Why no 3rd party MP Skids yet?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by MST3KFan, Aug 11, 2017.

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Do you want a Masterpiece Skids (3rd party or official)?

  1. Yes, I want my Season 2 Autobots complete!

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    84.6%
  2. No, he isn't an important enough character to me.

    18 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. MST3KFan

    MST3KFan Master of the Obvious

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    As many of us know already, 3rd party companies have been making Masterpiece style figured for years now and have covered such things as Triple-Changers to Combiners to Headmasters to Japanese only characters and almost every Autobot and Decepticon seen in the 4 seasons of Transformers... (Obviously still a lot of season 3 and 4 stuff to cover if you count all the Targetmasters and stuff.)

    Save for one particular season 2 cast member.

    Skids.

    Now we all know Skids wasn't exactly given much character development in the G1 cartoon. (Did he really get anything outside a few episode 'cameos'?) But he was part of the 2nd season cast, and is on the MP scale charts.

    He seems to be the only Autobot of season 2 that hasn't gotten a figure made, or even has one in planning for that matter.

    It makes you wonder why none of the 3rd party companies have even attempted to do a figure of him yet.

    Heck, even an new IDW inspired version where in that, he got character development and played a part in things story wise for quite a while.

    So what are your guys and gals thoughts? Is he a glaring omission to your MP collection, or could you care less about the guy?
     
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  2. Robogeek28

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    I'd never say no to a MP Skids.
     
  3. Pessimus Prime

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    Um, YEAH I need Skids. I'd want him just from a completionist perspective but I actually was fond of him back in the day from his appearances in the Marvel comic. He had a neat little arc of his own for a few issues. But I've always dug his design, too. Hard for me to believe he won't get a figure at some point but I am a little surprised and disappointed we haven't had an announcement. Maybe reveals will be fewer and further between as 3P close ranks in the face of the KO companies?
     
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    The billionth thread of skids
    @ibot @dalianjj there is demand for it, now make it please:) 
     
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  5. Victory Force

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    Gimme the Black skids already
     
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  6. Michael Mercy

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    Probably because he wasn't featured much in the G1 cartoon, and so doesn't have as many die-hard fans as the other more featured characters have, which means potentially less buys in the eyes of the 3rd party companies. I'm a huge G1 fan and have seen the Sunbow series a few times and I can't for the life of me remember what his voice sounded like or what his personality was like.

    He was one of the '85 Autobot cars though so he's definitely got a spot on my MP shelf. I'm using Alternator Skids with some custom G1 stickers as a placeholder until we get a proper one.
     
  7. JoeHavok

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    I think it would sell well. Also, there's the Diaclone redeco, and you could even do an IDW deco. Give me some Skids!!!
     
  8. ARSone24

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    Skids thread. Lol must be that time of the month.
     
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  9. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Only if he's a van
     
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    Skids ? We still don't have any proper MP Cliffjumper yet.
     
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    Seems like we have a lot of Skids fans in the thread. And to you, good sirs, I hope that someone gives you the Skids of your dreams.

    But just from the perspective of a guy who - though I would say the Y1/Y2 Diaclones comprise my favorite Transformers of all time - has no use for Skids in his collection:

    1)As mentioned, probably the most obscure of the Y1/Y2 bot cars. If you blink you miss him in the cartoon.
    2)Not a traditionally sexy vehicular mode
    3)I cannot associate any personality with this guy from any media that I have read (granted, I have not read much of the IDW "Lost Light" comics), that would give me any kind of connection to him
    4)The best adjective that comes to mind is "bland"

    But again, I hope someone steps up to the plate for those that long for this guy.
     
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    yeah, it probably would
     
  13. GrimSwipe

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    It probably would, what?
     
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    It would most likely build a connection to the character. Apologies for the lack of clarity.
     
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    No worries.

    Yeah, possibly. I fell off the boat with the IDW comics some time ago. I think I read up to the point that Bumblebee kicked the bucket, Prowl-a-stator ripped apart Superion v1.0 and the Lost Light set out on it's mission.

    I think that the OTHER title (featuring Jetfire, Sideswipe, Prime, Prowl, et. al.) resonated a bit more with me, but even then it wasn't all that entertaining.
     
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    would love a decent mp skids
     
  17. Scourgatron

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    Make it! A good candidate for the worst alt mode in all of G1 award.
     
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    It is known, worst G1 alt mode is perceptor.
     
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    Because all the 3P companies agreed to wait on Skids until they can all release one at the same time. Begun later the Skids war will.
     
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    No way