Today, we here at MTV Geek! are bringing you some exclusive Transformers toy images unlike any we’ve had before! Below is a sneak peek at Hasbro’s upcoming Basic Optimus Prime, Basic Bumblebee, and Ratchet Kre-O sets. Kre-O is Hasbro’s foray into the building toy market and will surely score them some of Lego’s sweet, brick-laden cash and what better way to do that than with the Transformers? They seem to be a natural fit thanks to their transforming qualities, and the finished products in both robot and vehicle modes look pretty damn good if we say so ourselves… and we do!
First up is Optimus Prime. This is from the smaller (and easier on the wallet) Basic assortment. The Autobot leader is made up of around 65 bricks and pieces; and like the larger sets, can be set up in either vehicle or robot mode. There's an obvious G1 influence with Optimus' head, and the alt mode has a very Transformers Animated shape, and this mix ofe versions looks to be appearing throughout he releases. Even for a basic figure, it looks like Optimus has decent articulation with a ball-socket head, hinged shoulders, hinged elbows, and ball-socket hips and ankles.If you're not sure that Kre-O is your thing and want to test it out, then this set will be right up your alley.
Next we have everybody's favorite robot sidekick -- Bumblebee! Thanks to the films, this guy has had a myriad of versions clogging the action figure aisle. This Kre-O set is, like Optimus, from the Basic assortment and is smaller in both investment and stature. He looks to have the same articulation as the basic Optimus Prime and shares the same G1 influence in his head design. The Basic Bumblebee is comprised over over 70 pieces and will retail for around 7 dollars.
This is Ratchet and he is the last of our MTV Geek! exclusive pics for today. This ambulance should be familiar to fans of the Autobot's resident medic and we're the first to bring it to you! The back doors of the ambulance open to fit a KREON figure, while another mini-fig can be seated behind the wheel.A third KREON figure is included, and we're guessing it fits on the included stretcher. There are also a fire extinguisher and axe included with ratchet, so this guy can help people no what the danger may be. Ratchet clocks in at 200 pieces and will cost around 20 dollars.
Here’s some more info and images on the line's first releases straight from our friends at Hasbro:
In fall 2011, Hasbro will bring action and adventure to the construction aisle with the introduction of the KRE-O brand. From favorite characters and high quality materials to unique accessories and collectible KREON figures, the KRE-O collection will excite builders of all ages. At launch, the KRE-O brand will offer twelve building sets featuring popular TRANSFORMERS characters. Each KRE-O TRANSFORMERS set features ‘MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE,’ with two types of builds: deconstruct a robot to create a vehicle, disassemble the vehicle to build a robot. Packed with play, most sets come complete with themed accessories and a poseable KREON figures in robot or human form.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MIRAGE Set
(Ages 6 years & up /Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2011)
Go from ‘robot’ to ‘racecar’ with the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MIRAGE set. Featuring more than 100 KRE-O building pieces and a cool KREON figure, builders can take their AUTOBOT action on the go. Just place the included KREON figure inside the constructed ‘race car’ vehicle and get ready to shift your imagination into high gear. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOT JAZZ Set
(Ages 6 years & up /Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2011)
Take this TRANSFORMERS character’s motto to heart, "Do it with style or don't bother doing it." Complete with more than 90 KRE-O pieces and one KREON figure, builders can assemble the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOT JAZZ set in either ‘vehicle’ mode or ‘robot’ mode for multiple ways to play. Once assembled, just open the door to this super cool sports ‘vehicle’ to take your KREON figure for a ride. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS PROWL Set
(Ages 6 years & up /Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2011)
The KRE-O TRANSFORMERS PROWL set is ready to help builders enforce order in the AUTOBOT world. Assemble PROWL in ‘robot’ mode or create a police car to hit the road in ‘vehicle’ mode. Open the car door and place the included KREON figure inside for a KRE-O TRANSFORMERS adventure! Set includes ‘handcuffs,’ ‘weapon,’ and more than 150 KRE-O pieces. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS SIDESWIPE Set
(Ages 7 years & up /Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2011)
Get your building skills ready for the road. The KRE-O TRANSFORMERS SIDESWIPE set includes more than 200 KRE-O pieces so kids can convert from the traditional TRANSFORMERS SIDESWIPE figure to a ‘sports car.’ In ‘vehicle’ mode, the car door will open and builders can place the included KREON figure inside for a ride. Or, attach accessories to the figure in ‘robot’ mode to prepare SIDESWIPE for battle. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Set
(Ages 7 years & up /Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Fall 2011)
Bring the popular BUMBLEBEE character to life like never before! The 2-in-1 KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE set allows fans to create and recreate their favorite AUTOBOT character in ‘robot’ mode or in ‘vehicle’ mode. In ‘robot’ mode, builders can convert the wings on BUMBLEBEE into a glider for KREON figures to balance on. In ‘vehicle’ mode, open up the driver’s door and take up to two KREON figures for a spin. Set includes two KREON figures and more than 300 pieces. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MEGATRON Set
(Ages 8 years & up /Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2011)
Lead the DECEPTICONS into battle with the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MEGATRON set! Kids can build the menacing MEGATRON character in ‘truck’ mode or ‘robot’ mode, complete with ‘pincers,’ a launcher brick for awesome blasting action, and a secret jail cell available in both modes for captured AUTOBOT mini figures. Set includes more than 275 pieces and two KREON figures. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS SENTINEL PRIME Set
(Ages 8 years & up /Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2011)
Go on a mission for advanced builders. The KRE-O TRANSFORMERS SENTINEL PRIME set allows kids to assemble this character in ‘robot’ mode to create a powerful AUTOBOT with included shield and sword accessories or enjoy classic vehicle play by assembling the more than 350 KRE-O pieces into a fire truck complete with two ladders and three KREON figures. The KRE-O TRANSFORMERS SENTINEL PRIME set also features a launcher brick for blasting action in both modes. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Set
(Ages 8 years & up /Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Fall 2011)
‘Roll out’ and get hands on with the biggest building set in the KRE-O line up: the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME set. Complete with more than 500 pieces, the largest amount featured in any of the 2011 KRE-O sets, builders can assemble the popular OPTIMUS PRIME character in ‘vehicle’ mode as the notable semi-hauler or in ‘robot’ mode to create the leader of the AUTOBOTS. When in ‘vehicle’ mode, the truck’s removable cab converts into a mini-command station and the trailer opens to fit the two motorcycles and four unique KREON figures included with the set. The trailer can also be disassembled and built into a command center playset for the KREON figures. When in ‘robot’ mode, builders can blast into action with a projectile launching brick! The KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME set includes orange traffic cones and cool decorative decals. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS STARSCREAM Set
(Ages 7 years & up /Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2011)
Take your construction skills to new heights! Builders can construct the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS STARSCREAM set to form the STARSCREAM character in one of two modes: ‘vehicle’ or ‘robot.’ In ‘vehicle’ mode, builders can open this DECEPTICON ‘jet’s’ canopy to fit a KREON figure into the cockpit, blast off removable ‘rockets’ and ‘turbo thrusters,’ or use the retractable wheels to pretend they’re taking off the runway. Comes complete with more than 300 pieces and two KREON figures. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
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