Zeta Toys Unicron ZV-02 Core Star

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by foxracing, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. mirage426

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    Yup. Im still confused about the whole crowdfund thing, too. We get to give Haslab money upfront, to have something made, yet we get no input? No sound or cool accessories, What? I feel like Tom Hanks in Big when he was testing the robot that turned into a building... It turns into a building, but.....
    At this point, 35 years in the game, TT and Hasbro should have this figure and engineering thing down, yet the little guys are are making them look like its their first week.
     
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    WOW, what's the story of this "real" transforming OP? is it a mass production for sale?
     
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    This thing better have red transparent abs.
     
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    Well if it doesn't, based on the video we saw, it wouldn't be too hard to remove the part in question and cast it in clear resin. The toy looks very modular so even if Zeta falls short, some of us (or at least myself) should be able to offer some improvements.

    If you look at that precise ab component in the video, it's even hollow, so sticking a watch battery powered LED in there is a very real possibility.
     
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  5. David Hingtgen

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    But Unicron is the chaos-bringer, he is random and unscheduled by nature...
     
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  6. Ryuu

    Ryuu It is Looooord!

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    I am so excited for this instead of the whole planet on the back haslab I don't care that it is slightly smaller this thing looks clean (compared to haslab)
     
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  7. Subotnik

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    Man, that planet mode really looks good. It’s a shame about all the kibble.
     
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    While I like that the stand doubles as a second (preferable) mouth and and energy beam...what are you mean't to stand it on when using both? The stand look incomplete/unstable without it's base and is non existent when the beam effect is used.
     
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  9. Ryuu

    Ryuu It is Looooord!

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    Wrong thread haslab Unicron is 3 forums down
     
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    I assumed you could still stand it on the beam prop thing when you have it attached to Unicron's mouth, as though he's eating your shelf.
     
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    Ok, I've put in my preorder with TF Direct. Now it's just a matter of waiting a few months if not more !! Finally gonna have a Unicron worthy of actually displaying in planet mode !!
     
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    Cool to see preorder there, I may wait til Showz shows up. Considering we haven't even seen this thing in color and the preorders are just starting, are we seriously going to see it in 2019? My bet is post Chinese New Year.
     
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    showz you say.....
    [Pre-Order] Zeta Toys ZT ZV-02 ZV02 Core Star Unicron Lord of Chaos
     
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    Well yes that is an option I suppose lol.
     
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  16. Ryuu

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    So gentleman this comes out in February..... Start planning those amazing valentine day things to do with your significant other so they don't get mad at you for buying this thing
     
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    What caught my surprise is when:
    - They pull out that long legs from the sphere.
    - They made the shins as encasement for the upper leg.
    - The shoulder parts is made from panels.
    - The front and back skirts are from panels as well.
    - Shoulder joints is made from die-cast to carry arm's weight.
    - The robot mode is clean

    It's not the biggest TF toy out there but it's the best representation of Unicron in both modes.
    Sorry HasLab.

    Zeta boys are geniuses in terms of engineering.
    A clean robot from a sphere.

    While a crowdfunded official unicron toy by a big toy company still have the planet parts still dangling on it's back.

    A big slap on Has-Tak's designers.
     
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    If that's the argument, then Hasbro's window was supposed to have already closed. People who wanted it would have already declared such and paid for it.
    Zeta's being released (or pre-orders becoming available) after that window closed would mean it is not competing.
     
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    Also, to get back on track, I MUCH prefer Zeta's Unicron. I can't wait to see how much the final price will be, and I'll pre-order.
     
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  20. autobotsrollout

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    Are there people cancelling their preorders of Haslab unicron for this Zeta one? there are like 5 people in this thread that have said so... That's undeniable proof that these two are competing... at least to small degree.
     
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