Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image)

Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image)

Friday, September 12th, 2014 7:25am CDT

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The third reveal-with-artwork from the Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 is spider shaped, if spiders looked like motorbikes. Check out below the Club's take on Tarantulas' pre-Earth form, as a remolded redeco of Reveal the Shield Wreck-Gar, in both mock-up and artwork!

Nearly one week into the Transformers Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service (TFSS) for version 3.0, and things keep rolling on! Next up on the reveal list, the PRE-BEAST WARS version of the creepy Predacon Tarantulas! As a reminder, the order period will be open through October 2nd, 2014.

The service is available to anyone who is a member of the Transformers Collectors’ Club. The cost of this additional service is $297 (plus shipping). You can pay all at once or in 3 installments. The 6 toys that make up the TFSS 3.0 are: KROK, NACELLE, TARANTULAS, CARZAP, SERPENT O.R. and G2 STARSCREAM. In addition to that you will receive a BONUS 7th figure to be mailed out with your final shipment.

Keep it locked in here and on our official Facebook and Twitter pages for additional details. You can order now or wait until you have seen all six final mock up figures. The choice is yours as again, anyone who orders by Oct 2nd (11:59 PM cst is the cut off) is guaranteed the complete set of toys upon completion of full payment.

Log in now to order TFSS 3.0. (For your first look at TARANTULAS be sure to click the story thumbnail)!


Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas

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This article was last modified on Friday, September 12th, 2014 5:38pm CDT

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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605853)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 12th, 2014 @ 7:39am CDT
It still amazes me how the Club decided to do a pre-beast Tarantulas over a non-beast Tarantulas at a time when they want to focus more on the latter concept instead of the former.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605859)
Posted by megatronus on September 12th, 2014 @ 8:02am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:It still amazes me how the Club decided to do a pre-beast Tarantulas over a non-beast Tarantulas at a time when they want to focus more on the latter concept instead of the former.

It amazes me more that they chose a Junkion mold (transmetal 2 bike mode notwithstanding), and didn't even give him a new head!
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605861)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on September 12th, 2014 @ 8:07am CDT
i noticed that there was a predacon logo on the figure but a decepticon logo on the same leg on the package art or whatever you want to call it
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605862)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 12th, 2014 @ 8:09am CDT
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It still amazes me how the Club decided to do a pre-beast Tarantulas over a non-beast Tarantulas at a time when they want to focus more on the latter concept instead of the former.

It amazes me more that they chose a Junkion mold (transmetal 2 bike mode notwithstanding), and didn't even give him a new head!


For the people who claim it is a retool, look no further than United Scrapyard and BotCon 2012 Scrap Iron. :-B

I can understand why they choose that particular bike, but I'm curious now what the proposals were. :-?
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605869)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 12th, 2014 @ 8:29am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:The trouble with the Hasbro mold of Thrust, the wing mount are so wonky that they tend to break off. The Japan mold is more tightly mounted.

Hope this mold doesn't have the same issues.


Surprise! Nacelle uses the BotCon 2007 Thrust wings, not the Gentei/Generations one. You can tell by the two prominent circles on each side:

Image
Left: Generations, Right: BotCon 2007


Ms JGR........clarification please. Do the vtOL propellers detach like the new mold or are they permanent. TFwiki isn't clear with that.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605871)
Posted by griftimus prime on September 12th, 2014 @ 8:36am CDT
lol
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605872)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 12th, 2014 @ 8:46am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:The trouble with the Hasbro mold of Thrust, the wing mount are so wonky that they tend to break off. The Japan mold is more tightly mounted.

Hope this mold doesn't have the same issues.


Surprise! Nacelle uses the BotCon 2007 Thrust wings, not the Gentei/Generations one. You can tell by the two prominent circles on each side:

Image
Left: Generations, Right: BotCon 2007


Ms JGR........clarification please. Do the vtOL propellers detach like the new mold or are they permanent. TFwiki isn't clear with that.


The wings of the BotCon one are a solid piece, which means they can't be detached.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605875)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 12th, 2014 @ 8:49am CDT
Thanks for the clarification :D
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605883)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 12th, 2014 @ 9:16am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:The trouble with the Hasbro mold of Thrust, the wing mount are so wonky that they tend to break off. The Japan mold is more tightly mounted.

Hope this mold doesn't have the same issues.


