X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images

Transformers News: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 4:09PM CDT

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The Transformers Galaxy Hong Kong Fans Group have uploaded an extensive image gallery of a prototype X-Transbots Glider (aka Jazai Toys Powerglide). The images show off the figure's articulation and mold modifications, mainly the inclusion of ball joints. We also get a nice size comparison with Generations Warpath.

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Credit(s): Transformers Galaxy Hong Kong Fans Group
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Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292434)
Posted by UltraPrimal on September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:15pm CDT
Looks better than the MakeToys one. What's with the Badboy repaint? And why does he look remolded?
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292446)
Posted by RodimalToyota on September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:40pm CDT
Work of art!
Pre-ordered the minute it's available.

Deluxe size > mini bot size.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292447)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:43pm CDT
Looks great... and to scale with ole Warpath. Nice. I can at least display Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Warpath, and Powerglide together.... right?

Or Windcharger and that Botcon Huffer on a shelf...

Or big Powerglide and Seaspray over there on the other side of the room....

Somebody... step up to the plate and make me a full set of minibots in the same scale. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292450)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:51pm CDT
And people thought MP-10 had duck feet... :lol:

Not too bad looking. I really like the scale of him. I may pick this version up too along with the MT one if the price is right.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292458)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:59pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:Looks better than the MakeToys one. What's with the Badboy repaint? And why does he look remolded?


I think that's the original Jizaitoys Powerglide kit, but repainted into Badboy by the photographer (Resin kits usually being colorless and all), and he looks remolded cause the X-Transbots version is modified to have more articulation.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292461)
Posted by Stormrider on September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:04pm CDT
It's a great transformation, but I hope they figure out a way to keep the pieces locked together. Is this the same maker that just released Wheelie last week?
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292463)
Posted by ButtZilla on September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:08pm CDT
Haha...I like the cute wee little heart in his chest, cute! :x
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292470)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:26pm CDT
Apart from that seemingly loose hip connection, and based on looks alone, this one seems better than MakeToy's by a considerable distance.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292478)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:42pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Apart from that seemingly loose hip connection, and based on looks alone, this one seems better than MakeToy's by a considerable distance.



Way better than that injustice by MakeToy's. See MakeToy's, see how much better it could have looked without the damn screw in the forehead? :VEHI:
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292496)
Posted by rpetras on September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:07pm CDT
Cool!

My preferred size class for the minibots is Scout Class, but this looks like it may work quite nicely.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292498)
Posted by TimothyR on September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:10pm CDT
i think all figures these days NEED an upper thigh swivel. i think that needs to be standard on all transformers.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292502)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:22pm CDT
I just noticed that KOToys is saying that this release is from CHMS. Just to put that out there. CHMS seems to have a rep for good KOs, so maybe it's a good sign.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292508)
Posted by DMSL on September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:48pm CDT
This looks really nice, will consider picking it up if they fix the hip connection.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292513)
Posted by RodimalToyota on September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:10pm CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I just noticed that KOToys is saying that this release is from CHMS. Just to put that out there. CHMS seems to have a rep for good KOs, so maybe it's a good sign.


I have been hearing otherwise about their KO's. This might change my mind.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292514)
Posted by kup1986 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:12pm CDT
Why does every 3rd party Powerglide made has to have this Super-Deformed goofy look to it? Can't they make a proper modern Powerglide without having him look so outdated and cartoony looking?

The official Hasbro Ultra one is pretty bad but I can't say these are much better. The only decent Powerglide so far is the DOTM Scout despite the movie aesthetics and he is just an ok toy.

3 3rd parties so far making this character and IMO none of them are worth it.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292519)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:27pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:It's a great transformation, but I hope they figure out a way to keep the pieces locked together. Is this the same maker that just released Wheelie last week?


The originals were made by the same people (Jizaitoys), this Powerglide and that Wheelie are KOs made by two different people (CHMS made the Powerglide, don't know Wheelie though).
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292538)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:19pm CDT
No question I will pick up one of those..
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292542)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:28pm CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I just noticed that KOToys is saying that this release is from CHMS. Just to put that out there. CHMS seems to have a rep for good KOs, so maybe it's a good sign.


I have been hearing otherwise about their KO's. This might change my mind.

The CHMS Seekers I got were decent .... but not perfect.

@cannonfodder4000
There're two Jaizitoys Wheelie KOs coming out, one upsized, so CHMS / X-Transbot is probably making one of them.
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292546)
Posted by Covenant on September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:34pm CDT
It's a neat little figure, and the proportions seem correct to accomodate for the alt mode.....but I'm just not sold on the robot mode. It seems like a perfect upgraded-translation from original toy intent, but I don't know that it has a proper, fitting place in the Classics/Universe/Generations line-up..if for nothing else than the size of the head with its Jawa look (or Final Fantasy Vivi, He-Man Orko look, should you prefer).
Re: X-Transbots Glider Prototype Images (1292565)
Posted by prowl123 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:16pm CDT
I need a painted pic first.

There's something off on the hips that really turn me off.

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