Blog #916: Toy Review: Transformers: Kre-O: Robots in Disguise Sideswipe Roadway Rundown

Transformers: Kre-O: Robots in Disguise Sideswipe Roadway Rundown

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.

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The set includes Kreons of Sideswipe and Hammerstrike.  Sideswipe, like all Kre-O RID Autobots has art on his back as well as his chest.  I love his two swords, but I wish he had a backpack that could hold them.  I really like Hammerstrike, he looks great.  The set also includes a pod that doubles as a trap for Kreons.  Sideswipe’s vehicle is pretty cool, but I’d rather something that looks more like Bumblebee in size and that actually resembled Sideswipe.

Overall: At the prices these are going for, it’s really hard to recommend them.

Thanks for reading!

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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