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Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At

Transformers News: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At

Monday, August 23rd, 2021 2:24PM CDT

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Well, Transformers fans, it looks like we are going to have a big reveal this coming week! The Transformers official Facebook page has posted that on Friday, the Transformers team at Hasbro will be doing a Fan First Friday streaming event on their YouTube channel. This isn't anything unusual- they've been doing FFF and Transformers Tuesday events all year- but it looks like we're going to get something pretty big revealed. Given their use of the phrase "Let's say go!" in the post, it seems they're going to reveal the HasLab Transformers: Victory project that was teased several weeks back. Seeing as how that was Autobot Supreme Commander Star Saber's catchphrase in the Victory cartoon, it's highly likely that we'll be seeing a reveal of a Star Saber figure in a few days.


Transformers News: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At

While their post is by no means a confirmation of a Star Saber figure, it's hard not to speculate that it will be a new version of the Fan favorite Autobot. If it turns out to be true, this would also be the first transforming version of Star Saber released in the U.S. market; his previous G1 and Masterpiece figures were only released in Japan, as was the Victory cartoon (though the MP was available from online e-tailers in the US).

So are you pumped to see what the big reveal is? Hoping to see what the remaining Kingdom figures are going to be? There's only one way to find out, and that's to tune in this Friday at 11am ET on Pulse's YouTube channel. See you all then!

(You can check out the original Facebook post by clicking the photo above).
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Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113876)
Posted by Autobot_Benz on August 23rd, 2021 @ 2:37pm CDT
Maybe release Kingdom Wave 4 this time just a thought.


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Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113882)
Posted by o.supreme on August 23rd, 2021 @ 2:58pm CDT
Interesting. We knew form the FFF 2 weeks back (that had 3 toy reveals :roll: ), that the Victory themed Haslab project would be revealed on the 27th, but I figured it would just be a info dump on Pulse etc... I am looking forward to the reveal, but if they are going to make a whole FFF out of it, hopefully they will show more than just the Haslab project. I don't need a 30 minute explanation of just that.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113883)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on August 23rd, 2021 @ 3:02pm CDT
I still feel it is not the best use of Haslab to put Star Saber there. he really wouldn't need anything more then a commander class figure. Sure, he's big with 3 robots over all, but they are super simple transformations. Maybe if it's the full Victory Leo set. But there are bigger more complex transformers from victory that could do well there, like Lio Kaiser. And what about Deathsaurus? Guess we will see.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113884)
Posted by Munkky on August 23rd, 2021 @ 3:02pm CDT
What I'm hoping for: Star Saber reveal, Kingdom wave 4, and the Amazon "Golden Disk" sets for Kingdom

What I'm expecting: Star Saber, half an hour of babbling about how great Japanese G1 is, and in the final few seconds another reminder that the Shattered Glass line is a thing.

Bad Ending: Half an hour of babbling about how great the 1986 movie is, then Star Saber reveal in the last few seconds.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113886)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on August 23rd, 2021 @ 3:04pm CDT
Munkky wrote:What I'm hoping for: Star Saber reveal, Kingdom wave 4, and the Amazon "Golden Disk" sets for Kingdom

What I'm expecting: Star Saber, half an hour of babbling about how great Japanese G1 is, and in the final few seconds another reminder that the Shattered Glass line is a thing.


Agree with all of this wholeheartedly
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113887)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 23rd, 2021 @ 3:05pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:I still feel it is not the best use of Haslab to put Star Saber there. he really wouldn't need anything more then a commander class figure. Sure, he's big with 3 robots over all, but they are super simple transformations. Maybe if it's the full Victory Leo set. But there are bigger more complex transformers from victory that could do well there, like Lio Kaiser. And what about Deathsaurus? Guess we will see.

It's probably on HasLab as Hasbro don't want to take a risk on the figure at retail and it allows a bit more flexibility in terms of plastic usage then the fixed price point would offer.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113889)
Posted by william-james88 on August 23rd, 2021 @ 3:12pm CDT
Razorbeast88 wrote:
Munkky wrote:What I'm hoping for: Star Saber reveal, Kingdom wave 4, and the Amazon "Golden Disk" sets for Kingdom

What I'm expecting: Star Saber, half an hour of babbling about how great Japanese G1 is, and in the final few seconds another reminder that the Shattered Glass line is a thing.


