Thanks to our team at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, we have 4 videos to share with you showing off the Unicron Resin Gray prototype that was on display at the event.
We have videos in both robot and planet mode. Sadly, the announced transformation of the mold was cancelled, but we are sure you will really like what we have to share with you tonight. To top it all, listen to Flint Dille speak on the legacy of Unicron with special G1 voice actors guest appearances Rod Friedman, Gregg Berger and Paul Eiding together with Vince DiCola.
Remember that Unicron is the very first Hasbro’s crowdfunding project. We need to reach a goal of 8000 supporters for him to be produced. You can support Unicron here.
Not much left to say, enjoy the chaos bringer in all his glory! It’s Unicron! We all belong to him now!
1) This has not been produced yet. They've done the in-house rapid prototyping, which is what you see here. But they need 8000 buyers to even bother starting up the factory, and these won't ship until early 2021.
2) Not via HasLab, but some retailers like BBTS and TFSource are offering this for pre-order as well, with their pay-later business models. The catch is that they're acting as middle-men on this, and don't get their usual wholesale pricing, so overall you pay a significant markup (an extra ~$200). However, being able to set aside a little bit of money every month to eventually afford the ~$800 bill in 1.5 years might be less burdensome then trying to come up with $600 in one month, so that's your call to make.
Holy He** but HasLab Unicron has to be the Most Detailed figure I have seen to date,but the magic #8000 for this to even be considered seems almost impossible considering the pricetag of $575,but hearing this thing weighs a whopping 19 pounds is insane,good I mean.But still two things concerns me about this and they are:
1.If this does reach the minimum of 8000 will this go into production or have they already made these?,and if they haven\'t how long before the people who PO this actually recieve theirs.
2.Again about preorders but will customers be able to make payments like $100 a month till paid for or will it be one whole cash (I mean credit/debit card) payment,as I can\'t pay that much at one time.
In his face? Did he have panel kibble on his legs and back? We can't always go exactly like the toon because those close up details while he's transforming or someone is falling down his body is not what we see from afar.
I wish they would go off the grey proto and offer two styles, one more subtle, then I could live with the kibble
The panel lines might be better if it had paint in many places, just seems like they put paint on his face and chest to say it's painted. It's nice, just more in line with WFC than MP and that's my hang-up, I collect MP but am asked to crowdfund a retail toy level release. Ultimately it will end up being an expensive fill in and 8000 or more pieces is not limited run Bobby!
Unicron had tons of detail in the movie though.
I recall they were saying they kind of liked the smooth prototype. I like it too. My big issue with this piece is I want more paint, a different face and less panel junk from the back and legs. I'd pay a lot more if it had those things.
I wish they could start over with the grey prototype and go for a more mp toon look, less siege wfc.
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See i do that too… I own a few of those combiners myself. But 6 purchases of $120 over the course if a year and a half with annoucements months in advance is a hell of alot easier to budget for than a single $600 purchase with no announcement notice and purchase qindow of just over a single month.
Two very different situations.
His FRIEND liked the prototype which was more smooth. Bobby liked the line work.
The thing is, you'd have to pay 547 altogether, whereas the combiners, you can pay as the parts gets released. I was able to get those $600 combiners because it was sort of paying in installments.
Yes but other people don’t have problem spend 150 on third part transformers that combine all together that buy all bots to combine from third party company’s is more expensive than 547 if people can afford third party combiners going for 600 they can afford this guy
He said the opposite, he said he liked the line work like it was in TFTM.
I watched the video too and I'm quite sure Bobby was saying in regards to the smooth prototype is that he wasn't a fan of all the line work on the finished version and actually preferred the smoother look of the prototype at that particulsr stage.
Previous articles also falsely made it seem like the TTM version is its own separate release, when all it is, is an extension of the crowdfund.
Just a heads up…
In the TFW news article it falsely says that this is Hasbro's first crowdfunding project which is… very untrue. First one was the Jabba the Hutt Sail Barge for Star Wars Black Series.
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Man going to be a George Carlin joke and have to get a bigger house at the rate they are releasing these toys and the sizes of them
Watched Bobby Skullface talk about it with a panel earlier. I usually like and agree with what he says but goddamn he was hard to listen to. His friend was even worse. He kept talking about the smooth prototype, like no shit it's not finished yet.
Wish list: rings light up, speaks (also speaks in planet mode and synchronizes with light coming from the planet modes mouth), can we get some planets for the planet mode to eat (like the ones from the movie), miniature transformers (decepticons, their ship) to make the scale of Unicron stand out.
Was there a restriction to not showing the bot mode from the side or back?
Man f unicron. Got his @$$ whooped by rodimus and the matrix, I\'ll still buy his ugly @$$ lol.
I really wish the vids were longer, or just simpley edited to be one video. Each is Super super short.
But thanks so much anyway.