KRE-O Transformers – MIRAGE

  • Build and rebuild him so he can best serve the AUTOBOT cause! In vehicle mode, one of your KREON figures can ride inside the race car.
  • Whether they?re riding inside or directing the action from the outside, your poseable KREON figures are there to help your hero save the day!
  • Build the AUTOBOT® team?s top hand-to-hand fighter, MIRAGE, in vehicle or robot mode with this 2-in-1 set of 119 KRE-O construction pieces! Includes 2 KREON figures: MIRAGE and Race Driver!
  • 2-in-1 KRE-O construction set lets you build MIRAGE as a robot figure or as a race car! In vehicle mode, one of your KREON figures can ride inside the race car!
  • Set includes 119 KRE-O pieces and 2 KREON figures. Product does not convert. Ages 6 to 12.

KRE-O Transformers – MIRAGE

List Price: $ 13.99

Price: $ 19.98

3 Responses to KRE-O Transformers – MIRAGE

  1. Stephanie Land says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Mirage, a vision of sartorial splendor in blue and white, May 28, 2012
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    Stephanie Land (Houston, TX USA) –
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    = Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: KRE-O Transformers – MIRAGE (Toy)

    First, a brief background on me, to qualify my review: I’m an adult transformers collector who takes all her transformers toys out of their packaging and transforms them. In the case of the Kre-o, assembles them. As a child, my parents refused to purchase action figures or Barbies, but freely bought Legos for Christmases and birthdays. Previously assembled Kre-o sets: Jazz. So some observations may be repeated here.

    Time to assemble: About an hour and forty-five minutes to put the robot mode together, disassemble it, and then put the car mode together.

    Now on to the toy: In robot mode Mirage is about as big as a regular Deluxe Transformers toy. Then again, his car mode is so long that it is also as big as a regular Deluxe toy. He looks pretty darn good. I like the color choices in this set. I like the fact that his tires are rubber, but I wish they would actually roll. They also have this tendency to pop off at the least provocation.

    No mode uses all the blocks. In robot mode only two pieces remained. I can handle that, I think I could slip them onto the back of his legs for the sake of display. In car mode half of the ball joint pieces aren’t used as well as a few other random blocks. I put the random blocks on the bottom of his car mode, but the other pieces are just sort of … there. I’m still rather disappointed that neither mode uses all the pieces, because I have to store these loose bits when I put on the shelf to display.

    I didn’t have any problems with the instructions, I thought they were pretty clear and straightforward. The plastic is of pretty good quality and construction. The little people figures though seemed a little cheaper made than their Lego counterparts … but I do like having the little robots. So cute! Little Kre-o Mirage is not as cute as Jazz (I think it’s the lack of door wings) and has the frowniest of little faces.

    Now on to the bad: The instructions do not lay flat. It’s a minor quibble, but it’s a really annoying detail, because I’ve got my hands full of Mirage parts and Mirage and can’t spare a hand to pin the instructions down. I used a pillow. Still very annoying. They should have just stapled the instructions Lego style instead of binding them booklet style. It LOOKS better bound, but it’s less practical.

    I had better luck with the stickers here than with Jazz, but the Autobot sticker that goes on the curving front piece does not lay flat at all. It’s on a curving piece, so of course not! Speaking of stickers? CHEAP, HASBRO, CHEAP. Lego has painted blocks … Hasbro makes you apply stickers to get detailing on Mirage. APPLY STICKERS. Honestly, Hasbro, it couldn’t have cost that much to PAINT A FEW BLOCKS THAT YOU ARE MASS PRODUCING. As an adult, I had a hard time getting these on neat and straight and undamaged … I can only imagine what children would go through. Not to mention the damage the stickers will suffer from the amount of play children would put any set through. This more than anything really showed the lesser quality of this set of blocks in comparison to it’s Lego counterpart.

    Overall? I liked it. I enjoyed putting it together. I got satisfaction out of putting together a favored Transformers character. But … but … there was always those small annoying cheap bits about the set that put me off, like the booklet and the stickers. The stickers most of all. So I give this set a four. One star loss for the stickers.

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  2. Shelley says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fun, and not a bad price either., October 4, 2011
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    Shelley (CO) –

    = Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: KRE-O Transformers – MIRAGE (Toy)

    This keeps my 7 year old interested for hours!

    I would recommend this toy for kids about 2nd grade and up. My son loves this and is quite good at putting it together. He only asked for my help with understanding the directions for a couple steps the first time he put together each style (You have to build it as a car then take it apart and build it in robot mode). It’s nice to see a toy that requires kids to stay focused and see something through to the end. But I think even just a year ago, he might not have been able to really focus on and follow the directions (which have many steps) as well as he does now.

    I actually like this better than ACTUAL Transformers as most of the new transformers are plastic, not die cast metal, and break easily. When you knock an arm of a kreo Transformer, it’s a lego type piece that is designed to come off and be put back on. We have had so much frustration in this house over transformer pieces breaking off.

    The price is also pretty nice. You’ll pay a bit more than the really cheap knock-off brands, both because the quality is closer to lego than to those super cheap knock offs and also because it has the Transformer name. But I think you get more for your money than Lego.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Acceptable, unexceptional, May 27, 2012
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    FatherNurgle (Bay Area, CA USA) –

    = Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: KRE-O Transformers – MIRAGE (Toy)

    PROS: Easy to build, LEGO compatible, 2-in-1 product means two unique build experiences, exciting universe tie-in, affordable price

    CONS: Like all the KRE-O products, the bricks fit slightly less tightly than LEGO bricks. superfluous parts (of which there are several on the humanoid model) fall off very easily. That’s forgivable in my opinion, since these models are significantly less pricey than similar-sized LEGO ones. However, the builds themselves often lack very simple and necessary reinforcements. Adding just a few pieces can make the models much more sturdy and play-worthy.

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