Agree with all of this wholeheartedly


I also think this will be what will happen. I am certain we won't get a mention of the Golden Disk line, but wave 4 kingdom might be a thing, just maybe.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113891)
Posted by TulioDude on August 23rd, 2021 @ 3:23pm CDT
Star Saber hype!

Transformers Victory has one of my favorite japanese theme songs:


Day 601 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113895)
Posted by Otaku-mus Prime on August 23rd, 2021 @ 3:43pm CDT
Victory Saber makes sense as a HasLab project. Hopefully it blows way past its backing and Hasbro decides to release a whole line-up of Transformers from the Victory series.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113898)
Posted by o.supreme on August 23rd, 2021 @ 4:08pm CDT
Whatever happens with Victory this friday, I'll support it, But it may not be just Starsaber. I posted this earlier in another thread:

o.supreme wrote:Whatever the next Haslab turns out to be, we know it will be based on TF:Victory, and will be revealed this Friday August 27. If it is one character, that is fine, but perhaps it would be a series of characters? I could see a CC Star Saber, a CC Victory Leo, a CC Deszarus, and perhaps Dinoking for a combined total of around $400-$450. Just as an example
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113899)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 23rd, 2021 @ 4:18pm CDT
Don't get your (or anyone else's) hopes up.
Hope is undiscovered disappointment.

Hope for just Star Saber and everything else with be a bonus.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113902)
Posted by o.supreme on August 23rd, 2021 @ 4:25pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Don't get your (or anyone else's) hopes up.
Hope is undiscovered disappointment.

Hope for just Star Saber and everything else with be a bonus.


I totaly understand that, and I agree, any more would be a bonus.

However, The least expensive Haslab to date is the Hero Quest game, and I think that was $150?? I would be a bit puzzled if it was *just* Star Saber for say...$100.00, any more, then YES you start to get into the argument that the MP toy is superfluous. But again, we shall see.

Also, something I just saw on Pulse makes me a bit nervous, looks like a Star Wars Haslab Rancor is coming soon as well. I hope they don't offer it, and the TF:Victory one at the same time :-s
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113908)
Posted by FiddlerUndone on August 23rd, 2021 @ 5:18pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Don't get your (or anyone else's) hopes up.
Hope is undiscovered disappointment.

Hope for just Star Saber and everything else with be a bonus.


I totaly understand that, and I agree, any more would be a bonus.

However, The least expensive Haslab to date is the Hero Quest game, and I think that was $150?? I would be a bit puzzled if it was *just* Star Saber for say...$100.00, any more, then YES you start to get into the argument that the MP toy is superfluous. But again, we shall see.

Also, something I just saw on Pulse makes me a bit nervous, looks like a Star Wars Haslab Rancor is coming soon as well. I hope they don't offer it, and the TF:Victory one at the same time :-s


They announced they Rancor project a day or two after the Galactus project whent live. Hopefully that means that whatever they announce for Victory won't launch until after the Rancor project. Not that having all three franchises have Haslab projects running back to back is a good thing either. They all potentially take backers from away from each other, depending on how much cross collecting there actually is.

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Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113911)
Posted by bodrock on August 23rd, 2021 @ 5:58pm CDT
I'll be excited if it's Star Saber or Deathsaurus as a voyager or leader in the upcoming wave or line -- HasLab is simply not for me.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113915)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 23rd, 2021 @ 6:24pm CDT
bodrock wrote:I'll be excited if it's Star Saber or Deathsaurus as a voyager or leader in the upcoming wave or line -- HasLab is simply not for me.


We already know the rest of Kingdom's regular releases, no chance of either of them there. However, you did just make me think of something. Haslab Unicron was timed to come out when the TFTM movie anniversary was due and the SS86 line was coming out, meaning there were toys to go along with the Haslab offering.

