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Old 2005-07-25, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default 'Hot Skids' alternator at Ebay

a new eBay auction is featuring a testshot of Alternators Skids with flaming decals:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ots/ee_1_b.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ots/3e_1_b.jpg

The car mode looks like it got a visit from MTV's 'Pimp my ride' crew, but does it also contain an X-box, PS2 and GameCube?

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More pics.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/thread79333.html
 

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Old 2005-07-25, 11:35 AM   #2
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The flames bring it back from horrible to not so horrible,
 
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Old 2005-07-25, 01:28 PM   #3
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I saw the dubbed version of "Pimp my Ride" - they can do something better than this - overal, better than the original (proto ver) .... and, no this bot didn't contain a PS2, they installed removable PSP in the seat
 
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Old 2005-07-25, 01:52 PM   #4
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Yes, the decals definitely add to it. Now, if they make a decepticon version that's this cool, we're all set . . .
 
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Old 2005-07-26, 03:19 AM   #5
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This one is on my "to buy list" Just if it comes with Vinyl or sticker flames, I will just whip out the ye olde' airbrush kit and make better flames. It is surprising how much he does look like the G1 reminscent Skids toy, just needs the silver with red outline racing stripes .
 
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Old 2005-07-27, 02:55 AM   #6
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Isn't anyone else boycotting (or considering it) this figure because it's a Scion, the worst car manufacturer since Kia?
 
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Old 2005-07-27, 02:58 AM   #7
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nah the worst car since kia is hyunda possibly. scion/toyota is a good company with a great reputation on most of their products.
 
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Old 2005-07-27, 08:45 AM   #8
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Isn't anyone else boycotting (or considering it) this figure because it's a Scion, the worst car manufacturer since Kia?
No, because that would be unreasonable. Even if they picked the worst car company in the world, you're still buying a transformer, not a car. If I buy it I'll buy it because it's Skids, not because it's a Scion.

An average car costs 5.000-10.000 euros, the rest of the line [rx-8, imprezza, dodge viper SRT etc] cost well over 28.000 euros. You think one customer that skips a 25 euros product will damage their sales?
 
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Old 2005-07-27, 07:59 PM   #9
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I cant be held responsible for what may happen to the manufacturers of this is they do call it 'Hot Skids.' Maybe its just my brit sensebilities but it kinda makes it sound like the affect of one too many tandoris down at the old curry house.

Also he looks fat and madly out of proportion.
 
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Old 2005-07-27, 09:39 PM   #10
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Okay, first of all: he is not Hot Skids. The ' ' before and after that name indicate that.

He is just called Hot by the poster because a) of the flames, b) of the similiar design to HOT Rod, again in the flames.

Once again; this is SKIDS. The final product may be called Autobot Skids, but under no circumstances Hot Skids.

Now, the fat design differs in each person's perspective. To me he looks bulky and angular [with the doors as wings]. Out of proportion? Nope. If you want to see disproportional transformers, look at Beast Wars and Beast Machines. The 'disproportional' figures of the first turned out to be the best.
 
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Old 2005-07-27, 11:46 PM   #11
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Yes, the decals definitely add to it. Now, if they make a decepticon version that's this cool, we're all set . . .
I'd be willing to wager as much as a quarter that the remold/repaint will be Ironhide...
 
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Old 2005-07-28, 02:07 AM   #12
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Yeah, that's a shame. I'd rather see them stop making autobots until the forces are balanced.
 
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Old 2005-07-28, 02:21 AM   #13
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they could always make a transformer that is a beer keg and make him a decepticon if they are running out of ideas for the decepticon forces...
 
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Old 2005-07-28, 10:20 AM   #14
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The line really needs more Decepticons. A mustang con will be nice, as well as remoulds of Prowl\Skids [no more autobots].

But with all the new moulds they announced and even the bigger moulds [higher price points] the chances of Motormaster are increasing
 
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Old 2005-07-28, 11:55 AM   #15
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The line really needs more Decepticons. A mustang con will be nice
Nooo, enough with that mold.
 
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Old 2005-07-28, 11:59 AM   #16
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Yeah, that's a shame. I'd rather see them stop making autobots until the forces are balanced.
Balance to The Force, you must bring.
 
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Old 2005-07-28, 01:43 PM   #17
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as well as remoulds of Prowl
Ooh! I'd like to see a crooked cop for the decepticons. That would just be badass!

Don't think that they should use the Prowl mold again, though . . .
 
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Old 2005-07-28, 05:15 PM   #18
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volunteers Crankcase for the Evil Skids repaint
 
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Old 2005-07-28, 09:45 PM   #19
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Nev, the mustang mould is not overused [least number of releases next to s2000] and makes a pretty solid bot. The only car I'd chose if they had to bring Motormaster back.

Scourge, I'd understand if you think that the mould sucks, but if it's because the blue repaint being already out, then no. I think that each mould deserves a Decepticon. And I still want a complete set of Stunticons that aren't bricks
 
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Old 2005-07-28, 11:15 PM   #20
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I just think the robot mode is the worst of the Alternators to date. He's wide and flat. Now that I think of it, he looks like a walking pancake. They've proven they can make really interesting flat-fronted BTs, such as Windcharger/Decepticharge and Sideswipe/Dead End, so why make this guy so bland. I really think that it's not visually busy enough. They need to do something more with that chest. Just doesn't look right.

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I think that each mould deserves a Decepticon. And I still want a complete set of Stunticons that aren't bricks
Yeah, I hope they do the rest of the stunticons, too. They're the most natural fits for Alt/BTs. However, I think they'd have a much better sense of fashion than to pick that type of body. Although, now that I think of it, a racing stripe with a big number might be just what the doctor ordered . . .



Ah, yesss [/Megs]. A vast improvement, indeed. Now, imagine what it would look like with a more professional paint job, as opposed to something done on paint in 5 minutes . . .

EDIT: So little, yet it adds so much . . .
 
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