New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Sunday, July 28th, 2019 10:24pm CDT

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That's right fellow Seibertronians, as of this writing the HasLab Unicron project stands at 2,045 orders! Given when the orders were opened, versus where they stand now, and the August 31st deadline, it would appear Unicron stands ready to come into existence and devour your collections!

You can place your pre order for Unicron by clicking here

Seibertronians, Cybertronians, Marvel fans, IDW fans, Armada fans, Beast Wars fans, G1 fans, G2 fans, Transformer fans new, old, and everywhere and everyone in between: this won't happen without your support! If you're one of the fans who can don't hesitate, act now, and put in for your pre-order for this testament to how awesome and grand our hobby can be. Unicron is an icon of the Transformers brand and its history. This project is another example of how our fandom sits in its rightful place amongst the likes of Star Wars and Power Rangers and G.I. Joe, the other dream factories of our youths and adulthoods.

Enjoy the images from the previous articles on this topic and click on the Hasbro link to place your order. And as always make sure to stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!


From HasLab
Transformers: War For Cybertron Unicron
2,045 Backers
Target 8,000

Funding ends in:
34
Days
1
Hours
5
Minutes


"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."

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

Transformers News: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota

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Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032219)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on July 28th, 2019 @ 10:31pm CDT
I wish I could back but I can't. I really hope this gets funded.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032221)
Posted by Burn on July 28th, 2019 @ 10:41pm CDT
6,000 backers in a month ... that's a lot of people who may still be humming and harring about it.

Probably should've given payment plans and opened it world wide. Just sayin'. >:oP
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032231)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2019 @ 11:13pm CDT
Burn wrote:Probably should've... opened it world wide. Just sayin'. >:oP
That's what TakaraTomy Mall, RobotKingdom, BBTS, TFSource, and Hobbybase are all trying to do to help in this figure's backing.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032232)
Posted by Burn on July 28th, 2019 @ 11:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:Probably should've... opened it world wide. Just sayin'. >:oP
That's what TakaraTomy Mall, RobotKingdom, BBTS, TFSource, and Hobbybase are all trying to do to help in this figure's backing.

Because I'm sure RobotKingdom, BBTS, TFSource, and Hobbybase are allowed to put in as many orders as they want.

Until proven otherwise, I work on the assumption they have different employees ordering in lots of 5.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032236)
Posted by Stargrave on July 28th, 2019 @ 11:19pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:Probably should've... opened it world wide. Just sayin'. >:oP
That's what TakaraTomy Mall, RobotKingdom, BBTS, TFSource, and Hobbybase are all trying to do to help in this figure's backing.

Because I'm sure RobotKingdom, BBTS, TFSource, and Hobbybase are allowed to put in as many orders as they want.

Until proven otherwise, I work on the assumption they have different employees ordering in lots of 5.


See it’s your application of ingenuity to positivity that I find so endearing Burn :lol:

I’ll never afford one but I’m a booster I hope everyone who can get 5 gets 5. It’s an iconic year in the brand.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032237)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on July 28th, 2019 @ 11:31pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:Probably should've... opened it world wide. Just sayin'. >:oP
That's what TakaraTomy Mall, RobotKingdom, BBTS, TFSource, and Hobbybase are all trying to do to help in this figure's backing.

Because I'm sure RobotKingdom, BBTS, TFSource, and Hobbybase are allowed to put in as many orders as they want.

Until proven otherwise, I work on the assumption they have different employees ordering in lots of 5.


See it’s your application of ingenuity to positivity that I find so endearing Burn :lol:

I’ll never afford one but I’m a booster I hope everyone who can get 5 gets 5. It’s an iconic year in the brand.


I'm mostly hoping that What/however TakaraMall is doing it *adds* or is "taken into consideration" to Haslabs 8000 marker... That said TakaraMall did GrandMax on their own...

Will be interesting to see how this shakes out... Especially if BBTS/3rd party can "double dip" with if Haslab falls through, they can try and boost Takmall.

Alternatively- if Haslab meets funding Goal, will Takaramall still be "campaign driving" or just opended up for all (since at that point I assume the molds and factories will have been warmed up.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032244)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 29th, 2019 @ 12:17am CDT
i think they should make the chompers inside move like its chewing and have some extras like small moons to eat
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032248)
Posted by Stargrave on July 29th, 2019 @ 12:43am CDT
I found this cool article on jedibusiness.com showing a timeline of reveals for the sail barge just to maybe give us a rough template of what we might see in regards to bonus material for Unicron being revealed a piece at a time. It also gives some perspective of where Unicron’s orders stand right now.

“The Jabba's Sail Barge HasLab project was announced and started on 2/17/2018 and ran until 11:59 PM EST on 4/3/2018. It took until 3/30/2018, only a few days before the campaign was over, for Jabba's Sail Barge to be funded fully with 5,000 supporters. However, once it had reached its goal it skyrocketed to 8,810 backers quickly.

