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Brand New Upgraded Twins In Transformers 3

Posted on 05-11-2010 at 03:51 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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Director Michael Bay was telling the truth after all? The "Revenge Of The Fallen" Twins aren't the ones who are returning, but rather Brand New Twins.

leftlanenews.com spy report identifies Two new Chevy Sparks with Autobot insignias during pre-production of Transformers 3.

"Sporting “Autobot” center caps on the wheels, these two vehicles were captured doing some pre-production work before principal filming starts in a few weeks. We think you are looking at Skidz (green) and Mudflap (orange).

Read on to get more info and to take a look at the New Twins.

Update on 5-14-2011 (1 year later)

We were contacted today by Paramount directly. They asked us to clarify the following.
The Twins will NOT be in the 3rd film, and that the featured cars are not actually in the movie.


Skidz is looking much sportier than in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, with new front and rear fascias, larger fenders, sportier wheels and a big wing. Mudflap was previously based on the Chevy Traxx concept, but for this installment, it appears both cars will be built off the Chevy Spark.

General Motors will once again be the main vehicle supplier for the latest Transformers movie, so expect to see several other GM-badged vehicles, including a black and yellow Chevy Camaro as Bumblebee."

So, now we know the motive behind Mr. Bay's comment. He wanted to hush the latest looks of everyone's favorite Robotic Twins; Skids and Mudflap.

Today is a day dedicated to Skids and Mudflap it seems. Why not add your view regarding the new looks of The Twins by hitting the Discuss Button.
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TFfan08
Neat!
Jarodimus
No, sir. The Twins won't be in this movie at all.

I dig their unified decos!
Sso02V
Oooh, that does look nice. Now they're really identical twins though, with the same alt. mode.
DrLee
i love the paint schemes here.... and that they are now the same model of car...
Ravenxl7
Interesting. Wasn't expecting them to get an upgrade too (Bay seemed to be happy with how they turned out). Though since the Spark is the only one being produced, it isn't too surprising Mudflap's switch of alt-modes. Hopefully this means Hasbro decides to improve the Deluxe-class mold (like Bee I'll probably have more than on incarnation).

Can't wait to start seeing the new recruits. Especially the Ferrari.
Master Fwiffo
You mean, Michael Bay wasn't telling the TR00TH???
DrLee
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Originally Posted by Master Fwiffo View Post
You mean, Michael Bay wasn't telling the TR00TH???
We can't handle the truth..... it appears LOL
*Soundwave*
Love the paint schemes
TJOmega
2 to 1 they're trying to be ninjas... and impale themselves on their own blades.

Actually this makes sense, now the toys will just be head swapped repaints so even if they shelf warm (looking at you Mudflap) the mold will still get in it's two releases.
Kaymac
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Originally Posted by Omegus Prime View Post
2 to 1 they're trying to be ninjas... and impale themselves on their own blades.

Actually this makes sense, now the toys will just be head swapped repaints so even if they shelf warm (looking at you Mudflap) the mold will still get in it's two releases.
What if the transformation scheme's are radically different, but the alt-modes are the same? It's always a possibility. Then again, this is Hasbro. They'll do anything to save a few bucks.
---The RAt
damn they look good with those paint schemes. I could almost be tempted to buy one. If they were proper production cars...and I could afford to buy a new car
Beastbot X
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Originally Posted by Omegus Prime View Post
2 to 1 they're trying to be ninjas... and impale themselves on their own blades.

Actually this makes sense, now the toys will just be head swapped repaints so even if they shelf warm (looking at you Mudflap) the mold will still get in it's two releases.
Actually, it would be sort of hilarious to continue that bit of conversation from RotF. They both wanted "the green one", and now Mudflap finally just says screw Skids and scans another one.
Shin-Gouki
Never Mind
Chris McFeely
It is like the internet is actively working to prove Michael Bay is lyin'.
Deceptigtar
this would be sweet!
MisterE
I respect that the guy's trying to keep fans guessing, but I don't know why he's bothering at all this time. He was proven wrong on several points very quickly in the run-up to RotF, the big one being Megatron's presence.

