Challenge at Cybertron not getting US release; Two Pack Release for Ironhide and Bonecrusher

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The first answers from the latest round of Hasbro’s Transformers Q&A are filtering back to various sites and with it some news on upcoming Transformers releases.

First of all, there’s news on a new Walmart Exclusive two pack. We knew about both toys that we suspect are involved, but here is the confirmation, as posted in a response to CoolToyReview – Walmart will be getting two exclusive Transformers Movie series Two Packs, each containing a Voyager and a Deluxe. Images have already surfaced for the first, containing Starscream and Mudflap. The second which we’ve suspected for a while contains Ironhide and Bonecrusher. Granted, we don’t know which Ironhide and Bonecrusher toys these might be – but we’ve seen images of an unknown blue Recon Ironhide and an unknown Battle Damaged Bonecrusher. There’s also that one listing for a “Fury of Bonecrusher” two-pack. Could these be destined for the same two pack?

Also revealed in the CoolToyReview response is another exclusive – Costco will be getting an exclusive pack with Battle Ops Bumblebee and a pair of Legends – Mudflap and “Premium Bumblebee”. We’re not sure what this Premium Bumblebee Legend is, so stay tuned to TFW2005 for more news on what he might be as it becomes available.

On a sour note though, The Allspark got to be the bearer of bad news. Asking about the Challenge at Cybertron set, which was initially rumored to be a Target exclusive, they received a response that the set is actually an Asian market exclusive and is not planned for a US release.

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  1. kylash327's Avatar kylash327 says

    from their Q&A

    Cool Toy Review: Why is the fantastic retool of the Voyager Fallen from ROTF blue?

    Hasbro: This deco was inspired by a specific scene in Revenge of the Fallen. Our objective was to try and make The Fallen's "skin" appear almost metallic beetle like. So the lighter blue was to help pop the design so that it was not "too" dark and balance this off with the midnight blue/purple color.



    ...huh?

  2. Megatronwp38's Avatar Megatronwp38 says

    Oooook?

    Translation: We still have a bunch of Allspark Blue rotting round here so let's use it up! LOL

  3. Sharktibolt's Avatar Sharktibolt says

    I find it more interesting their response to their second question. While most of it isn't anything new, they do reveal that there will be a Ironhide/Bonecrusher 2-pack exclusive to Wal-Mart. I'm willing to guess it's the Bonecrusher and Recon Ironhide repaints we've seen floating around.

  4. G1Wheeljack's Avatar G1Wheeljack says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kylash327 View Post
    Hasbro: This deco was inspired by a specific scene in Revenge of the Fallen. Our objective was to try and make The Fallen's "skin" appear almost metallic beetle like. So the lighter blue was to help pop the design so that it was not "too" dark and balance this off with the midnight blue/purple color.
    SOMEBODY at Hasbro likes Jaime Reyes as the Blue Beetle

  5. Rogzilla's Avatar Rogzilla says

    OK, so they wanted to add highlights and chose a really light blue for a monochromatic look. Meh, I'd buy that for a nickel. I don't think it's as good as, say, a black with red highlights, but I suppose that is as good of a reason as any, regardless of how well it worked.

  6. mx-01 archon has no avatar! mx-01 archon says

    Well, no, I can kinda see what they were going for given that description.

    But without iridescent paint, the idea pretty much fails. But they do just say it was inspiration. Maybe that's where they started, but they liked where it ended up anyways.

  7. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sharktibolt View Post
    I find it more interesting their response to their second question. While most of it isn't anything new, they do reveal that there will be a Ironhide/Bonecrusher 2-pack exclusive to Wal-Mart. I'm willing to guess it's the Bonecrusher and Recon Ironhide repaints we've seen floating around.
    Sounds about right. I think I called that a while ago when we saw the Mudflap & Starscream Wal-mart Exclusive pack.

  8. Anti Spark's Avatar Anti Spark says

    I thought it was blue cause that's what it looks like when you look at the original toy in Negative filter.

  9. Fit For natalie's Avatar Fit For natalie says

    Probably the real reasoning is: Releasing him in the original colours would make retailers and consumers think it's just "The Fallen with a New Hat" (or stick, in this case).

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