They are likely all 100% LEGO pieces which they would have to obtain themselves for the kits...I used to make custom LEGO items and obtaining the proper part in the proper color could be pricey pending the rarity of the part.
I noticed the other day that TRU carried some True Heroes lego knock-offs that would work well with Kre-Joes. Plus the HALO lego-ish stuff will work too. Then actual Lego-brand stuff like the city and space stuff could be useful too.
Yeah, Hasbro still puts the codes on the bags. I've successfully bought all the TF Micro Changers that way, and my 4-year-old daughter gets the MLP blind bags. You should see me in the pink isle with my 'droid reading Evernote trying to find one of each of the 24 ponies...
It might be to an outsider, but a dad of a MLP-girl has to do what a dad's gotta do. Still, not nearly as bad as my Hotwheels-guy experience last week. I'd have to get a f#$%load creepier to get into that territory.
Think that's creepy, I had to go to target yesterday to buy underwear for my daughter xause she was in surgery and she needed some for accidents that are caused from the anesthesia. So I'm walking around the store with a package of girls underwear.
I have most all the sets...just missing the set with the VAMP / Clutch and the set with 4-wheeler / Flint. I also grabbed handful of the blind bags...I plan on likely picking up the rest over time.
I think the sets are great...my sons have HALO megabloks and I think KREO stay together better than the HALO sets...maybe not as well as LEGO...but close. I really like these and I think I posted elsewhere will collect these to satisfy my ARAH nostalgia and likely sell off most of my 3 3/4" figures (unless they have customizing value - which for the ARAH versions - I cannot think of many )
I got a bunch of Kre-Joes in the mail from TRU, and I expect a few more in the coming days. I bought 22 blind packs and still didn't get a RnR or Quickkick. But I got five blueshirts and three alley vipers, so I guess that's a good thing. The battle platform already arrived, and the other sets are forthcoming.
I stopped by my TRU today, and they had a display with all the little guys, but no actual product on the shelves. I was hoping to pick up the two Joes I was missing, but I guess I'll have to go back another day.
The platform set is nice, but at this stage of my life, legos are legos are legos. But I really like the little guys. I'd buy those till the sun went down, but it's clearly nostalgia driven. TRU has virtually the same sets with a bunch of generic "battleship" guys, and I don't even take a second look. Maybe if those go on clearance I'll grab some for spare parts. But the joe sets are too much fun. I sincerely hope that it becomes a gateway for my son, who is six and starting to like legos in a big way, to start liking GIJoe.
I picked up some blind packs and a couple of the sets for my kids and when they saw them we were all on our way to TRU to get the rest. The only one we are still looking for is the Flint set. I have to admit I am now addicted to Joe Kreos...I love these little guys, I think its the original looks of the Joes that have me hooked. I found a few Battleship sets on clearance, added those the Joes and I picked up the Kreo TF combiners Devastator, Bruticus and Superion. We are looking forward to the next series!!!
So I bit the bullet today, and bought 1 ea of the fig packs. Pretty damn cool and cute, especially the "real" hair on the AT fig. I swore I wouldn't buy any of these, but felt compelled to since there's nothing else new to buy. Unless I want more wave 1 crap... uhhh, no.
Overall this set is nice. I loved this set for regular Joes as a kid and Law & Order were perfect for it.
Order is a bit fat. Should be easy to make a simple molded dog, but they couldn't how to make it.
The blocks themselves are like LEGO. Tight snaps and stays together. The firing mechanism is a nice design, albeit a bit bulky. The arms on the figures are nicer than LEGO minis as they can move out from their shoulder giving them a little more range of action.
This is a comparison shot of the different minis. Mega Blok HALO, Mega Blok Power Rangers, LEGO (custom I got from secret santa) and Firefly and Law.
With the exception of the HALO figure, they are all about the same size. So swapping out from the sets shouldn't be a problem. The HALO figure is a tad bit bigger and thus their sets are a little bit bigger. Some are similar to our 1:18 vs 1:16.
they are separated like this in the box and the boxes are taped up with simple tape. meaning, once swappers find this out, buying a complete, untampered with set will become a problem. Unlike LEGO where the figures are usually scattered between bags and the boxes are security sealed.