That said, if those are the Twins (and it seems likely), the new colour schemes are a bit easier on the eye now.
Ironhide2005
Oh god that is so the twins, bay was so full of baysh##
Ephland
Wow - HUGE improvement as far as the paint scheme goes, I really like the mostly black look. maybe those awful head designs got updated too.
Eric
Figured the "Twins not returning in TF3" was bullshit. And since it appears that the twins are back for Transformers 3, this only further proves that the movie will not do well, especially after the two characters were accused of being racist caricatures. Gee, I wonder how will Michael Bay get outta this one...
FMA1987
WOW i like the new body's they look amazing!
Omega Charge
Dig the black. At least it's an improvement. Their robot modes would look a lot different without the bright colors though.
Ephland
Hey, I guess it's still possible that these could be Decepticons posing as the Twins.
Autobot Burnout
A part of me wants to say that some of the higher ups finally realized that the twins should at least look similar in some way, like the original Lambo twins, and so made Mudflap the same alt. mode as Skids.

Although simply having the only real visible difference in Alt. mode be colored dual stripes will present problems for the robot modes since outside of trying to remember who has the gold tooth and what oversized limbs, those two are going to be a little too similar if seen under bad lighting.
Divers2001
updates coming in fast and furious!!!
let the good times roll
caitlindevi
Yeah not SKids and Mudflap at all, nope, nosiree.
Those be - Topspin and Twintwist
Hiro Prime
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Originally Posted by Ephland View Post
Hey, I guess it's still possible that these could be Decepticons posing as the Twins.
Wouldn't it be cool if a certain pair of Battlechargers took out the the Twins and posed as the two Autobots in order to ruin their alliance with the humans in T3?
HIM666fan
damnn i deff like!!
i like allot lol

i really hope there transformed mode has a diff apperance it would make sense a bit lol

im so pumped to see more!!
VBBN
Well, its definatly the twins, it was just confirmed Skids throws a silver smartcar--- Look in the backround of those pics. A silver Smartcar is seen. ;]
Yurre
Excitement growing..
Optimus Prime
This is from a Facebook post by John Campea, who is a well-known movie reviewer and is also a director/producer:
"He's not lying. I've actually known for about a week that they weren't in it, but I couldn't say anything about it until they made it public. Talked to one of the producers... they know how much everyone hated the twins, and they don't want that backlash again."
I think that these aren't actually going to be Skids and Mudflap, but maybe Decepticons posing as them.
harrismonkey
groan.


I don't suppose we'd be lucky enough to see them have a little less screen time this time around?
mttyns
Liking how they have the same alt mode now, though surprised that they've lost almost all their colour.
mikeyfuzz
Im confused. Didnt Bay say the twins wouldnt be in the movie?
baggzey23
it's upgrade time

mudflap finally got the green car (but orange)

i loved them in the movie (racist my backside) seriously? calling imaginary robots racist? quite pathetic if you ask me (some people aren't a fan of reality)

let's hope skids and mudflap will be the same lovable twins in ROTF
billcosby
Truth or not, I think Bay's "Disinformation campaign" sucks twenty-two bags of mustardf*ck.

I'd rather hear nothing at all from him than lies.
Jeremy.B
I cant imagine the film producers keeping them in the 3rd one after all the backlash to their characters without making massive overhauls to their look and personalities, so maybe this is a start.

I also cant imagine having two twins in the next one with the same two color characteristics. Interesting.

