Would you buy a 4-foot-tall non-transformable rotocast Unicron?

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Would you buy a 4' tall non-transformable rotocast Unicron?

  1. Absolutely!

    7 vote(s)
    13.7%
  2. Not interested in something that big

    25 vote(s)
    49.0%
  3. Not interesting in something that doesn't transform

    19 vote(s)
    37.3%
  1. psychography2

    psychography2 Well-Known Member

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    The interview with Haslab Unicorn's main designer said that Haslab's current size was limited by plastic strength due to the weight of the figure. There's also some concern over displaying a figure that, with its stand, weighs 30lbs. At the same time, Jakks Pacific has made several LARGE-scale rotocast PVC figures of Batman, Ninja Turtles, and Star Wars characters. Rotocasting is ideal for large-scale figures due to them being hollow and therefore lightweight and relatively inexpensive. An enterprising third party could pretty easily make a fairly large-scale rotocast Unicron with limited poseability for a relatively small cost, assuming that it's shipped unassembled- removable head and all.

    The thing is, would you want such a thing? If someone made a 4-foot tall (or larger) non-transforming Unicron, would you buy it?
     
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  2. MegaMoonMan

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    You forgot the "FUCK NO" option. Beyond too big, doesn't transform, absolutely pointless.

    I have a toy collection, not a wax museum.
     
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  3. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron Heavy Metal Flamewar

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    Yes. He turns into a basketball with teeth
     
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  4. El Duque

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    Not interested in non-transforming transformers.
     
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  5. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron Heavy Metal Flamewar

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    Let me ask you this, El Duque...

    If you got a 4ft tall Unicron, where are you going to display an alternate mode, the size of a yoga ball?
     
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  6. MnemonicSyntax

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    If it was in planet mode, sure.
     
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    no i'm happy with "soldier story unicron statue" but i would buy a 4ft tall metroplex i wouldn't care if it didn't transform being 4ft you would never want to anyway or if you did once would probably be enough :lol 

    a big non transfoming planet mode is what i want i was gutted the one soldier story was showing off never went into production , maybe they didn't sell enough of the robot mode statue
     
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  8. StrangePlanet

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    Just don't want stuff that big.
    Masterpiece is cool with the carbots being about 6 inches tall, but the leaders are already really big to me. You get a few of those and jeez, that's a lot of space being taken up by toys already. That's enough.
     
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  9. XIII

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    You forgot, "Hell no. I don't buy rotocast crap". :p  Rotocast does not hold up to any sort of detail and large parts eventually deform and sag. Gravity is a bitch.

    Now, a big polystone statue... Maybe. Prime 1?
     
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    Way too big for me. I definitely see the appeal, something that huge would look great posed with a bunch of MPs - But you'd need a dedicated room for TFs at that point and I live in a one bedroom apartment. I recently got First4 Ornstein and he's about 26 inches base to top - Ridiculously huge already for my limited space. Maybe someday when I'm done with college and own a house I can build a shed to store my child sized Unicron.
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    I've got plenty of room, I would probably build something custom.
     
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    I'd buy a planet mode,i it kept it's maw features

    (Not necessarily oversized, though)
     
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    More so than the other options, I'm not interested in something that would cost whatever it would have to cost. The shipping alone would likely be more than I'd be willing to pay for it!
     
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    I think I'd rather just make a unicron costume for my 5 year old , hes always destroying my shit anyways , might as well look the part
     
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    Sure! $80 a post.
     
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    If it were in planet mode I'd be way more likely to get one.
    A 4-ft diameter Unicron in planet mode can be used as a sort of decoration. A display piece that is more than just a robot, more than just a toy. Now it's a centerpiece. A thing to hang from the ceiling and what a neat conversation starter. One of several quirky things in the house. It seems really different to me than having some toddler-sized robot toy in the house.
     
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    A 4 foot robot can most definitely be a quirky, stylish conversation piece in someone's home. Like it wouldn't be different from a giant strange planet with claws coming out of Sarlaac pit mouth hanging from the ceiling.

    Ha!
     
  19. mikeszekely

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    I voted no because 4' is way too big for anything in my collection. But also no because I want it to transform.
     
  20. NOCV

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    I don't buy that. We're talking engineering here.

    I believe the reality is that they knew a figure that large would require so much material to support its weight, that purchasing and shipping it would be probably triple where we're at now on price.