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Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold

Transformers News: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold

Monday, January 17th, 2011 3:58AM CST

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"That's old school, yo. That's like... That's Cybertronian."

And that's right, you'll be getting a whole lot of Skids and his twin brother Mudflap in the upcoming Transformers movie this summer, Dark Of The Moon. Images have surfaced on 4chan, revealing that Skids will be receiving a brand new figure in the Deluxe class. The young Autobot Chevrolet Beat is deco'd in black bright green and is well armed with a 'MechTech' gun. It is likely that Mudflap will also receive the same treatment with a brand new mold as well. Since the original source contains questionable content, the images can be viewed on Youtube. The images can also be found on ACToys.net.

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Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170246)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 17th, 2011 @ 4:15am CST
'Bout damn time. Finally, a figure I actually like. This new Skids design is actually quite good. I'm not a big fan of the gimmicky weapon, but the rest is fine. Did they fix his face? He clearly has the buck teeth, but it looks like the rest of his face is level and symmetrical.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170247)
Posted by Dai_Ceefax on January 17th, 2011 @ 4:22am CST
Well that's surprisingly adorable...
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170254)
Posted by Mykltron on January 17th, 2011 @ 4:46am CST
At least it isn't totally crap. The front of the car doesn't break up at all. That can't be right.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170259)
Posted by Bradimus on January 17th, 2011 @ 4:57am CST
Autobot032 wrote:'Bout damn time. Finally, a figure I actually like. This new Skids design is actually quite good. I'm not a big fan of the gimmicky weapon, but the rest is fine. Did they fix his face? He clearly has the buck teeth, but it looks like the rest of his face is level and symmetrical.


I think they did fix his face, and I might actually get this figure. I admit it. I liked the twins. I rooted for the twins. When they went up against Devastator, I worried about the twins. I might complain about how they could have been better. I might complain about how the "twins" should have been based on Sideswipe (who was in the movie as a character perhaps more like his Armada incarnation than the G1 version I like) and Sunstreaker. I might comment about how their G1 personalities would have provided a more neutral and mature sense of humor that would have avoided the "culture" vs. "race" debate. But I actually would like a good version of the movie twins, and this might be the first mold from the new line that I personally find superior to the previous one, so maybe I won't be looking only to the new Legends/Legends+ line for DotM. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170261)
Posted by Burn on January 17th, 2011 @ 5:12am CST
You know, I like the alt mode, I like the colours in the alt mode ... but the colours kill the 'bot mode for me.

Mind you, I actually like the ROTF incarnations. So this needs to be a step up for me.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170289)
Posted by prowl123 on January 17th, 2011 @ 7:11am CST
Surprisingly good, but I still probably wont get it. :-?
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170292)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on January 17th, 2011 @ 7:26am CST
I wish they'd kill Skids and use his spare parts to bring Jazz back to life. He's got the shades Jazz always wanted!
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170295)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on January 17th, 2011 @ 7:37am CST
Oh god the racist brothers are back :BANG_HEAD: hope the figure is good.

What happend to the Twins in ROTF as we last saw them fighting Devastator and they weren't at the end.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170297)
Posted by Stryker055 on January 17th, 2011 @ 7:48am CST
The mold looks great (especially in vehicle mode), but the grey in robot mode is quite off-putting. It does seem to be quite an improvement over the ROTF Skids, though.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170301)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:01am CST
I like the original better.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170302)
Posted by madplanet on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:03am CST
Hold on did I miss something. I swear I read that the twins were axed for third film!!1

Also some users made a comment that the mechtech weapons might combine into something. This theory is looking more probable. Colouring on the plastic is the same with each weapon (sure it could be just test colours). Just have to wait for a reviewer to have near enough most of the figures to test that theory. If it is true I am a sucker for build a figure sets.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170305)
Posted by Kibble on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:18am CST
You know a line is in trouble when one of these guys is one of the best LOOKING figs in it...
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170326)
Posted by dragons on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:56am CST
i like it yeah twins had racial personality so did jazz where his gold tooth they take it out of film for racial comments in past is there going to be another variant hunt going round his face is littel dark its good mechgear what you call them waste time & money horrible idea to begin it ruins the figure all togeather.

these snap on weapons in vehical modes reminds me of mask i was expecting twins look like crap way all others have looked so far excluding megatron so far
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170327)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:57am CST
The visible head through the wind screen is REALLY creepy
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170328)
Posted by jaws on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:57am CST
Looks like I'll be picking up the "upgraded" twins this time around; only bought ROTF ice cream twins.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170330)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:59am CST
madplanet wrote:Hold on did I miss something. I swear I read that the twins were axed for third film!!1


Yeah, they obviously lied about it.

