BeastProwl wrote:Could be a KO or a re-issue. Were's Jelze?
I'm a toy identifier, not a variant know-it-all
Anyway, I pulled out Fred's Workshop for this one and found something quite interesting:
Fred's Workshop wrote:Though covered in the Stampings and Rubbies page, it deserves a mention here. You can have several manufacturer-stampings on the jets. From a completely blank leg (the Pre-TF and first TF issue; often confused with fakes), to a Takara-only stamping, to Takara with dates, to Hasbro/Takara (Japan), and on the reissues, Hasbro/Takara (blocked dates) but CHINA. What fun.
Type 1) Pre-Tf: NO manufacturer-stamping on leg.
Type 2) TF: No manufacturer-stamping on leg.
Type 3) TF: Takara-only on leg.
Type 4) (Insert transitional stamping here.)
Type 5) TF: Hasbro/Takara shared.
Type 6) TF: G2, Hasbro/Takara (**date China).
Type 7) TF: TRU reissue, Hasbro/Takara shared (** China).
It seems the bottom one is either a Diaclone original with (repro) Transformer stickers, or a 1984 Starscream. As rubsigns were introduced in 1985 I'm suspecting the latter. Here's a little reading material:Fred's workshop G1 Seeker variants page
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