Well I like this idea, I think we should definitely crowd-fund Hasbro to... *reads thread* ...create a physically acceptable model of Unicron's behaviour. Um.
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On the toy front, I'm of mixed opinions. Yes, a giant Unicron, I'd be all for that. And given I dropped £350 on a Maketoys Pandinus I think it's fair to say I'd feel morally obliged to do the same for an official product. Especially if it was bigger and cooler than any of the existing Titans. Which it would have to be.
But yes, I'd want it to come with loads of special features, too, to justify it being not just an over-sized knock-off of Armada Unicron. And it would also start to become a little unwieldy, and would definitely need to be packaged with a display stand for planet mode.
The biggest problem would be that it would start to price these characters outside of normal fans' budgets. Yes, 3P stuff at the moment is super expensive, but that's 3P - that's a separate thing all together. And I guess there's also the danger that if the demand's there, that Hasbro would start to use it for loads of the popular characters and/or sets, putting them outside of the reach of most.
And to consider my above 3P example, Pandinus was indeed £350. And he's about Titan-class sized. Not as tall, no, but in terms of the amount of plastic used and the engineering. And that's basically the cost for a limited run toy. Which is what Unicron would be. To be bigger and/or have additional features... yeah, we're probably looking at the five-hundred quid price mark.
So whilst Unicron would still be cool... I think it may not be the best idea. I'll start saving anyway...
And surely most objects start off with angular momentum due to how and where they're created? Spaceships launched from the Earth share the angular momentum of the planet they've been launched from. Dead asteroids in space still have the momentum from whatever event produced them. And if Unicron eats planets, he'd pick up angular momentum from at least interacting with them. So yeah, he'd be spinning. But on the other hand, he is a god, so I guess he can indeed do whatever.
Friends have pointed out the payment date is the same day as people will be getting charged for the new MP Prime.
Well played Hasbro. Well played.
Im sure this will magically reach the 8000, Hasbro have clearly already invested a lot in Unicron. All thats left are the steel moulds, which are expensive, but the developement so far cant have been cheap.