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Pictorial Review Of Transformers: Animated (Japan) Blackarachnia

Posted on 03-30-2010 at 09:41 PM by SilverOptimus under Animated
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Thanks to ameblo.jp, We now have a Pictorial Review of Transformers: Animated Japan's Blackarachnia.

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mx-01 archon
I don't remember if the Hasbro one had the gold pinstriping on the thigh pods or not. Otherwise, beyond the purple 'Con insignia, yeah, they look pretty darned identical.
Secretcode
It did not.
Backscatter
Well, it not written anywhere that you have to buy all the Takara Animated. Blackout maybe the only Destron I order.
Megablah
It might be the lighting, but it also looks bluer than the US version's purple bits.
Feralstorm
Well, good to know there's something there other than turning the 'con symbol purple. Would'a been nice to add some paint to make the lips stand out from the face though.
Demonss
One of the few I want!
[Wing_Saber-X]
Aside from the "toon accurate" con' insignia and virtually identical paint, I really dig the TFA Japan MOSC bubble packaging for Deluxe class toys. Blackarachnia's = aces! :
Brawlastator
Wow! It's fucking nothing!

They didn't even needlessly chrome it up. Astonishingly lazy work, Takara. I figured you'd at least pretty up the closest thing the show has to a pin-up girl.
vincheng2k5
The back of the helmet is mostly painted, too. In the US version, the back half of her head is entirely clear plastic - here, it's painted with only the very top left open for the light piping of the eyes.
Ultrawave
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Originally Posted by Brawlastator View Post
Wow! It's fucking nothing!

They didn't even needlessly chrome it up. Astonishingly lazy work, Takara. I figured you'd at least pretty up the closest thing the show has to a pin-up girl.
How is she a pin up girl..? o.O
Brawlastator
I said "Closest thing to" a pin-up girl. You gotta sell the show somehow, and sticking a pretty face on something is a sure-fire way to sell something. One would think that the lone female robot in the show, as well as the only female major character to have a toy would be that pretty face.
Feralstorm
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How is she a pin up girl..? o.O
Ask the Dinobots.
Superquad7
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
Aside from the "toon accurate" con' insignia and virtually identical paint, I really dig the TFA Japan MOSC bubble packaging for Deluxe class toys. Blackarachnia's = aces! :
I can't agree there, sorry. So far, the only things I'm liking about TakaraTOMY's effort more are the colored faction symbols and voyager Blackout. The rest Hasbro pwns with, but that's just my for what it's worth.
Infosaur
heh, "Decepticon Trickster"? Indeed

Look how far we've come with this character too



Really puts it in perspective.
DazzalingFury
Awesome now I am actually tempted to get one
stratonrye
I think the paint apps look really great, a lot neater than Hasbro's attempt, and I like the more coppery colored paint instead of the gold. That being said, still not worth paying for it over getting Hasbro's. Wait, is the purple darker than the original's?
[Wing_Saber-X]
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I can't agree there, sorry. So far, the only things I'm liking about TakaraTOMY's effort more are the colored faction symbols and voyager Blackout. The rest Hasbro pwns with, but that's just my for what it's worth.
Eeez ok.

But im more a fan of some of Hasbro's color choices, too.
Case in point = Grimlock.
Superquad7
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Eeez ok.

But im more a fan of some of Hasbro's color choices, too.
Case in point = Grimlock.
I just think that the Hasbro Animated packages look fantastic and are very reflective of the product. I think TakaraTOMY's packages look too Henkei-ish and not reflective of Animated at all.

As far as the toys, I think that the metallic paint schemes fall into that same category as well.
LUGNUT1995
the packiging of these jap ones is so much betterthan the habro ones, more striking,
Feralstorm
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I just think that the Hasbro Animated packages look fantastic and are very reflective of the product. I think TakaraTOMY's packages look too Henkei-ish and not reflective of Animated at all.

As far as the toys, I think that the metallic paint schemes fall into that same category as well.
Interesting to note that the shape of the card and the plastic bubble are exactly the same as the Hasbro packaging. The printing, on the other hand...
tomagnus
packaging looks pretty cool. other than that about the same.
Tman978
I cant tell what the difference is besides the con symbol? Wow, I've always looked at her TFA face as being a spin on her TM2 looks but man, she looks just like her first toy
Feralstorm
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I cant tell what the difference is besides the con symbol? Wow, I've always looked at her TFA face as being a spin on her TM2 looks but man, she looks just like her first toy
Some say the purple and gold are different tones, though that just may be the lighting or the camera (they don't look different to me)

Other than the proper-color symbol, the black 'sidecars' on her thighs have a gold stripe detail the Hasbro version doesn't have (As I recall, early pics of the Hasbro version had that stripe, but the paint app was left off on the final version.)
alex_kingdom
Id forgotten how 'Universe' Beast Wars Blackarachnia this figure is, makes me wounder why I didn't pick up the Hasbro version when I had the chance.
Sage o' G-fruit
Wow Takara. Wow. Somehow you managed to top Starscream and make Hasbro have the better product. That takes skill.
SPLIT LIP
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I just think that the Hasbro Animated packages look fantastic and are very reflective of the product. I think TakaraTOMY's packages look too Henkei-ish and not reflective of Animated at all.

As far as the toys, I think that the metallic paint schemes fall into that same category as well.
Agreed on both accounts.

And "Decepticon Trickster"? Ugh. I REALLY hope that doesn't reflect the Japanese cartoon's depiction of her.

Also, technically, she has some new gold paint on her thighs, FWIW. Her helmet is also painted on the back.
Sage o' G-fruit
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Also, technically, she has some new gold paint on her thighs, FWIW. Her helmet is also painted on the back.
Totally worth the $30!

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