New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode

Transformers News: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode

Monday, August 19th, 2019 11:38PM CDT

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As a follow up to the previous bot mode video, Hasbro has released a new video for HasLab Unicron featuring planet mode on Pulse. John Warden is back again taking a close look at the finer points of the roughly beach ball sized planet and its 30" spread across the ring which also happen to be all of the same features listed on the site.

Planet Mode
  • Convert and bring forth the terrifying planet mode of Unicron, a stunning 30” in diameter.
  • His iconic planet-eating jaws are geared to open so the vicious Planet Eater can devour unassuming worlds.
  • The Chaos Bringer's imposing presence is amplified by his massive posable planetary rings.
  • To support the substantial weight of the approximate 19-pound villainous planet, Unicron requires a custom stand.
  • Do not be fooled. The premium detail and deco are, indeed, inspired by classic 1986 movie, but it is not, in fact, The Lord of Chaos himself.

No real surprises in the video, but it is fairly awe inspiring seeing a person standing next to the massive planet and knowing that could potentially be in your home in 2021! I'm still trying to wrap my head around those finger-thick rings!

Below you'll find all of the HasLab Unicron videos posted on Hasbro Pulse thus far and a selection of screen grabs from the latest video. There's still just slightly over 12 days remaining to the crowdfund with numbers sitting at 2,747 backers at the time of writing. There's still plenty of time for backers to join and the numbers likely do not reflect international and third party orders yet.

Transformers Unicron Planet Mode




Transformers Unicron Robot Mode




Transformers Unicron Conversion




Introducing Transformers War For Cybertron Unicron




Transformers News: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode

Transformers News: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode

Transformers News: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode

Transformers News: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode
Credit(s): Hasbro Pulse
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Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035085)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 19th, 2019 @ 11:42pm CDT
Do not be fooled. The premium detail and deco are, indeed, inspired by classic 1986 movie, but it is not, in fact, The Lord of Chaos himself.
Huh? :???:
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035087)
Posted by Emerje on August 19th, 2019 @ 11:47pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Do not be fooled. The premium detail and deco are, indeed, inspired by classic 1986 movie, but it is not, in fact, The Lord of Chaos himself.
Huh? :???:

Yeah, it took me a moment to figure out that that they mean it's a super high detailed toy and not the real Unicron. Super awkward thing to put in there.

Emerje
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035088)
Posted by Burn on August 19th, 2019 @ 11:56pm CDT
Emerje wrote:the numbers likely do not reflect international and third party orders yet.

It's not "likely", it's a known fact that the number doesn't include all international orders.
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035092)
Posted by Emerje on August 20th, 2019 @ 2:24am CDT
Burn wrote:
Emerje wrote:the numbers likely do not reflect international and third party orders yet.

It's not "likely", it's a known fact that the number doesn't include all international orders.

Just the affiliated international orders, we don't know what the domestic and international third party shops are doing. They could be waiting until the end to submit their orders or they could be placing the 5 unit maximum as they reach them, we don't know hence the "likely".

Emerje
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035093)
Posted by Burn on August 20th, 2019 @ 2:42am CDT
Emerje wrote:
Burn wrote:
Emerje wrote:the numbers likely do not reflect international and third party orders yet.

It's not "likely", it's a known fact that the number doesn't include all international orders.

Just the affiliated international orders, we don't know what the domestic and international third party shops are doing. They could be waiting until the end to submit their orders or they could be placing the 5 unit maximum as they reach them, we don't know hence the "likely".

Emerje

Which is why I intentionally left out third party shops. :wink:
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035104)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 20th, 2019 @ 9:49am CDT
I will be very sad if this doesn't happen. :(
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035111)
Posted by YRQRM0 on August 20th, 2019 @ 11:48am CDT
That chrome is really nice, but the way the spikes sit on the sides is really lame, you can tell it's on a long rubber piece and not firmly sitting in there. I would have liked to see a bit more paint as well. I'm still hoping this doesn't make it and we get an even better take on him one day.
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035113)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 20th, 2019 @ 12:16pm CDT
YRQRM0 wrote:That chrome is really nice, but the way the spikes sit on the sides is really lame, you can tell it's on a long rubber piece and not firmly sitting in there. I would have liked to see a bit more paint as well. I'm still hoping this doesn't make it and we get an even better take on him one day.

Considering this is meant to be the best version anything after this is going to be a compromise of sorts. They don't have an easy task to turn a perfect sphere into a G1 accurate robot mode. Armada cheated with the planet shells while Primus got the benefit of being designed to take into account the planet pieces (if he happened in G1 toon, his planet pieces would have disappeared perfectly as well)
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035116)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on August 20th, 2019 @ 12:24pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:I know it was an accepted thing by Beast Wars, but teeth on Transformers really creep me out. It is just wrong [-(

Don't spend a lot of time looking at your signature do you? ;)

Emerje


AllNewSuperRobot wrote:I tend to go for option C, the context sensitive, situational faces of Beast Wars. Wherein your altmode doesn't just determine your outer shell, but is reflected throughout your entire aesthetic. Some characters have mouths, teeth, no mouths, no eyes etc But as long as it is consistent with their overall design


:-D
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035137)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 20th, 2019 @ 6:18pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
YRQRM0 wrote:That chrome is really nice, but the way the spikes sit on the sides is really lame, you can tell it's on a long rubber piece and not firmly sitting in there. I would have liked to see a bit more paint as well. I'm still hoping this doesn't make it and we get an even better take on him one day.

