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Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:49 pm

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Here's a blast from the past! Our friends over at The Spacebridge have shared with the public the color sheet of Universe (2003) Motormaster, a redeco of Generation One Thunderclash and Machine Wars Optimus Prime who was intended to be the Generation One character of the same name.

The images have been mirrored below for your viewing convenience.

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Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:00 pm

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The Spacebridge Facebook page give us a look at what could have been. They have updated with Hasbro's paint guide on a planned but ultimately cancelled Menasor repaint of Thunderclash/MW Optimus Prime. This would have been release in the original Transformers Universe line.

The Spacebridge wrote:Back in 2003 Hasbro had planned a repaint of Thunderclash / MW Prime as Menasor. A few unpainted prototypes have appeared over the years along with the box art. Here are some rare pictures of Hasbro's paint guide for the completed toy


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Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:07 pm

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Looks pretty cool. I probably would've got it, had it been released.
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Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor

Postby Windsweeper » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:22 pm

Looks cool.

Still I'd love Rid Ultra Magnus repainted as Motormaster
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Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor

Postby Bumblevivisector » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:41 pm

Wait, was this guide created using old Thunderclash stock photography? I've never handled an actual Thunderclash, but there's no way the launchers could've retained the gravity-feed gimmick and still been retooled to meet U.S. safety standards right? Assuming the trailer was going to be the same remold as MW Optimus, you'd think they'd have used a photo of it instead.
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Poyguimogul » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:12 pm

I have to reply to this as a faithful member of Seibertron.com (aka saber tron, you f'king weirdos) this figure is the "paint it black" to heavy metal. this figure un-doubtedly gave birth to what we now consider "Shattered" universe. So much the song "Paint it Black" is progenitor of "Heavy ? Black Metal"
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Poyguimogul » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:18 pm

by this I mean, the instrumental part past "all the lyrics which based on PTSD of the time. I.e the vetnam war "}
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Triptykon » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:09 pm

Diggin' the typo on that sheet ;)
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby triKlops » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:32 pm

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Nice deco guide.
Always good to see archived work dug up and presented.
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby joevill » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:37 pm

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So ugly.... I would of bought it anyway!
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Delicon » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:07 pm

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This thing is hideous looking. That Universe 2003 line reached a LOT with their repaints. The funky colored Silverbolt was still uglier, though.
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:54 pm

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Poyguimogul wrote:I have to reply to this as a faithful member of Seibertron.com (aka saber tron, you f'king weirdos) this figure is the "paint it black" to heavy metal. this figure un-doubtedly gave birth to what we now consider "Shattered" universe. So much the song "Paint it Black" is progenitor of "Heavy ? Black Metal"
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Pretty sure these colors are meant to be G1 Motormaster colors and not a precursor to Shattered Glass Optimus Prime.

Namely, there's a much greater presence of gray and black here than there is purple, which was the dominate color of SG Optimus and yet is only a minor color here.
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby MagnetarPrime » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:26 am

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Sabrblade wrote:
Poyguimogul wrote:I have to reply to this as a faithful member of Seibertron.com (aka saber tron, you f'king weirdos) here.


>:oP :grin:
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:05 am

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MagnetarPrime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Poyguimogul wrote:I have to reply to this as a faithful member of Seibertron.com (aka saber tron, you f'king weirdos) here.


I must ignore the troll
Troll? Me or him?

All I was saying is that I don't see much of SG Optimus in this deco, and see more obvious cues of Motormaster in it.

Though, he is right in saying that "Seibertron" is pronounced like "Say-ber-tron".
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:15 am

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Sabrblade wrote:Troll? Me or him?


You could never be a troll, Sabrblade. You're too nice of a guy, not to mention you're my appointed partner-in-crime ;) Seriously though everyone, we have a "Report this post" button in the right-hand corner of every post for a reason. Use it. :)

And Motormaster doesn't look half bad. Shame he was canceled along with a number of other releases.

