New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video

Transformers News: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 12:58PM CDT

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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!

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Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (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 Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (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 Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (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 Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (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
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035217)
Posted by firefox91 on August 21st, 2019 @ 4:04pm CDT
I have to be honest, watching that video made me want it less because of the sheer amount of work it takes to transform it. But I'm not a hardcore TF fan, won't ever claim to be. The cost, the wait, and really just because it's a character that I'm not really in to, I'm passing.
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035223)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 21st, 2019 @ 4:16pm CDT
Not liking the the dangly rubber spike strips, kind of like hes wearing fly paper in robot mode but I guess it would be a nice anti air defence mechanism when all the flyinbg forces try to stop and end up getting stuck to them.

A lot of his poses hide them but it would have been nice if they actually went somewhere.
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035227)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2019 @ 4:23pm CDT
Now, if they can just include that rotating turntable as well so we don't have to keep taking trips walking around this figure to transform it from all sides.
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035231)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on August 21st, 2019 @ 4:54pm CDT
we, fans, care, that background music is dissapointing for an expensive product. $1000 plus if shiped to europe

and here is a decent G1 music better than the crap they have, is 8 times longer than 30 seconds
https://youtu.be/SpY4na_ofxs
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035233)
Posted by Rainmaker on August 21st, 2019 @ 5:07pm CDT
BERSEKAEL wrote:we, fans, care, that background music is dissapointing


we really don't

:MAXIMAL:
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035237)
Posted by Burn on August 21st, 2019 @ 5:43pm CDT
Rainmaker wrote:
BERSEKAEL wrote:we, fans, care, that background music is dissapointing


we really don't

:MAXIMAL:


Seconded.
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035248)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on August 21st, 2019 @ 7:06pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Rainmaker wrote:
BERSEKAEL wrote:we, fans, care, that background music is dissapointing


we really don't

:MAXIMAL:


Seconded.

Thirded.

Also, I am impressed at the fact that there's barely any parts forming. I knew there had to be some, but I did not expect it to be so minimal.
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035251)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 21st, 2019 @ 7:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Now, if they can just include that rotating turntable as well so we don't have to keep taking trips walking around this figure to transform it from all sides.

Hey, with as long as it takes to transform him, and with as many times as you have to walk around him, they are just trying to save you a gym membership ;)

I love some of the Twitter and Facebook comments where people are all like "it's too complex" or "now I see the price more, but it needs a warranty for how complex it is"

What the hell did you expect? do you see how posable it is and how the 2 modes are nothing at all alike? Wow :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035254)
Posted by Burn on August 21st, 2019 @ 7:11pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:What the hell did you expect? do you see how posable it is and how the 2 modes are nothing at all alike? Wow :lol: :lol: :lol:

People are just looking for reasons to justify why they don't want him.

Or they're just lame and nitpick over the tiniest of things, take your pick.
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035264)
Posted by william-james88 on August 21st, 2019 @ 8:15pm CDT
Burn wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:What the hell did you expect? do you see how posable it is and how the 2 modes are nothing at all alike? Wow :lol: :lol: :lol:

People are just looking for reasons to justify why they don't want him.


That's been the case since day 1 and I have grown tired of it. August 31 can't happen quick enough so that we can move on from this thing and the people that don't want him (or don't want to want him) can just move onto something else.
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035269)
Posted by Lexomatic on August 21st, 2019 @ 8:57pm CDT
At TFcon DC 2017, the design style of one of the third-party manufacturers was described as "explode into a million pieces chained together". That's kinda what I'm seeing in the transformation video, what with the four planet-quadrants that hang off the legs during an intermediate stage, and the entire forward midline and maw as a backpack.

The radii of the planet- and robot-mode curves are different, and the obvious solution is shellforming, but I'm disappointed that it's all via hinges and floppy swing-bars instead of sliding joints. Actually, I'm more disappointed that they didn't devise an eversion technique -- that is, the body parts turn inside-out, to reduce kibble and increase density. (Something like MP-48 Lio Convoy, whose lion head and mane swap between "organic" and "sculptural".)

Consider those flexible spike-studded equator strips, described above as "flypaper". Why not roll them onto the shoulders, where the Flory Dery model has spikes at the base of each wing? Or at worst, stuff them inside the torso? (Maybe the torso volume is reserved for light-and-sound gimmicks.)

Now I'm curious to see if one of the third-party makers comes up with a version at the (currently popular) Legends scale. "There's this tiny weird-lookin' planet shovin' up the suburbs of Cybertron." "Jazz, you're looking through the wrong end of the telescope."
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035280)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on August 21st, 2019 @ 10:08pm CDT
Personally, I'm in a weird place with Unicron. Like, I don't want him (exclusively because of the price and space) but I understand why others do. But, I also for some reason really wish he was smaller, just so Fort Max could still have the tallest toy because that was what his toy was known for. It's such a weird nitpicky reason that I have no reason to have because I grew up with Animated and the movies, so I obviously never had the original Fort Max and thus don't have the nostalgia for owning the tallest Transformers toy ever. But every time I see a new update on Unicron I have the same feeling I get with 3rd Party figures with the "That looks awesome! Too bad I'll never be able to afford it" :lol:
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035296)
Posted by 1984forever on August 22nd, 2019 @ 1:18am CDT
1) It’s too complex.

2) The weird elevator music makes this product a must-pass.
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035298)
Posted by Burn on August 22nd, 2019 @ 1:26am CDT
1984forever wrote:1) It’s too complex.

:roll:

1984forever wrote:2) The weird elevator music makes this product a must-pass.

Wow, writing a product off because of the backing music in ONE of it's advertising videos.
:roll:
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035300)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 22nd, 2019 @ 2:31am CDT
Only problem is, Bakugan have been doing balls to robots for years now. Unicron should have been able to roll along the floor for a quick change :P and slightly leap in the air like the battle chargers (also come with a disclaimer about crushed pets or kids if the action feature is used improperly).
Re: New Transformers War for Cybertron Unicron Step By Step Planet to Robot Transformation Video (2035304)
Posted by Emerje on August 22nd, 2019 @ 3:21am CDT
1984forever wrote:2) The weird elevator music makes this product a must-pass.

I hear there's a mute button on the figure so it doesn't play the music while you're transforming it.

And watching the video I have to laugh a little at the people that originally insisted this Unicron wasn't any more complex than the Armada version.

Now I want to see a video of Unicron being transformed back into planet mode and see how much time it takes to get all the panels aligned. ;)

Emerje

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