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More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More

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Hasbro has updated their Haslab Victory Saber page to have many more images of the painted grey model representing the final colour layout. Here we see shots of all possible modes, including the airship mode for Victory Leo and how great he looks in lion mod with that big canon. Speaking of the canon, we need just a little over 1300 more backers (or pre ordered copies) to get it. At this point, we do not know if the Japanese numbers were even counted, so we'll see. These images also show us the colour of the bloosh effects, which would be unique to this release (so far).

So here are the images, along with some we already posted before, but please remember that this shows fully painted grey plastic while the finished toy would be a mix of coloured plastic and paint applications, as is always the case.

Here is the main crowdfunding page: https://hasbropulse.com/collections/has ... tory-saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

Transformers News: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo and Victory Saber

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Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117469)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 2nd, 2021 @ 11:28pm CDT
I do wish they'd found a way to paint the Brain's face. I know it's so tiny, but still.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117470)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on October 2nd, 2021 @ 11:31pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I do wish they'd found a way to paint the Brain's face. I know it's so tiny, but still.

I mean, I'm not expecting any of that paint to stay. Maybe the red, white, and blue, but the gold's probably not
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117474)
Posted by King Kuuga on October 2nd, 2021 @ 11:51pm CDT
Base mode is a joke, I don't care if it's accurate to the original toy or not.

Shield looks good, hope we get it, won't lose sleep if we don't.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117476)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 2nd, 2021 @ 11:56pm CDT
King Kuuga wrote:Base mode is a joke, I don't care if it's accurate to the original toy or not.
It's more of a weapons platform/turret than a battle station.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117485)
Posted by King Kuuga on October 3rd, 2021 @ 11:42am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
King Kuuga wrote:Base mode is a joke, I don't care if it's accurate to the original toy or not.
It's more of a weapons platform/turret than a battle station.

You can call it what you want, it's still just Star Saber doing the splits.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117487)
Posted by Asepticon on October 3rd, 2021 @ 11:55am CDT
Does the sword not look a bit small?
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117489)
Posted by william-james88 on October 3rd, 2021 @ 12:39pm CDT
King Kuuga wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
King Kuuga wrote:Base mode is a joke, I don't care if it's accurate to the original toy or not.
It's more of a weapons platform/turret than a battle station.

You can call it what you want, it's still just Star Saber doing the splits.


Does it matter though? I think there is no one out there going “I was gonna back this, but now that I see the base mode looks like it did on the G1 toy, I won’t anymore”
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117491)
Posted by King Kuuga on October 3rd, 2021 @ 12:47pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
King Kuuga wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
King Kuuga wrote:Base mode is a joke, I don't care if it's accurate to the original toy or not.
It's more of a weapons platform/turret than a battle station.

You can call it what you want, it's still just Star Saber doing the splits.


Does it matter though? I think there is no one out there going “I was gonna back this, but now that I see the base mode looks like it did on the G1 toy, I won’t anymore”

It's not a deterrent but it's funny that they're pushing it, even just as a bonus feature.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117494)
Posted by First-Aid on October 3rd, 2021 @ 1:22pm CDT
These sold it for me. The colors are great, vibrant, and just really nicely done. Looking at it now, I can't believe buy in for this is only 180USD. This is essentially a 5 figure set so even with that price, considering what it is and is being included, this is a decent value. I'm honesetly not as familiar with the Japanese series, but I just love how this figure looks and the nice diversity of modes.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117495)
Posted by william-james88 on October 3rd, 2021 @ 1:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I do wish they'd found a way to paint the Brain's face. I know it's so tiny, but still.


I do too but I what I think is that since it will just be molded plastic, it will look better and more detailed than the shot they put there which is just dabbed in blue paint.

King Kuuga wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
King Kuuga wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
King Kuuga wrote:Base mode is a joke, I don't care if it's accurate to the original toy or not.
It's more of a weapons platform/turret than a battle station.

You can call it what you want, it's still just Star Saber doing the splits.


Does it matter though? I think there is no one out there going “I was gonna back this, but now that I see the base mode looks like it did on the G1 toy, I won’t anymore”

It's not a deterrent but it's funny that they're pushing it, even just as a bonus feature.


