Michael Lindsay (RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar) and Robert Axelrod (RiD 2001 Movor) have passed away

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Michael Lindsay (RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar) and Robert Axelrod (RiD 2001 Movor) have passed away

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:13 pm

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It is with deep sadness that I must report that, on August 31, 2019, voice actor Michael Lindsay passed away at the age of 56. This news comes to us from the Twitter accounts of Trevor Dylan, Rob Benoit, and Marissa Lenti. Best known for his work in anime dubbing, Lindsay provided the English dub voices for the likes of Joe Kido and Greymon in Digimon Adventure, Rick in DinoZaurs, Kankuro in Naruto, Kisuke Urahara in Bleach, Shinichirō Tamaki in Code Geass, and more.

For Transformers, he was best known as the voices of Skid-Z ("skids") and Rollbar in the 2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon. Skid-Z was an Autobot racer who had an unusually high competitive edge, always needing to win every race he could, so much that he would enter any race of any kind, including car racing, bicycle racing, or even foot racing. Rollbar, meanwhile, was the green jeep member of the Decepticon Commandos, able to form an arm or leg of the combiner Ruination, and had a thick southern drawl and an easygoing demeanor, always cracking wise whenever he felt like it.

Rest in peace, Mr. Lindsay. You will be missed, dearly.

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Re: Michael Lindsay, voice of RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar, has passed away

Postby Stargrave » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:49 pm

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Excellently said Sabr thank you so much.

Best wishes Mr. Lindsay. Thanks for breathing life into so many characters for all of us to enjoy.
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Re: Michael Lindsay, voice of RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar, has passed away

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm

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As Stargrave said, well put, Sabr.

Thank you for the memories and good work, Mister Lindsay. You left far too soon.
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Re: Robert Axelrod, voice of RiD 2001 Movor, has passed away

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:26 am

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Mere days after the previous news of the sudden passing of voice actor Michael Lindsay comes the unfortunate news of voice actor Robert Axelrod having passed away yesterday, September 7, 2019, at the age of 70. This news comes to us from Facebook of Mobile Monicker Productions, who represented Axelrod for his many convention appearances. Axelrod is best known for having provided the voices of Lord Zedd, Finster, and other monsters on Power Rangers, as well as several English dub anime voice roles, such as Wizardmon, Vademon, Armadillomon, Ankylomon, and Shakkoumon (w/ Dave Mallow) on Digimon, and Rico on Robotech. He also voiced Marvel Comics character Microchip in the Punisher episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and appeared in live action on an episode of Family Matters where he played a Paul McCartney lookalike.

For Transformers, he was the voice of Movor in the 2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon. One of the Decepticon Commandos, Movor was the space shuttle member who could form an arm or leg for the combiner Ruination. He was also one of the very few Commandos to star in his own spotlight episode, "Attack from Outer Space", which had the misfortune of being one of the three episodes that was banned from ever airing on TV in the United States due to sensitivities from the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Rest in peace, Mr. Axelrod. Your performances were a treasure to behold.

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Re: Michael Lindsay (RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar) and Robert Axelrod (RiD 2001 Movor) have passed away

Postby Flashwave » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:51 am

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That's 2.

And the same Combiner team no less.
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Re: Michael Lindsay (RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar) and Robert Axelrod (RiD 2001 Movor) have passed away

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm

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Fair thee well, good sir. And thank you. :(

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Re: Michael Lindsay (RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar) and Robert Axelrod (RiD 2001 Movor) have passed away

Postby Decepticon Stryker » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:08 pm

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Axelrod was one of those actors that couldn't be replaced by anyone. I literally can't picture anyone who could voice Lord Zedd and still retain that same level as him. I'm gonna binge Mighty Morphin' again. Anyone wanna join me?
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Re: Michael Lindsay (RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar) and Robert Axelrod (RiD 2001 Movor) have passed away

Postby Munkky » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:30 pm

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I was a huge Digimon fan when I was a kid, Wizardmon and Armadillomon were always two of my favourites, plus I still have the original toy of Movor, so this is sad to hear.
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Re: Michael Lindsay (RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar) and Robert Axelrod (RiD 2001 Movor) have passed away

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:44 pm

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Flashwave wrote:That's 2.

And the same Combiner team no less.
Make that 4. Both Barry Stigler (Scourge) and Bob Papenbrook (Mega-Octane and Ruination) passed away over a decade ago, leaving Neil Kaplan (Ro-Tor) and Richard Epcar (Armorhide) the last two living RiD Decepticons. :-(

Decepticon Stryker wrote:Axelrod was one of those actors that couldn't be replaced by anyone. I literally can't picture anyone who could voice Lord Zedd and still retain that same level as him.
I think Mike Pollock could pull off a good approximation of Axelrod's Zedd voice. He's already very energetic as the current voice of Doctor Eggman, who doesn't sound too far off from how Zedd sounded. Just needs to make his voice much raspier and more angry. ;)

Though, whoever they got to voice Zedd in Battle for the Grid sounds absolutely nothing like Axelrod's Zedd voice, sounding more like just a generic deep-voiced villain instead. >:oP
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Re: Michael Lindsay (RiD 2001 Skid-Z and Rollbar) and Robert Axelrod (RiD 2001 Movor) have passed away

Postby Flashwave » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:59 pm

Motto: "Our society's downfall will not be this war. The war IS our society. That which will get us will be the little things. Some humanoid race, some tossed cannon, the little things that no one looks out for. THAT is for what we must be vigilant."
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Sabrblade wrote:
Flashwave wrote:That's 2.

And the same Combiner team no less.
Make that 4. Both Barry Stigler (Scourge) and Bob Papenbrook (Mega-Octane and Ruination) passed away over a decade ago, leaving Neil Kaplan (Ro-Tor) and Richard Epcar (Armorhide) the last two living RiD Decepticons. :-(

Decepticon Stryker wrote:Axelrod was one of those actors that couldn't be replaced by anyone. I literally can't picture anyone who could voice Lord Zedd and still retain that same level as him.
I think Mike Pollock could pull off a good approximation of Axelrod's Zedd voice. He's already very energetic as the current voice of Doctor Eggman, who doesn't sound too far off from how Zedd sounded. Just needs to make his voice much raspier and more angry. ;)

Though, whoever they got to voice Zedd in Battle for the Grid sounds absolutely nothing like Axelrod's Zedd voice, sounding more like just a generic deep-voiced villain instead. >:oP


God, I cant believe my Childhood Cartoon has lost so many, its notvthat old! And neither am... Well okay I'm 27 now but still. RID was the one that hooked me.

Thry say Death comes in 3s, someone go shower Kaplan and Epcar in Sage a positive juju.
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