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MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy

Transformers News: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 12:39PM CDT

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The news just keeps rolling in for the upcoming MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (a.k.a., Blackarachnia). As first reported to us by forum user 00stargrave00, Takara Tomy has released a three minute long designer video for the figure, showing off both modes, comparisons with the original toy from Beast Wars back in the 1990's, and some size comparisons with her Beast Wars Masterpiece contemporaries. Of course, the design team is most proud of the amount of articulation they were able to squeeze into Blackarachnia, showing her realistically crossing her legs and swaying side to side at her robot mode abdominals. The video is entirely in Japanese and without alternate language subtitles. Also, because the original video upload is geo-blocked outside of Japan, it's being hosted on Primal Convoy's YouTube channel. Thanks to forum member Sabrblade for that particular piece of information! Please, take a look at the video for yourselves below!



Has this video changed your mind at all about the figure? Do the sacrifices to the beast mode justify the amazing attention to detail in sculpt, paint, and articulation in the robot mode of MP-46 Blackarachnia? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
Credit(s): YouTube (Primal Convoy), 00stargrave00, Sabrblade

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Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021628)
Posted by Stargrave on May 15th, 2019 @ 1:00pm CDT
Pardon me ladies but are these arachnids giving you trouble? It appears you have the matter well in hand...or claw, as the case may be.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021633)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 15th, 2019 @ 1:56pm CDT
UK Update:

Pre-orders are now up on In Demand Toys. Tentative release date "November"...

£129.99 :-?

The Link
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021639)
Posted by BumbleDouche on May 15th, 2019 @ 2:41pm CDT
Still looks a bit tall for Blackarachnia...
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021640)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 15th, 2019 @ 2:50pm CDT
BumbleDouche wrote:Still looks a bit tall for Blackarachnia...



Yep, the height is wrong. So much for the show accurate scaling. I'd imagine they couldn't justify charging more than Optimus Primal for a figure that should be about the size of Rattrap >:oP
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021641)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on May 15th, 2019 @ 3:04pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
BumbleDouche wrote:Still looks a bit tall for Blackarachnia...



Yep, the height is wrong. So much for the show accurate scaling. I'd imagine they couldn't justify charging more than Optimus Primal for a figure that should be about the size of Rattrap >:oP


Yup, your absolutely right. She should be just a bit shorter then cheetor. Images in the video make her look about the same height as primal. This kinda bothers me more so then the legs in beast mode. but we are still looking at a hand painted prototype. so it could still (unlikely) change. it could be a trick of the camera angle too.

I'm still getting her. Her robot mode is fantastic and shes my fave BW character, so it is kinda obligatory to do so. But for her not fit in with the others the right way on my shelf is not great.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021643)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 15th, 2019 @ 3:09pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
BumbleDouche wrote:Still looks a bit tall for Blackarachnia...



Yep, the height is wrong. So much for the show accurate scaling. I'd imagine they couldn't justify charging more than Optimus Primal for a figure that should be about the size of Rattrap >:oP


Yup, your absolutely right. She should be just a bit shorter then cheetor. Images in the video make her look about the same height as primal. This kinda bothers me more so then the legs in beast mode. but we are still looking at a hand painted prototype. so it could still (unlikely) change. it could be a trick of the camera angle too.

I'm still getting her. Her robot mode is fantastic and shes my fave BW character, so it is kinda obligatory to do so. But for her not fit in with the others the right way on my shelf is not great.


