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New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee

Transformers News: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 11:16PM CDT

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Up for your viewing enjoyment, we have the latest wave of Transformers Prime Deluxe figures that will soon be gracing your local store shelves. These figure are in wave 4 and include Airachnid, Dead End, and Shadow Strike Bumblebee.

Airachnid is a brand new mold and the first for this fan favorite character. Dead End is a repaint/remold of Wheeljack that sports a new head sculpt and a wild paint job. Awaiting in the shadows is Shadow Strike Bumblebee with a brand new stealthier color scheme.

Click on any of the pictures below to view these in-depth galleries.

Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Airachnid

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Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Dead End

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Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Shadow Strike Bumblebee

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Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392484)
Posted by Blurrz on June 21st, 2012 @ 11:29pm CDT
Airachnid looks rather nice, and Dead End uses the mold quite well. Bumblebee can go ______
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392488)
Posted by xyl360 on June 21st, 2012 @ 11:42pm CDT
I may end up modding the heck out of Airachnid to get her 3rd 'beast' mode.

I'm pretty sure it can be done, but I'll probably have to extend her blades/spider legs a bit and I may have to break her waist/legs to do it. I guess that means I'll be buying an extra one of these (one to break, one to leave intact), though I am also getting the Takara version of her, so once it's in hand as well, I may just decide to mod the Hasbro version (assuming it does break the figure) and keep the Takara one in normal bot mode or stealth helicopter mode.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392491)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 21st, 2012 @ 11:44pm CDT
Dead End: that's a really good re-paint remold Image, Airachnid: kinda Really sh!tty looking, Shadow Strike Bumblebee: you can go f#ck yourself, bumblebee peddlers . Otherwise great galleries, you actually made that Airachnid figure look better(ish) Hopefully she'll get a better figure down the line
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392501)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 22nd, 2012 @ 12:05am CDT
ya know, i like arachnid. a lot more than the pictorial review made her look. and dead end is an instant buy. and we all know how i feel about the other waste of plastic. :evil:
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392502)
Posted by njb902 on June 22nd, 2012 @ 12:08am CDT
I like this bumblebee and his repaints......I just hate the square hole for the round peg.............................
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392520)
Posted by Bounti76 on June 22nd, 2012 @ 12:59am CDT
Though I'm a little disappointed in Airachnid's 'bot mode, I'll still end up buying her on sight because to me ANY fembot is a good buy. I think what bothers me most is the near-complete lack of articulation in her hands. And I never thought I'd say this, but her face without the purple "lipstick" she sports on the show is too plain. With the purple lips she looks more evil.

Any version of Bumblebee that is ACTUALLY Bumblebee is an easy pass for me.

Dead End......I like the new head (it's actually pretty creepy/cool), but the colors make him look like a refugee from 1979. Too bright and garish for my tastes.

Excellent job on the galleries, though!
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392525)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 22nd, 2012 @ 1:02am CDT
I'm liking that hideously garish Dead End probably more than I should; he reminds me so much of Halloween. Doesn't have a place with any of my TFs, but I got plenty of other hideously garish toys he can hang with.


No interest whatsoever in Aitachnid or BB.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392566)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 22nd, 2012 @ 3:14am CDT
Airachnid...nice face sculpt, but a pity it's attached to such a bad toy.

Still wondering what makes Hasbro think painting Bee in black will convince kids want to buy him as second time.

Not sure what to make of Dead End.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392568)
Posted by Transhunter on June 22nd, 2012 @ 3:33am CDT
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH so hard to find Airachnid in the uk anyone know where to get her from, i don't want to get her form oversea get done by custom ever single time its like its the hasbro police!!!!!!!
The only one i found is on ebay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FRare-Hasbro-B%20...%20700wt_1400%3C%2Fa%3E
can any let me know if this is real as i havern't seen one is package before, if its real it's time to bid.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392654)
Posted by Gearslide on June 22nd, 2012 @ 9:49am CDT
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392667)
Posted by Va'al on June 22nd, 2012 @ 10:18am CDT
Transhunter wrote:AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH so hard to find Airachnid in the uk anyone know where to get her from, i don't want to get her form oversea get done by custom ever single time its like its the hasbro police!!!!!!!
The only one i found is on ebay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FRare-Hasbro-B%20...%20700wt_1400%3C%2Fa%3E
can any let me know if this is real as i havern't seen one is package before, if its real it's time to bid.


That's the US release. As far as we know they still haven't arrived in Europe.
Also, what the post above says. ;)

Airachnid says nothing to me. I don't want ANY Prime Bumblebees.
Dead End is still a maybe.. but I'd have to get rid of Wheeljack.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392676)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2012 @ 10:46am CDT
Hey Ryan, if you buy a second Airachnid, you can sorta-kinda make a closer approximation of her spider mode than what one Airachnid will permit. ;)

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Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392680)
Posted by Transhunter on June 22nd, 2012 @ 10:54am CDT
Thats Mad some third party developer must try and develop an addon kit as getting 2 Airachnid is not exactly easy or cheap for that matter but good work for showing the way
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392694)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 22nd, 2012 @ 11:23am CDT
That's pretty sweet, with the two rotor sets.

