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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:01 pm

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I'm not really a fan of molds getting used for characters on opposing factions, but this one is really nice. I love the spider drone. She's bought. ;)
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Mkall » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:43 pm

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Preordered because it looks nice, but I'll drop it if I need to.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby hpfabe » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:24 pm

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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.


I think the logic is, Arcee has been released as a bike, and in Transformers Animated Arcee became Black Arachnia (even though Arcee wasn't a bike in that continuity), so it makes sense for her to be a repurposing of the mold.

On that note, while not a Black Arachnia fan (I found this because I'm a bike-bot addict), this is just too amazing looking. Really really cool stuff. This, in my opinion, is what re-tools of existing molds SHOULD be.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby ZenPrime » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:31 pm

hpfabe wrote:
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.


I think the logic is, Arcee has been released as a bike, and in Transformers Animated Arcee became Black Arachnia (even though Arcee wasn't a bike in that continuity), so it makes sense for her to be a repurposing of the mold.

On that note, while not a Black Arachnia fan (I found this because I'm a bike-bot addict), this is just too amazing looking. Really really cool stuff. This, in my opinion, is what re-tools of existing molds SHOULD be.


I thought it was Elita One that became Black Arachnia in TFA?
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby craggy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:34 pm

the alt-mode is very Giger-esque which makes me want it more, but also scared to invite it into my home.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Autobot Genocide » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:50 pm

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I for one think this looks excellent i have animated BA and primes was gash(i sadly have) and i almost just pulled the trigger on PE arcee but to me this is far Superior to any of them for a neo BA .

Edit. But i'm hoping the 30 Anarversary will bring an Arcee.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Agamemnon » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:16 pm

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ZenPrime wrote:
hpfabe wrote:
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.


I think the logic is, Arcee has been released as a bike, and in Transformers Animated Arcee became Black Arachnia (even though Arcee wasn't a bike in that continuity), so it makes sense for her to be a repurposing of the mold.

On that note, while not a Black Arachnia fan (I found this because I'm a bike-bot addict), this is just too amazing looking. Really really cool stuff. This, in my opinion, is what re-tools of existing molds SHOULD be.


I thought it was Elita One that became Black Arachnia in TFA?

You are correct. Black Arachnia in the Transformers Animated series was formerly Elita One.

Since Elita One has been repainted from Arcee (Energon and the Movies, IIRC) it makes sense to have this from PE. I would be all over this as I love the look. Alas, I already have PE pink Arcee and I am very happy to have her as Neo G1.

At least until Hasbro releases her next year. I'm just assuming here. I hope she's a convertible and not a bike...
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby craggy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:19 pm

Autobot Genocide wrote:I for one think this looks excellent i have animated BA and primes was gash(i sadly have) and i almost just pulled the trigger on PE arcee but to me this is far Superior to any of them for a neo BA .

Edit. But i'm hoping the 30 Anarversary will bring an Arcee.

I'm hoping the Kreon and her appearance on Metroplex's window herald a proper "return" same as little things like this a year back mean we've got a brand new triple changer Springer.

Beast Machines BA is my stand in for the character. She's not bad, but I did like the reviews of the first Motobots so am very tempted by this one. Want to see final colours before making a decision though.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby hpfabe » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:41 pm

ZenPrime wrote:
hpfabe wrote:
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.


I think the logic is, Arcee has been released as a bike, and in Transformers Animated Arcee became Black Arachnia (even though Arcee wasn't a bike in that continuity), so it makes sense for her to be a repurposing of the mold.

On that note, while not a Black Arachnia fan (I found this because I'm a bike-bot addict), this is just too amazing looking. Really really cool stuff. This, in my opinion, is what re-tools of existing molds SHOULD be.


I thought it was Elita One that became Black Arachnia in TFA?


You're right. Though Arcee got a spider-form in the Transformers Universe comics... can I use that as an excuse for my mistake?
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:10 am

The colours make this less Black Arachnia-ish than I'd have hoped, actually.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby NOS » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:32 am

Looks kinda digibashed, actually.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:41 am

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That is a lot more red than I expected. And the spider mode is just kibble bits, which is unfortunate. But still, looks pretty awesome anyway!
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Rated X » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:52 am

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It looks good, but I kind of like the hot pink over the gold.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Mkall » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:13 am

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That looks nice, but I'm not sure it's $100 nice.

I'm going to wait for review on this.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Agamemnon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:48 am

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:The colours make this less Black Arachnia-ish than I'd have hoped, actually.


Actually, I thought it was almost spot on homage with my favorite iteration of BA from Transformers Animated:

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Love the colors. I wonder how BA would look riding herself.

Why does that sound dirty....
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:15 pm

Agamemnon wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:The colours make this less Black Arachnia-ish than I'd have hoped, actually.


Actually, I thought it was almost spot on homage with my favorite iteration of BA from Transformers Animated:

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Love the colors. I wonder how BA would look riding herself.

Why does that sound dirty....

See, it's not ENOUGH like that to me. The yellows are too muted and there's not enough there - especially the helmet. The face and midriff are also grey and not putple ... the colors really take away from the whole Black Arachnia look they were going for, especially in the comic that came with their take on Arcee.

The colors make her look less like Black Arachnia and more like an original character. Which makes her less appealing to me.

edit:
http://www.onepercase.net/2012/10/3rd-p ... ffect.html

This pic sold me on their idea. Had they gone with their original comic colors (and head, really), I'd have been sold completely.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby hpfabe » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:08 pm

Wow, people on here are critical! Ouch!
For my part, I have no interest in Black Arachnia, but think this looks gorgeous! I'm sold on it, to go with my other moto bots (and the pink and blue colors of the prior mold that this is made from).
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby NOS » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:11 pm

hpfabe wrote:Wow, people on here are critical! Ouch!
For my part, I have no interest in Black Arachnia, but think this looks gorgeous! I'm sold on it, to go with my other moto bots (and the pink and blue colors of the prior mold that this is made from).


Yeah, people are very passionate about their homages and honestly, one can hardly blame them / us considering the kind of money dropped on 3rds these days.

I still think we've yet to see the final released version of this figure. I just can't shake the feeling that these are digi'ed. I could be wrong though.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:28 pm

Well, they showed us the one picture in their comic which I really liked and felt was spot-on. This is really very different from that.

I may still get it sometime down the road. I'm not saying it's awful. Maybe the color choices will grow on me? *shruggs*
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:29 am

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Now, that is a thing of beauty. I love the graduated shading on the spider 'feet'.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby Rated X » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:52 am

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I would consider this on clearance at $50.00.
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Re: PE-DX02 Motobot BlackArachnia

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:37 am

Rated X wrote:I would consider this on clearance at $50.00.

I'm thinking the same pretty much. I had it on preorder for the longest time until I got newer images of it and gave it more thought. It's not enough like any one of her past incarnations to give her much purpose that I can find in my collection. She looks like a decent bot with a neat gimmick, but without her having a true 'place' in my collection, it's hard for me to justify shelling out the $.

If she were colored like Beast Wars Blackarachnia, I'd consider it, but this one looks like TF:Animated in the color scheme department, a series I wasn't really into (although I do own Animated Blackarachnia, which is a pretty sweet figure).

Who knows? Maybe I'll get a wild hair giving me a sudden urge to start collecting more fem bots, but unless that happens any time soon, I'll be waiting until the price drops before considering picking this up. I've got far too many combiners and MPs to snatch up to be concerned with a random fembot biker.

edit: Just to add; had this ended up looking a lot more like Transtech Blackarachnia as the initial images led me to believe, I would still be picking her up, even at the full price.
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