The Final Days of Unicron - Can We Make It?

A new backer every two minutes until the campaign ends. Based on math done by John DeLuna of Radio Free Cybertron, that's what it will take to get Unicron made. An infusion of backers from affiliated retail partners around the world was added to the HasLab counter Monday evening, boosting Unicron from just under 3,300 backers to nearly 5,000. This evidently spurred some additional activity, as the number grew by over a hundred more soon after. Overall, Monday night saw about 1,650 new backers added, with 1,500 coming from sources other than Hasbro Pulse. It's possible there's still more backers to be counted from these sources, but this still may not have been the good news many were hoping for.


The tallied worldwide backers only amounted to about half the number gathered from Hasbro Pulse's direct backer total from the United States and Canada, where many certainly expected the global backing to eclipse the North American numbers and make up a great deal of the needed difference. Currently, we can't know how up to date or how complete the count of added backers was. Some of the retail partners may not be reporting until the campaign period is nearly closed, and if so that might see at least a few hundred more added. What we do know is the number added is the same as what was cited in an Instagram post three days ago, and while it's possible Hasbro checked with every partner store and site involved in this effort before updating the counter, it's just as possible that they moved with numbers gathered late last week - or earlier.

Would a few days make a big difference? Maybe so, but probably not enough to secure Unicron's future. However, now that a big burst of new backers have been added and a significant milestone - the halfway point - has been reached, it might be motivator for more people who've been on the fence to decide to commit. We saw a small preview of that effect with the hundred-and-change additional backers after Monday's update. if the effect continues, and is matched around the world from retail outlets still accepting backers, we could see some impressive gains in these final few days. But no matter what, it's going to be an anxious few days waiting for the final outcome.

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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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