Mudflap & Skids Appreciation Thread

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  1. Wollstone

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    I found Tuner Skids today at Target. I love that bumper sticker on his alt-mode's backside. To me it shows that these guys aren't suppose to be taken as seriously as a lot of fans have. They're just meant to be dumb, mindless fun.

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    "I'll punch ya right square in the jaw if ya's misstransform me again sourpuss! Whoop! Whoop! Whoop! Nyagh!"

    Here is Tuner Skids with his predecessor.

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    "Why didn't they just paint me like this the first time? Who slapped that bumper sticker on you anyway?"
     
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  2. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    Shit, I want him just for the bumper stickers. And on top of that, it means I have to buy Tuner Mudflap to go with him.

    Thanks dude. Thanks a lot.
     
  3. Abrogate

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    I got the Ice Cream Truck in a pile of loot alongside Piranacon, Breacher, and Darkmount. The Twins are the ones I've spent the most time fiddling with.
     
  4. Wollstone

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    Here they are together.

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    Tuner Mudflap doesn't have the same sense of humor that went into Skids' deco, but they go well together with their appropriately shiny colors. Even Skids' black paint is shiny.
     
  5. Wollstone

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    Speaking of...

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    "Tally-ho!"
     
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    Amen, dude, the Twins had some of the best figures in the deluxe line. Only problem I have with them is getting my damned Mudflap into his Trax mode.

    My second favorite deluxe from the movie after BBBB and I can't even transform the damn thing right.
     
  7. Abrogate

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    I've also decided to integrate the Twins into my pseudo-Classics display, since I like to consolidate my universes whenever possible. Mudflap still gets to be Mudflap, but since Skids is a G1 character, I'm calling the movie guy Skreech (a backwards reference to the Mudflap colored G1 exclusive!). I figure, with the cowlick hair and big ears and whatnot, Skreech is actually a good name for him (very Saved by the Bell...)
     
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    Wow, Tuner Skids looks alot better than I thought it would. :) 
     
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    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Oh man, those pics are funny! :lol 

    Glad to see that SOMEONE on this board doesn't hate on those poor toys. I'd pick them up if I didn't already have the original decos.
     
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    i still need the tuner versions but l love me some twins...
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  11. thenatureboywoo

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    Hey Deceptigtar, where are the RPM's?
     
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    ugh i know i need the rpms as well, maybe another legend, no way in hell will i shell out for the japanese lawson twins.

    im not getting everything twins because there is also those oversized speedstars with sounds skids.
     
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    :lol  It ain't easy being a completionist anymore.
     
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    I love those two. My regular ROTF revisions are beat to shit, might have to pick up the Tuner versions.
     
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    I do love the Tuner repaint of Skids. The colors are so rich, it's one of the most aesthetically pleasing toys in my entire collection. The only bad thing about the one I picked up is the left knee joint is loose as hell.

    Mudflap was my favorite of the two deluxe molds. I felt bad for the mold considering so many of the normal and Tuner repaints became notorious shelfwarmers at the end of the line. HA Mudflap is sitting in my PoL, so I can't wait to get my hands on him by (hopefully) early-to-mid October once I ship all of my crap.
     
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    The Tuner Skids repaint is awesome. I'm skipping it but I have to give props to that deco. Very nice. And I never noticed the bumper sticker when I checked it out in the package...that's pretty funny :lol 
     
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    It's hard to tell which version of the Ice Cream truck is the best... the original has no rust and few decals, the Shanghai one has stickers but the rust looks like urine (and the stickers white outline is too heavy), and the Target one has better rust but loses the stickers and the Comic Sans.

    But I think I'm content with just the original... while the rust is more movie accurate, I think having the Twins "squeaky clean" helps their image as huge dorks :) 
     
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    My favorite version of the ice cream truck twins is the Target exclusive.
     
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    Did someone say Lawsons Twins?


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