is pretty much stuck in the doldrum/stagnation phase. I’m relatively confident that it will get funded at the last minute, but it will be interesting to see how the FOMO orders pan out and how many tier goals it will hit.
    The Rancor I’m less confident in. That final tier reveal announcement was a momentum killer. Over 300 orders were canceled in 4 days and it has yet to recover them. With just over 50% funded, that was a disaster, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it receive an extension a la Unicron.
    Right now all the Haslab projects are lagging a bit. This might be a warning to them not to run three campaigns all at once—and during the holidays to boot.
     
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  13. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    Well...when Star Saber became the commander, Rodimus Prime was still technically alive and well flying around somewhere in space looking for a new Cybertron. And he took the Matrix with him...so, yeah, Star Saber never even got a chance to hold it, let alone retain it. Honestly, it was nice for TOEI to remove the Deus Ex Machina hanging around the franchise in terms of Vector Sigma and The Matrix...no more "get out of jail free" cards to play. Star Saber simply became leader because he's that awesome.
     
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    Honestly it is still too soon to tell. Galactus looked like it was going to fail 5 days before the deadline at 11,000 backers then BOOM, 32,000 backers a the finish line. Third Party retailers could help push them over the edge (maybe not GI Joe as I am not sure how a brand of super US soldiers does internationally). The Ghostbuster Proton Pack has been doing really well since it just passed the second stretch goal. The new movie really helped it keep a strong momentum from the start.
     
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    It also future-proofs against damage. I'd flip my lid if something caused paint damage on my Classics Optimus Prime's arm kibble because those two gigantic plates are painted transparent plastic...all for the sake of TWO TINY WINDOWS on each side.

    Frankly, I think FOMO and scalpers are going to push the Rancor juuuuuuuust over the minimum since the actual toy sounds pretty dope (lets be honest, how many of us would have the Rancor eat Jar-Jar, Palpatine, or Greedo?), but yeah the stretch goals really don't add much value to the thing and make it feel like ALL the budget was spent on the Rancor when the most that can be offered is stuff that could easily be made off a 3D printer, a cardboard background ala Studio Series, and exclusive package variants of existing figures (because that Luke is going to get reused if they're remolding the head or whatever).
     
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  16. Banannixx

    Banannixx The Banana Man

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    On an utterly and complete different note to all of that, what kind of jet is Saber, exactly?

    Assuming that he has a real world equivalent.
     
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  17. TickTockGoesTheClock

    TickTockGoesTheClock Dōmo arigatō, Mr Roboto.

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    He's a US-1984-Fiction-Al-J.Et model.
     
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  18. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    JP-1989, you mean :p .

    But yeah, like most late-G1 stuff, completely made up.
     
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    Looks like the Rancor is bouncing back. Up nearly 200 backers since yesterday.
     
  20. Kaynowa

    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    They announced the rancor keeper as an add on to the base 9k