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Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Blurrz » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:36 pm

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Who glides with the most power? Is it the original white Hasbro version, or Takara's Henkei red? Is it Hasbro's attempt to cash in on the angry fans who wanted a red Powerglide, or does Storm Cloud win with black? I have yet to buy the mold and want some opinions.

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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby grimdragon2001 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:58 pm

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i vote on hasbro's red powerglide
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Atomatron » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:13 pm

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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Razorclaw0000 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:38 pm

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The Hasbro red one is terrible. It's the super cheap semi-translucent red like on Ironhide, HtfD Hubcap, etc. I've been meaning to get a Henkei one for ages, but other things keep popping up.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Hal7300 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:10 pm

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Razorclaw0000 wrote:The Hasbro red one is terrible. It's the super cheap semi-translucent red like on Ironhide, HtfD Hubcap, etc.



Agreed.

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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby mick1122 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:31 pm

I don't know. I really dug Stormcloud's color scheem and opted for him. I do not regret it one bit.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Valandar » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:13 pm

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I went for Stormcloud, simply because that mold is NOT Powerglide to me. It's not the size, it's the stocky build.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Prime Riblet » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:44 pm

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I actually think the mold itself was exceptionally well done. I think the proportions were absolutely correct, and the figure as a whole was a great update to the cartoon likeness Powerglide had in the series. I realize most people don't agree with that, but I will go to my grave with my opinion unchanged.... :D

as far as the color, Henkei is the best. I do like the white version a lot though. The Hasbro red version is the only one that I truly feel looks nasty.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:46 pm

I bought the white version. Good enough for me. I'm not a huge Powerglide fan, but I think it's funny how 's a bodybuilder compared tot he other Neo G1 minibots.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby LesserZ » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:08 am

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I bought the white version, and soon later saw the red version available overseas. I just couldn't fork over the loot for it though. Then Hasbro started giving us Americans the red version. So picked that one up as well. I passed on Stormcloud, but kinda wish I had picked him up. Only because of his color scheme. It's just so Skywarp'ish. So between the two I have, I like the red one better. It fits Powerglide as a upscaled minibot.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Mykltron » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:02 am

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I'm happy with the grey one. I don't have any red ones but I actually prefer the more realistic colour.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:36 am

Mykltron wrote:I'm happy with the grey one. I don't have any red ones but I actually prefer the more realistic colour.


I bought the grey one because TRU were chucking them out at £15, about £20 cheaper than either of the red ones would have cost me.

However, I can't look at it without thinking of "Hot House". I may have to stump up some cash and upgrade soon.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby SJ21 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:32 am

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I can only comment on the US releases of Powerglide, as I have never seen the Henkei version in person.

I like the red version. The white just isn't Powerglide to me. It is an A10, but it is not the character. He is a nice update on the toy and from the G1 animation.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Mkall » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:12 am

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The white one has been repro-labelled into Hot House and I hav ethe nice Japanese Universe (not Henkei, just being picky) one as my own.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby --B-- » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:28 am

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I think the mold is terrible. The scrawny legs, tiny arms and jumbo chest ruin it for me. It would have been so much better if it was a deluxe, or even voyager, but they had to make it bigger to get the electronics and battery space. After having it for an hour I gave it to my sons.

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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby bvzxa » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:07 pm

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Mkall wrote:The white one has been repro-labelled into Hot House and I hav ethe nice Japanese Universe (not Henkei, just being picky) one as my own.


Yeah you're right. Powerglide, Onslaught, and Sliverbolt are referred to as the USA editions on the package.

I was curious why they were never called Henkei. The only theory I could come up with was these toys were larger than voyager-class, which would have resulted in a new type of packaging. Kinda like what they do for ROTF Japanese toys.

Oh, and the one I prefer is Stromcloud. He's not as Skywarp-ish as you think. Gentei Syfire does that job nicely. Also Stormcluod is a homage to the micromaster version of the toy. Pretty cool in my book.

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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Mykltron » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:57 am

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Mykltron wrote:I'm happy with the grey one. I don't have any red ones but I actually prefer the more realistic colour.


I bought the grey one because TRU were chucking them out at £15, about £20 cheaper than either of the red ones would have cost me.

However, I can't look at it without thinking of "Hot House". I may have to stump up some cash and upgrade soon.


Really? I don't see the similarity. For one Hothouse is rather red! Secondly he doens't have the Robert Paulson chest.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby LesserZ » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:53 am

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Oh, and the one I prefer is Stromcloud. He's not as Skywarp-ish as you think. Gentei Syfire does that job nicely. Also Stormcluod is a homage to the micromaster version of the toy. Pretty cool in my book.[/quote]

Yeah I know it's a homage to the micromaster, but when you walk past the toy aisle and glance at him, skywarp's colors always came to mind. I think the reason I passed on him was because of the wings.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:57 am

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bvzxa wrote:I was curious why they were never called Henkei. The only theory I could come up with was these toys were larger than voyager-class, which would have resulted in a new type of packaging. Kinda like what they do for ROTF Japanese toys.


Two reasons I think:

1. No chrome.
2. The packaging and the USA edition draw.

Anyway, Henkei/USA edition Powerglide is the best. The Universe 2.0 Walmart exclusive may have a more slavish representation of the original G1 toy, but I don't think it serves Powerglide well.

The plastic is mildly transluscent compared to the Henkei version and if you ever compare the two side by side, the Universe 2.0 version looks like the Henkei one if it had been left in the sun for a month.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Alex Jones » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:30 am

I can't believe how popular that episode was. lol.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:30 am

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I personally prefer the color scheme of the red Hasbro one, including the blue transleucent bits... I don't own it, and it doesn't look bad in the images. Anybody got photo proof that it really does suck?
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Lapse Of Reason » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:11 pm

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I have the Takara version but I swapped the arms on that one with the arms of the Hasbro red one.
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby moritron » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:36 am

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hasbro/walmart version for me, red is the right shade, arms are grey like the original, the blue chest pieces look better than the orange ones, and the price is much better. or at least it was when i first picked him up($20)
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Re: Who's the best Powerglide?

Postby Trikeboy » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:59 am

I only have the Stormcloud repaint. I got it to repurpose as Shattered Glass Powerglide. I gave him a backstory too: Powerglide upgraded his body because the other Autobots made fun of his original smaller body. The upgrade didn't have the desired effect. Now the Autobots make fun of his overly large body.
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