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UPDATE: We have added the press release that Hasbro has sent out for G.I. Joe Kre-O. In addition we have updated this post with the Single Carded G.I. Joe Kre-O figures. Kre-O G.I. Joe launches February 2013 exclusively at Toys R Us.


HASBRO AND TOYS“R”US TEAM UP TO DELIVER

NEW KRE-O G.I. JOE BUILDING SET LINE

Construction Toys Based on the Classic G.I. JOE VS. COBRA Saga to be Available Exclusively at Toys“R”Us in 2013

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – October 11, 2012 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) officially announced that it will create KRE-O building sets based on the world famous characters and vehicles from its G.I. JOE brand. The new line of KRE-O G.I. JOE building sets will be available exclusively at Toys“R”Us retail locations and www.Toysrus.com beginning in February 2013. Hasbro unveiled the new KRE-O G.I. JOE line last night in New York City at its annual New York Comic Con preview event celebrating the Company’s extensive portfolio of pop culture brands.

With G.I. JOE toys recently topping The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ list of “100 Toys That Define Our Childhood” at #1, the upcoming G.I. JOE: Retaliation movie from Paramount Pictures scheduled to hit theaters on March 29th, 2013 in 3D and an ongoing comic book series from IDW Publishing, the G.I. JOE brand from Hasbro continues to captivate generations of fans around the world. The addition of KRE-O G.I. JOE sets to the brand’s portfolio will offer the opportunity to build environments and vehicles to play out the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA fantasy and will feature KREON figures based on popular characters from both the heroic G.I. JOE team like DUKE and SNAKE EYES as well as the villainous COBRA organization like FIREFLY and STORM SHADOW.

“We’re thrilled to bring the G.I. JOE property to life in this new format and to expand the KRE-O line with the team at Toys“R”Us,” said Kimberly Boyd, Senior Marketing Director for the KRE-O brand at Hasbro, Inc. “With the introduction of KRE-O G.I. JOE building sets, Hasbro continues to offer tremendous value to construction consumers with high-quality building experiences featuring popular characters from properties unavailable anywhere else in the category.”

“The G.I. JOE brand and its deep roster of iconic characters are legendary in the toy industry and the KRE-O G.I. JOE line will be an exciting addition to the construction aisle at all of our retail locations,” said Lisa Harnisch, Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, Toys“R”Us, U.S. “Hasbro has done a tremendous job of translating the epic saga of G.I. JOE vs. COBRA and favorite characters like SNAKE EYES and COBRA COMMANDER into a compelling line of construction toys, and we’re eager to bring KRE-O G.I. JOE building sets exclusively to Toys“R”Us customers early next year.”

At launch in February of 2013, the KRE-O G.I. JOE line available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us and www.Toysrus.com will feature the following building sets, ranging from $2.99 to $39.99:

KRE-O G.I. JOE KREON FIGURE PACKS
(Ages: 6 – 12; Available: Spring 2013)

Start your KRE-O G.I. JOE collection with these iconic G.I. JOE and COBRA characters! Each G.I. JOE KREON figure comes with a unique weapon and cool accessories, and is sold blind-bagged. The first wave of characters includes CRAIG "ROCK N' ROLL" MCCONNEL, KIM ARASHIKAGE, COBRA TROOPER, CRIMSON GUARD, SCARLETT, COBRA AXE NINJA, COBRA NINJA VIPER, QUICK KICK, ALLEY VIPER, EDWARD “TORPEDO” LEILOHA, and ADVENTURE TEAM COMMANDER. Each sold separately.

KRE-O G.I. JOE CHECKPOINT ALPHA set
(Ages: 6 & up; Available: Spring 2013)
Help defend the G.I. JOE base at Checkpoint Alpha from the villainous forces of COBRA! Build the checkpoint tower with push-fire missile as well as FIREFLY’S motorcycle in this 82-brick set, which comes with a FIREFLY KREON character, LAW & ORDER KREON character and a KREON dog.

KRE-O G.I. JOE NINJA TEMPLE BATTLE set
(Ages: 6-12; Available: Spring 2013)
Can SNAKE EYES save the G.I. JOE Dojo from COBRA’s ninja attackers? Build the Dojo, a weapons rack and a spinning blade training unit in this 100-piece building set, which also includes four KREON figures — SNAKE EYES, STORM SHADOW and two COBRA RED NINJAS!

