Transformers Kre-O - Thoughts?

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  1. bulletthebluesky

    bulletthebluesky Mmmm... Beer

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    ^Pretty much what he said... minus the Starscream parts (didn't pick him up yet).^
     
  2. Schide

    Schide Buyer of Too Much

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    I also don't have Ratchet, but does it look like I have room for anything else anyway? :lol  I'm not really interested in the smaller Optimus or BB sets though.
     
  3. xOPtimUsZErOx

    xOPtimUsZErOx Well-Known Member

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    I picked up sideswipe and i really loved his bot mode but his arms would not stay in place so i just put him in the car mode, i guess that will do i don't know if TRU would return or exchange him.
     
  4. VE Telus

    VE Telus Well-Known Member

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    This line is a winning number. Forget BTR and Diablock -- I've never had so much fun with a Transformer!

    The most fun I had was what to do with the leftover pieces. As you know, both modes leave unused pieces behind, but it bothered me greatly that something like the steering wheel, windows, chairs, etc. -- parts that were integral to one mode -- would be abandoned in the other.

    And thus, my mission was to come up with something that used all the pieces. I give you my new Kre-O Bumblebee and Jazz!


    KRE-O BUMBLEBEE

    Now with a deformed chest and 30% more wing doors! Front 2-bit black piece emulates movie deformed license plate!
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    Complete with a roof/windshield/spoiler back piece! Steering wheel and stick also present!
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    Now with an upgraded gun and wheel covers!
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    KRE-O JAZZ

    Inspired by another poster's rebuild, with variations and creative liberties. Uses all but the two long grey pieces. Now with a G1-inspired cannon!
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    Now with integrated wheel covers!
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    Now with movie arms/hands and a deformed chest!
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    I really like this line. It's so rewarding to make alternate configurations with the leftover pieces.

    Next up, Prime and Megatron!
     
  5. mightyspacepope

    mightyspacepope Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a pic showing how the Autobot cars match up in terms of size with each other?
     
  6. megatronski

    megatronski Mr. Low attention span

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    Anyone have any pics of these sets compared with the halo mega bloks?
     
  7. GAUGE

    GAUGE Professional Digital Artist

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    I looooooooove my first and only purchase so far, MEGATRON.

    I'd love to give him a Trailer though, He needs one badly.
     
  8. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Veteran

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    With my kid in the background ...

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  9. Facemeat

    Facemeat Give me your Face(meat)!

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    Finally found some of these today, and I love them! My only problem (surprise, surprise) is Kreon QC. I haven't had a single flawless Kreon out of 7. I'm actually going to return Sideswipe, because both of his Kreons have horrible stress marks on their wrists that are already on the very edge of breaking. Other than that though, they're great. Seriously, the brick quality is second only to Lego, and only by a very slim margin. Anywho, might as well share some pics of the two keepers (they only had those three and Basic Prime, who I didn't see much of a point in getting):

    Prowl slight rebuild, making him no longer look like ass (IMO, of course):

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    A little battlestation, made from some of the absurd amount of extra pieces from Bumblebee:

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    And it can be used as a BFG by BB:

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    And finally, BB and Lego Soundwave:

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  10. Trenner Dios

    Trenner Dios everything u like is dumb

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    Some of you have definitely inspired me to rework some of my bots!

    Even though most of my Kreons have slight stress marks here and there, none of them appear to be getting worse and none look even close to breaking.

    I do also take issue with the fact that the instructions and sticker sheets are always bent. They also need to make the stickers better; I've not had too much trouble, but they're impossible to salvage once they're applied, so you better not make any mistakes.
     
  11. ScottyP

    ScottyP Got The Touch

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    Love 'em!

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    Sideswipe is my favorite kit so far.

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    IMAG0187 by The Scotty P, on Flickr

    The fact that smaller kits like Jazz fit inside Prime's trailer is a huge win to me.
     
  12. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    What section do you guys find these guys at the store? I haven't really seen any yet, not sure if I'm looking at the wrong place or none of my stores have him yet.
     
  13. ScottyP

    ScottyP Got The Touch

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    ^ I see you're in Canada. Not sure for up there, Toys R Us here has been where I've bought all of mine.
     
  14. ssancho

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    I find all my kreo kits near the lego section of toysrus. I have all the Kreo sets available any word if any more are in the works and when will they be released?
     
  15. Mousesi2k

    Mousesi2k Decepticreep

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    Well, I have all the sets with the exception of the small Optimus and Bumblebee. Totally dig the Kreons mini figures and enjoy building them up.

    For those interested in only the Kreon mini figures, they look to be availbe to buy as "replacment parts" here: http://www.hasbro.com/kre-o/en_US/discover/replacement-parts.cfm

    Dont know any prices but find this kind of cool of Hasbro to make available! I myself need to get a "replacement" Optimus Prime Kreon as I got one of the kits with the "exclusive" Matrix of Leadership Edition Prime with open chest vs the closed which I like the look of better.

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    Can't wait for the next batch of them! G1 Devastator kit would be sweeeeet!
     
  16. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Didn't think I would, but I am starting to get hooked on these little buggers. Hopefully TRU will have another BOGO50% soon so I can knock out a couple more. Though I havent built any of them in bot mode, pretty impressed with Mirage, Prowl, and Sentinal, and have BIG Convoy on the way. Wish I had ordered the whole line when HTS had that hickup about two weeks ago, but hey, their error got me hooked.
     
  17. ScottyP

    ScottyP Got The Touch

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    ^^ Maaaaan, don't be putting that link here. That's not at all meant to be a means to cheat the system into being able to buy Kreons without the kits :(  Stuff like that will only doom these into the same bastion of Unicron's belly as Built-To-Rule.

    Besides, I think you have to send them some proof of purchase to even get them.
     
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  18. Dr. Prime

    Dr. Prime Dr. Prime

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    So far I have Megatron, Mirage, Ratchet, Sideswipe, and now Starscream and I have the rest of the line shipping to me now. Love these things.

    By the way, I am totally blown away by Starscream. I have been liking the alt modes better so far, so I decided to build Starscreams robot first, thinking that once I did the Alt mode I would just leave him like that for a while. Well, the robot mode was so awesome, I had a hard time deciding to take him apart and put him in plane mode. When I finally put him in plane mode, I was blown away by the opening cockpit and fold away landing gear....just plain awesomeness. I still like the robot mode better, but was totally surprised by this.
     
  19. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    so far got just megatron and big bumblebee and i love them so much, i REALLY want the big optimus

    can't wait to get more!
     
  20. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike MP & TF Collector

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    For me I absolutely love the Kre-O Line,even tho I only have Jazz,Basic Bee,Basic Prime,and Megatron so far I plan on getting all of them.But two slight nitpicks one is the bad guy kreon that came with Megatron came with two right legs does anyone happen to have the opposite and would wanna trade a righty for a lefty?,the other problem was on Kre-O Megs it was suppose to come with 2 round red clear pieces but there was only one so I had to use another piece from some lego parts I have to fill it in.

    But these are not major gripes but just think they should check these things before they send them out to stores.Lastly just wanna say these things are phenomenally nice,and they make them with both G1 and Movieverse resemblance which is perfect I think.