G1 Hound with a "J" in the spare tire star - ?

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  1. tfwmongrel

    tfwmongrel Plastic Crack Addict

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    Looking at a G1 hound that has a big red J in the star sticker on the spare tire. The molded lettering is Takara but what the heck does the big red J indicate? Is it a knockoff? A regional thing? Thanks in advance

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    image.jpeg Diaclone version of Hound had a J in the star, J is for "Jeep" as it's the Astron 2000 J59 variety that Diaclone and therefore G1 Hound are based on.

    I guess it's possible some of the earliest pre rub Hounds still had that detailing on their stickersheets but to my ageing knowledge it was pre-TF only.

    I've attached an image of a Diaclone Hound stickersheet.

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    Ah so it's Diaclone - maybe even more valuable! Thanks Maz!!
     
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    Trust Maz, our resident grand master G1 historian, to have the answer! :D 
     

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