KRE-O G.I. JOE SERPENT ARMOR STRIKE set
(Ages:7-14 ; Available: Spring 2013)
When COBRA attacks with its new SERPENT ARMOR MECH SUIT, it’s up to the G.I. JOE team to ride into battle in the VAMP 4X4! Build both mighty vehicles with this 175-piece building set, including an opening cockpit and opening and closing claw on the SERPENT ARMOR, and rotating wheels and opening doors on the VAMP. Also comes with two KREON figures — DOUBLE CLUTCH and COBRA MECH SUIT TROOPER.

KRE-O G.I. JOE DRAGONFLY XH-1 set
(Ages: 7-14; Available: Spring 2013)
COBRA has stolen the plans to the G.I. JOE team’s base and they’re flying away with them in the COBRA CLAW GLIDER. The only thing that can save the G.I. JOE team is the iconic G.I. JOE DRAGONFLY helicopter! The 152- piece building set builds a helicopter with opening hatch, push-fire projectiles and a propeller that spins with the push of a button! Also comes with two KREON figures — a COBRA TROOPER and WILD BILL.

KRE-O G.I. JOE COBRA ARMORED ASSAULT set
(Ages: 7-14; Available: Spring 2013)
Build the ultimate COBRA assault vehicle to battle the G.I. JOE team in their BATTLE QUAD with push-fire projectile. The COBRA ASSAULT VEHICLE features a rotating turret with two spring-loaded projectiles, six rotating wheels, an opening front hatch and an opening back to store weapons. The 246- piece building set also comes with three KREON figures — FLINT and two COBRA TROOPERS.

KRE-O G.I. JOE THUNDERWAVE JET BOAT set
(Ages: 7-14; Available: Spring 2013)
The battle between G.I. JOE and COBRA takes to the open water as the G.I. JOE THUNDERWAVE JET BOAT goes up against the new COBRA STING RAIDER. The THUNDERWAVE JET boat features a command center for interior play, spring-loaded firing weapon and a small land vehicle that can roll off the ship and down the opening ramp in the back. The 218- piece building set also includes three KREON figures— two G.I. JOE characters (LT. CUTTER and SGT. STALKER) and one COBRA character. Set is not intended for use in water.

KRE-O G.I. JOE BATTLE PLATFORM ATTACK set
(Ages: 7-14; Available: Spring 2013)
Yo, JOE! Build the G.I. JOE team’s battle platform base as it comes under attack from COBRA TROOPERS looking to spring COBRA COMMANDER out of jail! The 372- piece building set allows you to build the base and two COBRA vehicles, the TROUBLE BUBBLE and FANG, as well as a G.I. JOE RAM CYCLE. The base includes a command center for interior play, rotating flick-fire missiles and an opening jail cell. Also includes five KREON figures — CONRAD “DUKE” HAUSER, ROADBLOCK, COBRA COMMANDER and two COBRA TROOPERS, each with unique weapons and accessories!


About the KRE-O Brand
The KRE-O brand from Hasbro successfully launched in 2011 and features high quality construction bricks that are compatible with major brands as well as KREON figures in each of its sets based on popular properties like TRANSFORMERS and BATTLESHIP. Hasbro recently announced a line of KRE-O STAR TREK building sets, under license from CBS Consumer Products, that will launch in 2013 based on the upcoming STAR TREK sequel from Paramount Pictures and directed by J.J. Abrams. Learn more about the KRE-O brand at www.KRE-O.com and watch stop motion videos, building tutorials and more at www.Youtube.com/KREO.

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) 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, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.”Learn more at www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Check out official images of the upcoming G.I. Joe Kre-O Sets. The sets shown include:
  • Ninja Temple Battle
  • Battle Platform Attack
  • Checkpoint Alpha
  • Cobra Armored Assault
  • Dragonfly XH-1
  • Serpent Armor Strike
  • Thunderwave Jet Boat
Check out the official images after the jump.
 
