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Mudflap - Movie - Review

Mudflap

Previously, we looked at Skids, one of two Autobot twins. In this review, we'll look at the other half of this duo with Mudflap. Both are conceptual Chevrolet vehicles. Both have faces that... umm... only their creator could like. However, they're also different in a lot of ways.

Bio

Young but eager, Mudflap has wanted to be a full-fledged warrior under the command of Optimus Prime. As long as he can remember, he and his twin brother Autobot Skids traveled for years to Earth, just in the hopes of joining up with their idols. being on Earth with Optimus Prime and the other heroes of the great war is a dream come true.


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Alt Mode

Mudflap is based off of the 2007 Chevrolet Trax concept, which is not slated for production. You have to wonder though, if response from the movie might change that stance. The 4 door mini-SUV has a Honda Element feel to it, with the mixture of dark gray and bronze paint apps. Unlike Skids, which had his name on the license plate, Mudflap advertises the car model on his.

Details are slightly less apparent than with Skids. Some of the downers include exposed screws on the rear glass, as well as a hood that doesn't quite flush with the front fenders. From a front 3/4 perspective, the panels look misaligned even when everything looks right on. There is a missile holder built into the rear bumper. This also serves to keep his body in place later on.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 4.75in/120.7mm
Wheelbase:3.25in/82.6mm
Width:2in/50.8mm
Height:2in/50.8mm
Scale Ratio:N/A
Wheels: 4, rotating.
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Transformation

In some ways, transforming Mudflap is a little like transforming Skids. Start by pulling the front wheels loose of the front end and rotating them downward. Rotate the fenders so the wheels point back up at the body, then fold out the feet. The remaining flank of the front fender attached to the grille fold outward. Flip out the rear wheels to expose the arms. Rotate the front end 180 degrees. Fold the hood into the windshield.

Rotate the doors so the handles point down. CAREFULLY work the windshield so it pops out ABOVE the roof panel. Push the back of the central roof panel in. The rear end will now fold into the windshield. There is a tab behind his head that goes into the crosshair slot. Align door panels and arms to finish.

Robot Mode

For some reason, Mudflap just does not have the same appeal as Skids did. Maybe it's teh bronze color, which looks more like a burnt orange in robot mode. Maybe it's the chest, which looks less filled in. Or maybe it's just that ugly, ugly head. Skids could win beauty pageants next to this guy. No piping for the eyes, either.

Like Skids, Mudflap has 2 Mech Alive gimmicks. Move in the fist of the oversized left arm and a hidden missile port pops out. You can then load the supplied missile in and fire at will. He also carries the same chest gimmick as Skids. Pushing down on the grille moves the headlights on his chest and bobs his head down. Another good use of Mech Alive gimmickry.

Articulation

Feet:Ball joint, 30 degree backward bend, unlimited rotation
Knees:Dual pin hinges, 165 degree bend, pinned above knee for unlimited lower leg rotation
Hips: Ball joint, 120 degree bend, 90 degree spread.
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Dual pin hinges, unlimited rotation and 180 degree spread, pinned below shoulder for unlimited arm rotation
Elbows:Dual pin hinges, 180 degree bend
Right Hand:Pinned at wrist for unlimited rotation
Left Hand:Pinned at knuckle line for inner hand movement
Head:Ball joint, unlimited rotation with marginal tilt

The kibble is less likely to impede posing with this figure. Shoulder articulation is impressive.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:4.5in/114.3mm (6in/152.4mm including door panels)
Width:3.38in/85.6mm
Depth:2.63in/66.8mm
Supplied accessories:(1) launchable missile

Verdict

Alt Mode: Gaps in hood are a bit annoying
Robot Mode:God save the face, but overall a decent bot with good posing moves.
Overall:A slightly uglier twin that Skids, but with a different head and paint job he could have been a standout figure.

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$13

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateJune 18th 2009  
Score 8 stars (8 out of 10)  
Reads11844
LinkMudflap via Movie Database  


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ghoul2u@yahoo.com
2009-06-30
12:12 am

Its taken a while, but I actually like Mudflap. I used to think his head wasa horrible, now I absolutely love him! Can't wait to find him in stores! 
Crimson8199
2009-06-23
6:45 pm

 
Hip-Hoptimus Rime
2009-06-19
5:03 pm

I'm an absolute sucker for Deluxe car TFs, esp. ones that appear realistic, i.e., from our world. Skids is fun and I'll get this guy too. 
TRANS-Lego-MaN
2009-06-19
4:05 pm

i'm diffenitly getting him 
FREEFALLL666
2009-06-19
11:19 am

Poodles, Chihuahuas, Spaniels... Nope not great lookin.. Unlike Hickbot. 
Breaker
2009-06-19
10:55 am

Even ugly dogs need love. The difference between Mudflap and dogs is that all dogs are great no matter what they look like. Vick be damned. 
Liege Evilmus
2009-06-19
2:56 am

The head has me thinking an ugly dog. The rest of the figure looks great so I'm getting it. Nice review. 
Blitz-Wing
2009-06-19
1:22 am

Due to how the backpacks fold on, there's no way to hide the windshield. He has a permanent fanny pack. 
Breaker
2009-06-19
1:18 am

Again, because this question wasn't answered in the Skids review, can the windshield fold up to be somewhat part of the backpack in robot mode? I just hate the way Skids and Mudflap's windshields just hang off their asses. Vehicle modes are crap at best but I don't display them in vehic... read more 
nomad1632
2009-06-19
1:15 am

if I were to get either of these figures which is slim to none Id have to pop those heads off and put some others on...hell anythings better than those turds....I still say who ever designed these guys had some major brain damage when it came to the head designs.... 
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