Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 1:15PM CDT

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Beast Wars fans are in for a treat later this fall with the impending release of MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow, known as Blackarachnia to most western fans. Recent trade show sightings have fans in awe of her screen-accurate robot mode, while seemingly leaving a lot to be desired of the beast mode. Forum member Sabrblade has made us aware that Takara Tomy Mall now has a listing up for MP-46 along with 9 new photos to show off both robot and beast mode in conjunction with some of the included accessories, like the energy spider web and base, her signature crossbow weapon, a visor Blackarachnia used on the original show, and even an alternate facial expression. Surprising no one, MP-46 seems to be exceptionally poseable, the recent norm for the Masterpiece series in general. Masterpiece Blackwidow/Blackarachnia is priced at 16,200 Yen on Takara Tomy Mall and schedule to be released in "Late November 2019." Take a look for yourselves below at these new pictures of infamous femme fatale of the Beast Wars series.

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

Transformers News: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall

What do these latest images make you think of the latest Masterpiece offering for the Beast Wars series of Transformers history? Have the new pictures of a seemingly more correctly transformed beast mode changed your mind on the overall quality of the figure? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
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Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021443)
Posted by Ironhidensh on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:16pm CDT
16200 yen = $147.79. They can get the fuck out of here with that price.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021444)
Posted by Malicron on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:22pm CDT
Man, they really didn't try at all when it came to the beast mode, did they?
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021445)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:28pm CDT
Malicron wrote:Man, they really didn't try at all when it came to the beast mode, did they?



Indeed. So much for thinking there was mistransformation with the previous images :(
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021447)
Posted by william-james88 on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:38pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Malicron wrote:Man, they really didn't try at all when it came to the beast mode, did they?



Indeed. So much for thinking there was mistransformation with the previous images :(

There was some mistransformation, but as I wrote, it was never gonna be enough to change people's minds over paying $130-$150 for this.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021449)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:42pm CDT
The thing that irritates me, it's not the price. It is the fact that I accept imperfect Beast Modes with the Maximals. They were mostly shellformers anyway. The Predacon bug modes, however were not. If they could achieve that way back in 1996/7/8, it is unacceptable to leave most of her gold legs visible on what should be a solid black abdomen. All it would take is some little black panels, stored discreetly within the backpack. They couldn't even bother to do that...
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021452)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:51pm CDT
Thing is, Blackarachnia didn't have any backpack in the show. Her back was lean and skinny.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021453)
Posted by william-james88 on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:53pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote: If they could achieve that way back in 1996/7/8, it is unacceptable to leave most of her gold legs visible on what should be a solid black abdomen.


I am with you on the dissapointment and I know where you are coming from but I do take issue with the text I bolded. It's apple and oranges because the toys came first back then. So of course it was fine. But then the character designer based her model on a stripper and made the character look nothing like the toy.

Now, we are basing the toy on the show model, which we can all agree is a rather peculiar one.

The better comparison, if you want to make one would be how different the toy looks to the show model between then and now. This toy is inifitely better in that respect.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021454)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Thing is, Blackarachnia didn't have any backpack in the show. Her back was lean and skinny.



So was Dinobot's. I was specifically talking about the mini backpack on the MP figure. The numerous mini panels that Megatron's backpack stores, show that they have the know-how to do it, but chose not to.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021456)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:56pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Thing is, Blackarachnia didn't have any backpack in the show. Her back was lean and skinny.



So was Dinobot's.
Dinobot wasn't a stick in the show. He had muscle and bulk. BA's back curved inward, even.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021458)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:57pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote: If they could achieve that way back in 1996/7/8, it is unacceptable to leave most of her gold legs visible on what should be a solid black abdomen.


I am with you on the dissapointment and I know where you are coming from but I do take issue with the text I bolded. It's apple and oranges because the toys came first back then. So of course it was fine. But then the character designer based her model on a stripper and made the character look nothing like the toy.

Now, we are basing the toy on the show model, which we can all agree is a rather peculiar one.

The better comparison, if you want to make one would be hod different the toy looks to the show model between then and now. This toy is inifitely better in that respect.


I was generalising the difference in aesthetic in Beast Modes, back then. Less so for individual characters. There was always some "cheetor" visible in his Beast Mode, as with the rest of the Maximals. Waspinator, Scorponok, Tarantulas etc Typically their bot legs were only visible if you turned the toy upside down.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021459)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 14th, 2019 @ 1:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Thing is, Blackarachnia didn't have any backpack in the show. Her back was lean and skinny.



