Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby joevill » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:43 am

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:44 am

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yeah scale cant really be achieved with Unicron because he is so massive. The closest would be to take a Titan Master and place it on his surface and *pretend* it was Metroplex or Fort Max, but even that wouldn't be quite right.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby megatronus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:54 am

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joevill wrote:NOM NOM NOM!!

Last week reveal: Unicron comes with the blue plush costume they fabricated for Cookie Monster! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Coptur » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:03 am

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The Galvatrons neat but it just shows how badly unicron scales with anything even in the movie (compared to the size of a spaceship crashing through his eye)


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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Knight » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:07 am

What I want, is a removable eye piece that can be replaced with one that has the Quintison ship going into it.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:26 am

Honestly, I think this covers most of my issues with the figure AND the various looks/scenes I'd want to achieve. Chin, face swap, eye damage, etc. They've nailed it.

If there are any other reveals, I hope they may have to do with inside functionality.

I'd love it if there were an area you could reveal an area with moving pistons and pipes (when he is energized from eating a planet) — OR especially the inside command center with all the TV screens.

It seems like — since the toy has to be hollow — that they could spend some effort to detail and exploit some hollow areas to give a not to those scenes (and jump start our imaginations.)
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:29 am

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Acid Pit!
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Acid Pit!

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby PadForce » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:23 pm

that Galvatron is bad comedy
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:39 pm

Since there is a like a year to release, I'm guessing this Galvatron is just a placeholder.

I also thought of the acid pit, but I think it would be third on my list under the other two interior gimmicks I mentioned.

(Mostly, because it would be impossible to scale any figures to drop into the acid. It's not like you could pull out your G1 /WST Bee or Cliffjumper to put in the acid. Too big.

The other two gimmicks — brain, pistons — would look great and function without extra figures.)

Mind you I DO still want it... just as third on my list. ;-) Maybe they can work to represent all three, since much of it would simply be molded in the recesses of the figure. (There seriously has to be some monstrous cavities inside that guy's torso, stomach, back, legs — so who knows.)

Thinking about this, I guess I'd shoot for back of head or upper torso for brain cavity, and stomach area for pistons and/or acid pit to represent digestion? I'll have to look at the photos closely and think on this...
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby griftimus prime » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:41 pm

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby megatronus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:44 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:Thinking about this, I guess I'd shoot for back of head or upper torso for brain cavity, and stomach area for pistons and/or acid pit to represent digestion? I'll have to look at the photos closely and think on this...

Given the head already has the swappable face gimmicks, as well as the articulated eyes, I wouldn't count on them being able to pack anything else in there. I could be wrong, though.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:46 pm

What's not even close? ... the acid pit? My ideas? The number of backers out of 8000?
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby griftimus prime » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:48 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:What's not even close? ... the acid pit? My ideas? The number of backers out of 8000?

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:55 pm

Yeah, I'm hoping they have a backup plan... extend the deadline or push it back a few months with a big heads-up that they are re-doing it. Or simply fudge it if they are really close... like 7000+.

Or maybe Hasbro could swoop in to chip in some of the dough? Who knows, but I still have a little hope. There are a lot more people jumping in in the past week than before. Crossing my fingers.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby megatronus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:08 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I'm hoping they have a backup plan... extend the deadline or push it back a few months with a big heads-up that they are re-doing it. Or simply fudge it if they are really close... like 7000+.

Or maybe Hasbro could swoop in to chip in some of the dough? Who knows, but I still have a little hope. There are a lot more people jumping in in the past week than before. Crossing my fingers.

Remember: they added 1500 in affiliate orders, but it was unclear whether that included TakaraTomy Mall, US retailers, or both. In any case, it appears there's still a large chunk of international orders that have not yet been counted, and the inevitable last day spike.

I'm very hopeful.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:11 pm

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I think there's still some to be added from the third party sites that aren't affiliated with hasbro.

I wouldn't hold out much hope for molded detail within unicron as all those bot pieces have to go somewhere and as such everything will be measured to fit, molded details may get in the way of Transformation mechanisms.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:16 pm

I'm more talking about the underside of the flat pieces — like the inside of Metroplex's legs. Those areas have to be there, and adding sculpting doesn't get in the way of transformation or add any more complexity to the figure, weight, etc.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Stargrave » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:50 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I'm hoping they have a backup plan... extend the deadline or push it back a few months with a big heads-up that they are re-doing it. Or simply fudge it if they are really close... like 7000+.

Or maybe Hasbro could swoop in to chip in some of the dough? Who knows, but I still have a little hope. There are a lot more people jumping in in the past week than before. Crossing my fingers.

Remember: they added 1500 in affiliate orders, but it was unclear whether that included TakaraTomy Mall, US retailers, or both. In any case, it appears there's still a large chunk of international orders that have not yet been counted, and the inevitable last day spike.

I'm very hopeful.


And you stay hopeful you positive sunvaglitch. ;)^ It’ll happen and it’ll be awesome. I’ve just got this feeling...
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:04 pm

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The way things are going we'll be at 5,000 within the next couple hours, currently at 4,965. Things are really moving at a steady pace. 3,000 worldwide in the next four days should be doable.

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:14 pm

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Out of curiousity how many stores have preorders?
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:16 pm

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As a heads up for anyone who preordered through TFSource back before they updated their policy to include a $150 down payment, I just got an email from them yesterday about my deposit being due by 8/30, so if you haven't gotten a notification from them yet, you should be getting one very soon.

I'm nearly all set to make the payment via PayPal, just waiting for my next paycheck notice before I do. And if TFSource's deadline is 8/30, then that must mean they're getting ready to submit all of their numbers to Hasbro on either 8/30 or 8/31.
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:30 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:As a heads up for anyone who preordered through TFSource back before they updated their policy to include a $150 down payment, I just got an email from them yesterday about my deposit being due by 8/30, so if you haven't gotten a notification from them yet, you should be getting one very soon.

I'm nearly all set to make the payment via PayPal, just waiting for my next paycheck notice before I do. And if TFSource's deadline is 8/30, then that must mean they're getting ready to submit all of their numbers to Hasbro on either 8/30 or 8/31.

Damn... I was really hoping i had gotten away with not paying.

and I won't be able to pay until Monday night anyway because I will be away.

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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Crosscheck » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:34 pm

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Why does Hasbro insist on making Unicron that sickly yellow orange when he has ALWAYS been a very saturated orange?
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby Ravage2031 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:11 pm

Quick question about using TF Source. Will they charge the $150 if it hits 8000 or only if you happen to cancel?
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Re: Haslab Unicron Discussion Thread

Postby megatronus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:25 pm

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Ravage2031 wrote:Quick question about using TF Source. Will they charge the $150 if it hits 8000 or only if you happen to cancel?

It’s a down payment; if it hits the funding goal and is confirmed moving to production, you’ll get charged.
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