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SDCC 2015: A Look at the Kreon Class of 1985

If you’re looking for good photos of this toy,um, sorry. I don’t have a good photo setup at the moment, but I hope to change that in the future. Enjoy these official press photos, won’t you? Review sample provided by Hasbro and Hunter PR.

When Hasbro announced that there would be a follow-up to last year’s Comic Con Kreon exclusive set, I got giddy. While I’m not a huge collector of Kreons, I understand their appeal. I also can get behind themed sets that are just fun, if not completely goofy. The Yearbook Kreon sets are just that – whimsical presentations of the characters kids of the 1980’s grew up with.

Last year’s inaugural set was the class of 1984, celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the Transformers. Naturally, this year would have to be the Class of 1985, presenting characters that (mostly) had toys released in 1985.

The cool thing about this set is you can enjoy it both in and out of the box, it can be enjoyed. The packaging is a big part of the fun, as it’s designed to look like a yearbook.  The front cover features Grimlock, the back features Devastator,and “Cybertron Class of 1985″ adorns both.  The top and bottom are printed to look like book pages with the ttext “Property of Cybertron High” stamped as if owned by a school library.  Open it up, and there you see all the Kreons smiling back at you, all lined up and ready to be displayed in their protective case.  It does remind me of the senior pictures that we had in our yearbooks,complete with name and Senior Award.

If you wanted to stop there, nobody would fault you for keeping the Kreons in the book packaging.  But if you take the Kreons out, then you can have more fun with the included accessories.  Each Kreon has a weapon, but there is also a handful of extra bits, called Artifacts, all tied to some of the best movies of 1985.  We have Unicron Cereal, jackets, a map, and gold coins, but my favorites are the Back to the Future homages — a newspaper, a sports almanac, and the wild, white hair of a certain time travelling scientist.  These little touches of whimsy add to the notion that Kreons are all about fun, with nary a thought of doom or gloom.

You don’t need the previous year set to enjoy this one, but I’ll admit, it will look nice having both sets together. Now I just have to prepare my display setup for eventual classes of 1986 and beyond.

If you are heading to the show, I recommend you take the time to go to Hasbro’s booth and pick a set up. If you aren’t going to Comic Con, either have a friend grab one or pray the Internet gods are on your side when Hasbro Toy Shop gets their limited supply in stock. I love fun exclusives, and this set fits the bill. Well done, Hasbro.

 

GI JOE Kreons versus TRANSFORMERS Kreons Video

‘Nuff said.

#NYCC – Hasbro’s KRE-O Dungeons & Dragons Reveals

Tonight, Hasbro held a pre-NYCC cocktail party called “Twas the Night Before…”  This party gave media sites the chance to preview new product as well as mingle with fellow fans.  Here’s what Hasbro debuted for KRE-O Dungeons & Dragons:

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Hasbro announces KRE-O Dungeons and Dragons

Hunter PR guru Justin Aclin just tweeted this announcement – Hasbro will release KRE-O Dungeons and Dragons in 2014!  While I’m not a D&D player, I can see how this could be quite appealing to those who do play.  I’m curious to see what kind of sets Hasbro will release.

For images, you can head to the original press release, which is copied below.

Hasbro’s KRE-O Construction Brand Returns to Comic-Con International

Hasbro Announces KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and Gives First Look at KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION, Never-Before-Seen KRE-O TRANSFORMERS, KRE-O G.I. JOE, and KRE-O STAR TREK Building Sets

Comic-Con 2013
PAWTUCKET, R.I. & SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In anticipation of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today the expansion of their KRE-O construction brand to include DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, the iconic fantasy entertainment brand from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Fans at Comic-Con should stop by the Hasbro booth on Friday, July 19 at 9:00-10:00a.m. for a chance to receive a special edition KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS collectible poster while supplies last and view early KREON models. Kids and fans will be able to find KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS building sets at retail locations in January, 2014. Read more