Hasbro’s KRE-O Transformers Review + Giveaway!

December 13, 2012

This past week I made my 11 year old nephew a very happy kid:  I got a gigantic box in the mail, that I placed in the middle of the living room, and allowed him full ownership of the contents… Yes, even just a few weeks before Christmas!

Opening Package

He opened the box to find a few boxes of Hasbro’s KRE-O Transformers sets! He loves transformers, and he loves the challenge of building things (so long as my toddlers aren’t hassling him!).


My first thought on the KRE-O sets was that there was SO many pieces, and I did NOT want to be the one cleaning up after it… but then I realized that this is not a toy for my toddlers, it’s a toy for the 11 year old! So the more pieces, the more brain-power he has to use to assemble them.

Studying Directions

And that it was – Very focused brain power. I loved every second of watching him put these together instead of watching him play his semi-mindless video games.

Finding Pieces

The smaller KRE-O sets are perfect for beginning builders, but the larger sets like the Destruction Site Devastator set is meant for more advanced builders – or very interested dads!

KREO Transformers Image 1

Due to a very busy week, he hasn’t had too much time to dedicate to the KRE-O sets, but tonight he finally was able to sit down and start putting them together. He decided to first put them together in their vehicle modes over the robot modes.

Each set also comes with KREON figures, that are Autobots and Decepticons – These are a great addition to the sets.


I haven’t told him yet, but I also picked up the Battle for Energon set as a Christmas Gift for him.  This set has Optimus Prime and Megatron – which I’m sure he’ll be thrilled to add to the collection.

Optimus and megatron

I’ve mentioned to his mom that she can pick up some of the KREON Micro-Changers Mystery Bags for only $2.99 – which would be a perfect stocking stuffer! These mystery bags contain a random KREON figure, which can convert into an alternate mode like a jet or an insect.

Overall, I’m very pleased with the sets, and how they’re challenging my nephews intellect and focus just enough, but all while incorporating the fun and imagination involved with playing with the Transformers when he’s finished! They’d make a great gift for any young boy, and will last many hours beyond opening presents under the tree!

Figuring Out Kreo

To learn more about KRE-O Transformers sets – check them out on Hasbro’s Website. Stay up-to-date by liking Hasbro on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter @HasbroNews. Find out what people are saying about The KRE-O sets on twitter by following hashtag #HasbroKREO.

Win It!!!

One lucky GC2C reader will receive the Kre-O Transformers Battle for Energon Set (ERV: $45)

How to Enter:

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Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US only please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on December 21st, 2012

Disclaimer: I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and Hasbro partnered in support of this campaign. Hasbro compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hasbro’s PR company is sponsoring the Giveaway as a separate campaign.


  1. He is going to LOVE the Battle for Energon set!! I hadn’t thought of more parts meaning more working brain – I love it!

  2. What a neat toy! My 9 year old son would enjoy it. Ill have to look into it for Christmas.

  3. I like that it requires him to use manual dexterity to put it together.

  4. vickei couturier says:

    my grandsons would love this,but im not so sure I would,thats a lot of pieces to pick up an step on,wow

  5. we have one of the small kreo transformers and the boys LOVE it

  6. This would be perfect for my little cousins! Hope I win

  7. we have a few of these coming from Santa but not this set! Thanks so much!!

  8. my oldest son would love this

  9. My son would love this- he eats, sleeps and breathes building blocks. Those, and Transformers, Superheros and STar Wars. Anything that marries his loves makes him a happy little dude. 🙂

  10. april yedinak says:

    This would be great for my kids- they love Transformers and building sets.

  11. My 9 year old would LOVE this!

  12. Having toddler to teens in my house, I would have had the very same thought as you initially had about all the pieces. =)

  13. These are amazing! I know my boys would absolutely love these! I love how focused your nephew was in the pics of him putting them together. I will definitely need to get some of these for my boys.

  14. Karen Gonyea says:

    LOVE activities that require him to build things 🙂

  15. Elizabeth Young says:

    I have three sons and only ONE Kre-O set. Need I say more?

  16. My boys would absolutely love these, they love Transformers and have been asking for some.

  17. Kimberly Schotz says:

    My son would love this

  18. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to win this for my nephew who LOVES the Transformers

  19. Kelly Bright says:

    My stepson is about to turn 9 and starting to get into all this building sets stuff, he would love this , and his birthday is in Jan!

  20. These look so fun! Hope I can win this for my little cousins!

  21. My nephew would love this.I would be the favorite auntie.

  22. My son LOVES Kreo! He loves building… And even though he’s only 6, He will sit there and follow the instructions- until he gets it right!

  23. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My nephews ove KRE-O products! This is a fun looking set!

