Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade

Monday, June 15th, 2015 11:21am CDT

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Following a previously established trend of advertising Kre-O products via stop-motion animation, the official Transformers Facebook page has shared another short clip featuring everyone's favourite grumpy dinobot [url]Grimlock[/url] from the Battle Changers line (check out a pictorial review here)! Could this be another indication that maybe these will eventually be found at wider release..? In the meantime, check out the embedded clip below.

Nothing gets Grimlock all riled up and his oil boiling like that impossible, unbeatable level in a videogame.


KRE-O Transformers ā€” Arcade

Nothing gets Grimlock all riled up and his oil boiling like that impossible, unbeatable level in a videogame.

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Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1698696)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2015 @ 11:25am CDT
Snarl love JaAm, Grimlock love FoOsBaLl. :P
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1698704)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 15th, 2015 @ 11:55am CDT
And this why Me Grimlock not allowed in arcades ever again! :lol: :lol: :lol: :BOT:
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1698706)
Posted by .... on June 15th, 2015 @ 12:09pm CDT
OMG THAT IS HILARIOUS! :lol:

I didn't know Grimlock liked arcade games! XD

Was that a generic Decepticon minifigure, or an actual character?
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1698707)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2015 @ 12:12pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:Was that a generic Decepticon minifigure, or an actual character?
A Vehicon Kreon.
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1698708)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 15th, 2015 @ 12:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Was that a generic Decepticon minifigure, or an actual character?
A Vehicon Kreon.

No!! Not Gary!! :BOT:
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1698710)
Posted by .... on June 15th, 2015 @ 12:15pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Was that a generic Decepticon minifigure, or an actual character?
A Vehicon Kreon.

No!! Not Gary!! :BOT:


My name is Gary! ;_;

Man I feel sorry for Gary.
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1698715)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2015 @ 12:19pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Was that a generic Decepticon minifigure, or an actual character?
A Vehicon Kreon.

No!! Not Gary!! :BOT:
Don't worry, it was Steve.

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Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1698725)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 15th, 2015 @ 12:26pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Don't worry, it was Steve.

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No, Not Steve! I liked him! (Not as much as Gary) But still, NOOOOO!! :BOT:
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1698973)
Posted by MaverickPrime on June 15th, 2015 @ 9:13pm CDT
A friend is gonna go to SDCC and this seriously makes me consider asking him to get me the Class of '85 boxset!
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1714273)
Posted by o.supreme on July 29th, 2015 @ 9:50am CDT
Well, I was able to order the Class of 85 set from Hasbro Toy Shop yesterday, and both Kreon Warrior sets from Robot Kingdom a while back. So now in order to get the RiD 2015 sets, I have to find the least expensive way to get them either from a Hong Kong or Canadian seller on eBay.... This might take a while.

Anyway... I am looking for something a bit more obscure. I have yet to see for sale anywhere the KRE-O Elite Transformers Optimus Prime that was given away free at TRU's in Canada on 9/27/14. If anyone has one for a reasonable price, please PM me, I would be interested. Thank you.
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1714297)
Posted by ScottyP on July 29th, 2015 @ 11:16am CDT
o.supreme wrote:Well, I was able to order the Class of 85 set from Hasbro Toy Shop yesterday, and both Kreon Warrior sets from Robot Kingdom a while back. So now in order to get the RiD 2015 sets, I have to find the least expensive way to get them either from a Hong Kong or Canadian seller on eBay.... This might take a while.

Anyway... I am looking for something a bit more obscure. I have yet to see for sale anywhere the KRE-O Elite Transformers Optimus Prime that was given away free at TRU's in Canada on 9/27/14. If anyone has one for a reasonable price, please PM me, I would be interested. Thank you.
The RiD 2015 Bumblebee set has been found at some TJ Maxx stores here and there. Yet to see one myself. None of the others, however :/

That Elite Optimus Prime, yeah that's elusive, I have never even seen a listing for one on ebay. Wonder if one of our Canadian members could confirm it actually came out?
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1714301)
Posted by o.supreme on July 29th, 2015 @ 11:29am CDT
Thanks ScottyP, I'll keep an eye out. But here on the left coast even some things like the Kre-O Boxes at Family Dollar, or Series 2 AoE Microchangers showing up at Dollar Tree are elusive, even though we have plenty of those stores. I took my family to Oregon about a month ago, and found some Cityville Kreon's at one Dollar Tree, that was the closest I ever came, thankfully I got AoE Series 2 set a while back on eBay.

