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New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap

Transformers News: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 6:05AM CDT

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Brace yourself: here are some recently released CGI images of the faces/heads of Revenge of the Fallen Skids and Mudflap, up close and in detail.

New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap

New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap

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Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925382)
Posted by Skice on May 23rd, 2009 @ 6:10am CDT
I already hate those two.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925385)
Posted by Cheetron on May 23rd, 2009 @ 6:19am CDT
Wow those guys suck. Could we make them look any more like kicks?
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925386)
Posted by Ironhide63 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 6:22am CDT
dont be too quick to judge them by their looks, this im sure will add a lot of personality to them, and in the end, make the movie a hell of a alot more believable...
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925391)
Posted by LiKwid on May 23rd, 2009 @ 6:54am CDT
Skids and Mudflap are 2 of the bots i want the most!! Especially in that ice cream truck combiner.. I have a feeling , somehow they will play a big part in the movie...
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925393)
Posted by nemesis-prime on May 23rd, 2009 @ 6:55am CDT
whats with the gold tooth?
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925394)
Posted by rpetras on May 23rd, 2009 @ 6:57am CDT
Wait a minute ....

These aren't cybertronians, they were made at MIT:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... 051016.jpg
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925395)
Posted by Archanubis on May 23rd, 2009 @ 7:01am CDT
Haven't we seen these pictures somewhere before?
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925408)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on May 23rd, 2009 @ 7:30am CDT
Oh for the love of....... :roll:



Horrible.. Simply horrible.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925414)
Posted by JesWal on May 23rd, 2009 @ 7:47am CDT
To quote Peaugh,

"Rwer Rwer Rwer, Herpa Derpa Derpa!"
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925426)
Posted by PhunkJunkion on May 23rd, 2009 @ 8:23am CDT
by rpetras on 23 May 2009 11:57

Wait a minute ....

These aren't cybertronians, they were made at MIT:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... 051016.jpg


Nailed it!
So isn't there supposed to be some emphasis on how the Cybertronians in the movieverse are so ALIEN and not human-like. So why do we keep getting ridiculous HUMAN traits like say a bot with a cane and one with large buck teeth (including one that's GOLD for crying out loud). Don't get me wrong, I liked the first movie and think I'll like this one too... As long as there is no Ninja Grandma Bot with sunglasses and a skateboard.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925427)
Posted by Hobbyist Prime on May 23rd, 2009 @ 8:25am CDT
Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe we have found the next Jar Jar(s)!!!!!
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925430)
Posted by yorktown on May 23rd, 2009 @ 8:39am CDT
Enter the retardobots.

:-B
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925442)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 9:04am CDT
oh god they are ugly their personalities and characters had better be good! im still getting them no matter what.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925444)
Posted by DMSL on May 23rd, 2009 @ 9:12am CDT
They are Gremlincons no doubt there.

I don't know who designed their heads but please jail that person in a mental institution cause that person is clearly insane.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925458)
Posted by FracturedKoi on May 23rd, 2009 @ 10:06am CDT
Peaugh, was right...these are the herpa-derpa brothers T_T
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925461)
Posted by Oilspill on May 23rd, 2009 @ 10:12am CDT
Arrggh. What have they done to Transformers?!
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925475)
Posted by Warbreaker on May 23rd, 2009 @ 11:11am CDT
I don't see how any pro-fuglybrots could love these designs.

DMSL wrote:I don't know who designed their heads but please jail that person in a mental institution cause that person is clearly insane.


Hrm... personally, I prefer the traditional angry-mob-with-torches-and-pitchforks solution to this thing. Don't forget about the ones who actually allowed these faces to see the light of day and cause optical hemorrhages to many, many innocent eyes.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925500)
Posted by skids 2.0 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 12:10pm CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:Brace yourself: here are some recently released images of the faces/heads of Revenge of the Fallen Skids and Mudflap.

