TFW’s Generations Skids Gallery Now Online

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Rounding out our look at the Generations Deluxe IDW Comics Wave 3 is a look at Skids! Skids is a talented Autobot – a theoretician by training, he is also an “outlier”, an Autobot with an unusual talent, which in his case is the ability to learn at an exceptional speed. He was picked up by the crew of the Lost Light suffering from memory loss and joined their quest to search for the Knights of Cybertron. As such he is a very special toy, because not only is he the last of the 1984 and 1985 cars to get a Classics update, but he is also a member of the Lost Light crew, which are always welcome releases.

Skids is a really fun toy. He is not flawless, because he does have a bit of limited movement in his shoulders and his backpack does sometimes make him a little tricky to balance. But he also has a very sharp look, strongly conveying both the concept of an updated version of Generation 1 Skids and also capturing the feel of the character from the comic. He also has an absolute mountain of weaponry, including two double-barreled shoulder cannons, two shoulder mounted banks of missiles, 8 missiles per shoulder, twin lasers in each arm which swing out to either side of the wrist, plus liquid nitrogen rifle and the nudge gun. The latter two weapons can combine into a larger weapon. Almost all these weapons can tuck away as well, so Skids can be displayed in a nice variety of configurations.

All in all, Skids is a good release, and a lot of fun. He is very much the spirit of a Classics update of the original toy, and the sheer amount of guns makes for lots of posing options. If the shoulders had a little more freedom to move, he’d probably be perfect. Even so, with his wave now hitting US retail, I cannot recommend this one enough. He’s worth hunting down and adding to your collection. Check out the gallery at the link below and see for yourself.

Generations Deluxe Skids Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    Rounding out our look at the Generations Deluxe IDW Comics Wave 3 is a look at Skids! Skids is a talented Autobot - a theoretician by training, he is also an "outlier", an Autobot with an unusual talent, which in his case is the ability to learn at an exceptional speed. He was picked up by the crew of the Lost Light suffering from memory loss and joined their quest to search for the Knights of Cybertron. As such he is a very special toy, because not only is he the last of the 1984 and 1985 cars to get a Classics update, but he is also a member of the Lost Light crew, which are always welcome releases.

    Skids is a really fun toy. He is not flawless, because he does have a bit of limited movement in his shoulders and his backpack does sometimes make him a little tricky to balance. But he also has a very sharp look, strongly conveying both the concept of an updated version of Generation 1 Skids and also capturing the feel of the character from the comic. He also has an absolute mountain of weaponry, including two double-barreled shoulder cannons, two shoulder mounted banks of missiles, 8 missiles per shoulder, twin lasers in each arm which swing out to either side of the wrist, plus liquid nitrogen rifle and the nudge gun. The latter two weapons can combine into a larger weapon. Almost all these weapons can tuck away as well, so Skids can be displayed in a nice variety of configurations.

    All in all, Skids is a good release, and a lot of fun. He is very much the spirit of a Classics update of the original toy, and the sheer amount of guns makes for lots of posing options. If the shoulders had a little more freedom to move, he'd probably be perfect. Even so, with his wave now hitting US retail, I cannot recommend this one enough. He's worth hunting down and adding to your collection. Check out the gallery at the link below and see for yourself.

    Generations Deluxe Skids Gallery



    Generations Skids Robot Mode


    Generations Skids Cruiser Mode - bit of a step up from the boxy old Minivan mode!


    Skids with enough firepower to make Whirl blush


    BOMP - Generations Skids with 2007 Movie Breakaway / Getaway


    Generations Skids with Alternators Skids and Generation 1 Skids


    Classics Autobots, School of 1985! - featuring Universe Inferno, Reveal the Shield Grapple, Reveal the Shield Tracks, Generations Skids, Universe Smokescreen, Generations Hoist and Henkei Red Alert.

  2. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    Also by way of a PSA - a lot of people have reported that the hips are installed backwards on Skids out of the package. It's easy to change, and it improves the movement of the hips tremendously. Just be careful on the balls of the ball jointed hips, as I've heard of a couple of breakages on those.

    A big shout out also to my good friend Shockscream, who hooked me up with a right hip after my own Skids came with two left hips.

  3. Space Weasel has no avatar! Space Weasel says

    Looks really sweet, glad to see my favorite Diaclone-era character getting some love. I think if Reprolabels does a set for him, it may be my first ever purchase from them. Seeing the vehicle mode from several angles really makes it easier to see how he's "descended" from the original in that mode; the Hasbro stock photos were from an angle that made it harder to tell.

    My only real complaint is that the wrist blasters don't really look like they add that much, and there's no real place to hold them that wouldn't screw with the use of his hands "in reality." He's got plenty of guns without.

  4. allew's Avatar allew says

    Looks awesome! As with Hound, Sunstreaker, Red Alert and Smokescreen I wouldn't mind paying a bit more for Takara's version - I imagine Skids will be in a darker blue closer to the G1 toy, with perhaps silver/chrome weapons and red fists. Stoked to hear we might get Crosscut next from this mold!

  5. PredaconElder has no avatar! PredaconElder says

    The comparison with the cybertron era mold goes to show how Hasbro is skimping out on us. Guess the Hub needs more money and attention.

  6. Technostorm98's Avatar Technostorm98 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PredaconElder View Post
    The comparison with the cybertron era mold goes to show how Hasbro is skimping out on us. Guess the Hub needs more money and attention.
    But the generations mold are much more poseable and not focusing on any gimmick

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