New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack

New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 8:16am CST

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Seibertron has once again added some fantastic galleries to the site. Today we have Rodimus, Cyclonus and Nightstick from the Reveal The Shield Battle In Space set. The set consists of repaints of Classics Rodimus and Universe Cyclonus with Nightstick. The versions of the figures in this set are identical to the Rodimus and Cyclonus with Nightstick that were part of the Challenge At Cybertron 3-pack. This time, though, Rodimus and Cyclonus are sporting rubsigns instead of Autobot and Decepticon symbols. The Battle In Space set also comes with a Matrix and a comic.

The comic takes place during Transformers: The Movie. Specifically, between the scene where the Sweeps tear apart Ultra Magnus(oh, um, spoiler alert?) and the scene where Hot Rod and Kup land on the Planet of Junk. The comic uses a mix between G1 and Classics/Universe designs for the characters. Tracks and Grapple make an appearance, although Tracks isn't named specifically. Instead he is referred to as Warpath in one panel and Lugnut in another panel. Don't eat too many Energon Goodies kids! They make you forget your name!


Rodimus: He's here in a G1 cartoon accurate paint job with this set. Identical to the Challenge At Cybertron Rodimus except for the rubsign. This version is pictured with the Fansproject Protector Armor in vehicle mode to show what it looks like with the rubsign. In robot mode, the rubsign is covered by the armor, so it looks the same as the Challenge At Cybertron Rodimus. There are also group shots of all the figures who share the Rodimus mold in the gallery.

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Cyclonus: He's here in a lighter than Universe, darker than Henkei paint scheme identical to the Challenge At Cybertron Cyclonus except for the rubsign. Which version of the figure is the most G1 accurate is still a debate. The Cyclonus gallery also contains many images from the comic that comes with the Battle In Space set.

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Nightstick: He is identical to the Challenge At Cybertron Nightstick except that his face is a different shade of gold/yellow than the Challenge At Cybertron set(you expected me to say rubsign didn't you?).

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Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157681)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 15th, 2010 @ 8:54am CST
Hmm...I'm starting to not like those rubsigns either. :-?
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157699)
Posted by Megazarak on December 15th, 2010 @ 9:53am CST
I'm not a big fan of rubsigns but they're also OK at the same time, I don't particularly like or dislike them. That being said, I'm definitely picking this set up.
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157700)
Posted by Megazarak on December 15th, 2010 @ 9:53am CST
Sorry about the double post.
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157707)
Posted by Stockade on December 15th, 2010 @ 10:03am CST
I dont mind the rubsigns, it kinda takes me back when i was a kid collecting Transformers, but its all good and i will buying these pronto!!
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157710)
Posted by warwik311 on December 15th, 2010 @ 10:20am CST
is this set gonna hit stores or is it amazon only?
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157713)
Posted by Heavy B on December 15th, 2010 @ 10:37am CST
i may get this, if only for the comic.
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157717)
Posted by --B-- on December 15th, 2010 @ 11:08am CST
Need a couple of these, my Cyclonus needs his Armada.
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157718)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on December 15th, 2010 @ 11:08am CST
warwik311 wrote:is this set gonna hit stores or is it amazon only?


It was solicited in the November Previews, so maybe it'll hit comic stores, too.

And speaking of that...is it too late for me to order it?
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157726)
Posted by Megazarak on December 15th, 2010 @ 11:15am CST
Darth Bombshell wrote:
warwik311 wrote:is this set gonna hit stores or is it amazon only?


It was solicited in the November Previews, so maybe it'll hit comic stores, too.

And speaking of that...is it too late for me to order it?


Is that supposed to mean that it won't hit mass retail? It would seem like a lost opportunity for Hasbro not to. Can anyone actually 100% confirm anything at this point or have we still not heard enough?
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157731)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on December 15th, 2010 @ 11:24am CST
Megazarak wrote:Is that supposed to mean that it won't hit mass retail? It would seem like a lost opportunity for Hasbro not to. Can anyone actually 100% confirm anything at this point or have we still not heard enough?


I don't know. I seem to remember reading somewhere a statement from Hasbro that it wasn't going to be released in retail, but that was before I saw it in the Previews.
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157735)
Posted by RodimusAscendant on December 15th, 2010 @ 11:38am CST
I am not a big big fan of the rub signs but it is quite nostalgic. I preordered my set from Entertainment Earth and I can't wait. I missed out on the Classics Rodimus a few years back so I now I can have one with this set. I actually like the cartoon color accuracy better.
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157737)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 15th, 2010 @ 11:41am CST
Darth Bombshell wrote:
Megazarak wrote:Is that supposed to mean that it won't hit mass retail? It would seem like a lost opportunity for Hasbro not to. Can anyone actually 100% confirm anything at this point or have we still not heard enough?


I don't know. I seem to remember reading somewhere a statement from Hasbro that it wasn't going to be released in retail, but that was before I saw it in the Previews.


Haven't you heard? Sighted in stores like Walmart and Target.
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157741)
Posted by Megazarak on December 15th, 2010 @ 11:52am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Haven't you heard? Sighted in stores like Walmart and Target.