Considering this is meant to be the best version anything after this is going to be a compromise of sorts. They don't have an easy task to turn a perfect sphere into a G1 accurate robot mode. Armada cheated with the planet shells while Primus got the benefit of being designed to take into account the planet pieces (if he happened in G1 toon, his planet pieces would have disappeared perfectly as well)

I agree with this. This was essentially called our Masterpiece Unicron. We won't get any better than this
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035154)
Posted by YRQRM0 on August 20th, 2019 @ 9:14pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
YRQRM0 wrote:That chrome is really nice, but the way the spikes sit on the sides is really lame, you can tell it's on a long rubber piece and not firmly sitting in there. I would have liked to see a bit more paint as well. I'm still hoping this doesn't make it and we get an even better take on him one day.

Considering this is meant to be the best version anything after this is going to be a compromise of sorts. They don't have an easy task to turn a perfect sphere into a G1 accurate robot mode. Armada cheated with the planet shells while Primus got the benefit of being designed to take into account the planet pieces (if he happened in G1 toon, his planet pieces would have disappeared perfectly as well)

I agree with this. This was essentially called our Masterpiece Unicron. We won't get any better than this


I get it, but for me downsizing would actually be a big improvement, I really just don't care for him to be this big, the same way that I don't care that MP-10 is smaller than MP-1 was. Unicron won't scale with anything so it doesn't matter to me. Surely they can use what they've learned to make a solid similar robot mode and planet mode, maybe without the stand and some articulation/feature loss, but good-looking all the same. Just look how far we've come with some of the Masterpiece characters who have had multiple iterations, or the hundreds of movie prime iterations for example. This will be the best Unicron for some people, but for me there's room for improvement.
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035158)
Posted by Stargrave on August 20th, 2019 @ 9:51pm CDT
Well if it doesn’t work out who knows maybe we’ll get a smaller version or incarnation like at the end of Cybertron. He’ll just be a spiky tank or a spiky car instead of hellish horned death world.
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035166)
Posted by Iamrook on August 21st, 2019 @ 4:27am CDT
I just backed Unicron, but I'm only 2803 out of 8000. I begged my wife for this so I do hope that it makes it.
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035173)
Posted by megatronus on August 21st, 2019 @ 7:54am CDT
Iamrook wrote:I just backed Unicron, but I'm only 2803 out of 8000. I begged my wife for this so I do hope that it makes it.

You and me both, brother.
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035184)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2019 @ 10:08am CDT
Hasbro Pulse now has a complete transformation video for Unicron.

Man, this thing is way more involved in its transformation than the Armada Unicron mold. So many little pieces and parts moving to all sorts of places.
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035192)
Posted by Stargrave on August 21st, 2019 @ 12:58pm CDT
Just in from Hasbro we have a video showing the step by step transformation of Unicron from demonic planet to devilish robot! The video is staring Kunihiro, Senior Product Design with TakaraTomy, this time a tad dressed down from his more formal tuxedo. It's amazing to see how they've managed to compress and fold the shell of a sphere predominantly in his legs. It truly is the cutting edge of Transformer toy engineering. Just like in the cartoon this Unicron has no precedent. There never has been and may never be another Transformers toy on this scale or with this attention to detail. Unicron definitely marks an enormous signpost on the road of the life of this brand. 2019 will forevermore be known as the year of War for Cybertron, the year of Siege, (the year of Rung) and the year of Unicron!

The Chaos Bringer, the darkest of dark ones is just under 3,000 orders currently out of the minimum of 8,000 with only ten more days to go. Even Unicron needs help sometimes! You have the power to tame the malicious maw that seeks to devour the galaxy! Show your support for this project and put in your order by clicking this link!
Enjoy the view and share your thoughts with the Seibertron crew in the forum. And as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035193)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on August 21st, 2019 @ 1:16pm CDT
I have a feeling Hasbro might make this even if it doesnt reach the requirement. There seems to be a lot of background information surfacing on this as compared to the sail barge. Of course, I might be wrong since I didn't follow the development of that as closely as Unicron.
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035196)
Posted by ToastBucket on August 21st, 2019 @ 1:25pm CDT
impressive. i like how it doesnt seem to be necessary to remove the stand
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035208)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on August 21st, 2019 @ 3:01pm CDT
why that music? if they want to sell better use G1 music, such movie, or get rights to play cybertronic spree...
Re: New HasLab Unicron Video Highlights Planet Mode (2035213)
Posted by Randomhero on August 21st, 2019 @ 3:58pm CDT
BERSEKAEL wrote:why that music? if they want to sell better use G1 music, such movie, or get rights to play cybertronic spree...


It’s just background music who cares and if I had to listen to the g1 theme which is 30 seconds long 6 times for over 5 minutes I’d slit my wrists

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