Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids

Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids

Friday, June 12th, 2015 7:40am CDT

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While we have yet no confirmation from the TFCC about the various rumoured BotCon toys that have started appearing online, fellow Seibertronian gema was able to acquire the (possible) Diaclone Black Skids, and has shared a pictorial review from their own blog!

A repaint of the Generations Skids mold, of which you can see our gallery here, the new figure comes with plenty of guns and new paint applications - find out more about it in the snippets below, and head here for the full review.

Just as the name implied, this variant of Skids comes in black paint app with red highlights nicely put on the side. This is a bit different compared to the Diaclone version where the stripes on the side are yellow rather than red.


Like I said, he is a straight repaint of Skids without any retool. Usually that does bother me but if he really is "Diaclone Skids", it make sense to retain the original head.
The paint job on the shoulder missiles is a bit disappointing as the finishing is not really clean. Maybe the official release will be better?

And just like all the variants after Skids, the thighs are assembled correctly so there's no problem to his range of movement.


Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids

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Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697598)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 12th, 2015 @ 8:11am CDT
Nice!
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697600)
Posted by ScottyP on June 12th, 2015 @ 8:16am CDT
Neat stuff. I hope this is a Botcon exclusive, since maybe that would indicate it being a harbinger of more Diaclone inspired decos.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697619)
Posted by jogunwarrior on June 12th, 2015 @ 8:57am CDT
Man, I love Skids in these colors. However it is released, I hope to pick him up at some point.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697625)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 12th, 2015 @ 9:13am CDT
Does anyone really like this mold? I hate it. I bought Skids because he was a childhood favorite and I had to have a Classics version, but I really hate it.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697632)
Posted by Dagon on June 12th, 2015 @ 9:31am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Does anyone really like this mold? I hate it. I bought Skids because he was a childhood favorite and I had to have a Classics version, but I really hate it.


You often give some trite response to people not liking something for perfectly valid reasons, and yet here you can only muster up a "I hate it" reaction to a figure.... :lol:

...but I know what you mean. There's something about this figure that just seems inherently unlikable. I think the legs are not quite as solid and well done as they could be, and that along with this ridiculous feet make him hard to pose and generally unwieldy. The backpack parts just get in the way no matter what you're trying to do with him. I like the idea of his multiple guns but they don't look any good separated, so you get stuck with the combined gun that is then too large to look good. I think Skids was a good idea and a fair attempt, but it just did not work out well in plastic.
However, the Crosscut version of this is much, much better looking. All the same physical issues, but it's just visually a nicer figure to me, and in black this figure does look sharp. Not enough to try to get one, but all versions of this seem more appealing than the original to me.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697634)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2015 @ 9:38am CDT
This Diaclone Black Skids, combined with the other Diaclone homage of the Warudaros-colored Waspinator and the Waruder pilot-colored Chop Shop, plus the Ask Vector Prime Facebook confirming that (what scarce little fiction there was for) Diaclone is part of the multiverse in the Cymond cluster, all has me wondering if maybe the big threat that the five criminals have to save Axiom Nexus from might be a Waruder invasion involving an army of the Waspinator redecos piloted by Chop Shop redecos, and with the Black Skids being a Diaclone mech having come to help fight off the Waruder mechs.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697636)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 12th, 2015 @ 9:39am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Does anyone really like this mold? I hate it. I bought Skids because he was a childhood favorite and I had to have a Classics version, but I really hate it.

I really like the original. I have come to love Skids from MTMTE and the toy really captured his look. I actually really like the legs and the backpack on mine works great. His guns do look separated or together to me, and it can works especially in vehicle mode: one gun to each side. Overall, He's one of my favorites. :BOT:
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697643)
Posted by Solrac333 on June 12th, 2015 @ 9:52am CDT
Looks cool. But that mold still bothers me. It's like they designed the top half of the body great and then just gave up and said "fuck it" on the lower half.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697650)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 12th, 2015 @ 10:02am CDT
omega666 wrote:Looks cool. But that mold still bothers me. It's like they designed the top half of the body great and then just gave up and said "**** it" on the lower half.

I disagree on the bottom half. His legs fold up pretty well and they look pretty good. I will give you the lack of heal spur and the little bit of fender kibble sticking out back, but it't not that bad overall. If the knees are locked in place correctly, then he has no balance issues, or at least mine does not :BOT:
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697652)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 12th, 2015 @ 10:07am CDT
Want, and any other classics made as Diaclones. Whirl, bombshell, blitzwing, constructions, Optimus prime/ultra magnus, yellow, red, blue trailbreakers, and any others...

That black skids looks an awful lot like Trailbreaker.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697664)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 12th, 2015 @ 10:41am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:This Diaclone Black Skids, combined with the other Diaclone homage of the Warudaros-colored Waspinator and the Waruder pilot-colored Chop Shop, plus the Ask Vector Prime Facebook confirming that (what scarce little fiction there was for) Diaclone is part of the multiverse in the Cymond cluster, all has me wondering if maybe the big threat that the five criminals have to save Axiom Nexus from might be a Waruder invasion involving an army of the Waspinator redecos piloted by Chop Shop redecos, and with the Black Skids being a Diaclone mech having come to help fight off the Waruder mechs.


