Toy News: Takara Tomy and Hasbro Release Unicron Transformation Video - UPDATED
IGN has released an exclusive video featuring Unicron's transformation! You may recall that Hasbro showed off the prototype in both modes at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, however due to the complexity of the figure (and some technical issues) the figure was transformed "behind the scenes" while we waited. This time we get to see the figure actually being transformed.
For such a special video, you cannot just have any old person transforming such a masterpiece. To perform this task, Takara Tomy and Hasbro brought in Takashi Kunihiro, Senior Product Designer at Takara Tomy. Kunihiro is one of the original Takara Tomy designers behind the Transformers toy line in the 80's. For this special video, Kunihiro is also dressed in a snazzy tuxedo!
Unfortunately there is no embed, so head over to IGN to view the video!
Of course, Unicron is not a guaranteed product. The figure is part of Hasbro's crowd sourced HasLab initiative. The crowd funding campaign is currently at 2,243 backers out of the 8,000 needed to fully back the project. With only 25 days to go, it will no doubt be a tense countdown to see if the figure is fully funded to go into production. If you want to join in on this ambitious project, IGN to view the video!" target="_blank">head over to the HasLab page now!
Update: The Official Transformers Facebook Page has posted the video so it may be embedded, check it out below!