Haslab Transformers Unicron Passes Halfway Mark But Still Needs Your Help!
Monday, August 26th, 2019 11:16PM CDTCategories: Movie Related News, Toy News, Collectables
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That's right fellow Seibertronians after starting the day with a strange glitch that saw the counter dip down to about 1,500 backers (supporters, orders, Unicrons) Haslab Transformers Unicron is ending the day swinging coming in at a combined number of 4,782 backers! The turquois titan is still in the fight but he can't come into full being without your support! We're in his corner and we need to pull for him. There's only five days left to go!
For Fanformers old and new Unicron is the end of all storylines. In many cases he plays a big role in the beginning of them too. All roads in our fandom inevitably lead to conflict with this character because he is thee omega, the end all be all for our favorite heroes and villains to finally come together and defeat what they alone could not manage or muster separately. He has always provided the darkest hour for us to shine our brightest.
And now, like all conflicts against Unicron, we must band together and fight FOR UNICRON! Know an old friend who might like this? Ask them about Unicron! Have a co-worker claim they're the ultimate Transformer fan? This is the item for them! Let anyone who you know that loves Transformers know about the opportunity to support this project.
Below we're re-posting the questions that were recently answered by Haslab about the Unicron project. This open invite was posted to Instagram last week with fans chiming in with their questions about the Chaos Bringer. Our own editor William-James sorted through and wrote them out for you to read:
"Hasbro has just posted a video where the brand team answers questions that were asked regarding their big Unicron. As of right now there are 2,945 backers through pulse but this does not include orders from other channels yet. 8,000 orders are needed for this toy to be produced. Here is a breakdown of what we learn, of course please watch the video to see exactly what was said.
There is currently no intention on extending the deadline.
There are no lights and sounds, conversion was the most important part.
While what we have seen so far is a prototype, it is the best representation of the colour the final toy will have.
The project started over a year and a half ago.
He has six joints in each of the hands with a total of 50 articulation points.
The bot alone is 19 pounds.
He has both 5mm and 3mm ports for integration with the Siege line (and anything else that fits those measures).
You can watch the video here."
Here's Unicron's product listing from Haslab:
“The Lord of Chaos. The Planet Eater. The Chaos Bringer. Unicron stands alone as the most menacing figure in Transformers lore, capable of devouring entire worlds and civilizations. He debuted in the 1986 film Transformers: The Movie and his insatiable appetite nearly brought the entire universe to its knees.
But his legacy transcends both space and time.
“I have summoned you here for a purpose.” - Unicron
Transformers fans may be mere humans, inhabiting a miniscule planet hardly worth consuming, but they are some of the most passionate fans out there. That’s why HASLAB, the Hasbro Pulse crowdsourcing platform, is the place to awaken such a massive project.
Introducing the first ever Transformers HASLAB project: Transformers War For Cybertron Unicron.
“Then it pleases me to be the first.” - Unicron
Join us in a historic opportunity to celebrate the legendary Unicron with a figure whose features, detail, and scale are worthy of his gigantic legacy.
This campaign will move into production when it reaches its minimum goal of 8,000 backers. All support must be received by 11:59 PM EST on August 31, 2019. If the campaign is successful your payment method will be charged on August 31, 2019. Orders are estimated to ship in early 2021.
*Limit of 5 per transaction.”
And here's all the videos Hasbro/Haslab has posted on the project so far. Here you can find videos of the Transformation, the features, and that adorable freaky little noggin that pops right off those spiky shoulders. Enjoy!
Full Conversion from planet to robot:
Planet mode breakdown:
Robot mode features:
Unicron Conversion video with designer Kunihiro appropriately dressed for the auspicious occasion:
Share your thoughts on Unicron in the forum and make sure to stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!
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Posted by megatronus on August 26th, 2019 @ 11:55pm CDT
Posted by Regimus Prime on August 27th, 2019 @ 2:47am CDT
Posted by Lord_Unicron on August 27th, 2019 @ 3:03am CDT
Gonna cost me a fortune for having it shipped to Europe (the Neterlands). But gonna be worth it.
Let's hope it gets backup.
