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Transformers News: TFA Powerglide design

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 10:52AM CDT

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s250 has found an image of Powerglide designed for Transformers Animated. Will we see this character in the near future or is this a design that won't ever see the airwaves? Only way to find out is to continue watching Transformers Animated!

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TFA Powerglide design
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Re: TFA Powerglide design (918285)
Posted by Marcdachamp on May 6th, 2009 @ 11:24am CDT
Tristar wrote:quick question why do they keep designing new characters if they plan on end Animated with season three. I like the design but, what does he transform into it's been mentioned in the show several times that there are no flying autobots with notable acception of Jetfire, and Jetstorm.


Because that's only a rumor right now.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918292)
Posted by Editor on May 6th, 2009 @ 11:56am CDT
All we know is that Hasbro (and cartoon network) hasn't said anything officialy regarding a season 4 and won't until Botcon in a few weeks.

As far as we know it is entirly possible that the lack of information is just better security on their point, or due to the likelyhood that a season 4 would have a longer break than season 3 did due to the release of ROTF.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918295)
Posted by Mechabreaker on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:04pm CDT
HOLY CRAP!!!!! This is completely unexpected!!! I really hope this means that the series finale at the end of season three is false. Oh well, I'm sure the people going to botcon will find out.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918296)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:06pm CDT
Maybe Hasbro has hired Michael Bay to handle their press releases about the future of TF:A...

"Season Three is the last season."
"Yeah, there are some character models showing up - those were design ideas before we scrapped Season Four."
"We have some unused toy designs, but we don't know if they'll be released, since Season Four is a no-go."
"Ok, so we've changed our stance and just won't talk about Season Four now."
"Yes, new character models are showing up, but that doesn't mean we're gonna do season four..."

On the topic of this image, it does have several Powerglide-ish features, but it also looks like it's got heavy usage of tank treads on it... are we sure this is the plane-bot? Or, perhaps it's Powerglide's pre-aerial mode, before the Autobots realize that what they've learned through Project: Safeguard can be applied safely to other robots.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918297)
Posted by Oilspill on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:08pm CDT
Nice design as always, I wonder if he gets anything more than a cameo.

It'd be cool to see his alt mode.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918300)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:16pm CDT
Marcdachamp wrote:
Tristar wrote:quick question why do they keep designing new characters if they plan on end Animated with season three. I like the design but, what does he transform into it's been mentioned in the show several times that there are no flying autobots with notable acception of Jetfire, and Jetstorm.


Because that's only a rumor right now.


And if you scan the crowd at the end of the "Decepticon Air" episode (during the parade on Cybertron) you'll notice what appears to be a TFA Cosmos standing in the back. So there's another Autobot flyer who shouldn't exist but does.
My oldest son actually spotted Cosmos before I did which shocked the hell out of me. I had to check the episode twice on the computer just to make sure.

It would be awsome to see Powerglide make an appearance. What with all of the Starscream clones the Autobots could use some back-up and I think the 2 young twins could use some lessons in "old school" aerial tactics.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918302)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:17pm CDT
Looks Tough; like the Universe 2 version...
B-)
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918305)
Posted by Editor on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:20pm CDT
well doesn't Omega pull the whole autobot don't fly thing out of wack anyways?

I think they have actually gone more acurately "Autobots don't have atmospheric flight" hense Omega and Cosmos, and then powerglide as well if his altmode is more spaceship than jet. (plausible, if not very likely)
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918313)
Posted by Hard Hacker on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:37pm CDT
According to the TF Wiki, he doesn't fly, keeping in accordance with the rule that "Autobots don't fly".

He also snuck his way into the cameofest during Decepticon Air. When you see him, drink.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918317)
Posted by Bumblebeast on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:46pm CDT
The most important question is: Does he have a heart ???
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918320)
Posted by OspreySoul on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:47pm CDT
Yeah, why am I getting the distinct feeling that Animated's not over yet? If the whole purpose of designing Powerglide was just to have him show up in a split second cameo, then they really have a lot of free time on their hands. I think Season Four is going to happen. It may take longer to premier than Season Three, but still.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918327)
Posted by astig on May 6th, 2009 @ 12:58pm CDT
nice. looks to me he's got tank threads on his legs. that's cool. he might be a triple changer.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918335)
Posted by Jeysie on May 6th, 2009 @ 1:15pm CDT
1. Yeah, Powerglide already showed up in the cartoon as a cameo. Considering that Wyatt's said in his Twitter before that he likes designing TFA characters just for kicks... I'm not at all surprised that these characters got designs. Either that, or they were designed back when the prospect of getting a fourth season was still up in the air.

