HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live

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HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live

Friday, August 27th, 2021 11:08am CDT

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The next HasLab crowd funded campaign has been officially revealed. It’s none other than Victory Saber from the 1989 Japanese exclusive Transformers Victory series. You can back the latest HasLab Transformers project on HasbroPulse.com.

Victory Saber is the second HasLab Transformers product after the amazing War for Cybertron Unicron, which was released in March 2021 after an initial backing back in 2019.

Victory Saber is the combined form of Star Saber and Victory Leo. Star Saber is the Autobot Supreme Commander in that series. Victory Leo is the new rebuilt form of Ginrai after a devastating battle against Deszaras (Deathsaurus). You can check out our galleries from Transformers Victory here.

11,000 backers are needed to fund the project. In addition, there are 3 additional tiers that include Victory Saber’s V-Lock Cannon with blast effects at 14,000 backers and 2 additional tiers that have yet to be revealed at 17,000 and 20,000 backers.

You can back Victory Saber for $179.99. There is a limit of 5 per customer.

HasLab wrote:Limit of 5 per customer.

Supreme Commander of the Autobots. Leader of the Galactic Defense Force. The greatest swordsman in the universe. The stars have aligned for the latest Transformers HasLab project: Victory Saber.

From the Japanese anime, Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Victory, Victory Saber is famous for his unwavering devotion to justice for all lifeforms and fighting for lasting peace throughout the cosmos. This is your chance to make Hasbro history and introduce Japanese canon into the Transformers line for the first time in 30 years.

Hasbro Pulse invites you to bring the ultimate defender of justice into the line, with all of the iconic features and details fans love from the Transformers mainline. Let’s say go!

  • Brain of Courage Brainmaster figure
  • Autobot Saber figure
  • V-Star jet
  • Victory Leo figure
  • Sword of Justice accessory
  • Includes: 3 figures, jet, accessory, and instructions.
  • Ages 15 and up

Transformers and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.

HasLab wrote:DEVELOPING THE DEFENDER OF JUSTICE

This project is a major first for the Transformers line. This HasLab expands into the Japanese anime side of Transformers that has never come to the U.S. before. With your help, we can finally make this a reality.

Who better to be the first Japanese canon Transformers figure by Hasbro than Victory Saber? In the animation, Star Saber and his Autobot crew defend the universe against the evil Decepticons. Outside of Transformers Masterpiece, Star Saber has not had an action figure since 1989. Now, the fearless leader of the Autobots can travel to this side of the galaxy as an action figure inspired by the iconic character from the animated series, complete with 200 deco ops.

We need 11,000 backers to fully fund this project. Plus, the team has planned 3 epic tiers to unlock.

HasLab wrote:“BATTLE UP!”

It’s no secret that Star Saber has some pretty awesome converting modes in the animated series. The team made sure this HasLab project has the ultimate animation accuracy, worthy of his heroic legacy.

The Brain of Courage Brainmaster figure fits inside the chest of the Autobot Saber figure, causing the larger figure’s face to appear. The Autobot Saber figure then converts into Victory Jet mode. Combine Victory Jet mode with the V-Star jet, convert to robot mode, and reveal Autobot Star Saber! Plus, the Victory Leo figure converts between robot and lion modes.

But we didn’t stop there. In Transformers: Victory Episode 30: “The Tide is Turned! The Ultimate Weapon, the Victory Unification,” Star Saber and Victory Leo must put a stop to the threats of Decepticon leader Deathsaurus, fusing together to form the mighty Victory Saber. With this HasLab project, you can re-create the scene! Combine Victory Leo and Autobot Star Saber figures to unleash the awesome power of Victory Saber!

With all the play and display possibilities, this is a one-of-a-kind addition to your Transformers collection.

HasLab wrote:Limit of 5 per customer.

Supreme Commander of the Autobots. Leader of the Galactic Defense Force. The greatest swordsman in the universe. The stars have aligned for the latest Transformers HasLab project: Victory Saber.

From the Japanese anime, Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Victory, Victory Saber is famous for his unwavering devotion to justice for all lifeforms and fighting for lasting peace throughout the cosmos. This is your chance to make Hasbro history and introduce Japanese canon into the Transformers line for the first time in 30 years.

