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Transformers Kre-O Coming to Japan

Posted on 02-28-2013 at 06:51 AM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
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Autobase Aichi reports that Japanese publications TV Boy and TV Magazine are advertising that the Kre-O Transformers building sets will be making their debut in Japan shortly, with Toys R Us Japan beginning pre-sales in Late March. The first sets to be released in Japan are drawn mainly from last year's releases and include:
  • Battle for Energon set - 5,775yen
  • Stealth Bumblebee set - 3,990yen
  • Street Showdown set - 3,990yen
  • Rotor Rage set - 2,940yen
  • Basic Optimus Prime Construction set - 525yen
  • Basic Bumblebee Construction set - 525yen
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MechaV
Probably a dumb question - do they have LEGO in Japan?

And is it as popular as it is in the states?
Sol Fury
There's a popular Lego-styled construction system in Japan called Diablock, which does all that Kre-O does and more. Diablock made some sets for TF Animated as well as a G1 Optimus Prime set, and those ones I believe could transform without being disassembled. Got some information on those in our Resources if you want to take a looksie:

Other Transformers Building Sets Toys - Kre-O & Built to Rule - TFW2005
Hot Shot.
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Originally Posted by MechaV View Post
Probably a dumb question - do they have LEGO in Japan?

And is it as popular as it is in the states?
A quick google search tells me they get Lego to some extent. I don't know how popular it is, but they have gotten exclusives in the past, like this beauty: Peeron: Honda Promotional Set (#1237-1)
Sovietbot
I already so represent: Kre-O Convoy! ))

I AM UNICRON
will there be any variants? or just the same ? or no one knows ?
zephon
The Japanese will probably laugh at the kreo designs and replace them with something way way better.

I mean check the images which come out when you Google "japanese lego mecha".
juxtapose519
Oh god, I hope there are no variants. Otherwise I'm going to feel obligated to buy them.
Sprocket
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Originally Posted by MechaV View Post
Probably a dumb question - do they have LEGO in Japan?

And is it as popular as it is in the states?
Not only do they have it, as of 2010 it was distributed by TakaraTomy!

I don't know if that's changed since though.
luckybot
I wonder if takara tomy are gonna do fishing line animations with these.

I know it probably won't happen but it would be funny if it did.

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