Xtransbots (Third Party) Transformers Glider (Powerglide)
Glider (AKA Powerglide) is one of the most faithful to G1 Third Party Toys I’ve seen yet.
Vehicle Mode: Powerglide’s A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” mode is perfect. He doesn’t have a lot of painted details, but he really doesn’t need many. At a distance, I’d find it hard to tell Glider apart from a G1 Powerglide unless they were sitting next to each other. He has retractable landing gear, which the G1 didn’t.
Robot Mode: In robot mode Powerglide looks like he stepped right out of the cartoon. He’s got weapons, two different guns and a knife (not pictured). Like the Demolition Crue Apex and Gemini, he has just enough articulation without going overboard.
They even molded a heart in his chest, a reference to the G1 episode “The Girl who Loved Powerglide.”
Overall: I paid $40 for him, and at that price, no G1 Minibot or Powerglide fan should be without him. Having said that, he does seem to be a bit more expensive on ebay, $50-$60, but I think he is still worth it at that price.
“Why does everything always happen to me?” – Powerglide, The Transformers, “The Girl who Love Powerglide.”
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