It's possible they couldn't make the figure any smaller and still retain the spot-on robot mode, level of articulation, and what passes for the beast mode. To keep everything proportional, you're going to have to scale down everything, even the smallest of joints, so everything looks right. Parts that are too small will break from normal usage, so they have to be a certain minimum size. That's a tall order for a character that has such curvy proportions on such a slender frame. Otherwise, a different piece will have to be engineered which may detract from the figure aesthetically or limit its poseability or functionality. In other words, Masterpiece Blackarachnia may be the smallest she can be and still be worthy of the "Masterpiece" name.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021644)
Posted by Evil Eye on May 15th, 2019 @ 3:09pm CDT
Yikes, that's a hefty price. I want it, but I'll definitely be waiting for reviews in case Dinobot and Megatron's QC issues carry on to her. For £130 I want her to be perfect.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021645)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on May 15th, 2019 @ 3:13pm CDT
I think she is. when she's next to Primal in the video their heads are about eye to eye, but since she's standing on the base it looks to me like her feet are about level with the top of Primal's leg pistons. That should make her just barely noticeably shorter than Cheetor. It's not the greatest quality comparison to work with so I could be wrong but at least she's not massive. I think we just need better comparison shots. Regardless I'm absolutely picking her up.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021647)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 15th, 2019 @ 3:20pm CDT
What this means for MP Rattrap and MP Airazor is somewhat concerning. If they are all going to be roughly Cheetor's height, I think the complete line will look a bit odd. Hopefully MP Tarantulas will still be taller than BA. Although that will make him look off when next to Primal :-?

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Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021663)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 15th, 2019 @ 6:31pm CDT
I just placed my Amazon Japan pre-order. $116 shipped seems fairly ok with me, as does the late November release. Gives me time after TFcon
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021664)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on May 15th, 2019 @ 6:45pm CDT
Awww yeah! Locked in! I know many here are unhappy with the alt mode and the height (and I’ll admit, I wish she was exactly as tall as she should be but HOT DAMN she’s so good), but I am stoked for this jawn.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021672)
Posted by Ironhidensh on May 15th, 2019 @ 7:57pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I just placed my Amazon Japan pre-order. $116 shipped seems fairly ok with me, as does the late November release. Gives me time after TFcon



Man, I really like the looks of the figure. Compromises kinda suck, but are easily overlooked. That price though.... way too much. I wouldn't be willing to pay more than $80. Ah well, we are finally getting a KO of Dinobot, so I can hope for this dark poison of a birddog's heart.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021673)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 15th, 2019 @ 8:03pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I just placed my Amazon Japan pre-order. $116 shipped seems fairly ok with me, as does the late November release. Gives me time after TFcon

Man, I really like the looks of the figure. Compromises kinda suck, but are easily overlooked. That price though.... way too much. I wouldn't be willing to pay more than $80. Ah well, we are finally getting a KO of Dinobot, so I can hope for this dark poison of a birddog's heart.

I would not pay the $140 for it, but $115 is much better. And I'm still hoping the price drops a bit more. I think it's an OK price. And I doubt I'll get another MP BW figure. I'm perfectly happy with the rest of my figures that are on the shelf.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021675)
Posted by william-james88 on May 15th, 2019 @ 8:41pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I just placed my Amazon Japan pre-order. $116 shipped seems fairly ok with me, as does the late November release. Gives me time after TFcon

Man, I really like the looks of the figure. Compromises kinda suck, but are easily overlooked. That price though.... way too much. I wouldn't be willing to pay more than $80. Ah well, we are finally getting a KO of Dinobot, so I can hope for this dark poison of a birddog's heart.

I would not pay the $140 for it, but $115 is much better. And I'm still hoping the price drops a bit more. I think it's an OK price. And I doubt I'll get another MP BW figure. I'm perfectly happy with the rest of my figures that are on the shelf.

Saying it's available on amazon is always big news since not everyone reads the forums (and other vendors get their own sponsor news story). Can any of you take a screen shot of your order on amazon, showing the shipping charge and total price so that we can news it?

thanks
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021680)
Posted by Blackalekthor on May 15th, 2019 @ 10:02pm CDT
Two beautiful spiders pre-ordered. Yeaaaaaah. Now what's the number of the devil? I'll offer him my soul. Jiji :PREDACON:
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021683)
Posted by Stargrave on May 15th, 2019 @ 11:05pm CDT
I don’t own any MP’s I’ll be honest I could never afford them but like so much of this stuff I appreciate them from afar or through the cool galleries here but this ones important - I mean Black Arachnia was fortunately an awesome character but she’ll always be the first female TF toy that I ever had. I know some Japanese characters preceded her but for just a kid growing up in the states she was the first, my BW Arcee. I wish they’d been more creative but she does look like the cartoon come to life. Not arguing anybody’s points just love that character it’s nice to see her considered for a MP. It’s like a beautiful Revoltech Arachnia that also whoa watch out can approximate a spider.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021690)
Posted by Emerje on May 16th, 2019 @ 12:22am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I just placed my Amazon Japan pre-order. $116 shipped seems fairly ok with me, as does the late November release. Gives me time after TFcon

Man, I really like the looks of the figure. Compromises kinda suck, but are easily overlooked. That price though.... way too much. I wouldn't be willing to pay more than $80. Ah well, we are finally getting a KO of Dinobot, so I can hope for this dark poison of a birddog's heart.

