Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal

Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal

Thursday, August 8th, 2019 4:26am CDT

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If you're an Australian Transformers fan that has been lamenting over how difficult it is to order a HasLab Unicron at a decent price then EB Games and Zing Pop Culture have a deal for you! That's right, Australian EB Games and Zing Pop Culture stores are currently taking orders for Unicron and they're offering what appears to be the best deal worldwide. That's right, even better than the HasLab crowdfund itself! Here's the deal: the price is only $848 AUD which is about $575 USD, the same exact price as HasLab is asking at the current exchange rate. All that they asks for is a $100 AUD deposit (refundable if the crowdfund fails), while HasLab expects the full price upfront. That's not all, EB Games is also offering free shipping, HasLab doesn't (unless you renew your Pulse Premium membership). And if you're like my parents and afraid to buy anything online then you can also walk right into an Australian store and place your order and pick it up there. Hows that for service?

This is a rare and exceptional deal for Australian fans so try to make the most of it! And if you do let us know in the Energon Pub forums below, we'd love to hear from you.

Credit(s): Ozformers on Facebook


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Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033699)
Posted by Burn on August 8th, 2019 @ 5:02am CDT
I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that this absolutely the best possible outcome for Australian fans.

A few online retailers have been taking orders, but with EB Games/Zing we have a national franchise (who have begun to start carrying more TF exclusives) to deal with offering much more stability, PLUS, it's in partnership directly with Hasbro with any pre-orders going towards the overall 8,000 total required.

Then we have time to save up. Oh that is such a deal maker!

If it gets funded ... I'm going to enjoy walking into my local EB Games to collect him, the young bloke working there geeked out a little when I went in to pick up Ectotron, I can only imagine what their reaction will be to Unicron.

And yes, that means I'm officially a +1. Image
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033702)
Posted by Emerje on August 8th, 2019 @ 5:20am CDT
If we had that kind of deal going here I would honestly consider buying two, that's more than enough time to tuck away enough to cover that.

Emerje
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033704)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on August 8th, 2019 @ 5:25am CDT
I wonder if EB in Canada is taking pre-orders in store? I see they finally put Ratchet pre-orders online at EBGames.ca.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033705)
Posted by mblase75 on August 8th, 2019 @ 6:06am CDT
Is there a post somewhere collecting all the options so for for international buyers?
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033707)
Posted by UltraMarginal on August 8th, 2019 @ 6:53am CDT
I 100% agree with Burn.

and I'm another +1. I'm alittle, lot excited.

Fans here have spent the last 2 weeks investigating oddball international shipping forwarders, distant international friends, paying someone to receive it and forward it, taking it as a extra checked piece of luggage, all these ways of ordering and getting it here to Australia, then Zing/EB Games came through. I've been very impressed with some of their exclusives of late.


I might even consider buying a second but I'm going to find it very hard to justify.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033708)
Posted by Rainmaker on August 8th, 2019 @ 6:55am CDT
So, we only have to put in $100 at first but then how does the rest get paid? Do we have to immediately after it gets funded?

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033710)
Posted by megatronus on August 8th, 2019 @ 8:09am CDT
Congrats my Aussie friends! This is fantastically fantastic news!

Burn wrote:PLUS, it's in partnership directly with Hasbro with any pre-orders going towards the overall 8,000 total required.

Is this confirmed anywhere? I want to be absolutely sure this is the case.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033711)
Posted by william-james88 on August 8th, 2019 @ 9:10am CDT
megatronus wrote:Congrats my Aussie friends! This is fantastically fantastic news!

Burn wrote:PLUS, it's in partnership directly with Hasbro with any pre-orders going towards the overall 8,000 total required.

Is this confirmed anywhere? I want to be absolutely sure this is the case.

EB Games only deals with Hasbro directly. And the fact that there is no markup goes with that as well. I would consider it now implicit that Hasbro is giving the wolrdwide option through partnership with EB Games, as they do their Masterpiece figures.

And on that note, congrats Burn, I am very happy for you.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033714)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on August 8th, 2019 @ 9:32am CDT
I thought the HasLab stuff was only available for funding in the US though?
IT almost looks like there are a number of places putting together orders for if the crowd funding goes through but aren't including in the crowdfunding.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033717)
Posted by megatronus on August 8th, 2019 @ 9:38am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
megatronus wrote:Congrats my Aussie friends! This is fantastically fantastic news!