So was Dinobot's.
Dinobot wasn't a stick in the show. He had muscle and bulk. BA's back curved inward, even.


True..

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But it didn't look like that in the show either.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021461)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on May 14th, 2019 @ 2:00pm CDT
Maybe the toy should have just come with a black balloon to put her back in spider mode, as that's pretty much all it was--a big, black, circle with a red hour glass.

Don't get me wrong, I love the bot mode on Blackarachnia, and I'm sure that she will have great possibility. But this is supposed to be a Masterpiece figure. If they couldn't engineer her properly to look like how she looked on the show... then they probably should have just put out a robot mode action figure and done an MP figure of someone else.

As it stands, I think that the Takara recolor of Animated Blackarachnia works better
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021462)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 14th, 2019 @ 2:02pm CDT
I think, as it stands, her Beast Mode makes her potentially the weakest of the MP Beast Wars designs so far. Including Shadow Panther, that isn't even a Panther...
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021463)
Posted by william-james88 on May 14th, 2019 @ 2:02pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Waspinator, Scorponok, Tarantulas etc Typically their bot legs were only visible if you turned the toy upside down.


So what? Are you saying you would rather have that and compromise the robot mode? I dont understand what you are complaining about. Those original toys still exist if this one isn't doing it for you.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021464)
Posted by william-james88 on May 14th, 2019 @ 2:06pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:I think, as it stands, her Beast Mode makes her potentially the weakest of the MP Beast Wars designs so far. Including Shadow Panther, that isn't even a Panther...

But there is no such thing as a panther species, it's just a toy deco homage.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021465)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 14th, 2019 @ 2:23pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Waspinator, Scorponok, Tarantulas etc Typically their bot legs were only visible if you turned the toy upside down.


So what? Are you saying you would rather have that and compromise the robot mode? I dont understand what you are complaining about. Those original toys still exist if this one isn't doing it for you.


When sat on your desk, they were designed to form a seamless Beast Mode. Everything pegged in to form a uniform alt-mode.

Maybe a G1 example would make it a bit clearer the point (not "complaint") I am making. Imagine G1 Prime's cab. Looks like a truck, yes?. Now open the chest, flip his head over and pop his hands out, so they are visible in truck mode. Now, he doesn't look like a believable truck.
The initial mode was the Predacon Beast Modes. The latter example, both the Maximals (initial and MP versions) and now Blackarachnia.

Nor would it have been a "compromise" to make minor panels fold out from the small backpack the MP figure clearly has, to conceal the gold in her legs. Again, Megatron's flush, intergrated backpack says so.
I don't care about the character herself. I've never liked Blackarachnia. The whole sexualized design was quite repellent to me, even back in the day.
I am concerned what her lacklustre Beast Mode says about the future of this line. The figures to come should be the easiest to conceive in fully integrated Beast and Bot modes, this is supposed to be the MP line, after all.

If you wouldn't excuse MP Prowl's legs hanging out of his car mode, don't make excuses for them here.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021466)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 14th, 2019 @ 2:27pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:I think, as it stands, her Beast Mode makes her potentially the weakest of the MP Beast Wars designs so far. Including Shadow Panther, that isn't even a Panther...

But there is no such thing as a panther species, it's just a toy deco homage.



:???:

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To give the visual discrepancy between a Cheetah and Panther's actual body shape, paralleled by the MP figures.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021467)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 14th, 2019 @ 2:28pm CDT
How much would you be willing to pay extra for those panels though? To play devil's advocate, they've made her price the way it is for best profit value for them, and share holders. If they thought the price was too high then they wouldn't have set it as that. We consumers want the most bang for our buck, but the businesses want the most profit for the least cost.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021468)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on May 14th, 2019 @ 2:30pm CDT
However much it took for a finished product. The beast mode says this isn't.
Re: Official Stock Photos for MP-46 Masterpiece Blackwidow (Blackarachnia) from Takara Tomy Mall (2021473)
Posted by sol magnus on May 14th, 2019 @ 3:37pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:I think, as it stands, her Beast Mode makes her potentially the weakest of the MP Beast Wars designs so far. Including Shadow Panther, that isn't even a Panther...

But there is no such thing as a panther species, it's just a toy deco homage.



:???:

Image

Image

Image

Image

To give the visual discrepancy between a Cheetah and Panther's actual body shape, paralleled by the MP figures.

A Panther is a black leopard. Not a cheetah.

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