Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia

Monday, November 9th, 2015 3:59pm CST

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We have seen in-hand images of the recently released Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Blackarachnia - which retools slightly the Animated toy to fit the Beast Wars aesthetic - but thanks to fellow Seibertronian grimdragon2001, we also have a video review, mirrored below for your viewing pleasure! Take a look, and see what you think of this new version of the character.

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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740314)
Posted by RAR on November 9th, 2015 @ 7:30pm CST
I've always had trouble getting many a Brainstorm toy to come out looking correct they often got to blue or to green when photographed.

And some things that are blue go purple. it happens on all my cameras to one degree or another and I have plenty of cameras (as I keep tripping over them at Carboot sales for next to nothing so I seem to be accidentally collecting them).

That said the Fuji I got recently is more accurate the the Olympus I was using previously it's slightly older but was more expensive when new but despite some quirks with the flash it seems better. I've used it mainly inside though - I'll try it outside see if the blue refraction of the sky causes any oddities in colour or not.

Anyway way regarding Springer - yes I'd be interested in the upper image if he looks like that in person the latest images are pretty frightening looking however. If I was a retailer I'd alter them in a image manipulation program before using them they are that bad.

if the colours are better in person I do actually like the layout more than the previous one in some ways - the pale green is nicer than the silver-grey to me.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740316)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 9th, 2015 @ 7:45pm CST
RAR wrote:I've always had trouble getting many a Brainstorm toy to come out looking correct they often got to blue or to green when photographed.

And some things that are blue go purple. it happens on all my cameras to one degree or another and I have plenty of cameras (as I keep tripping over them at Carboot sales for next to nothing so I seem to be accidentally collecting them).

That said the Fuji I got recently is more accurate the the Olympus I was using previously it's slightly older but was more expensive when new but despite some quirks with the flash it seems better. I've used it mainly inside though - I'll try it outside see if the blue refraction of the sky causes any oddities in colour or not.

Anyway way regarding Springer - yes I'd be interested in the upper image if he looks like that in person the latest images are pretty frightening looking however. If I was a retailer I'd alter them in a image manipulation program before using them they are that bad.

if the colours are better in person I do actually like the layout more than the previous one in some ways - the pale green is nicer than the silver-grey to me.


Same with the original UM and the Legends. That blue plastic of his looks different from the real thing compared to the images posted.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740341)
Posted by Abejorro1997 on November 9th, 2015 @ 9:43pm CST
Va'al wrote:We have seen in-hand images of the recently released Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Blackarachnia - which retools slightly the Animated toy to fit the Beast Wars aesthetic - but thanks to fellow Seibertronian grimdragon2001, we also have a video review, mirrored below for your viewing pleasure! Take a look, and see what you think of this new version of the character.



:???: There were already at least nine reviews of this figure on Youtube that came out before this one (excluding one in Spanish). The first was by tfrWLDNAS on October 30. There were also videos by major reviewers TJOmega, Emgo316, & Optibotimus on November 4, 5 & 6 respectively. Why publicize this review that came out so late in the game? There are also 4 reviews of Nightbird and 7 reviews of Slipstream.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740344)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2015 @ 9:54pm CST
Abejorro1997 wrote:
Va'al wrote:We have seen in-hand images of the recently released Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Blackarachnia - which retools slightly the Animated toy to fit the Beast Wars aesthetic - but thanks to fellow Seibertronian grimdragon2001, we also have a video review, mirrored below for your viewing pleasure! Take a look, and see what you think of this new version of the character.



:???: There were already at least nine reviews of this figure on Youtube that came out before this one (excluding one in Spanish). The first was by tfrWLDNAS on October 30. There were also videos by major reviewers TJOmega, Emgo316, & Optibotimus on November 4, 5 & 6 respectively. Why publicize this review that came out so late in the game? There are also 4 reviews of Nightbird and 7 reviews of Slipstream.
Were any of those reviews reported to the news staff?
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740365)
Posted by william-james88 on November 9th, 2015 @ 11:54pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Abejorro1997 wrote:
Va'al wrote:We have seen in-hand images of the recently released Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Blackarachnia - which retools slightly the Animated toy to fit the Beast Wars aesthetic - but thanks to fellow Seibertronian grimdragon2001, we also have a video review, mirrored below for your viewing pleasure! Take a look, and see what you think of this new version of the character.


:???: There were already at least nine reviews of this figure on Youtube that came out before this one (excluding one in Spanish). The first was by tfrWLDNAS on October 30. There were also videos by major reviewers TJOmega, Emgo316, & Optibotimus on November 4, 5 & 6 respectively. Why publicize this review that came out so late in the game? There are also 4 reviews of Nightbird and 7 reviews of Slipstream.
Were any of those reviews reported to the news staff?


Yeah, we can only news what we know so if ever you come across a review on youtube for a new figure that hasnt been newsed yet, Abejorro1997, please contact us and send us a link of the video. We will even give you a news credit if its good :) You can click the link in my signature to get to the contact page
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740476)
Posted by Va'al on November 10th, 2015 @ 1:25pm CST
Adding to the review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Blackarachnia video review from earlier this week, we also have - via Decepticon Sunstorm - a look at wave mate Slipstream, which uses the Windblade mold, with retooling (including new head) and a new paint scheme. Check it out below, courtesy of YouTuber emgo316.

Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740521)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 5:20pm CST
Quite a few fans were let down by Transformers Legends (LG-17) Blackarachnia because of one thing, a chest gap. Every reviewer has been quite adamant about pointing it out, here is a sample of screencaps from reviews all around from TJ Omega to honoured friends of ours on these boards.

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They actually happen to be all transformed incorrectly. This toy should have no gap and when this figure was first introduced to us, Takara themselves had properly transformed it.

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While the instructions don't specify just how far you have to push the chest piece up, it turns out you can push it until there is no gap. The new tooling allows the chest to extend upwards beyond markings.

Almost everyone is lifting it to here:

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But you can keep pushing it up and it actually keeps sliding and then locks into place leaving no gap:

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This was actually found in Emgo's review of the figure.

So there are a few lessons to learn from this. One being that there can never be too many reviews or reviewers and secondly that we should have more faith in Takara. I now feel foolish for having doubted them but my love for this figure and them has only grown because of this. I hope you will all better enjoy your figure as I do.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740537)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 10th, 2015 @ 7:23pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Not sure if this should be front paged or not since the instructions don't show it but the Blackarachnia toy is designed so that there is no gap on the chest. The new tooling allows the chest to extend upwards beyond markings.

The instructions indicate that you should lift it to here:

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But you can keep pushing it up and it actually keeps sliding and then locks into place leaving no gap:

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Let me know if this is known or if it should be newsed. The images were taken from Emgo's review.


YES! YES! A THOUSAND TIMES, YES! Billy-J, you just saved this figure for me! I thought something was really off about that gap. Glad to know Takara's engineering didn't let us down after all! :)
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740538)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 7:28pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
YES! YES! A THOUSAND TIMES, YES! Billy-J, you just saved this figure for me! I thought something was really off about that gap. Glad to know Takara's engineering didn't let us down after all! :)


Haha, it made a world of difference, I will touch up my post and make some news of it. It seems almost every reviewer is blasting this figure for something that isnt true.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740542)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 10th, 2015 @ 7:48pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
YES! YES! A THOUSAND TIMES, YES! Billy-J, you just saved this figure for me! I thought something was really off about that gap. Glad to know Takara's engineering didn't let us down after all! :)


Haha, it made a world of difference, I will touch up my post and make some news of it. It seems almost every reviewer is blasting this figure for something that isnt true.

Reason's why Emgo is a great reviewer and one of my favs! :BOT:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740543)
Posted by Burn on November 10th, 2015 @ 7:57pm CST
People couldn't work that out?

Seriously ... even without reading the instructions I saw the gap, and just pushed the chest higher.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740547)
Posted by padfoo on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:13pm CST
Burn wrote:People couldn't work that out?

Seriously ... even without reading the instructions I saw the gap, and just pushed the chest higher.


I don't usually jump on the bandwagon, but this was obvious to me too.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740551)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:22pm CST
padfoo wrote:
Burn wrote:People couldn't work that out?

Seriously ... even without reading the instructions I saw the gap, and just pushed the chest higher.


I don't usually jump on the bandwagon, but this was obvious to me too.


I totally agree that something was obviously wrong. But I really didnt know what to do to get it right since the amount of force needed was quite big. As the article shows, I did my research to see what was the right way to do it, I didnt just accept the figure as it was. But still, I can understand how some people gave up. Collectors dont want to break their figures and can thus be more hesitant about exerting too much force.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740552)
Posted by Whifflefire on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:22pm CST
That's funny, I was just watching Emgo's review of this toy today. Kudos, Emgo.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740560)
Posted by Randomhero on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:58pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
padfoo wrote:
Burn wrote:People couldn't work that out?

Seriously ... even without reading the instructions I saw the gap, and just pushed the chest higher.


I don't usually jump on the bandwagon, but this was obvious to me too.


I totally agree that something was obviously wrong. But I really didnt know what to do to get it right since the amount of force needed was quite big. As the article shows, I did my research to see what was the right way to do it, I didnt just accept the figure as it was. But still, I can understand how some people gave up. Collectors dont want to break their figures and can thus be more hesitant about exerting too much force.


Same. I haven't own the animated mold for years and the first I transformed BW blackarachnia I saw the gap and said "this looks...off...wait doesn't her chest push up?" Boom. Total difference. It is a little scary however because those boobs are clear plastic and I was worried about cracking but if you just raise them down and apply pressure to the spider head you push it as far as needed.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740563)
Posted by Mkall on November 10th, 2015 @ 9:15pm CST
Congratulations, just when I thought I was done fondling her, I had to do it some more. This girl requires some force...
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740564)
Posted by megatronus on November 10th, 2015 @ 9:17pm CST
Mkall wrote:Congratulations, just when I thought I was done fondling her, I had to do it some more. This girl requires some force...

This is likely the most disturbing and/or eyebrow-raising thing I've ever read on these boards.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740567)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 10th, 2015 @ 9:26pm CST
Mkall wrote:Congratulations, just when I thought I was done fondling her, I had to do it some more. This girl requires some force...

:shock: :BANG_HEAD: :HEADHURTS: :lol: :BOT:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740568)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 9:28pm CST
Mkall wrote: This girl requires some force...


Said the man an hour before he was taken in by the authorities.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG17 Blackarachnia (1740572)
Posted by Rainmaker on November 10th, 2015 @ 10:36pm CST
Yay, Emgo is my favourite but he seems underrated. :(

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