Fan Expo Canada 2014

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 6th, 2014


Hasbro had a small booth this year, showing some of the toy lines that compose their front line. Both Kreo and My Little Pony made an appearance, with each getting one side of the floor space. As usual, several folks from Hasbro were on hand to show off some of the cool Fan Expo exclusives and help people with any questions. Toronto Thumbs will be reviewing a number of Hasbro goodies in the next few months; but in the mean time, check out some of the cool stuff that we saw on the Fan Expo show floor.


Kre-O is line of construction toys (much like LEGO) that came out a number of years ago. The first sets of Kre-O were based on the ever-popular Transformers – and those sets were a lot of fun. While the Kre-O creations did not actually transform, you could use the same set of blocks to create either the vehicle form or the robot form. We have reviewed a number of different Kre-O sets in the past, and we have always enjoyed putting them together, taking them apart, and putting them together again in their alternate configurations. With new Transformers movies coming out seemingly all the time, you can bet that there are Kre-O sets for many of the characters.

What could this be?

Kre-O sets also have their own variant of the LEGO “mini-figs” called Kreons. Kreons are small figures that are assembled from a few pieces; they have articulating arms and swiveling heads. Many Kreons are just generic character types (construction workers, for example); but there are a number of Kreons that are actually miniature versions of Autobots and Decepticons. One of the highlights for me at Hasbro’s Fan Expo booth was the Class of 1984 Kreon Transformers packs.The set had 30 different figures composed of the original Transformers characters from the 1984 cartoon. I seriously regret not buying this set – if only because it is the epitome of awesome.

ZOMG! Gimme!

There are also other Kre-O lines aside from Transformers that we have also reviewed. You can bet that there will be plenty more of these coming from Hasbro.

My Little Pony

Ladies and Bronies rejoice!

One of Hasbro’s most popular lines, My Little Pony, has been around for a very long time and has spawned a large number of toys, cartoons and even some movies. The My Little Pony section of Hasbro’s Fan Expo booth featured a few displays of My Little Pony as well as a face-painting station. There were many kids hanging around this part of the booth having a lot of fun.

Following the successful My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks is an upcoming film that will also be accompanied by a new line of toys. Smallest Thumbs has told me that her and her friends really enjoy these toys, so it should come as no surprise that the Rainbow Rocks dolls will probably be in demand this holiday season.

DIY Ponies! Crazy!

What I did find really cool about the My Little Pony display, though, was the “DIY” line, where kids can essentially design and build their own ponies. I wasn’t able to get into the exact mechanism for this – but hopefully we’ll be able to report something soon!

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