I just wish Hasblo loved us enough to make what we want and deserve...
imoff2186
Well it's great to see more characters, but are they gonna give them enough time on screen? i hope so... it's a dam shame they didn't get to see jazz or jetfire. I would complain, but it's not my thing!
SilverOptimus
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Originally Posted by mikeyfuzz View Post
Im confused. Did Bay say the twins wouldnt be in the movie
So, now we know the motive behind Mr. Bay's comment. He wanted to hush the latest looks of everyone's favorite Robotic Twins; Skids and Mudflap.
DecepticusPrime
I dig, Id be ok if they were the same mold with head swaps(and likely arm swaps) but i think it would make sense to pack em together as a voyager since they look so much alike...I can see it now...little bobby gets 2 skids because mom couldnt tell the near ident vehicles apart...
miscreant
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Originally Posted by Omega Charge View Post
Dig the black. At least it's an improvement. Their robot modes would look a lot different without the bright colors though.
The limbs could still be on the bright side.

Actually, i'm going to guess that if their Alt mods are going to be that similar, they may be designed with different colored limbs, and packaged in robot mode to distinguish one more easily from the other.


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Originally Posted by Jarodimus View Post
No, sir. The Twins won't be in this movie at all.

I dig their unified decos!
Obviously this is Sunstreaker and a reformatted Sideswipe.

No wait, one is Wingspan, and the other is a reformatted Ravage.
Dankir
Everybody's favorite twins?? Really??? You guys want these useless characters back in three?

SMH
Sso02V
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Originally Posted by Jeremy.B View Post
I just wish Hasblo loved us enough to make what we want and deserve...
Those two things are not one and the same.
Embryoyo
I wonder if they changed Skids stupid gold tooth.... maybe they repainted it to silver
Eric
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Originally Posted by Jeremy.B View Post
I cant imagine the film producers keeping them in the 3rd one after all the backlash to their characters without making massive overhauls to their look and personalities, so maybe this is a start.
They shouldn't even be in the third film at all because of said backlash. If I made a movie and if one of the characters was crossing the line of being a stereotype, I'd write him off for the sequel. That's what should be done for the Twins. Have them go back to Cybertron and go back to basic learning. Or better yet, just have the Decepticons kill them off. It'd put a grin on my face.

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Originally Posted by Jeremy.B View Post
I just wish Hasblo loved us enough to make what we want and deserve...
I hate to burst your bubble, but the fandom as a whole is fickle. You can't please every Transformers fan, and sometimes there's gonna be something with the Transformers name on it that we won't like.
SilverOptimus
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Originally Posted by Eric View Post
Funny, because my favorite robotic twins are Jetfire and Jetstorm from Animated, not racist caricature #1 and racist caricature #2.
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Originally Posted by Dankir View Post
Everybody's favorite twins?? Really??? You guys want these useless characters back in three?

SMH
It was Sarcasm
Autobot Burnout
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Originally Posted by NIBMRatchet View Post
So, now we know the motive behind Mr. Bay's comment. He wanted to hush the latest looks of everyone's favorite Robotic Twins; Skids and Mudflap.
Possible, the fact they could be confused for different cars at a passing glance do add merit to this theory, but the colors of the stripes kinda defuse the idea that they're anybody BUT Skids and Mudflap.

Also, to counter possible arguments that those two cars are red herings like Barricade's stand-ins from the last movie, those are modified Sparks. Sure, Barricade got hauled all over the place yet he wasn't in the movie, but that was simply leftover prop cars from the first movie. To create wholy new vehicle stand ins (and modify them like that) but not use them in the movie is just a waste of budget money.
Fit For natalie
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Originally Posted by Optimus747 View Post
This is from a Facebook post by John Campea, who is a well-known movie reviewer and is also a director/producer:
"He's not lying. I've actually known for about a week that they weren't in it, but I couldn't say anything about it until they made it public. Talked to one of the producers... they know how much everyone hated the twins, and they don't want that backlash again."
I think that these aren't actually going to be Skids and Mudflap, but maybe Decepticons posing as them.
Hmm. That is interesting, IF true.
Sso02V
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Originally Posted by Eric View Post
Funny, because my favorite robotic twins are Jetfire and Jetstorm from Animated, not racist caricature #1 and racist caricature #2.
Because Russian acrobats aren't stereotypes at all.

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