Hasbro Pulse invites you to bring the ultimate defender of justice into the line, with all of the iconic features and details fans love from the Transformers mainline. Let’s say go!

  • Brain of Courage Brainmaster figure
  • Autobot Saber figure
  • V-Star jet
  • Victory Leo figure
  • Sword of Justice accessory
  • Includes: 3 figures, jet, accessory, and instructions.
  • Ages 15 and up

Transformers and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.

HasLab wrote:DEVELOPING THE DEFENDER OF JUSTICE

This project is a major first for the Transformers line. This HasLab expands into the Japanese anime side of Transformers that has never come to the U.S. before. With your help, we can finally make this a reality.

Who better to be the first Japanese canon Transformers figure by Hasbro than Victory Saber? In the animation, Star Saber and his Autobot crew defend the universe against the evil Decepticons. Outside of Transformers Masterpiece, Star Saber has not had an action figure since 1989. Now, the fearless leader of the Autobots can travel to this side of the galaxy as an action figure inspired by the iconic character from the animated series, complete with 200 deco ops.

We need 11,000 backers to fully fund this project. Plus, the team has planned 3 epic tiers to unlock.

HasLab wrote:“BATTLE UP!”

It’s no secret that Star Saber has some pretty awesome converting modes in the animated series. The team made sure this HasLab project has the ultimate animation accuracy, worthy of his heroic legacy.

The Brain of Courage Brainmaster figure fits inside the chest of the Autobot Saber figure, causing the larger figure’s face to appear. The Autobot Saber figure then converts into Victory Jet mode. Combine Victory Jet mode with the V-Star jet, convert to robot mode, and reveal Autobot Star Saber! Plus, the Victory Leo figure converts between robot and lion modes.

But we didn’t stop there. In Transformers: Victory Episode 30: “The Tide is Turned! The Ultimate Weapon, the Victory Unification,” Star Saber and Victory Leo must put a stop to the threats of Decepticon leader Deathsaurus, fusing together to form the mighty Victory Saber. With this HasLab project, you can re-create the scene! Combine Victory Leo and Autobot Star Saber figures to unleash the awesome power of Victory Saber!

With all the play and display possibilities, this is a one-of-a-kind addition to your Transformers collection.

This article was last modified on Friday, August 27th, 2021 11:42am CDT

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o.supreme wrote:

william-james88 wrote:Writing the article now, but something confuses me, these 2 figures are just 5 inches tall? So two deluxes for $180, is that inacurate?

Saber himself is Deluxe size, but when combined with the V-Star to be Star Saber he is basically CC size (sorry whoever dosen’t like size classes I’m using them, WJ asked for a description) . Victory Leo is basically a Leader Class size figure, so when you take a CC size, and a Leader size, and combine them…It is pretty impressive. There are plenty of pics on the Haslab page. If all the stretch goals are met, I’d say it is easily worth $180, if not,. I’ll still be satisfied.

william-james88 wrote:Writing the article now, but something confuses me, these 2 figures are just 5 inches tall? So two deluxes for $180, is that inacurate?

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114231)
Posted by TulioDude on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:18am CDT

He is looking great!

He is looking great!

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114233)
Posted by Autobot N on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:22am CDT

I could not have asked for a better Star Saber. Literally perfect! :-D :-D :-D

I could not have asked for a better Star Saber. Literally perfect! :-D :-D :-D

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114238)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:41am CDT

So… it is much smaller than the MP. >:oP

(Sidenote: Why do we have three different threads for this news?)

So… it is much smaller than the MP. >:oP

(Sidenote: Why do we have three different threads for this news?)

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114241)
Posted by Overcracker on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:41am CDT

Totally called it:

Overcracker wrote:Interesting…

The only thing that comes to mind for Haslab to want to crowd fund, would be a Victory Saber set with both Star Saber and Victory Leo.

It won’t be anywhere as large as Unicron, but it may bee more intricate and full featured and may not sell well to parents that have no idea who it is.

Figures look great. Sad I can’t actually get oner because Haslab is US, Canada and U.K. only.

The figure looks really impressive. all together.

