Blog #371: Toy Review: Xtransbots (Third Party) Transformers Glider (Powerglide)


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.”

Thanks for reading!

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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