Kre-O Universal Studios exclusive Kreon 4-pack: Third version found

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  1. Nevermore

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    This was originally brought to my attention by TFW2005 member @convoy84 here.

    Apparently, Universal Studios is no longer selling any Evac toys, and accordingly, the Universal Studios exclusive Kreon 4-pack has been changed to no longer include his figure either. This actually makes at least the third version of the set!


    Version 1 came out in 2014.

    Set number (aka Hasbro product code number) is A9370, UPC barcode is 653569996019.

    This version includes Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Evac, and features the old-style Kreon body construction.

    Telltale sign for this version is the lack of the "Universal Studios exclusive product" globe logo on the box.
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    Version 2 came out either in 2015 or 2017 (sources appear to differ on the date).

    Set number (aka Hasbro product code number) is B6094 (sometimes mistaken for "86094"), UPC barcode is 630509408092.

    This version includes Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Evac, and features the new-style Kreon body construction introduced in 2015 (?).

    Telltale sign for this version is the addition of the "Universal Studios exclusive product" globe logo on the right side of the box.
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    Version 3 came out in either 2019 or 2020.

    Set number (aka Hasbro product code number) is E5029, EAN barcode is 5010993652907. And yes, as a post-2019 Transformers product, it features a 13-digit EAN (which is predominantly used in the European Union) instead of a 12-digit UPC (which is used outside the EU).

    This version includes Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and "N.E.S.T. Sentry", who replaces Evac.

    Telltale signs for this version are the "Revenge of the Fallen"-style "N.E.S.T." patch on the right side of the box, the "Universal Studios exclusive product" globe logo being moved right next to the "Kre-O" logo, the includion of the N.E.S.T. Sentry, and Megatron taking the place of Evac as the figure in the window in the lower right corner.
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    Image source for version 3:
    Transformers Universal Studios Parks Exclusive Kre-o Kreo Kreon w/ NEST Sentry
     
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  2. marvel b

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    That's a weird but neat find
     
  3. Dirge121

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    Weird choice, given Evac’s significance with the ride you would expect to have his merch as an evergreen product for the gift shop. His presence isn’t something they could remove without redoing the entire ride which they obviously aren’t doing.

    Very strange decision.
     
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  4. Shadow25

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    Wait, Evac figures are *gone*?!

    I guess it is a near 10 year old mold at this point (both the Deluxe and legion), but that's genuinely shocking. Maybe they're planning a new one in Studio Series scale.

    I'm actually lucky to own two then - one loose on my DOTM shelf and one sealed.

    EDIT: Just figured I'd add that the original Deluxe Evac was an entirely new mold, despite the CGI model clearly borrowing parts from Roadbuster and maybe a few from Sideswipe. If they make a new Studio Series Evac, he could probably share a base with SS Roadbuster, given the faux chest and all.
     
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  5. convoy84

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    I made it very clear that they were only not selling Evac toys; the pins, plush toys, t-shirts (I’m assuming on that one), and even the collectors’ statues are still available to buy.

    That said, I wouldn’t be opposed to a retool of the ride at all, given Hasbro’s pivoting to the Bumblebee timeline.
     
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  6. Dirge121

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    Ah, that part was left out of the post up top. I didn’t even know they had anything beyond the action figure of Evac, certainly when I went to Universal that was all they had. Well, that and pressed pennies.
     
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    i think i still have all my assorted pressed pennies from my childhood, but i don't really collect tf's anymore... so i guess i know what the real collection is. time for a universal trip!
     
  8. convoy84

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    Yeah, the plush definitely exists, and it shows why Evac needs a redesign. Boy’s got a face only a momma could love:

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    Sad to learn Evac is discontinued, as I’ll never forget getting mine about six years ago. Though, maybe he’ll get a new Studio Series figure now? I’d love that.
     
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    Huh, weird but neat. Rip Evac I guess.
     
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    Scalpers taking advantage of evac already
     
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    Oh my god that’s horrific
     
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    Got way more into Kreo than I should have gotten at one point (probably my biggest TF collecting regret). Stopped collecting them once distribution got terrible and they started having random this and that to track down at random places. I should have just stuck to the core. One of the locals is buying them up lately and posting pictures of these random ones, and everytime he does I ask myself if I have that or when the hell it came out.
     
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    I was literally talking about how Hasbro should bring back Kre-O to it\'s fullest. And it seems that they might do so. Come on, Hasbro, make Kre-O better than it was.
     
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    One can only hope that this means that they're preparing for a new Evac figure to take the old one's place...
     
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    R.I.P evac

    At least, K-reo is back!
     
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    So NEST Sentry is literally just the Beachcomber Kreon, right down to the tampos, done up in green? That's more bizarre to me than phasing out Evac lol. But I guess it's the logical choice.
     
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    What makes it sorta more unusual is that his green is sorta similar to ROTF Armorhide's.
     
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    All your favorites. Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Green Beachcomber
     
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