This figure looks alright. It's decent. But I wouldn't buy it because I don't like the head or the colors, and I have no attachment to the character. If they remolded his head and painted him blue and red, maybe.

Still not digging these mechtech weapons, but I guess they gotta have some kind of gimmick.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170342)
Posted by Optimus1138 on January 17th, 2011 @ 9:31am CST
This actually looks really good. Probably the first DOTM figure I've seen that looks good. (The Megatron would, if he were bigger).
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170360)
Posted by omega666 on January 17th, 2011 @ 10:22am CST
Well that actually looks cool.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170379)
Posted by Joker'sRequiem on January 17th, 2011 @ 11:12am CST
I like what I'm seeing from this new mold so far. I'll wait to pick it up until I see what role the twins play in DOTM, since I'd rather not buy new molds of figures that could be background characters/Jolt-esque bots...
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170385)
Posted by First-Aid on January 17th, 2011 @ 11:28am CST
Wow! He looks pretty damned good!

And please, let's not get into the "racism" thing again okay? If you can't tell the difference between "race" and "culture" and don't really care, you're encouraging ignorance and racism yourself. #-o
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170402)
Posted by OlivusPrime on January 17th, 2011 @ 12:18pm CST
Seems okay, one of the better looking toys so far. It will be interesting to see how Mudflap looks with this alt-mode.

I wonder if this version of the figure still has the head-banging gimmick?
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170406)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 17th, 2011 @ 12:23pm CST
Rodimus Minor wrote:Oh god the racist brothers are back :BANG_HEAD: hope the figure is good.

What happend to the Twins in ROTF as we last saw them fighting Devastator and they weren't at the end.


Why does everyone say that!?
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170413)
Posted by OptiMagnus on January 17th, 2011 @ 12:44pm CST
Wow! That looks awesome! The alt-mode looks perfect, and the robot mode looks much better and sturdier than the older one. I'm definitely getting this one.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170423)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 17th, 2011 @ 1:05pm CST
Kibble wrote:You know a line is in trouble when one of these guys is one of the best LOOKING figs in it...



And sadly it still appears as though his bot mode was beaten with an ugly stick. I don't know about everyone else but I'm not looking forward to seeing what Shockwave from this toyline is going to turn out to be.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170424)
Posted by First-Aid on January 17th, 2011 @ 1:09pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rodimus Minor wrote:Oh god the racist brothers are back :BANG_HEAD: hope the figure is good.

What happend to the Twins in ROTF as we last saw them fighting Devastator and they weren't at the end.


Why does everyone say that!?


Ignorance is bliss, apparently. Here, let me help.

Race: 1. A local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics.
2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution: the German race.
3. A genealogical line; a lineage.

Culture:1. the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.
2. that which is excellent in the arts, manners, etc.
3. a particular form or stage of civilization, as that of a certain nation or period: Greek culture.
4. development or improvement of the mind by education or training.
5. the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group: the youth culture; the hip-hop culture.

That help anyone?
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170429)
Posted by Bradimus on January 17th, 2011 @ 1:34pm CST
Joker'sRequiem wrote:I like what I'm seeing from this new mold so far. I'll wait to pick it up until I see what role the twins play in DOTM, since I'd rather not buy new molds of figures that could be background characters/Jolt-esque bots...


I skipped these guys the first time around so for me, if Mudflap looks as good as Skids, they will be my first and only version of the twins. Even if they get killed off in the first minute of the film in these new looks, they played a role in the last film, so I'd just be happy to have a good set of figures whether they spend a lot of time in the new look or not.

