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Re: PE-DX02 Aranea Motobot (BlackArachnia)

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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Banjo-Tron » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:04 am

Motto: "My banjo is everything; defeat is ukelele"
That looks great. Reminds me of Knuckles for some reason :grin:
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Trikeboy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:28 am

Banjo-Tron wrote:That looks great. Reminds me of Knuckles for some reason :grin:


I can see what you mean. I passed on the pink bike and still on the fence over the blue but I'm definitely gonna get this one and put her on my Dawn of Futures Past shelf.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:34 am

This is pretty cool.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby daimchoc » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:55 am

I wonder if it has a "spider" mode. ;)
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby BeastProwl » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:28 am

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Ok, next step, the more logical Turantulas repaint.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby NOS » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:31 am

Can't wait to see it with some color. Either way this is a definite buy for me. I would like to see some updates pertaining to some of their other supposed projects though...
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby rpetras » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:02 am

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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:10 am

Motto: ""I am a warrior. Let the battle be joined.""
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Okay, fairly badass. Love the dreadlocks.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Rated X » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:41 pm

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
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Ugly as f**k. :SICK:

With all the fem-bots from G1, wouldnt it be more logical to make her into Elita One, Flare-Up, Moonracer, etc ???
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby MGrotusque » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:23 pm

Rated X wrote:Ugly as f**k. :SICK:

With all the fem-bots from G1, wouldnt it be more logical to make her into Elita One, Flare-Up, Moonracer, etc ???


Maybe if they did extensive retools like this release. But i think this BlackArachnia is an original idea and looks pretty cool. That also isn't me saying that the other Fembots won't see a release from this mold either. Time will tell.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Blurrz » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:42 pm

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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Banjo-Tron » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:49 pm

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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby NTESHFT » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:09 pm

Motto: "60% of the time, it works every time!"
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Nice......wanna see the paint job before my decision...
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Mekatron » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:50 pm

Gorgeous! I didn't pick up the other 2 due to high price... but this looks almost too awesome to pass up.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby DevastaTTor » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:18 pm

I've got to admit, that's pretty cool. Very nice job retooling to mold.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Stormrider » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:11 pm

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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:22 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
When they initially revealed this one I thought it was a poor excuse to milk a mold of all it's worth. But now I see it it's going to be hard to turn it down.

I have to say the idea of turning it into Tarantulus is a poor one. The mold isn't fat enough and it really would be an attempt to milk the mold.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Rated X » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:15 am

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
monstergrotusque wrote:
Rated X wrote:Ugly as f**k. :SICK:

With all the fem-bots from G1, wouldnt it be more logical to make her into Elita One, Flare-Up, Moonracer, etc ???


Maybe if they did extensive retools like this release. But i think this BlackArachnia is an original idea and looks pretty cool. That also isn't me saying that the other Fembots won't see a release from this mold either. Time will tell.



Black Arachnia is a character from the Beeast Wars era. If some 3rd party decided to make the Predacons or Terrorcons into "neo" vechicles, the fandom would send them to hell. So why have Black Arachnia as a bike ??? It's just dumb. I expect dumb from Hasbro (Cheetor and Quickstrike as cars, Air Razor as a jet) But from a 3rd party company I dont expect lame neo re-tools.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:26 am

Rated X wrote:
monstergrotusque wrote:
Rated X wrote:Ugly as f**k. :SICK:

With all the fem-bots from G1, wouldnt it be more logical to make her into Elita One, Flare-Up, Moonracer, etc ???


Maybe if they did extensive retools like this release. But i think this BlackArachnia is an original idea and looks pretty cool. That also isn't me saying that the other Fembots won't see a release from this mold either. Time will tell.



Black Arachnia is a character from the Beeast Wars era. If some 3rd party decided to make the Predacons or Terrorcons into "neo" vechicles, the fandom would send them to hell. So why have Black Arachnia as a bike ??? It's just dumb. I expect dumb from Hasbro (Cheetor and Quickstrike as cars, Air Razor as a jet) But from a 3rd party company I dont expect lame neo re-tools.

Just because you don't want it doesn't mean it's a dumb idea.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Mekatron » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:48 am

Rated X wrote:Black Arachnia is a character from the Beeast Wars era. If some 3rd party decided to make the Predacons or Terrorcons into "neo" vechicles, the fandom would send them to hell. So why have Black Arachnia as a bike ??? It's just dumb. I expect dumb from Hasbro (Cheetor and Quickstrike as cars, Air Razor as a jet) But from a 3rd party company I dont expect lame neo re-tools.


There's many different kinds of fans out there... some of those people want complete accuracy to cartoon counterparts and some (like myself) who just want to own kick-ass looking bots and count them homaging certain characters as a bonus. I'll admit, the idea of turning Black Arachnia into a motorcycle seems a bit odd at first... but visually, it actually works & looks awesome in my opinion. Some may think it's "dumb" and won't buy it... but it's clear a lot of people think the opposite. Perfect Effect has the freedom to make whatever they want, and we as fans, have the freedom to purchase it or not and life goes on...

Actually kinda diggin' that base too... the other 2 didn't come with that, did they?
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby NOS » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:18 am

@Rated X

Not sure how you think sometimes, man. Tarantulus as a Transmetal had a motorcycle mode so, with that in mind this is -hardly- a stretch. It's basically a Transmetal without the beast mode (which might be possible, albeit a mistransformed form depending on how things move). When taking 3rd figures like this and comparing it to figures like Air Razor from TFCC... I'm just at a loss for words on how you compare things.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Rated X » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:29 am

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
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I understand where you guys are coming from. But the idea is just too "left field" for my taste. I have never seen the series where "transmetals" were a part of. I have only watched the regular Beast Wars Seasons 1-3. What it the name of the series so I can check it out ? Im assuming it's a Japanese series with sub-titles. Or was it made in Canada like the original Beast Wars ???

Anyways, I always felt that there are repaints that work and then there are lazy repaints/re-tools. Some are from Hasbro, TFCC, and some are 3rd parties. For me this is one of those lazy repaints. They could have put "dreads" on Delicate Warrior or Valkarie and painted it black and purple. Some people would have loved it and used it as a excuse to broaden their horizon on mixing continuities. Not me. I snubbed the pink version of Motobot and bought the blue Version. She sits on my classics shelf proudly as Chromia who actually was a motorcycle in the toy line. I totally disregard the fact that it was supposed to homage TF Prime Arcee. I guess you cant take the G1 out of me.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:51 am

A Beast Wars homage instead of a G1 homage? Yeah, that's suuuuure out of left field ...

I don't see how this is a lazy repaint at all. It has new "spider legs" accessories and lots of remolding to make it closer to Black Arachnia and differentiate it from the already stylized Arcee. Sure, it doesn't transform into a spider, but what of that? Not everything needs to be a 1:1 translation.

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http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... 848612.jpg

THIS is where they're going witht his mold. The "dreds" look to be movable on the prototype.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby roBROmanceFTW » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:53 am

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Rated X wrote:I have never seen the series where "transmetals" were a part of. I have only watched the regular Beast Wars Seasons 1-3. What it the name of the series so I can check it out ? Im assuming it's a Japanese series with sub-titles. Or was it made in Canada like the original Beast Wars ???


If you've seen seasons 1-3, which is the entire Beast Wars series, then you've definitely seen a lot of Transmetals action. In fact, I would even wager you've seen Transmetals II. Behold, crappy Transmetals Tarantulas bike mode:

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