Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008

Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 4:15pm CST

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Jizai Toys have announced that their "Perfect Transformation" Powerglide figure kit set will be available for 10,000 Yen, and that they will also be re-offering their "Perfect Transformation" Wheelie figure kit set for 7,000 Yen at the 2008 Winter Wonder Festival, to be held on the 24th of February.

Both figures are kit sets, and as such come unassembled and unpainted.

The Production Numbers for both figures is currently unknown.

Credit(s): Jizai Toys


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Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630207)
Posted by First Gen on February 12th, 2008 @ 4:20pm CST
For exact exchange rates 10000 yen - $93.61 USD and 47.55 GBP

7000 yen = $65.24 USD and 33.29 GBP.


DAMMM, with this great of a deal, makes me wanna go. Well, almost.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630246)
Posted by Lord T on February 12th, 2008 @ 5:11pm CST
And Universe couldn't have done that to Powerglide why?

As always sweet things from Jizai.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630256)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 12th, 2008 @ 5:24pm CST
Those are cool but not for that price. The only one that i would even consider buying for those prices is that Cyclonus one.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630265)
Posted by OptitronPrime on February 12th, 2008 @ 5:34pm CST
Lord T wrote:And Universe couldn't have done that to Powerglide why?

As always sweet things from Jizai.

I agree, looks like classics got some competition. They even got an Octane too but for prices like that and them being unpainted it's not worth it
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630298)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 12th, 2008 @ 6:28pm CST
As much as Classics PowerGlide made my jaw drop, I'd realy rather have seen them do a scout class like this kit for him.

Hopefully Cyclonus, they'll do that with as I'd love to see him get some proper treatment.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630301)
Posted by Zeds on February 12th, 2008 @ 6:28pm CST
Awesome news. I would prefer a more 'finished' product even if it cost a little more.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630308)
Posted by Autobot Snake Eyes on February 12th, 2008 @ 6:34pm CST
Sweet.

never heard of these jizai people.
Looks like they pretty cool stuff.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630323)
Posted by Autobot Jazz on February 12th, 2008 @ 7:05pm CST
They both look really nice, but $65 is just to much for me to shell out for these guys. I think the Powerglide will sell much better than Wheelie for obvious reasons.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630329)
Posted by Firebird on February 12th, 2008 @ 7:15pm CST
Powerglide looks pretty good, just what I would expect from these guys. But no amount of increased articulation or better sculpting could ever get me to like the character. Could never stand him in the show. Octane looks great though.

If you keep scrolling down the page there are some Jizai toy beasties! cool
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630356)
Posted by Tyrenol on February 12th, 2008 @ 8:11pm CST
AWESOME!! Finally! A "Wheelie" that doesn't look like it was unable to get a job as a Gobot or an Orbot!

But then the creators came around and ruin it by sticking Wheelie's head back down. :cry:

Hasbro should be taking notes by now.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630388)
Posted by Bumblethumper on February 12th, 2008 @ 9:25pm CST
Not only is Powerglide so good it makes Hasbro look bad, but
Jizaitoys showed pics of their prototypes of Powerglide and Octane well before Hasbro confirmed they were doing those characters for Classics/Universe.

Part of me wonders if Jizaitoys' choice had anything to do with Hasbro subsequently just happening to pick those same characters.

What Jizaitoys are doing is exactly what Classics should've been.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630396)
Posted by imotron on February 12th, 2008 @ 9:37pm CST
Now that is a Powerglide... really awesome, and Wheelie, justice at last
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630502)
Posted by Stormrider on February 13th, 2008 @ 2:35am CST
More scoop-

I spoke with the designer "Emperor Leo" in December and he expressed that these will be painted in two different basic colors. He usually makes 80 of each character to sell at the Wonder Festival shows. So that means that at the Summer Wonder Fesitval 2008 show - expect to see more.

Jizaitoys has fallen behind in the production because they've been deeply involved in the design of Octane and Powerglide. They were hoping to have Octane complete as well for this show, but it is still a work in progress. Obviously a triple changer with 3 perfect modes are hard to do.

He did tell me that the assembly is not that challenging but some special modeling tools are required. Unfortunately, Jizaitoys does not sell their products outside of the Wonder Festival shows in Tokyo. And sadly, from what I have heard from participants at past shows - the scalpers purchase these pretty quickly. That means expect to see these on the auction sites but at higher prices.

Jizaitoys is not interested in mass producing these or selling their molds to other companies. They seem to be pretty content at making and designing the characters and not that interested in making a huge profit. They do commission work from time to time, which is why you'll see lots of different morphing characters including Chromedome (which is not for sale).
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630598)
Posted by woosh on February 13th, 2008 @ 6:59am CST
The alt mode for wheelie is pretty kibbly, but dam, that's a helluva awesome wheelie!
Hasbro could do things like this at no prob. so why don't they?!
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630826)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 13th, 2008 @ 2:06pm CST
Firebird wrote:Powerglide looks pretty good, just what I would expect from these guys. But no amount of increased articulation or better sculpting could ever get me to like the character. Could never stand him in the show. Octane looks great though.

If you keep scrolling down the page there are some Jizai toy beasties! cool


Is it wrong to think that frog/girl is sexy as hell, and that the depreded green thing needs to be shot?
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630881)
Posted by First Gen on February 13th, 2008 @ 2:55pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:
Firebird wrote:Powerglide looks pretty good, just what I would expect from these guys. But no amount of increased articulation or better sculpting could ever get me to like the character. Could never stand him in the show. Octane looks great though.

If you keep scrolling down the page there are some Jizai toy beasties! cool


Is it wrong to think that frog/girl is sexy as hell, and that the depreded green thing needs to be shot?


Yes.
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (630889)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 13th, 2008 @ 3:09pm CST
Eh, I can live with that :P
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (631056)
Posted by Head Shot on February 13th, 2008 @ 6:43pm CST
Is there a way I can order some of those things? I'm liking the g1 guys (wheelie, cyclonus, etc), and some of those beasts too (the hippo in robot mode looks pretty cool.)

(On a side note, I don't mind if it means I have to order them unpainted).
Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (631147)
Posted by the sad crow on February 13th, 2008 @ 9:05pm CST
ya there spose to have a pfect cyclones there...god i need one of these

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Re: Jizai Toys Powerglide and Wheelie available at Winter Wonder Festival 2008 (631152)
Posted by the sad crow on February 13th, 2008 @ 9:22pm CST
i think ist pretty funny how they put them in poses that make them look like the older ones...its like there saying in ur face hasbro

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