Weird UK advert: Hot Rod with Tracks flames!

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  1. scubaboy31

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    Something I'd never seen before. While the magenta Hot Rod showed up in the US advert for the 86 cars, and I think the Gnaw advert, The UK version had Tracks' flame decal in place of his regular flames. Weird oddity that hasn't been mentioned as far as I know. It's not on the Wiki!

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    Interesting. But this belongs in the Video Section :) 

    Even though it is toy related, all things video's (besides reviews) about TF's belongs there.

    Thanks for sharing. Kinda looks cool.
     
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    I suppose so, but thought that guys who browse this forum might find it interesting. I know I would never have seen this in the videos section!

    This looks cool though, in some respects this flame deco is more like the animation madel than the toys!
     
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    Awesome commercial, I wish that TakaraTomy would reissue Hot Rod in those colors. Besides the Tracks sticker on his chest Hot Rod has either Ramjet's or Starscream's pylon stickers on his legs.

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    :lol  oh those wacky Brits!

    Must be they hadn't finalized Hot Rod's sticker sheet when that commercial was made.
     
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    I seriously doubt that the ad was made over here, so you crazy yanks are most likely to blame for that one :) 

    It'd just be redubbed over here. Most of our ads were the same as the US ones.

    The strange thing is that this must have been really early to not have the final stickers when other ads do have them. Has this happened with other figures in ads?I wonder how late in the game Hot Rods colour change was before production?
     

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