Transformers Masterpiece MP-53 Skids

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by PoweredConvoy, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Posts:
    11,079
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    On the burning Cuyahoga
    Likes:
    +25,686
    Log into Facebook
    178457720_4133311280063689_6752319204750346999_n.jpg 178494762_4133311190063698_5351564920079338339_n.jpg
    Think they missed an opportunity to at least show this off with MP-44. If anything it confirms thus is an one-off as they ve shown no desire to show how it fits with what they've been doing the 5 or 6 years
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2021
    • Like Like x 13
  2. AnonymousDwell

    AnonymousDwell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2014
    Posts:
    7,250
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    N/A
    Likes:
    +10,842
    That's my feeling as well, personally. I know it's an unpopular one, and I understand why totally. I'm usually all about toon accuracy myself. But he was featured soooo rarely, and had such an odd design in terms of his arm placement, I feel like they just decided taking some artistic liberties and going more in a hybrid toon-toy direction was warranted in this one special case. And since they were celebrating the City too, it adds even further justification.

    Earlier in the topic I tried bashing a toon version of him (not just decco but also smoothing out some of the molding) and it was just like... not worth it to me. And probably isn't to TT either. I think this was a rare case of, "Do we really make what's likely to be a really niche appeal character with an MP budget allocation and level of engineering that is truly toon accurate complete with weird arms, or do we instead double down on the car element and aim to sell him to that niche instead which is at least probably larger than the niche who loves him in the cartoon he almost never appeared in?"

    Of course as always I hope for those who are super into the character to get a version someday they want. But I can also see the logic behind going this way in this one-off instance. And in that one-off context, I also just personally think he looks really cool lol.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Digger

    Digger Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Posts:
    17,074
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    Likes:
    +19,946
    Some beautiful pics.

    Yeah it’s a shame how they’re not showing much with any of the other MPs at all
     
  4. WinstoBot

    WinstoBot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2015
    Posts:
    3,513
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +6,216
    Now I don’t even know how to interpret the fact that Reboost hit #1 in sales numbers but Skids has not. Reboost was “invented” like a month ago for crying out loud. Is Skids so unpopular that more people rather get a non character? Is red that much better than blue? Was the Motocompo the deal breaker? I just don’t get it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Agent 539

    Agent 539 Blackrock Gas Attendant TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Posts:
    4,500
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Likes:
    +19,250
    Couldn’t have said it better myself. I can put Skids with Tracks, Wheeljack, The Datsuns and Red Alert. There’s enough of them to bridge the gap.

    I do wonder if Skids was better off not being made in the first place. The G1 toys justify him, as well as the comics. But as far as the show goes, B.O.T. got more screen time than Skids. As far as I know, the Auto-Scout had it worse than Skids.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Mormolyce

    Mormolyce Throbbing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2016
    Posts:
    3,290
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,850
    If they'd gone for toon accuracy, I don't think they could've one-upped the XTB Skids. If you went any more cartoon accurate than that he'd look awful (let's be real, the animation model left something to be desired). I guess that's why he's so toy-oriented? I'd like to see a toon redeco, but honestly it might require too many changes to the mould.

    I'll get one out of curiosity I suppose, but to be honest Savant already serves my Skids needs. Which I didn't know I had until I owned him.

    I don't know if I even like the face much more. It's a bit better, I guess?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Posts:
    11,079
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    On the burning Cuyahoga
    Likes:
    +25,686
    Well they'll be no anime us because anime appears a couple of times in the surroundings blurb. Guess they are referring to the colors
     
  8. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    26,437
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +14,082
    • Like Like x 1
  9. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    26,437
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +14,082
    Lol. Stop being so pessimistic bro. Time will tell. Chill. ;) 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. aniline

    aniline Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Posts:
    203
    News Credits:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +374
    DeepL translation:

    The Skids, the Cybertronian warriors who transform into the Honda City Turbo, come back to life as a masterpiece this year, the 40th anniversary of the City!
    The Honda City is a famous car from the Showa era (1926-1989) that quickly became popular among young people due to its tall and innovative design, which was called the "Tall Boy".
    There is probably no one in the generation that experienced that era that does not know the Honda City.
    In order to create a Masterpiece version of the skids that transform into the City, we have redefined the appeal of the Masterpiece, the pinnacle of transformable toys.
    Using the MP-12 Ramboll, which became a hit item at the dawn of the real car line, as a guideline, we pursued the mechanical elements of the robot mode and the inherent quality of the vehicle motif.
    Skids was developed and designed as a relatively reasonable and cost-effective item with a more playable transformation.
    In order for the Masterpiece brand to continue to grow in the future, we hope that you will pick up a Skids filled with new challenges.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  11. moonDUST

    moonDUST Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2017
    Posts:
    472
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +1,205
    Instagram:
    The more I look at the official pics, the more little things I see I don't like about this figure. It looks skinny compared to other MP's, very skinny arms with large fists. And his head seems placed too far back. Its nitpicky I guess, but I feel Xtransbot's version made better choices esthetically.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    26,437
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +14,082
    Okay. Your choice. No issues with us who will get MP Skids. :) 
     
  13. Big Convoy XIII

    Big Convoy XIII The One Man Army

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Posts:
    179
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Location:
    Colorado
    Likes:
    +110
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    YouTube:
    I don’t much care for Masterpiece figures myself, but after checking out the images for Skids, I can’t help but feel he looks a little cheap, especially for an MP figure. I do like his head sculpt though, and his color palette looks accurate too. So for those people super excited about getting him, all the power to you~!
     
  14. Dire 51

    Dire 51 Line Stepper.

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2018
    Posts:
    609
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +725
    Hollow thighs on a masterpiece?

    Come. On.
     
  15. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Posts:
    5,630
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Location:
    Stalybridge, outside Manchester, UK
    Likes:
    +15,559
    Ebay:
    Loads of MP or 3PMP figures use panels to form thighs or forearms these days. It's part of getting the aesthetics right in both modes.

    But I'm not sure I'm looking at the same thing as you, because these don't look hollow?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Posts:
    11,079
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    On the burning Cuyahoga
    Likes:
    +25,686
    2nd page the first word is anime underneath his feet, unless its saying he hardly appeared,its most likely referring to him done in anime colors
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    26,437
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +14,082
    Exactly.
     
  18. aniline

    aniline Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Posts:
    203
    News Credits:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +374
    アニメデザインを盛り込みながら、メカニカルなスタイリングはカーロボットの正当進化系。
    液体窒素ブラスターとツイン電子ブラスターが付属する。
    "While incorporating anime designs, the mechanical styling is a legitimate evolution of car robots.
    Comes with a liquid nitrogen blaster and twin electronic blasters."
     
    • Like Like x 3
  19. DarkEyes

    DarkEyes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Posts:
    3,059
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,564
    He looks pretty good but doesn't feel like a "Masterpiece". At this point I'm fine with Studio Series 86.
     
  20. Arrogant Arachnid

    Arrogant Arachnid Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2019
    Posts:
    2,133
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +4,292
    mp paint always looks like it has too many coats