Wonder if any of the MP owners feel slighted now. Since there don’t seem to be any plans for MP Victory Leo.

Does this look better than the MP?

Totally called it:

Overcracker wrote:Interesting…

The only thing that comes to mind for Haslab to want to crowd fund, would be a Victory Saber set with both Star Saber and Victory Leo.

It won’t be anywhere as large as Unicron, but it may bee more intricate and full featured and may not sell well to parents that have no idea who it is.

Figures look great. Sad I can’t actually get oner because Haslab is US, Canada and U.K. only.

The figure looks really impressive. all together.

Wonder if any of the MP owners feel slighted now. Since there don’t seem to be any plans for MP Victory Leo.

Does this look better than the MP?

Overcracker wrote:Interesting…

The only thing that comes to mind for Haslab to want to crowd fund, would be a Victory Saber set with both Star Saber and Victory Leo.

It won’t be anywhere as large as Unicron, but it may bee more intricate and full featured and may not sell well to parents that have no idea who it is.

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114243)
Posted by Seibertron on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:45am CDT

Sabrblade wrote:So… it is much smaller than the MP. >:oP

(Sidenote: Why do we have three different threads for this news?)

We don’t. There’s only one. The ongoing discussion about Hasbro’s Fan First Fridays should be a separate topic and as things are revealed, they should be split off into their appropriate topics (such as Studio Series, War for Cybertron, Generations Selects, Masterpiece, etc). Unicron had his own topic, so all of the updates about Victory Saber should have it’s own topic as well).

Sabrblade wrote:So… it is much smaller than the MP. >:oP

(Sidenote: Why do we have three different threads for this news?)

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114244)
Posted by o.supreme on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:47am CDT

Overcracker wrote:Sad I can’t actually get one because Haslab is US, Canada and U.K. only.

I know you use BBTS. I’m sure they will offer a way to order it soon enough, as will many other Vendors. You can support it by order from them, and they will back it.

Overcracker wrote:Sad I can’t actually get one because Haslab is US, Canada and U.K. only.

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114245)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:49am CDT

There are a few things that are concerning me, first I’m noticing way too much hollow plastic, granted it’s mostly on Saber so that’s ok. The second thing is the sword blade is sorta in the hilt wrong. On the original toy what we see is correct but on the MP and in the animation the blade was flush with the nosecone hilt. Technically there should be an anime accurate nosecone hilt that’s smaller, like what we saw on the MP but I can live if they don’t do it. Any idea on release when it’s fully funded?

There are a few things that are concerning me, first I’m noticing way too much hollow plastic, granted it’s mostly on Saber so that’s ok. The second thing is the sword blade is sorta in the hilt wrong. On the original toy what we see is correct but on the MP and in the animation the blade was flush with the nosecone hilt. Technically there should be an anime accurate nosecone hilt that’s smaller, like what we saw on the MP but I can live if they don’t do it. Any idea on release when it’s fully funded?

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114246)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:54am CDT

chuckdawg1999 wrote:There are a few things that are concerning me, first I’m noticing way too much hollow plastic, granted it’s mostly on Saber so that’s ok. The second thing is the sword blade is sorta in the hilt wrong. On the original toy what we see is correct but on the MP and in the animation the blade was flush with the nosecone hilt. Technically there should be an anime accurate nosecone hilt that’s smaller, like what we saw on the MP but I can live if they don’t do it. Any idea on release when it’s fully funded?

Before December 2022 but I think that current circumstances regarding the pandemic may interfer with concrete release plans.

I like what I see and had I the money, I’d back this in a heart beat. Ah well, hope it gets backed for everyone that wants it!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:There are a few things that are concerning me, first I’m noticing way too much hollow plastic, granted it’s mostly on Saber so that’s ok. The second thing is the sword blade is sorta in the hilt wrong. On the original toy what we see is correct but on the MP and in the animation the blade was flush with the nosecone hilt. Technically there should be an anime accurate nosecone hilt that’s smaller, like what we saw on the MP but I can live if they don’t do it. Any idea on release when it’s fully funded?

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114247)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:54am CDT

Seibertron wrote:

Sabrblade wrote:So… it is much smaller than the MP. >:oP

(Sidenote: Why do we have three different threads for this news?)

