Last year, Hasbro introduced their own brand of building block sets, going by the name: Kre-O. Yes, it ends in an "o", just like that other building block brand, but Hasbro brought a little something different to the table with the release of their Transformers Kre-O toys. The first assortments consisted of constructable Autobots and Decepticons that could be assembled in either robot or alt-mode depending on how you were feeling at the time. Each set also had at least one Kreon mini-figure included that represented classic G1 looks of fan-favorite bots, or soldiers, cops, etc. While we reviewed our own set, the biggest surprise was just how cool the Kreons were and we instantly wished they were available separately. Now, our wishes have not only been granted, but expanded into something even better: Kreon Micro Changers! While info for these new releases have started making their rounds on the internet over the weekend, we're excited to be bringing you an exclusive First Look at the Kreon Micro Changers, and their Combiner counterparts!
Hasbro successfully introduced the KRE-O brand in 2011 with building sets featuring its globally popular TRANSFORMERS characters and in 2012 introduced the KRE-O BATTLESHIP line. New KRE-O BATTLESHIP and KRE-O TRANSFORMERS sets will be on display in the Hasbro booth (#3213) as will two never before seen KRE-O TRANSFORMERS expressions: KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MICROCHANGERS and KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MICROCHANGERS COMBINERS. Fans won’t want to miss these new figure reveals as well a chance to snap a photo with KRE-O character statues including TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE, a BATTLESHIP ALIEN and more all in their unique KREON expressions! Fans will also want to get their hands on a special edition KRE-O BATTLESHIP BATTLE-BOAT building set sample pack which will be distributed at various times throughout the show while supplies last.
About KRE-O TRANSFORMERS KREON MICRO CHANGERS:
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS KREON MICRO CHANGERS
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/Available: Late Summer 2012)
For the first time ever, the KRE-O line launches TRANSFORMERS KREON MICROCHANGERS! Each TRANSFORMERS KREON MICROCHANGERS character features a popular TRANSFORMERS KREON figure robot that can be built and then rebuilt into their alternate mode. For a completely new and never-been-done before building experience, these KREON MICROCHANGERS have 2-in-1 capabilities! KRE-O TRANSFORMERS KREON MICRO CHANGERS launches this fall with a Preview Wave of 6 figures and will introduce additional unique figures next year.
KRE-O TRANSFORMERS KREON MICRO CHANGER COMBINERS Assortment
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $10.99/Available: Spring 2013)
Taking cues from classic TRANSFORMERS lore, the KREON MICROCHANGERS COMBINERS sets are being introduced for the first time into the world of KRE-O products! Taking the KREON figure multiple builds to the next level, each set contains 4 TRANSFORMERS KREONS robot figures that can be built and then rebuilt into their alternative mode, or combined to form 1 larger super robot! There will be 4 sets available at launch and each will come with approximately 75 pieces. Collect them all, with fan favorite Generation 1 styling and look for more next fall!
Be sure to check out Hasbro's official website for more on these little guys, and everything else they have currently available from the Kre-O line. Also, stop by HasbroToyShop.com to order some Transformers Kre-O for yourselves!
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