Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021

Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021

Thursday, December 31st, 2020 11:04pm CST

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Takara Tomy is kicking off the new year with their first reveal of 2021! Thanks to Seibertronian Powered Convoy for alerting us to a tweet from Takara Tomy's official Twitter revealing Skids as the latest figure from the 1985 lineup to get a Masterpiece figure. This is very early news with only early line art and the 2021 release all we know. Surely in the coming months we'll have something more substantial to share, but for now this might just be the pick-me-up that some of us could use.

Transformers News: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021

Transformers News: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021

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Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091175)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 31st, 2020 @ 11:17pm CST
Well well well. Ironically, I was just thinking about checking out that 3pmp Skids, I forget whatever he’s called. TakTom must have scanned my brainwaves!

Was Skids ever featured in the cartoon? Just curious if they’ll go for the hyper-cartoon aesthetic or something closer to the MP-10 style.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091176)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 31st, 2020 @ 11:30pm CST
Is that drawing just a rough start? The front end/chest doesn't look like that.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091177)
Posted by Slashercon on December 31st, 2020 @ 11:37pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Was Skids ever featured in the cartoon? Just curious if they’ll go for the hyper-cartoon aesthetic or something closer to the MP-10 style.


If I'm not mistaken, Skids showed up in Generation 1 for like two episodes and even then, I don't think it was for more than 30 seconds each appearance. ("The Insecticon Syndrome" and "Triple Takeover" being the episodes) I don't think he was even named dropped.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091178)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on December 31st, 2020 @ 11:38pm CST
So is this like a concept sketch, or is TT doing another drastic style change on the MP line again, because that is not the hyper-smooth cel-like designs they have been going with, that looks like a pre-mp magnus hybrid style mp, man this collection is gonna have no design consistency whatsoever if this is the case :HEADHURTS:
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091179)
Posted by Emerje on December 31st, 2020 @ 11:39pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Was Skids ever featured in the cartoon? Just curious if they’ll go for the hyper-cartoon aesthetic or something closer to the MP-10 style.

Two episodes, and he's one of the few characters who's character design (both bot and alt) is almost identical to the original toy (aside from his wonky cartoon shoulders). Judging from the line art he should be a nice blend of both.

Emerje
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091180)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on December 31st, 2020 @ 11:44pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Was Skids ever featured in the cartoon? Just curious if they’ll go for the hyper-cartoon aesthetic or something closer to the MP-10 style.
Just "Quest for Survival" and "Triple Takeover", with just one line each, in a totally different voice/persona.

So while cartoon accuracy should mean a long overdue toy stretched out into a minivan alt, I'm hoping this will be Takara's Most Marvelous Masterpiece to date. Seriously, if MP Tracks warranted an original Raoul microfigure, Skids should come with one of Charlene in her iconic cowgirl cosplay...or that other outfit, if they're ambitious enough to do the bucket accessory.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091182)
Posted by Emerje on December 31st, 2020 @ 11:55pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:So is this like a concept sketch, or is TT doing another drastic style change on the MP line again, because that is not the hyper-smooth cel-like designs they have been going with, that looks like a pre-mp magnus hybrid style mp, man this collection is gonna have no design consistency whatsoever if this is the case :HEADHURTS:

It'd be pretty much impossible to make him based on the cartoon exactly and still have a good figure. The cartoon got the overall shape correct, but they really screwed up the shoulders. I don't think of this so much as being a new type of design as I do fixing the original.

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Compared to the original toy and the MP line art.

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"Compromises" had to be made and I think it turned out for the better. Looks like they'll be retaining the sticker designs from the toy, probably tampographed on.

Since this is just line art there's still room for changes like adjusting the front of the van to the right model.

Emerje
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091183)
Posted by Tuned Agent on December 31st, 2020 @ 11:56pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Is that drawing just a rough start? The front end/chest doesn't look like that.

The drawing's alt mode seems based on the Honda City Turbo II. Inaccurate to the G1 toy, but I think it would have been the predominant version of the vehicle available in '85. (Someone can correct me if I'm wrong)
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Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091191)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 1st, 2021 @ 4:00am CST
Looks as though they're going back to Hasui's design "philosophy" rather than literal cartoon-accuracy, at least with Skids. Maybe they're testing the market.

The Tweet does mention "instinctive" transformation + "hybrid" version MP.
Maybe they realised fans were fed up with overly complex transformations. There's also the cracking issue with Hound that they haven't addressed, as far as I know.

Truth is, I skipped both MP-45 Bee & MP-51 Arcee. I do have MP-52 Starscream pre-ordred because I've wanted a proper Masterpiece Starscream from the start, but other than that, at least for now, I think I'm done with MP.

WfC has become more fun, it's cheaper, it takes up less space, and they put out lots of characters. Though even with CHUG I've cut back.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091194)
Posted by blackeyedprime on January 1st, 2021 @ 7:14am CST
Looking forward to Skids, can't believe how badly the cartoon messed up the shoulders compared to the designers other bots.

If the price is Takrazy the third partys look pretty good so at least their is options but would always prefer to see the official toy before deciding. Maybe Hoist and Trailbreaker will finally get a release too (and Rattrap...and Raiden)
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091197)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 1st, 2021 @ 8:59am CST
Weird choice, but okay.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091203)
Posted by 84everfan on January 1st, 2021 @ 10:05am CST
Where. Is. My. G1. Mp. Jazz.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091204)
Posted by Glarryg on January 1st, 2021 @ 10:30am CST
Was not expecting this. Never got the off-brand version because I didn't like the face (although I got their Crosscut and it's a pretty solid act). I haven't like the designs of most of these "phase three" MPs, but based on these drawings I'm cautiously optimistic.

Glarryg
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091215)
Posted by TulioDude on January 1st, 2021 @ 11:53am CST
Interesting,so this means to do the whole season2 lineup?I have no doubt that Skids will a solid toy.
Day 367 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091221)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 1st, 2021 @ 12:12pm CST
84everfan wrote:Where. Is. My. G1. Mp. Jazz.


This is just a guess, though probably a pretty solid one....Porsche hasn't given HasTak a license for their products, and HasTak is big on doing licensed vehicles for the Masterpiece line. It's the same reason there isn't an MP Cliffjumper. It could be as simple as this, or its possible that another toy company has the license for Porsche. That's the reason that Dino in the Studio Series line isn't a licensed Ferrari.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091222)
Posted by sol magnus on January 1st, 2021 @ 12:15pm CST
Good grief he looks good, and that's just a line drawing.
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091230)
Posted by Overcracker on January 1st, 2021 @ 1:23pm CST
Hmm, anybody clamoring for an MP Skids?

Anyway, looks pretty good.

Though the Alternators version wasn't all that bad either True not the actual G1 car model but still decent attempt.

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Also, I guess this means Porsche still hasn't allowed ther car to be a war robot huh?
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091231)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 1st, 2021 @ 1:25pm CST
Overcracker wrote:Hmm, anybody clamoring for an MP Skids?

Thew actually, can't wait for his review :DANCE:
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091235)
Posted by bluecatcinema on January 1st, 2021 @ 2:04pm CST
Skids? Interesting choice...
Re: Masterpiece Skids is Coming in 2021 (2091239)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 1st, 2021 @ 3:26pm CST
i wonder if they will include the scooter

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