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 Mech Venom Strike
The unnamed beast is awful. He’s more like a snake than a dragon, and uses so few parts that a missile launcher is included for Windcharger. Windcharger, who is not named on the package, but can’t be anyone else, is pretty cool. This is the right way to make a Micro-Changer transform, as I suggested in a previous blog. It just took a few more pieces. They need to make more of them like this.
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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