Friday, October 26, 2007


Here's a couple of gems I just dug out. Bombshell and Kickback, two of the original Insecticons. I think we also had the third one, Shrapnel, but there was no sign of him in the box. We played with these guys a lot (as you can see) but I still had to look up their names on Wikipedia. I decided to scan them in robot mode because the bugs they change into look pretty bad. Keep in mind you can click on the photos to see them in greater detail...

Bombshell- This guy kinda changes into a beetle but looks pretty lame. I did a lot of custom coloring on our toys when I was 9 or so. I had silver and gold paint markers, and I liked to add in details like bolts and vents. Looks like I painted the back silver and made his gloves gold.

Kickback- He's supposed to transform into a grasshopper, but once again robot mode looks cooler. This guy is just beat up. Lost an arm somewhere along the way and has a yellow penis(???) on his head. I remember these would come in somewhat large boxes and then you'd get the toy out and it'd be like 3" tall.

Alright, I'll try to post more...

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