|This article belongs to the Reboot Continuity|
In front of a biggie box in Japan, Ben waits in an eternally long line for the release of Cyber Slammers, the brand new Sumo Slammers video game. Soon Ben has to save the whole store - and not in front of the gaming enthusiastic customers, but before Steam Smythe, who wants to equip a big 'Mech with steampunk powers.
- Steam Smythe's exposition on how he was able to preorder is based on silent film from the 1900s, including the use of intertitles to stand in for dialogue.
- When Ben and Gwen turn into their hero forms, their sequences are references to different forms of Japanese media.
- Ben's transformation into Humungousaur pays homage to kaiju films, more specifically Godzilla emerging from the Tokyo Bay in the 1954 film.
- Gwen's transformation into Lucky Girl is inspired by the transformation sequences of magical girl anime, in particular Sailor Moon. Indeed, Lucky Girl's appearance, as of this episode, is inspired by Sailor Moon herself in terms of clothing, hair style, and equipment.
- Ben's transformation into XLR8 pays homage to the original Power Rangers.
- Gwen hints to Ben to turn into XLR8 with the phrase "catching my Tokyo drift", a play on the common phrase "catching my drift" and reference to the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
- Steam Smythe makes a reference to the Pokemon Anime's Team Rocket.