I have one version of that toy at the moment: BWII BB & Starscream, which is very nearly the colours of the cancelled G2 repaint. I had the other 3 - G2 Blue, Armada Boxed RiD and Robotmasters - but couldn't justify holding four copies of the same toy.
One of the best toys of the entire Transformers line.
I had an original that my mother snatched out of someones hands in the TRU christmas rush, that was good times. I do have the Universe one - the camo style one - but that is in storage somewhere. Very excited to get this beautifully blue pair back!
This is a catalog for Takara suppliers in '95. Transformers G2 appeared. This lineup is attractive even if I look at it now. And cheap! Exceptional! 800 yen even with a laser rod with a light-emitting gimmick. I received the story that the rotor force had been published though it is not scheduled to be released when I uploaded it before.
And for completeness sake (although Phil reached the point he was aiming for so there was really no point in going any further, but heigh ho) the Thrilling 30 mold was also re-used as The Last Knight Premier Edition Megatron - tfwiki.net/wiki/Megatron_(Movie)/toys#Premier_Edition . This time with a remolded head to kinda match how he looks in that film.