Beast Wars Masterpiece Blackarachnia MP46

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oku, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Joalro

    Joalro Well-Known Member

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    I said this earlier, but in the last few years I've seen a massive inflation on all transformers. The accessory probably added something to it, and I expect the R&D for blackarachnia was more than cheetor's given what they needed to achieve respectively, but I think the number one thing is just cost inflation. Things like increasing costs of factories.

    Or hey, maybe they just realized that we'll pay more than we were. Either way, the fact is they are right and I want blackarachnia.
     
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  2. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Well, when you factor in the bloated development time because the designers all require extended washroom breaks... :confused2 
     
  3. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    A lot of people had issues with MPM4, unfortunately.
     
  4. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

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    Just checked AM Jp and it says Blackarachnia will ship on Nov. 23rd.
    Soooo... that's:

    3 Days, 10 hours, and 41 Minutes until release!!!!!
     
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  5. Xaxis

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    Hot damn! So that’s Bumblebee and Blackarachnia shipping out together. I hope I get these checks I’m waiting on from my clients so I can pay for both of my orders!
     
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  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    There’s been a massive inflation on everything. That’s how inflation works. :( 
     
  7. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    Time to pay her preorder off.
     
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  8. iuJacob

    iuJacob low battery

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    Wonder if we’ll get a third party add on kit to fix that spider mode?
     
  9. Blackarachnia1996

    Blackarachnia1996 Goddess of Chaos

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    As far as I’m aware, Takara doesn’t ever homage Hasbro decos... and by the time Blackarachnia came out in 1997, Takara was already doing more show accurate decos. This included Blackarachnia, which I don’t think would be that much of a difference from her initial MP.

    The only ones I could see being worthwhile is her Hasbro deco, Trigger colors, or Halloween Horrorcon... but since the first and third were American, I think that leaves Trigger to be the one they’ll go with... I don’t think Optimus Primal and Commander Convoy are any more different than those two Blackarachnias...

    As for Cheetor, Shadow Panther was a Japanese release... so when it comes to Dinobot and Megatron I think we can rule out Fox Kids/Grimlock and T-Wrecks repaints. It’s why we’re getting Burning Convoy instead of Universe 2003 Primal. So unless we get a Hardhead/Thustor and Robot Masters black/Lucky Draw gold for Dinobot and Megatron, Takara doesn’t have a whole lot of repaints to choose from... they probably will have to do Trigger colors if they want a repaint at all
     
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  10. Chopper Face

    Chopper Face Emissary of The Vok

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    You’d have to assume that Blackarachnia Studios will get working on that soon as they receive the figure.
     
  11. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy

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    That Hasbro deco wasn't released in Japan, so there probably isn't any nostalgia for it like with Primal, Dinobot, or Megatron's decos (which were all released in Japan).
     
  12. ilovebw

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    so... only 3 days left and we still dont have box pic...
     
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  13. divinecomedy

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    Except 3rd party. Steady pricing.

    Edit: Electronics, clothing, etc seem to be steady.
     
  14. Powerbomb

    Powerbomb "Brouhaha"

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    Well, I've no experience with MPM's...as I said I hate Bayformers with a passion.
    My point was that *I* haven't had any qc troubles with the series that is being talked about in this thread, Beast Wars MP's.


    Anyway, less than four days till Blackarachnia is released...I guess most of us should have her by this time next week?

    I hope that nobody experiences any qc problems with her, unlike the notorious "Megatron Crotch" & "Dinobot Shoulder" diseases.
     
  15. Booster Gold

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    Agreed you can't attribute the price increases to inflatation alone. I'm not paying 65% more for a loaf of bread, newspaper, wrist watch, ironing board, laptop etc etc...than I was in 2016.
     
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  16. divinecomedy

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    In actuality you are paying LESS for electronics.

    Inflation is measured by first getting the price for item A in some base year and comparing it with the price of the SAME item in a future year. Our electronics have improved and yet prices have barely budged. A computer for 1000 dollars today is far more powerful than a compute from 10 years ago. That's deflation not inflation.

    TT is overcharging. It's neither good nor bad depending on how much money you have. I am a value guy, and basically I will stop buying TT MP products after MP-47. Feels liberating in a way.
     
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  17. Powerbomb

    Powerbomb "Brouhaha"

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    That's what you say NOW...But just wait until TT dangles that sweet,sweet plastic crack in front of you...
     
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  18. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

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    Nah, I am good. Again, I am not criticizing anyone. I am cheap, I'd like my dollars to go further.
     
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  19. Powerbomb

    Powerbomb "Brouhaha"

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    They have my spark between several spikes of energon.

    And I think I'm getting the better deal.
     
  20. divinecomedy

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    Wait till the recession ;) 

    I want to see how many people will keep saying that those prices are justified.
     
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