Alright, that's a good sign. Now all I have to do is wait for some Canadian sightings and I'll be happy. I'm still angry that Canadians never got Classics Ultra Magnus vs Skywarp. Too bad Hasbro couldn't make a fresh batch of them and ship them out as well (as well as Astrotrain in cartoon colours while they're at it).

Edit: Well, it wasn't reported in the Sightings section. http://www.seibertron.com/sightings/item/battle-in-space-rodimus-vs-cyclonus/1288
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157743)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on December 15th, 2010 @ 11:53am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:
Megazarak wrote:Is that supposed to mean that it won't hit mass retail? It would seem like a lost opportunity for Hasbro not to. Can anyone actually 100% confirm anything at this point or have we still not heard enough?


I don't know. I seem to remember reading somewhere a statement from Hasbro that it wasn't going to be released in retail, but that was before I saw it in the Previews.


Haven't you heard? Sighted in stores like Walmart and Target.



I haven't heard. Where was this?
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157773)
Posted by metaphorge on December 15th, 2010 @ 1:54pm CST
A question mostly to the gallery photographers: do the color differences between the reds on the Protector armor and the Battle in Space Rodimus appear as pronounced in person as it does in the photographs? I was hoping to get away with displaying at least my robot mode Protector using the Battle in Space version.

I also wonder if FansProject might release an additional batch of the armor with the reds matched to the newer versions, as well as with yellow spoiler-ish parts?


(Generally speaking, I have two of each Transformer I display, one to display in each mode. I ended up having to get three Classics Ultra Magnus figures to properly display the City Commander armor; to do this right for Rodimus & the Protector armor I'll need a total of four figures. Until the Battle in Space version appeared, I was resigned to having two Classics and two Henkei, but was hoping Battle in Space might let me ecomozie somewhat, even though I absolutely despise the painted window.)
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157779)
Posted by Seibertron on December 15th, 2010 @ 2:07pm CST
metaphorge wrote:A question mostly to the gallery photographers


It's funny how often I hear comments similar to this. I'm the only photographer on Seibertron.com. These toys are all from my collection.

metaphorge wrote:do the color differences between the reds on the Protector armor and the Battle in Space Rodimus appear as pronounced in person as it does in the photographs? I was hoping to get away with displaying at least my robot mode Protector using the Battle in Space version.


The set is obviously designed to work in conjunction with Classics and Henkei Rodimus (assuming you get the Sidearm add-on set). However, I personally think it looks fine on the Universe/RTS Rodimus figure. I'll be using Universe Rodimus for this armor in future galleries and to leave on display in my "Transformers workshop".

metaphorge wrote:I also wonder if FansProject might release an additional batch of the armor with the reds matched to the newer versions, as well as with yellow spoiler-ish parts?


I can't imagine that they will, but maybe they will in a future reissue of the set.

(Generally speaking, I have two of each Transformer I display, one to display in each mode. I ended up having to get three Classics Ultra Magnus figures to properly display the City Commander armor; to do this right for Rodimus & the Protector armor I'll need a total of four figures. Until the Battle in Space version appeared, I was resigned to having two Classics and two Henkei, but was hoping Battle in Space might let me ecomozie somewhat, even though I absolutely despise the painted window.)[/quote]
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157790)
Posted by metaphorge on December 15th, 2010 @ 2:32pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
metaphorge wrote:A question mostly to the gallery photographers


It's funny how often I hear comments similar to this. I'm the only photographer on Seibertron.com. These toys are all from my collection.


I initially said "a question mostly to Seibertron" but decided to change it in case you were no longer the sole photographer for the site. :D

Additionally, allow me to express just how much I appreciate the galleries here. They have been invaluable in buying decisions I've made for my collection.
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157804)
Posted by Shadowstream on December 15th, 2010 @ 2:45pm CST
I'm surprised no one's said anything about the pics of the comic. It looks like an interesting take on that gap of time from the animated movie, but what really catches my attention are the characters and bodies that were used. It seems like everyone who's getting a new toy lately or coming up are being shown here with those new forms and those that aren't simply have their old G1 character models, but wait... Warpath has a new body?! Is this just artistic preference or an indication of Warpath getting a new toy?!

Also, G1 Lugnut!








And on that note why couldn't anyone get Tracks's name right?!
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157808)
Posted by metaphorge on December 15th, 2010 @ 2:54pm CST
Shadowstream wrote:It seems like everyone who's getting a new toy lately or coming up are being shown here with those new forms and those that aren't simply have their old G1 character models, but wait... Warpath has a new body?! Is this just artistic preference or an indication of Warpath getting a new toy?!


Looks a lot like the Legends version to me:
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... 1731/2/63/
Re: New Galleries: Reveal The Shield Battle In Space Two-Pack (1157815)
Posted by Megazarak on December 15th, 2010 @ 3:08pm CST
I think one of the reasons why no one is talking about the comic is because they don't want to be spoiled and would rather read it when it's actually in their hands. That's my reason at least. I do hope I will be able to get this set in stores and we don't get a repeat of Magnus and Skywarp (if it's not obvious I really wanted that set but it never showed up in Canada).

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