Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 18 2010
EDITOR'S OPINIONAh Skids, not the most consistently characterized of the Autobots (but when it comes to the Transformers franchise there is far worse cases of overly different characters with the same name).
In the original Transformers series he was well to be blunt one of the more obscure Autubots in the whole series. Seriously he only appeared in a couple of episodes and only had about one line each in which he was first voiced by Michael "Inferno" Chain and Dan "Bumblebee" Gilvezan. While both actors barely had any lines to work with but to be fair Michael and Dan's Skids voices don't sound too similar to their more known roles so I suppose I can commend them for that at least.
Skids (Or should I say Skid-Z) didn't really appear until several years later until the English dub of Transformers Car Robots known as Transformers Robots in Disguise voiced by VA Michael Lindsay. While RiD Skidz certainly had a lot more screen-time than his G1 counterpart it is a more secondary role nevertheless mainly known as a well-meaning racer whom originally had a compulsive racing problem. In which Michael Lindsay was fairly fitting for the role as he delivers a fairly nice moderate youthful voice whom does try to struggle with his problems during his debut episode but I like on how Michael didn't overdo it as well IMO. Overall its a fairly above average performance and one of the better performances in that dub.
In Transformers Revenge of the Fallen he was voiced by VA Tom Kenny, in which well we all know on how Skids and Mudflap were deemed to be rather "controversial" namely some called them to be racist black stereotypes. But unlike those other people I didn't find them to be so offensive though however I only found Tom Kenny's performance to be average at best. I suppose Tom's Skids voice does suit on how goofy Skids was in the movie but still its kind of like his Wheelie voice only slightly lower and a bit goofier. So basically it was ok but its not one of Tom Kenny's best works.
Overall none of them were particularly bad to me but I liked Michael Lindsay the most here.