I would not pay the $140 for it, but $115 is much better. And I'm still hoping the price drops a bit more. I think it's an OK price. And I doubt I'll get another MP BW figure. I'm perfectly happy with the rest of my figures that are on the shelf.

Saying it's available on amazon is always big news since not everyone reads the forums (and other vendors get their own sponsor news story). Can any of you take a screen shot of your order on amazon, showing the shipping charge and total price so that we can news it?

thanks

I don't have time right now to write this, but here's my PO if anyone else on staff wants to.

BA PO.jpg


That's with a 25% discount and the sales tax removed. Should be noted that the based price for stores is 16,500 JPY instead of the Takara Tomy Mall price of 16,200 JPY meaning TTM got a rare discount (that still isn't close to the discount normal retailers have). There is a chance of the Amazon price still coming down since it's covered by the pre-order price guarantee.

Emerje
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021696)
Posted by blackeyedprime on May 16th, 2019 @ 4:54am CDT
Nice, around £95 before customs charges and parcel farce handling fees that will no doubt be applied to it for us in the U.K
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021710)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 16th, 2019 @ 10:29am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:UK Update:

Pre-orders are now up on In Demand Toys. Tentative release date "November"...

£129.99 :-?

The Link


UK update 2.0:

£109.99 @ Kapow Toys

The Link
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021741)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 16th, 2019 @ 7:37pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:UK Update:

Pre-orders are now up on In Demand Toys. Tentative release date "November"...

£129.99 :-?

The Link


UK update 2.0:

£109.99 @ Kapow Toys

The Link

That's a pretty good one.

I need to see Blackarachnia near the OG Silverbolt. I want to see how they look together
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021745)
Posted by Stargrave on May 16th, 2019 @ 7:53pm CDT
...now I keep thinking of a MP Silverbolt...that would be rad...
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021747)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 16th, 2019 @ 8:02pm CDT
00Stargrave00 wrote:...now I keep thinking of a MP Silverbolt...that would be rad...
If only Japan actually cared about Beast Wars Metals.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021748)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 16th, 2019 @ 8:04pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
00Stargrave00 wrote:...now I keep thinking of a MP Silverbolt...that would be rad...
If only Japan actually cared about Beast Wars Metals.

If only.

we'll probably never get MPs beyond season 1, which is a shame. Though I feel that if we do get a single MP BW past season 1, it would be Silverbolt.

I wish we could get a MP Tigerhawk though
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021753)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 16th, 2019 @ 8:12pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
00Stargrave00 wrote:...now I keep thinking of a MP Silverbolt...that would be rad...
If only Japan actually cared about Beast Wars Metals.

If only.

we'll probably never get MPs beyond season 1, which is a shame. Though I feel that if we do get a single MP BW past season 1, it would be Silverbolt.

I wish we could get a MP Tigerhawk though
Yeah, about the only non-Season 1 BW character who has any kind of chance of getting a MP figure under normal circumstances (that is, without outside-of-TakaraTomy help from something like a fan vote) is Lio Convoy.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021754)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 16th, 2019 @ 8:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
00Stargrave00 wrote:...now I keep thinking of a MP Silverbolt...that would be rad...
If only Japan actually cared about Beast Wars Metals.

If only.

we'll probably never get MPs beyond season 1, which is a shame. Though I feel that if we do get a single MP BW past season 1, it would be Silverbolt.

I wish we could get a MP Tigerhawk though
Yeah, about the only non-Season 1 BW character who has any kind of chance of getting a MP figure under normal circumstances (that is, without outside-of-TakaraTomy help from something like a fan vote) is Lio Convoy.

