New Beast Hunter Kre-O Sighted at Retail: Beast Blade Optimus Prime and Ripclaw Strike

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New Beast Hunter Kre-O Sighted at Retail: Beast Blade Optimus Prime and Ripclaw Strike

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:51 pm

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Seibertron News Admin El Duque spotted a couple of new Beast Hunters Kre-O sets at a Toys "R" Us in Oklahoma City Blade Optimus Prime and Ripclaw Strike. He also provided us with a nice pic of the new sets on the shelf. You can email your news sightings to News@Seibertron.com or post your finds in our Toy Sightings forum to let your fellow Seibertronians know what is out there.

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Re: New Beast Hunter Kre-O Sighted at Retail: Beast Blade Optimus Prime and Ripclaw Strike

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:47 pm

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Honestly, I didn't think Kreo was going to last this long, what with Lego and Mega Blocks already dong...whatever. While I think it's cool that it has survived, it's really not my thing. I don't like to mix my TFs and my Legos. I don't think they mesh as toys - two completely different aesthetics.
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Re: New Beast Hunter Kre-O Sighted at Retail: Beast Blade Optimus Prime and Ripclaw Strike

Postby RAcast » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:40 pm

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It's kind of a shame they aren't doing more classics characters in this line, but I can understand why they aren't, tying it in with Beast Hunters and all. I'm quite happy with Sideswipe, Ratchet and Bee, though I wouldn't mind finding Prowl and Megatron for cheap.
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Re: New Beast Hunter Kre-O Sighted at Retail: Beast Blade Optimus Prime and Ripclaw Strike

Postby kenshen » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:39 pm

the design on these Kre-os are really attractive. but i've heard the plastic quality is kinda bad. one of the main reasons i'm avoiding the line :-(
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Re: New Beast Hunter Kre-O Sighted at Retail: Beast Blade Optimus Prime and Ripclaw Strike

Postby RAcast » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:46 pm

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kenshen wrote:the design on these Kre-os are really attractive. but i've heard the plastic quality is kinda bad. one of the main reasons i'm avoiding the line :-(

Who'd you hear that from? I wholeheartedly disagree, it's at least as solid as the average Lego stuff. That said, the tolerances on the hip joints are off on one in every few kreons, but it only causes a little stressing, it's not going to damage anything.
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Re: New Beast Hunter Kre-O Sighted at Retail: Beast Blade Optimus Prime and Ripclaw Strike

Postby necr0blivion » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:46 am

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kenshen wrote:the design on these Kre-os are really attractive. but i've heard the plastic quality is kinda bad. one of the main reasons i'm avoiding the line :-(

Who'd you hear that from? I wholeheartedly disagree, it's at least as solid as the average Lego stuff. That said, the tolerances on the hip joints are off on one in every few kreons, but it only causes a little stressing, it's not going to damage anything.


I second that, owning several Kre-O sets. Brick quality on par with LEGO, the main fault is in the design/plastic used for the Kreon (miniatures) wrists. 25% of mine have stress marks out of the box, swiveling the hand will usually take care of the other 75%. I'm hoping the new Kre-O combiner packs don't suffer the same issue, but I haven't heard anything about it yet.
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Re: New Beast Hunter Kre-O Sighted at Retail: Beast Blade Optimus Prime and Ripclaw Strike

Postby Tresob » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:11 am

The scarcity of kreons in these sets is kind of a relief. I almost only ever buy the building sets to get the mini-figures (which means I had to wait for them to go on sale or clearance...or to end up on eBay). Most of the building sets just become fodder for displays.

As for the conversation on the quality of the building sets, my impression is that Kre-o relies more heavily on plates than bricks. Where a Lego set seems to stack up a couple of bricks, Kre-o seems more likely to ask the builder to layer two or three times the number of plates to achieve the same height or thickness...which, in my opinion, are often a real pain to take apart. It is harder to get a grip on plates than bricks, and many plates end up with little gouges on their edges cause by fingernails or instruments I've had to use as wedges to separate pieces.
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