Granted there isn't a mandatory celebrate the movie anniversary every 5 years thing attached to Victory, but I do wonder if there will be some other regular releases in the next line to match up with whatever Haslab ends up including.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113916)
Posted by Cheetron on August 23rd, 2021 @ 6:28pm CDT
Watch, whatever they announce will be sold out in minutes. Like perceptor. With stores having 0 stock for months and that world's collide 4 pack mess. Only random stores get it. There is no guarantee that whatever they announce will last 5 mins.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113928)
Posted by Nemesis Reformatted on August 23rd, 2021 @ 8:51pm CDT
Haslab :roll:
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113936)
Posted by bodrock on August 23rd, 2021 @ 10:18pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
bodrock wrote:I'll be excited if it's Star Saber or Deathsaurus as a voyager or leader in the upcoming wave or line -- HasLab is simply not for me.


We already know the rest of Kingdom's regular releases, no chance of either of them there. However, you did just make me think of something. Haslab Unicron was timed to come out when the TFTM movie anniversary was due and the SS86 line was coming out, meaning there were toys to go along with the Haslab offering.

Granted there isn't a mandatory celebrate the movie anniversary every 5 years thing attached to Victory, but I do wonder if there will be some other regular releases in the next line to match up with whatever Haslab ends up including.


I would not be surprised if there are more Victory figs if HasLab is indeed Star Saber! But I dunno about that many actual figures since the US never saw Victory translated. I’d love to see more though since I feel like we have more than enough G1 updates ;)
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113939)
Posted by Seibertron on August 23rd, 2021 @ 11:25pm CDT
Cheetron wrote:Watch, whatever they announce will be sold out in minutes. Like perceptor.


Perceptor is still available. I can still order cases from multiple distributors for the Seibertron store and it is currently available from a couple of our sponsors that I just checked.

Cheetron wrote:With stores having 0 stock for months and that world's collide 4 pack mess. Only random stores get it. There is no guarantee that whatever they announce will last 5 mins.


What World's Collide mess are you referring to? The set just came out a couple of weeks ago. Just saw one at my Target today. If it's sold out in your area, just wait a few months and your store should get its restock. Or set a tab in your browser to open up Target's page for that item so you can see when it's in stock at your local stores or when it's available online to ship (if you haven't already done this). Just a couple of suggestions. If you missed it the first time around, I'm sure you'll get another chance to get this set again. There's no way a set with 3 or 4 remolds is an extremely limited set.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113941)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 24th, 2021 @ 12:12am CDT
Maybe Cheetron was referring to the set showing up at Wal-Mart when it's supposed to be a Target exclusive?

And I haven't seen it at my Target either, even though I had an employee check and tell me they were supposed to receive 3 sets and they mysteriously vanished off the truck. >:oP
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113946)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 24th, 2021 @ 4:31am CDT
bodrock wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
bodrock wrote:I'll be excited if it's Star Saber or Deathsaurus as a voyager or leader in the upcoming wave or line -- HasLab is simply not for me.


We already know the rest of Kingdom's regular releases, no chance of either of them there. However, you did just make me think of something. Haslab Unicron was timed to come out when the TFTM movie anniversary was due and the SS86 line was coming out, meaning there were toys to go along with the Haslab offering.

Granted there isn't a mandatory celebrate the movie anniversary every 5 years thing attached to Victory, but I do wonder if there will be some other regular releases in the next line to match up with whatever Haslab ends up including.


I would not be surprised if there are more Victory figs if HasLab is indeed Star Saber! But I dunno about that many actual figures since the US never saw Victory translated. I’d love to see more though since I feel like we have more than enough G1 updates ;)

It's pretty much guaranteed that there will be no Victory figures in 2022 as that line has been leaked through Target listings (or put it this way, I'll be surprised to see any). However 2023 is wide open and we know through Black Zarak and the rumoured Mineva figure that they are dipping their toe into JG1 waters, so just wait and see for a couple of years time.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113974)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 24th, 2021 @ 11:54am CDT
Really hoping for something other than Starsabre even if they move MP Raiden to Haslab and Hasbro just gets in a muddle over headmasters and Victory (which might be possible seeing as the cant remeber what generations of Zoids they are on XD)

Not expecting much, maybe more Kingdom stuff with Legacy being saved for the not New York comic con or IGN reveal.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113976)
Posted by william-james88 on August 24th, 2021 @ 12:00pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Really hoping for something other than Starsabre even if they move MP Raiden to Haslab and Hasbro just gets in a muddle over headmasters and Victory (which might be possible seeing as the cant remeber what generations of Zoids they are on XD)

Not expecting much, maybe more Kingdom stuff with Legacy being saved for the not New York comic con or IGN reveal.