What about Big Convoy?
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021755)
Posted by Ironhidensh on May 16th, 2019 @ 8:17pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
00Stargrave00 wrote:...now I keep thinking of a MP Silverbolt...that would be rad...
If only Japan actually cared about Beast Wars Metals.

If only.

we'll probably never get MPs beyond season 1, which is a shame. Though I feel that if we do get a single MP BW past season 1, it would be Silverbolt.

I wish we could get a MP Tigerhawk though



Depends on if you late willing to look outside of "official" channels. Not much yet, but they are starting to branch in that direction.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021756)
Posted by Stargrave on May 16th, 2019 @ 8:17pm CDT
Ok I don’t know if he’s my favorite character from BW but he’s in the top 3, and comes in #1 for the coolest from that series. That show, the animation never was 100% for me but damn the writing. How they did that with Tigatron and Airazor I thought it was just ten pounds of awesome in a five pound bag. The last season felt rushed to me but they squeezed in so much epic stuff. Sorry to ramble :-D
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021758)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 16th, 2019 @ 8:27pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
00Stargrave00 wrote:...now I keep thinking of a MP Silverbolt...that would be rad...
If only Japan actually cared about Beast Wars Metals.

If only.

we'll probably never get MPs beyond season 1, which is a shame. Though I feel that if we do get a single MP BW past season 1, it would be Silverbolt.

I wish we could get a MP Tigerhawk though
Yeah, about the only non-Season 1 BW character who has any kind of chance of getting a MP figure under normal circumstances (that is, without outside-of-TakaraTomy help from something like a fan vote) is Lio Convoy.

What about Big Convoy?
Not as popular in Japan, unfortunately.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021760)
Posted by Stargrave on May 16th, 2019 @ 8:33pm CDT
Hmmm, season 1 you say....boy I always lean chaotic good, but the Predacons had more style going on that season I have to give it to them. Style leveled out once everyone got chrome added but in season 1 hmmm...if they did do another MP BW I think I'd have to vote Terrorsaur. He's just so visually interesting and I bet they could do a great job with that frame and alt mode. I'd love to see Waspinator or Tarantulus of course but Terrorsaur would be pretty sweet.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021770)
Posted by Stargrave on May 16th, 2019 @ 9:14pm CDT
And weaponized Snufflufugus Prime is cool, but mighty noble majestic white lion Prime is just a smidge cooler :lol:
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021801)
Posted by Stargrave on May 17th, 2019 @ 2:23pm CDT
Good afternoon and Happy Friday fellow Seibertronians! Takara Tomy Transformers MP-46 Masterpiece aka Black Arachnia is now up for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse for $139.99 and Amazon Japan for Y11,521! Regarding Amazon Japan, shipping to North America is cheap and fast and in total, the toy is $115 shipped as we can see from the screenshot below provided by fellow Seibertronian Emerje. The one ordered from hasbro Pulse will come in a Hasbro exclusive black slip cover. Are you going to be ordering the venomous vixen vying for vindication or has the much debated beast mode turned you off from this purchase? Please sound off and let us hear your thoughts on this fabulous robot mode that may have an alt mode lacking that Masterpiece magic.

Hasbro Pulse: https://hasbropulse.com/products/takara ... beast-wars

Amazon Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07RRMR34R/ ... 2MAJGRFFMH?tag=seibertron00-22&

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Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021810)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 17th, 2019 @ 3:13pm CDT
Meh, she will pop in at Mandarake sooner or later. No need to overpay from the USA nor having to pay extra fees for a proxy.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021811)
Posted by william-james88 on May 17th, 2019 @ 3:15pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Meh, she will pop in at Mandarake sooner or later. No need to overpay from the USA nor having to pay extra fees for a proxy.


You are better off getting it on amazon japan now and not waiting for mandarake. The shipping is cheaper on amazon.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021813)
Posted by Bucky on May 17th, 2019 @ 3:22pm CDT
Wow. That’s some dirt cheap shipping. I don’t mind this price point for BA either. This’ll be my first time ordering through Amazon JP. Here’s hoping it’s a good experience, and the first of many,
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021814)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 17th, 2019 @ 3:30pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Meh, she will pop in at Mandarake sooner or later. No need to overpay from the USA nor having to pay extra fees for a proxy.


