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Prototype for Unused Universe Menasor Revealed

Posted on 02-05-2008 at 12:57 PM by Foster under Universe
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A prototype has been listed on eBay by another_buy for an unreleased Universe Menasor figure. Check out the one-of-a-kind item HERE at the auction, or click on the thumbnail to view all the photos!
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Images for Prototype for Unused Universe Menasor Revealed

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Menasor
Sound Blaster
Menasor?

That's a proto Optimus Prime

TheMonarch
Yeah, it is a repaint of Machine Wars Optimus Prime that was going to be released as Menasor in Universe. Hence the picture link to the artwork for the unreleased toy above the auction link.
grock35
it's a neat proto....a bit too pricey for me tho
llamatron
Hmm. Same colour scheme as Energon Mirage?
RoboticPlanet
Thankfully that abomination was never fully resurrected. IMO, worst Prime mold ever.
cobra zartan
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Originally Posted by macabremouse View Post
Thankfully that abomination was never fully resurrected. IMO, worst Prime mold ever.
Lies that mold rocks!
Peaugh
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Originally Posted by cobra zartan View Post
Lies that mold rocks!
No, it's true, that IS the worst Prime mold ever. It is, however, the best Thunderclash mold I've seen yet!
Super_Megatron
I actually like Machine Wars toys, I need to get more of them.
Grimlock_13
Damn that would have been a cool release. I'm totally an articulation guy when it comes to toys, but there's something about the Machine Wars molds that were released in Universe that I totally dig.
shibamura_prime
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Originally Posted by cobra zartan View Post
Lies that mold rocks!
Ditto. I would've loved to have seen this in production.
soundwaveCA
I like his vehicle mode but I'm not particularly impressed with his bot mode.
RandomFerret
Thunderclash does not have a bot mode. Thunderclash is a kickass missile launcher with some little robot thing you attach to it.

That's the way I've always felt about it, anyway.

It is a tragedy that this was never released. It would have made up for the neutering of Machine Wars Prime.
Robogeek28
Meh, the mold does nothing for me, I like articulation with my TFs.
Foster
I like the mold but it's best in the MW colors. And it's best kept in the past.
Bryan
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Originally Posted by Super_Megatron View Post
I actually like Machine Wars toys, I need to get more of them.
Hands down my favorite line.

Wish they'd kept the missile launchers, though.

But that color scheme is...well, I like the homage.
Mutt12
Reminds me of Powermaster Prime.
Razorclaw
I like this mold in any incarnation. My brother used to have Thunderclash, I need to get another just for the sake of having it.
Brodimus Prime
Yeah, terrible Prime, but Thunderclash is kick ass! I like the homage to Menasor/Motormaster. I do wish that ole 'Clash had more articulation in bot mode, but it's still a sweet toy. I'm a sucker for simply transformations.
Bendimus Prime
I put him on my Watch list. If he stays around $550-600 I might pick him up.
Stormcrow
Looks cool in vehicle mode. Robot mode is total failure.
Rodr-Evil
I like that mold a lot, painted as Motormaster would be awesome, the original colors are like crap.
Railguard
is this person nuts? 500 dollars? they toy looks kick ass but damn thats a lot for a toy. god bless the person that buys that thing.
Smasher
That's one universe toy I would have bought.
Crobot91
They should re-paint that mold as Orion Pax - would work very well IMO...
Darkspeed
The colour scheme is really suited for the mold... I can't see why it was canned in the first place, it would have made a great display piece.

But I'm defiantely not too sure about the price... ^^;
Ktulu
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Originally Posted by fosterlager View Post
I like the mold but it's best in the MW colors. And it's best kept in the past.
Fo shiz

The color scheme definitely doesn't look final - but then....it was gonna be a Universe toy, so uh, no telling really
Smasher
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Originally Posted by Ktulu View Post
Fo shiz

The color scheme definitely doesn't look final - but then....it was gonna be a Universe toy, so uh, no telling really
Chances are they would have added more purple and neon green.
(Looks at Universe Optimus Primal... )
Ramrider
Much as it was the worst Prime mould there's been (with the possible exception of the Gobot), I think it makes a much better Menasor (or Motormaster). It could have been improved, though, by using the Thunder Clash version, though - the gravity-feed missile launchers are one of its best and most unique features!
Switchblade
Pity that never saw the light of day, I've wanted this mold for years and would've snapped him up in a heartbeat.
butz
I actually really liked the Machine Wars release of it; only thing that really dragged it down was the incredibly limited articulation in bot mode.
Neo-Bombshell
I think that the mold is not so bad after all, but his worst problem is that the trailer can not pivot with the truck.
Dolza_Khyron
yay i love this toy!
Dolza_Khyron
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Originally Posted by Robogeek28 View Post
Meh, the mold does nothing for me, I like articulation with my TFs.
then it's my advice to you, to stay far far far away from anything MW g2, and g1 !
Red leader
I like to refer to machine wars as simply ''brick wars'' it was that bad, I guess the guys at hasbro were having a really bad week when these guys were made

Sweet proto though i can see that going big
Ramrider
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Originally Posted by Dolza_Khyron View Post
then it's my advice to you, to stay far far far away from anything MW g2, and g1 !
Except for all the hyperarticulated MW and G2 figures?
Flipchangers, Cyberjets, Stealth Assault/Dreadwing, Laser Rods, Lasercycles...
Foster
The Machine Wars basics are quite articulated. The larger ones were the brick repaints from Euro G1.
Liokaiser
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Originally Posted by Soundwave.ca View Post
I like his vehicle mode but I'm not particularly impressed with his bot mode.
^^^What he said.
Soundwarp
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Originally Posted by Soundwave.ca View Post
I like his vehicle mode but I'm not particularly impressed with his bot mode.
Agreed, btu cool enough that i would have bought it....

Hell it's a truck with a trailor.
Paradigm-Shift Prime
Neat
Dolza_Khyron
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Originally Posted by Ramrider View Post
Except for all the hyperarticulated MW and G2 figures?
Flipchangers, Cyberjets, Stealth Assault/Dreadwing, Laser Rods, Lasercycles...
yea except those... lol

i didn't count those, cuz he can grab them from all sorts of lines lol... so i didn't bother to mention them.
Rotorstorm
i love the way his information is wrong, it's likewhenpeople do artwork of MW Sandstorm, where's the Rotorstorm and Thunderclash love, even Dreamwave didn't introduce them along with the rest of the Turbomasters
Elvin Pena
Never had any issues with the mold, really. If I had to choose I definitely like it better in vehicle mode than bot mode. Nice proto.
Hiro Prime
Wow...

Can that mold not get a good paint job? Really. OP could have been good but for the army green. Thunderclash could have been better if not for the pink. This version would have been the absolute worst of the three.
RandomFerret
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Originally Posted by Red leader View Post
I like to refer to machine wars as simply ''brick wars'' it was that bad, I guess the guys at hasbro were having a really bad week when these guys were made
All the toys designed for machine wars were ball-jointed. It was an experiment in making vehicle-mode transformers with BW-era articulation.
Optimus Prime
Christ on a bike, $500...and the reserve isn't met?
I doubt anyone'll want it for that much. It's not a figure that we really missed out on.
butz
Ball joints = unarticulated bricks.
Dolza_Khyron
personally, i liked MW toys, better then BM toys, even if they WERE bricks, there was still enough fun in each toy, even if they were robed from their european weapons, they were still fun to play with, plus they fit nicely with both the G1 and G2 molds, in display.
astrosplatt
$500?? What the hell are they thinking??

Blah
Ed Bailey
I would have loved this figure

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