New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Monday, May 25th, 2020 6:05am CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! While his release is still some ways off, we do have some new pictures to share with you of the forthcoming HasLab release of the chaos bringer himself: Unicron!

These pictures were uploaded by Facebook page From the Vault - TF Showcase. The images themselves were taken from the Transformers Generations 35th Anniversary book that was published by HeroX in Japan. The pictures show a plethora of details molded into the chaos bringer and how his various gimmicks work. We also get to see the scale relating to the included mini figures and the Autobot Shuttle (despite that not taking part in the battle against Unicron). We see a close up of Unicron's detached head, with two broken eye pieces, allowing you to use his head as a prop from the very end of the movie or as seen in Season 3 of the original cartoon.

There's also a breakdown of how he transforms and several shots showing off his planet mode, including one showing him coming up to Cybertron Primus in planet mode!

Thats not all, there's also several pictures showing behind the scenes look at his design, including his planet mode standing next to Titans Returns Titan Class Fortress Maximus.

Have a look through the pictures below and then feel free to share your thoughts in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

Transformers News: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron

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Credit(s): From the Vault - TF Showcase Facebook Page, Transformers Generations 35th Anniversary book


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Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065349)
Posted by frogbat on May 25th, 2020 @ 6:44am CDT
Couldn't afford the space for him... wouldn’t mind if they release just the head on a stand and the little accessories...
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065351)
Posted by griftimus prime on May 25th, 2020 @ 7:34am CDT
really scared that i have to transform it. wish it came in bot mode.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065354)
Posted by skywarp408 on May 25th, 2020 @ 8:49am CDT
Yeah, I'm not sure where I can put him. I hope the artwork on the box he's in has the G1 look.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065365)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2020 @ 10:52am CDT
skywarp408 wrote:I hope the artwork on the box he's in has the G1 look.
This is the packaging:

Image

Anything prettier would have only added to the already-expensive $600 price.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065372)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 25th, 2020 @ 12:12pm CDT
City Mode is interesting at least.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065373)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 25th, 2020 @ 12:21pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:City Mode is interesting at least.

If I remember correctly, City mode only got as far as that image and the finished toy can't do it. I'm sure we reported on this aspect before.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065374)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2020 @ 12:28pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:City Mode is interesting at least.

If I remember correctly, City mode only got as far as that T image abd the finished toy can't do it. I'm sure we reported on this aspect before.
Correct on both accounts.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065377)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 25th, 2020 @ 12:36pm CDT
Well that's disappointing. For the price tag, they should be adding as much extra value and functionality as possible. I wonder if someone will find it is still possible to actually achieve in the final product. Much like the alternate leg placement for Fort Max in City Mode.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065379)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2020 @ 12:39pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Well that's disappointing. For the price tag, they should be adding as much extra value and functionality as possible.
The abundance of features and extras they're already poured into this thing isn't enough?

They tried to put in the city mode and couldn't make it work without further compromising the rest of the figure.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065393)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on May 25th, 2020 @ 4:35pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Well that's disappointing. For the price tag, they should be adding as much extra value and functionality as possible.
The abundance of features and extras they're already poured into this thing isn't enough?

They tried to put in the city mode and couldn't make it work without further compromising the rest of the figure.


The sad thing about the lack of City mode in this case, It actually looks like the best city mode we've seen designed for a large scale transformer.

The feature I wish they would have included was a quintasan ship that could be placed in one of his eyes like it was flying out like in the animated movie.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065398)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 25th, 2020 @ 5:46pm CDT
Why does Unicron need a city mode in the first place? Did he have one in any continuity? I would rather he be just a robot and a planet and cost $100 less.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065399)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on May 25th, 2020 @ 5:52pm CDT
The city mode was shown before. Still don't miss it. I'm not buying Unicron to be a city I'll never, ever use.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065400)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 25th, 2020 @ 5:54pm CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:The city mode was shown before. Still don't miss it. I'm not buying Unicron to be a city I'll never, ever use.
Exactly.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065402)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2020 @ 6:19pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Why does Unicron need a city mode in the first place? Did he have one in any continuity? I would rather he be just a robot and a planet and cost $100 less.
At best, one could pretend that it represents some kind of hellish landscape found inside of his planet mode, but otherwise, yeah, he's not a citybot.

The idea was just to give his giant toy some more play value as a playset in addition to its already being a giant action figure (much like the case with all of the Titan class Citybots being both giant action figures and playsets).

If anything, I'm betting this mode was conceived as a way to further appeal to potential retailers so that they would be more inclined to carry this gigantic Transformers product since the figure on its own wouldn't have been enough in the eyes of the retailers since its planet mode alone wouldn't be marketable enough to most retailers due to its just being a giant ball on a stick that couldn't be played with like how a normal ball could be played with.