Posted by Triggerdick Megatron on August 27th, 2019 @ 4:07am CDT
m... No I won't...
*Five days later...*
Hasbro: Time's up! The total number of Unicrons ordered is... 7,999... I'm sorry but we are not going to take this to production.
Me: I feel like this is partly my fault...
Seriously, I am giving all my moral support. I want this to succeed!
Posted by Coptur on August 27th, 2019 @ 4:52am CDT
4814 as of my post.
Posted by william-james88 on August 27th, 2019 @ 8:22am CDT
Hasbro is introducing more movie accuracy to the Bringer of Chaos. Just revealed, the legendary Unicron will come with interchangeable chins, allowing fans to switch back and forth between a smooth chin and a goatee-style chin, just like in the 1986 Transformers The Movie. Now, the infamous Planet Eater is ready for any scene!
The colossal Unicron will also come with a Galvatron slug figure so fans can pose out epic movie scenes with the two villains. The Galvatron figure is a slug that stands 3.75 cm (1.5 inches) tall, ready for battle with his iconic blaster and just the right size to fit in Unicron’s hand as seen in the 1986 film.
You can see the images below and you can click them or here to order Unicron on Hasbro Pulse.
Posted by Sabrblade on August 27th, 2019 @ 8:27am CDT
Also, YES!!!! BEEEEEEEEEEEEEARD!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 27th, 2019 @ 8:31am CDT
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)
Posted by cruizerdave on August 27th, 2019 @ 8:44am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on August 27th, 2019 @ 8:48am CDT
What does that have to do with any of this?cruizerdave wrote:Yet we still don't have a masterpiece version of Galvy.
Posted by megatronus on August 27th, 2019 @ 8:58am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:What does that have to do with any of this?cruizerdave wrote:Yet we still don't have a masterpiece version of Galvy.
My thoughts exactly.
I wish this was a more movie accurate piece. I wonder if they just printed the easiest-to-find model they had, i.e. TR Galvatron, but plan to provide a more G1 inspired one with the final product...
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 27th, 2019 @ 9:18am CDT
cruizerdave wrote:Yet we still don't have a masterpiece version of Galvy.
Yet two reasonable third party ones to choose from, unlike Unicron (yet...)
Posted by Lore Keeper on August 27th, 2019 @ 9:19am CDT
Posted by Mindmaster on August 27th, 2019 @ 9:38am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on August 27th, 2019 @ 9:47am CDT
Go for one of the other options that lets you instead save up until 2021, with only a $150 down payment instead of $600.Mindmaster wrote:Christ, now they do the goatee. They should’ve revealed everything from the get-go instead of trickling it out as the days go by. See now I’m on board, but dammit I can’t afford it in four days. The Army only pays me so much
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on August 27th, 2019 @ 9:47am CDT
Seeing that Galvy makes me wish they had made him during the days when World's Smallest Transformers were a thing. But it's not the first time I wished for that,
Posted by megatronus on August 27th, 2019 @ 9:50am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on August 27th, 2019 @ 9:54am CDT
Eh, the scene with him getting swallowed by Unicron had him out of scale anyway. They made him too big so that he could be more visible onscreen, so this toy being too big reflects that. Otherwise, this mini-Galvatron would have to be smaller than an ant to be correct-scaled.megatronus wrote:Looking at Galvatron again, I'm pretty sure he's too big. 1 inch is probably still too big, but I'd prefer that.
Posted by megatronus on August 27th, 2019 @ 9:58am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Eh, the scene with him getting swallowed by Unicron had him out of scale anyway. They made him too big so that he could be more visible onscreen, so this toy being too big reflects that. Otherwise, this mini-Galvatron would have to be smaller than an ant to be correct-scaled.megatronus wrote:Looking at Galvatron again, I'm pretty sure he's too big. 1 inch is probably still too big, but I'd prefer that.
Well yea, but even at an inch he's way out of scale. Unless the figure was at maximum half a centimeter the scaling wouldn't work. But I'd like to get slightly closer to the ideal.
Posted by BERSEKAEL on August 27th, 2019 @ 10:14am CDT