Since it's not a deterrent and rather easy to ignore, there is only a possibility of gain by showing all the features this toy has. There's always gonna be a fan that goes "but the G1 toy did that, can this toy do this too?" And yes, it can, here's some extra images about it. Plus I think the real goal here is to show how much the shield adds to this, making the stretch goal even more desired than it may have been before.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117497)
Posted by King Kuuga on October 3rd, 2021 @ 2:45pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Plus I think the real goal here is to show how much the shield adds to this, making the stretch goal even more desired than it may have been before.

Alright that's fair, I'll drink to that.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117502)
Posted by Whifflefire on October 3rd, 2021 @ 3:54pm CDT
Finally took the plunge. I had always intended to, it's not just cause it's fully backed now, it's just I needed the motivation to create a Hasbropulse account. They look great, and I'm really looking forward to forgetting how much I had to spend to get them #-o . Total backing as of my purchase was 12,803, still a ways to go before the tiers, so I hope there are some people who are in the same boat as I was and find the motivation before the end of the week.

:MARIO: "Let's-a-go?"

:HASBRO: "No, Let's say go!"
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117503)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 3rd, 2021 @ 4:09pm CDT
base mode reminds me of one of those riot control barriers
riot-water.jpg
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117504)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 3rd, 2021 @ 4:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I do wish they'd found a way to paint the Brain's face. I know it's so tiny, but still.

isnt this just the painted prototype and not the final product
theres still a chance ;)
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117514)
Posted by sol magnus on October 3rd, 2021 @ 8:33pm CDT
Man, I hope those overseas orders are enough to get us all the tiers. I won't be fatally disappointed, but it will feel like a waste.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117518)
Posted by Autobot N on October 3rd, 2021 @ 9:34pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:Man, I hope those overseas orders are enough to get us all the tiers. I won't be fatally disappointed, but it will feel like a waste.
The V-Lock has to be guaranteed at this point IMO, not sure about the others
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117527)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 3rd, 2021 @ 11:05pm CDT
Looking damn good so far!

Let's hope all 3 stretch goals will be unlocked by the end.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117532)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on October 4th, 2021 @ 7:50am CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I do wish they'd found a way to paint the Brain's face. I know it's so tiny, but still.

I mean, I'm not expecting any of that paint to stay. Maybe the red, white, and blue, but the gold's probably not


I imagine that we wont even get three colors on it when the final product hits. We already know Haslab will cheap out on the final product even though they make massive amounts of cash from the preorders.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117544)
Posted by Hero Alpha on October 4th, 2021 @ 1:23pm CDT
These colour photos look awesome. I just backed it myself. The whole time I was leaning towards backing, for one I didnt back Unicron and still regret it, also the whole package is sweet. For years I have wanted an awesome Star Saber and Overlord. Like a few others already mentioned, I hope we gets at least the first stretch goal though from orders not added yet.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117546)
Posted by o.supreme on October 4th, 2021 @ 1:32pm CDT
Since we know *some* 3rd party retailers, and TT Mall backings haven't been included yet, we don't know how much it will account for in the end.

Other than the infamous Cookie Monster that didn't fund at all, were there any other Haslab's that didn't meet all their stretch goals? Unfortunately Hasbro's information on past Haslabs is limited. They don't even want to acknowledge their one failure.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117548)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on October 4th, 2021 @ 1:48pm CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I do wish they'd found a way to paint the Brain's face. I know it's so tiny, but still.

I mean, I'm not expecting any of that paint to stay. Maybe the red, white, and blue, but the gold's probably not


I imagine that we wont even get three colors on it when the final product hits. We already know Haslab will cheap out on the final product even though they make massive amounts of cash from the preorders.

I'd be shocked if we didn't get at least three cause the arms can be molded in white, the main body can be molded in red, and the faceplate is molded in a third plastic color, presumably blue for the visor, and the Brainmaster's head is attached to the faceplate. I was just meaning that I'm expecting Titans Return level of paint where details are sculpted, but not highlighted
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117549)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on October 4th, 2021 @ 1:57pm CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
Rodimus Knight wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I do wish they'd found a way to paint the Brain's face. I know it's so tiny, but still.

I mean, I'm not expecting any of that paint to stay. Maybe the red, white, and blue, but the gold's probably not


I imagine that we wont even get three colors on it when the final product hits. We already know Haslab will cheap out on the final product even though they make massive amounts of cash from the preorders.

