First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set

Transformers News: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set

Sunday, July 25th, 2010 9:21PM CDT

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The Rodimus, Cyclonus, and Galvatron we'd seen earlier have been confirmed as apart of a three-pack dubbed "Challenge at Cybertron". This set is also apart of the old Universe toy line from 2008, perhaps implying it is to be sold as a foreign market exclusive (as Hasbro has done with older labels in the past). To view the image from HK-TF scroll down:

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Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103303)
Posted by Overcracker on July 25th, 2010 @ 9:25pm CDT
Hmm interesting. If it is indeed for a Non U.S. market , I can see this being a Sam's or Costco deal. Usually 3 packs like this are.

Last 3 pack I saw was 2 Universe Deluxe figures plus one ROTF Scout. I got Cyclonus, Dinobot, and ROTF Toaster boy: Ejector.
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103312)
Posted by gigazarak on July 25th, 2010 @ 9:44pm CDT
Cyclonus and Rodimus in this set are great toys, but Galvatron is just a real disappointment, lots of promise wasted if you ask me. If I didn't have them all separately already, this would be a good set to buy. As it is...
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103313)
Posted by Trikeboy on July 25th, 2010 @ 9:45pm CDT
Does the box art amuse anyone else? Galvatron is towering over Cyclonus on the box art while, in reality, Cyclonus is the taller figure. I still can't get passed the painted windows on Rodimus and now I see his gun has a painted flame. This guy will be going straight into the Protector armor while my Classics Rodimus stays as Hot Rod.
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103314)
Posted by Loki God Of Mischief on July 25th, 2010 @ 9:53pm CDT
Trikeboy wrote:Does the box art amuse anyone else? Galvatron is towering over Cyclonus on the box art while, in reality, Cyclonus is the taller figure. I still can't get passed the painted windows on Rodimus and now I see his gun has a painted flame. This guy will be going straight into the Protector armor while my Classics Rodimus stays as Hot Rod.


Cyclonus is taller in the fiction too. He's meant to be tall and imposing.
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103315)
Posted by gigazarak on July 25th, 2010 @ 9:55pm CDT
Trikeboy wrote:Does the box art amuse anyone else? Galvatron is towering over Cyclonus on the box art while, in reality, Cyclonus is the taller figure. I still can't get passed the painted windows on Rodimus and now I see his gun has a painted flame. This guy will be going straight into the Protector armor while my Classics Rodimus stays as Hot Rod.


Yeah it is weird about the box art... it's also the wrong way around (or the position of the toys in the box is wrong...)

The protector armour is actually a good reason to buy this! Oh no... now I HAVE to buy it!

How awesome does the Protector armour look!?
Image

Damn thats cool...

If the set came with the armour... Why don't Hasbro do this? It's surely not THAT expensive to do what FansProject are doing? Or just license the thing from them already!

Anyone know if any of the third party companies have done this before? Tried to make thier products officially licensed by Hasbro? Just curious...
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103316)
Posted by DaiShanPrime on July 25th, 2010 @ 9:56pm CDT
This being released here in the U.S.? If so, when?
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103322)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on July 25th, 2010 @ 10:12pm CDT
already preordered this set. ill be sad if i do see it at Sam's Club tho since i know it'll be cheaper than what i paid for it
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103323)
Posted by Naked Magnus on July 25th, 2010 @ 10:15pm CDT
Finally! They got the colors on Cyclonus right!!! :APPLAUSE:
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103326)
Posted by Naked Magnus on July 25th, 2010 @ 10:21pm CDT
grimdragon2001 wrote:already preordered this set. ill be sad if i do see it at Sam's Club tho since i know it'll be cheaper than what i paid for it

Where did you pre-order?

I am thinking this will not be released in the US, as Cyclonus' gun is chrome and Hasbro tends not to do that.
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103328)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 25th, 2010 @ 10:23pm CDT
The last universe 3-pack I saw was in a 'Family Dollar' store; Scattorshot, Undermine, and Ransack IIRC. They still had some Energon gestallt leaders in deluxe universe packaging and the same 4-packs of insect-bots and double-combiner aircraft that Big Lots carries alongside them; all gone now, but this was just a couple months ago. They still have those Laser Cycle and Cyberjet KOs in RM Victory Saber packaging though.

But even those 3 Cybertron scouts in 1 box seemed a bit rich for a dollar store, so this set likely won't end up there. Still, in 1999 I found Machine Wars Optimus Prime in a 'SAV-A-LOT FOOD' for $10.00, so stranger things have happened. The Universe label is basically a license for legit TFs to turn up ANYWHERE, even the realm of KOs, so everyone keep your eyes peeled!

I'll go on record as saying I actually like Hot Rod's stab at a 'toon look, but a more Henkei-esque Cyclonus is reason enough to hunt this down! The real H-Cyc has gotten even pricier than SG Cyclonus or Credit-Card Strafe!

(Off topic, but to see Henkei Strafe get animated, search for "Transformers Chile" on Youtube to see him help Megatron attack Op's shipment of TF tennis shoes - seriously!)
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103339)
Posted by Trikeboy on July 25th, 2010 @ 10:44pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:The last universe 3-pack I saw was in a 'Family Dollar' store; Scattorshot, Undermine, and Ransack IIRC. They still had some Energon gestallt leaders in deluxe universe packaging and the same 4-packs of insect-bots and double-combiner aircraft that Big Lots carries alongside them; all gone now, but this was just a couple months ago. They still have those Laser Cycle and Cyberjet KOs in RM Victory Saber packaging though.

