Wingstun is a Destron warrior in the TransFormers Robot Masters line of toys from Takara. Released only in Japan, this toy includes a two-piece blaster rifle and a clear green trident weapon, the latter of which is available only in this set.
Previously sold several times, fans can pretty much take their pick of the color in which they would like to buy this toy. Wingstun's coloring is very similar to that of Machine Wars Skywarp. The same mold was also used in that line to make Thundercracker, and was sold again in Robots in Disguise as Skyfire. In Japan, he was sold during Beast Wars II as Dirge.
While his camo is different than that of Skywarp, Wingstun may remind some fans of that older release despite being a unique character with more or less new decoration. Previous versions of this toy were in purple and grey, baby blue, and a very strange white with a yellow head.
This toy came packaged in regular Robot Masters packaging, which is fairly intricate. Inside a box, there's a three-piece plastic tray to hold the figure in place, which is surprisingly extensive for a small toy. Best of all, there's no twist ties!
Like all Robot Masters, the set includes Generation One-styled TransFormers logos as well as faction symbols similar to that era.
For your amusement, here's the lineup of Destron warriors available as of the last revision of this page.
Text and photos by Adam Pawlus
Sample purchased during San Diego Comic Con International 2004 for $11
Work in progress. Last updated September 13, 2004.