Raiden won't be in Haslab since that is for Hasbro initiated projects. Raiden is a Takara Tomy project. He'll be released same as any other Takara MP outside japan, through Hasbro sanctioned imports.

The Haslab project will definitely be Starsabre. We've had the rumour for over a year now and hasbro hinted at it.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113979)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 24th, 2021 @ 12:38pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Really hoping for something other than Starsabre even if they move MP Raiden to Haslab and Hasbro just gets in a muddle over headmasters and Victory (which might be possible seeing as the cant remeber what generations of Zoids they are on XD)

Not expecting much, maybe more Kingdom stuff with Legacy being saved for the not New York comic con or IGN reveal.


Raiden won't be in Haslab since that is for Hasbro initiated projects. Raiden is a Takara Tomy project. He'll be released same as any other Takara MP outside japan, through Hasbro sanctioned imports.

The Haslab project will definitely be Starsabre. We've had the rumour for over a year now and hasbro hinted at it.


Yeah, the main question at this point is whether it will only be Starsabre, or anyone else with him.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113980)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 24th, 2021 @ 1:54pm CDT
At best, probably only Victory Leo and maybe Jan, i know some rumours did say Victory Leo for the Victory combination.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113985)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 24th, 2021 @ 2:52pm CDT
Maybe it will just be high quality replicas of starsabres sword and shield paving the way to do more toy weapons like Marvels shields/hammers etc :)
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113987)
Posted by o.supreme on August 24th, 2021 @ 3:01pm CDT
I don't think that would really be practical. I mean I just saw on emgo's Youtube channel, someone did a 3D Printed "human scale" version of Optimus Prime's iconic rifle, other than that, and perhaps Megatron's Canon, I don't think such large novelties would really sell. I certainly don't think Haslab would be the place to drop them either. Avengers and other superheroes have iconic weapons and accessories for sure. Even novelty helmets and masks for Transformers are pretty niche, or are more affordable priced for kids. Not really the thing you would make a Haslab for.

Considering again, the least expensive Haslab has been $150 for the Heroquest game, I would be shocked it if was something less expensive than this.

2 CC toys (speculating Star Saber and Victory Leo) would range anywhere from $170-$200. That is a decent start, and I'd be ok if that was all it was. But if it was revealed to contain multiple characters for a correspondingly fair higher price point, I'd be ok with that as well.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2113988)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 24th, 2021 @ 3:07pm CDT
They don't have to stick to size classes as such (price points really) with haslab sk saying cc sized isn't ideal. Star Saber will probably have more plastic in him than if be was sold at Jetfires/sky lynx/Rodimus price. Kinda the fun with haslab, they don't have to worry too much about things that would restrict retail choices.

Downside: you just have to hope people want it as much as you do. (But either way, Hasbro will see it as a win-win for them)
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Posted by o.supreme on August 24th, 2021 @ 3:15pm CDT
I agree that they are not beholden to a specific style/class. however, the only reason why I keep mentioning CC, is because otherwise if it is too well developed, then of course, all the MP comparisons start coming. I am not a MP collector, however a LOT of folks would probably be disappointed with the exorbitant amount they paid for an MP Star Saber a few years back.
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Posted by LinaNui on August 24th, 2021 @ 5:48pm CDT
I may be the only one here, but I would love this to have some optional parts to make Star Saber look more like his IDW part. Also, I am hoping that this is a 3 pack: Star Saber, the guy that combines with Star Saber, Deathsaurus. Costing around $200-250. All with parts to make them look like there cooler IDW designs.
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2114008)
Posted by william-james88 on August 24th, 2021 @ 6:03pm CDT
LinaNui wrote:I may be the only one here, but I would love this to have some optional parts to make Star Saber look more like his IDW part. Also, I am hoping that this is a 3 pack: Star Saber, the guy that combines with Star Saber, Deathsaurus. Costing around $200-250. All with parts to make them look like there cooler IDW designs.


