Last year Hasbro got into the construction brick game with Transformers kits, giving you your favorite giant robot characters with directions to built your pieces into both vehicle and bot modes and their version of mini-figures which were, as expected, adorable. If the catalog at UK Toy Fair was any indication, the sets didn't quite catch fire, as most of the listings are for things we've seen on discount at retailers. There were some new items though..
Decepticon Ambush : Kids can play out cool Transformers battles with this KREON 4-pack. This set includes 4 Transformers KREONs, accessories, and bricks to build a cool setting for the battle.
Cycle Chase : Same text as above. Whom ever wrote this really didn't give it their all, did they?
Also new is a KRE-O Transformers Decepticon Helicopter set with 3 KREONs and a little buggy for the humans.
We had hoped Hasbro would extend their lines to include G.I. Joe, but if Transformers underperformed, that might be a plan in limbo. Instead, Hasbro chooses to test the waters with another property involving military battle against an alien force. BATTLESHIP!
The KRE-O Battleship line includes...
KRE-O Battleship Scuba : Start your KRE-O Battleship collection with this great entry level value set! Includes 2 KREONs with accessories and basic vehicle.
KRE-O Battleship Road Ambush : Build and customise KREONs with cool weaponry and accessories! Includes 4 KREONs: 2 human heroes and 2 regent villains.
KRE-O Battleship Helicopter : Take the battle to the air in the Apache helicopter! Features missile launchers and spinning rotor blades - activated by a push button. Includes 3 KREONs with customisable weapon accessories: 1 human hero and 2 regent villains.
KRE-O Battleship Air Assault : Take the fight to new levels with these 2 assault vehicles! Features 4 projectile launchers, an ejector seat and parachute. Includes 3 KREONs with customisable weapon accessories: 2 human heroes and 1 regent villain.
KRE-O Battleship Stryker : Fight the battle in this cool 6-wheeled vehicle! Featured projectile play and access to internal controls. Includes 3 KREONs with accessories: 2 human and 2 regent villain.
KRE-O Battleship Zodiak Vs Stinger : Re-create a key scene from the Battleship movie with this Zodiac vs. Stinger set. Features 2 missile launchers with flick-fire projectiles. Includes 3 KREONs: 2 human heroes and 1 regent villain.
KRE-O Battleship Sea Base : Take the fight to new levels with these 2 assault vehicles! Features 4 projectile launchers, an ejector seat and parachute. Includes 3 KREONs with customisable weapon accessories: 2 human heroes and 1 regent villain.
KRE-O Battleship U.S.S. Missouri : Own the ultimate navy battleship in the U.S.S. Missouri! Features multiple missile launchers on a multi-tiered deck! Also features a crane in rear for easy launch of speed boat. Includes 5 KREON figures with weapons and accessories: 4 human heroes and 1 regent villain.
THREE WEEKS til the NY Toy Fair and even MORE reveals from Hasbro! Til then, I guess we can show you more here...don't blink!