Transformers Kre-O Coming to Japan

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Autobase Aichi reports that Japanese publications TV Boy and TV Magazine are advertising that the Kre-O Transformers building sets will be making their debut in Japan shortly, with Toys R Us Japan beginning pre-sales in Late March. The first sets to be released in Japan are drawn mainly from last year’s releases and include:

  • Battle for Energon set – 5,775yen
  • Stealth Bumblebee set – 3,990yen
  • Street Showdown set – 3,990yen
  • Rotor Rage set – 2,940yen
  • Basic Optimus Prime Construction set – 525yen
  • Basic Bumblebee Construction set – 525yen

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  1. Ricochet's Avatar Ricochet says

    Autobase Aichi reports:
    according to the newest issue of Terebi Kun and TV Magazine(both are kids mag), Kre-O will be sold in Japan.
    Presale begins on TRU from late March. the first items are:

    Battle for Energon set - 5,775yen
    Stealth Bumblebee set - 3,990yen
    Street Showdown set - 3,990yen
    Rotor Rage set - 2,940yen
    Basic Optimus Prime Construction set - 525yen
    Basic Bumblebee Construction set - 525yen

    トランスフォーマー新着情*ブ*グ - てれびくん、テレビマガジン4月号

  2. MechaV's Avatar MechaV says

    Probably a dumb question - do they have LEGO in Japan?

    And is it as popular as it is in the states?

  3. Hot Shot.'s Avatar Hot Shot. says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MechaV View Post
    Probably a dumb question - do they have LEGO in Japan?

    And is it as popular as it is in the states?
    A quick google search tells me they get Lego to some extent. I don't know how popular it is, but they have gotten exclusives in the past, like this beauty: Peeron: Honda Promotional Set (#1237-1)

  4. I AM UNICRON's Avatar I AM UNICRON says

    will there be any variants? or just the same ? or no one knows ?

  5. zephon has no avatar! zephon says

    The Japanese will probably laugh at the kreo designs and replace them with something way way better.

    I mean check the images which come out when you Google "japanese lego mecha".

  6. juxtapose519's Avatar juxtapose519 says

    Oh god, I hope there are no variants. Otherwise I'm going to feel obligated to buy them.

  7. Sprocket has no avatar! Sprocket says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MechaV View Post
    Probably a dumb question - do they have LEGO in Japan?

    And is it as popular as it is in the states?
    Not only do they have it, as of 2010 it was distributed by TakaraTomy!

    I don't know if that's changed since though.

  8. luckybot's Avatar luckybot says

    I wonder if takara tomy are gonna do fishing line animations with these.

    I know it probably won't happen but it would be funny if it did.

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