When it comes to G.I. Joe and Toy Fair 2014, it was the Kre-O line that truly stood out at yesterday’s Hasbro Brand Entertainment Event in NYC. The only Joe product shown “on site”, the tiny building block line took everyone by surprise with the sheer diversity of the line showcased. From 24 new individual figures to some killer boxed sets, Hasbro proved their commitment to Kre-O with a Toys R Us exclusive G.I. Joe line that is sure to please many fans.
Note: You may view JBL’s complete Toy Fair 2014 coverage/info page here.
I’ve recapped the Kre-O information that was posted yesterday and have also added in the “on site” images provided by Mike Breaux of The Breaux Show who was gracious enough to cover the event for JBL. Now, how do I get my hands on that Gung-Ho again?
Kre-O individual figures (Available March 2014):
- Air Adventurer (classic Adventure Team)
- Atomic Man (aka Mike Power – classic Adventure Team)
- Cobra Air Trooper
- Cobra Eel
- Cobra Shock Trooper
- Cobra Viper
- Lady Jaye
- Nemesis Enforcer
- Night Creeper
- Night Viper
- Scrap Iron
- Snow Serpent
- Wet Suit
Did I also spy Alpine in there?! It’s a solid group of figures– including two additions from the Adventure Team roster although they seem to have lost their flocked hair!
Kre-O Boxed sets (Available March 2014):
- Outpost Defense with (97 pieces) – includes Cobra Ferret and Outpost Defender, Storm Shadow v2 and Beach Head.
- Firebat Attack with (292 pieces) – includes Firebat, Wolverine, Bazooka, Recondo
- Cobra Terror-Drome (856 pieces) – includes Gung Ho, Hawk, Mainframe, Serpentor, and Xamot
Hasbro’s official press images:
Toy Fair 2014 press release copy:
Beginning in March, exciting new KRE-O building sets will let kids and collectors alike build vehicles and environments to play out the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA fantasy. Collectible blind-bagged KREONS of popular G.I. JOE characters will also hit shelves, including characters from both the heroic G.I. JOE team like LADY JAYE and FOOTLOOSE, as well as the villainous COBRA organization like TOMAX and SCRAP IRON. As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Hasbro and Toys“R”Us are bringing one of the most popular G.I. JOE vs. COBRA playsets from the 1980s back in KRE-O form with the KRE-O G.I. JOE TERROR DROME Building Set. This iconic set features over 850 pieces and will be available in the fall.