Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia

Transformers News: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia

Thursday, November 14th, 2019 2:39PM CST

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Thanks to tips from Seibertron.com forum members DecepticonFinishline and MadProject, we're happy to bring you an English language video review of the new Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow (A.K.A., Blackarachnia) figure from Takara Tomy. This is the fifth new mold for a Beast Wars character in the Masterpiece line. Blackarachnia is the popular femme fatal from the original Beast Wars cartoon series who started out as a Maximal protoform, reprogrammed by Megatron into a Predacon, who soon begrudgingly befriended the Maximals and defected from the Predacons, finally becoming a Maximal herself in the follow-up series, Beast Machines.

This video was published by TonTon Review on YouTube and shows off MP-46 in both robot and black widow spider modes, each form mostly transformed correctly. We see the conversion from beast to robot mode and back again, get a good look at the articulation the figure offers, and an overview of the accessories Masterpiece Blackarachnia comes with: an alternate robot mode face, a set of VR goggles modeled after ones used in the Beast Wars cartoon, her signature crossbow blaster, and a flight stand with energon spider web. We also get treated to several size comparison shots with the other Masterpiece Beast Wars figures in both bot and beast modes, including Cheetor, Optimus Primeal, Dinobot, and Megatron. Enjoy the video below!



The release of Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow/Blackarachnia is just around the corner. Do you already have her on pre-order? Has this review convinced you to invest in this latest entry into the Beast Wars Masterpiece line? Let us know in the forums and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
Credit(s): TonTon Review (YouTube.com), DecepticonFinishline and MadProject (Seibertron.com)
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Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2044677)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on November 14th, 2019 @ 2:40pm CST
I don't like Blackarachnia. The character, the Sex-Bot design and of course, the execution of the MP Beast Mode. That said, I've had her pre-ordered since she was announced.

I intended from day one to fully support the Beast Wars MP line, regardless of those I don't care for. When the Season One line is complete, she will no doubt be at the back of my display, alongside Airazor (and potentially Scorponok). Out of sight, out of mind.

Roll on MP Tarantulas, the superior Spider-Bot.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2044679)
Posted by haldand on November 14th, 2019 @ 3:56pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:I don't like Blackarachnia. The character, the Sex-Bot design and of course, the execution of the MP Beast Mode. That said, I've had her pre-ordered since she was announced.

I intended from day one to fully support the Beast Wars MP line, regardless of those I don't care for. When the Season One line is complete, she will no doubt be at the back of my display, alongside Airazor (and potentially Scorponok). Out of sight, out of mind.

Roll on MP Tarantulas, the superior Spider-Bot.


I like this... all except the bit about Airazor.. I would LOVE an updated Airazor.. Doesn't even have to be a masterpiece one. We got a nicely updated Optimal Optimus, why not Airazor?
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2044681)
Posted by blackeyedprime on November 14th, 2019 @ 4:16pm CST
Kind of thought the crossbow/grapple part was going to have a bigger feature/grapple line and some how fit in her back. Still not keen on the pricing when compared to cheetor but think her chest and form looks great in robot mode, the legs dont seem to be able to support a raised body position in spider mode but I'll have to wait and admire other posters photos.
A Hexadecimal would look really nice next to blackarachnia but the chance of new reboot figures must be slim to none.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2044682)
Posted by JazztfLaw on November 14th, 2019 @ 4:20pm CST
I like this... all except the bit about Airazor.. I would LOVE an updated Airazor.. Doesn't even have to be a masterpiece one. We got a nicely updated Optimal Optimus, why not Airazor?


What's you guys' problem with Airazor? Is it because of her genger? If it's because of her design then I would respectfully disagree as I thought hers and Blackarachnia's were good. The problem I had was her transmetal 2 form. Yuck :SICK:
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2044685)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on November 14th, 2019 @ 5:16pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Weird how they got so much right with Primal, straight out of the gate.

william-james88 wrote:Not so sure about that. I still really dislike Cheetor's execution. Unlike Blackarachnia, Cheetor actually has extraneous kibble sticking out that look like tumours coming out f his legs. Blackarachnia at least tries to make it work with the overal shape.

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Just my opinion of course.



william-james88 wrote:Image

Original image of Spider mode

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Spider mode properly transformed in the back

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You say that but Blackarachnia has:

(A) a backpack "flap" to barely disguise her bot mode legs

(B) a similar tumour situation to Cheetor, wherein her Bot Mode hands are literally hanging out the back. Her hands became her chelicerae/fangs in Beast Mode. The original toy did it, The Show did it. Why they couldn't (with some clever panel shifting) have done the same here, is just down to laziness and the current HasTak ethos: No matter the price of the figure, it only needs to look decent from the front. No need to make an all round design at all, like they used to... >:oP

Except that Blackarachnia’s show model looked almost nothing like the toy, and the transformation sequence inflated and mass shifted like a motherfucker, so no, it’s absolutely NOT laziness.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2044697)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 14th, 2019 @ 6:38pm CST
Ignore the haters Blackarachnia, you are looking better as we go!

