Hot Spot (G1) question

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ultra Lagmus, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Ultra Lagmus

    Ultra Lagmus Well-Known Member

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    Hot Spot is a powder blue fire engine, not any of the usual shades of red. Does anyone know what the story is behind why it's that color?

    I wondered initially if Japanese fire engines were light blue, but I looked on the Japanese Wikipedia, hordes of red fire engines on the fire truck page. And copy-pasting the kanji into an image search engine, still all red engines. So, where does the blue come from?
     
  2. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I've seen towns that have white engines and another that has a color much like movie Ratchet. Not everyone uses red.
     
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    around here they tend to be yellow, and barberton has purple fire trucks.
     
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    yea me too! i'd totally put that in classics!
     
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    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    Possibly because Inferno was red & Hasbro thought it shouldn't have two red fire trucks on the market at the same time & cause confusion. Yes Inferno came out first but Hot Spot was in the planning stages already.
     
  9. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Yep/\/\/\

    Also, since when were TF colors ultra accurate?
    -Blast Off
    -Warpath
    -Skywarp
    -Thundercracker

    ...to name a few