A series of building sets featuring Transformers characters and "KREONs"

Toy News: NEW KREO Battle Changers found at retail

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Toy News: NEW KREO Battle Changers found at retail

Via Talk Transformers and courtesy of fellow fan Eddy Melendez we have photos of previously unreleased KREO figures at Dollar General. Eddy's photos show four Battle Changers: Grimlock, Ironhide, Megatron and Shockwave!

Toy News: NEW KREO Battle Changers found at retail

Kre-O 2015 "Robots in Disguise & Kreon Warriors" Toy Review Index

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2015: Robots in Disguise & KREON Warriors

Kre-O begins to fade away, with many of the figures winding up foreign or discount markets. Toys R Us no longer carries the series. Instead discounters such as Lot-Less and T.J. Maxx become the main places to find these figures in limited release. In countries such as the Philippines however the items are readily available at retail.

Battle Changers

  • Autobot Hound
  • Shockwave

Kre-O 2013 "Beast Hunters" Toy Review Index

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2013: Beast Hunters

Kre-O's focus this year was the "Beast Hunters" toy line, featuring dragon-like Predacons facing off against Autobots. Meanwhile the Micro-Changers line expands to include Micro-Changer Combiners - multi-packs of figures that can be disassembled and reassembled into individual team members and Combiner robots based on characters from the 1985-89 era of Transformers.

"Kre-O Transformers" 2012 "Quest for Energon" Toy Review Index

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2012: Quest for Energon

Kre-O continues under the "Quest for Energon" line. Sets contain translucent "Energon" pieces that can be assembled into larger weapons. This year also introduced Micro-changers, blind packed Kreons which could be disassembled and reassembled from one form to another. Micro-Changers did come with codes printed on the bags allowing you to determine which character was in the bag, but this would be eliminated in later reissues of these figures.

Kre-O Transformers Toy Review Index (2011)

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This is the year Kre-O was introduced to the world. At first it was a mass release, with many major retailers including Toys R Us, Target and Wal-Mart carrying the line. This was Hasbro's second attempt at a "brick build" toy line after 2003's unsuccessful "Built to Rule" sets.

Video: KREO "Combiner" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime short

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The Official Transformers Facebook page has posted a really interesting (and funny) KRE-O video. It features Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron. However the Optimus and Bumblebee are of figures that were shown at Toy Fair a year ago, but never actually released. The Megatron featured appears to be the "Battle Changer" Megatron, which has only seen limited release, check out the video in the embed below:

Toy Review: KRE-O Battle Changers Bumblebee

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Toy Review: KRE-O Battle Changers Bumblebee

When the Autobots need an espionage expert who can hold his own in a fight, they call upon Bumblebee. He may not be the strongest Autobot, but he has courage to make up for it! Check out my review of the limited-release "Battle Changer" Bumblebee!

KRE-O Battle Changers Bumblebee Toy Review

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KRE-O Transformers

bumblebee General Information:
Release Date: June 2015
Price Point: $7.99 (varies depending on retailer)
Retailer: Limited Release (Some parts of Asia, Discount stores such as TJ Maxx & Marshalls)

Toy Review: "KRE-O" Battle Changers Grimlock

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Toy Review: "KRE-O" Battle Changers Grimlock

Grimlock is just the right combination of dedication, stubborness and raw power to be one of the most potent warriors in the Autobot army. With his battle skill he also makes a great leader for the powerful Dinobots! Check out my first "Battle Changer" review: Grimlock!