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Skids in the G1 cartoon

Postby Cyberpath » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:55 pm

Hi, so I've always found Skids' very limited appearance in the original cartoon kind of odd. Is there a real world reason behind his skimpy facetime?
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Re: Skids in the G1 cartoon

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:36 pm

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Not that I know of. I always thought it was because of there being too large of a cast for him to get any arc or screentime. They probably just threw him in there to sell the toy.
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Re: Skids in the G1 cartoon

Postby quickmixed » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:16 pm

The G1 figure for Skids was always shortpacked 1 figure to every 2 cases back in 84/85.

Maybe it was decided to give the more easily obtained characters more screen time instead of a figure who would be hard to track down? That being said, I thought he was a cool character with a great bio.

This is just a stab in the dark. I have no idea of the real reason, if there even is one.
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Re: Skids in the G1 cartoon

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:45 pm

PrymeStriker wrote:Not that I know of. I always thought it was because of there being too large of a cast for him to get any arc or screentime. They probably just threw him in there to sell the toy.


He got one line or something, didn't he? Could be tht his toy was shortpacked and his character was, for lack of a better term, a nobody.
At least he made an appearance, poor Hubcap, he got zilch.
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Re: Skids in the G1 cartoon

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:22 am

Also weird: Skids was never named on the show.

I remember seeing "Quest for Survival" for the first time, thinking who the heck is that?
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