Here are my previous reviews of the 2011 and 2012 Kre-O sets, Micro-Changers Preview and First Series, and the Toys R Us exclusive Ironhide. Here are links to the newest Kre-O toy reviews, Beast Blade Optimus Prime, Battle Net Bumblebee, Dragon Assault, Mech Venom Strike, and Ripclaw Strike.
Transformers Kre-O Dragon Assault
The nameless green dragon is kind of cool. Not as nice as the larger blue dragon that comes with Bumblebee, but not bad. The real gem in this set is Micro-Changer Trailcutter. (I am assuming that’s who he is, Hasbro didn’t bother put the name on the box because they are dumb.) It seems Hasbro took one of my suggestions (okay, I know they didn’t). They’ve added more parts and his vehicle mode is all the better for it. It’s not perfect, his front wheels are still held in his hands, but by giving the truck a hood and grill, it makes it look much better. This is the way all the Kre-O Micro-Changers should have been designed. With just a few extra parts, the toy becomes a thousand times better.
Overall: Each round of Kre-O toys has gone down in size and number of sets (though at Toyfair the literature claimed there would be 8 sets, and they have only released 5, so there may be a few more coming). With the announcement of the new Construct-Bots coming this summer (think Lego Hero Factory) it seems that the Kre-O line (for Transformers at least) is coming to an end. The only other upcoming toys are the Micro-Change combiners. Four of them are trickling out, though I haven’t found them. The Toyfair literature lists seven of those, so we should be getting three more. My guess is that will be it for Kre-O Transformers, but we’ll have to wait and see.
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