Image

Image

(Images mirrored from original post)

To view the post on ACToys.net, click http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid-361757.html


Apart from the different sized eyes and the gold tooth, skids is actually quite cool!
Mudflap on the other hand . . . well the dots speak for themselves.

I dont see why they had to have teeth in the first place, being robots, that don't eat . . . Even if they put them in, WHY MAKE IT GOLD!
As for Skids eyes, why are they different sizes?

Mudflap - apart from the eyes, i cant make out anything else recognisable...

Is the gold tooth visible on the trailer we got with him sayin its upgrade time? - just checked and yes, the tooth is visible!!
Hopefully a decepticon rips it out near the start! Infact, rips out the other tooth, as they are both just not needed!!!
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925513)
Posted by roll out on May 23rd, 2009 @ 12:28pm CDT
One of them has a cybertronian symbol on their tooth.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925514)
Posted by skids 2.0 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 12:30pm CDT
roll out wrote:One of them has a cybertronian symbol on their tooth.


that would be skids.

once again i stress the point to whoever designed him, WHY DO ALIEN ROBOTS NEED TEETH!?
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925525)
Posted by Newtilator on May 23rd, 2009 @ 12:59pm CDT
Dear god. Why would artificial robots be hideously Fugly with buck teeth, and asymetrical eyes.
Why did Micky Bay think this was a good idea? Why not more of this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRS90V8BQGo
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925526)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 23rd, 2009 @ 1:00pm CDT
What the hell was bay thinking? Oh wait he wasnt like usual. What was the idea behind these to epic fails? Im sure this is how the meeting went.


Guy- Lets make two bots like Jar-Jar and make them look like they were run over, sprayed with acid and then fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down just to land in a garbage disposal.
Bay- will they blow shit up?
Guy- sure why not
Bay- lets do it



Newtilator wrote:Dear god. Why would artificial robots be hideously Fugly with buck teeth, and asymetrical eyes.
Why did Micky Bay think this was a good idea? Why not more of this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRS90V8BQGo



Hey i didnt know ROTF was leaked already. Awesome.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925540)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 23rd, 2009 @ 1:39pm CDT
Ungh.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925545)
Posted by Badass Grimlock on May 23rd, 2009 @ 1:46pm CDT
My theory:

Skids and Mudflap once had regular faces, but were damaged severely in a decepticon attack. But while they were put under, the guy fixin' them got confoozled and put them back together the wrong way.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925592)
Posted by skids 2.0 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 3:17pm CDT
in the new trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDkttsmSz9o

there s a clip of Mudflap and Skids, im not gunna say what they say, but they sound as stupid as they look! Stupid as in thick and brainless.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925619)
Posted by dlee1515 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 4:10pm CDT
I thought Michael Bay said he didn't want cartoonish features on any of the characters and wanted them to possess more realistic robotic features. They don't get any more absurd than these two. If he's looking for the Jar Jar Binks reception for a character he's accomplished that. These two are riducolous looking...
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925657)
Posted by skids 2.0 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 5:37pm CDT
dlee1515 wrote:I thought Michael Bay said he didn't want cartoonish features on any of the characters and wanted them to possess more realistic robotic features. They don't get any more absurd than these two. If he's looking for the Jar Jar Binks reception for a character he's accomplished that. These two are riducolous looking...


I agree. Mudflap is the worst of the 2 though! I still cant get over the gold tooth on skids though!

By the looks of the trailer it is Mudflap getting sucked into devastator- YAY

Then Ratchet can improve skids face, do a bit of dentistry, even out each eye, and we are all happy
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925716)
Posted by bjj6 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 7:30pm CDT
Hobbyist Prime wrote:Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe we have found the next Jar Jar(s)!!!!!


This.