200 sounds super low. Looking at the kind of projects they do to make up the lack of scaled production work, I'd expect at least 300$
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 24th, 2021 @ 6:48pm CDT
LinaNui wrote:I may be the only one here, but I would love this to have some optional parts to make Star Saber look more like his IDW part. Also, I am hoping that this is a 3 pack: Star Saber, the guy that combines with Star Saber, Deathsaurus. Costing around $200-250. All with parts to make them look like there cooler IDW designs.

I would also like this. I liked him in IDW, I'd like some bonus parts.

I personally made the goal for myself to not back it unless it comes with Victory Leo, and if for some reason Victory Leo is a stretch goal instead of in the regular package, I will wait until it hits that stretch goal to back it. I don't see how Star Saber is worth it alone
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2114025)
Posted by william-james88 on August 24th, 2021 @ 6:58pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
LinaNui wrote:I may be the only one here, but I would love this to have some optional parts to make Star Saber look more like his IDW part. Also, I am hoping that this is a 3 pack: Star Saber, the guy that combines with Star Saber, Deathsaurus. Costing around $200-250. All with parts to make them look like there cooler IDW designs.

I would also like this. I liked him in IDW, I'd like some bonus parts.

I personally made the goal for myself to not back it unless it comes with Victory Leo, and if for some reason Victory Leo is a stretch goal instead of in the regular package, I will wait until it hits that stretch goal to back it. I don't see how Star Saber is worth it alone


How much would you be willing to spend for what you want?
Re: Transformers Focused Fan First Friday This Week- Star Saber Strongly Hinted At (2114028)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 24th, 2021 @ 7:07pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
LinaNui wrote:I may be the only one here, but I would love this to have some optional parts to make Star Saber look more like his IDW part. Also, I am hoping that this is a 3 pack: Star Saber, the guy that combines with Star Saber, Deathsaurus. Costing around $200-250. All with parts to make them look like there cooler IDW designs.

I would also like this. I liked him in IDW, I'd like some bonus parts.

I personally made the goal for myself to not back it unless it comes with Victory Leo, and if for some reason Victory Leo is a stretch goal instead of in the regular package, I will wait until it hits that stretch goal to back it. I don't see how Star Saber is worth it alone


How much would you be willing to spend for what you want?

I will not spend more than $150 for a Star Saber all on his own no matter what. If I wanted to spend more, I'd go for the 3P IDW one or the MP on the secondary market. I've passed up 2 this year alone for under $175 shipped.

If they give us Victory Leo, and they make the base Star Saber at least 13" tall, I could justify up to $250. But if they go above $250, I will almost certainly pass unless he is even bigger or there is a 3rd bot.
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Posted by o.supreme on August 24th, 2021 @ 7:14pm CDT
It's been a while since I read the IDW comics. Although I believe IDW Star Saber to be a bastardization, I don't recall his physical appearance to be any different, at least not different enough to need different parts?
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Posted by LinaNui on August 24th, 2021 @ 11:00pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:It's been a while since I read the IDW comics. Although I believe IDW Star Saber to be a bastardization, I don't recall his physical appearance to be any different, at least not different enough to need different parts?

The IDW version is very different from the G1 version. A new head/mask, shoulder parts, weapons, and chest plate would at very least be needed. Also just because the IDW one is not the G1 version, does not make him any worse. To some, me, it actually made him palatable and not just a gundam thrown into the TF universe.
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Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 25th, 2021 @ 9:29am CDT
LinaNui wrote:
o.supreme wrote:It's been a while since I read the IDW comics. Although I believe IDW Star Saber to be a bastardization, I don't recall his physical appearance to be any different, at least not different enough to need different parts?

The IDW version is very different from the G1 version. A new head/mask, shoulder parts, weapons, and chest plate would at very least be needed. Also just because the IDW one is not the G1 version, does not make him any worse. To some, me, it actually made him palatable and not just a gundam thrown into the TF universe.

