JustiToys WST Communications Liaison

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  1. Rewind

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    JustiToys WST Communications Liaison (Blaster)

    Just got my WST Blaster, er, Communications Liaison. Here’s some quick thoughts (pics to come tonight):

    Good:
    Looks exactly like a tiny G1 Blaster.

    The quality and finish of the plastic is very good.

    Hips are ball/socket joints which means Blaster finally gets some leg movement.

    Legs slide out to the sides at the knees for a more proportioned look.

    Entire back is metal, as are the feet.

    Steeljaw is the same exact size as WST Ravage, and thus amazingly tiny (be very careful and slow while transforming him as the moving parts do come off easily)

    Bad:
    Grey part of the boombox handle, where it curves, had stress marks right out of the box.

    I encountered a problem immediately in the first step of transformation. The sliding handle was stuck and I could not get it to budge. After a couple minutes of gentle force, it finally freed up. This may be why the handle had stress marks right out of the box. Perhaps each figure get’s test-transformed?

    Another handle problem- possibly because of the bent/stressed handle, the thin side that is supposed to tuck neatly into his leg sticks out by a millimeter or so. It’s not too horrible, but it does look a bit shabby.

    LOOSENESS GALORE. Every moving part aside from the neck is loose. As in barely any friction at all loose. Thankfully the figure is so small and light that he can stand and hold up his gun without problems.



    Overall, I love this figure. Because of the proportions and movable hip joints I actually like it better than the G1 toy. He looks absolutely perfect with Soundwave and the rest of the WST figures. The looseness and handle problem are disappointing, but with a figure this tiny and slight I would treat it delicately anyway so it’s not much of an issue. The looseness can also be easily fixed as every joint is a ball/socket joint (except the elbows, which are simple posts and also very tight), so can therefore be coated with your ball-strengthener of choice.

    Pics later.
     
  2. Rewind

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  3. rkg123

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    nice review - thanks for the pics! been waiting soooo long for this - can't wait for wst shockwave too!
     
  4. Sentinel

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    F'in A!! Mine just shipped from TFsource and I had no idea that they were actually real, true WST scale. I assumed they were more WST Dinobots size (they being Blaster and Shockwave). I am very excited that there is another really WST to add to my collection.

    Thanks for the pics and the review. Now I can't wait to get mine in hand. Awesome.
     
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    They're doing a great job of taking the G1 toys and making small
    easy improvements. For example the way they've been able to match the scale of the characters as they appeared on the show. Finally the dinobots are the hulking masses they are supposed to be.
     
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    Is in need of some stickers, but otherwise looks good.
     
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    does steeljaw transform?
     
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    Got mine last night (neighbour swiped the parcel) and it's pretty good. I pretty much only picked him up to make it worth the postage for Shockwave, but as a small figure he works very well - I never liked the original G1 toy as it was a pretty unnatractive brick, but at this size he's actually pretty good.

    Now if only I could track down a WST Soundwave so that he can have a proper scrap. WST Shockwave vs WST Grimlock looks fantastic!
     
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    Yes. The transformation is exactly like WST Ravage.
     
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    A nice size comparison for you. He is an awesome figure. Be careful with Steeljaw though, I had a mini heart attack when I dropped one of his legs in the carpet today.

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    Yeah, tell me about it! I vow to never transform or display mini Steeljaw again, as he basically is just a few near-microscopic pieces of thin plastic that only really hold together in tape mode. I very gingerly moved the legs and found a bunch of yellow parts all over my living room floor. Luckily I managed to find them all, but I would not recommend transforming him often if at all. Blaster is a lot of fun, though, and displays excellent with WST Soundwave or Classics figures (in boom box mode).
     
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    i had a look at a blaster in-person today, and i can honestly say he's slightly disappointing.

    i can't really put my finger on it, but he jsut didn't seem to be in the same league as the shockwave figure. he just seemed, dunno, poorer quality.
     
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    How big is Communications Liaison compared to one of G1 Blaster's tapes?
     
  14. Rewind

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    He's smaller.
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    wow, wayyyy smaller....
     
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    OP said this guy was really loose, is everyone's this way? I've been considering picking this guy up, but if him and shockwave are overly loose I may have to rethink the purchase.
     
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    Mine is a little loose in the shoulders, where they jiggle a little bit if you shake him. He can hold his arms up just fine, and his gun, so it's not really an issue. Jiggly but not floppy. :) 
     
  18. Jarodimus

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    I'm on the fence for this guy.

    Could someone take a pic of Steeljaw in beast mode, please?

    The way many things should be....
     
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    I just wanna share -- I haven't openned him up yet (I'm still in the office). It's about 30% pricier than the Blaster version. Can't comment on his limbs yet, though.
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