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Robotix 1998 WASP

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In a way starting from the end, we´ll review the latest dated robotix set around (here). The 1998 set, WASP.

The 3rd change in package design in a 3-year span, this was the latest known (decent) robotix year. History tells us they kept running around until 2007, but the 1995-1998 "Learning Curve" years not only kept the soul of the 80´s toy but gave it some enhancements.

Package contents.

The figure: Lieutenant Denver. Basically, a repaint of the earlier "Space Scout" figures. Articulation-limited, this PVC figure is very well sculpted. The helmet visor would make a fabulous Cobra Viper helmet front.

The WASP assembled.

Rear view before and after changing the rotating direction on the red plug. The "landing gear" comes down. The thrust exhausts rotate via axle. Robotix has unlimited capabilities such as Lego system. So if I repeat myself time and again, please apologize.

Some views of the WASP. Landing, fly-by... and with a Joe... for scale purposes. These sets are huge and make huge vehicles. So, they´re perfect for bases and cargo ships and above all else... transporting these parts to custom world.

Like so many other construction systems, the manual comes with instructions for 2, 3 or 4 more sets. Better put, vehicles using the same parts. Although not included, this set can be powered by robotix engines. As you will see in future posts, those mechanized systems can do pretty much anything from power claws to movement of blades, wheels, the works. This is definitely worth a serious look.

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