First of all, I'm going to come right out the gate here and ask why the instructions, photography, and promotional material all show Kickback's translucent energon weapons attached to his wings. I mean, yes, they *can* attach to his wings. There's slots specifically for that and nothing else. HOWEVER.
This is not their real purpose. These two translucent energy weapons COMBINE and PLUG INTO THE INSECT MODE THORAX because they are THE ABDOMEN. This is the insect mode's abdomen. Kickback has no abdomen otherwise. The combination of extra pieces and plugging into the back of the insect mode (there is a combination of a peghole and a guided slot only for this purpose) is what completes the insect mode. But nothing mentions this! Nothing! It seems IMPORTANT! Attaching them to the wings? BAD. Why is this what they advertised? I don't get it.
No no no wait. I'm not done. Do you REALIZE what this MEANS that his sword things are made out of halves of his abdomen? It means HE HAS ASS SWORDS. HE BEATS YOU TO DEATH WITH HALVES OF HIS OWN BUTT. This is GREAT. This is INTERESTING. This is worth my attention.
Otherwise, this is an extremely standard Kickback toy. He transforms very simply (essentially exactly like the original toy but with a flap to cover up the robot face in insect mode) in like five seconds, tops. He looks like the cartoon. If in the cartoon he weaponized his own buttcheeks.
He's bigger than he should be? Transformers since the beginning of War for Cybertron: Stege has been very good at making toys be the correct size relative to each other. But Insecticons are, like, Mini-Vehicle size. I checked! I watched many cartoon episodes to make sure the scale chart got this one wrong! Yet Legacy Kickback is regular Deluxe Class size. Kinda beefy, really. Hasbro could have gotten away with selling us a smaller toy for our money.
And yet they give us this large-ish toy with even larger ass swords.