Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oku, Feb 9, 2019.
From the TFCCA grp on fb
Yes looks great
Well, okay then. Apparently the solution to hiding her robot legs away is "don't". Can't say I expected that. But surprisingly, I don't hate it either.
I guess that's part of the impetus for the web accessory, is that she should really stay on it so that you just view the topside of the beast mode as much as possible, and hide all the robot mode stuff underneath as best as possible.
Yeaah...the beast mode is not the best, basically you can see the entirety of her legs on the sides...it may even be the worst beast mode among all the BWMPs...but considering her size and how accurate the bot mode is, I'm surprisingly ok with that.
They pretty much managed to wad her up into approximately the right shape of her beast mode, but there's no "skin" to fully hide the exposed robot bits.
And then there's her arms just kinda hanging out underneath her because she's simply got so much dead robot mass, and isn't a robust enough build to be able to pull off a crazy inside-out trick like Dinobot or MP-44.
Do you have anything to actually say, or are you just spamming?
There’s a fair bit of fudge going on to achieve the alt mode, but I rather expected that since Cheetor and Dinobot do the same, and BA’s alt mode has even less scope for hiding the bot parts, since it’s basically a ball with legs.
Its a inescapable trade off for having a spot on bot mode.
Is that real? Cuz I'm hoping for photoshopped. If this is real, she looks very bad IMO compared to everyone else....does not give me hope for Tarantulas.
And I understand NOW why she looks like she does, but I guess I was expected so much more given Takara seemed to be blowing these MPs out of the park recently. I honestly enjoyed the beast modes of all of the past releases and it seemed like each one topped the other. So going forward the bar has been lowered sadly for beast modes here on out. I am scared for medium to smaller characters like Waspinator, Scorponok, Rattrap, Tarantulas and Airazor. I think Inferno, Rhinox, Tigatron and Terrorsaur should be fine because of their height and for the most of them, "bulkiness."
Tarantulas has way more bulk to use to get away with stuff. He's got that bigass "beetle shell" on his back. He's overall pretty toy accurate. The only real difference being his pedipalps, which aren't just his robot claws.
It's not the best but it's a bit from me.
I think the only other hope here is that her gun still seems to be AWOL, so maybe it has a couple of fold-out panels that help disguise the robot knees a bit, from the top-view at least. But I'm not going to put too much stock into that anymore, so anything more will just be a pleasant surprise.
Again, still don't hate it. Still manages to look pretty close considering what they had to work with.
Good point, I’d forgotten about the gun. Can’t see anywhere it could go in alt mode, so I’m guessing it’s just going to be left to one side.
That certainly requires some imagination... Hopefully you can angle the black parts on her bot legs to look more cohesive as the abdomen and overall neaten it up a bit by involving the weapon somehow. Each beast wars MP has incorporated their main weapon in alt mode in a way so I hope she can fall back and rely on that trend. I feel like waiting for more pics before laughing at it. Even if this is best case scenario for beast mode, it's still a fantastic effort cause the robot mode is 100% spot on.
Hmmm. Is there any possibility that the abdomen is mistransformed? and that the legs can curl up underneath the butt flap a bit neater so that at least the lower legs are somewhat concealed?
I almost hate to chime in here. It's going to be 'OMG the alt mode with the knees' and 'did you notice the boobs yet? hey I have a pretty clever and original one-liner about breasts!... hyukhyukhyuk'
buuuuuut... this alt mode is 100% what I was expecting. The beast modes seem to be sacrificed for superior bot modes. and this is how i feel it should be. That spider gets the basic shape down and has the important parts: the textures are great, the legs look fantastic, the articulation appears to be stellar, the head looks creepy as hell, and the proportions really do have the same shape as BA's alt mode in the show.
This is not only acceptable for me; this is a really good looking spider. I eagerly await preorders so I can lock in 2 immediately.
I wouldn't be surprised if the beast mode is simply transformed incorrectly here. But even if that is how it's suppose to look I honestly don't care that much. I haven't even bothered transforming Megatron or Dinobot back to beast mode since I got them.
Someone clearly doesn't have a sense of humor.
Anyway. This thing must surely be mistransformed, right? Because that's... unacceptable.
I was hoping for that but from the image of her beast mode they look too small for that sort of situation....its a shame but not a deal breaker IMO.
Yes but id she had removable alternate beast mode 'faces' those would be listed in the contents breakdown @TTemploy gave us.
I can't help but echo @Verno (never thought Id say that!) and say Ummmmm...
No it's not idea but....I dunno it looks passable to my eye. I'd like to see better pictures to be sure but I think I can live with it...however it does make me less inclined to double dip to be able to display in both modes. Which to be honest the price already had put me off doing. I know like any black widow spider she had a 'bulbous' abdomen but this is past that we saw in the show, her cephalothorax also seems more squat that it was in the show, its almost like she's recoiling or something. It's the proportions that bother me more than the visible robot mode marts which (until Megatron) have seemed unavoidable with BWMPs thus far, but yeah better images with either dispel or confirm this.
Ok, so here's my theory:
Whoever TT have sent to set up the show, they're not TF people. Evidence for this? Blackarachnina's left hand was backwards for two days.
They sent two versions -- one in bot-mode, the other in beast-mode. The beast-mode version didn't travel well in the box she was sent in. They've just pulled her out and put her in the cabinet without really knowing where things went.
Hopefully their TF person arrives before doors open tomorrow and tidies her up.
Definitely looks like there's an open seam right above the red/pink detail, where there's a tab that hasn't been pegged in.
Omg I need this toy
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