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The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby Blurrz » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:05 am

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Well, thought I'd finally start one of these xD

I recently just got addicted to these guys, all I had prior was Sideswipe, and on the off chance I ended up buying Micro-Changer Superion and well now I've just been adding Kreons left and right.

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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby gavinfuzzy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:33 am

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I love the Kreon blind packs, since I collect Lego minifigures. However, they are too damn expensive so i have only like 6.

For perspective, Kreon blind bags cost $5.60US while Lego minifigures cost $3.60. Damn. Every time I want to buy a kreons, I think about how much a small piece of plastic cost, and end up buying a deluxe or nerf pistol instead. :|

Will get the Micro combiners for sure*. If they go on clearance.

Found these cases in the local Daiso, I saw it in US Daisos where I was there too. :)
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby mooncake623 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:33 am

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When this line first started I was really excited and brought the $70 Optimus Prime when it was first released. Legos and Transformers? Awesome, but I never opened it and brought a Starscream and built that one first. What a boring build that was... so bad that I never opened my OP. (still have it sealed)I have since never touched another Kre-O set even at ridiculous discounted prices (which makes me sad i brought OP for full retail)

But these new Kreon Combiners are really tempting.. they look so fun! I might have to give this another chance.

EDIT: sorry this is not really appreciation huh? =X
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:05 pm

The Autobots wage their battle to destroy...
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... the evil forces of the Decepticons!
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On the :BOT: side I got:
Prowl
Whirl (custom)
Singe
Warpath
Autotroopers
Brawn (custom)
Optimus Prime
Ironhide
Cliffjumper
Jazz
Quickslinger
Sandstorm (custom)
Springer
Sentinel Prime

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On the :CON: side I have:
Shockwave
Crankstart
Senator Ratbat (custom)
Spinister
Airachnid
Soundwave
Galvatron
Insecticon
G2 Megatron
Sunstorm
Dirge
G1 Megatron (custom)
Vehicons
Barricade
Starscream
Thundercracker
Skywarp
Rampage
Blast Off
Bludgeon
Mindwipe (custom)
Skorponok
Waspinator

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I prefer the Kreons over the larger builds, but I love the Constructicon set.
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And yes, I did turn the concrete mixer into a Kreon. Because I can.
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:07 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
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I was never interested in Kreos before... until my sister's boyfriend gave me the Optimus Prime VS Megatron set.
We built the vehicles togeters and I was impressed by the ingenuity and design. So I bought Jazz and the small Bee and we built these as well.


Then, at Winners, they had some Kreos on burn-it-in-hell clearance. The big bumblebee was at only 8$ and Starscream was at 9$. So I bought them both... TWICE. I've yet to build them. For now, I'm keeping the spare Starscream and Bee sealed, but the great thing about these is it's always good to have more blocks in hand.

Finally, Zellers is making it's final closing sales so I bought the big-ass Optimus Prime for 30$. I'm looking forward to build this monster!
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby NTESHFT » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:10 am

Motto: "60% of the time, it works every time!"
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I love these little guys! Here's my collection....




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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby dirk2243 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:00 pm

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I'm addicted to these lil kreons. Looking forward to the next round and new combiners that were seen that kreo is working on.
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby dirk2243 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:14 pm

Motto: "If you don't believe me, just ask me.....I'll tell you all about it."
And the GI Joe Kre-os......seeing how it is the Kre-o appreciation thread :-$
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby Blurrz » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:13 am

Motto: "The Wreckers. Weird brain bullets. Impossible odds... It doesn't get much better than this."
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Awesome collections guys!

I just got Bludgeon and his tank barrel is ingenious. I'm contemplating cutting the front part of his vest off because his chest decal is really nice. Has anyone done this to their Kreons?
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby Son of Carl » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:29 am

Blurrz wrote:I'm contemplating cutting the front part of his vest off because his chest decal is really nice. Has anyone done this to their Kreons?