Surprise! Nacelle uses the BotCon 2007 Thrust wings, not the Gentei/Generations one. You can tell by the two prominent circles on each side:

Image
Left: Generations, Right: BotCon 2007


Ms JGR........clarification please. Do the vtOL propellers detach like the new mold or are they permanent. TFwiki isn't clear with that.


The wings of the BotCon one are a solid piece, which means they can't be detached.


I like the wings on generations thrust more.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605885)
Posted by shajaki on September 12th, 2014 @ 9:22am CDT
im extremely satisfied. the mold is great. and sure i would like a remolded head, but its pretty close and i know they can only do so many in each run of figures.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605894)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 12th, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
griftimus prime wrote:lol


What funny about my inquiry? :???:
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605905)
Posted by ScottyP on September 12th, 2014 @ 10:08am CDT
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It still amazes me how the Club decided to do a pre-beast Tarantulas over a non-beast Tarantulas at a time when they want to focus more on the latter concept instead of the former.

It amazes me more that they chose a Junkion mold (transmetal 2 bike mode notwithstanding), and didn't even give him a new head!


If the face's paint comes out crisp like it is in the mockup, I'm ok with no new head.

I really only want this for the micron spiders though. Those dudes are too cool.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605910)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 12th, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
Since the club can only do SO many new heads, I think this was a good "close enough" head sculpt...

And actually, a number in the Botcon set were fudging it a bit, like Rattrap, etc. For that reason, I think it will display fine with that crew... even if with the "back row" crew. Ha.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605914)
Posted by megatronus on September 12th, 2014 @ 10:42am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It still amazes me how the Club decided to do a pre-beast Tarantulas over a non-beast Tarantulas at a time when they want to focus more on the latter concept instead of the former.

It amazes me more that they chose a Junkion mold (transmetal 2 bike mode notwithstanding), and didn't even give him a new head!


If the face's paint comes out crisp like it is in the mockup, I'm ok with no new head.

I really only want this for the micron spiders though. Those dudes are too cool.

Ditto on the microns - the addition of those guys is a real value added. Definitely have to give the Club props for that idea.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605923)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 12th, 2014 @ 11:08am CDT
If I had my druthers, DoFP Tarantulas would have been made years ago out of the Cybertron Scrapmetal mold.

Wouldn't have even needed a new head:

Image Image Image
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605925)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 12th, 2014 @ 11:11am CDT
For Tarantulas this mold would work so much better for me if you can put both wheels on his shoulders...
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605944)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on September 12th, 2014 @ 12:26pm CDT
Maybe this is totally obvious, but I think those microns are supposed to be his flashlight minions from the show.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605972)
Posted by TK415 on September 12th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:It still amazes me how the Club decided to do a pre-beast Tarantulas over a non-beast Tarantulas at a time when they want to focus more on the latter concept instead of the former.

Who/what would have been a non-beast Tarantulas. I can't see a difference between pre-beast and non-beast. I'm not arguing with you Sabrblade, I'm just curious.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605973)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 12th, 2014 @ 3:51pm CDT
TK415 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It still amazes me how the Club decided to do a pre-beast Tarantulas over a non-beast Tarantulas at a time when they want to focus more on the latter concept instead of the former.

Who/what would have been a non-beast Tarantulas. I can't see a difference between pre-beast and non-beast. I'm not arguing with you Sabrblade, I'm just curious.


I think we should take the "pre-Beast Wars" at face value. Didn't his bio mention Sky-Byte, Jhiaxus and clones, therefore placing it in the Wings Universe? Last I remember, Dawn of Future's Past was canon to Beast Wars proper, not to an alternate timeline.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Tarantulas (Updated Image) (1605976)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on September 12th, 2014 @ 3:54pm CDT
TK415 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It still amazes me how the Club decided to do a pre-beast Tarantulas over a non-beast Tarantulas at a time when they want to focus more on the latter concept instead of the former.

Who/what would have been a non-beast Tarantulas. I can't see a difference between pre-beast and non-beast. I'm not arguing with you Sabrblade, I'm just curious.


I think what Sabrblade means is that he's confused as to why they did a toy for DoFP(where they're eventually going to become beasts/part organic) while the club is currently running Uprising(where there's no indication that they'll ever become something other than vehicles). Basically, why is this Tarantulas a BW prequel figure rather than an Uprising figure?

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