Skids appears in the 2009 installment to the live-action Transformers series. Skids is the brother to the Autobot Mudflap. Mudflap is very hyperactive, while Skids believes himself to be the smarter of the two and tries to come across as mature, but nevertheless appears unable to keep quiet.
Mudflap appears in the second Transformers installment as an Autobot. This character is not related to Mudflap who appeared in the toy line for the first film. He, like his twin brother Skids typically speaks hip-hop.
- Skids and Mudflap use to transform into an ice cream truck, but now Skids transforms into a Chevrolet BEAT and Mudflap transforms into a Chevrolet Trax.
- Skids and Mudflap will meet Thomas the tank engine, Twilight Sparkle, and all their friends in Thomas and Twilight Sparkle's Adventures of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.