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Nevermore
2005-12-20, 07:25 PM
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/thread88120.html

"Predacon Tarantulus"? :eyebrow:

Guest
2005-12-20, 07:43 PM
So, Hasbro's version of a more accurate Dinobot is one who's even more innacurate than the original which was 10 times more accurate than this.

Bodycount
2005-12-20, 07:46 PM
No, not really. The original Dinobot was hardly even painted.

And Nevermore, you're a smart guy, think about it.

Tarantulas is just the plural spelling for Tarantula, implying more than one Tarantula. No one outside of the TF Fandom would pronounce it like "Taran-Chew-luss"

I doubt they can trademark the word "Tarantula" now, which probably includes its plural form. Predacon Tarantulas makes it a specific word usage, not a public domain free usage anymore.

Nevermore
2005-12-20, 11:34 PM
Larger (and more) pics:

http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=album&album=5332&dispsize=800&start=0

Nevermore
2006-01-03, 08:00 PM
New pics of Dinobot in and out of packaging, courtesy of EasyNet...

http://photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/beast_wars_10th_anniversary/dinobot/

Roadstripe
2006-01-04, 03:39 AM
Nice tech spec.


Quoth Nevermore:
New pics of Dinobot in and out of packaging, courtesy of EasyNet...

http://photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/beast_wars_10th_anniversary/dinobot/ For some reason, I think of a game of fetch when I look at picture #2.

Dead Man Wade
2006-01-04, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by Bodycount
Tarantulas is just the plural spelling for Tarantula, implying more than one Tarantula. No one outside of the TF Fandom would pronounce it like "Taran-Chew-luss"

I doubt they can trademark the word "Tarantula" now, which probably includes its plural form. Predacon Tarantulas makes it a specific word usage, not a public domain free usage anymore.

Except that it's 'Tarantulus'.

Nevermore
2006-01-05, 11:01 AM
Courtesy of EasyNet, new loose images of Predacon Tarantulus.

http://photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/beast_wars_10th_anniversary/predacon_tarantulus/?action=view&current=predacon_tarantulus_02.jpg

http://photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/beast_wars_10th_anniversary/predacon_tarantulus/?action=view&current=predacon_tarantulus_03.jpg

GCHPRIME
2006-01-05, 04:22 PM
I know they are using most molds from the 95-96 timeframe but I honestly think the Transmetals and Transmetals 2 toys had the best molds. I would like to see re-issues of more of those (such as they are doing with Transmetals Rattrap). Except for Rhinox the Transmetals did not get too many repaints. I mean Transmetals Megatron is a way better toy compared to the regular Beast Wars from 95 and the Transmetals 2 mold is even better! The list goes on...

Dead Man Wade
2006-01-05, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by GCHPRIME
I mean Transmetals Megatron is a way better toy compared to the regular Beast Wars from 95 and the Transmetals 2 mold is even better! The list goes on...

Predacon and Cryotek, respectively.

thefallenonesghost
2006-01-06, 08:41 AM
why is Rattrap a Transmetal?? i thought they'd have done his ORGANIC beast Form??

Thefallenone
2006-01-06, 09:15 AM
wicked! even thought Rattraps not organic its still rocks!

Nevermore
2006-01-06, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by thefallenonesghost
why is Rattrap a Transmetal?? i thought they'd have done his ORGANIC beast Form??

Because it's not a Deluxe, and they can't find the mold.

Thefallenone
2006-01-06, 11:02 AM
cool we get a better figure then :D

Darth Zax
2006-01-09, 03:24 PM
bios are up:

http://www.tformers.com/article.php?sid=5401&mode=flat

Dinobot
A warrior to his core, DINOBOT lived only for honor won in combat. Disgusted by the greed and dishonesty of MEGATRON, and with a life-debt owed to the MAXIMAL leader, he joined OPTIMUS PRIMAL. Though DINOBOT was never fully trusted by some of the MAXIMALS, his strong honor code and philosophical nature led him always on the path to victory. He was one of many to fall in the BEAST WARS, sacrificing his life in a heroic battle against an overwhelming PREDACON attack.

Tarantulus
PREDACON TARANTULUS is the very soul of treachery. As a PREDACON spy, he had every intention of betraying and destroying MEGATRON when the time came, but now that heís been stranded on this stinking, mudball planet his agenda and ambition have grown. Access to the alien technology of the mysterious Vok has given him a taste of true power, which he will stop at nothing to claim all as his own.

Rattrap
Getting stranded on a remote, empty world to serve as a spy and sneak-thief for OPTIMUS PRIMAL wasnít high on his list of priorities for RATTRAP. Smart, sneaky and sarcastic, RATTRAP often rubs other MAXIMALS the wrong way. Heís never been to keen on lobbing artillery around like the others; a stand-up fight just isnít his thing. Give him the chance to bust into a PREDACON base and snatch some juicy data though, and thatís when he really shines.