G1 Blaster Copyright Variation Question

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  1. G1 Cassette Hunter

    G1 Cassette Hunter Hunting the Elusive G1 Cardbacks

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    So, I came across something that I did not have in regards to G1 Blaster. I have removable back & solid back versions of him. However, it seems there was a point where retooling occurred in regards to the copyright marks for both versions, retooling over only the 1974 of the "1974, 1984" copyright marks. What was confusing me, I have only ever seen this associated with the additional retool of the country of manufacture. However, Japan remains with these retools, removing them from potential official China releases. Anyone have thoughts on the origins of this retool?

    Vintage Transformers Autobot Blaster G1 Hasbro 1984 Boombox Hasbro | eBay - removable door

    Blaster - 1985 Vintage Hasbro G1 Transformers Action Figure Boombox | eBay - solid back