Hasbro Pulse HasLab Unicron Q&A Video With Ben Montano And Ran Sun

The HasLab campaign page on Hasbro Pulse has been updated with a video featuring Ben Montano and Ran Sun from the Transformers team answering some questions submitted by fans over social media. Things like whether a payment plan or campaign extension would be considered (answer: no), as well as a few functional inquiries about the toy were answered. They're happy to confirm that Unicron is indeed designed to be able to stand and even pose without the display support arm that's been seen with the prototype at nearly all instances thus far.

While they acknowledge they've been following along with the feedback and comments from the community since the reveal, how much that might amount to even small changes being effected seems limited. Directly citing questions about the chosen colors, and whether they might see some tweaks should Unicron actually be produced, Ben Montano stated that the colors as seen on the prototype represent the result of a great deal of study and they feel are the most accurate representation of what Unicron looked like in G1. Opinions among the fans differ on this subject, but ultimately we may all have to agree to disagree.

Assuming Unicron is funded in the week that remains in the campaign. While the video gave little in the way of information we hadn't heard already, the Instagram post promoting the video did contain one important piece of news: The international backer count from "affiliated retailers". It's being reported that approximately 1500 additional backers have signed on from other parts of the world through the avenues that have gradually been opened since the HasLab campaign launched for the US and Canada. But with HasLab's own number still being a bit short of 3000 as of the time of writing this article, the project will only have just barely broken past the half way point.

It is possible that this number only reflects what was accurate at the time the post was approved, and may be a bit out of date. Ran Sun hints at further reveals for Unicron based on fan feedback, but the phrasing of the hint makes it sound like it's just the removable head feature that was already revealed to us a few days earlier, which suggests this Q&A might have been sitting waiting to go for a little while already. Hopefully Hasbro does have numbers that are more current and more promising than what they were able to share with us today.

You can check out the Q&A video on the HasLab Unicron page at Hasbro Pulse, linked below. It's currently the first video on the page, and runs about six and a half minutes.

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TMan978 - 2019-10-06 @ 2:38 am

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ExVee - 2019-10-06 @ 2:36 am

After a much longer campaign period than anyone expected to go through, and with only barely more than 24 hours remaining, it appears that Unicron has made it. As of 10:20pm Eastern Time, War For Cybertron Unicron has surpassed its minimum backer requirement of 8,000 to begin production.

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ExVee - 2019-10-01 @ 2:43 pm

War For Cybertron Unicron has just about five days left to reach its backer requirement in order to proceed to production. This morning the project got a substantial boost, jumping a full thousand backers to nearly 6,800. The sudden boost should be the result of including at least some of the international orders received during the extension period.

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sabercyclone41 - 2019-09-28 @ 8:45 am
On 8/30/2019 at 4:09 PM, TMan978 said:

I don't know I'm just happy that they changed the deadline for the people that want and can afford this

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 value to a Titan Class figure.

ExVee - 2019-09-18 @ 4:54 pm

Better late than never? This afternoon, the calls for action from interested collectors in Europe and the UK have finally been answered, as an official channel has opened for them to be able to support the HasLab Unicron campaign. Kapow Toys has announced via Facebook that they have become an authorized outlet for the project, apparently to be the only one for that part of the world.

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RAC - 2019-09-03 @ 2:39 pm

The deadline extension has now hit Japan! Japanese preorders continue until 10/4

TMan978 - 2019-08-30 @ 6:09 am
4 hours ago, sabercyclone41 said:

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?

I don't know I'm just happy that they changed the deadline for the people that want and can afford this

sabercyclone41 - 2019-08-30 @ 1:51 am
6 hours ago, BaCon said:

Fans, you have been heard. Hasbro saw all the people saying they wanted to back this project, but didn't have to the funds yet and have officially extended the funding deadline more than a month to Sunday October 6, 2019! With over 5,000 backers already, this practically guarantees Unicron will be made! BACKER DEADLINE IS OFFICIALLY EXTENDED! TRANSFORMERS fans.

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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?

BaCon - 2019-08-29 @ 7:13 pm

Fans, you have been heard. Hasbro saw all the people saying they wanted to back this project, but didn't have to the funds yet and have officially extended the funding deadline more than a month to Sunday October 6, 2019! With over 5,000 backers already, this practically guarantees Unicron will be made! BACKER DEADLINE IS OFFICIALLY EXTENDED! TRANSFORMERS fans.

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sabercyclone41 - 2019-08-28 @ 8:04 am
14 hours ago, TMan978 said:

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