First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

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First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Skowl » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:56 am

ACtoys.net has given us our first look at the fully painted Blackarachnia figure from the Transformers Animated series. The image shows the figure in-package.

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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby First-Aid » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:02 am

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Dude...

I really am starting to like this TF:Ani line. She LOOKS evil...does anyone remember who is voicing her?
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Prowl Pants » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:03 am

Outstanding job! A must-get.
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby King Henrik » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:07 am

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First-Aid wrote:Dude...

I really am starting to like this TF:Ani line. She LOOKS evil...does anyone remember who is voicing her?


cree summer does the voice... shes done lots of other voicework although nothing comes to mind right now off the top of my head...

also whats a grapnel hook? (look at the bottom right of the package)..lol
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby JDD01 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:10 am

King Henrik wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Dude...

I really am starting to like this TF:Ani line. She LOOKS evil...does anyone remember who is voicing her?


cree summer does the voice... shes done lots of other voicework although nothing comes to mind right now off the top of my head...

also whats a grapnel hook? (look at the bottom right of the package)..lol


Yeah Cree Summer has done alot of shows like Disney's Gargolyes
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Nekoman » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:13 am

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Blackarachinia is one of the Animated figures I can tolerate. Overall the robot mode impressed me but the alt looks very lacking and dumb. I was only able to get the BM version of this character so I’ll be happy to add this one to my collection.
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Bumblethumper » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:37 am

Already posted twice today. Can someone please merge the threads!

earlier thread
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby UltraPrimal » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:49 am

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Very nice. But I'd rather see pics of her out of package. I see she's got some kind of grappling device like her original form. ;)^ I hope we get more Beasties in Animated. If we can't get them as Universe Classics, at least we can get them in Animated.
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Dr. Caelus » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:54 am

I hate to be picky but... does anyone else think her front legs are too short?
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby microclone » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:12 pm

Caelus wrote:I hate to be picky but... does anyone else think her front legs are too short?


not necessarily some spiders have proportionately small front legs and huge rear ones so i cant see why a toy one cant!

http://www.swiftinverts.com/pix/King4.jpg

http://www.slithercity.com/Home/Arachni ... Baboon.jpg

her two front leg pairs become her back robot appendages, so this perhaps gives a better looking robot mode.
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Dr. Caelus » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:30 pm

microclone wrote:
Caelus wrote:I hate to be picky but... does anyone else think her front legs are too short?


not necessarily some spiders have proportionately small front legs and huge rear ones so i cant see why a toy one cant!

http://www.swiftinverts.com/pix/King4.jpg

http://www.slithercity.com/Home/Arachni ... Baboon.jpg

her two front leg pairs become her back robot appendages, so this perhaps gives a better looking robot mode.



The short pair of 'legs' in the first pic are pedipalps, technically mouthparts, but the second picture is a solid illustration of what you're saying.

But it's not that the design is implausible/unrealistic that bothers me, just that it is aesthetically displeasing.

That and the combination of the legs proportions and the apparently fused thorax and abdomen makes me think of a far less intimidating arachnid.

As far as the legs in robotmode, I'm sure you're right, although I wouldn't have minded a pair of longer legs on her back Techmarine style.
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Chaoslock » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:40 pm

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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby microclone » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:41 pm

Caelus wrote:
microclone wrote:
Caelus wrote:I hate to be picky but... does anyone else think her front legs are too short?


not necessarily some spiders have proportionately small front legs and huge rear ones so i cant see why a toy one cant!

http://www.swiftinverts.com/pix/King4.jpg

http://www.slithercity.com/Home/Arachni ... Baboon.jpg

her two front leg pairs become her back robot appendages, so this perhaps gives a better looking robot mode.







The short pair of 'legs' in the first pic are pedipalps, technically mouthparts, but the second picture is a solid illustration of what you're saying.

But it's not that the design is implausible/unrealistic that bothers me, just that it is aesthetically displeasing.

That and the combination of the legs proportions and the apparently fused thorax and abdomen makes me think of a far less intimidating arachnid.

As far as the legs in robotmode, I'm sure you're right, although I wouldn't have minded a pair of longer legs on her back Techmarine style.


you are correct, the first pair of appendages are the pedipalps and less to do with locomotion than sensory perception. The first three pairs of legs are significantly smaller than the rear pair though, i own four of these beasties so know first hand! and that other arachnid you link to, looks rather like a flea to me :)
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Dr. Caelus » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:33 pm

microclone wrote:and that other arachnid you link to, looks rather like a flea to me :)


Doh fleas are insects aren't they? I always want to think they're arachnids like ticks.

Well, anyway, that's what I think of when I look at that figure. A flea.
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby dragons » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:38 pm

from what i can see from the package she has a big butt

anyway thie figure looks great i never seen the previous figures of blackaracnia from beast wars to beast machines but i do like the realaism that this figure brings into spider mode really not sure when but when i do pick up some of these figures blackaracnia will be one of them.

it looks like the graplener hook is attached to her some how in robotmode and in spider mode so it looks like shes swinging from branch to branch like other real spiders do when the make webs or to cocoon there prey.
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby No Death for Prowl » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:22 pm

I'm not as impressed with this figure as some of the others in this line so far, but a few out of package pictures will definitely help, as stated by somebody else in this thread.

I think part of the problem(for me, at least) is that the whole "Decepticon insect" concept really hasn't evolved much since the G1 Insecticons. It feels like if you've seen one, then you've seen them all since they really are just slight variations on the original Insecticon. I'm not saying that makes for a bad figure, but it's hard to get overally excited for it.

But again, some more pictures will help.
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:33 pm

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I dont want to see the crappy looking box i want to see bot and alt modes. It looks ok but until i see the bot mode im not passing judgment.
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Blurrz » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:17 pm

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Wow. That's actually an impressive figure
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby justynnbailey » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:49 pm

Cree Summer...uhm...Kids Next Door, Batman Beyond, Rugrats, Tiny Toons, Gargoyles...Oh! And she was the voice of Penny on Inspector Gadget!
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby imotron » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:52 pm

Anther cool character flushed away... what a shame :sad:
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby i_amtrunks » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:59 pm

Nice looking figure, I will happily add her to my Animated collection!
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Mechabreaker » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:30 pm

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Meh, I'm still deciding whether or not to get her, I'm going to need to see more pics of Blackarachnia out of the box before I make my final decision. Other than that, her beast mode looks fantastic, I can't wait to see her in action in the show now! :grin:
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Raven Guard » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:40 pm

Are there any photos of her bot mode?
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Re: First Look at Transformers Animated Blackarachnia In-Package

Postby Mechabreaker » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:42 pm

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Raven Guard wrote:Are there any photos of her bot mode?


As of right now, no, but we are all waiting for the big reveal. :wink:
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