Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oku, Feb 9, 2019.
Holy crap I didn’t realize primal’s price shot up that high.
Yup the theory is the recent announcement about a possible Beast Wars movie has reignited interest in the casual collector. They've come looking for Beast Wars figures found Primal and his price has rocketed due to demand... That's the theory anyway.
Show-accurate or not, the spider mode is real enough to creep me the fuck out...lol. If I ever get her, she’ll only be in spider mode ONCE.
I'm sure it's a factor, but it's more likely that his price went way up cuz it's the cartoon accurate release and he's not readily available anymore. How many people do you think passed on his retail release cuz they thought it was a on-off, that are now coming back around cuz it's clear the BWMP line isn't going anywhere? Casual fans sure aren't paying his current market price, besides I haven't seen MP-38 go up in price and if it was just casual collectors you'd likely be seeing his price go up too since it looks like the toy that a lot of those fans might have had growing up.
She arrived last night! But I have the early shift, so I won’t get to unbox her until later today. Pics on the way!
Got her into robot mode & that’s where she will stay forevermore. Not a fan of spiders!
Transformation was surprisingly straightforward. Some clever pieces in there. I think this is the first MP where I thought this was totally doable back in the 90s. We could’ve had an awesome season 1 Blackarachnia all these years!
Anyway, I just snapped a quick pic. No good lighting or anything.
Yep. That’s BA in the tv too. I didn’t even bother with the instructions. I just found a video on youtube showing how to transform her. The guy couldn’t stop giggling about her boobs though. This toy really brought out the kid in him again. The 14-year-old kid lol.
Robot mode is a 10/10.
Beast Mode is a “I’m glad it doesn’t look more real”/10.
Forgot to mention- love the card art.
I did it...I got her. AJ still had a few on discount and I figured now or never...lol. The DHL guy dropped her off a little bit ago. First things first...get her out of that fuggin’ spider mode (which actually isn’t as creepy in-hand as it looks in pictures...somehow). Still...she’s remaining in bot mode the rest of her life. And what a cute bot she makes! No issues with mine other than those ankle pivots being scary tight (the fore/aft rotational joints used to flip the feet into position during transformation). I actually trimmed a wee bit ‘o plastic from the rears of the black plastic ankle pieces to get them to rotate all the way into position. Now to stick her on the shelf and see if the wife notices...lol...
I hope I can get an OS version of her one day to be one of my center pieces
I hope I can get a life size version of her one day so I can really play with her.
ok... that's just fucking creepy
mind your own business
I mean... you posted it on a public forum...
No judgement here.
I never got to talk about this and, since I can't find a recent Beast Wars appreciation thread, I guess here could be a good place for it.
Got MP Blackarachnia last year and this is pretty much where the price of MPs start increasing. This is especially obvious when you compare it to the previously released MP Cheetor that is a bigger figure and yet, is cheaper. Sure, Blackarachnia comes with more accessories to compensate for that but I don't believe is enough to justify it.
Sorry, had to get that out of my chest.
The beast mode is... not the best. I think that has been said several times by many people but it always need to be repeated whenever you see it. Is just not successful at depicting a believable animal, especially compared to the previous BW MP releases. Yes, this was the clear sacrifice because of the mode that most people are going display her but hey, one can always wish for something better isn't it?
And this is indeed "something better". Masterpiece Blackarachnia's robot mode is one of the most successful, if not THE most successful, robot modes from the entire line. Is just the perfect representation of the character from the show from basically any angle and the amount of accessories she comes with manage to depict many of her most famous scenes. Articulation is also pretty good as expected and scales beautifully with the rest of the line. No complaints here whatsoever, many of my previous complaints seem worthless now in fact.
I'm still deciding if I should get either Lio Convoy or Tigatron for my next BW MP purchase but I guess I will get the former since that's the easier to get right now for me because of this goddamn pandemic and import issues (Despite that Tigatron is no doubt the better looking of the two).
The Appreciation thread's right here: Beast Era (Wars/Machines/etc.) Appreciation Thread
I actually had all my BW MPs out earlier, and man this line is fantastic. Each one is damn near perfect and they look so incredible together.
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