After many months without a significant update, we finally get to see where the HasLab Victory Saber project stands. Hasbro has posted a video that gives fans a look at the Victory Saber Engineering Sample and every mode for both Star Saber and Victory Leo. I took some notes while watching the video and you'll find over 50 screen caps in the gallery below. You can watch the video on Hasbro's site here.
Hasbro Pulse has posted an update for Victory Saber backers! This time out the focus is on the box art progress for the set. The update reveals that Transformers artist extraordinaire, Guido Guidi has been commissioned to create this artwork. It will also incorporate the classic grid lines from the cartoon's opening credits making for a modern take on the characters with retro elements.
UPDATE: Hasbro has posted all new images of Victory Saber in beautiful color on their site. I have mirrored them in the gallery at the bottom of this news item!
For weeks now fans have watched the HasLab campaign for Victory Saber slowly go up after an initial strong start. For those who were nervous the campaign would not fund, international orders have helped boost the numbers and as of this morning Victory Saber is funded! At the time of this writing there are now over 11,600 backers and hopefully more will come so we can reach the stretch goals! If you want to participate in this campaign, head over to HasLab now and throw your hat in the ring. Let's say GO!
In a surprise post, the Official Transformers Facebook Page has posted about an interview with Voice Actor Christopher Sabat at 2PM EDT today. Sabat's past credits include being a voice director on Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker and more. Interestingly, Sabat has no known Transformers voice acting or directing credits to his name which makes this interview a bit of a mystery.
Hasbro Pulse has updated its Victory Saber HasLab page with two of the three stretch goals for the campaign! The first will be the "V-Lock Cannon" and Blast Effects which will be unlocked at 14,000 backers. The second is a display stand to be unlocked at 17,000 backers. Check out the original Tweet and images below:
The HasLab Victory Saber project is almost a week old with over 5,300 backers to date! Now thanks to the official Transformers Facebook page has been updated with news that a grey model of the Victory Saber set will be on display at FAN EXPO Boston at booth 721! They also posted a whole bunch of new images giving us an alternative (and updated) look at the figures.
For a few weeks now fans who backed the gigantic HasLab Unicron action figure have started to receive their Unicron figures (others are still waiting for delivery notifications, unfortunately). With such a large figure it is not surprising that some fans find the transformation of the figure daunting. To that end, Hasbro has posted an official video showing the conversion from planet mode (the mode it is packed in) to robot mode! As a bonus, I've scanned the instructions included with the figure and included them in this post. Enjoy!