Hasbro did a phenomenal job keeping fans interested throughout the entire crowdfunding campaign, here is a look at what happened while we were all biting our fingernails hoping that the Barge would reach its goal:

2/17/2018 The Sail Barge Press Release
2/23/2018 Sail Barge Close-Up Photo Gallery (Unpainted)
3/2/2018 The Sail Barge Is Coming To Canada!
3/12/2018 Sail Barge Booklet Preview
3/15/2018 Mark Boudreaux And The Size Of Jabba's Sail Barge Box!
3/19/2018 Hasbro's Jabba's Sail Barge Q&A On Instagram
3/21/2018 Entertainment Weekly's Jabba's Sail Barge (Painted Version) Reveal
3/21/2018 A Look At The Included Power Of The Force Yak Face Figure
3/21/2018 Video Of Painting Jabba's Sail Barge
3/21/2018 Jabba's Sail Barge Photo Gallery Painted/Press Photos
3/22/2018 JediBusiness.com's Google Hangout With The Star Wars Team
3/29/2018 How Many Klaatus? (video release)”
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032256)
Posted by ToaLeePrime on July 29th, 2019 @ 2:07am CDT
This Unicron is a real kick in the balls for me, I picked up the platinum edition Unicron THE DAY BEFORE HASLAB ANNOUNCED. So like, I want it, I really do. But I cant justify it at this stage. At the last minute though...we'll see
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032273)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2019 @ 4:58am CDT
Today it's 2050 backers.
Let's hope a flow of backers will come exponentially because it's a bit slow. The fact that the thing cost 575$US doesn't help because not many people are ready to pay that amount on a collectible.

On the doll front, an event at Volks USA, 80 675$US dolls of a special edition were for sale. All of them sold in around half an hour. But here, it's 8000 units of this bot. That's freaking HUGE. But compared to a Dollfie Dream, were they are about a single mold (already made years ago) that is "repainted" over and over, this Unicron will be his own thing and the initial mold must be built and paid for.

I do wonder where is the profit cap in units numbers? 2000? 4000? 6000? If the profits are low despite the high numbers of units produced, this mean that it's really a gift for us fans.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032277)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 29th, 2019 @ 6:16am CDT
Could somebody clarify please, I must have missed some details.

Is it that they need 8000 pre-orders and they will only make 8000 or however many pre-orders they end up with and then that is it. No more ever.

Or will they only be putting this figure into production if 8000 people pre-order but then they go on to produce more for general sale?

Thanks. :D
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032278)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on July 29th, 2019 @ 6:24am CDT
Someone over at TFW named backhawkdown posted something comparing Unicron and the Sail Barge's backing rates over time that gives some good perspective about where Unicron is at backing-wise:

backhawkdown wrote:with 34 days left in the campaign Unicron is at 2046 backers. On March 1st (34 days left) the Barge was at 2131 backers; that’s about about 4% ahead.

The Barge finished with 8,810 backers. If Unicron finishes the campaign with only a difference of 4% that would put Unicron at 8400 backers.

The major differences to consider is that the Barge hit 2000 backers in 6 days before slowing to 66 per day for almost the next month. It’s taken Unicron longer to hit 2,000 but it’s averaging more backers after the first 6 days.

Over the next 28 days the Barge only received another 1,829 backers — a little over 66 per day before capturing over 4,000 backers in its last 6 days. It will be interesting to see how many backers per day Unicron gets for the next 28 days. As of now it’s averaging more per day after the first six days than the Barge did but I am only looking at a small amount of days for Unicron versus the entire 28 days total for the Barge then dividing it by those 28 days. It’s not perfect but paints a pretty decent picture of the performance which still indicates being fully funded.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032279)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 29th, 2019 @ 6:52am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:Could somebody clarify please, I must have missed some details.

Is it that they need 8000 pre-orders and they will only make 8000 or however many pre-orders they end up with and then that is it. No more ever.

Or will they only be putting this figure into production if 8000 people pre-order but then they go on to produce more for general sale?

Thanks. :D

My original understanding was that only 8000 were going to be made but that's been put in limbo by what Takara have said (or what people are interpreting what Takara are saying) In short, no idea though I reckon they'll only make enough as they have orders...
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032280)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 29th, 2019 @ 7:00am CDT
Thank you ZeroWolf.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032283)
Posted by Ironhidensh on July 29th, 2019 @ 7:33am CDT
Stargrave wrote: If you're one of the fans who can



This is extremely important right here. Yeah, it sucks, but this figure is for the elite of collecting only. I have seen so many people (some here, but most elsewhere) encouraging and suggesting absolutely horrible financial advice to people who simply cant afford this, all because they want it made. That is pathetic and childish. For many of us, I think we forget what it is like to not make or have much money.

Look at it this way, if you can not easily set aside this money, WITHOUT skipping on any other bills or responsibilities, in the space of two or three paychecks, than this figure is not for you. Please, do not take out a credit card just for this, its not worth interest payments.


