What better time is there than now to also give Hoist the limelight in my blog.
Presenting - vintage Takara boxed 46 - Hoist! This is an exceptionally stunning specimen. Rarely do I see vintage pieces that are as nice and pristine as this. And so, here it is...
A look at the top of the box.
This is the 'wrecker' variant of Hoist, the 'wrecker' words being from this same mold's Diaclone era release. Apparently, for the Fight! Super Robot Life series, Hoist was released as a regular version (same as the USA release) and a version with the 'wrecker' words at the side. Also apparently, the latter version is 'rarer'.
Back of the box - look, no flap crease!
Pictured here with its contents - complete and unused paperworks.
Pictured here with 47-Grapple, a frequent collaborator and friend of Hoist in the G1 cartoons. Fitting that they are numbered consecutively - 46 and 47.