Heroes of Cybertron was the American release of Takara’s Super Collection Figure series, beginning in 2002. HOC would prove to be far less extensive in its scope than SCF, largely by virtue of omitting characters not present in American Transformers fiction.
Heroes of Cybertron figures are non-transforming PVC figurines of Generation 1 characters. Each figure stands about three inches tall. They are comprised of multiple molded pieces, which are simply pegged together, sometimes revealing the translucent plastic underneath. This was marketed as a feature, claiming the parts were interchangeable, however most figures were constructed in different segments and in a specific stance, negating the implied ability to make custom robots. More often than not, it instead meant figures would fall apart when handled. Each figure came packed with a bio card, and later waves included one piece of a larger figure that could be constructed by collecting every figure in the wave.
Interestingly, reissues of four Autobot Mini Vehicles with keychains attached were licensed by Fun-4-All and sold under the Heroes of Cybertron banner.
The HOC line was not as popular in the United States as the concept had been in Japan, and was cancelled in 2003.