I'd be shocked if we didn't get at least three cause the arms can be molded in white, the main body can be molded in red, and the faceplate is molded in a third plastic color, presumably blue for the visor, and the Brainmaster's head is attached to the faceplate. I was just meaning that I'm expecting Titans Return level of paint where details are sculpted, but not highlighted


I'm going on how Hasbro did most of the headmasters, the robot mode at any rate. Most were just two colors of plastic and maybe a little paint on the face. The arms and legs will probably be molded in the same color here.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117573)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 4th, 2021 @ 7:36pm CDT
Colored images have helped him look so good. He is very sharp. I am excited!
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117578)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on October 4th, 2021 @ 7:45pm CDT
I'm struggling...FOMO is getting to me...and I don't even know who this Star Saber fella is.

I also feel like I only want to back this if all three tiers are met...get the most for my money, you know?
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117583)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 4th, 2021 @ 7:50pm CDT
MeGrimlock78 wrote:I'm struggling...FOMO is getting to me...and I don't even know who this Star Saber fella is.

I also feel like I only want to back this if all three tiers are met...get the most for my money, you know?


Back it NOW.
Regardless if you keep him or sell him, you WILL get the most of your money regardless.

Because if you miss out...
Go to eBay and Prepare for trouble... and make it double... or triple... or quadruple.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117592)
Posted by o.supreme on October 4th, 2021 @ 8:02pm CDT
So with exactly 6 days and 3 hours left we are at 13K. So close, and yet so far for some of those stretch goals. Hopefully Hasbro doesn't wait until the last minute to count the votes for TT Mall.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117595)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 4th, 2021 @ 8:06pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:So with exactly 6 days and 3 hours left we are at 13K. So close, and yet so far for some of those stretch goals. Hopefully Hasbro doesn't wait until the last minute to count the votes for TT Mall.


They would be wise to start bumping it soon with confirmed orders, if for no other reason than to lure those on the fence without the stretch goals. Waiting for October 9th or 10th may be too late.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117602)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 4th, 2021 @ 9:09pm CDT
Just hit 13K, less than a thousand to go until the cannon is unlocked. If international orders haven’t been factored in yet, it should at least make it to there I’d think.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117603)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 4th, 2021 @ 9:11pm CDT
MeGrimlock78 wrote:I'm struggling...FOMO is getting to me...and I don't even know who this Star Saber fella is.

I also feel like I only want to back this if all three tiers are met...get the most for my money, you know?


I’d definitely at least get a set to at least hold and let the value go up. There has yet to have been a HasLab release of anything whose value was less than what it was when it was first offered up.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117605)
Posted by o.supreme on October 4th, 2021 @ 9:41pm CDT
MeGrimlock78 wrote:I'm struggling...FOMO is getting to me...and I don't even know who this Star Saber fella is.


Victory is a fun series. Definitely worth watching.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117610)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on October 4th, 2021 @ 10:13pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:I'm struggling...FOMO is getting to me...and I don't even know who this Star Saber fella is.

I also feel like I only want to back this if all three tiers are met...get the most for my money, you know?


I’d definitely at least get a set to at least hold and let the value go up. There has yet to have been a HasLab release of anything whose value was less than what it was when it was first offered up.


I know what you guys are doing...trying to get more backers for more tiers...and it worked...I just ordered two...
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117615)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on October 5th, 2021 @ 12:55am CDT
A couple days ago, I'd have said it's unlikely to get to the stand, letalone shield, but seeing as we're almost in cannon territory with minimal 3rd party orders and just UK, US, and Canada, areas where Star Saber wasn't even initially released, I'd say we might actually get them all. I'm hoping for the best, but expecting the worst :lol:
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117621)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 5th, 2021 @ 4:53am CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:A couple days ago, I'd have said it's unlikely to get to the stand, letalone shield, but seeing as we're almost in cannon territory with minimal 3rd party orders and just UK, US, and Canada, areas where Star Saber wasn't even initially released, I'd say we might actually get them all. I'm hoping for the best, but expecting the worst :lol:


Based on how ludicrous the price of the G1 originals are, even the KO, and especially the Robo Masters versions, I'm pretty sure Japan will eat it up and contribute to a HUGE number of orders.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117625)
Posted by nycPrime on October 5th, 2021 @ 7:19am CDT
I remember tracking Galactus and it went up really fast in the last few days. I think it was going to 1-2000 per day at the end, so totally hoping for the same here. Do we know for a fact that the numbers don't reflect all the international orders?
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117626)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 5th, 2021 @ 7:26am CDT
nycPrime wrote:I remember tracking Galactus and it went up really fast in the last few days. I think it was going to 1-2000 per day at the end, so totally hoping for the same here. Do we know for a fact that the numbers don't reflect all the international orders?