2. AFAIK it's already been announced in a conference call that some of the Allsparkers listened to that Season 3 is the last season, the rights have been ceded to CN, Hasbro's creating a new series after the movie, and Hasbro's also starting up some new kids channel with the Discovery Channel that the next TF series will probably air on. Yay. -_-
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918337)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 6th, 2009 @ 1:24pm CDT
Well at this rate i doubt he'll be more than a background character. Unless hasbro decides to do Animated and ROTF at the same time. It would work since we just had Animated and Universe.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918342)
Posted by ponycorn on May 6th, 2009 @ 1:45pm CDT
Hard Hacker wrote:According to the TF Wiki, he doesn't fly, keeping in accordance with the rule that "Autobots don't fly".

He also snuck his way into the cameofest during Decepticon Air. When you see him, drink.


Will do. I watched that episode twice and didn't even catch it!
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918351)
Posted by Serpent O - R on May 6th, 2009 @ 2:05pm CDT
Oh wow, I didn't realize that blitzwing was an autobot before being corrupted or converted into the insanity that he is today.

Nice find, I like these design images.

[prints image and grabs the crayons]
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918388)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 6th, 2009 @ 3:49pm CDT
i like it. now a toy of this would be great but we all know it wont happen if it does i will eat one of mah TFs.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918395)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 6th, 2009 @ 4:03pm CDT
Here's Powerglide:

Image
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918430)
Posted by Starscreams bad comedy on May 6th, 2009 @ 5:37pm CDT
Well if they do end the show after season 3 ( I hope not! :pray: ) what we may see is that the toy line will continue in the form of thes few designs and or cameo characters. It will probably act as a filler line until rotf finishes and the new show comes out.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918431)
Posted by Blurrz on May 6th, 2009 @ 5:46pm CDT
Bloody. Now that Powerglide is red, I can barely tell the difference between him, Ironhide and Warpath.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918499)
Posted by Savage on May 6th, 2009 @ 9:16pm CDT
If he pops up in the cartoon, Historia (sp??) needs a cameo, even if its just a walk-by.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (918529)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 6th, 2009 @ 10:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Here's Powerglide:

Image


Good eye. I've thoroughly reviewed the close up shots after this scene and give his relation to Huffer in the picture (and the Powerglide sketch) this could explain the arm that was in the right hand side of the panel when it cut to the close-ups (but had no particular bot attached due to the timing). Granted, this shot is rather on the blurry side so positive I.D. is a bit sketchy, but for the sake of argument I'm inclined to agree that it is more than likely Powerglide.

Now if only Sentinel Prime could actually put 2 and 2 together that easily he might actually be a tolerable character. If Powerglide has an active part is season 3, I hope his first major accomplishment is to carpet-bomb SP.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (919393)
Posted by shadowsfm on May 9th, 2009 @ 2:10pm CDT
most of you guys already know, but i decided to add anyway. powerglide cameo in "this is why i hate machines"
Re: TFA Powerglide design (919404)
Posted by oldskooltf on May 9th, 2009 @ 2:42pm CDT
Jeysie wrote:2. AFAIK it's already been announced in a conference call that some of the Allsparkers listened to that Season 3 is the last season, the rights have been ceded to CN, Hasbro's creating a new series after the movie, and Hasbro's also starting up some new kids channel with the Discovery Channel that the next TF series will probably air on. Yay. -_-


I've read about the new kids channel.

I have not read about this supposed conference call about Season 3 being the last season. Please do point me to where you read that (link?) and I will follow.
Re: TFA Powerglide design (919407)
Posted by Jeysie on May 9th, 2009 @ 2:57pm CDT
oldskooltf wrote:I have not read about this supposed conference call about Season 3 being the last season. Please do point me to where you read that (link?) and I will follow.

http://tformers.com/transformers-/11426/news.html

I misremembered a few things, but... the info's there.
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