  24. Shannon Baas says:

    my nephews would have a blast with this.

  25. this will be perfect fo grandson ‘s 9th birthday in may

  26. Karen Medlin says:

    My guys would love to build it with the hubby for some guy time.

  27. renee walters says:

    This would be perfect for my son! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy holidays!

  28. I like challenging *toys* like this – where you have to assemble the parts
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  29. I’d love to get this for my own nephew. He and his dad love Transformers, and would have so much fun putting these together!

  30. My son would love this! He adores anything Transformers.

  31. We love bulding things with Lego’s! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  32. alena svetelska says:

    This would be perfect for my sons! Hope I win

  33. My grandson loves these!

  34. My son loves Transformers and would enjoy building with this set

  35. This si on my grandson’s wish list. He loves building toys.

  36. christine weideman says:

    My son loves transformers and loves legos so this would be amazing for him!

  37. my son would love this.

  38. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    My 4 kids(and my husband) would love to put this set together.They all love building.

  39. Michelle.A. says:

    My son loves Transformers and building blocks so he would love this. I love that it is a toy that uses creativity and imagination rather than batteries. 🙂

  40. My grandson would love to play with this

  41. My husband would love this! He is a huge Transformers fan and this would be a great set for him (and my son) to play with

  42. we are big fans of transformers!

  43. my grandson would love this…but it really has alot of parts to it

  44. This would be great for my nephew.

  45. Megan Parsons says:

    I bought my son the bumblebee set from Christmas. He would love this set too!

  46. my nephew would love it!

  47. My friend’s kid would LOVE this toy

  48. Gina Brickell says:

    I’ve tried winning this on another blogging site. I would LOVE to get this for my son.. He loves transformers and legos..

  49. My nephew would like this.

  50. I would love to win this for my son.

  51. Michelle Mills says:

    Looks like a really fun toy!

  52. JAMES LYNAM says:


  53. maggie sanders says:

    My grandchildren would love this.

  54. Paula Tavernie says:

    My grandson would love this!!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  55. Rebecca W. says:

    I’d take this to my daughter’s daycare for the boys over there. They would looooove it.

  56. Jennifer J says:

    I would love to play with this with my nephew. Thanks!!

  57. My godson would love this..I don’t have the patience for it, but he could work on it all day!

  58. jorie rogers says:

    I would love to win this for my nephew. he is obsessed with Transformers!

  59. My kids would love to battle Optimus Prime against Megatron. Thanks.

  60. Danielle Wood says:

    My nephew loves transformers. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are his favorites

  61. My son would love this..thanks for the chance to win.

  62. Frederica Michelle Teer says:

    My nephew would love this. I would save it for his birthday!

  63. nikki krutz says:

    my sons are 12 and 10 and are always asking for things like these, they would be some happy kids if i won!

  64. My son would LOVE this

  65. Thank you so much for the opportunity. This would make my son so very happy!

  66. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    nice toy , my 8 year old loves to build things

  67. This would make a great addition to the legos and megablocks my kids currently play with. They also like transformers. The best of both in one.

  68. Vikki Billings says:

    My grandson would love this, I do not believe that he has any like this at home, so it would be a new adventure for him.

  69. Jennifer Reed says:

    This Kre-O Transformers Battle for Energon Set looks like something my sons would love.

  70. Barbara A. Ramirez says:

    OMG ~ I LoVe this and I know my grandson would be thrilled to receive this! he has really gotten into products like this this past year. 😉

  71. KIRSTEN PEREZ says:


  72. these sets look like so much fun!

  73. my boys would love this

  74. Jmstrunk (Sybille) says:

    This is awesome. My son would love to play with these. He loves any sort of building toy. Probably because it’s a lot more engaging to build than just play other toys.

  75. would love to win this for a little boy for christmas

  76. Kari Flores says:

    My son’s are huge fans of the KREO product and of transformers so this is a perfect combo.

  77. amy deeter says:

    my son would love this

  78. Saver Sara says:

    This would make a great birthday gift for my son.

  79. christina o says:

    My son loves Legos!

  80. Rich Hicks says:

    our son would flip to have this!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  81. This looks like a fun & challenging set 🙂

  82. jennifer lane says:

    I think that these are great for older kids and the fact that they have so many character specific set is great! I think my hubby would have fun working on this with my grandson!

  83. kathy pease says:

    This looks really fun and would make an awesome christmas present

  84. Elizabeth Miller says:

    This is an awesome prize. Thank you.

  85. My Nephew would be the happiest kid in town with this great set.

  86. I would love to win this prize.

  87. My 9 year old loves to build and his favorite Transformer his Optimus Prime

  88. Thanks for the giveaway!

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