But, as we know, the city mode didn't happen and retailers didn't pick it up, so it instead went to HasLab as a crowdfunding product, where it wouldn't have to worry about the needs of mass market appeal to get made.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065419)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 25th, 2020 @ 8:41pm CDT
He still looks really impressive, I am excited to see him, that planet mode is huge!
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065428)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 25th, 2020 @ 10:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Why does Unicron need a city mode in the first place? Did he have one in any continuity? I would rather he be just a robot and a planet and cost $100 less.
At best, one could pretend that it represents some kind of hellish landscape found inside of his planet mode, but otherwise, yeah, he's not a citybot.

The idea was just to give his giant toy some more play value as a playset in addition to its already being a giant action figure (much like the case with all of the Titan class Citybots being both giant action figures and playsets).

If anything, I'm betting this mode was conceived as a way to further appeal to potential retailers so that they would be more inclined to carry this gigantic Transformers product since the figure on its own wouldn't have been enough in the eyes of the retailers since its planet mode alone wouldn't be marketable enough to most retailers due to its just being a giant ball on a stick that couldn't be played with like how a normal ball could be played with.

But, as we know, the city mode didn't happen and retailers didn't pick it up, so it instead went to HasLab as a crowdfunding product, where it wouldn't have to worry about the needs of mass market appeal to get made.
I have nothing against the concept of him having a city mode, and I understand the reasoning. My problem is that his featured modes (planet and robot) would suffer because if it. If they could have pulled it off without messing with those, then fine. By the looks of it, seems like they were trying to do the same thing they did to Cybertron Primus, except on a larger scale. Just because he's a large figure and has a big price tag, doesn't mean he has to have excessive and unnecessary features, especially ones that have no basis in his origins. If you want a city mode, buy a city bot. There are plenty. Unicron is Unicron.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065431)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2020 @ 10:19pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Why does Unicron need a city mode in the first place? Did he have one in any continuity? I would rather he be just a robot and a planet and cost $100 less.
At best, one could pretend that it represents some kind of hellish landscape found inside of his planet mode, but otherwise, yeah, he's not a citybot.

The idea was just to give his giant toy some more play value as a playset in addition to its already being a giant action figure (much like the case with all of the Titan class Citybots being both giant action figures and playsets).

If anything, I'm betting this mode was conceived as a way to further appeal to potential retailers so that they would be more inclined to carry this gigantic Transformers product since the figure on its own wouldn't have been enough in the eyes of the retailers since its planet mode alone wouldn't be marketable enough to most retailers due to its just being a giant ball on a stick that couldn't be played with like how a normal ball could be played with.

But, as we know, the city mode didn't happen and retailers didn't pick it up, so it instead went to HasLab as a crowdfunding product, where it wouldn't have to worry about the needs of mass market appeal to get made.
I have nothing against the concept of him having a city mode, and I understand the reasoning. My problem is that his featured modes (planet and robot) would suffer because if it. If they could have pulled it off without messing with those, then fine. By the looks of it, seems like they were trying to do the same thing they did to Cybertron Primus, except on a larger scale. Just because he's a large figure and has a big price tag, doesn't mean he has to have excessive and unnecessary features, especially ones that have no basis in his origins. If you want a city mode, buy a city bot. There are plenty. Unicron is Unicron.
Prezactly.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065441)
Posted by Emerje on May 25th, 2020 @ 11:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:At best, one could pretend that it represents some kind of hellish landscape found inside of his planet mode, but otherwise, yeah, he's not a citybot.

This was my interpretation as well, more of an inside Unicron play set than a city. The monitor cluster is even there in the back.

I really don't understand the articulated eyes that you can't actually see through the eye lenses.

Also...

Unimed.JPG

Image
Still can't unsee it.

Emerje
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065442)
Posted by Moonshot on May 25th, 2020 @ 11:23pm CDT
Unicron is only looking better and better. I so wish I had haved or have the cash to afford him. So fecking awesome. If they can add a half-assed base mode it will be cool but not necessary. Congrats to all who backed this, I was so, so close but couldnt come up with the money even though I knew it was super sweet. He is looking so good with every update that comes out.
Re: New Gray Prototype Images of HasLab Unicron (2065444)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2020 @ 11:25pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:At best, one could pretend that it represents some kind of hellish landscape found inside of his planet mode, but otherwise, yeah, he's not a citybot.

This was my interpretation as well, more of an inside Unicron play set than a city. The monitor cluster is even there in the back.
The planet mode maw pointed upward in the center is also reminiscent of The Pit that was inside Unicron in the 3H Universe comics.

Image

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