Hasbro has announced its biggest Transformer figure to date. The Planet Eater Unicron is making a comeback thanks to HasLab, Hasbro’s crowdsourcing platform of your childhood’s wildest dreams. Last year, the team at HasLab successfully funded a 4 foot long replica of Jabba the Hutt’s Sail Barge, exceeding its goal of 5000 backers at 8,801 total.
With this next project, HasLab is reviving another galactic villain: Unicron. Originally appearing in 1986’s Transformers: The Movie, this ‘bot has earned monikers including Lord of Chaos, Planet Eater and Chaos Bringer. He was also subject of a 2018 miniseries by John Barber. As you can guess, he’s one of the franchise’s baddest – and soon he’ll be one of its biggest, too.
Hasbro writes: “The gigantic UNICRON would be the largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever created, taking the title from the previous record-holder, FORTRESS MAXIMUS. Artists and designers from Takara Tomy and Hasbro are working to capture the intricate details and features of the relentless Chaos Bringer to make this the most accurate UNICRON fans have ever seen.”
Standing in robot mode, HasLab’s Unicron measures 27″ tall – over 2 feet – and has an impressive 50 points of articulation. Designers and artists from Takara Tomy and Hasbro have thought of everything. This model boasts movable eyes, fingers, mouth and, somehow, teeth. When he transforms into his planet mode, his rings create a ludicrous 30″ diameter. He’s even got his massive pincers at the ready to pick apart unassuming worlds. Backers will also receive a stand that works with both of Unicron’s transformations.
The Transformers: War for Cybertron Unicron campaign is looking for 8,000 backers to fund this record setting figure. The deadline is coming in fast at August 31, 2019. At time of writing, the campaign has already scored over 300 supporters. If you want to be one of them, and you have the $574.99 to spare, head over to the site yourself – and don’t forget to scroll down for a look at the biggest Transformer ever.