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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Screamfleet » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:32 pm

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Exactly. I have friends who are huge nerds. They don't all know who Springer is. Geez, some of them probably couldn't tell you which symbol is autobot or decepticon. Though they could tell you what year Frodo's 111th birthday was and stuff like that.
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Handels-Messerschmitt » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:59 am

That Bot wrote:Doesn't mean they're Transformers fans.


You only need one of them to be, though.
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Grimlock Shakur » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:43 pm

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this is funny, finally Lego is trying to get a piece of the big a** pie, Lego should of done the Kre-o stuff from the get go! but I guess it was a risk they were not willing to make... I think the Lego stuff is just built better, don't get me wrong I have some of the Kre-o's but mostly it was just to get the freakin Kreons! haha now we know what Kre-o stands for! KO! for knocking off Lego in a way... :lol:
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Scaleface » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:23 am

Megatron Wolf wrote:from the looks of it it doesnt transform so im out. Yeah im sure the lego ones will be better but if i had to chose id go kreo since they include actual transformer heads. But until either line make the "figures" transform i could care less.


The company making transforming Lego Transformers is Kazi. They seem to be the only one who figured people only want to assemble them once. They made about a dozen new and "homage" characters... and they can transform!

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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:07 am

Scaleface wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:from the looks of it it doesnt transform so im out. Yeah im sure the lego ones will be better but if i had to chose id go kreo since they include actual transformer heads. But until either line make the "figures" transform i could care less.


The company making transforming Lego Transformers is Kazi. They seem to be the only one who figured people only want to assemble them once. They made about a dozen new and "homage" characters... and they can transform!

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Apart from Optimus, the robot modes of all the others look like they were put together by Stephen Hawking. I do however take your point about building a set piece once then being able to transform it properly.
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Handels-Messerschmitt » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:21 am

How can you possibly talk crap about DESTROY FOEMAN?!
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:27 am

Handels-Messerschmitt wrote:How can you possibly talk crap about DESTROY FOEMAN?!


Please forgive me, i was wrong to question the awesomeness that is Foeman #-o
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Noideaforaname » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:06 pm

Eh, if you want transforming toys get the mainline figures. The whole appeal with the brick-built toys is the actual building; that's why Lego's Creationary game and Creator series are popular while "true" transforming sets are practically non-existent.
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby That Bot » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:32 pm

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I disagree. I think engineering a building set that can convert between two (or more) forms without rebuilding it is pretty cool. Back when I was on the Bionicle forums, there was an entire building contest based on that idea. If the idea ever made it to retail, they could include instructions for 2 or 3 different transforming models to keep with the "building" theme of Lego.
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Scaleface » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:04 am

There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to success on a Kre-O.

1. Lego oriented fans who want to build each model seperately.

2. Transformer oriented fans, who want to built the set once, but convert it easily between forms once they build the model.

Both sides think the other side is an epic fail for not seeing things their way.
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby RAcast » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:21 pm

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Scaleface wrote:There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to success on a Kre-O.

1. Lego oriented fans who want to build each model seperately.

2. Transformer oriented fans, who want to built the set once, but convert it easily between forms once they build the model.

Both sides think the other side is an epic fail for not seeing things their way.

Pretty much. :)

On the transforming sets, that's a pretty nice rendition of Incinerator, I have to admit, and arguably better than the original, haha.
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Scaleface » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:19 am

I picked one up at Toys R Us this week.

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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby RAcast » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:37 am

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Scaleface wrote:I picked one up at Toys R Us this week.

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Looks like Lego did a spectacular job with that set! :)
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:57 am

Kre-O could stand to learn a thing or two about joints from Lego.

Also, there's another Creator robot, Thunderwings:
http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Thunder-Wings-31008

I still don't think they're going for specific TF characters (not in the way the "normal" 3rd Parties are), but they're definitely after Kre-O's robot<->vehicle market. Competition is always a good thing.
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby RAcast » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:46 pm

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Noideaforaname wrote:Kre-O could stand to learn a thing or two about joints from Lego.

Also, there's another Creator robot, Thunderwings:
http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Thunder-Wings-31008

I still don't think they're going for specific TF characters (not in the way the "normal" 3rd Parties are), but they're definitely after Kre-O's robot<->vehicle market. Competition is always a good thing.

Indeed. Hopefully Hasbro will pick up on "Ratchet joints for hips are good."
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Re: Lego ripping off Kre-O?

Postby Tresob » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:28 pm

As far as I'm concerned, Kre-o sets are just raw material for kitbashed display environments for my Kreons.

That Lego, though, looks pretty good. Just pop a Kre-o robot head on him, and you'll be set. You could probably paint a Prowl head green and have a convincing Springer.
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