KREO Minifigure Quality?

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  1. Ultrawave

    Ultrawave Hey look, I have a title

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    I can't seem to find a dedicated thread for KREO Quality, so I thought I'd make a new one and ask my questions here.

    I've been thinking of getting some TF4 sets for the minifigures, but I'm wondering about the quality of the figures, and the sets/parts as a whole.

    Are the sets themselves good or decent quality like LEGO, or the weird "maybe good, maybe bad" quality of Megabloks? (I haven't bought Megabloks in YEARS since the first Halo Megabloks were released, and I got no less than four warped or half molded blocks in every set, and I haven't gotten any since so I don't know how the quality is these days)

    I've heard the minifigures are hit and miss too. The wrist joints prone to stress marks and other parts breaking. Is all that true too, and is there any way to prevent it?

    How about the printing on them-- is it weirdly off to one side or centered well, and does it rub/chip off easily?
     
  2. Starscream Gaga

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    I'd say the sets are below LEGO quality, they usually don't look very good and they fall apart very easily, especially in Robot Mode, but the actual Minifigures (Kreons) are the same.

    A lot of the earlier issues have been ironed out. The wrists have been redesigned and are less prone to stress and there are very few instances of mis-printed faces or badly positioned faces. There were some instances in Wave 1 and some of the Prime Kreons weren't well thought out face-wise (particularly Ratchet), but pretty much all the Micro-Changers are rather well done.

    I own pretty much every Kreon and I've never had a decal misplaced or scratched off however. I recommend trying them out. Kreons are currently my favourite thing to collect.
     
  3. craftsmith

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    kreo minifigs are pretty cool, very sturdy and only break if you keep popping the ball joints off to change parts/customise. the only kreon that has ever broke was sideswipe from the large set, seems the red plastic in the first run was inferior.
    as for the brick builds? In the first run a few white bricks wouldn't tab together for me (out of all the sets, and I got all of them), but the newer sets are loads sturdier since quest for energon and are on par with other leading brands........except the abs plastic king, LEGO.
    kreo hemets fit on lego men...........just something to think about.
     
  4. Tresob

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    I don't tinker with my kreons as much as some of the other collectors, but I have yet to have a kreon actually "break" on me. I also haven't had any decals chip or rub off, but, again, my kreons are mostly display pieces.

    Stressmarks still do show up from time-to-time, but I see the same thing on full scale Transformers.

    Like the others have said, these aren't the nigh-indestructible Lego minifigs, but part of their fragility derives from being given ball jointed hips and shoulders. With great articulation comes great responsibility.