Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by BigRC83, Aug 9, 2011.
Everybody is hoping for a new CHUG Trailbreaker. But nobody is talking about Skids.
I'd love a new Skids. he's one of my favorite g1 molds, and he definitely needs an update... he could even be a remold of Trailbreaker and Hoist...
Well, it was the whole point of his character arc. "Skids starts the story as a background character everyone forgets about. But as the series goes on, we gradually start to see that wait, what was I talking about?
He got an Alternators toy, which was a pretty big achievement for such a minor character (Camshaft, too). I'd love a nice, cartoon-accurate Classics figure, though. I always kinda dug his design with the doors and guns.
i rallied for him a while ago, but was alone. so i stopped. TRAILBREAKER FTW
Hell....IF They make a Trailbreaker Delexe(a Legends sometimes are the start of a Delexe or Voyager) I would love a Skids retool.(sort of what they did with Wheeljack.)
I think the movie (ROTF) gave skids a bad reputation. Too bad, because I like his G1 figure, and would wonder what a nice update would do.
The reason that this discussion is taking place is that we're very close to having that '84 catalog filled out now. Skids is from the '85 G1 lineup. That being the case, I foresee the '85 discussion coming up very soon after we get the '84 cast filled out.
I mention Skids every time I list off my "wish list" for Classics. So I guess that's about 2376384 times so far
There's not many Autobot cars left to update. So I wouldn't be surprised if Skids is on the short-list, at least.
lolwut? I cannot see Skids ever being a Trailbreaker/Hoist retool at all, even if the went with three as overboard with the remolding they did for Wheeljack->Tracks. It'd be like remolding Prowl into Ironhide.
I could see him as a Jazz remold. Just remold the head and vehicle shell parts (Hood, doors, roof) but keep the same joints and transformation and Voila! Skids.
I could see Skids being a repaint of the Universe Ironhide mold.
While I want to see the entire 84-86 line-up get the classics treatment, Skids is pretty close to last on that list for me. We _just_ got Wheeljack! He was always in the show! Do I want him? Yes. Can I wait while other characters are done? Hell yeah!
That's funny, because I always said that I could see them using that mold for Trailbreaker too.
I actually wouldn't be surprised if we see Trailbreaker & Skids share a future mold, while Hoist ends up being a stand-alone design... or repainted/remolded into a new deluxe sized version of Gears or something. No one says they have to follow the repaint rule of G1 anymore... as we just found out with Tracks & Wheeljack.
Skids definitely needs his own mold, or a reshell of Jazz like has been said. Trailbreaker and Hoist should really be voyager class.
I'm still waiting for a decent Blaster!
If Skids gets his own mold, I'll gladly buy it in G1 and movie colours.
Oh and Mudflap repaint. Yessss.
Skids gets no love? Three reissues in the last decade (TFC, Encore and TRU) and Alt/Binaltech (never mind the reuse of his name for ROTF which then led to some G1 exclusive recolours etc).
I'd say Skids gets plenty of love.
Minor on the show, maybe.
He was pretty active in the early Marvel comics, though. Even had a whole issue all to himself, even if the issue was kind of ridiculous.
Apparently he did a lot more in the UK comic.
I've always thought he got robbed in the g1 cartoon. What a great mold to be so ignored. For a while I thought it was the American mentality in the 80's and the fact that he was a Honda compact car and not a sports car or heavy duty vehicle, but then remembered 2 top characters iron hide and ratchet, so on behalf of skids, bite me!
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