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November 4, 2011 / mommylok

I Scream, We Scream, We All Scream for Starscream!

I previously featured Hasbro’s Simon Flash and Bop It! XT from this year’s Time to Play Holiday Showcase.  Also in Hasbro’s holiday line-up is KRE-O , an exciting new brand that’s recently been released.  KRE-O provides builders ages 6 and up with the unique opportunity to enjoy popular Hasbro brands, like Transformers, in a construction play pattern by allowing two types of builds: create a robot then disassemble to build a vehicle and disassemble the vehicle to build a robot, impressively using all the same pieces in the set.  Most sets come complete with themed accessories and a poseable KREON mini-figure in robot or human form.  Hasbro designed KRE-O so that the bricks are compatible with most other brick-based construction sets on the market, allowing for additional freedom for creativity and play.

Starscream, a Decepticon  Air Commander, comes complete with more than 300 pieces, as well as two KREON mini-figures.  In vehicle mode, builders can open the jet’s canopy to fit a KREON mini-figure into the cockpit, blast off removable rockets and turbo thrusters, or use the retractable wheels to pretend they’re taking off the runway. Initially when I opened up the box, I thought it was going to be intimidating (the instruction booklet is over 70 pages!)  But after more careful review, the booklet provides instructions in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process .  The manual is also complete with enlarged photos making it difficult to get pieces confused.  My 6-year old even commented, “I can do this!”  Starscream KRE-O is suggested for kids ages 8-14 and retails for $29.99.

 

Hasbro currently offers 12 KRE-O building sets featuring classic Transformers characters (such as Bumble Bee, Megatron, Optimus Prime and others) and include a variety of offerings from basic sets priced at approximately $7.99 to deluxe sets priced at approximately $59.99.  They are available at most major retailers nationwide, as well as HasbroToyShop.com.

ABOUT HASBRO

Hasbro is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio.  From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY.

Disclosure:  I received Hasbro toy samples for review purposes only; no other compensation was received for this post.   All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Bicultural Mama / Nov 6 2011 10:59 AM

    I like your post’s headline. Great review of an interesting toy!

  2. Migdalia - @MsLatina / Nov 16 2011 10:21 PM

    Ohhhh never heard of this toy but based on your review I KNOW my son would love this! Thanks! Now I can cross one thing off the list 🙂

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