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EDIT: 1:44AM EST- Official G.I. Joe Kre-O Images added!
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G.I. Joe Kre-O Official Images

UPDATED AGAIN 4:27PM- Added press release and official images of the G.I. Joe Kreons(single carded figures):
Official G.I. Joe Kre-O Images - GI Joe News

G.I. Joe Kre-O Joe Colton
Dragasses:
that's pretty danged cool.

thanks for the pics hisstank staff.
Xenos:
Interesting...I wish the vehicles were more true to the original toys. As it is, they are cool looking, but nothing about them screams "GI Joe"
Xenos:
The Kreons are awesome though.
ekko:
OK then, mark these down as a buy...
The Commander:
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Originally Posted by Xenos View Post
Interesting...I wish the vehicles were more true to the original toys. As it is, they are cool looking, but nothing about them screams "GI Joe"
I personally think the Fang and Trouble Bubble scream GI Joe
Xenos:
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Originally Posted by The Commander View Post
I personally think the Fang and Trouble Bubble scream GI Joe
True, the Check Point Alpha is a total win too. I just would rather have had a Hiss then that blue tank, and a Moray instead of that Battleship leftover.
Hobbes-timus Prime:
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Commander View Post
I personally think the Fang and Trouble Bubble scream GI Joe
Looks like that set also nails the RAM.
Xenos:
The TTBP looks like it might be good too, but it's hard to tell from these pictures.
I wish they tossed out the mech and just put more effort into the VAMP.
The Moccasin is cool, but I wish it were green. I'll have to get and extra one of those sets to lengthen it and add in a gunners seat.
I like the Dragonfly well enough (though there is room for improvement), and I'll probably be army building the Ninja Dojo set.
Maximus:
I'm lovin' these Kreons!
The Game:
My god! Bye bye money!
Mech-Viper:
I figured with we see some of the battleship line in there, still looks cool, can't wait to buy them
steve2477:
cool stuff.
Super_Megatron:
The Kreon design translated pretty well to GIJoe.
skinny:
The figures are mostly instantly recognizable which is good and we got Snake Eyes(v2) Stalker Scarlett Rock n Roll and Clutch of the O13 plus the three Original Cobras.
Looks like 5 of the 8 Battleship sets are here almost identical:
TTBP and I think FANG
KRE-O BATTLESHIP BOAT Battle Base Set | Building Sets for ages AGES 7-14 | Hasbro
Cutter's ship
KRE-O BATTLESHIP U.S.S. MISSOURI Construction Set | Building Sets for ages 8 TO 14 YEARS | Hasbro
Dragonfly
KRE-O BATTLESHIP COMBAT CHOPPER Construction Set | Building Sets for ages AGES 7 - 14 | Hasbro
Hiss
KRE-O BATTLESHIP BOAT MINE STRYKER Set | Building Sets for ages 7 - 14 YEARS | Hasbro
Grenades and weapons, pilot
KRE-O BATTLESHIP Land Defense Battle Pack Construction Set | Building Sets for ages 6 - 12 YEARS | Hasbro
KRE-O BATTLESHIP AIR ASSAULT Set | Building Sets for ages 7 - 14 YEARS | Hasbro

The mini Order with Law is a nice touch
I am still going to pass though.
CaptainDad:
These look really, really cool!
Xenos:
I think the Missouri is a bit bigger then Cutter's ship, but you're definitely right on about the Dragonfly and Hiss.

I guess this all makes sense though if these are starting out as a TRU exclusive like some people were thinking they were.
Lantern_Lad:
Damn... I'm gonna go broke.
Artifex:
Wow, these look absolutely fantastic!!!

On the side: Does anyone know if Kre-O is compatible tiwh Lego?
revsears:
dissapointed that we didn't get a tank set that matched the promo (and marvel # 1) art.

On the fence a bit. I've never liek the Kre-0 arm design and it looks odd on the entirely sleevless quick kick, and i'm not sure I like their selections.

Still I want my son to be able to play with lego and G.I.Joes. It may be awhile before is up to it, but It would probably best to grab these now, as who knows if it will last.
Nightrain:
Those are incredible. Especially the figures.
Jacklefttown:
Yes, I love the figures and the smaller vehicles. But I'll probably only get a few. Snake-Eyes, Scarlett and Storm Shadow are a MUST BUY for me in any toy line.
G.I. Shaft:
The vehicles look nice. The Kreon figures are horrible, it's the shape of their heads.
G.I. Shaft:
My custom Lego Jinx looks better than the Kreon one.
Ash Talon:
Disappointed, yet not shocked, in so much reuse of the Battleship stuff. Because of the reuse, the vehicles stray a bit too much from the classic designs. The figures look neat, though.