Know for a fact? No.
There was a one time jump of 1-2 thousand that had to be some 3rd party retailers and this was around the time TF Source closed their pre-orders. Some of that jump might have been international, but we really don't know.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117628)
Posted by sol magnus on October 5th, 2021 @ 7:56am CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:A couple days ago, I'd have said it's unlikely to get to the stand, letalone shield, but seeing as we're almost in cannon territory with minimal 3rd party orders and just UK, US, and Canada, areas where Star Saber wasn't even initially released, I'd say we might actually get them all. I'm hoping for the best, but expecting the worst :lol:

Those orders aren't even counted in the ones you see on the Victory Saber Haslab page.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117651)
Posted by o.supreme on October 5th, 2021 @ 12:48pm CDT
Great new video with the developer




He clarifies that SS is Leader Class, and Victory Leo is Voyager class, which makes sense. I also love the backstory as Star Sabers design was influenced by Diaclone, as well as Super Robots (not Gundam or *Real Robots* as many fans assume)
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117665)
Posted by Emerje on October 5th, 2021 @ 5:34pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Great new video with the developer




He clarifies that SS is Leader Class, and Victory Leo is Voyager class, which makes sense. I also love the backstory as Star Sabers design was influenced by Diaclone, as well as Super Robots (not Gundam or *Real Robots* as many fans assume)

That's not exactly what he said. He said he was originally being designed with military robots and Diaclone in mind, but then was altered to be more like a super robot. But really, when you compare the two designs the only difference is they removed a few weapons from his arms and smoothed out some of the details, the overall shape is still there so people aren't entirely wrong to say he resembles a Gundam, because he definitely still does, even more so than the original design.

Emerje
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117676)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 5th, 2021 @ 10:53pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Great new video with the developer




He clarifies that SS is Leader Class, and Victory Leo is Voyager class, which makes sense. I also love the backstory as Star Sabers design was influenced by Diaclone, as well as Super Robots (not Gundam or *Real Robots* as many fans assume)

That's not exactly what he said. He said he was originally being designed with military robots and Diaclone in mind, but then was altered to be more like a super robot. But really, when you compare the two designs the only difference is they removed a few weapons from his arms and smoothed out some of the details, the overall shape is still there so people aren't entirely wrong to say he resembles a Gundam, because he definitely still does, even more so than the original design.

Emerje


Ya, he specifically states "traditional Japanese super robot". Which for most people is Gundam. HOWEVER! Gundam wasn't supposed to look like it did in the begining. Like Star Saber it was supposed to be more drab and militaristic, but was changed around to be what we think of a when you say Gundam to have a better appeal for selling toys, with inspiration taken from many other super robots at the time. Meaning, It looks Gundam-esque because just like Gundam before it, it was reworked to be more in line with what Japanese culture associates as traditional super robot.

Regardless, it works, before I even knew what Victory was, even before I read the novelisation of the o.g. Gundam which is what got me into Gundam at all, I saw pictures of this strange and elusive transformer, and it was so striking I immediately wanted one. Eventually getting to watch Victory just sealed the deal as him bing one of my holy grails. He's what Rodimus Prime SHOULD have been. And while I have the MP version that will never be complete without Victory Leo, and a neat bootleg, this is the figure I have been wanting Hasbro to do for years. I've never been so happy to loose a huge was of cash. Next year can't come fast enough. Me want in me grubby little paws NAO

Also love that the same designer behind the MP Star Saber is behind this one. While not perfect, MP SS was ahead of it's time, with hidden butterfly joints, ab crunch and even little waist tilt from side to side.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117677)
Posted by o.supreme on October 5th, 2021 @ 11:19pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:Ya, he specifically states "traditional Japanese super robot". Which for most people is Gundam.


Did you read my post above?

