I’m back from Toy Fair 2011!on February 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Here’s some odds and ends that don’t really fit into the Transformers Wiki’s coverage.
During the G.I. Joe portion of the introductory presentation, a memorial clip was shown that mourned the loss of Renegades character designer Clement Sauvé. A piece of music was composed just for the presentation, a Sad Piano version of the Renegades theme song. It was very touching and I’m glad they put that together.
Hasbro has a new Totally Not Lego brand coming out soon called “KRE-O,” and this section was put in a tiny room away from everything else and heavily guarded. No photographs were allowed. Hasbro was afraid that somebody from LEGO might get inside and find out how to make construction bricks or something. And then they put a bunch of photos of three of them in their press kits. Well, yeah, sure, but now LEGO will never know that Hasbro is also making kits of Jazz, Ratchet, Prowl, Cliffjumper, Megatron, Sideswipe, and Sentinel Prime!
Anyway, it looks really neat, and I will probably get Ratchet. I loves me some Ratchet.
Addendum: “KRE-O” must be pronounced as if you are Dr. Cliff Huxtable yelling at your son. I’ve decided this.