But even those 3 Cybertron scouts in 1 box seemed a bit rich for a dollar store, so this set likely won't end up there. Still, in 1999 I found Machine Wars Optimus Prime in a 'SAV-A-LOT FOOD' for $10.00, so stranger things have happened. The Universe label is basically a license for legit TFs to turn up ANYWHERE, even the realm of KOs, so everyone keep your eyes peeled!

I'll go on record as saying I actually like Hot Rod's stab at a 'toon look, but a more Henkei-esque Cyclonus is reason enough to hunt this down! The real H-Cyc has gotten even pricier than SG Cyclonus or Credit-Card Strafe!

(Off topic, but to see Henkei Strafe get animated, search for "Transformers Chile" on Youtube to see him help Megatron attack Op's shipment of TF tennis shoes - seriously!)


Off topic, I saw the Cybertron scouts but they were £30 for the set. A bit too expensive for the set in my opinion. I found an Alternator's Jaguar Ravage (beast mode) for £5 at retail, about two years after the toys were officially off the shelves. That was a happy day :D
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103345)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on July 25th, 2010 @ 10:50pm CDT
revengeofstarscream wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:already preordered this set. ill be sad if i do see it at Sam's Club tho since i know it'll be cheaper than what i paid for it

Where did you pre-order?

I am thinking this will not be released in the US, as Cyclonus' gun is chrome and Hasbro tends not to do that.

I pre-ordered from robotkingdom.com, but you can also pre-order at BBTS and TFSource
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103346)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 25th, 2010 @ 10:54pm CDT
Please be a Wal-Mart or Toys "R" Us exclusive... Please be be a Wal-Mart or Toys "R" Us exclusive... Please be a Wal-Mart or Toys "R" Us exclusive... :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:

The reason why I say this is because when the Superion and Bruticus 5-packs were released at Target, I never found the Bruticus. I did see a couple of Superions, but I already had the complete Energon version. Shame on you, Target. Shame on you......
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103349)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 25th, 2010 @ 10:56pm CDT
revengeofstarscream wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:already preordered this set. ill be sad if i do see it at Sam's Club tho since i know it'll be cheaper than what i paid for it

Where did you pre-order?

I am thinking this will not be released in the US, as Cyclonus' gun is chrome and Hasbro tends not to do that.


It's been stated a lot of times that it will have an American release. Again, please be either Wal-Mart or Toys "R" Us.......
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103354)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on July 25th, 2010 @ 11:08pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
revengeofstarscream wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:already preordered this set. ill be sad if i do see it at Sam's Club tho since i know it'll be cheaper than what i paid for it

Where did you pre-order?

I am thinking this will not be released in the US, as Cyclonus' gun is chrome and Hasbro tends not to do that.


It's been stated a lot of times that it will have an American release. Again, please be either Wal-Mart or Toys "R" Us.......

if it is, the store it would be exclusive to has yet to put thier "only at" sticker on it. so odds are if it is coming to the US, its a warehouse (Sam's Club, Costco, Bjs) exclusive
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103364)
Posted by Mkall on July 25th, 2010 @ 11:23pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
revengeofstarscream wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:already preordered this set. ill be sad if i do see it at Sam's Club tho since i know it'll be cheaper than what i paid for it

Where did you pre-order?

I am thinking this will not be released in the US, as Cyclonus' gun is chrome and Hasbro tends not to do that.


It's been stated a lot of times that it will have an American release. Again, please be either Wal-Mart or Toys "R" Us.......

People keep saying that, but I've never seen anyone "in the know" actually stake their rep on it, always using the word rumour or something similar when referring to a US release.

Now that I see that they're using the old Universe-style packaging, I'm not so sure anymore...
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103376)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 25th, 2010 @ 11:55pm CDT
F**k it's an asian market exclusive luckily there is robotkingdom.
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103387)
Posted by DinoMight90 on July 26th, 2010 @ 12:34am CDT
The only things I'm wondering about are 1) is Rodimus gonna be too light of a red for the Protector armor? - since the classics version seems like more a dark red. and 2) does Rodimus have flames on his chestplate or not? Because it looks like he does, but at the same time it doesn't. Just saying.
:BOT:
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103398)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on July 26th, 2010 @ 1:07am CDT
In regards to a US release, Hasbro were still putting Universe branded stuff out thru ROTF as exclusives, so there may be hope yet. Failing that they *might* change the packaging in the same vein as ROTF-Superion & Bruticus.

The last "International" multipacks I can recall were the Classics Op & Magnus along with the Jetfire & Grimlock, but they had no deco changes.


If would seem an awful lot of trouble to repaint these figures if they don't.
Re: First In-Package Image of Challenge at Cybertron Set (1103399)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 26th, 2010 @ 1:13am CDT
gigazarak wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Does the box art amuse anyone else? Galvatron is towering over Cyclonus on the box art while, in reality, Cyclonus is the taller figure. I still can't get passed the painted windows on Rodimus and now I see his gun has a painted flame. This guy will be going straight into the Protector armor while my Classics Rodimus stays as Hot Rod.


Yeah it is weird about the box art... it's also the wrong way around (or the position of the toys in the box is wrong...)

The protector armour is actually a good reason to buy this! Oh no... now I HAVE to buy it!

How awesome does the Protector armour look!?

Damn thats cool...

If the set came with the armour... Why don't Hasbro do this? It's surely not THAT expensive to do what FansProject are doing? Or just license the thing from them already!

Anyone know if any of the third party companies have done this before? Tried to make thier products officially licensed by Hasbro? Just curious...


The protector armour will be pointless once Takara reveals MP Rodimus.

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