Bumblevivisector wrote:Wait, was this guide created using old Thunderclash stock photography? I've never handled an actual Thunderclash, but there's no way the launchers could've retained the gravity-feed gimmick and still been retooled to meet U.S. safety standards right? Assuming the trailer was going to be the same remold as MW Optimus, you'd think they'd have used a photo of it instead.


The gravity-fed mechanism is still present I believe, but ignored entirely. The Machine Wars version has only the launchers retooled, and only supplied with two long missiles (from what toy I don't know).
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby MagnetarPrime » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:50 am

Motto: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Carl Sagan"
not you Sabrblade, I don't know why your name is there, besides it was a joke.
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:46 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:...not to mention you're my appointed partner-in-crime ;)


I... I thought we had a thing together... :sad:

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I feel that, while this deco looks really cool on here, the neon yellow shouldn't really be here. But that's just me.
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Flashwave » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:01 am

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Never made it in time for Machine Wars, I woulda loved to have gotten in on Menasor for this mold.

Curious, if he would've gotten to keep the missiles that King Atlas came with (his bombs) or been stuck with Whirl's redone long missiles. How did Hasbro get away with Atlas's bomber gimmick anyway, with such short missiles?
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby El Duque » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:33 pm

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The folks over at The Spacebridge facebook page are back at it, posting rarely seen Transformers prototype images.

First up, we have the original unedited images of G1 Swoop that were used for the figure's boxart. As you can see there were a few changes that occurred between the prototype and production figure. The prototype featured gold chrome on the figure's lower jaw, feet, projectiles. Additionally the tip of the beak was less bulbous on the prototype.

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Transformers G1 1985 Swoop (Swarp) Gallery

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Next we have a proposed black redeco of Energon Megatron.

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Lastly, we have a set of proposed G1 Minibot redecos that would have been released by Takara Tomy. Warpath, Seaspray, Powerglide, Beachcomber, and Cosmos in all new color schemes some of which are little more real world accurate.

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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Hoitytoity » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:58 pm

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Anyone else notice that the Cosmos, Powerglide and Warpath redecos are almost identical to the eHobby Gobots set that came out several years back? Guess they didn't toss out the idea entirely after all.
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby triKlops » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:01 pm

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Hoitytoity wrote:Anyone else notice that the Cosmos, Powerglide and Warpath redecos are almost identical to the eHobby Gobots set that came out several years back? Guess they didn't toss out the idea entirely after all.

Thinking the exact same thing man
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:03 pm

Hoitytoity wrote:Anyone else notice that the Cosmos, Powerglide and Warpath redecos are almost identical to the eHobby Gobots set that came out several years back? Guess they didn't toss out the idea entirely after all.
Indeed. When I saw the thumbnail, I briefly assumed this was about the Gobots' prototypes. Add in Beachcomber's headlights making him look like his G2 incarnation, and Seaspray's the odd one out; the red torso makes him look like...something I've seen before, but I can't place.
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Flashwave » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:05 pm

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Man, i really wish we'd gotten that Megatron as... hell i dont know, but i love the colors and theming ld is mot half bad, i just dont like itbas Megs and ts too big for Galvy now that we uave Scourge and Cyclonus
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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Bounti76 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:10 pm

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Hoitytoity wrote:Anyone else notice that the Cosmos, Powerglide and Warpath redecos are almost identical to the eHobby Gobots set that came out several years back? Guess they didn't toss out the idea entirely after all.


That was exactly the idea behind it. Take those unused decos and turn them into the GoBots.I have the set, and Pathfinder/Cosmos is exactly the same color scheme as here. Bad Boy/Powerglide had his olive green changed to dark blue, but is otherwise the same, and Treds/Warpath only had his visor changed to black, and is a slightly more forest green shade of green rather than olive.

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Re: Rare Prototype Images: Unreleased Universe (2003) Motormaster Color Sheet

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:59 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
Weapon: Saber Blade
Flashwave wrote:Man, i really wish we'd gotten that Megatron as... hell i dont know,
An upgraded form of OTFCC 2004 Universe Megazarak. That's an idea for someone we could have used this toy for. :-B
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