Hasbro Paint Guide for Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor
Monday, September 2nd, 2013 5:01PM CDTCategory: Toy News
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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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Posted by Mindmaster on September 2nd, 2013 @ 5:07pm CDT
Posted by Windsweeper on September 2nd, 2013 @ 5:22pm CDT
Still I'd love Rid Ultra Magnus repainted as Motormaster
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 2nd, 2013 @ 6:41pm CDT
Posted by Poyguimogul on September 2nd, 2013 @ 8:12pm CDT
Posted by Poyguimogul on September 2nd, 2013 @ 8:18pm CDT
Posted by Triptykon on September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:09pm CDT
Posted by triKlops on September 2nd, 2013 @ 10:32pm CDT
Always good to see archived work dug up and presented.
Posted by joevill on September 2nd, 2013 @ 10:37pm CDT
Posted by Delicon on September 2nd, 2013 @ 11:07pm CDT
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"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.
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.
Posted by Sabrblade on September 3rd, 2013 @ 8:05am CDT
MagnetarPrime wrote:Troll? Me or him?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
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".
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).
Posted by MagnetarPrime on September 3rd, 2013 @ 8:50am CDT
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...
I feel that, while this deco looks really cool on here, the neon yellow shouldn't really be here. But that's just me.
Posted by Flashwave on September 6th, 2013 @ 11:01am CDT
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?
Posted by El Duque on November 6th, 2013 @ 7:33pm CST
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.
Transformers G1 1985 Swoop (Swarp) Gallery
Transformers G1 1985 Swoop (Swarp) Gallery
Next we have a proposed black redeco of Energon Megatron.
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.
Posted by Hoitytoity on November 6th, 2013 @ 7:58pm CST
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
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.