Airachnid is definitely a flawed figure, but you did a great job of making her look good, Ryan. Nice work on the improvised spider mode! I was hoping something like that could be done.

Dead End looks cool but I don't need him.

Bumblebee is just going to be yet another shelfwarmer. I think many of us are just starting to despise him.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392697)
Posted by Gearslide on June 22nd, 2012 @ 11:40am CDT
Transhunter wrote:Thats Mad some third party developer must try and develop an addon kit as getting 2 Airachnid is not exactly easy or cheap for that matter but good work for showing the way


There's a talented guy on Shapeways who makes a bunch of Prime add-ons, including Blasters and Blades for both FE & RID Arcee, Blasters for Wheeljack, Swords for Prime, and Null-Rays and Missiles for FE Starscream. He also made Rumble/Frenzy, Ravage, and Laserbeak/Buzzsaw molds that work with Deluxe Generations WFC Soundwave. I hope he makes some replacement propellers.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392741)
Posted by RAcast on June 22nd, 2012 @ 2:02pm CDT
Gearslide wrote:
Transhunter wrote:Thats Mad some third party developer must try and develop an addon kit as getting 2 Airachnid is not exactly easy or cheap for that matter but good work for showing the way


There's a talented guy on Shapeways who makes a bunch of Prime add-ons, including Blasters and Blades for both FE & RID Arcee, Blasters for Wheeljack, Swords for Prime, and Null-Rays and Missiles for FE Starscream. He also made Rumble/Frenzy, Ravage, and Laserbeak/Buzzsaw molds that work with Deluxe Generations WFC Soundwave. I hope he makes some replacement propellers.


There's also someone who's been making quite a few Cyberverse weapons. I don't remember if it's the same person as you're talking about or not. And as a random note, there's someone else who made some weapons specifically for Generations Warpath, that will peg into his hand while it's folded up and stick right out of his arm; there's a drill, hammer, rotor blade, and a few others.

Back on topic, that twin rotor thing you've mocked up is pretty great, Sabrblade!
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392746)
Posted by craggy on June 22nd, 2012 @ 2:16pm CDT
Eirachnid, t'be sure, t'be sure. By which, I mean, that I still haven't found, what I'm looking for.


Passing on Failrachnid. Dead End is a thing of hideous beauty that I can't recommend highly enough. That Bumblebee still looks like a bin man, but that's slightly more appealing than the yellow menace I've been trained to hate by shelves after shelves of the yellow b@"^@&)s.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392771)
Posted by BeastProwl on June 22nd, 2012 @ 3:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hey Ryan, if you buy a second Airachnid, you can sorta-kinda make a closer approximation of her spider mode than what one Airachnid will permit. ;)

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I cant read japanese, but I would love to do this. What are the specifications? Is it all pop on pop off? Can it still transform after that if you take the bonus pieces off?
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392807)
Posted by craggy on June 22nd, 2012 @ 5:04pm CDT
looks like the rotors pop off and plug in where the gun...pincer...things...are. the rest appears to be the normal vehicle mode.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1392834)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 22nd, 2012 @ 6:20pm CDT
3 more reasons to skip this line, ill stick with wasting my money on video games and stuff on ebay. I just picked up 3 older but 100% complete transformers for less than it would cost for one prime deluxe. My collection still grows but hasblow gets none of my money.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1393591)
Posted by peacethrotyrrany on June 24th, 2012 @ 9:13pm CDT
I bet with some fiddling I can make Arachnid's spider mode with that cockpit.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1393598)
Posted by Cyberseven on June 24th, 2012 @ 9:27pm CDT
I am not to pleased with this waves selection. Don't get me wrong, I like the characters Dead End and Arachnid, but Arachnid's mould leaves a lot to be desired. As for Dead End, a little less crazy color combo and I would buy him. He is a great mould, but the colors.......Negative ghost rider. The pattern is full.. :shock:

I am waiting for Voyager Breakdown, Dreadwing, Ultra Magnus, Nemesis Prime.

