Aranea (Perfect Effect)

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Perfect Effect character
Perfect Effect Aranea box
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Perfect Effect
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Species Transformer


Alternate mode


Aranea is fictional character created by Perfect Effect in 2013 as a third-party Transformer.

Perfect Effect

Aranea is a fictional character created by Perfect Effect. She turns into a motorcycle. Her colors and spider design are similar to Beast Wars and Animated Blackarachnia.


The character of Aranea first appeared in the pack-in comic included with RC.

In September 2012 Perfect posted grey prototype image of Aranea on their Yahoo blog.[1]

In January 2013 Perfect Effect released color prototype images of Aranea on their web site.[2]

Images of Aranea were previewed at TFcon 2013's Third Party Panel.[3]

Aranea was released in August 2013.


The WTF@TFW podcast for January 24th, 2013 selected pictures of Aranea as one of the New Picture Picks.[4]

The moonbase2 podcast for February 25th, 2013 covered images of Aranea in the news.[5]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for March 4th, 2013 the hosts talked Perfect Effect teaser images.[6]

The WTF@TFW podcast for June 21st, 2013 selected pictures of Aranea as one of the New Picture Picks.[7]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for June 24th, 2013 discussed Aranea in the news.[8]

Aranea was among the third-party Transformers who appeared in an advertisement by Robot Kingdom on the back cover of Transformers: Timelines issue for Summer 2013.[9]

In the Cybercast podcast for September 1st, 2013 the hosts talked about final images of Perfect Effect Aranea in the news.[10]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for August 31st, 2013 covered Perfect Effect Aranea and PE-DX03 in the news.[11]


Aranea appeared in the pack-in comic that came with RC and RC Battle.


  • Perfect Effect Motobot PE-DX02 Aranea (2013)
A remold of RC by Perfect Effect. Turns from robot to mototcycle. Her weapons come off to become a spider-drone.



  4. Vangelus (January 24th, 2013). "WTF@TFW". (Podcast). TFW2005. 
  5. Andy (February 25th, 2013). "moonbase2". (Podcast). moonbase2. 
  6. Craig (March 4th, 2013). "Fwooshcast". (Podcast). The Fwoosh. 
  7. Vangelus (June 21st, 2013). "WTF@TFW". (Podcast). TFW2005. 
  8. blunghole (June 24th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". (Podcast). blunghole. 
  9. Jesse Wittenrich (w), Josh Burcham & Jimbo Salgado (p), Jesse Wittenrich (let), Brian Savage (ed). "Termination" Transformers: Timelines v2, 8 (Summer 2013), Fun Publications
  10. Craig (September 1st, 2013). "Cybercast". (Podcast). Josh. 
  11. Mathew Ignash (August 31st, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". (Podcast). Mathew Ignash. 

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