Gundam is part of a whole anime sub genre called "Real Robots" which includes franchises such as Macross, Votoms etc..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecha_ani ... Real_robot

"Super Robots" are a different sub genre altogether that goes all the way back to the first Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor) and are Robots, usually piloted, with Super Powers and are considered to be super heroes in their own right. This is where Mazinger Z, Getter Robo and even Go Lion (Voltron) come from. at 1:51 in the video "Super Robot" is in caps and quotes, so he is very specifically referring to this subgenre of anime, not as a generic term.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecha_ani ... uper_robot

The design started out more militaristic, then became more more superhero like stated at 2:31, thus making SS look even less like a "realistic" Robot or Gundam by comparison.

I can definitely see the Super hero/ Super Robot aspect of Star Saber.

But then again. Some other people mistake Transformers and Gundam so I guess it's ok.

Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117679)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 5th, 2021 @ 11:52pm CDT
It looks like the cannon and blast effects should be a lock, pun not intended. ;) So when this thing clears they'll be shipping it out within a week or two, right? ;) :-D :lol:

Oh, no put the sledgehammers down!!!!! :shock: :HEADHURTS:
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117680)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 5th, 2021 @ 11:55pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:Ya, he specifically states "traditional Japanese super robot". Which for most people is Gundam.


Did you read my post above?

Gundam is part of a whole anime sub genre called "Real Robots" which includes franchises such as Macross, Votoms etc..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecha_ani ... Real_robot

"Super Robots" are a different sub genre altogether that goes all the way back to the first Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor) and are Robots, usually piloted, with Super Powers and are considered to be super heroes in their own right. This is where Mazinger Z, Getter Robo and even Go Lion (Voltron) come from. at 1:51 in the video "Super Robot" is in caps and quotes, so he is very specifically referring to this subgenre of anime, not as a generic term.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecha_ani ... uper_robot

The design started out more militaristic, then became more more superhero like stated at 2:31, thus making SS look even less like a "realistic" Robot or Gundam by comparison.

I can definitely see the Super hero/ Super Robot aspect of Star Saber.

But then again. Some other people mistake Transformers and Gundam so I guess it's ok.



Guessing you didn't read all of mine. Probably made it too long winded and poorly worded. Was commenting that Gundam went through a similar redesign to star saber, and that gundam, like star saber, was re-designed to look more like the traditional super hero robots of the time in the hope they could merchandise it. Gundam looks like Gundam for the same reason that star saber looks like star saber. But Gundam has become so iconic that some people seeing any similarities will immediately associate it with Gundam. Kind of like how most people I know call bandages "Band-Aids" even though band-aid is just one brand of bandages. Or how I used to think when I was a kid that any robot with a face mask look to them was an obvious rip off of Optimus Prime.

Which is why I picked up Gundam for the first time. I thought the Gundam on the cover, rx-78 looked like a white and blue Optimus prime and wanted to read the book

Edit: I should also mention my mom, because to her any to robots of any kind were called Go-bots.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117703)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 6th, 2021 @ 8:50am CDT
as of this morning, Victory Saber is at 14,549 backers. The most important unlock imho, the cannon, is acquired.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117706)
Posted by o.supreme on October 6th, 2021 @ 9:08am CDT
Yeah looks like there was a bump of a little over 1000 sometime during the night. It is nice that this first tier is now achieved. We don't know if these are from 3rd party retailers or TT though (or hopefully not both... :-s ).

With 5 1/2 days left, we shall see what happens. Again, I'm not sure if any other Haslab that successfully funded hasn't achieved all it's stretch goals, but we shall see. I dont believe this myself, but I'm already seeing the conspiracy theorists online saying that Hasbro might lowball the actual orders so they don't have to make the stand or shield/micromasters.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117707)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 6th, 2021 @ 9:56am CDT
o.supreme wrote:Yeah looks like there was a bump of a little over 1000 sometime during the night. It is nice that this first tier is now achieved. We don't know if these are from 3rd party retailers or TT though (or hopefully not both... :-s ).

With 5 1/2 days left, we shall see what happens. Again, I'm not sure if any other Haslab that successfully funded hasn't achieved all it's stretch goals, but we shall see. I dont believe this myself, but I'm already seeing the conspiracy theorists online saying that Hasbro might lowball the actual orders so they don't have to make the stand or shield/micromasters.


