Beast Wars Masterpiece Blackarachnia MP46

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  1. Wh33ls

    Wh33ls Original G1 kid, and loves Beasties as much, eh!

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    Well they did do the eye swap for Cheetor, so it sets the pecedent. I'd be more surprised if the eyes don't swap.
     
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    The eye swap for Cheetor was only on the beast mode, we've yet to see a robot mode one...however like I said on page 133, I do hope you are right.

     
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    Wh33ls Original G1 kid, and loves Beasties as much, eh!

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    ^ Oh? Ha-ha! I don't remember reading your post, but your right.:oops: 

    Cheetor's beast head is quite a bit bigger, making the eye swap easier and safer. If BA bot eyes swap, I'd be scared swapping them each time, for fear of snapping them.o_O :eek: :confused: :cry 
     
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    GALVATOM Better off Pred

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    Haha, guys I was one of the people who made the chart, I just wanted to use an official image that depicted her scale. Others are right though, in the new magazine shot she is in front of Megs not stood side by side and in the Mainframe poster she isn't stood up straight. It's just a rough look at how big some of those characters might be in MP form. I'm glad it's been accurate as far as each MP being released so far but Blackarachnia is one of the characters whose height was harder to determine, so our unofficial chart could be wrong this time. We may have to wait until she's in hand to get real size comparison pics like the ones posted before with a straight angle and everyone lined up square.
     
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  5. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    @GALVATOM Don't be so modest mate. You spearheaded the project.

    Repositioning MP Megs today, I think I was a little hasty with my estimate of her height. She's probably closer to 15cm.
     
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  6. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    MPs don't have spring-loaded launchers, right? So Blackarachnia's blaster and hook missile would presumably be static and just for display.

    However, if they go a different route, it could carry forward with figures like Scorponok who also has iconic missiles.
     
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    So I would say that Megatron was probably the first chance we'd really get to find out. I may be wrong about this, but I don't think there were many actual missile-type weapons in G1, it was mostly baster type, which therefore would have a need for a launcher in the masterpiece figure, it wouldn't be accurate.

    Optimus and cheetor had blasters, I believe, and Dinobot had eye-lasers. Megatron's tail weapon did fire missiles though. So unless I am completely out to lunch and missed a whole crapload of characters with missile type weapons, Megatron would be the first MP to have missiles in show but not have it represented on the toy with actual firing missiles.
     
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  8. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    I meant more in relation to figures that has a spring-loaded launcher on their original figure and it was used in the show.
     
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    Masterpiece is based on the show entirely off the show though, other than repaints I don't think they care about the original figure, at least not worth beast wars. And as far as characters who had a missile that could be properly represented, I think bw megatron is the first mp to be released that would make sense to include a missile
     
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    His missiles from the show aren't iconic in the same way as the likes of Blackarachnia and Scorponok however. In fact, does he use them again after the first episode?
     
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    The only example I can think of would be MP Wheeljack. He has a shoulder mounted missile launcher and the missile just pulls out of the launcher without any spring mechanism.
     
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    I'm not sure he does, and I agree they aren't as iconic. I'm just saying that I think he's the first MP that I'm aware of where it would even apply, so it's hard to say if they would or wouldn't.
     
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    He used it again in "The Probe" to destroy the tower the maximals built. So it appeared in at least two eps, but it's kind of forgettable cause rockets only last a few moments on screen if they aren't always visible like BA and Scorponok. Like a few others I was hoping to see BA's none grapple hook bullet, maybe the anchor piece slides off the one without the string attached to it?
     
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    Most of the 84-86 G1 figures — except the minibots, cassettes, and insecticons — had spring-loaded launchers. I think most were used in the show to some extent, aside from those with launching fists. :) 
     
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    True, but most of those characters didn’t fire any actual missiles on screen. It was all laser fire.
     
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    Next thing I’m hoping, no paint chipping. Megatron addressed that issue. Hopefully her paint will be durable as well
     
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    Yes, that's what I'm getting at. I'm no G1 expert, but I have watched all the episodes years ago. I may not remember correctly, but as far as I know it was always laser fire. I don't remember any actual missiles.
     
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    Yeah, Megatron is MOSTLY chip resistant, other than the couple spots I found (silver paint on his collar “teeth”, and for me, there’s black paint chipping on the back of his thigh for some reason).
    Hopefully BA’s paint is good and hopefully there are no clearance issues which cause excess rubbing.

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    Ultra Magnus in “the Killing Jar” used his red arm missile, but it’s the only time I can remember in G1. Maybe a few more I’m forgetting. I know in the 90s Fox edited Beast Wars for American television since cartoons weren’t allowed to use projectile weapons. Also why they did away with hand held guns completely in Beast Machines. In Canada we had no such laws and got the unedited episodes. However we did have a law stating that kids shows couldn’t include the word “war” and thus got “Beasties” and “Shadow Raiders” instead of “Beast Wars” and “War Planets”. Guess that law changed by the time Star Wars Clone Wars came out? Maybe they got away with it by being on a “grown-up” channel at a later time slot instead of on YTV in the afternoon.

    Back on topic - Blackarachnia will be my first Beast Wars MP! I’d like to get them all but I’ve nowhere to put them...even all my original BW figures are sadly packed away...
     
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    Weird that BA has a no cancelation policy on AJ. Defintiely ordered her, but Prime can be cancelled nearly up to his release date.