Though I think Victory Leo or a Brainmaster figure are the most likely stretch goals, they certainly could do swap-out accessories as an incentive.

Though all of the other HasLab products have been $300+, I think it's possible that this one could be lower. Crowdfunding is not only used for expensive items, it can also be used to better gauge demand before starting the production run so that it's more cost-effective. Mattel Creations isn't equivalent, but it's comparable, and they routinely release smaller quantities of lower cost items.
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Posted by o.supreme on August 25th, 2021 @ 10:17am CDT
LinaNui wrote:
o.supreme wrote:It's been a while since I read the IDW comics. Although I believe IDW Star Saber to be a bastardization, I don't recall his physical appearance to be any different, at least not different enough to need different parts?

The IDW version is very different from the G1 version. A new head/mask, shoulder parts, weapons, and chest plate would at very least be needed. Also just because the IDW one is not the G1 version, does not make him any worse. To some, me, it actually made him palatable and not just a gundam thrown into the TF universe.


Gundam's are lifeless Robots. Star Saber was a Valiant Hero. But I understand there are many people that enjoy IDW. It was one of the things that made me dislike it however. Some people see the characters as growing/changing. However, when a character deviates from a firmly established identity, that's not growth IMO, that is regression. Saying "Hey lest take this character and make him a Psychotic zealot for...reasons..." Is not creative. I mean people have enough issues with Bayverse Prime being a rage filled murderer, and I understand why.

AcademyofDrX wrote:Though all of the other HasLab products have been $300+,


The Heroquest game was the lowest at $150.00
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Posted by william-james88 on August 25th, 2021 @ 9:30pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Though all of the other HasLab products have been $300+, I think it's possible that this one could be lower.


While certainly possible, I think it's best we think of it as a happy surprise if that happens but plan accordingly to the more habitual prices.

I'll be dead honest, as with Unicron I just don't have the money for a toy above $300 so I am bowing out of this one preemptively.
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Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 25th, 2021 @ 9:35pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Though all of the other HasLab products have been $300+, I think it's possible that this one could be lower.


While certainly possible, I think it's best we think of it as a happy surprise if that happens but plan accordingly to the more habitual prices.

I'll be dead honest, as with Unicron I just don't have the money for a toy above $300 so I am bowing out of this one preemptively.

I hope it is reasonable, because honestly there's no way on gods green earth that they could justify the price otherwise (the only exception for me would be if he was combiner ready and came with victory leo) when the figure will just end up being a figure that could have been done at commander class >:oP
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Posted by william-james88 on August 25th, 2021 @ 9:55pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Though all of the other HasLab products have been $300+, I think it's possible that this one could be lower.


While certainly possible, I think it's best we think of it as a happy surprise if that happens but plan accordingly to the more habitual prices.

I'll be dead honest, as with Unicron I just don't have the money for a toy above $300 so I am bowing out of this one preemptively.

I hope it is reasonable, because honestly there's no way on gods green earth that they could justify the price otherwise (the only exception for me would be if he was combiner ready and came with victory leo) when the figure will just end up being a figure that could have been done at commander class >:oP


Even with Victory leo that would be 160 for 2 commander class figures. I ain't paying double that.
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Posted by ZeroWolf on August 26th, 2021 @ 4:09am CDT
I can't see them sticking to Commander Class levels of plastic either.
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Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 26th, 2021 @ 7:42am CDT
$300 is about my "not for me" price as well, depending on what it ends up being. $300 for a single figure is probably a no, but for a set of figures, then that would depend on the figures.

I'm thinking for Haslab, you forget the normal size classes and prices. Keep in mind the size/price classes are based on normal retail or exclusive number of production. If Haslab has less numbers, then the price would be higher right from the start. Also if they stick to normal size classes, then there really isn't much of a point in making them Haslab offerings.

On the flip side, making a single figure so impressive and detailed also doesn't make much sense since that is basically the MP line. I know Takara does MP and Haslab is Hasbro, but Takara designers are involved, so I can't see the Haslab offering being something that could have simply be done for the MP line either.

