Saturday, June 20, 2009

Decepticon Ransack

Vintage G1 Deluxe Insectacon Ransack

This one has a pretty neat transformation and is well articulated, except for the arms which only pull out and can't rotate or bend at all. That said this is a well made toy, bot mode is fair but it's the bug mode that really shines here. The only issue with this figure is the one of the leg posts that attach to the body has gotten loose - still he stands well.

Ransack was originally designed by Takatoku Toys for the Armored Insect Battalion Beetras toyline. Takatoku Toys went out of business before the end of the Beetras line, Bandai acquired it and licensed Takatoku's Beetras molds to Hasbro in 1985 to make the Deluxe Insecticons.

Ransack's mold was originally scheduled to be released as the Beetras toy named "Beet Vadam". Takatoku went out of business before Beet Vadam was released, giving Ransack the unique distinction of being the only version of this mold ever released.


unit-1978 said...

Dude this guy is so awesome, he almost looks better than kickback.

Jamspeed said...

Thanks, I have been trying to shoot the two deluxe Insectacons for a while and I finally got them up. I knew you would like these guys, I wish I had them all but I'm happy with what I have.