Brothers in Business: The Memorable Ice Cream Truck Transformers
In the movie Revenge of the Fallen, one thing that stood out was the presence of an ice cream truck Transformer. This incredible creation actually transformed into two robots! While the ice cream truck had a notable decal, it unfortunately didn’t make it onto the toy version. But let’s not dwell on that.
Vehicle Mode: A Beautifully Detailed Delight
Take a look at these stunning images of the ice cream truck in vehicle mode:
The attention to detail in this ice cream truck is truly remarkable. It boasts exquisite paintwork and an adorable charm. And let’s not forget the icing on the cake – the ice cream light on top of the roof, a delightful touch that adds to the truck’s charm.
In terms of playability, Skids and Mudflap can effortlessly roll around on all four wheels, providing endless fun. After all, who can resist playing with an ice cream truck?
Transformation: A Complex Yet Manageable Endeavor
The transformation process for Skids and Mudflap may seem a bit complex, as expected from Revenge of the Fallen figures. However, don’t worry, it’s not overly frustrating. While aligning all the panels and arranging their limbs might require some patience, it’s not as daunting as their boss’s transformation.
Robot Mode (Skids): From Vehicle Front to Bot Chest
Check out these images of Skids in his robot mode:
In robot mode, Skids retains the front of the ice cream truck as his chest, covering his face. Not the worst thing, considering Skids isn’t exactly known for his good looks. While he does have some kibble on his back, it cleverly compacts down, making it less obtrusive. Skids remains stable and can stand with ease.
Despite being classified as a Scout, Skids boasts impressive posability. Sure, his backpack kibble can be a bit cumbersome, but it’s manageable. Skids features a ball-jointed head that rotates and moves in and out at the shoulders. He also has bicep swivels, bending elbows, a swiveling hand, a waist swivel, ball-jointed hips, bending knees, and rotatable feet.
Robot Mode (Mudflap): Revealing the Ugly Truth
Have a look at Mudflap in his robot mode below:
As the back half of the ice cream truck, Mudflap displays fewer vehicle mode parts than his brother Skids. However, the panels are cleverly arranged, minimizing their visibility. The highlight, of course, is the eye-catching ice cream light that remains prominently displayed.
In terms of posability, Mudflap has slightly less range compared to Skids, but his lack of kibble allows for smoother movement. He possesses a ball-jointed head, shoulders that rotate and move in and out, bicep swivels, bending elbows, ball-jointed hips, thigh swivels, bending knees, and flexible feet.
Gimmicks: Simple and Effective
Surprisingly, there are no elaborate gimmicks to be found here. No Mech Alive features or complex mechanisms. The true gimmick of Skids and Mudflap lies in their ability to transform into one impressive vehicle. Sometimes, simplicity is all you need.
Toy or Collectible: A Delight for Adult Collectors
These ice cream truck brothers cater more to adult collectors due to their size and complexity. Given their intricate design, they might be a little too delicate for younger children. Additionally, their rarity and cost play a role, with loose figures typically priced around RM99 ($25), and brand new ones (MISB) going for around RM200 ($50).
Closing Thoughts: An Irresistible Ice Cream Duo
While there may be other representations of Skids and Mudflap out there, this particular ice cream truck version offers the best way to experience these lovable twins. Although I’m still on the hunt for the Human Alliance Skids and Mudflap, I’m more than satisfied with these guys as a delightful substitute.
So, if you get the chance and don’t mind the price, go ahead and indulge in the Skids and Mudflap ice cream truck Transformer experience!
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