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It is possible that this number only reflects what was accurate at the time the post was approved, and may be a bit out of date.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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