Transformers KRE-O Website Launches Today July 1, 2011
By BaCon on Friday, July 01, 2011
Hasbro have updated their official web site with news that an official Transformers Kre-O website will be launching July 1, 2011. KRE-O brings quality and innovation to the construction aisle. Each KRE-O Transformers set is ‘More Than Meets the Eye,’ with two types of builds: create a robot and then disassemble to build a vehicle, disassemble the vehicle to build a robot. Packed with play, most sets come complete with themed accessories and a poseable KREON mini figure in robot or human form.
Highlights from the KRE-O collection include:
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME set
‘Roll out’ and get hands on with the biggest building set in the KRE-O line up: the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME set.
Complete with more than 500 pieces, the largest amount featured in any of the 2011 KRE-O sets, builders can assemble the popular OPTIMUS PRIME character in 'vehicle' mode as the notable semi-hauler or in 'robot' mode to create the leader of the AUTOBOTS. When in 'vehicle' mode, the truck's removable cab converts into a mini-command station and the trailer opens to fit the two motorcycles and four unique KREON mini figures included with the set. The trailer can also be disassembled and built into a command center playset for the KREON mini figures. When in 'robot' mode, builders can blast into action with a projectile launching brick! The KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME set includes orange traffic cones and cool decorative decals. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Set
The 2-in-1 KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE set allows fans to create and recreate their favorite AUTOBOT character in ‘robot’ mode or in 'vehicle' mode. In 'robot' mode, builders can convert the wings on BUMBLEBEE into a glider for KREON mini figures to balance on. In 'vehicle' mode, open up the driver's door and take up to two KREON mini figures for a spin. Set includes two KREON mini figures and more than 300 pieces. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS STARSCREAM Set
Builders can construct the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS STARSCREAM set to form the STARSCREAM character in one of two modes: 'vehicle' or 'robot.' In 'vehicle' mode, builders can open this DECEPTICON 'jet's' canopy to fit a KREON mini figure into the cockpit, blast off removable 'rockets' and 'turbo thrusters,' or use the retractable wheels to pretend they're taking off the runway. Comes complete with more than 300 pieces and two KREON mini figures. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
Check out these and more on July 1, 2011 at KRE-O.com!
Japanese retailer Red Mercury has added a number of product pages for imported Hasbro products. Besides wave 1 Combiner Wars and RID figures, they've offered up some surprise Kre-O listings. Besides the transforming Battlechangers seen in promo materials in 2014, we've got package pictures of Custom Kreons and construction sets based on the new RID series designs. With dwindling retailer support it's unclear how available these will be in North America, unfortunately. But Kre-O seems to keep pushing on, so there may still be a chance! Click through to see all the pictures!
Thanks to Hobbybase who have posted an image of the 2015 Transformers KREO figures that we saw last October at the New York Comic Con. Get a look at what should be hitting stores soon including the Customs Steel Jaw, Grimlock, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime along with Sideswipe Roadway Rundown, Strongarm Capture Cruiser, Bumblebee Disc Demolisher, Optimus Prime and Underbite Jetpack Takedown.
The official Transformers Facebook page has updated with official looks at the first wave of Kreon Warriors. This assortment features Optimus, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream and Shockwave in various "costumes", themed as ninjas, gladiators, soldiers, pirates and more. Each figure has deco elements implying vehicle attributes with some connection to their setting, like military Shockwave having main battle tank details or "Wiseguy Bumblebee" looking vaguely like a 40's gangster car. Click through to check out the images of the whole opening lineup!
Jacquelyn Orenza has posted more images to Facebook, this time of the new third wave of the Custom Kreon assortment. This wave focuses on the Age of Extinction Dinobots and their knightly status, and features a variety of weapons, helmets and other accessories that look like they'd have been right at home in the Dungeons & Dragons Kre-O line. Keep reading to see!
Facebook user Jacquelyn "Quelynn" Orenza has posted photos of the new Kre-O Battle Changers! Optimus Prime, Starscream, Bumblebee, and Grimlock are Kre-O mini-kits that transform without needing to be reassembled - finally! This is pretty much what what a Transformers brick set should always have been. And each set even comes with a matching Kreon - keep reading to see!