Did Your Kre-O Optimus Prime Come With The Botcon Exclusive Kreon?

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  1. Silvershot

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    One of the coolest giveaways at Botcon was the exclusive Optimus Prime Kreon. This Kreon had Optimus's chest painted a though it were open, showing the matrix. The regular version, which comes with the Optimis Prime Kre-O set has a closed chest.

    Well, my set arrived yesterday, and when I opened it, I was surprised to find that the Optimus Kreon it came with was the Botcon matrix version. I'm pretty sure this is a mistake since the box shows the closed chest version.

    Has anyone else gotten this set yet? If so, which Optimis Kreon did you get?

    I called Hasbro, and they are sending me the correct Kreon, free of charge.

    -Silvershot
     
  2. Foster

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    Oh wow, I'll stop watching eBay auctions for it and just buy the set with my fingers crossed!
     
  3. G60Force

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  4. Foster

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    What?
     
  5. sixsixty

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    confirmed. I just opened my Optimus Prime set and it too has the botcon matrix kreon inside instead of the normal one printed on the box and manuals. I'm totally calling hasbro on monday to get mine replaced!
     
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    think this is really just a production/packing error on the first wave being release (using up the botcon release)? or is it more of a 50/50 variant thing
     
  8. Gryph

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    A mistake seems the most likely.
     
  9. darkwingduck13

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    So is there going to be a huge wave of rage over the Botcon "exclusive" now being available at retail like with the Classics seekers?
     
  10. Blitzwing256

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    if anyone rages, they need to be punched, as it was a FREE give away.
    nerds will be nerds though.
     
  11. Bgrngod

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    But but but! They had to pay for registration AND airfare to get it! :rolleyes2 
     
  12. Kaiwera05

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    This almost makes me wanna go pick one of them up now lol.
     
  13. Matty

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    The set is totally worth the purchase.
     
  14. xion14

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    Optibotimus and a few people were going on about it in the News and Rumors. I want the closed chest version.
     
  15. Cracka J

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    wow so it's pretty much a win/win situation at this point. if you get one with closed chest, you're all good. if you get one with matrix, you can call hasbro and get the other sent out (and likely keep the one you have). I got no complaints with that, and a chance to possibly snag an exclusive in the process for something I was gonna buy anyway is a pretty nice bonus!
     
  16. hifipinkie29

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    Yep, I bought two sets and each one came with the Matrix version. I'm about to write them to get the correct version.
     
  17. Dinobot747

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  18. Sam Witwicky

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    I was putting my Optimus together today and also got the opened chest version Optimus kreon and I'm also missing two pieces. Since the Kre-o site is up now they have a replacement parts form you can mail or fax to them to get missing pieces and kreons. So should I just fill out that form and hope they send me the right Optimus kreon or should I just send them a email?
     
  19. robowarrior

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    I bought mines today and it came with the closed chest...

    I'm happy mines came with the closed chest.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Sportimus

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    I'm not bothered with it. I got a set with the open chest Kreon Prime. I plan to wait a bit and get another set anyway and by then they should have the regular chst versions in them. Yep, I want to buy a second set. One for his robot build, the other for the truck and trailer. Going to have my cake and eat it too as they say. :) 
     

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