The HASLAB campaign for Unicron has entered it’s final week and it’s approaching the goal of 8000 backers, which will let it go into production. There are some new updates to the perks of the campaign and updates to the toy itself that have been announced.
New additions to the toy include retooled hands which now feature 3 points of articulation per finger – greatly increasing the number of available hand poses. Also added to the model is a dedicated stand for Unicron’s head, to represent Unicron’s status at the end of the movie. And the third new addition are micro-figures of Hot Rod (to accompany the previously announced Galvatron) and the Autobot shuttle. Unicron’s head stand ALSO holds these micro-figures, ensuring the don’t go missing. Check out these new features below.
Also announced today by Hasbro and IDW Publishing was another surprise for backers of the HASLAB TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON project. Fans who support the UNICRON crowd-funded campaign through hasbropulse.com by 11:59PM EST on October 6, 2019, will also receive a ‘FREE’ digital comic bundle.
The comic will feature an all-new UNICRON cover by fan-favorite Andrew Griffith. The digital collection will include the currently unavailable Transformers: The Animated Movie four-issue limited series by Bob Budiansky, Don Figueroa and Josh Burcham – which adapts and expands the classic film that introduced UNICRON – plus the first issue of the 2019 TRANSFORMERS ongoing series by Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez, Cachét Whitman and Joana Lafuente.
“IDW is proud to be long-term partners with Hasbro and the Transformers brand and Unicron has been a major character in our storytelling… I mean, he basically annihilated our previous continuity!” said John Barber, Editor-In-Chief of IDW Publishing. “Personally, I’m really excited to see the Hasbro HASLAB Unicron project—that might be the most impressive Transformers toy I’ve ever seen. It’s terrifyingly big! And in honor of the big hungry guy—we’re working with Hasbro to provide every fan that officially backs the toy through HASBROPULSE.com with a free Transformers comic bundle featuring the adaptation of the classic 1986 Transformers: The Movie plus the first issue of our ongoing Transformers comic book series!”
If the campaign goal of 8,000 backers is reached by October 6, 2019 at 11:59PM EST, backers will receive a unique code to then access the digital comic bundle exclusively through Comixology – a free mobile app available on iOS and Android.
Fans can support the TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON project by visiting hasbropulse.com.