You are better off getting it on amazon japan now and not waiting for mandarake. The shipping is cheaper on amazon.


How about that proxy fee? Unless they can ship all over the world?
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021815)
Posted by william-james88 on May 17th, 2019 @ 3:31pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Meh, she will pop in at Mandarake sooner or later. No need to overpay from the USA nor having to pay extra fees for a proxy.


You are better off getting it on amazon japan now and not waiting for mandarake. The shipping is cheaper on amazon.


How about that proxy fee? Unless they can ship all over the world?

yeah yeah, Amazon japan ships all over the world now. it's relatively new. And ridicuously cheap.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021816)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 17th, 2019 @ 3:33pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:yeah yeah, Amazon japan ships all over the world now. it's relatively new.


Also, any Canadians received anything from Amazon JP? got any mandatory custom fees?
Because Mandarake stuff is completely invisible to customs, no matter the value.

Anyone who don't know, Canada charge all the taxes PLUS an extra 10$ just because for the custom fees.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021817)
Posted by william-james88 on May 17th, 2019 @ 3:41pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:yeah yeah, Amazon japan ships all over the world now. it's relatively new.


Also, any Canadians received anything from Amazon JP? got any mandatory custom fees?
Because Mandarake stuff is completely invisible to customs, no matter the value.

Anyone who don't know, Canada charge all the taxes PLUS an extra 10$ just because for the custom fees.


Dude, even the mandatory taxes are cheap, give it a go. Just try it out and see how much it comes out to before you pay. It will be cheaper than mandarake and it will be brand new. I have been doing it for all MP releases since the service was available.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021820)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 17th, 2019 @ 4:02pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Dude, even the mandatory taxes are cheap, give it a go. Just try it out and see how much it comes out to before you pay. It will be cheaper than mandarake and it will be brand new. I have been doing it for all MP releases since the service was available.


Well, I'll see to it when I'll have actual money to spend.
I just bought a little something last week-end that ate away all of my toy budget for the next two-ish month... Including the Comiccon goodies budget... and one week of paid vacation instead of taking it... :WHISTLE:

By the time I recover from that purchase, I'll see to getting Blackie. I'm in no hurry because there will be plenty of her around when the time come. Amazon Japan look like a very interesting new hunting ground.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021830)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on May 17th, 2019 @ 6:21pm CDT
I'm ordering MPs from the US from now on since the QC seems to be all over the place lately. I'm scared to even touch Megatron. Transformed him from T-rex once and now he just stands there. And so does Dinobot.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021835)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 17th, 2019 @ 9:16pm CDT
Treetop Maximus wrote:I'm ordering MPs from the US from now on since the QC seems to be all over the place lately. I'm scared to even touch Megatron. Transformed him from T-rex once and now he just stands there. And so does Dinobot.


Hate to break it to you, bro, but ALL Masterpices and ALL Transformers come from the same factories.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021837)
Posted by william-james88 on May 17th, 2019 @ 9:23pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Treetop Maximus wrote:I'm ordering MPs from the US from now on since the QC seems to be all over the place lately. I'm scared to even touch Megatron. Transformed him from T-rex once and now he just stands there. And so does Dinobot.


Hate to break it to you, bro, but ALL Masterpices and ALL Transformers come from the same factories.

He's referring to the ease of returning defective figures when you buy from a domestic seller.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021840)
Posted by Stargrave on May 18th, 2019 @ 12:34am CDT
Good afternoon and Happy Friday fellow Seibertronians! Takara Tomy Transformers MP-46 Masterpiece aka Black Arachnia is now up for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse for $139.99 and Amazon Japan for Y11,521! Are you going to be ordering the venomous vixen vying for vindication or has the much debated beast mode turned you off from this purchase? Seibertron member Emerje has posted a picture of his order from Amazon Japan for us all to view. Please sound off and let us hear your thoughts on this fabulous robot mode that may have an alt mode lacking that Masterpiece magic.

