Spider transformers?

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  1. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    I'm curious about which transformers had Spiders for alt modes.
    Please post the names of the ones you know and a brief description.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Mister Gone

    Mister Gone Macro-Con

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    Tarantulus
    Blackarachnia
     
  3. Swoop

    Swoop Well-Known Member

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    Also Arcee during the BW era.
     
  4. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    If you bring up the advanced search in our resources section, you can set it to bring up all spiders / arachnids.

    You're mainly dealing with four characters - Botcon Arcee, the numerous different Blackarachnia and Tarantulas toys, and Crystal Widow from Universe.
     
  5. Hyperoptic

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    Thanks guys!
     
  6. Heat Blast

    Heat Blast Laserbeak's Stunt Double

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    Yeah, that's basically it unless... was there one in G1?
     
  7. mx-01 archon

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    Nope. Several insects, and a Pretender crab, but no spiders.

    If you're looking for a full list:

    Tarantulas
    Blackarachnia
    Beast Wars Microverse Arachnid
    Transmetal Tarantulas
    Fox Kids! Transmetal Tarantulas
    Transmetal 2 Blackarachnia
    McDonald's Transmetal Blackarachnia
    Beast Machines Blackarachnia
    McDonald's Beast Machines Blackarachnia
    BotCon Arcee
    Universe Blackarachnia
    Universe Crystal Widow
    Beast Wars 10th anni. Tarantulas
    Animated Blackarachnia

    Plus whatever Japanese variants of the figures there are, of which I don't think there's too many real differences. I know the Japanese version of TM Tarantulas has differently painted eyes, but that's the only major change of the top of my head.
     
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    Also Telemocha Blackarachnia, which is the most shot accurate. Japanese release.

    Unreleased Blackarachnia Halloween Walmart exclusive. Transfan2 has one of these.
     
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    And that Arcee and Crystal Widow are just redecos of Blackarachnia molds.
     
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    Don't forget that playset from the Beast Era
     
  12. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    Is anyone counting Scalpel from ROTF?
     
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    kamuix weeeeee

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    i thought scalpel looked more like a mantis or something?
     
  14. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    Well he's got spider legs. They suck on the toy and every other spider TF toy has pulled it off better but still... y'know, just sayin'. Spiderish.
     
  15. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    He's not a spider.
     
  16. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    Well then what the hell is that? It's like a spider with a torso stuck to the top of it. It's just wierd. I originally bought it because I thought it looked spidery and I like spiders, but they just epically failed on this figure. It's mostly spiderish which is why I mentioned it. Technically not a spider, but I think one could argue a good case for it's inclusion to the list.
     
  17. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Just like someone said earlier, it's based on a mantis. There's plenty of insects with legs like that.
     

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