Hero quest didn't achieve its final stretch goal. however they were throwing stretch goals at that one on the fly because of how insanely good it was doing. Kept skyrocketing.

BUT... I recently got an email on that one that basically said for all mythic tier backers, screw it your getting that last stretch goal anyway.

I also think Unicron had more things planned for stretch goals, but they kinda had to fudge things to make that one go through I think, so they didn't bother.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117708)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 6th, 2021 @ 10:11am CDT
o.supreme wrote:Yeah looks like there was a bump of a little over 1000 sometime during the night. It is nice that this first tier is now achieved. We don't know if these are from 3rd party retailers or TT though (or hopefully not both... :-s ).

With 5 1/2 days left, we shall see what happens. Again, I'm not sure if any other Haslab that successfully funded hasn't achieved all it's stretch goals, but we shall see. I dont believe this myself, but I'm already seeing the conspiracy theorists online saying that Hasbro might lowball the actual orders so they don't have to make the stand or shield/micromasters.


No it was a bump mid-morning. It was at 13,200 (or just a bit over) when I checked this morning.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117709)
Posted by Epsilon Delta on October 6th, 2021 @ 10:15am CDT
I kind of want to back this just so it hits it's goals. No real attachment to the character, but it seems cool enough. I think these HasLab crowdfunds are my only hope for ever getting Majin Zarak. They are running out of Titan Class bots. Everyone keeps saying "too obscure," but HasTak have done much more obscure bots. Too much of a financial gamble is more like it. But that's why HasLab could work for it. Maybe, just maybe?
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117710)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on October 6th, 2021 @ 10:18am CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Yeah looks like there was a bump of a little over 1000 sometime during the night. It is nice that this first tier is now achieved. We don't know if these are from 3rd party retailers or TT though (or hopefully not both... :-s ).

With 5 1/2 days left, we shall see what happens. Again, I'm not sure if any other Haslab that successfully funded hasn't achieved all it's stretch goals, but we shall see. I dont believe this myself, but I'm already seeing the conspiracy theorists online saying that Hasbro might lowball the actual orders so they don't have to make the stand or shield/micromasters.


No it was a bump mid-morning. It was at 13,200 (or just a bit over) when I checked this morning.

Also it's worth noting that Takara's still taking orders. They close orders earlier on the same day Hasbro does, so we'll see a surge there regardless. If my understanding is correct, this was just Hasbro Taiwan's numbers that have been added because they closed their orders today
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117711)
Posted by o.supreme on October 6th, 2021 @ 10:25am CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:No it was a bump mid-morning. It was at 13,200 (or just a bit over) when I checked this morning.


I could have sworn it was over 13,300 before I fell asleep night. But for the sake of argument, lets split the difference, say it was 13,250. After the bump it was 14,500 (thus a difference of 1,250) *a little over 1000* I would say is an accurate assessment yes?

Epsilon Delta wrote:I kind of want to back this just so it hits it's goals. No real attachment to the character, but it seems cool enough. I think these HasLab crowdfunds are my only hope for ever getting Majin Zarak. They are running out of Titan Class bots. Everyone keeps saying "too obscure," but HasTak have done much more obscure bots. Too much of a financial gamble is more like it. But that's why HasLab could work for it. Maybe, just maybe?


A Titan Majin Zarak would be total wish fulfilment for me. I don't know how many times I've posted t in the "Toys you would like to see but Hasbro/TT will never make" thread.

But yeah, a toy like that would probably cost somewhere in the $400 range I'm guessing, and probably require at least 15,000 backers, which is the issue, I don't think that many people in the world would back it, though I'd back it day one for sure.
Re: More Images of Coloured Prototype of Star Saber, Victory Leo, Victory Saber and More (2117712)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 6th, 2021 @ 10:27am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:No it was a bump mid-morning. It was at 13,200 (or just a bit over) when I checked this morning.


I could have sworn it was over 13,300 before I fell asleep night. But for the sake of argument, lets split the difference, say it was 13,250. After the bump it was 14,500 (thus a difference of 1,250) *a little over 1000* I would say is an accurate assessment yes?


I couldn't remember the exact number, my point was the bump was mid-morning, not overnight (otherwise I would have posted excitedly about it first thing, even before checking my work emails).

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