Review by VF5SS
In my youth as a transforming robot enthusiast, I acquired many strange toys at various shops located somewhere in the hazy recesses of my memory. In the early 90's, shops were still filled with hundreds of bootleg Transformers and other bizarre knock-off products all waiting for some eager child to take them home.
Over the years many of my cheap robots have fallen victim to the ravages of time, but one that has stuck around despite all odds. Thanks to the tireless effort of eccentric collector Butto, I now know the name of the toy that fascinated me for just a little while.
W-Jecca, or Double Jetcar, starts off as a small pair of vehicles. Each is an amazing 80's styled futuristic machine loving rendered in bright orange, white, and chrome plastic.
The first component is W-Jeccar Z (or 2 in the second release). This thinly disguised pair of legs looks just like the kind of RC car every little boy wants to buy. This variant has absolutely no paint-apps but the stickers are absolutely sublime in terms of simple functionality.
The second component is W-Jeccar V(or 1 in the second release). A much less obvious configuration of the robot's upper body, this jet hits all the high notes of 80's super technology with its delta wings and twin engines. It's a real sleek design that is ready to dominate the stratosphere.
He may not look like much, but W-Jeccar blew my little mind. There was something about the aesthetics, the colors, and the feet that screamed to me this was no ordinary Transformer. While you really can't do much with W-Jeccar (you can move the arms), what you can do is have him stand stoically and look pretty.
A shot from the back reveals all the secrets of the transformation. Even so, his two components are very well matched.
His face was also another eye-opener for me. While it is a little mushy (and misaligned), these quasi-Gundam head was unlike anything I had ever seen before. And those shoulder stickers are total class.
I have no idea how I could ever find another one of these, but I am happy to have W-Jeccar.
Comments4 comments posted
Let the bootleg library grow.
Yeah, in 90's there are so many bootleg toys. I just wonder that how come there so many toys like this XD
"transform and roll out"
The original W-Jeccar as seen in Butto's article is a legitimate cheap toy and is not a bootleg of anything. I believe my particular example may be a bootleg as it was sold in Kay-Bee toy stores along with several other toys from the originating Wing line. If I could get my hands on a boxed original maybe it would clarify the exact differences between the legit release and mine.
I have this toy, and two others in the same style. Technically, four others, as each half of the robot was packaged separately.
IIRC, all have legs made up of race cars. Two have jets as their top half, and the third used a helicopter.
The toys are gorgeous, but they are incredibly floppy. The head of my helicopter robot gets dislodged whenever I touch it, but it snaps back on easily.