T-Macksimus wrote:
Kibble wrote:You know a line is in trouble when one of these guys is one of the best LOOKING figs in it...


And sadly it still appears as though his bot mode was beaten with an ugly stick. I don't know about everyone else but I'm not looking forward to seeing what Shockwave from this toyline is going to turn out to be.


I don't know about that. The twins have that Hellboy thing going for them (one hand bigger than the other), and this head looks better than the original one to me (though I do not like the laziness of having the head visible through the windshield) to the point that I'm interested in seeing multiple reviews and making my final decision with toy in-hand.

As for Shockwave, I haven't seen a thing yet to be concerned. But I like RotF Voyager Megatron with his sea green paint scheme and "devil wing" cape look, so my opinion of Shockwave could be completely different from a lot of my fellow Seibertronians. From what I've seen of the new Voyager Megatron so far I'm not seeing a reason to get the new one, though I might if I think I can pass him off as a different character.

First-Aid wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rodimus Minor wrote:Oh god the racist brothers are back :BANG_HEAD: hope the figure is good.

What happend to the Twins in ROTF as we last saw them fighting Devastator and they weren't at the end.


Why does everyone say that!?


Ignorance is bliss, apparently.


Especially for anyone who likes the twins. No point in exploring the anti twin comments in that case because you'll just get frustrated and angry and it's not worth it, in my opinion anyway. :PEACE:

And didn't we see them in the background as well and Bee when Sam was being treated by the medics or maybe when Prime was trying to get to his feet right before the final fight scene? I guess that's a reason for me to go watch that part of the movie again! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170442)
Posted by Pontimax 01 on January 17th, 2011 @ 2:11pm CST
Great, like Kibble said, a figure that finally looks decent, but it's of one of the more ugly and minor characters. Meanwhile Prime looks like garbage.

Personally, I liked the last deluxe Skids very much. Right up until I got the Human Alliance figure and the deluxe fell by the wayside. So... even though I like this one somewhat, he's an immediate no buy because I still prefer my HA Skids.


On a completely off topic comment, I hope that they don't end up ruining the scouts for this line. I just bought Breacher last night and he's totally awesome. Hubcap before him. The scouts were oddly some of the best molds last time around.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170453)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 17th, 2011 @ 2:27pm CST
First-Aid wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Rodimus Minor wrote:Oh god the racist brothers are back :BANG_HEAD: hope the figure is good.

What happend to the Twins in ROTF as we last saw them fighting Devastator and they weren't at the end.


Why does everyone say that!?


Ignorance is bliss, apparently. Here, let me help.

Race: 1. A local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics.
2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution: the German race.
3. A genealogical line; a lineage.

Culture:1. the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.
2. that which is excellent in the arts, manners, etc.
3. a particular form or stage of civilization, as that of a certain nation or period: Greek culture.
4. development or improvement of the mind by education or training.
5. the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group: the youth culture; the hip-hop culture.

That help anyone?


Exactly.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170457)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on January 17th, 2011 @ 2:32pm CST
Wow, I'm actually impressed, the new mold looks great. Except his head...it looks hilariously bad with all of the black paint apps, I'm sure once he arrives in the States and we get better pictures and video reviews it might look better, because the lighting in this picture
Isn't helping. He is still a must-buy form atleast me.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170459)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on January 17th, 2011 @ 2:36pm CST
now what is up with DOTM :(


the only one that i like is starscreams alt mode

if that screamer alt mode was real

the only thing i wish for on the new screamer toy is that it was a leader or a voyager.

i mean come one another leader bumblebee? why not a decepticon?
at least shockwave, screamer, or megatron
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170481)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 17th, 2011 @ 3:01pm CST
I really like the mold and the new color scheme BUT I do not like the colors on the head. Makes his eyes look weird or something.