We don’t. There’s only one. The ongoing discussion about Hasbro’s Fan First Fridays should be a separate topic and as things are revealed, they should be split off into their appropriate topics (such as Studio Series, War for Cybertron, Generations Selects, Masterpiece, etc). Unicron had his own topic, so all of the updates about Victory Saber should have it’s own topic as well).

There’s the original HasLab Victory announcement thread that’s still separate.

Seibertron wrote:

Sabrblade wrote:So… it is much smaller than the MP. >:oP

(Sidenote: Why do we have three different threads for this news?)

We don’t. There’s only one. The ongoing discussion about Hasbro’s Fan First Fridays should be a separate topic and as things are revealed, they should be split off into their appropriate topics (such as Studio Series, War for Cybertron, Generations Selects, Masterpiece, etc). Unicron had his own topic, so all of the updates about Victory Saber should have it’s own topic as well).

Sabrblade wrote:So… it is much smaller than the MP. >:oP

(Sidenote: Why do we have three different threads for this news?)

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114249)
Posted by o.supreme on August 27th, 2021 @ 11:57am CDT

ZeroWolf wrote:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:There are a few things that are concerning me, first I’m noticing way too much hollow plastic, granted it’s mostly on Saber so that’s ok. The second thing is the sword blade is sorta in the hilt wrong. On the original toy what we see is correct but on the MP and in the animation the blade was flush with the nosecone hilt. Technically there should be an anime accurate nosecone hilt that’s smaller, like what we saw on the MP but I can live if they don’t do it. Any idea on release when it’s fully funded?

Before December 2022 but I think that current circumstances regarding the pandemic may interfere with concrete release plans.

I like what I see and had I the money, I’d back this in a heart beat. Ah well, hope it gets backed for everyone that wants it!

The 3 currently funded Projects are all expected to ship before end of year. When Galactus is completed in a few days, I believe we will have a better idea. Als there is a Star wars Rancor Haslab starting, probably shortly before the Victory saber one ends.

Because this is a much smaller project than Unicron, I would guess probably summer/fall 2022. I don’t think it would take a whole year, but we will see.

ZeroWolf wrote:

chuckdawg1999 wrote:There are a few things that are concerning me, first I’m noticing way too much hollow plastic, granted it’s mostly on Saber so that’s ok. The second thing is the sword blade is sorta in the hilt wrong. On the original toy what we see is correct but on the MP and in the animation the blade was flush with the nosecone hilt. Technically there should be an anime accurate nosecone hilt that’s smaller, like what we saw on the MP but I can live if they don’t do it. Any idea on release when it’s fully funded?

Before December 2022 but I think that current circumstances regarding the pandemic may interfere with concrete release plans.

I like what I see and had I the money, I’d back this in a heart beat. Ah well, hope it gets backed for everyone that wants it!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:There are a few things that are concerning me, first I’m noticing way too much hollow plastic, granted it’s mostly on Saber so that’s ok. The second thing is the sword blade is sorta in the hilt wrong. On the original toy what we see is correct but on the MP and in the animation the blade was flush with the nosecone hilt. Technically there should be an anime accurate nosecone hilt that’s smaller, like what we saw on the MP but I can live if they don’t do it. Any idea on release when it’s fully funded?

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114250)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:03pm CDT

I originally theorized that the full Victory Saber combo would be around 10″, but looking closer at the pics, and given a 5″ height for Saber, I think Victory Saber may actually be closer to the 12″ mark

I originally theorized that the full Victory Saber combo would be around 10″, but looking closer at the pics, and given a 5″ height for Saber, I think Victory Saber may actually be closer to the 12″ mark

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114251)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:06pm CDT

His smaller robots look kinda poop. A fair few hollow parts like gun barrells and stuff which really shouldnt be on a non retail offering. Hope this can drive a g1 reisssue, think I’ll just find the KFC Leo at some point.

Nice to not want to back this and nice for those that do, plus the haslabs technically doesnt waste a retail slot for a figure so another cherry on top.

His smaller robots look kinda poop. A fair few hollow parts like gun barrells and stuff which really shouldnt be on a non retail offering. Hope this can drive a g1 reisssue, think I’ll just find the KFC Leo at some point.