I really respect both her and Dinobot's commitment to placing the beast mode kibble in the right spots, even if it is covered up to match the robot mode design.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2044778)
Posted by Bucky on November 15th, 2019 @ 2:39pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Ignore the haters Blackarachnia, you are looking better as we go!

I really respect both her and Dinobot's commitment to placing the beast mode kibble in the right spots, even if it is covered up to match the robot mode design.


Right there with you, D-Max. I’m pretty excited for her to arrive from Amazon JP.

While I don’t think that anybody is ever going to say that her beast mode is perfect, I had never expected it to be. Especially not when considering how screen accurate her bot mode is. It’s pretty amazing they were able to engineer a half decent spiderbot out of her figure in the first place. From a few angles, it actually looks good. I’ve learned over the years that there are a lot of characters and designs that rely heavily on give and take. Sometimes little sacrifices have to be made here or there. Like with any Triple Changer that I can think of, something was sacrificed somewhere. Whether it’s a small one in each mode, or if one of the three really takes one for the team. At the end of the day, as much as I love displaying BW figures in Beast Mode a lot of times, I’d rather the sacrifice come from her Beast Mode. Especially when it comes to an MP figure.

Price point wise, I’m meh. Maybe it’s because I got her for cheaper on Amazon, and won’t have to pay shipping. Sure she costs more than Cheetor, but Cheetor was a couple years ago, and HasTak was able to get an easy repaint out of him. I’m not sure the same could be said for BA. Unless they do her silver deco from the floating island episodes, which I would absolutely buy. She also comes with some larger accessories, to justify the price. If you stop and think about it she doesn’t really cost that much more than Cheetor did when he was released.

I think you’d be hard pressed to find a figure or character that pleases everybody all of the time. But that’s what’s great about Transformers. There’s been so many figures, and there are still so many to come, that it doesn’t really matter in the long run. Maybe only if BA was somebody’s end all, beat all, and they were expecting some kind of plastic perfection. So far I haven’t seen that that’s the case for anyone.

Also, I cannot wait for an Airazor, as she’s probably my favorite BW character. I adore both her Season one figure, and her TM figure.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045262)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 22nd, 2019 @ 4:48pm CST
Got charged today for my Blackarchnia! she is on her way!
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045277)
Posted by Blackalekthor on November 22nd, 2019 @ 8:20pm CST
Amiami requested for payment!!! Yeah!
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045281)
Posted by Blackalekthor on November 22nd, 2019 @ 9:52pm CST
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Posted by Blackalekthor on November 22nd, 2019 @ 10:18pm CST
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Posted by Blackalekthor on November 22nd, 2019 @ 10:49pm CST
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Posted by Blackalekthor on November 22nd, 2019 @ 11:08pm CST
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Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045288)
Posted by Blackalekthor on November 22nd, 2019 @ 11:17pm CST
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045302)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 23rd, 2019 @ 11:23am CST
...What is that show-accurate TM Tarantulas head? That is not the head of the original toy or its Japanese release. :shock:
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045304)
Posted by Blackalekthor on November 23rd, 2019 @ 11:38am CST
The Japanese version is slightly different, replacing the "TARANTULAS" tampograph with "DESTRON" and the Predacon sigil, plus his robot mode eyes are painted as a single visor to match the show look better.
More information on Transmetal Tarantulas at TFU.info

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Tarantulas_(BW)#Beast_Wars
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045309)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 23rd, 2019 @ 12:33pm CST
Blackalekthor wrote:The Japanese version is slightly different, replacing the "TARANTULAS" tampograph with "DESTRON" and the Predacon sigil, plus his robot mode eyes are painted as a single visor to match the show look better.
More information on Transmetal Tarantulas at TFU.info
I know all that (especially since your post is just a word-for-word, case-for-case, copy-and-paste from TFWiki). That head seen in the pic above is the not the head that was on the Japanese toy. This is:

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Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045310)
Posted by Blackalekthor on November 23rd, 2019 @ 12:58pm CST
That's true, you'r right! looking at It closely... then do you think is a repaint or something? Maybe... And sorry for my source-lacking.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045311)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 23rd, 2019 @ 1:02pm CST
Blackalekthor wrote:That's true, you'r right! looking at It closely... then do you think is a repaint or something? Maybe...
Whatever it is, it's a completely different sculpt, like a custom-made head or something.
Re: Video Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Blackwidow Blackarachnia (2045373)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on November 24th, 2019 @ 9:43pm CST
Just got a shipment notice from Amazon Japan! Soon baby, SOON!!!

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