Kre-o landed in Belgium

Hi all,

I’ve had some trouble getting the G.I. Joe kre-o sets in Belgium, but eventually I succeeded in getting all the sets. If anybody can help me get the bagged kreons… just post a reply or send me a mail or a tweet πŸ™‚

Bitten by the building bug, I’ve been looking at other (building) toys to add to my G.I. Joe collection. The first obvious choice is LEGO, but I didn’t really find something that would fit. So the second brand is Kre-O itself. The Transformers sets are pretty cool, but I’m not into that reality, so my choice fell on the Kre-O Battleship sets. I had been looking around, but the prices were still quite high (min. €20 – $26 per box). But then… I walked into my local ActionΒ store (it’s a store that sells office supplies, kitchen aid tools, toys, food, … you name it, they probably have it) and I browsed past the toys section (they once had some Joes on sale). My eyes fell on these sets:

Chopper Air Assault Stryker

 

Each of these were on sale for a little €6 ($ 7.5)! They will make a great addition to my collection. The aliens are not exactly B.A.T.’s, but hey, the vehicles are quite cool and the generic humans can be used as Greenshirts πŸ™‚

All I need to do know is get them build and find a place to create a great dio or display… Keep you posted!

The neverending painful story of a European G.I. Joe collector

On January, 21st I pre-ordered the entire collection of G.I. Joe Kre-O from Toys ‘R Us (they ship internationally now). Everything seems to be going well, and I soon receive some of the 3 3/4″ inch toys I also ordered at the same time. The release date of the Kre-O’s comes and goed, but since the shipping is internationally, I don’t panic just yet.

After a while, I get worried and I contact Toys ‘R Us. They send me along to their partner I-Parcel. The Service Desk of I-Parcel can give me the tracking number for the local package service they use (GLS). I contact GLS and they claim they have delivered the package to an address further down in my street, a driver’s error. I did not receive any news about that and they claim they can’t get the package back.

I continue to email between Toys ‘R Us, I-Parcel and GLS, but no solution so far.

I keep hoping they’ll be able to recover the package or send me a replacement, but my hopes are diminishing every passing hour.

If anybody can give me some insight or support on this matter, please contact me.

Hasbro Update

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Update on my previous post (Happy New Year):

Hasbro’s answer confirmed my fears. G.I. Joe toys will not be sold in Belgium (possibly even Europe). Such a shame. I’ve asked if it was possible to place an order directly with them for one of each πŸ™‚ but that won’t be possible as well πŸ™

First box of Kre-O has arrived

First box of Kre-O has arrived

The first box of G.i.Joe Kre-O has arrived yesterday. I’d like to thank Toys ‘r US for finally shipping internationally – yes, there is a whole world out there outside of the US πŸ™‚

I’ve already put the Dragonfly together (pics will follow as soon I’ve cleared some space in my display cabinet).