As for the Deluxes I will pass on this wave.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1393746)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 25th, 2012 @ 9:46am CDT
Airachnid looks okay but I still hope we get a Voyager. She deserves much better. Don't care about Dead End but his colors really work. That Bumblebee I'm actually surprised by. I won't be getting it but the deco really looks nice. I kinda wish he was that interesting looking in the show. Not a bad wave.
:BOT:
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1393750)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 25th, 2012 @ 9:57am CDT
If you guys think Airachnid got the short end of the stick in her toy form, it gets worse for her Japanese portrayal.
n the Japanese dub of Prime, Airachnid's personality is completely different from her US interpretation. In the dub, she is a bubbly, giggling, high-strung chatterbox that is obsessed with collecting handsome boys as trophies. Played up as something of a female Pepe Le Pew, she constantly swoons over Jack, calling him her "hunk", her "darling", her "cutie Jack-chan" and various other lovey-dovey remarks as she amorously pursues him (even going so far as to sing love songs to him, mid-chase). While her sadistic qualities remain, she's played more like a creepy stalker girl than a vicious monster.
:BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1393754)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:04am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:If you guys think Airachnid got the short end of the stick in her toy form, it gets worse for her Japanese portrayal.
n the Japanese dub of Prime, Airachnid's personality is completely different from her US interpretation. In the dub, she is a bubbly, giggling, high-strung chatterbox that is obsessed with collecting handsome boys as trophies. Played up as something of a female Pepe Le Pew, she constantly swoons over Jack, calling him her "hunk", her "darling", her "cutie Jack-chan" and various other lovey-dovey remarks as she amorously pursues him (even going so far as to sing love songs to him, mid-chase). While her sadistic qualities remain, she's played more like a creepy stalker girl than a vicious monster.
:BANG_HEAD:


She's Yandere?
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1393789)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 25th, 2012 @ 10:55am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:If you guys think Airachnid got the short end of the stick in her toy form, it gets worse for her Japanese portrayal.
n the Japanese dub of Prime, Airachnid's personality is completely different from her US interpretation. In the dub, she is a bubbly, giggling, high-strung chatterbox that is obsessed with collecting handsome boys as trophies. Played up as something of a female Pepe Le Pew, she constantly swoons over Jack, calling him her "hunk", her "darling", her "cutie Jack-chan" and various other lovey-dovey remarks as she amorously pursues him (even going so far as to sing love songs to him, mid-chase). While her sadistic qualities remain, she's played more like a creepy stalker girl than a vicious monster.
:BANG_HEAD:


She's Yandere?


Is TFP completely reanimated in Japan? Or just redubbed?
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1393821)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 25th, 2012 @ 11:52am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:If you guys think Airachnid got the short end of the stick in her toy form, it gets worse for her Japanese portrayal.
n the Japanese dub of Prime, Airachnid's personality is completely different from her US interpretation. In the dub, she is a bubbly, giggling, high-strung chatterbox that is obsessed with collecting handsome boys as trophies. Played up as something of a female Pepe Le Pew, she constantly swoons over Jack, calling him her "hunk", her "darling", her "cutie Jack-chan" and various other lovey-dovey remarks as she amorously pursues him (even going so far as to sing love songs to him, mid-chase). While her sadistic qualities remain, she's played more like a creepy stalker girl than a vicious monster.
:BANG_HEAD:


She's Yandere?


Is TFP completely reanimated in Japan? Or just redubbed?


Redubbed.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1397436)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 5th, 2012 @ 6:53pm CDT
Airachnid is way too small. Nice chopper, but the robot mode is pathetic.
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1397452)
Posted by funklizard on July 5th, 2012 @ 7:49pm CDT
I snagged Airachnid today at Target. Yes, the figure kind of sucks. But it is Airachnid; and probably the only one we're going to get. I'll be skipping the rest of this wave, though. Dead End and Yet Another Bumblebee aren't bad repaints; but they're not especially compelling, either.

Target's joined TRU in gouging on these figures. New price for Deluxes is $14.99; $24.99 for Voyagers. Ouch. If Airachnid weren't just one per case, I'd have waited to find her at Walmart.

(At this rate, Walmart's prices may be going up, too.)
Re: New Transformers Prime galleries: Airachnid, Dead End and Shadow Strike Bumblebee (1397532)
Posted by necr0blivion on July 6th, 2012 @ 1:33am CDT
funklizard wrote:I snagged Airachnid today at Target. Yes, the figure kind of sucks. But it is Airachnid; and probably the only one we're going to get. I'll be skipping the rest of this wave, though. Dead End and Yet Another Bumblebee aren't bad repaints; but they're not especially compelling, either.

Target's joined TRU in gouging on these figures. New price for Deluxes is $14.99; $24.99 for Voyagers. Ouch. If Airachnid weren't just one per case, I'd have waited to find her at Walmart.

(At this rate, Walmart's prices may be going up, too.)


I was also at Target a few days ago. While I didn't notice the price change to TFs, I did notice that the G.I. Joes and Marvel Universe figures were now $9.99. Which seems ridiculous, because at least the MU figures were sitting there for awhile at $7.99 - 8.49ea, increasing the price is going to get them to move faster?

Anyways, not sure if this will be indicative of the price points for the foreseeable future, but worth noting that it's not just TFs.