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

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Xtransbots (Third Party) Transformers Glider (Powerglide)

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Glider (AKA Powerglide) is one of the most faithful to G1 Third Party Toys I’ve seen yet.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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