Burn wrote:PLUS, it's in partnership directly with Hasbro with any pre-orders going towards the overall 8,000 total required.

Is this confirmed anywhere? I want to be absolutely sure this is the case.

EB Games only deals with Hasbro directly. And the fact that there is no markup goes with that as well. I would consider it now implicit that Hasbro is giving the wolrdwide option through partnership with EB Games, as they do their Masterpiece figures.

And on that note, congrats Burn, I am very happy for you.

I was unclear - what I want to confirm is whether the orders through EB Games will count towards the 8000 total. I don't doubt the partnership with Hasbro exists.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033735)
Posted by Optimutt on August 8th, 2019 @ 10:33am CDT
This is HUGE news! Congrats, my Ozzie friends on this deal.

If this were an option here in the USA, I would also 100% throw in my money. $100 this month, $100 next, month, etc would absolutely be affordable. But it's the single lump sum NOW that will 100% prevent me from buying into this.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033740)
Posted by mordhelm on August 8th, 2019 @ 11:16am CDT
As a quick note. If you buy through Hasbro Pulse, shipping to CONUS is free. It is specified in the Shipping Policy.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033746)
Posted by Stargrave on August 8th, 2019 @ 11:47am CDT
2317.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033747)
Posted by Chriphord on August 8th, 2019 @ 11:49am CDT
What numbers are people thinking that we'll get from this news about EB Games and Zing? Does anyone think that once the word gets out that we'll get an significant number of backers (like an extra 2K) from Australia?
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033750)
Posted by DarthFoozar on August 8th, 2019 @ 11:50am CDT
Emerje wrote:That's right, even better than the HasLab crowdfund itself! Here's the deal: the price is only $848 AUD which is about $575 USD, the same exact price as HasLab is asking at the current exchange rate. All that they asks for is a $100 AUD deposit (refundable if the crowdfund fails), while HasLab expects the full price upfront.


False. HasLab does not charge anything up front. There is no deposit, and no money is expected unless the crowdfund is completely fulfilled. It is right in the agreement. I am not sure if this is a misunderstanding on the part of the poster, but it needs to be noted. Of course, you might be referring to overseas sales only, in which case I apologize for misunderstanding you.
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033754)
Posted by william-james88 on August 8th, 2019 @ 12:40pm CDT
DarthFoozar wrote:
Emerje wrote:That's right, even better than the HasLab crowdfund itself! Here's the deal: the price is only $848 AUD which is about $575 USD, the same exact price as HasLab is asking at the current exchange rate. All that they asks for is a $100 AUD deposit (refundable if the crowdfund fails), while HasLab expects the full price upfront.


False. HasLab does not charge anything up front. There is no deposit, and no money is expected unless the crowdfund is completely fulfilled. It is right in the agreement. I am not sure if this is a misunderstanding on the part of the poster, but it needs to be noted. Of course, you might be referring to overseas sales only, in which case I apologize for misunderstanding you.

By up front, he meant later this month if the project is a go. Australia doesnt have to pay more than 100$ until the toy is released (i think)
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033762)
Posted by Stargrave on August 8th, 2019 @ 2:58pm CDT
Found this on Twitter and thought it was funny;
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Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033763)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 8th, 2019 @ 3:02pm CDT
That's amazing
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033764)
Posted by Emerje on August 8th, 2019 @ 3:03pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
DarthFoozar wrote:
Emerje wrote:That's right, even better than the HasLab crowdfund itself! Here's the deal: the price is only $848 AUD which is about $575 USD, the same exact price as HasLab is asking at the current exchange rate. All that they asks for is a $100 AUD deposit (refundable if the crowdfund fails), while HasLab expects the full price upfront.


False. HasLab does not charge anything up front. There is no deposit, and no money is expected unless the crowdfund is completely fulfilled. It is right in the agreement. I am not sure if this is a misunderstanding on the part of the poster, but it needs to be noted. Of course, you might be referring to overseas sales only, in which case I apologize for misunderstanding you.

By up front, he meant later this month if the project is a go. Australia doesnt have to pay more than 100$ until the toy is released (i think)

Correct. Paying in full in August 2019 instead of at release in 2021 is paying upfront, there's mo other way to describe it.

Emerje
Re: Australian EB Games and Zing stores Open Unicron Pre-Orders with a Sweet Deal (2033766)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2019 @ 3:08pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:Found this on Twitter and thought it was funny;
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Heh, 100 years ago was also both the year after World War I ended, and nine years after the wizard went to Oz. :P

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