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#1 pickle

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:20 AM

QUOTE (buttheadsmate @ Feb 11 2011, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is this the place for all the ToyFair news or are we having another thread?

Hasbro have announced Transformers building block toys known as Creeo ...'think lego' says the press release I read.


http://toyfair2011.f...ery.php?cat=586

Does anyone remember when Hasbro tired their Joe/Transformers/Tonka Built-To-Rule (BTR) sets about six or seven years ago? It failed then, why would it do well now?

I am all for companies trying their hands at the 'monopolized by LEGO' building block market... But come on Hasbro, you already tried to play this game.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Built_to_Rule

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:12 PM

these have actual mini-figs, this may make a difference and be more in competition with lego, and megabloks than the BTR stuff

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...... unfortunately my 2" doesn't match up with 2" anymore leastways the 2" I used to know .


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:15 PM

BTR wasn't even worth it when they clearanced the ones they did. But, as Mattalica pointed out, having Lego-ish figures might make it a different story. Can you imagine if they did a mini-figure building line with GI Joe vehicles and figures?

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:36 PM

I would buy GI Joe LEGOs just in case I one day have a boy. . .but I don't completely get LEGO Transformer guys that, apparently, ride around in giant LEGO transformer vehicles. Maybe I'm just behind the times.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:56 PM


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No, he's right -- not making that one character doomed the line. Doomed, I tell you. The minute we left him out of Series 1 a raven flew through our window. And killed an intern.


#6 The Vox

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:48 PM

I actually really like the minifigs with these.. I wish they sold them separately because I'm pretty meh on the building sets. This really makes me wish the G1 Transformers got the minimate treatment.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:17 AM

Me too, I bought the Sentinel Prime set just to have the Soundwave and the Thundercracker and I sold everything else. The building sets hold no interest for me. Same thing with C3 I kept the minimates and got rid of the building sets (except the batwings cause they are cool).

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:49 AM

I've been lusting after those minifigs ever since I saw them. They are pretty darn cool. The sets don't look great, though. Looks like you can pick up loose ones on eBay for fairly reasonable prices, but I sincerely hope that Hasbro realizes there's a market for the minifigs on their own and releases them separately.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:47 PM

The sets are frustrating, based on the four my kids have purchased. Way too many extra parts and very, very few reused brick combinations, i.e. you have to tear one mode back down to loose bricks to build the other. Not fun.

The "Kreons" kick serious butt though.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:29 PM

It's funny, I was about to break down and buy the Optimus Prime set to get the Kreon (minifig) Prime, but had serious heartburn at the thought of dropping $60 for that little guy. Then, at Comic Con, I happened to be wandering around the Hasbro booth when out of the blue they start handing out Kreon Primes in little promo boxes. That was my luckiest piece of swag all convention. :laugh:

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:11 PM

I feel I'm in the same camp as everyone else here, I love these minifigures, but have absolutely no interest in the big sets.

Sell them as a set or blind bag them... and they'll have lots of my money, guaranteed.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:16 AM

With the new Star Trek Kre-O sets announced, I am wondering:

How do these bricks hold up compared to Lego and Mega Blocks?

My nephew and I tried the Halo Mega Blocks when they first came out, only to find that the models fell apart very easily. Meanwhile, the bulk of my Lego sets hold together when they hit the floor.

Where do Kre-O bricks fit on the spectrum?

thanks!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

I feel I'm in the same camp as everyone else here, I love these minifigures, but have absolutely no interest in the big sets.

Sell them as a set or blind bag them... and they'll have lots of my money, guaranteed.


Blindbags seem to be everywhere too. I walk around in toys r us, and it seems every aisle has some kind of blind bag thing in it. From play mobile, to lego, to mega bloks, to other little critters and toys. You'd think hasbro would get on top of it.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:33 AM

With the new Star Trek Kre-O sets announced, I am wondering:

How do these bricks hold up compared to Lego and Mega Blocks?

My nephew and I tried the Halo Mega Blocks when they first came out, only to find that the models fell apart very easily. Meanwhile, the bulk of my Lego sets hold together when they hit the floor.

Where do Kre-O bricks fit on the spectrum?

thanks!

The brick quality is more or less good. I only have Mirage and Prowl (selling Mirage), and have had no problems with a set breaking apart or not connecting I used to have with Mega Bloks, the quality is comparable to the newer Mega Bloks set.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:37 PM

I've got to say, I'm liking the Kre-O version of the Enterprise better than what DST has shown us.

http://www.toplessro...od_before_1.php

The top of the saucer even lifts up to reveal, surprise!, room for a single figure in a command chair. The Minimates version does allow one to stuff another guy into the "Jeffries tube".

No doubt I'll be buying some of each, but if only Kre-O would release some classic stuff...
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:24 PM

On another note- TF Kre-ons will now include actual transforming Kre-ons and Kre-on combiners.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:41 AM

That is great news. Very interested in how they go about it.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

On another note- TF Kre-ons will now include actual transforming Kre-ons and Kre-on combiners.


Yeah, these look pretty good. I'm excited for the combiners.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:43 PM

The Transformers Kreons have my interest. I have almost all of the first wave, and will continue to buy the robots. No interest in the bricks or human characters. The combiners look neat. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

Rock on! Those are great, particularly the combiners. Any word on whether these will be sold in a set, or do you buy four little guys to create a given robot?
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