It is 40-Kickback, one of 3 Takara mold Insecticons. Some say that the Takara boxed Insecticons are mailaway releases, but I am not really sure whether they are. In many instances, the common thought is that they are pretty difficult to track down in box. Not really very expensive, but just difficult to track down.
So here is Kickback first....
- #1 of 36: Operation Combination TF-01: Sixbuilder
- #2 of 36: D-56: Ramjet MIB
- #2A of 36: D-56: Ramjet MIB, redux
- #3 of 36: 26-Grimlock MIB
- #4 of 36: 27-Sludge MIB
- #5 of 36: 28-Slag MIB
- #6 of 36: 43-Blitzwing MIB
- #7 of 36: D-72 Octane MIB
- #8 of 36: 08-Streak MIB (aka Bluestreak)
- #9 of 36: 22-Starscream MIB unused
- #10 of 36: 23-Skywarp MIB unused
- #11 of 36: 24-Thundercracker MIB unused
- #12 of 36: D-57: Thrust MIB
- #13 of 36: 29-Snarl MIB
- #14 of 36: 30-Swoop MIB
- #15 of 36: 49-Laserwave MIB (aka Shockwave)
- #16 of 36: 16-Megatron MIB
- #17 of 36: 48-Astrotrain MIB (white)
- Interlude - Takara Japanese boxed Decepticon Seekers - 22-Starscream, 23-Skywarp, 24-Thundercracker, D-56: Ramjet and D-57: Thrust
- Interlude - Fight! Super Robot Life - Japanese Transformer Takara boxed Dinobots MIB
- #18 of 36: 40-Kickback MIB
I'm contacting you regarding the Japanese G1 Kickback set that was released in Japan during 1985.
I'm having trouble translating the yellow Japanese text section of the box where the photos show G1 Kickback in Grasshopper form and in robot form along with the same yellow text in Japanese at the top near the flap where the photos show G1 Kickback in transforming from Grasshopper form into robot form because some of the photos that I Google searched countless of times have been pixel and far too dark to decipher not to mention far too small and far too difficult to translate.
If you do have time and If you do have a Vintage 1985 Japanese G1 Kickback that's mint in box, can you please add the Japanese text when you reply to this message after You've google translated it along with some photos at add, it would be a really, really, really great help to me as I'm doing my own Japanese instruction videos via YouTube during 2019.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this e-mail and I hope to hear from you soon.
All the best for 2019