Now that Just-i-toy’s WST Dinorobot line has ended, they’ve turned their focus to other Tf’s that need some size reduction.
Not sure why they chose Blaster and Shockwave for their next WST’s but I’m glad they did. The Dinorobots were made larger than Takara’s original WST lineup, I guess it was to simulate how the Dinobots were bigger than the rest of the Autobots. Blaster and Shockwave however, are now made in scale with the original WST, so as you can imagine they are tiny little toys.
I love how sharp and crisp all the detailing is on these little guys.
I mean little guys.
The Boom Box handle bends inward, but at this size it’s forgivable.
WST Blaster actually comes with a WST Steel Jaw.
Blaster and his nemesis, Soundwave.
You need to be careful when transforming Blaster, his arms pop off if you use to much force. The tiny gun is perfect.
G1 Blaster was a much larger toy than G1 Soundwave, but Just-i-toys has corrected that. They’re now a perfect complement for each other.
Just to give you an idea as to how small Ravage and Steel Jaw are.Toy crack: 5 –
A must get for any Blaster or WST fan.
- It’s a great little toy. The arms come off a little easily but look how small those ball joints are. To be honest it’s a very impressive feat of toy engineering.
Shockwave is more impressive than Blaster. What with the transparent parts, and a spring-loaded pop-up head gimmick. The tube running into the barrel is made of a very soft and flexible material.
And yes, he’s just as tiny.
Ahh the evil Decepticon guns. Perfect complements.
The arms have tiny ball joints at the shoulders, and even tinier ball joints in the elbows. Oh, and the outer hales of his legs are die-cast.
Just-i-toys WST’s are more accurate scaled down renditions of the G1 toys. But in Takara’s defense, their WST were like $3 dollar toys, and it didn’t take them 2 years to produce 2 figures.
I hear Astro-train, Six-shot and Blitzwing will be the next WST figures that Just-i-toys makes. I’m not going to hold my breath though. If Just-i-toys has one major flaw, it’s that they can’t deliver anything on time. Toy crack: 5 –
This toy is the very embodiment of toy crack.
- The only thing that would make the toy rock harder would be if it lit up when you pulled the trigger (but the trigger actually doesn’t move).
I remember when Just-i-toys announced these new WST, they actually implied that Sun Streaker was going to be made as well. But Sun Streaker didn’t happen, much to my disappointment. So I’m not going to get to excited over the WST triple-changers and Six-shot, not until I see some prototypes. Seriously though, great job Just-i-toys. If you keep making ‘em like this take all the time you need.
Tags: Blaster, Just-i-toys, Shockwave, WST