Even if I wasn’t a fan of IDW’s More Than Meets The Eye comic, I would want this version of Skids for my Classics display.
Deliciously blue color? Check.
Transforming handheld weapon? Check.
Transforming integrated weapons? Check, check, and check.
Macross style missile pods? CHECK.
Hot dang that sounds great. How’s it look?
Oh yes, that’s something I like the look of. The colors are gorgeous, the gimmicks are well integrated, the alt mode looks cool, and the poseability is decent.
Well, decent except for the shoulders. They’re Animated Ultra Magnus style shoulders, in that the actual joint is further back than it should be even though it looks like it isn’t. Because of that, the upper arms raise up above the chest when the arms are moved forward. They look great when they’re down, but move them more than a bit forward and they look out of joint.
And yet, I still really like Skids. Just like with Animated Ultra Magnus, sometimes just standing there is enough. And Skids is just poseable enough to do a bit more than that, which is something Animated Ultra Magnus couldn’t do.
So, dear readers, should Hasbro do a whole line based around the IDW designs? Are Hot Shot’s shoulders worse than Skids’s?
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