Ultimately, I don't need another line to collect, though.
Ash Talon:
The flocked hair on the one Joe is awesome.
teemu8:
the figures are great,not so much the vehicles....they should of stuck with classic vehicles too
firefox91:
I guess I am spoiled by the advanced designs by Lego because I am completely unimpressed by any these vehicles. They truly have the level of design that Lego did 30 years ago. I mean they are at least a step up from the really terrible BTR sets, these don't excite me at all.
boomer77:
Definitely a step in the right direction to get younger children interested in Joes.
Very Cool.
Lody:
Oh my
Hellion42:
Those pictures made me smile. My wallet, on the other hand, wasn't so much smiling as grimacing.
isilaran:
Must possess that alley viper and Fro Colton!
Bleak5170:
Clutch and the V.A.M.P.? I'm officially on board.
Hobbes-timus Prime:
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Originally Posted by G.I. Shaft View Post
My custom Lego Jinx looks better than the Kreon one.
I agree. I don't think these are final just yet, though.
Nirvana:
These look terrible.
pig iron grenadier:
Scarlett looks like a haggard , old woman...
Shin Densetsu:
Def getting the ninjas. LOVE how Kamakura is in the V1 figure colors! For those that don't know, the way he appeared in Spytroops was somewhat different than the way he was depicted when he 1st showed up in DDP and in subsequent toys. There is a substantial amount of characters that I didn't even expect to see initially. Lots of nods to older collectors in character selection here.

Might buy 2 Dragonflies to make a bigger one. This one looks too small. Heh, maybe turn it into an AH-1Z at least. With the canopy piece was more accurate though, this one looks better for a fighter or an Apache copter.

Very surprised to see an Alley Viper. Kick ass.
Steevy Maximus:
I'm impressed with what I'm seeing: they are retro friendly, lots of varying characters, lots of the "GI Joe flavor".

Though I wouldn't be surprised of many were "works in progress", judging from the TF sets, I'm fully expecting more figs with each set, and the two "figure lines" were probably completed concepts waiting for final decision where to put them (or sets we haven't seen)
Shin Densetsu:
I'm happy with what I saw, impressed actually, but for vehicles I was hoping we would get something like this seen here:
Oppa Kre-O Style - GI Joe News
loachridge:
I have been waiting for this. I just wish Mega Bloks would have done it.
Iron Guru:
I like the idea but I won't be buying it for myself. I do find it ironic that they have a v1 colored Law on display, but didn't release one as a part of the 30th line. I do like the one they released as it was more classic looking than the one that was being shown at the cons. However, I'd still like to see Law released looking even more like his v1 self in the ME line.
Steevy Maximus:
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Originally Posted by loachridge View Post
I have been waiting for this. I just wish Mega Bloks would have done it.
Why? Oxford's stuff is WAY better than Mega Blocks.
teemu8:
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Originally Posted by Shin Densetsu View Post
I'm happy with what I saw, impressed actually, but for vehicles I was hoping we would get something like this seen here:
Oppa Kre-O Style - GI Joe News
exactly...how this company nail these sets but Hasbro can't???
Trigue:
I will justify buying these by claiming they are for my children. That I don't have, but some day will.

I really expected these to be very "meh". but they've won me over with the classic ARAH approach and checkpoint alpha and the TTBP.
Shin Densetsu:
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Originally Posted by Trigue View Post
I will justify buying these by claiming they are for my children. That I don't have, but some day will.
BEST. EXCUSE. Evar!

These seem a lot of fun. However I will alter the builds. The Kreons are fine but the vehicles, I will make them bigger and better.
paraviper:
Might have to start picking some of these up. When will these be out?
Shin Densetsu:
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Originally Posted by paraviper View Post
Might have to start picking some of these up. When will these be out?
February
Xenos:
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Originally Posted by teemu8 View Post
exactly...how this company nail these sets but Hasbro can't???
Umm...that company is where Kre-O came from.
DESTRO:
Kre-O is awesome but not one movie poster was up or figure on display?
 

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