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KRE-O D&D construction sets

Post by Big Mac » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:10 am

A friend just put me onto the Dungeons & Dragons product line that KRE-O is just about to start selling!

Someone, called Jayson Peters posted a blog entry, called KRE-O announces Dungeons & Dragons construction sets yesterday.

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Another person, called Spencer Perry, posted a story called Comic-Con: Hasbro Announces Dungeons & Dragons KRE-O Sets yesterday. (You can see a nice big cover picture on that article.)

Seems like this is "breaking news".

I wonder if Tim Emrick knows about this yet! :)

I also wonder if there will be a KRE-O campaign setting! :P
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Post by Big Mac » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:27 am

WE INTERUPT THIS THREAD TO GO OVER TO THIS BROADCAST FROM BRICK SHOW NEWS! :P

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Thanks Jason! :lol:
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Re: KRE-O D&D construction sets

Post by Big Mac » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:39 am

Here is the official WotC press release (KRE-O Dungeons & Dragons Announced):
Daniel Benkwitt and Jen DeAngelis at WotC wrote:HASBRO’S KRE-O CONSTRUCTION BRAND RETURNS TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

Hasbro Announces KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and Gives First Look at KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION, Never-Before-Seen KRE-O TRANSFORMERS, KRE-O G.I. JOE, and KRE-O STAR TREK Building Sets



PAWTUCKET, R.I. and SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 16, 2013) — In anticipation of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today the expansion of their KRE-O construction brand to include DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, the iconic fantasy entertainment brand from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Fans at Comic-Con should stop by the Hasbro booth on Friday, July 19 at 9:00-10:00a.m. for a chance to receive a special edition KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS collectible poster while supplies last and view early KREON models. Kids and fans will be able to find KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS building sets at retail locations in January, 2014.



The KRE-O brand also celebrates the upcoming launch of the recently announced KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION line at Comic-Con where visitors will be among the first to see the sets featuring DR. MAYHEM who has created a supernatural squad to aid him in world domination. Hasbro has changed the face of brick-based play with the introduction of innovative SONIC MOTION TECHNOLOGY seen for the first time in the KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION line inspired by the new CityVille Invasion app by ZYNGA. Building sets equipped with SONIC MOTION TECHNOLOGY emit sound waves which trigger specific movements in special KRE-O bricks, creating a live action scene within the set. Fans can stop by the Hasbro booth to see SONIC MOTION TECHNOLOGY in action for the first time, get the first look at the exciting new world of KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION, and see everything the evil DR. MAYHEM has in store for CityVille! The CITYVILLE INVASION line will be available at all major retail locations in early August. Families can also download the KRE-O CITYVILLE APP now on iTunes and Google Play.



“Since launching the KRE-O brand over two years ago, we’ve been able to tap into some of Hasbro’s most iconic brands and premier pop-culture licenses and bring them to life in a whole new way for kids and fans,” said Kim Boyd, Senior Global Marketing Director for the KRE-O brand, “We are excited to add fantasy inspired sets featuring DUNGEONS & DRAGONS as well as CITYVILLE INVASION to the KRE-O portfolio which also includes TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and STAR TREK.”



Never before seen KRE-O STAR TREK, KRE-O TRANSFORMERS and KRE-O G.I. JOE building sets will also be on display in the Hasbro booth. Fans won’t want to miss these new reveals including the U.S.S. VENGENCE ship from the hit movie, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS from Paramount Pictures, directed by J.J. Abrams, which lands on shelves this fall.



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This was posted yesterday too. Looks like everyone is scrambling to cover this.
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Re: KRE-O D&D construction sets

Post by True_Atlantean » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:53 am

The kits were mentioned as part of the general address at GenCon and some more detail shown of some of the characters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn03dOCbEwU

In watching the video, I wasn't thrilled with this level of diversification and I'm unsure that it will attract new gamers to the hobby. The whole talk seemed to be 'look we have an iOS game', and 'we've converted Lords of Waterdeep to a digital game', and 'now we have Kre-O', and so on. I'm not sure who Mike Mearls was addressing, but there was no sound from the crowd at all. He could have been talking to an empty room for all we know.
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Post by Havard » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:16 pm

True_Atlantean wrote:The kits were mentioned as part of the general address at GenCon and some more detail shown of some of the characters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn03dOCbEwU

In watching the video, I wasn't thrilled with this level of diversification and I'm unsure that it will attract new gamers to the hobby. The whole talk seemed to be 'look we have an iOS game', and 'we've converted Lords of Waterdeep to a digital game', and 'now we have Kre-O', and so on. I'm not sure who Mike Mearls was addressing, but there was no sound from the crowd at all. He could have been talking to an empty room for all we know.
Wow, the audience were really dead. Granted, Mearls may not be a show man type presenter, but the videos he showed were pretty cool, and yet no response?

This raises some important questions. It seems that WotC is realizing that there isn't really that much money in RPGs at all. Yet OTOH, there are all these D&D fans out there, so what would we be interested in spending money on?


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