WHO. THOUGHT. That this would be a good idea? I mean, usually, when I see something artistic that I don't care for, I at least can convince myself that, sure, someone out there would like it. But this? I can't imagine anyone looking at these ugly faces and going, "yeah, totally awesome!"
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925780)
Posted by mitchsantona on May 23rd, 2009 @ 10:07pm CDT
Can I ask what the eff the production team is thinking on this? I mean, to Engineer these astronomically intricate mechanical beings that literally transform by shifting thousands of panels around without collision, and then take a steaming hot dump in a paper bag, throw it at the drawing board and say, "Here's a good look for the head design!" seems like a complete waste to me. I'm not sure who's decision these things were, and I don't even care what the on-screen explanation is to why they look like that(or if one is even needed or given). That is effing ruining my buzz to go see this movie. We already have Bumblebee's voice shot again so he can dance around and play funny songs for Sam to appeal to the kids and fair-weather fans, so why do we need more comic relief? Why not just make all of the Autobots bumbling half-witted buffoons? I'm sorry but this crap gets to me! :-x
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925794)
Posted by SamYarbrough77 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 10:33pm CDT
I for one....think this Is the greatest combiner team of all time. Anyone notice the similarity to the drama faces Laugh Now or Cry Later???
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925797)
Posted by Shadowman on May 23rd, 2009 @ 10:50pm CDT
I'd say they're hideous, but I said the exact same thing about Frenzy and he ended up being awesome. Here's hoping they're just as awesome.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925799)
Posted by SamYarbrough77 on May 23rd, 2009 @ 10:52pm CDT
a little off topic....but does anyone else think that devastator taking a bogart hit off of that sand look a little well fake? like you can see where the reality and the animation begins?
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925833)
Posted by blobatron on May 24th, 2009 @ 1:28am CDT
Guys, don't be so quick to hate. They're both just recovering from strokes, so half their faces are still droopy, and Botox only works on organic cells.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925837)
Posted by NewFoundStarscreamLuv on May 24th, 2009 @ 1:38am CDT
"I think what the fans have to understand is that we need the Transformers to look REAL"
to paraphrase Michael Bay.

Example 3456 of why Bay is full of it: Two robots that look like hicks, one with a gold tooth.


No, I am never going to let it go.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925842)
Posted by blobatron on May 24th, 2009 @ 1:44am CDT
NewFoundStarscreamLuv wrote:"I think what the fans have to understand is that we need the Transformers to look REAL"
to paraphrase Michael Bay.

Example 3456 of why Bay is full of it: Two robots that look like hicks, one with a gold tooth.


No, I am never going to let it go.



True, but, as retarded as the twins look, they are a whole lot more realistic that robots with such simple transformations that people can make spot on transfrorming costumes of them out of cardboard boxes. Also, sorry to nitpick, but when you paraphrase something, you don't use quotation marks.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (925893)
Posted by skids 2.0 on May 24th, 2009 @ 8:41am CDT
The more i look at it, the more im ok with Skids. But i really cant stand Mudflap!
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (926022)
Posted by mitchsantona on May 24th, 2009 @ 2:12pm CDT
In the trailer it looks like Mudflap gets eaten. I hope it happens quick because these two Deliverance-Bots are insulting to the Franchise. Unfortunatly, I am cursed with being a Completist. When I start buying movie figures I will end up having to have these two at some point. I might never transform them out of car mode though.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (926023)
Posted by mitchsantona on May 24th, 2009 @ 2:12pm CDT
A little off topic but why does almost any individual Decepticon look like they can take out the entire Autobot team. They are giant, bad-ass war machines, as compared to the Autobots.
The Autobots have Prime who is a bad-ass, along with Ironhide and Sideswipe, who seem to also be, but now we have 2 or 3 fembots, 2 Hick-bots, Bumblebee who really is more of a spy, Ratchet who is a medic, and an old bot with a cane as reinforcements?
I get the whole underdog/peacebot theme with the good-guys, but enough of the cutesy crap already.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (926034)
Posted by syphonn on May 24th, 2009 @ 2:48pm CDT
That is just horrible, I just don't understand why they would do something like that. Somewhere someone is patting them self on the back thinking what a great job they did.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (926037)
Posted by syphonn on May 24th, 2009 @ 2:49pm CDT
mitchsantona wrote: ... and I don't even care what the on-screen explanation is to why they look like that ...