Nice to not want to back this and nice for those that do, plus the haslabs technically doesnt waste a retail slot for a figure so another cherry on top.

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114252)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:09pm CDT

First figure outside of Masterpiece since 1989. I guess SFC and Robot Masters don’t count.

First figure outside of Masterpiece since 1989. I guess SFC and Robot Masters don’t count.

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Posted by o.supreme on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:14pm CDT

chuckdawg1999 wrote:First figure outside of Masterpiece since 1989. I guess SFC and Robot Masters don’t count.

They also said it was the First “Japanese Canon” Transformer figure by Hasbro, which obviously there have been several in the past few years.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:First figure outside of Masterpiece since 1989. I guess SFC and Robot Masters don’t count.

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114257)
Posted by DeathReviews on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:24pm CDT

M’eh. I had no G1 attachment to this one – I’ll leave him for the rest of you ;)

M’eh. I had no G1 attachment to this one – I’ll leave him for the rest of you ;)

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114259)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:31pm CDT

blackeyedprime wrote:His smaller robots look kinda poop. A fair few hollow parts like gun barrells and stuff which really shouldnt be on a non retail offering. Hope this can drive a g1 reisssue, think I’ll just find the KFC Leo at some point.

Nice to not want to back this and nice for those that do, plus the haslabs technically doesnt waste a retail slot for a figure so another cherry on top.

This is fine as a personal choice, but I always struggle with the logic. Why are Hasbro offerings compared directly with 3P releases that are more than twice the price? I’m not saying it’s wrong to not want hollow parts, but there’s a significant price trade-off there.

This reasoning bothers me more when it’s something like Core Class versus 3P Legends scale, but even in this case it seems like an unreasonable expectation.

blackeyedprime wrote:His smaller robots look kinda poop. A fair few hollow parts like gun barrells and stuff which really shouldnt be on a non retail offering. Hope this can drive a g1 reisssue, think I’ll just find the KFC Leo at some point.

Nice to not want to back this and nice for those that do, plus the haslabs technically doesnt waste a retail slot for a figure so another cherry on top.

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114260)
Posted by cloudballoon on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:42pm CDT

Not considering putting my backing in before seeing colored render/sample. But $179 is very reasonable for a crowdfund project of this size & scope.

Not considering putting my backing in before seeing colored render/sample. But $179 is very reasonable for a crowdfund project of this size & scope.

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Posted by Overcracker on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:43pm CDT

o.supreme wrote:

Overcracker wrote:Sad I can’t actually get one because Haslab is US, Canada and U.K. only.

I know you use BBTS. I’m sure they will offer a way to order it soon enough, as will many other Vendors. You can support it by order from them, and they will back it.

Hopefully, and hopefully there markup is not super steep.

o.supreme wrote:

Overcracker wrote:Sad I can’t actually get one because Haslab is US, Canada and U.K. only.

I know you use BBTS. I’m sure they will offer a way to order it soon enough, as will many other Vendors. You can support it by order from them, and they will back it.

Overcracker wrote:Sad I can’t actually get one because Haslab is US, Canada and U.K. only.

Re: HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Revealed and Crowdfunding Campaign is Live (2114262)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:48pm CDT

chuckdawg1999 wrote:There are a few things that are concerning me, first I’m noticing way too much hollow plastic, granted it’s mostly on Saber so that’s ok. The second thing is the sword blade is sorta in the hilt wrong. On the original toy what we see is correct but on the MP and in the animation the blade was flush with the nosecone hilt. Technically there should be an anime accurate nosecone hilt that’s smaller, like what we saw on the MP but I can live if they don’t do it.

They covered this in the video, the sword will have the option to orient the blade either way, but the current prototype they showed did not have this update yet.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:There are a few things that are concerning me, first I’m noticing way too much hollow plastic, granted it’s mostly on Saber so that’s ok. The second thing is the sword blade is sorta in the hilt wrong. On the original toy what we see is correct but on the MP and in the animation the blade was flush with the nosecone hilt. Technically there should be an anime accurate nosecone hilt that’s smaller, like what we saw on the MP but I can live if they don’t do it.

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