Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail

Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 8:08am CDT

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We've been getting some excellent Seibertron.com user submissions recently! This sighting comes from fellow fan SW's Silverhammer, from a Toys'R'Us located in Clackamas, Oregon. They found both the Obsidian and Volcanicon sets, priced at $11.99, but were only able to take a photo of the first one. Check it out below, and make sure to flag any toy sightings in the appropriate section!

Transformers News: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail

Credit(s): SW's Silverhammer


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Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1572249)
Posted by Tresob on May 8th, 2014 @ 10:39am CDT
It's neat to see the Kreons bust out of the cycle of homages...although I might wait for this guy to go on sale before I pick him up.
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1572274)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 8th, 2014 @ 12:11pm CDT
Not sold in stores I can get to + Not homages/No character info at all + Teammates all looking the same = Pass, unless I find them on sale online

But Volcanicon IS kinda tempting. Especially since one of the component bots is called "Farside" and has a thagomizer, plus the gold parts would come in handy for Dinobot customs...
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1572297)
Posted by MCutter on May 8th, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
Sorry to sound like a jerk here but how can we "...make sure to flag any toy sightings..." when the Kre-o line hasn't been supported properly on the sightings page for nearly two years? The last product added was the Micro-changer preview wave in mid-2012. None of the micro changer sets have been on there.
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1572691)
Posted by jasond00924 on May 9th, 2014 @ 7:13pm CDT
Found these at a Toys R Us in Sugarland, Tx. When we went to pay for them, they would not ring up and said that they have a sell date of May 17th. The woman working the register called over her walkie and told whomever that they needed to be pulled from the shelves. I thought for sure she was going to tell us that we couldn't buy them, but she saw how my son was so excited and she told us, "I shouldn't sell you these and I could get in trouble, but what the heck!" She told my son that he was lucky because he would be the only one in the area to have them! That made his day!
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591261)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 16th, 2014 @ 9:13pm CDT
The Hobbybase Facebook page is reporting that the wave 2 of the Kre-O Age of Extinction Micro Changers do not feature the handy codes that is used to identify which character you are buying. Will this prevent you from buying future waves of Micro Changers or will this just intensify the hunt for you? Sound off in the Energon Pub.

Here is a reminder of which characters are featured in wave 2.

  • Sunstreaker
  • Decepticon Skalor
  • Trailbreaker
  • Autobot Seaspray
  • Scattershot
  • Autobot Wheelie
  • Frostbite
  • Skimmer
  • Decepticon Blackarachnia
  • Decepticon Runamuck
  • Autobot Gears
  • Fuselage

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Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591264)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 16th, 2014 @ 9:17pm CDT
I might just buy a whole case, if that's what they're going to do...
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591266)
Posted by Fc203 on July 16th, 2014 @ 9:25pm CDT
Where's this at :-(
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591267)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 16th, 2014 @ 9:28pm CDT
do people not feel the bags? i have become a master with lego mini figures so i dont see why you could not do the same with these.
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591268)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 16th, 2014 @ 9:31pm CDT
Fc203 wrote:Where's this at :-(


Hong Kong
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591269)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 16th, 2014 @ 9:32pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:do people not feel the bags? i have become a master with lego mini figures so i dont see why you could not do the same with these.


Nope that was the beauty of the codes.
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591271)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 16th, 2014 @ 10:03pm CDT
Man, they just keep mucking up this line worse and worse. TRU-only, a bunch of wrong faction symbols, now they're taking away the easy-to-identify codes...

Granted I already have to resort to eBay/secondhand online venues for these things as it is, so it being truly blind bagged isn't directly that big of a deal, but seeing how the current AoE wave guys go for $8+ I'm kinda dreading the effect there.

Doubledealer93 wrote:do people not feel the bags? i have become a master with lego mini figures so i dont see why you could not do the same with these.

Considering half the Kreons this wave use the same two helmets, that might not exactly be so easy.
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591273)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 16th, 2014 @ 10:04pm CDT
Only one i wanted was Blackarachnia but i guess i wont even bother now
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591277)
Posted by zodconvoy on July 16th, 2014 @ 10:08pm CDT
Well, shit. I only really wanted Wheelie and maybe Sunstreaker, Gears, and Seaspray. Now I'm going to end up with a dozen Skalors.
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591283)
Posted by MCutter on July 16th, 2014 @ 10:40pm CDT
This is more than a bit annoying since the bag-in-a-bag packaging makes feeling them tricky. Any word if there will be code bumps along the bottom of the bag like Lego does?
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591284)
Posted by morqubus on July 16th, 2014 @ 10:53pm CDT
No thanks DONE.
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591299)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 17th, 2014 @ 12:45am CDT
Hate to say it but I'm done if this is true. There's no way I'm gonna take a chance and guess or pay a premium online to cover the inconvenience of someone opening a bag and looking. Bad enough I'm going to have to go that route for wave two, or is it three, the one with Powerglide
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591304)
Posted by leokearon on July 17th, 2014 @ 1:19am CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:The Hobbybase Facebook page is reporting that the wave 2 of the Kre-O Age of Extinction Micro Changers do not feature the handy codes that is used to identify which character you are buying. Will this prevent you from buying future waves of Micro Changers or will this just intensify the hunt for you? Sound off in the Energon Pub.

Here is a reminder of which characters are featured in wave 2.

  • Sunstreaker
  • Decepticon Skalor
  • Trailbreaker
  • Autobot Seaspray
  • Scattershot
  • Autobot Wheelie
  • Frostbite
  • Skimmer
  • Decepticon Blackarachnia
  • Decepticon Runamuck
  • Autobot Gears
  • Fuselage

Image


They did this with the first wave in Europe as well. Hasbro lost money from me again with their awful AOE line
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591335)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 17th, 2014 @ 6:41am CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:do people not feel the bags? i have become a master with lego mini figures so i dont see why you could not do the same with these.


Nope that was the beauty of the codes.

early days of the lego mini figures we had codes too and people just started feeling the bags. it really is not hard. just feel for a unique part, or a unique combination of parts. like lets say there are 2 guys with the same helmet, they might not have the same gun or something. look for the different gun. lego people went through what you guys are going though a long time ago and we get by just fine.
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591348)
Posted by G1COLLECTOR on July 17th, 2014 @ 7:59am CDT
You can't feel these like Lego, as Kre-o uses more basic parts. Lego uses more custom made parts for the figures and much easier to figure out. But this doesn't matter much, as they seem so hard to fine on shelves anymore and only at Toys R Us. So, I just pick the ones I want off E-Bay and save my time and gas. Oh well! >:oP
Re: Kre-O Micro Changer Combiners Obsidian and Volcanicon Sighted at US Retail (1591349)
Posted by RiddlerJ on July 17th, 2014 @ 8:03am CDT
Yeah, forget that.

There were even additional characters I would grab that I didn't originally want just because I knew who was in the bag and was able to decide on the spot.

But totally blind guessing? I'll just save my money. :-(

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