Quote Originally Posted by Steveno4 View Post
More info - you've made my day BadAstronaut! And this makes so much more sense in the context of how I came to get it - Of course my parents didn't buy me a new kit! It's possible I got it as early as 1980, but that doesn't really matter. Just wanted to know what it was and its age - so thanks again.
No problem .. I own 3 kits of same shells just from the 80-83 era with the black/silver Pearl Japan badges