Justitoys WST becoming hard to find in online stores?

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  1. Scaleface

    Scaleface Well-Known Member

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    I noticed that several of the online stores have quietly stopped carrying Justitoys Smallest and Legends sized toys in recently months. Robot Kingdom and TFscource. Both of those companies had formerly been the excclusive sources for WST Greatshot and WST white/black Astrotrain.

    TFcon has also said they won't carry any WST toys in the future, and they were the guys who did G2 Slag.

    I've heard mutterings it's because they unwilling to carry any toys which use the Hasbro/Takara molds, even shrunken versions of the molds.

    Where do we get these toys now? I see them on ebay and ioffer? Are any stores still carrying Justitoys WST toys?
     
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    Hasbro sent a cease and desist letter to all online stores like BBTS and TFsource stating that WST toys, like the dinobots, are an IP infringement and that they can loose their ability to order from Hasbro. Since it would cost money to go against the manufacturer in Asia, they rather go against the stores who offer them in the states and abroad.
     
  3. Scaleface

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    Darn shame, The latest Justitoys have all been Legends scale and look GREAT in my Classic Legends toys.
     
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    Damn! Thanks goodness there's still Ebay.
     
  5. Scaleface

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    Chimungmung, toystrike.net, acestoystore, ii-toy.com, ebay and ioffer still carry them.
     
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    Thanks Scaleface for the info, I'll keep that in mind.
     
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    JT's WST line is one of my fave 3rd party lines.
     
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    Lol I didn't even realize they were third party for a long time.
     
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    I'm not holding out much hope for future Justitoys WST stuff unfortunately :( 

    On the other hand I finally got the Dinobot Comic set through the post today :) 
     
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    I thought Sixshot was to be the last? Such a shame, these WSTs are the best line since Binaltech.
     
  11. Scaleface

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    Well, I'm hoping we see Greatshot, Blitzwing and Overcharge. Plus they teased a Wheeljack mold.

    Heerotoysmaker is making Stepper too..

    abc
     
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    Just got Great Shot through
     
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    Keep an eye on robotkingdom's facebook account. They like to advertise for something they can't sell, and then say "contact us for more details". Seems like you can still get it from them, just not officially through the store itself.
    that's speculation on my part though. It just seems odd that they keep showing new pictures of products they aren't going to sell.
     
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    A JustiToys WST Great Shot? They made one? Where did you get it?
    I assumed it was cancelled...
     
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    Email info@robotkingdom.com and ask them. It's not on their website but they do appear to be clearing their stock. But it definitely exists!
     
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    Thanks! This is the red/white/blue deco, correct?
     
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    Was any JustiToys WST ever available for sale on BBTS? I thought they always passed on them. TFSource, Toy Arena and others had JustiToys stuff but I don't recall BBTS unless some collectors sold stuff to them recently.

    Greatshot was made and released, but like Sixshot the listing was taken down from RK. Those with preorders got theirs, others have appeared on eBay. Unlike Sixshot, however, there is no Greatshot reissue that's been planned (as far as we know) so there's no ability to give it away as a free "throw-in" like RK's been doing with their stock of JustiToys Sixshots.
     
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    Yep, that's right.
     
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    Can anyone post some photos of Great Changer?
     
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    I have all of the Justitoys WSTs (I actually have all of the WSTs for that matter), but Justitoys has always been a pain in the ass. They are one of the worst offenders about delays (I waited almost a year to get my Dinobots stocking stuffers from TFsource), so I doubt the retailers are too broken up about it.

    Having said that, I caved and just last week got the WST Sixshot off of eBay. So these things are still available, you may just have to wait longer on shipping and hope for decent availability. Doesn't seem to be too much of a problem thus far though.

    They aren't. The original lineup was from Takara, but Justitoys and Heero on eBay stepped in a few years ago and created the Dinobots, Blaster, Shockwave and a few others that weren't official and therefore 3rd Party. Everything else is official product though.
     
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