Friday, June 27, 2014

Building Fun with KRE-O Transformers {Review & Giveaway}

The look on his face kind of says it all. Talk about excited to dig into these sets! Boo is a big fan of building toys, as I've mentioned before, and when you throw Transformers into the mix, so much the better. We received these KRE-O sets to test out as members of the PTPA Parent Tester Panel. I am happy to report that the other families must have liked them as much as we did, since the Galvatron Factory Battle set has now won the PTPA Seal of Approval!

This series of KRE-O sets has hit the stores in support of the upcoming release of the film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction." The movie hadn't been on our radar, but after playing with these sets, Boo has added it to the list of must-see titles for this summer. One thing I quite liked about the sets is that they provide great play value after they are put together. Boo was staging battles and dino attacks pretty much as soon as the building was done. I think he will do this even more after seeing the movie.

He also posed his creations and prepared labels for them. Then asked me to photograph them all.

The Galvatron Factory Battle set includes a dino that shoots missiles from its tail. The Grimlock Street Attack dino has a magnet in its mouth so it can pick up (and presumably devour) the Kreons. Each of the Kreons has a magnet on his back that can be used in conjunction with other set components as well. Hours of play value here.

The building instructions are very clear, laid out step-by-step, and well-illustrated.

I also appreciated that the "guys" - always the first thing Boo wants to build - are contained in their own individual pouches, so you don't have to go searching for their parts.

The components are well made and easy to snap together. Perhaps a little less easy to pull apart some of the smaller pieces, for small hands, but that's not a bad thing. Overall, the combination of dinosaurs and robots gives this set great appeal for young boys. The building instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the resulting toys provide excellent entertainment value for inventive play.

The new Transformers movie is being released in theatres June 27th. (Today!) Kids can be creative and re-imagine iconic scenes from "Transformers: Age of Extinction" with these fun KRE-O building sets. All KRE-O sets are compatible with other major brands (such as LEGO). KREON characters can be customized and posed in all kinds of fun ways!

For more information on these sets, please visit the PTPA site or Hasbro Canada.

A Giveaway

One lucky reader will win a prize pack including: KRE-O Transformers Age of Extinction Grimlock Street Attack Set, KRE-O Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime Dino Hauler Set and KRE-O Transformers Age of Extinction Galvatron Factory Battle Set (Total value of $104.97) Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below, and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight ET, July 13. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Best of luck!!

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Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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