A new Universal Cluster for Diaclone-based redecos? Yes please :) Plenty to choose from, too:

- Sideswipe: black (Deep Cover), yellow (Tigertrack) Police deco (Clamp Down)
- Sunstreaker: Red, Police deco
- Ironhide: Black (SG)
- Trailbreaker: Blue, Yellow
- Crosscut: Red
- Bluestreak: Blue and Silver
- Hoist: Red, Blue
- Skids: Red, Black
- Mirage: Red
- Wheeljack: Marlboor (Exhaust)
- Tracks: Red (Road Rage, SG)

Plus the Dinobots with blue, the Insecticons in red and green... What else?
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697665)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2015 @ 10:45am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:This Diaclone Black Skids, combined with the other Diaclone homage of the Warudaros-colored Waspinator and the Waruder pilot-colored Chop Shop, plus the Ask Vector Prime Facebook confirming that (what scarce little fiction there was for) Diaclone is part of the multiverse in the Cymond cluster, all has me wondering if maybe the big threat that the five criminals have to save Axiom Nexus from might be a Waruder invasion involving an army of the Waspinator redecos piloted by Chop Shop redecos, and with the Black Skids being a Diaclone mech having come to help fight off the Waruder mechs.


A new Universal Cluster for Diaclone-based redecos? Yes please :) Plenty to choose from, too.
Cymond cluster first mentioned here - https://www.facebook.com/AskVectorPrime/posts/677396725725634
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697668)
Posted by CrankyOldTruck on June 12th, 2015 @ 11:01am CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
omega666 wrote:Looks cool. But that mold still bothers me. It's like they designed the top half of the body great and then just gave up and said "**** it" on the lower half.

I disagree on the bottom half. His legs fold up pretty well and they look pretty good. I will give you the lack of heal spur and the little bit of fender kibble sticking out back, but it't not that bad overall. If the knees are locked in place correctly, then he has no balance issues, or at least mine does not :BOT:


I've never had any issue with the lower half either. I have displayed my Skids and Crosscut back to back with each other in various "action" poses and their has never been any problems with balance or stance. What does irritate me about this figure is the articulation of the arms/shoulders or lack thereof. That greatly limits the number of poses that they can be displayed in and I can see younger kids whose parents were foolish enough to get them this figure breaking those joints pretty quickly. Otherwise, I love the mold and think that he is a perfect tribute piece for any collector. I can't say as I'm all that excited about the Diaclone variant. I just don't think that black is really his color any more than I think blue is good for Trailbreaker so I'm in no rush to get this variant. That's just my opinion though so for those who are more excited about the Diaclone versions, this is quite the gem.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697765)
Posted by Flashwave on June 12th, 2015 @ 3:37pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
megatronus wrote:I want them. That's all there is to it.

I was hoping to make it out to Botcon, but those hopes were basically dashed yesterday. :sad:


BBTS put up pre-orders for the Botcon Souvenir sets posted here

Thanks. Although I wish they listed what they are. I assume one of them is the Waspinator recolors, and that General Prime from upthread?


So far we have:

- a blue Legends Chop Shop, nicknamed "Vice Grip" or "Waruder"
- a black Gen. Skids, based on a Diaclone variant of the G1 toy
- a G2 General Optimus Prime deco of Gen. Roadbuster
- the four Gen. Waspinators, supposedly the Troop Builder. They're based on:
  • the Fox Kids Transmetal,
  • Halloween Herrorcon,
  • supposedly the Diaclone Warudaros, Grandstand's Convertors Siclonoid or Kronoform Wargon (all the same figure, really)
  • a white and pink one which reminds me of Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Mangle.

That white one is either SG Pretender Dirge or Beast Wrs Bug Bite based o the Wings of Honor character. [-(
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697784)
Posted by ScottyP on June 12th, 2015 @ 4:30pm CDT
In this thread: several people that don't know how to transform Skids properly :lol: If I remember to I'll get some pictures up (or borrow some from the galleries) in a bit of how to do it right. Really fun mold but you have to do everything right or it's super limited.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697866)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2015 @ 10:25pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:That white one is either SG Pretender Dirge
But his shell's deco was in Chromia colors.

Flashwave wrote: or Beast Wrs Bug Bite based o the Wings of Honor character. [-(
Bug Bite wasn't in Wings.

Frankly, I hope it isn't a Bug Bite homage.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1697946)
Posted by rickdraco on June 13th, 2015 @ 8:43am CDT
I have to admit I am not keen on this Mould, the problems I have with it are the shoulders and the feet.
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1699405)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:17am CDT
The Botcon 2015 Custom Class figure is Galva Convoy! Thanks to Buchanan Neket Via Instagram just posted a picture of wanted poster for Galva Convoy, tying this release back to their Axiom Nexus story line! Let us know Seibertronians, are you excited about this? Drop us your thoughts here, and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates!



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Update:
Botcon just tweeted out a picture of Galva Convoy! Check out the image we've mirrored below.


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Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1699407)
Posted by Lockdownhunter on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:22am CDT
Another use of the Orion Pax mold,again..........
Re: Pictorial Review - Rumoured BotCon 2015 Transformers Diaclone Black Skids (1699408)
Posted by Sir Soundwave42 on June 17th, 2015 @ 8:24am CDT
Was hoping to see Nova Prime repainted into Nemesis Prime.

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