I wonder if they will explain why he and Mudflap have a big arm and a little arm in this movie?
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170512)
Posted by autobotPRIME14 on January 17th, 2011 @ 4:01pm CST
#-o JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE A GHETTO ACCENT DOESNT MEAN THEYRE BLACK!!!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :-x THERE CAN BE GHETTO AMERICANS, MEXICANS, ASIANS, ECT.!! ASSUMING THEYRE BLACK JUST CUZ THEYRE GHETTO IS RACIST!!! THAT MAKES YOU THE RACIST!!
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170519)
Posted by Xithys on January 17th, 2011 @ 4:19pm CST
autobotPRIME14 wrote:#-o JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE A GHETTO ACCENT DOESNT MEAN THEYRE BLACK!!!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :-x THERE CAN BE GHETTO AMERICANS, MEXICANS, ASIANS, ECT.!! ASSUMING THEYRE BLACK JUST CUZ THEYRE GHETTO IS RACIST!!! THAT MAKES YOU THE RACIST!!


I don't understand you you're getting so defensive about it. The facti is, they're based off of a stereotype. An african american sterotype? Not necessarily, but signs point that way. Regardless, their caricaturistic protrayal is obviously stereotyping something. Take your caps rage elsewhere, please.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170531)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on January 17th, 2011 @ 4:49pm CST
Looks like a definite improvement over the ROTF Skids; the mould (and transformation) might be fundamentally the same, but it looks more like a scaled-down Human Alliance figure...Which is good! :D

So yay! First DOTM figure I really like! :APPLAUSE: (the Voyager Optimus looks really off; so I was hunting Battle Blades Prime nearly all day today; thank goodness I found one!)
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170579)
Posted by jamiko on January 17th, 2011 @ 6:33pm CST
love the alt mode especially the flare kit :D and lets face it none of the movie-verse robot modes have been all that pretty.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170644)
Posted by Skmyaz2 on January 17th, 2011 @ 9:27pm CST
great fig! what was the name of that song in the youtube vid???
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170648)
Posted by jlogano20 on January 17th, 2011 @ 9:32pm CST
i kinda like this nice upgrade
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170695)
Posted by Blurrz on January 18th, 2011 @ 12:11am CST
Skmyaz2 wrote:great fig! what was the name of that song in the youtube vid???


Electric Feel by MGMT :)
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1170713)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 18th, 2011 @ 1:02am CST
Alt mode really pops. Bot mode, not as much as I'd hoped. For whatever reason, I enjoyed the twins in ROTF and Skids was easily my favorite of the two. The green just really grabbed my attention. Maybe seeing the movie will sway my opinion on the deco.
:BOT:
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1171902)
Posted by DJLazer on January 20th, 2011 @ 8:54pm CST
Blurrz wrote:"That's old school, yo. That's like... That's Cybertronian."

And that's right, you'll be getting a whole lot of Skids and his twin brother Mudflap in the upcoming Transformers movie this summer, Dark Of The Moon. Images have surfaced on 4chan, revealing that Skids will be receiving a brand new figure in the Deluxe class. The young Autobot Chevrolet Beat is deco'd in black bright green and is well armed with a 'MechTech' gun. It is likely that Mudflap will also receive the same treatment with a brand new mold as well. Since the original source contains questionable content, the images can be viewed on Youtube. The images can also be found on ACToys.net.

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I thoght that michael bay will take him out of the rosters of the autobots. :???: :-?
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1171973)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 21st, 2011 @ 1:53am CST
lazerwave217 wrote:I thoght that michael bay will take him out of the rosters of the autobots. :???: :-?


No, he more or less said that they'd receive less screen time and that their brand of humor would be in small doses, if at all.
Re: Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Skids Revealed - New Mold (1173230)
Posted by Bradimus on January 24th, 2011 @ 1:32pm CST
I think they would work well in a battle scene as a little background humor to lighten up the darkness of what is likely going on just enough. As bit characters I think they would work very well. I'm just hoping Mudflap gets a nice new mold like Skids and both make good robots because I'm not getting just Skids as he's pointless without his twin. Of course, if Mudflap does not have an improved mold like Skids does, both are out for me. Not that leaving them on the shelves is a bad thing considering all the Generations and RtS as well as what we've seen of some of the new DotM toys. This movie could provide some very cool Decepticon army builders.
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