Be smart, people, please.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032290)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 29th, 2019 @ 7:59am CDT
I think the main problem with this right now is the sheer number of exclusives and high priced items announced at the exact same time. Like ... where's the fire, guys? Did the sail barge have this sort of glut? Plus the line has people rebuying older characters all at once too AND a new Seeker mould which has people army building. AND most of them are exclusives! I can see other fans deciding they'd rather have a new Seeker army at voyager size AND Omega Supreme AND Jetfire than Unicron alone in two years time.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032292)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on July 29th, 2019 @ 8:08am CDT
"Did Star Wars action figures have a glut?" There have been about 50 Black Series figures a year for the last five years, with half of them being exclusives. Hasbro gonna Hasbro.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032293)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2019 @ 8:13am CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I think the main problem with this right now is the sheer number of exclusives and high priced items announced at the exact same time. Like ... where's the fire, guys? Did the sail barge have this sort of glut? Plus the line has people rebuying older characters all at once too AND a new Seeker mould which has people army building. AND most of them are exclusives! I can see other fans deciding they'd rather have a new Seeker army at voyager size AND Omega Supreme AND Jetfire than Unicron alone in two years time.


That's my conundrum as well. There's so many figures I want to have... And they are all coming out now or soon.
...
Choices must be made and I'm starting to doubt my backing. Especially if I must use my credit card once again. I already have two 1000$CAN dolls. I dont need a 3rd one.

I have to be reasonable and finally get out of this one regrettably. :(

Godspeed to all remaining and future backers!
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032296)
Posted by Stargrave on July 29th, 2019 @ 9:01am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
Stargrave wrote: If you're one of the fans who can



This is extremely important right here. Yeah, it sucks, but this figure is for the elite of collecting only. I have seen so many people (some here, but most elsewhere) encouraging and suggesting absolutely horrible financial advice to people who simply cant afford this, all because they want it made. That is pathetic and childish. For many of us, I think we forget what it is like to not make or have much money.

Look at it this way, if you can not easily set aside this money, WITHOUT skipping on any other bills or responsibilities, in the space of two or three paychecks, than this figure is not for you. Please, do not take out a credit card just for this, its not worth interest payments.


Be smart, people, please.


You’re the first one I think to note my phrasing on that and I intend to continue to use it. It really is for those who can and I want to be positive and support this but not at the cost of a fellow Seibertronian letting something genuinely important and crucial fall through the cracks. I want people to enjoy this, not drown with it.

It’s a little thing but I really appreciate you catching that actually.
Re: New Transformers HasLab Unicron surpasses 2,000 Orders Seemingly On Track to Meet Quota (2032298)
Posted by o.supreme on July 29th, 2019 @ 9:17am CDT
Not here to rain on the parade, but while 2000 is a great accomplishment, this is NOT on pace to make it to 8000. IN fact, just as it crossed 2000, for the first time, the number of backers was behind pace, and will only begin compounding each day. I posted earlier on in this thread based on when the campaign began, there were 48 days. Simple math- 8000 divided by 48= 167 backers per day (rounding up)

The first few days were nice since almost 800 signed up, but since then, it has been pretty steady. Now it is behind unfortunately. It does not appear at this time (thought things could change), that any of the 3rd party retailers or :TAKARATOMY: backers are adding to this total, which is unfortunate. Here is the day-to-day of where it needs to be to be successful:

Calendar Date Participants Needed
7/15/2019 167
7/16/2019 334
7/17/2019 501
7/18/2019 668
7/19/2019 835
7/20/2019 1002
7/21/2019 1169
7/22/2019 1336
7/23/2019 1503
7/24/2019 1670
7/25/2019 1837
7/26/2019 2004
7/27/2019 2171
7/28/2019 2338
7/29/2019 2505
7/30/2019 2672
7/31/2019 2839
8/1/2019 3006
8/2/2019 3173
8/3/2019 3340
8/4/2019 3507
8/5/2019 3674
8/6/2019 3841
8/7/2019 4008
8/8/2019 4175
8/9/2019 4342
8/10/2019 4509
8/11/2019 4676
8/12/2019 4843
8/13/2019 5010
8/14/2019 5177
8/15/2019 5344
8/16/2019 5511
8/17/2019 5678
8/18/2019 5845
8/19/2019 6012
8/20/2019 6179
8/21/2019 6346
8/22/2019 6513
8/23/2019 6680
8/24/2019 6847
8/25/2019 7014
8/26/2019 7181
8/27/2019 7348
8/28/2019 7515
8/29/2019 7682
8/30/2019 7849
8/31/2019 8016

As of this writing it is as 2051, this is where it should have been between the 26th/27th, about 450 behind where it needs to be today. I suspect perhaps a slight uptick around August 1, as this may be a time when many people receive their sources of income. But unless something really significant happens, its not looking good.

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