Well said, I feel the same way about Bumblebee's voice gimmick
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (926105)
Posted by Shadowman on May 24th, 2009 @ 6:01pm CDT
mitchsantona wrote:A little off topic but why does almost any individual Decepticon look like they can take out the entire Autobot team. They are giant, bad-ass war machines, as compared to the Autobots.
The Autobots have Prime who is a bad-ass, along with Ironhide and Sideswipe, who seem to also be, but now we have 2 or 3 fembots, 2 Hick-bots, Bumblebee who really is more of a spy, Ratchet who is a medic, and an old bot with a cane as reinforcements?
I get the whole underdog/peacebot theme with the good-guys, but enough of the cutesy crap already.


Decepticons were designed as military hardware, the Autobots were designed as consumer goods. This is why Decepticons usually turn into combat vehicles and Autobots usually turn into civilian, aside from a few exceptions.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (926131)
Posted by skids 2.0 on May 24th, 2009 @ 6:42pm CDT
mitchsantona wrote:An old bot with a cane as reinforcements?


Does Jetfire actually have a cane?
If he does, why why why, infact, why does a robot need a cane, i am sure a robot wouldnt need it, even a damaged one!
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (926147)
Posted by Prime Riblet on May 24th, 2009 @ 7:09pm CDT
skids 2.0 wrote:
mitchsantona wrote:An old bot with a cane as reinforcements?


Does Jetfire actually have a cane?
If he does, why why why, infact, why does a robot need a cane, i am sure a robot wouldnt need it, even a damaged one!


Yes, it's a cane. What of it? What if Jetfire is just emulating his favorite rock star, Billy Idol, during his "Rock the Cradle of Love" era?
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (929510)
Posted by Coolyfett on May 31st, 2009 @ 9:23am CDT
DMSL wrote:They are Gremlincons no doubt there.

I don't know who designed their heads but please jail that person in a mental institution cause that person is clearly insane.


They do look like Gremlins...kinda remind me of the ninja turtles as well. Man transformers is getting destroyed, They used to be so cool man. It was painful to watch, now the more bad stuff I see the funnier.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (929640)
Posted by SamYarbrough77 on May 31st, 2009 @ 3:04pm CDT
i agree with you bout that. TF seemed much more cooler when they were on the reclusive fringe (mainly g1) way before the mid00's. about 92-02. its always more sheik? chic? when its out of style
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (930486)
Posted by Anonymous on June 2nd, 2009 @ 12:07am CDT
dumd and dumber meets transformers
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (930852)
Posted by Ninjatron on June 2nd, 2009 @ 2:59pm CDT
Just a shot in the dark here but I think the reasoning behind the assymetrical eyes and arms is that these two combine.

Separately they look imbalanced and awkward but once they combine everything will even out into a green and orange bad ass uber-bot.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (931298)
Posted by syphonn on June 3rd, 2009 @ 10:49am CDT
That's probably the case, but still, ugly is ugly
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (932539)
Posted by Nico on June 5th, 2009 @ 6:08pm CDT
No, just no. They suck.
Re: New CGI Images of Skids and Mudflap (932825)
Posted by Coolyfett on June 6th, 2009 @ 9:31am CDT
SamYarbrough77 wrote:i agree with you bout that. TF seemed much more cooler when they were on the reclusive fringe (mainly g1) way before the mid00's. about 92-02. its always more sheik? chic? when its out of style


The main fanbase is pro Real Transformers, there are some many REAL transformers that exist, it sucks that the Bayformers keep making new bots we don't know, the casual fan won't be into this because there are just too many characters. Introducing 1 or maybe 2 homemade characters in the mist of Real Transformers would work, but when its 6 or 7 new bots it gets watered down. If Starscream and Soundwave get a lot of play I may change my mind, but if Lids and FlappyMcMud get over featured...We'll just have to be patient for the reboot.

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