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Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor

Transformers News: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 5:01PM CDT

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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 released 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


Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor

Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor

Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor
Credit(s): The Spacebridge Facebook
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Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515385)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 2nd, 2013 @ 5:07pm CDT
Looks pretty cool. I probably would've got it, had it been released.
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515391)
Posted by Windsweeper on September 2nd, 2013 @ 5:22pm CDT
Looks cool.

Still I'd love Rid Ultra Magnus repainted as Motormaster
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515399)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 2nd, 2013 @ 6:41pm CDT
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.
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515407)
Posted by Poyguimogul on September 2nd, 2013 @ 8:12pm CDT
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"
:KREMZEEK:
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515410)
Posted by Poyguimogul on September 2nd, 2013 @ 8:18pm CDT
by this I mean, the instrumental part past "all the lyrics which based on PTSD of the time. I.e the vetnam war "}
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515417)
Posted by Triptykon on September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:09pm CDT
Diggin' the typo on that sheet ;)
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515438)
Posted by triKlops on September 2nd, 2013 @ 10:32pm CDT
Nice deco guide.
Always good to see archived work dug up and presented.
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515439)
Posted by joevill on September 2nd, 2013 @ 10:37pm CDT
So ugly.... I would of bought it anyway!
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515444)
Posted by Delicon on September 2nd, 2013 @ 11:07pm CDT
This thing is hideous looking. That Universe 2003 line reached a LOT with their repaints. The funky colored Silverbolt was still uglier, though.
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515455)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 2nd, 2013 @ 11:54pm CDT
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"
:KREMZEEK:
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.
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515482)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on September 3rd, 2013 @ 7:26am CDT
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:
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515488)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 3rd, 2013 @ 8:05am CDT
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".
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515489)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 3rd, 2013 @ 8:15am CDT
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).
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515496)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on September 3rd, 2013 @ 8:50am CDT
not you Sabrblade, I don't know why your name is there, besides it was a joke.
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1515622)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 3rd, 2013 @ 5:46pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:...not to mention you're my appointed partner-in-crime ;)


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

8-}

I feel that, while this deco looks really cool on here, the neon yellow shouldn't really be here. But that's just me.
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1516193)
Posted by Flashwave on September 6th, 2013 @ 11:01am CDT
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?
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528319)
Posted by El Duque on November 6th, 2013 @ 7:33pm CST
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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Transformers G1 1985 Swoop (Swarp) Gallery

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: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528323)
Posted by Hoitytoity on November 6th, 2013 @ 7:58pm CST
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.
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528339)
Posted by triKlops on November 6th, 2013 @ 9:01pm CST
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
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528340)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 6th, 2013 @ 9:03pm CST
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.
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528349)
Posted by Flashwave on November 6th, 2013 @ 10:05pm CST
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
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528350)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 6th, 2013 @ 10:10pm CST
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.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Treds
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528361)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 6th, 2013 @ 11:59pm CST
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
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528385)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 7th, 2013 @ 4:58am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
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


That Megatron was actually a proposed store exclusive that would have come with Smallest Transforming Transformers Soundwave. I actually had to double-check that since there's a similar Lucky Draw repaint with red instead of the green (using the smaller mold of course).
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528398)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2013 @ 7:34am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
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


That Megatron was actually a proposed store exclusive that would have come with Smallest Transforming Transformers Soundwave. I actually had to double-check that since there's a similar Lucky Draw repaint with red instead of the green (using the smaller mold of course).
Right, and I'm saying we could have used this as an repurposed upgraded Megazarak, to avoid the redundancy of one more Megatron. ;)
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528399)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 7th, 2013 @ 7:39am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
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


That Megatron was actually a proposed store exclusive that would have come with Smallest Transforming Transformers Soundwave. I actually had to double-check that since there's a similar Lucky Draw repaint with red instead of the green (using the smaller mold of course).
Right, and I'm saying we could have used this as an repurposed upgraded Megazarak, to avoid the redundancy of one more Megatron. ;)


We can never have too many Megatrons. At least he has the guts to change overall appearance unlike a certain other leader you all seem to love ;)
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528430)
Posted by robotmel on November 7th, 2013 @ 10:40am CST
El Duque wrote:Image
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This is one of the very few G1 Transformers I actually like. ;)

I have thought about picking up one of the many KO versions I often see offered but really dont like that steel bar that joins his knees together.
That part seems to be missing or photoshopped out of the prototype/recoloured version.

My questions are, is that bar really necessary to hold Swoop together, or if one was to snip it off would Swoops legs fall off, or does it need to be present to accomplish Transformation? :-?
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528491)
Posted by ausbot on November 7th, 2013 @ 5:18pm CST
They need to re release that e-hobby minibot set
Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528492)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2013 @ 5:24pm CST
The deco of this Megatron reminds me of that of Armada Lucky Draw Black Megatron.

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Compare:

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Re: Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor (1528498)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 7th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CST
I remember the dorky looking head of G1 Razorclaw/Predaking? It was supposed to be built into the body unlike the "helmet" Predaking is now using. I hope to be able to see in my lifetime the figure and how it was supposed to function.
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