Hasbro Pulse: https://hasbropulse.com/products/takara ... beast-wars

Amazon Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07RRMR34R/ ... 2MAJGRFFMH?tag=seibertron00-22&
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021841)
Posted by Stargrave on May 18th, 2019 @ 12:40am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Treetop Maximus wrote:I'm ordering MPs from the US from now on since the QC seems to be all over the place lately. I'm scared to even touch Megatron. Transformed him from T-rex once and now he just stands there. And so does Dinobot.


Hate to break it to you, bro, but ALL Masterpices and ALL Transformers come from the same factories.


I don't know I'm getting undercover Mandrake agent vibe here you seem aaaawful set on your Mandrakeness there Kanrabat ...it's going to be the next Amazon, isn't it, you can tell us come on...should we be buying stock now?? I'm teasing :lol:
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021846)
Posted by blackeyedprime on May 18th, 2019 @ 3:07am CDT
Wish we had mandarakes and book offs. Tho new over 2nd hand is preferable for some things
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Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 18th, 2019 @ 5:58am CDT
william-james88 wrote:He's referring to the ease of returning defective figures when you buy from a domestic seller.


Ah...
I would have thought about it if I wasn't posting in the middle of the night. #-o
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021850)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 18th, 2019 @ 6:10am CDT
00Stargrave00 wrote:I don't know I'm getting undercover Mandrake agent vibe here you seem aaaawful set on your Mandrakeness there Kanrabat ...it's going to be the next Amazon, isn't it, you can tell us come on...should we be buying stock now?? I'm teasing :lol:


I had only ONE bad experience. I ordered a small item from Mandarake's Fukuoka. They sent me the thing in a small envelope. When I received it, it was ONLY the packing slip! Then I noticed that the "envelope" that I received used to be stuck on the actual envelope that had the item in it. Both got separated on the way somehow because they were just barely sticking on each others. My item was lost in the mail forever.

Lemme tell you, receiving only the receipt and never getting the thing suck.

It took me a month and a half of procedure to finally had Paypal settle the case and get my 37K yen back.

Still, that was the only bad case. But I think it's a store-to-store basis.

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ONE thing I don't like about Amazon (appart the mandatory taxes) is the fact that they just leave the package on your door if you're not there. Most of the time. This make your item easy target for theft.
The ship insanely fast, yes, but there's some items I really don't want just sitting on my porch.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021852)
Posted by william-james88 on May 18th, 2019 @ 6:51am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:ONE thing I don't like about Amazon (appart the mandatory taxes) is the fact that they just leave the package on your door if you're not there. Most of the time. This make your item easy target for theft.
The ship insanely fast, yes, but there's some items I really don't want just sitting on my porch.

Amazon Japan uses a different shipper for international items, they use DHL and DHL will send you a text asking you exactly where you want them to leave the item. You can also tell them you don't want it left at your door.

That's another advantage to Amazon Japan.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021861)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 18th, 2019 @ 9:34am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:ONE thing I don't like about Amazon (appart the mandatory taxes) is the fact that they just leave the package on your door if you're not there. Most of the time. This make your item easy target for theft.
The ship insanely fast, yes, but there's some items I really don't want just sitting on my porch.

Amazon Japan uses a different shipper for international items, they use DHL and DHL will send you a text asking you exactly where you want them to leave the item. You can also tell them you don't want it left at your door.

That's another advantage to Amazon Japan.


They use DHL yet the DHL shipping is CHEAP?
What kind of sorcery is this? :shock:

Call me annoying but the DHL shipping price is ludicrously expensive on Mandarake and that's why I didn't order anything from them when Canada Post was on kinda-strike. DHL was the only thing available for a while and I nope'd.
Re: MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) Designer Video from Takara Tomy (2021921)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on May 18th, 2019 @ 8:23pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:He's referring to the ease of returning defective figures when you buy from a domestic seller.


Exactly. Had a damaged shipment one time and even though Mandarake was very good about it, my local post office had no idea how to handle international claims. Literally had to Google it for them. And in the end it took me three months to get my refund.

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