G1 Hound in strange color

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  1. forex

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    I came across this Hound which looks like usual G1 Hound, except for the rear part in red color. I wasn`t able to find picture of red Hound anywhere, so I`m puzzled about this completely. Those red parts don`t look like they have been painted by some previous owner - red paint has been scratched here and there, and the plain metal surface is seen below, not Hound`s green color.
    The toy is stamped with the "Takara 1980. 1982. Hasbro 1980. 1982."

    Can someone help with some info about this? Thanks in advance!

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  2. Big Dawg

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    looks like a crappy custom paint job that got left unfinished
     
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    Looks like someone started a custom and then stopped. You can strip the paint off those die cast pieces very simply, so the bare metal underneath doesn't really mean anything.

    Plus, the chair/feet being painted like that screams custom to me.
     
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    It's probably just been painted by a previous owner, I mean you can see the the red is somewhat poorly applied so someone probably just got bored one day or this was a practice run for them. :cool: 
     
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    Looks ugly.
     
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  7. forex

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    Thanks for those fast replys :)  So someone has partly painted this Hound after all - my mystery is solved then :) 
     
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    "If only every mystery was this easy to solve, Batman"

    "You said it Robin. You said it."
     
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    It's Hound's time of the month
     
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    Maybe some one who was color blind painted it.
     
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    I lol'ed. Good job!
     
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    Joshua,

    You gotta change your avatar, it always makes me hungry.
     
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    You gotta stop making me buy things I really want.

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    I think you want to buy me some wings and bring em to NJ.
     
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    That mold does look good in red. I wonder what character they were going for, or if this was simply practice on a junker.
     
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    It's Composite Christmas Hound.
     
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    It could've been an attempt at Hell Hound. :) 
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me if it was from one of our own guys in Radicons. I don't know how old this picture is, much less how long ago this repaint was attempted, but it could've been a practice round. It's always recommended that you practice your paint skills on dollar store knock-offs and junkers before moving on to the good stuff.

    But because it's unclear who did this, it's easy for some to dismiss it as "crap" or "ugly" without looking at the bigger picture. I'm willing to bet that someone from this very website was behind said attempt and that individual is probably somewhat embarrassed to admit it's theirs for fear of ridicule.
     
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    Nice :lol 
     

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