Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kreon Micro-Changers SLIPSTRIKE!

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Transformers Kre-O Mini-Figures - Series 4 - Slipstrike - Hasbro 2014

This little beauty totally snuck up on me.  Beyond the fact that I didn't know this figure was in stores, I had no idea this character even existed.  The Transformers of the Kre-O universe are actually considered different characters than the other properties.  Most of the time the difference in negligible.  But this time, there's a total name change that probably threw a lot of collectors off her scent.  Slipstrike is the Kreon version of Slipstream, who is a female clone of Starscream from Transformers: Animated.  Starscream made a lot of clones of himself, but it seems that Slipstream had the most staying power - making cameo appearances in video games and comics and even getting a Botcon exclusive toy (basically a repainted Starscream with lips).  I've been in a Transformers kick lately with the introduction of all these new fembots in the comics (and the new Windblade mini-series starting this coming Wednesday 4/16) so discovering this cool little lady was kismet.  Let's check Slipstrike out in detail below!











 
 
 
 
 
 



Like a typical Kreon, Slipstrike comes with instructions for a simple "bellyflop" transformation into a jet.  In fact, each figure in this series comes with a giant foldout paper that shows every character's transformation instructions.  I can't remember if previous Micro-Changer series' have been like this or not.








 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are some images of Slipstream.
 
 


 



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
And here's a clip from Transformers: Animated just for good measure.
 
 
 
 
 
 





Time for some Comparison Pics!
 
Here she is with her fellow Decepticon, Airachnid (from Series 01)





And here she is with classic Arcee.
 

 
 
Cheers!
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. I have Arcee, and I think I need to add this one to my collection when she arrives near me!

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    1. Check Walgreens. That's the only place around here that is carrying the wave it seems (they've been out for a while). The last two digits of her code are 43.

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