Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hasbro Re-enlists The Sarge For SDCC 2015 Kre-O Duty.

Hasbro surprised Joe fans again this year with a San Diego Comic Con exclusive featuring the return of Sgt. Slaughter. This is the second time Hasbro has been able to pull off an exclusive featuring the Sarge while he still seems to be under license to another company. I won't pretend to even know or understand the whole likeness rights issues, I'm just gonna sit back and take in the awesomeness of this set.
Hasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Destro Cobra Iron Genadiers G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオ
Now these pics are of the G.I.Joe SDCC Kre-O set I purchased off Hasbro Toy Shop. By now anybody who wanted one probably has this set, and anybody who was interested in just checking out the pics may have done so by visiting some of the sites that got free review sets prior to SDCC taking place. So my gallery and post come late in the game. But I really like this boxed set and wanted to get a few pics of it myself. Since I've been busy with work and other projects I have yet to get this set fully opened up. Sorry.
Hasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Destro Cobra Iron Genadiers G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオHasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Destro Cobra Iron Genadiers G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオ
Hasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Destro Cobra Iron Genadiers G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオHasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Destro Cobra Iron Genadiers G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオ
Not only are the figures in this set cute, but the packaging is really fun and creative as well. The set of toys is housed in a box that mimics an old 90's VHS tape gift set. The inner boxes come out to reveal more great artwork. Each inner box holds 1/3 of the toys in this set, a box for the Slaughter's Marauders, 1 for the Iron Grenadiers and the last of Sarge's Triple T vehicle. The inclusion of a vehicle with this set is pretty cool. It definitely sets it apart from other Kre-O event exclusives where usually only figures are included.
Hasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Mutt Barbecue Lowlight Footloose G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオHasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Mutt Barbecue Lowlight Footloose G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオ
Hasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Mutt Barbecue Lowlight Footloose G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオHasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Mutt Barbecue Lowlight Footloose G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオ
Hasbro G.I.Joe Destro Voltar Darklon SDCC 2015 Kreon Cobra Iron Genadiers G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオHasbro G.I.Joe Destro Voltar Darklon SDCC 2015 Kreon Cobra Iron Genadiers G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオ
Each of the figure packs here contain 6 figures. The Iron Grenadier set has one duplicate "troop builder" figure, aside from that these figures are all new releases in some form. The Slaughter's Marauders set features Sarge, Spirit, Mutt & Junkyard, Barbecue, Lowlight and Footloose. So it's the entire squad from the 80's ARAH team which is awesome. The Iron Grenadiers set has Destro, Voltar, Darklon, a IG Officer and two IG toopers. The Destro in the IG set is not the cool version from '88 however. It's a Kreon release of the previous SDCC "pimp daddy" version which itself was a nod to a prior piece. I still like this Destro, but I may need to custom build an actual IG Destro from this one. One of the highlights of the figure packs is the retro throwback card designs. While I don't always need Joe to be slavishly held back in the 80s, for certain things I feel it really helps. The Kre-O line kind of limped along for a year or two and could have used a bit more vintage-ness thrown in. I think the retro packaging style could have helped and maybe needs to remain part of the Joe Kre-O brand.
Hasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Triple T tank tag team WWE WWF G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオHasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Triple T tank tag team WWE WWF G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオ
The last part of this set is the Triple T tank. My love for the Kre-O toys falls completely upon the Kreon figures themselves. I have yet to build any of the Kre-O brick sets that I've bought. I doubt I will build the Triple T right now either. This brings up the only real downside to this set I have (other than the fact that the factory screwed up the bubble placement on my Marauders figure pack). This set has 12 figures, and the Triple T for $50, but the Transformers set is only $10 more and has 30 figures. Maybe the Triple T could count for as many as 8 figures, but that's still a bit of a unbalanced difference between the sets when you're talking about just a few dollars between them. When word of a Kre-O exclusive came up I think many figured it would be like the Transformers sets and feature a wide range of figures filling holes left from the series ending it's retail run. This set Hasbro gave us does fill some holes, a nd I have always loved the special teams Joe received in the late 80's so I wouldn't give this one up, but I can't say I wasn't a little disappointed in not getting a 30 figure set.
Hasbro G.I.Joe Sgt Slaughter Destro Cobra Iron Genadiers G.I.ジョー Kre-O クレオ


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