I vividly remember Battle Beasts growing up, but with the likes of Transformers and G.I. Joe you could say I was pleasantly distracted. It wasn't until many years ago that I discovered the ties to Transformers the Battle Beasts line had...well at least in Japan. Ever since then I've been on the casual look out for deals on Battle Beasts and their Japanese counterparts, Beastformers.
One of the animal choices that I always thought looked great in the original series was the spider, Web Slinging Spider to be exact. The Decepticon purple armor on the dark gray spider body works well. To keep the animal "accurate" they even sculpted his other 4 appendages on his back. Head sculpt looks great and I like all the red painted eyes. This is one ugly critter, and I love it.