I think instead we'll get something in between a normal commander and normal MP if it is a single figure. Or a set of Victory figures at the normal classes (commander/leader).

Lets say they end up offering Starsabre, Victory Leo and Deathsaurus at $300, hell even $400. I would probably bite on this more than a really nice Starsabre for $200. With a set, you know that those 3 figures are not going to see the light of day again for years. FOMO increases exponentially over just a single figure.

In the end, I'm guessing it will end up being a really nice figure that is just a bit too much for my budget.
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Posted by Emerje on August 26th, 2021 @ 8:26am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I personally made the goal for myself to not back it unless it comes with Victory Leo, and if for some reason Victory Leo is a stretch goal instead of in the regular package, I will wait until it hits that stretch goal to back it. I don't see how Star Saber is worth it alone

I promise you that Victory Leo will not be stretch goal, he'll either come with him or he wont. The two are pretty close to the same size, making Leo a stretch goal would be like if the Sentinel had a stretch goal of getting a bonus free Sentinel or the Razor Crest having a stretch goal of a free Slave 1. Stretch goals are always accessories, optional parts or much smaller figures. Most likely Star Saber's stretch goals would be things like his shield, some extra parts, probably Jan and Patty (and maybe even Solon) as static figures, I wouldn't expect much else.

Emerje
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Posted by o.supreme on August 26th, 2021 @ 10:20am CDT
Galactus reached its funding goal (14K) with about 5 dys left. It had a stretch goal of 16K to get an additional Nova Marvel Legends Action Figure (those retail for what? About $20?). I was skeptical it would happen, but it did in about a day!

I understand with Unicron, basically stretch goals were more detailed accessories. I would hope with any Victory Haslab, instead of accessories, or static human characters, as stretch goal perhaps could be some Micromasters? I mean I think most of the Rescue Patrol got released in Siege/ER ? But Holi (Stakeout) was miscolored in the Victory Anime, they could release an anime accurate version of him ;). Were there any other Micromasters featured in Victory that didn't get a release in Siege/ER? Heck even take the existing CW Helicopter and retool it as Deathcobra.
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Posted by o.supreme on August 27th, 2021 @ 10:06am CDT
Victory Saber(Star Saber & Victory Leo) $180. Basically 2 CC. 11K backers, seems reasonable. I can certainly back that. Awesome ;)^

There is a 2nd tier for 17K, and a 3rd tier for 20K which are hidden at this time... :-?

*edit* Tier 1 Unlock is a Giant Cannon & some Blast Effects.


...and the live chat is losing it's *blank* because that's all there was :lol: (no more reveals)

Seriously though, this is something I've wanted for a VERY long time. I really hope it gets funded. I'm not even going to sweat the stretch goals. I just want the characters, and they seem to be well developed.
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Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 27th, 2021 @ 10:23am CDT
It may have the price and engineering complexity of two Commander Class figures, but it's not of comparable size. I think that's misleading enough to be more harmful than helpful as a description.
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Posted by o.supreme on August 27th, 2021 @ 10:25am CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:It may have the price and engineering complexity of two Commander Class figures, but it's not of comparable size. I think that's misleading enough to be more harmful than helpful as a description.


The exact same could be said about Kingdom Rodimus Prime
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Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 27th, 2021 @ 10:29am CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:It may have the price and engineering complexity of two Commander Class figures, but it's not of comparable size. I think that's misleading enough to be more harmful than helpful as a description.


I'd argue that Rodimus Prime already took us down that path on its own. In fact, tying a specific size to the class is going to lead to more confusion because of the direction Hasbro is going.
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Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 27th, 2021 @ 10:29am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:It may have the price and engineering complexity of two Commander Class figures, but it's not of comparable size. I think that's misleading enough to be more harmful than helpful as a description.


Kind of like Kingdom Rodimus Prime...

My point being, size classes are not useful descriptors of anything but the price to consumers. I don't think there's any point in translating the HasLab product type into a size class. The figure size and engineering are in the video. It's not a Masterpiece, it's not a Titan or two Commanders, it's its own thing.

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