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  1. Despite fears of it not happening and an extension, it seems that we Transformers fans have done the impossible and that makes us mighty. With 1 day, 1 hour and 38 minutes to go, Unicron currently sits at 8,005 backers, pushing it over the 8,000 minimum backers needed to push the figure into production. 2021 just became a whole lot more interesting for all of us and I'm sure that everyone else here is looking forward to the official announcement that this is going ahead. Source: https://hasbropulse.com/collections/haslab/products/transformers-war-for-cybertron-unicron
  2. I'm not sure why people would be disappointed. Siege Leaders have always essentially been Voyager Class figures with a packed in upgrade/armour kit.
  3. Just a heads up. As of posting this, the first 4 hours of the video you linked to are truncated. It starts right in the middle of the Murder In The Front Row interview.
  4. Oh I'm glad they did it, I just wonder if the redundancy was already built in. I hope it gets though but with how many parts of the fandom are acting, it will amaze me if Hasbro don't just put doing something like this for Transformers fans in the "too hard/too much grief/not worth it" basket with the way so many people have acted. It's like this entire venture has exposed the inner Veruca Salt of far too many people in the community, who don't want to understand the intricacies of the toy industry at play here - or that when you break down the materials costs, this is proportionately equal va
  5. Is it just me, or is it missing a couple of accessories - namely a ramp for jumping and a shark?
  6. What's the bet that much like a false floor in a house, the August 31 deadline was a false deadline that they put out there in the hopes it would get done, but secretly had October 6 as a fallback this whole time, just in case?
  7. That Galvatron figure is massively out of scale when you compare it to the animation in the 1986 movie. They would have been far better off making it the size of the RX-7 that comes with Soul of Chogokin Gunbuster, which from memory is roughly only 0.5cm tall (1/5").
  8. Fantastic news! For those of you in Australia who planned on biting the bullet on Unicron and were worried about shipping it, fear not. Hasbro Australia has teamed up with EB Games Australia to offer it as an exclusive through both themselves and Zing and all orders placed count towards the needed 8,000 backers. The good news is that it's listed at $848 inc GST, with an upfront $100 deposit (refundable if it doesn't go ahead). At a $0.70USD=$1AUD exchange rate, that works out at roughly $600USD inc GST. Given that once GST was factored in, it would cost $632.50USD even before shipping, this
  9. That's just it though, I reckon the process of using cad and 3d printing over the traditional approach of initial engineering sketches, sculpting et al, is significantly cheaper, even from a man hours perspective - especially when you consider that edits and revisions can be done to the existing model with relative speed and ease, while previous design revisions can be saved if there is a misstep at any point along the process. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this cut the costs on labour down by anywhere between 33%-50%.
  10. Siege Springer Review Name: Springer Manufacturer: Hasbro Toy Line: Transformers Series: War for Cybertron - Siege Allegiance: Autobot Year: 2018 Note: as metric is my native measurement system, all my measurements are in metric. However for those used to inches, 1 inch=2.54cm. Alternately, there is a cm to inches converter here. Background: In 2018, Hasbro announced it would be taking a very different approach to the Transformers toyline. Traditionally, Hasbro had tended to cater more to children, while Takara had tended to cater more towards adults. However with the move towards glob
  11. Take a close look at photo 18. It looks like the plates are a removable backpack that connect via a long slot and hole connection. If it's true of the back, let's hope it's also true of the shins.
  12. Is it just me, or do the planet plates on the back of Unicron look like they're removable, similar to what was done with MP BW Megatron?
  13. Exactly. The fact that they still need to crowdfund $4.6M for this to go ahead means that the moulds for this haven't even been tooled yet. What is interesting is where this leads to in terms of the future of prototyping. Even if you allow $20k for an industrial 3d printer, which is a drop in the ocean for Hasbro, they and 3d scanners do mean that it's incredibly easy these days for Hasbro to produce full colour protos or protos of any colour. Add in some creative accounting for the R&D budget on a line and suddenly it's not only the reason you have offerings like this even being consid
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