Thursday, September 02, 2010

Wonderfest Retrospective Part 7: 2008 WST Arcee

Ahh... the World's Smallest Transformers line. Truly one of the best things to come out of the blind packed Takara-Tomy toys. So the talented people at Wonderfest got cooking and in the spring of 2008 we got a bunch of unpainted semi snap together kits of World's Smallest Arshi (WST Arcee). Originally sold for 3000 yen.
As stated before, molded completely in white plastic and had to be assmebled via snap together parts, a simple kit for a simple toy, but maaaannnn did it sell out quick. I remember seeing it at Botcon 2008 later that year and before I knew it, it was gone (Damn you Xjunky).
But this story has somewhat of a happy ending, in late 2008 someone started to cast their own WST Arcee using the same mold from this Wonderfest release (a common thing in Japan/China/Hong Kong, bootleging of garage kits) and released a handful of these assembled AND painted, with a twist

About 10 were made, some painted as Arcee's typical G1 colors, the other painted in a very NOT-Paradron Medic blue (Chromia perhaps?). Pretty awesome stuff. But that would not be the end of Wonderfest and WSTs........................

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