Blog #914: Toy Review: Transformers: Kre-O Kreon Warriors Collection 1 (Gladiator Bumblebee, Wiseguy Bumblebee, Knight Megatron, Ninja Megatron, Samurai Optimus Prime, Wild West Optimus Prime, Gladiator Ratchet, Pirate Ratchet, Army Shockwave, Ninja Shockwave, Army Starscream, Pirate Starscream)

Transformers: Kre-O Warriors Collection 1 (Gladiator Bumblebee, Wiseguy Bumblebee, Knight Megatron, Ninja Megatron, Samurai Optimus Prime, Wild West Optimus Prime, Gladiator Ratchet, Pirate Ratchet, Army Shockwave, Ninja Shockwave, Army Starscream, Pirate Starscream)

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In Hasbro’s infinite idiocy, it appears that none of the 2015 Kre-O toys will be available in the USA, but are available in Canada.  Canadian ebay sellers are loving it, jacking up prices on them, but it sucks shift for the rest of us.  If the stores don’t want to sell them, then either cancel them completely, or sell them through their web site.  Hasbro’s inability to use their web site to sell things that stores don’t want is mind boggling, truly idiotic.  There is no excuse for not releasing an entire line in the USA.  Fuckheads.

The really sad part is that Hasbro has finally figured out how to make Kre-O toys that don’t suck (for the most part).  No more big clunky sets where you need to build your vehicle then take it apart and build your robot.  Battle Changers now actually transform, and the RID construction sets are mostly vehicles being used by the Kreons, as they always should have been.  Though let’s not talk about the Kreon Warriors.  Someone was on an awful lot of crack when they came up with those.

And unfortunately, this blog is about the aforementioned Kreon Warriors.  To put it simply, they have taken Transformers characters and had them play dress up wearing costumes like knight, gladiator, pirate, and more.  This might be Hasbro’s dumbest idea ever.  The truly saddest part is that this is replacing the awesome Micro-Changer line.  Somewhat ironically, I don’t think we got Micro-Changers of any of these characters.  Hasbro really screwed up.  They should have done one or two more series of Micro-Changers at least so that we could get all the core characters that have never been released as Micro-Changers.

Also, as an FYI, none of my comments below are terribly constructive.  Basically just hating on these.  (At least I admit it.)

Bumblebee (Gladiator)

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Gladiator Bumblebee’s only redeeming quality is the bee on his shield, and that’s only because it’s amusing.

Bumblebee (Wiseguy)

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Making an Autobot as a Mafioso is idiotic.  I will say they did a nice job designing the Tommy Gun.  Had they been thinking, the Autobots could have been FBI and the Decepticons Wiseguys.  This is probably better, lest this idea have any kind of legitimacy.

Megatron (Knight)

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When I first saw a photo of Knight Megatron, I didn’t know that was what he was supposed to be.  Frankly, those horns on the side of his head make him look more like a Viking than a knight.  Stupid either way.

Megatron (Ninja)

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I think Vanilla Ice said it best.  “Ninja!  Ninja crap!  Ninja!  Ninja crap!”  That was the line, right?

Optimus Prime (Samurai)

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I kind of like the look of Samurai Optimus Prime.  This makes me sad.

Optimus Prime (Wild West)

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I give them credit for making his chest the side of a stage coach.  Creative, and at the same time stupid.

Ratchet (Gladiator)

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Of all the characters to choose for a Gladiator.  Ironhide would have been a better choice.

Ratchet (Pirate)

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WTF?  What crack was someone of when they designed this?  He’s got a flag pole sticking out of his head.  Probably represents the one the person had up their ass when they came up with this series.

Shockwave (Army)

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Shockwave has run off and joined the army.  He’s got a sword for a hand.  That could be dangerous when he salutes.  🙂

Shockwave (Ninja)

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See Ninja Megatron above.

Starscream (Army)

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This one is mildly interesting.  Rather than a modern army soldier like Shockwave, Starscream is dressed as world war one fighter pilot.  Only because of the Hearts of Steel comic series does this one’s existence make any sense.

Starscream (Pirate)

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Why wouldn’t he have weapons on both arms?  I’m almost sorry for asking that.  It might be misconstrued as a constructive comment.

Overall: Unless you are a completist like me, you don’t want any part of this garbage.  I wish I could have no part of this garbage.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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One Response to Blog #914: Toy Review: Transformers: Kre-O Kreon Warriors Collection 1 (Gladiator Bumblebee, Wiseguy Bumblebee, Knight Megatron, Ninja Megatron, Samurai Optimus Prime, Wild West Optimus Prime, Gladiator Ratchet, Pirate Ratchet, Army Shockwave, Ninja Shockwave, Army Starscream, Pirate Starscream)

  1. I personally think some of them could be good for kitbashing, especially Army Starscream and Army Shockwave.

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