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Transformers: Kre-O Character Encyclopedia: With Special Orion Pax Figure

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Friday, October 18th, 2013 9:24AM CDT

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Thanks to Amazon we have word of a new upcoming Transformers book, the Transformers: Kre-O Character Encyclopedia. As one would expect based on the title the book is all about the popular Transformers Kre-O construction line, and comes packed with a special Orion Pax figure. It's priced at $15.52 and scheduled to release May 13th, 2014.

Transformers: Kre-O Character Encyclopedia: With Special Figure

Master your Transformers KRE-O knowledge with this ultimate encyclopedia! From the legendary Optimus Prime and the brave Bumblebee to the treacherous Starscream and the evil Predaking, this complete collector's guide to all the KRE-O figures is sure to short-circuit all Transformers fans. Includes special Orion Pax figure!


Product Details
Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: LB Kids (May 13, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031627819X
ISBN-13: 978-0316278195


About the Author
Brandon T. Snider has authored the award winning Dark Knight Manual as seen in Entertainment Weekly, Time, Forbes and Wired. He's also written for Comedy Central and penned books featuring pop culture's most famous characters such as Superman, Spider-Man and The Muppets. His personal hero is Optimus Prime and he one day dreams of meeting the famous Autobot leader and having him sign his autograph book.
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Re: Transformers: Kre-O Character Encyclopedia: With Special Orion Pax Figure (1524579)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 18th, 2013 @ 9:28am CDT
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Posted by Noideaforaname on October 18th, 2013 @ 9:33am CDT
The legendary Optimus Prime and the brave Bumblebee to the treacherous Starscream and the evil... Predaking? You'd think Megatron would get that spot in the little blurb, and not the Combiner (or possibly even the Prime character).

Curious to see how this --and the Orion Pax Kreon-- turns out.
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Posted by Mindmaster on October 18th, 2013 @ 11:21am CDT
I'm really starting to dislike that Megatron is slowly being replaced by Predaking. Not at all. >:oP
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Posted by GuyIncognito on October 18th, 2013 @ 11:50am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:I'm really starting to dislike that Megatron is slowly being replaced by Predaking. Not at all. >:oP


I think that's just because Beast Hunters is their current "thing" and they want to push that. As soon as the BH cartoons end and the BH line ends, I bet the focus will shift back to Megatron.

At least, I HOPE that's the case. I hope they're not thinking about phasing out Megatron because they think it's easier to sell a dragon as a kid's toy than it is to sell a tank (basically an oversized gun) as a kid's toy. That would make me a sad panda. It wouldn't shock me, though.
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Posted by El Duque on October 18th, 2013 @ 1:34pm CDT
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Posted by triKlops on October 18th, 2013 @ 7:24pm CDT
Cool; got the book on my order list now.
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Posted by Metrosuplex on October 18th, 2013 @ 7:30pm CDT
"about the popular Transformers Kre-O"....

Dear God, I hope they aren't TOO "popular". :BANG_HEAD:

I'm throwing this out there again: these toys are cheap to make and very profitable to sell. That's fine, I have no problem with Hasbro making a cheap buck... I guess.

But when you buy the odd character here and there, it's guaranteeing said character does not get a TF proper.

Think about it, Kreo, Botshots, Bionicle TF... they're quick ways to extend trademarks/registrations. Especially the individual Kreo guys - Hasbro will NEVER make toys out of those guys (i.e. classic TFs) because they no longer have to.

I think if these offshoot lines could fail disastrously, Hasbro would focus more on the classic TF's (be it Prime, movie, G1, or whatever).

No offense to those of you who genuinely like Kreo: but HUGE offense toward the "completionists" with an OCD complex about owning every iteration of a character, no matter how insignificant or Kreo he may be! :roll: :BANG_HEAD:
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Posted by Noideaforaname on October 18th, 2013 @ 9:49pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:I think that's just because Beast Hunters is their current "thing" and they want to push that. As soon as the BH cartoons end and the BH line ends, I bet the focus will shift back to Megatron.

But this book is due out next May. With Target already ditching the special endcap for "Predacons Rising" and TF4 coming out sometime near that date I can't see Hasbro still plugging Beast Hunters then.

The last few years don't seem to have been all that kind to our favorite Buckethead. Denied a "Leader" or such large-scale figure in both DotM and Prime, no appearance at all in the FoC part of Generations, and now he's noticeably absent from this book's blurb. Not a good trend.
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Posted by Manterax Prime on October 20th, 2013 @ 8:45pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:the Orion Pax Kreon


Do we even know it's a Kreon? Could be a buildable figure.
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Posted by GuyIncognito on October 21st, 2013 @ 1:58pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:the Orion Pax Kreon


Do we even know it's a Kreon? Could be a buildable figure.


Considering the fact that it comes free with a book and the book is only $12, I'm pretty sure they're not giving away a $10-$15 toy. I think it's pretty safe to assume it's a Kreon.
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Posted by El Duque on November 6th, 2013 @ 1:21pm CST
Amazon has updated their listing for the previously announced Transformers: Kre-O Character Encyclopedia with an image revealing it's exclusive Orion Pax Kreon figure. It's priced at $15.52 and scheduled to release May 13th, 2014. Image mirrored below.

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Transformers: Kre-O Character Encyclopedia: With Special Figure

Master your Transformers KRE-O knowledge with this ultimate encyclopedia! From the legendary Optimus Prime and the brave Bumblebee to the treacherous Starscream and the evil Predaking, this complete collector's guide to all the KRE-O figures is sure to short-circuit all Transformers fans. Includes special Orion Pax figure!


Product Details
Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: LB Kids (May 13, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031627819X
ISBN-13: 978-0316278195


About the Author
Brandon T. Snider has authored the award winning Dark Knight Manual as seen in Entertainment Weekly, Time, Forbes and Wired. He's also written for Comedy Central and penned books featuring pop culture's most famous characters such as Superman, Spider-Man and The Muppets. His personal hero is Optimus Prime and he one day dreams of meeting the famous Autobot leader and having him sign his autograph book.
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Posted by kirbenvost on November 6th, 2013 @ 2:20pm CST
Well, that certainly adds to the appeal! I might consider picking this up if I see it and the book is entertaining enough.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 6th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CST
Stupid exclusive figure making me order book
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Posted by Noideaforaname on November 6th, 2013 @ 9:36pm CST
Kreons look weird with noses.

I'm actually far more interested in the book than the Kreon. Hopefully more of those wonderfully silly bios that far too few Kreons have.
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