It was pretty close to a year when we found out that Zeta Toys was going to make a Unicron to compete with the Haslab one. The original pics were amazing enough that no one though it could be real. We didn't know if he came with a head, or even if they were just making a head to replace with the Haslab Unicron. Lots, and lots of questions along with excitement! Haslab at the time needed to be backed by close to 8k backers. The price tag along with that was $650!! Yikes! There was no way that I could afford that, and it was extremely disappointing at the time. I wanted a huge Unicron for my collection! While Haslab was trying to get backers to fund it's project, all of a sudden Zeta scratched their "Core Star"?!! Lots of rumors that Haslab shut them down, threatened them, or something happened. So much disappointment from the TF world. We were excited to know there was a cheaper, and possibly a better Unicron coming our way. I believe there were pre -orders up for the Zeta version. I was not one of them...
As we all know, Haslab got all of its backer, and are in full production right now. It's due to start shipping in early 2021. In the meantime, we find out that Zeta "Core Star" is now Studio Cell ZV-01??? What happened?! They debut it at TF Con in Orlando, FL....with no head! Now wait a minute, you show off this amazing figure that we now can afford into our collection with no head? How can that be...Let's jump to today!
You can purchase him on a few sites right now for Pre Orders only. TFsource, Robotoybase, and ShowZstore. I ordered mine from Robotoybase, but he was in stock for some reason. Not sure, but I feel like I got super lucky. I'm seeing that a lot of people won't see him until December now.
I am extremely happy to say that this is the best figure in my collection. He can not be any more accurate of the Unicron we all know. The price is completely affordable. The great part of all this is that the quality is amazing! Zeta toys have THE best combiner toys on the market, it only makes sense that Unicron follows suit.
What I can not figure out is who made the head? He comes separately with his rings. I have to assume that there was some sort of collaboration to make all this happen. Whatever the case is, I have The Star Lord of Chaos (Unicron) in my possession!!!
Me? I'm a Transformaniac through and through. I've been collecting for over 20 years and my collection is starting to outgrow "The Vault"! I collect, maintain and refurbish my Transformers and I am always looking for new (and old) ones to add to my 1000+ plus collection. Feel free to check out my collection, as it's ever-growing and I'll be updating my blog with new Transformers as soon as I get them.