I can has upgrade time?

Skids! He’s better than you might think.

Sure, being shades of my favorite color helps (like Acid Storm, for instance), and his pilsbury dough-bot action feature is definitely a plus, but I was wary of all that kibble and how it would affect his articulation.

But fear not, dear readers, because Skids is thoroughly posable and the kibble is integrated into the look. The transformation is complex without being frustrating, fits together snugly in both molds, and is different from what we’ve seen so far.

But there are some things you should know about Skids…

First, he’s got pretty good balance!

In the last post, Skids was about to Falcon Punch Bumblebee. Here’s a shot of his stance…

FAAALLCOOONNNN…

PAOUUUUUNCCHHH!

Next, Skids has an evil, grumpy looking frog face on the back of his alt mode. That leads to some interesting positions when you consider where the kibble ends up.

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Next, and perhaps most frightening of all… Skids may in fact be a time traveling beverageformer, evolved from a time when Koolnet gained sentience and took over the summer of the future.

Behold!

Lime Kool-Aid Man

Skids

Do you see the face?  It wants to quench you!

Whether Dispensor the dewbot is on our side or not remains to be seen. And though this may just be a coincidence, collectors are still advised to keep Skids away from brick walls and thirsty children.

~Matt Booker

7 thoughts on “I can has upgrade time?

  1. I’m pretty sure Dispensor is a Decepticon. Perhaps we can reprogram skids to fight him. Hopefully Dispensor isn’t made of liquid metal though.

    Speaking of Terminator, have you seen the new NECA T2 figures?

  2. I have, but it’s rare for me to get anything outside the 3 3/4th inch scale unless it’s a transformer.

    (Also not that big a fan of Terminator.)

    ~Matt Booker

  3. Oh Em Gee! I had to sound that out Im so mind freaked by that face!

    I cant look at Skidz now without seeing a mecha coolaid face on his body! Im not sure if thats funny enough to warrant not not being able to see it.

  4. I’m still not going to buy any toys from the movie line and there is nothing you can do to change my mind you, you, person-who-makes-these-toys-look-good-somehow!

  5. Matt: I happened to be watching T2, and thinking of writing a review of the T-800 Pescadero Escape figure when I read this post, so yeah…

    Esoteric: YOU KNOW YOU WANT THEM.

  6. Well, my usual forays into non tf figures aside from the occasional minimate generally have to at least look kinda like robots or Deadpool.

    The Terminator is a robot that looks like a human, but does not look like Deadpool.

    I remain untempted, but I’ll look forward to the review!

    I’ve been fairly busy tonight. Two ROTF guides are coming soon!

    (And no, not Lugnut soon, and definitely not Wreckgar soon. I mean very soon!)

    ~Matt Booker

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