I've done it with all my Kreons with the flak jacket. The plastic is pretty soft so it is surprisingly easy to cut. Set the vest on a flat surface, top portion with neck hole facing down. Take a sharp knife a place it inside the front corner. Apply pressure and work the knife down towards the flat surface. It comes off relatively easy, and from my experience, it doesn't leave stress marks.
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby dirk2243 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:58 am

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Son of Carl wrote:
Blurrz wrote:I'm contemplating cutting the front part of his vest off because his chest decal is really nice. Has anyone done this to their Kreons?


I've done it with all my Kreons with the flak jacket. The plastic is pretty soft so it is surprisingly easy to cut. Set the vest on a flat surface, top portion with neck hole facing down. Take a sharp knife a place it inside the front corner. Apply pressure and work the knife down towards the flat surface. It comes off relatively easy, and from my experience, it doesn't leave stress marks.


And if you do it now, and don't like the outcome you can find the replacement pretty easily.
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:39 pm

I've cut off the front of just about every flak jacket.
I also occasionally do other tiny little mods, like swapping Crankstart's helmet with Megatron's, and giving Megatron a back cannon:
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby dirk2243 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:26 pm

Motto: "If you don't believe me, just ask me.....I'll tell you all about it."
Noideaforaname wrote:I've cut off the front of just about every flak jacket.
I also occasionally do other tiny little mods, like swapping Crankstart's helmet with Megatron's, and giving Megatron a back cannon:
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Megatron looks pretty sweet. Now you've got me thinking about how to give Soundwave his shoulder cannon :-?
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby dirk2243 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:13 pm

Motto: "If you don't believe me, just ask me.....I'll tell you all about it."
Son of Carl wrote:
Blurrz wrote:I'm contemplating cutting the front part of his vest off because his chest decal is really nice. Has anyone done this to their Kreons?


I've done it with all my Kreons with the flak jacket. The plastic is pretty soft so it is surprisingly easy to cut. Set the vest on a flat surface, top portion with neck hole facing down. Take a sharp knife a place it inside the front corner. Apply pressure and work the knife down towards the flat surface. It comes off relatively easy, and from my experience, it doesn't leave stress marks.


Looking at the packaging for the Kreons Blind pack wave 1 that is what it looks like what they did remove the front half with Hook, Dirge, Bludgeon, Airachnid, and Insecticon. On the package it has there accessories, however the front of there vests are gone.
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:49 pm

I dunno about Hook, but Dirge, Bludgeon, Airachnid, and Insecticon all had the flak jacket cover their chests. Blast Off at least has one that does not cover his front, though he has a different peg set-up than the others (he has a 4-peg square, while the others have just 1 peg). The next Wave of Kreons all have front-less jackets, as was seen at Toy Fair.


Got Bruticus today, he's pretty darn fun. Swapping around some parts (I can't help myself): Bruticus uses Vortex's head and Onslaught's helmet, Brawl has Skorpnok's angry face, Onslaught has Swindle's helmet, Swindle has a Seeker's, I want to get another Warpath so Swindle has a smile and big eyes.
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby Tresob » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:00 pm

You don't need to cut up the flak jackets (unless you really want to out of spite). As people have noted elsewhere, LEGO sells a neck brace with a peg that works great, and is super cheap:

Element ID: 4210469
Design ID: 42446

Personally, I like to preserve the flak jackets in case I want to troop build some human forces.

Plus, these are far more versatile. I sometimes string some together to make more complex kibble. You can also slip them between the should and torso to for mounting weapons.

(I also recommend Element ID: 4211585, Design ID: 3626 -- the blank grey head for making custom faces.)
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby Blurrz » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:05 pm

Motto: "The Wreckers. Weird brain bullets. Impossible odds... It doesn't get much better than this."
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Interesting Tresob, I'll have to take a look into that. Although I'll probably just be impatient and cut the jackets anyways :P
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby dirk2243 » Sat May 11, 2013 10:25 am

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Had to add Wave two. Not really impressed with Scourges helmet. But they did get rid of the Flak Jacket with this entire wave.
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Re: The Kre-O Appreciation Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Sat May 11, 2013 10:55 am

Scourge somehow needs to have that blue gun embedded into his helmet.

Nexus_Prime99 set up a nice little Kreon parts database here, for those interested in making customs and whatnot.
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