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Xtransbots Glider Video Review

Transformers News: Xtransbots Glider Video Review

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 5:45PM CDT

Categories: 3rd Party News, Knock Offs, Toy News
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A review of the CHMS Xtransbots Glider has been posted YouKu, the Chinese equivalent of YouTube. Naturally the reviewer is speaking in Chinese, but we still get a nice look at the figure. This is an upsized and revised version of the JazaiToys Powerglide, not to be confused with the yet to be released SuperAlloy Powerglide Warrior, which is also an upsized version of JazaiToys Powerglide featuring a healthy dose of diecast. Click here to view the video.

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Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306541)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 29th, 2011 @ 6:35pm CDT
There is so much going on in the leg transformation, it is pretty amazing. Very impressed.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306545)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on October 29th, 2011 @ 6:40pm CDT
This is a very nice figure I may be sticking my neck out but i think it is way better than the Universe Ultra figure.

I want this figure to put with my Generations Warpath I also Want the Huffer and Seaspray =P~ Were can i buy one BBTS don't have it
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306553)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 29th, 2011 @ 6:49pm CDT
...alright, now I'm interested.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306559)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 29th, 2011 @ 7:13pm CDT
Pretty slick!
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306571)
Posted by griftimus prime on October 29th, 2011 @ 8:01pm CDT
woah.. are they tackling galvatron also?
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306597)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 29th, 2011 @ 9:15pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:woah.. are they tackling galvatron also?


That seems to be the gist. No one's confirmed it for sure, last I heard, but all signs point to yes.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306598)
Posted by dabattousai on October 29th, 2011 @ 9:17pm CDT
I like the figure, but I was hoping for them to hide the face. Transformation is very interesting, especially the cockpit sliding around to be put inside his chest.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306610)
Posted by NTESHFT on October 29th, 2011 @ 9:51pm CDT
I like how it's deluxe-sized. Don't get me wrong, I dig the Ultra class I have, but this one would look really nice with my collection......

I hope they do a Huffer too....
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306632)
Posted by Kibble on October 29th, 2011 @ 10:39pm CDT
I dunno, it looks like an interesting figure and it's decently G1 accurate, but something about it looks off, like it needs a little updating or something. I dunno if it's too blocky or what, but it looks more like a cheap toy instead of a sweet action figure. I do like its scale, though.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306634)
Posted by prmlove1 on October 29th, 2011 @ 10:54pm CDT
Rodimus Minor wrote:This is a very nice figure I may be sticking my neck out but i think it is way better than the Universe Ultra figure.

I want this figure to put with my Generations Warpath I also Want the Huffer and Seaspray =P~ Were can i buy one BBTS don't have it


I would assume since this is made by CHMS that it will be a KOtoys exclusive.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306641)
Posted by Rated X on October 29th, 2011 @ 11:37pm CDT
I got mine on pre-order along with the Hothouse repaint. I told yall CHMS was comin up !!!
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306643)
Posted by Rockdown on October 30th, 2011 @ 12:09am CDT
This is much better looking than the DOTM and Universe versions. I will order it now!
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306646)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 30th, 2011 @ 12:50am CDT
Is there any way to order this without going through KO Toys? I refuse to spend a penny with them.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306647)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 30th, 2011 @ 12:51am CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Is there any way to order this without going through KO Toys? I refuse to spend a penny with them.


Ace's Toy Store. Nice people, excellent service. They carry CHMS among other things. They don't carry the G1 bootlegs, such as combiners but they can special order them for you.

http://www.acestoystore.com/
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306663)
Posted by dinogeist on October 30th, 2011 @ 2:43am CDT
I don't like this,it's way too blocky & weirdly designed in both modes. it looks more like a takara scf pvc figure than a toy. i also don't like all the extra costume pieces all over the waist section.

the over sized head makes it look like a bobble head toy or a one of those super deformed gundam robots toys.

this is not for me.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306669)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 30th, 2011 @ 3:48am CDT
I like the design (Jizaitoys), but I'm not big on the really washed-out looking colors or the cheap toy look of this. I'll gladly go for the other one instead.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306673)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on October 30th, 2011 @ 5:24am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Is there any way to order this without going through KO Toys? I refuse to spend a penny with them.


Ace's Toy Store. Nice people, excellent service. They carry CHMS among other things. They don't carry the G1 bootlegs, such as combiners but they can special order them for you.

http://www.acestoystore.com/


are you implying that they will most likely end up carrying it? cuz I cant find it anywhere on the site
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306679)
Posted by SlipÔľ║Stream on October 30th, 2011 @ 6:17am CDT
Kind of a shame they didn't take a chance at improving the original design, they could have added a few pegs/peg holes here and there to make it a bit more stable and some joints should have been redesigned as well.
Still a very impressive piece and at least looks to have way tighter joints than the original JizaiToys figure.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306690)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 30th, 2011 @ 7:28am CDT
This is an unlicensed copy of a previously licensed (by Takara)kit by an independent company.

