Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Dec 1, 2011.
A strange pic, but does the trick.
TT will take the lessons learnt from the design challenges of MP Blackarachnia and create a perfect MP Tarantulas.
And I'm saying this now: TT, if you need more coverage on the abdomen to hide robot parts, just give him two guns!
Rattrap needs to be next!
We've gone from biggest to essentially the smallest...
... so they might save Rattrap for after another big one, to act as a breather for our wallets.
Tarantulas shouldn't be a problem for them. I recall his original toy being pretty close already to the show model.
With Tarantulas being bigger and having a robot mode that is less incongruous to his beast mode he should be much easier to achieve. I suspect like Cheetor and Tigatron he may share some (probably less) engineering with Blackarachnia...plus we already have his control Visor
Tarantulas also had a lot more chest mass and overall size. So it’s more likely he’ll have some mass shifting and parts piling up to make his figure. Unlike Blackarachnia who’s trying to stretch from her robot mode. You got a gif of his transformation? Just to get an idea.
Okay so pretty standard vaguely realistically transformation.
All this Tarantulas talk has me sort of into the idea of having him next (after Tigatron of course). I'd like to see a situation where we start to get an equal number of G1 and Beast Wars releases in a calender year...it's only fair
Give me Terrorsaur or Waspinator next or give me death!
Who’s to blame after for your death? Takara or your expectations?
Huh? Its a figure of speech. TT has pleasantly been surprising my expectations. The BW MP line is gorgeous. Unfortunately for my wallet I purchased all 6(Dinobot reissue coming in a few weeks) this year. But I am eagerly awaiting the next release. I hope its a Pred to balance the factions but who knows.
Lol I’m only kidding.
Even though it's obvious Tarantulas and Blackarachnia will be different molds, I wonder if the Spider bottom will transform the same.
I expect that they’re going to be basically on the same “frame”, but Tarantulas should have a much larger beast mode and a bigger torso, so I imagine that part will actually be quite different because they’ll have more room to work with. Also, Juan limbs will be bigger, so they might break down more because the size could allow for more complex limbs.
After comparing Tarantulas and terrorsaur personality, I would like Tarantulas first, but I want to see how they will construct terrorsaur.
Looking at the chart, rattrap and Scorponok could be the cheapest, unless they come with assecories that beat the price of blackarachnia. Largest one left would be rhinox, terrorsaur and inferno. I'm just hoping inferno is not too far behind.
If they ever complete the licensed carbots and go through enough re-dos and A listers, combiners might be what they need to pull out of their sleeve years down the road to keep interest in G1 MPs going.
When I say lesser tier G1 characters I should clarify that I mean outside of the "real car series." A-listers, licensed carbots, and all their repaints/retools and in the case of the Cassettes, ancillary figures, comprise all G1 MPs made to date. I'm accepting that anything outside of that may never happen now, that where I once thought a character like Arcee had a strong chance (arguably an iconic TF, the first fembot, key Movie/s3 character) but instead we're getting Blackarachnia, well, perhaps it's more proof a significant chunk of the G1 crowd is aging out and fans in their late 20's/early 30's who grew up with BW are becoming TT's desirable audience. I think as long as TT continues the MP line G1 characters will have a presence, but I'm as doubtful as ever now that they'll deviate from the aforementioned formula (including re-dos). Hope I'm wrong! But I'm more than ok with it. Very grateful for what I have and will be getting.
So I take it something regarding the Blackarachnia solicitation teased a MP Tarantulas in the near future? Hope it doesn't became a MP Blaster-type situation from early last yr. ...
I didn't ever think we were going to get them all...but I did think A LOT more was possible before. Now I think a lot of what were givens are more up in the air. For example, I think think TB & Hoist are still entirely possible, but I no longer think they're just a matter of time. Now, they could just as easily decide to redo more popular G1 characters instead...or do more BW, Bayformers, or move onto other continuities.
Come to the dark side, though, and you're already damn near covered for every show character up to the movie, and most of those and beyond are covered, too.
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