The elusiveness of that Canadian Elite Optimus Prime baffles me as well. At the U.S. event in June where the Dinobot Ride was given away, my kids each got one, and I actually got 2 to leave sealed. The TRU I went to seemed to have plenty of extras, I wonder what happened to them? One Canadian seller on eBay told me (take this with a grain of salt), that the Elite Optimus Prime was given strictly ONLY to children. Whether that is true or not, I cannot say, but it does provide one possible theory, though I would think even some loose ones might have appeared on ebay. But yes, if anyone out there can confirm if the event did in fact take place (I assume since all the TF sites reported it), and if anyone has this Kre-O, additional details would be appreciated. Thank you
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1714860)
Posted by Editor on July 31st, 2015 @ 3:10pm CDT
Not only can I confirm that the Elite Optimus was released, I actually have two of them. (quick edit: don't ask, I don't plan to sell.)

The TRU by my place had multiple events that day, with a LEGO one being the main attraction. When I headed in around 1PM the events were all being cleaned up, and it took checking with three different staffers to find one who had any idea that those where also being given out. She checked the back and handed me two of them.

In conclusion, Yes they exist but not in any large capacity I could see, (likely as they were sitting on Star Trek Enterprise Kre-o give aways for ages) for an event with little to no fanfare.
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1715065)
Posted by ScottyP on August 1st, 2015 @ 4:24pm CDT
Cool, thanks for the input! Good to know I'm not chasing vaporware :)
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1715267)
Posted by Editor on August 2nd, 2015 @ 1:10pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Cool, thanks for the input! Good to know I'm not chasing vaporware :)


They are out there. Good hunting.
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Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1715273)
Posted by RAcast on August 2nd, 2015 @ 1:34pm CDT
Editor wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Cool, thanks for the input! Good to know I'm not chasing vaporware :)


They are out there. Good hunting.
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Aww man, I'm so jealous. Here's to hoping US retailers un-discontinue the line.
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1715474)
Posted by o.supreme on August 3rd, 2015 @ 9:29am CDT
Editor wrote:In conclusion, Yes they exist but not in any large capacity I could see, (likely as they were sitting on Star Trek Enterprise Kre-o give aways for ages) for an event with little to no fanfare.


Way to go TRU/Hasbro. 2015 - Keeping the product away from the U.S. fans that actually want it, and giving it to the Canadian market that couldn't care less. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1715475)
Posted by o.supreme on August 3rd, 2015 @ 9:30am CDT
Editor wrote:In conclusion, Yes they exist but not in any large capacity I could see, (likely as they were sitting on Star Trek Enterprise Kre-o give aways for ages) for an event with little to no fanfare.


Way to go TRU/Hasbro. 2015 - Keeping the product away from the U.S. fans that actually want it, and giving it to the Canadian market that couldn't care less. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1715482)
Posted by Editor on August 3rd, 2015 @ 10:02am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Editor wrote:In conclusion, Yes they exist but not in any large capacity I could see, (likely as they were sitting on Star Trek Enterprise Kre-o give aways for ages) for an event with little to no fanfare.


Way to go TRU/Hasbro. 2015 - Keeping the product away from the U.S. fans that actually want it, and giving it to the Canadian market that couldn't care less. :BANG_HEAD:


Where did I say that the Canadian market couldn't care less? I know a few people that were pissed when they found out the event happened after the fact, and also missed out.

Please don't marginalize your fellow fans for something that a retailer mismanaged.

And as far as keeping the product away, Canadians got shafted on the GIJoe line, the only release after the first wave up here was the 2nd blind bag set.
Re: Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers Short - Arcade (1715489)
Posted by o.supreme on August 3rd, 2015 @ 10:15am CDT
You see where I bolded your text "for an event with little to no fanfare."

I assumed you meant there were hardly any interested fans at the event. If you meant it was TRU that was poorly promoting it, then I apologize. At the U.S. event in July, there were tons of kids and parents at my local TRU, and I don't know if there was any promotion at all. Still they had literally hundreds of the things to give away, thus the reason you see so many on eBay etc...

Of course because I am about a 15 hour drive away from the closest Canadian TRU (which coincidentally would be the one in Vancouver). I imagine in my mind all these 2015 RiD 2015 Kre-O sets just warming shelves, as the AoE ones did in both U.S. & Canada since they produced way too many. Of course you would be the one to know. I only collect Transformers Kreo-O, so I wouldn't be aware of any limitations from other lines, but many U.S. fans missed out on other waves, because they were so obscurely produced.

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