I'm not getting into the niceties of this is legal or not but for Primus' sake! Is there no satisfying the so called experts?

Powerglide wasn't much of a looker. He's got a phallic shaped head with no actual feet(at least until he was animated in the show).

Jizai (the original manufacturers)did engineering wonders from the original Takara mini bot design. Given the limitation of the originals, that the figure managed to have an actual molded legs and feet deserves accolades. And all we are hearing that this is blocky, why wasn't it updated and all this schlock!

This was a G1 blocky as a brick design! What'd you expect? Jizai wasn't going for an update but a more robot like figure from the original brick he came from jeezzzzzzzzz!

Makes me wonder how this design could be implemented otherwise?
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306722)
Posted by munkimus prime on October 30th, 2011 @ 10:56am CDT
That looks very impressive. If it's a decent price I may have to get one.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306798)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on October 30th, 2011 @ 3:17pm CDT
Kibble wrote:I dunno, it looks like an interesting figure and it's decently G1 accurate, but something about it looks off, like it needs a little updating or something. I dunno if it's too blocky or what, but it looks more like a cheap toy instead of a sweet action figure. I do like its scale, though.


My thoughts exactly. Nice upgrade but it needs more update.
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1306876)
Posted by Stormrider on October 30th, 2011 @ 6:46pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:This is an unlicensed copy of a previously licensed (by Takara)kit by an independent company.

I'm not getting into the niceties of this is legal or not but for Primus' sake! Is there no satisfying the so called experts?

Powerglide wasn't much of a looker. He's got a phallic shaped head with no actual feet(at least until he was animated in the show).

Jizai (the original manufacturers)did engineering wonders from the original Takara mini bot design. Given the limitation of the originals, that the figure managed to have an actual molded legs and feet deserves accolades. And all we are hearing that this is blocky, why wasn't it updated and all this schlock!

This was a G1 blocky as a brick design! What'd you expect? Jizai wasn't going for an update but a more robot like figure from the original brick he came from jeezzzzzzzzz!

Makes me wonder how this design could be implemented otherwise?




For the folks who don't know - this mold is over 5 years old. It's not new. The creator (Jizaitoys) designed it to look like the G1 cartoon, which he did very well. It's not meant to be "Classics" version anymore than Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime. If you are disappointed - well you are barking up the wrong tree.

CHMS did a good job at keeping the joints tight. Looking forward to picking it up. Wonder if they'll offer a BadBoy repaint.

Too bad Takara wasn't keen at buying the rights and producing this themselves (they knew about the designs because they gave Jizaitoys a one day license to sell the figure).
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1307011)
Posted by Kibble on October 31st, 2011 @ 8:29am CDT
What if you did know but were commenting on the figure as it stands anyhow? It might not be 'meant' for Classics, but that's where it would go for most who purchase it. That's where it would go if I purchased it so that's how I'm basing my opinion on it. If you think it's the greatest thing ever, awesome. It's okay not to love it too, though. >:oP

And FWIW, while JizzyToys may not have intended for it to be a Classics fig, I'm willing to bet that's exactly what CHMS had in mind when they KO'ed and up-sized it...
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1307176)
Posted by El Duque on October 31st, 2011 @ 6:12pm CDT
Mine shipped this morning, should have him by the end of the week!
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1307178)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on October 31st, 2011 @ 6:13pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Mine shipped this morning, should have him by the end of the week!


were did you order it from
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1307181)
Posted by El Duque on October 31st, 2011 @ 6:22pm CDT
Rodimus Minor wrote:
El Duque wrote:Mine shipped this morning, should have him by the end of the week!


were did you order it from


KOToys
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1307182)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on October 31st, 2011 @ 6:27pm CDT
Do any other stores have him
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1307238)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on October 31st, 2011 @ 11:53pm CDT
Rodimus Minor wrote:Do any other stores have him


Emailed http://www.acestoystore.com/store/index.php and asked if they would be carrying this. would rather order from someone in the US anyways. Will update when I get a response
Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1307240)
Posted by El Duque on November 1st, 2011 @ 12:14am CDT
We just got an email from Robotkingdom with pre-orders for this guy and his repaint.

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Re: Xtransbots Glider Video Review (1307279)
Posted by Dead Metal on November 1st, 2011 @ 6:06am CDT
Don't know if I want it now, the plastic looks cheap and the colours looks really toy ish, as in they look like one of those Playschool bath toy sets.
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