Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019

Transformers News: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 10:19PM CDT

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Thanks to Seibertronian Sabrblade on the forums, we have a first look at images of colored samples of MP-46 Blackwidow, or known to the US, Beast Wars Blackarachnia. These photos were provided by Dengeki Hobby, at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show, in 2019. We get to see two close angles of her robot mode, as well as her web and her base. We also get one image of her base.

While the prototype at Wonder festival Winter was indicative of this, this upcoming toy is very accurate to the old model from the 90s. We can't imagine what the price could be! I mean, it must be magic keeping that robot kibbleless, eh?

So, what are your thoughts on this? You can see more images of the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show at this previously mentioned article here, or by clicking one of the images below. But back to earlier, tell us if you're more excited (tee hee!) for this Masterpiece!

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Transformers News: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019

Transformers News: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019

Transformers News: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019
Credit(s): Dengeki Hobby, Seibertronian Sabrblade
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Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020840)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on May 7th, 2019 @ 10:28pm CDT
I eagerly look forward to seeing the plastic magic Takara must have pulled to make this work.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020845)
Posted by Lucky Logician on May 7th, 2019 @ 11:24pm CDT
Why no beast mode display? Is it as terrible as we are imagining?
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020848)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 8th, 2019 @ 12:09am CDT
Lucky Logician wrote:Why no beast mode display? Is it as terrible as we are imagining?

That was my concern too. Such a deliberate omission is ominous.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020854)
Posted by mentre83 on May 8th, 2019 @ 2:33am CDT
I reckon that to preserve her slim figure, some extra accessories might be required for the beast mode (like MP Shockwave's backpack - albeit that was actually used to hide kibble).
Still the robot mode is ace, and since I'll probably be exposing it that way, I won't mind it being a Shellformer - although that would really be a shame, technically speaking.
I'm still hoping for MP-36 level magic.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020857)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 8th, 2019 @ 3:32am CDT
That's quite the tease.
Now one to the spider mode and a transformation demo!
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020858)
Posted by Ironhidensh on May 8th, 2019 @ 3:59am CDT
Meh. I'll happily pass, or wait for a KO.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020863)
Posted by BumbleDouche on May 8th, 2019 @ 6:20am CDT
That Predacon logo around her neck is really strangely distorted. While I doubt it'll look that way in the final product, it nonetheless seems strange to have it *so* fat and wonky if the whole point of the current process is to feel out the overall look/colour/vibrancy of the final product.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020874)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on May 8th, 2019 @ 7:54am CDT
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Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020884)
Posted by joevill on May 8th, 2019 @ 9:13am CDT
Looks amazing!!
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020886)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 8th, 2019 @ 9:47am CDT
Another concern is she is the first of the 'bug' bots IE the original figures that were NOT Shellformers, unlike most of the season one Maximals. Yet, if they have messed up her, Tarantulas is likewise botched. Considering her proportions in Beast Mode, some of her Abdomen should be visible here. As the legs seem far too thin and insubstantial to be all of it....

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Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020889)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 8th, 2019 @ 10:14am CDT
Maybe the abdomen simply inflates/deflates like a balloon.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020890)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 8th, 2019 @ 10:21am CDT
Perhaps :-?


This is why they should have started the MP Spider-Mold with Tarantulas. His proportions giving a more uniform mold to retool into Blackarachnia.

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Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020899)
Posted by william-james88 on May 8th, 2019 @ 11:17am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Perhaps :-?


This is why they should have started the MP Spider-Mold with Tarantulas. His proportions giving a more uniform mold to retool into Blackarachnia.

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Why cant they just all be unique molds released once or twice a year? That's the case so far with the show characters.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020902)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 8th, 2019 @ 11:28am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Why cant they just all be unique molds released once or twice a year? That's the case so far with the show characters.


:lol: Because that isn't how Transformers works..

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The Cat Bots and Spider Bots are Mold Variants. They are the only ones in the series, therefore for Show Accuracy they must continue to be. Every other character up until this point has been a unique Mold, which is why this issue only exists now.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020903)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 8th, 2019 @ 11:40am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Perhaps :-?


This is why they should have started the MP Spider-Mold with Tarantulas. His proportions giving a more uniform mold to retool into Blackarachnia.

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Why cant they just all be unique molds released once or twice a year? That's the case so far with the show characters.


This is so similar to the Cheetor into Tigatron debate it's not even funny. Fortunately those two will be the last of it.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020904)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 8th, 2019 @ 11:43am CDT
Exactly. It is funny though, that budget willing, we would have likely had Wolfang/Polar Claw and Insecticon instead of Tigatron and Blackarachnia. Which would have meant the entire first MP BW wave would have been unique molds.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020906)
Posted by william-james88 on May 8th, 2019 @ 12:45pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:The Cat Bots and Spider Bots are Mold Variants.


So what, isn't this line about the show models? And Blackarachnia and tarantulus do not share show models.

All I mean is none of us should be arriving to conclusions so early when nobody knows anything.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020907)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on May 8th, 2019 @ 12:49pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Why cant they just all be unique molds released once or twice a year? That's the case so far with the show characters.


:lol: Because that isn't how Transformers works.

The Cat Bots and Spider Bots are Mold Variants. They are the only ones in the series, therefore for Show Accuracy they must continue to be. Every other character up until this point has been a unique Mold, which is why this issue only exists now.


But it is how the MP line works. I would honestly be more surprised if Tarantulus actually is a retool of Blackarachnia, given the differences in proportion between the two.

Tigatron and Cheetos are a different story because there wasn’t much difference between their character models besides size and face.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020908)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on May 8th, 2019 @ 12:50pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Why cant they just all be unique molds released once or twice a year? That's the case so far with the show characters.


:lol: Because that isn't how Transformers works.

The Cat Bots and Spider Bots are Mold Variants. They are the only ones in the series, therefore for Show Accuracy they must continue to be. Every other character up until this point has been a unique Mold, which is why this issue only exists now.


But it is how the MP line works. I would honestly be more surprised if Tarantulus actually is a retool of Blackarachnia, given the differences in proportion between the two.

Tigatron and Cheetos are a different story because there wasn’t much difference between their character models besides size and face.
Re: Colored images of MP-46 Blackarachnia (Beast Wars) at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (2020909)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 8th, 2019 @ 12:53pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:The Cat Bots and Spider Bots are Mold Variants.


So what, isn't this line about the show models? And Blackarachnia and tarantulus do not share show models



:???: They do, though. BA's torso is more tapered, but otherwise the same. The Spider Bot and Cat Bot show models specifically demonstrate identical engineering. The same limbs, kibble, transformations etc

Mold variants aren't a new concept to the Masterpiece line either... >:oP

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