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    Quote Originally Posted by Trent View Post
    No. But EB/Zing price was just the US haslab price converted to AUD.
    Right now that'd be ~246aud for Star Saber which, like I said, if we were looking at 269 or so I'd be eager to grab this. Would be basically the US price+GST, or the RRP of a commander and a leader together plus a little premium. As things stand it's just a biiiit too much for me.

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    You'd have to factor in shipping and some other things so even 270 would be optimistic. Unicron is an outlier probably because they scrambled to get it here.

    Remember you get like a year to pay it off unlike US who have to pay as soon as the campaign ends.

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    Screenshots of the reveal video.

    The main elements...
    - Saber as a robot is about Deluxe sized.
    - Star Saber (Saber combined with rest of jet parts) is about Leader sized.
    - Brainmaster (inside Saber) is smaller than a Titanmaster head, which seems a bit small to me.
    - Victory Leo as a robot is about Voyager sized.
    - Victory Saber (combined form) is probably about Commander sized.
    (the American price of us$180 is the cost of a Titan (150) and Voyager (30) over there... so our price of au$370 isn't too far off the cost of a Titan and Voyager here, but we certainly didn't get the same great deal that we got for Unicron here, which was less than double the US price.)

    11,000 units - Minimum number of backers by October 10th.
    14,000 units - tier 1 bonus item - V-lock cannon and Blast effects.
    17,000 units - tier 2 bonus item - unknown
    20,000 units - tier 2 bonus item - unknown

    Notes from the video...

    Star Saber promotional video
    * Brainmaster: Brain of Courage
    * Autobot Saber
    * Autobot Star Saber
    * Victory Leo
    * Victory Saber for $179.99


    Brainmaster of Courage
    * Inch tall, smaller than Titan Master
    * Brain master goes into chest and transforms into face.

    Autobot Saber (prototype slightly mistransformed due to fragility issues)
    * Head is on a turret bucket so head can rotate
    * Hound for robot mode comparison

    Saber
    * Brainmaster can sit in the cockpit
    * There is a pivot where you can pop the brain out of the cockpit for the iconic transformation scene


    Star Saber
    * Evan can convert the Star Saber prototype
    * Hound for robot mode comparison (would walk into his fists)
    * Bunch of articulation, butterfly joints in the chest for the dynamic posing of the sword strikes
    * Showing the rendered Star Saber alt mode
    * Rendered Star Saber in the iconic sword pose
    * Sword – Not on the current prototype ext revision will allow you to choose to change the direction of the blade to be anime or toy-accurate


    Victory Leo
    * Rendered alt mode
    * Rendered robot in G1 box art
    * Comparison to Hound again (would walk into his wings)
    * Cannons are articulated
    * Cannons can also come off
    * Can go on fist or in hands, are 5mm port friendly

    * No conversions today

    Victory Saber
    * Renders of giant space-jet thing
    * Iconic render of the classic animation transformation scene
    * Render of the front-facing Victory Saber

    11,000 backers needed by Oct 10, 2021

    T1 unlock – 14,000 – V-lock Cannon & Blast Effects
    V-lock cannon (it’s big, taller than deluxe, can snap on to victory leo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarhBear View Post
    Right now that'd be ~246aud for Star Saber which, like I said, if we were looking at 269 or so I'd be eager to grab this. Would be basically the US price+GST, or the RRP of a commander and a leader together plus a little premium. As things stand it's just a biiiit too much for me.
    That’s fair enough. They ain’t cheap and you have to draw the line on unnecessary plastic toys somewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by nalops View Post
    You'd have to factor in shipping and some other things so even 270 would be optimistic. Unicron is an outlier probably because they scrambled to get it here.

    Remember you get like a year to pay it off unlike US who have to pay as soon as the campaign ends.
    Considering these things aren’t made in the US they have to factor in shipping too. They don’t all get sent to the US then reshipped from there. They head to their destination countries straight from the factory.
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    Looks nice. I'll be ordering him when my bills for the fortnight are all paid on Tuesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krayt View Post
    Just announced on the FFF livestream, Haslab Victory Saber is now up for funding

    https://hasbropulse.com/collections/...-victory-saber

    Hopefully it hits Zing for order soon, I think about $350 when comparing the price of Galactus
    A mistake on the Haslab site...

    Outside of Transformers Masterpiece, Star Saber has not had an action figure since 1989.
    They are forgetting the Robotmasters Star Saber in 2004, and I'd be inclined to claim the Mega SCF in 2002 has enough moving parts to be considered an Action figure.


    Also, the EBGames site has included an odd date in its description, but includes the correct dates in the next sentence...

    You have until August 30th so get your preorder in today! This HasLab project will run from August 28, 2021 to October 10, 2021.

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    Thinking of biting on this for the first time. With the $10 deposit, does that mean I don't need to commit beyond that? How does that work for the crowdfunding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComicGuy89 View Post
    Thinking of biting on this for the first time. With the $10 deposit, does that mean I don't need to commit beyond that? How does that work for the crowdfunding?
    Yea, just need to put $10. You can add money later otherwise you'll pay the rest off when it's in stock.

    I assume they'll just give the numbers to Hasbro once it's ended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nalops View Post
    Yea, just need to put $10. You can add money later otherwise you'll pay the rest off when it's in stock.

    I assume they'll just give the numbers to Hasbro once it's ended.
    Thanks nalops. Would I have the option to cancel my order later on? Not intending to, but just wanted to understand the pre-order process.

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    And ordered. Hopefully it reaches its goal

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