No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide

No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide

Saturday, March 1st, 2008 8:51pm CST

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For all of you that have been waiting for the Jizaitoys release of Powerglide and Wheelie will need to wait a bit longer.

You may remember that Powerglide's debut was planned for the February 24th Winter Wonder Festival in Tokyo last week. In addition, the company was planning to re-release Wheelie as well. Unfortunately, Jizaitoys failed to appear at the festival because they got trapped in a snow storm at Hokkaido's airport. So both toys failed to make their appearance.

The owner of Jizaitoys, Emperor Leo, has informed me that they plan to sell Powerglide and Wheelie during the Summer Wonder Festival 2008. Unfortunately, they cannot sell their toys through any other venue (ie - the Internet, mail orders, etc). The reason is because Jizaitoys has received special copyright permission from TakaraTomy to sell their Transformers in limited quantities only during the Wonder Festivals in Japan. As disappointing as this may seem to fans - the good news is that TakaraTomy recognizes these toys as Transformers, which makes them more official. The next Wonder Festival has not been official announced yet, but will likely be held in July or August.

As reported earlier, Jizaitoys Transformers are garage kits that are painted, but need assembly. The toys are lauded for their G1 accurate characters and alt modes. Octane is still in the works, but there is no word yet if it will be ready in time for the next event.

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This article was last modified on Saturday, March 1st, 2008 8:58pm CST

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Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645273)
Posted by OptitronPrime on March 1st, 2008 @ 8:55pm CST
Well I'm pissed, but Classics Powerglide will do I guess
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645282)
Posted by tacogrande on March 1st, 2008 @ 9:05pm CST
Just because Takara gives their okay, doesn't make them official. I love the look of these g1 accurate figures, but it's no different than hasbro giving the ok for people to sell their customs on ebay.

This powerglide makes the classics one look like the garbage it is. Haters can say whatever you want, but this one guy made a far more appealing product to me than that huge disappointment hasbro is going to release.

(PS For the record I think the rest of classics 2 is awesome, but powerglide is garbage)
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645285)
Posted by Autobot Jazz on March 1st, 2008 @ 9:06pm CST
OptitronPrime wrote:Well I'm pissed, but Classics Powerglide will do I guess

Same, but I'm excited for Octane and his Classics countepart.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645289)
Posted by olokin on March 1st, 2008 @ 9:10pm CST
Then these are official TFs if they recognized by TakaraTomy. The limited venues they can sell their products would only serve to drive their resale value higher.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645302)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on March 1st, 2008 @ 9:29pm CST
That sucks! But what sucks more is that these kick ass kits aren't going to be wide released.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645324)
Posted by UltraPrimal on March 1st, 2008 @ 10:05pm CST
Only selling these figures at a Japanese convention seems extremely stupid to me. Why doesn't Takara Tomy just buy Jizaitoys and keep them working on figures like these? That way the world can enjoy them without having to go through scalpers and stuff.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645343)
Posted by Down_Shift on March 1st, 2008 @ 10:25pm CST
Man, that guy knows his ish. Oh well, like most things in life... if it's that good it's worth the wait.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645348)
Posted by Stormrider on March 1st, 2008 @ 10:30pm CST
UltraPrimal wrote:Only selling these figures at a Japanese convention seems extremely stupid to me. Why doesn't Takara Tomy just buy Jizaitoys and keep them working on figures like these? That way the world can enjoy them without having to go through scalpers and stuff.


It does seem like TakaraTomy could do well if they bought Jizaitoys.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645380)
Posted by Prankmeister on March 1st, 2008 @ 11:01pm CST
tacogrande wrote:Just because Takara gives their okay, doesn't make them official. I love the look of these g1 accurate figures, but it's no different than hasbro giving the ok for people to sell their customs on ebay.

This powerglide makes the classics one look like the garbage it is. Haters can say whatever you want, but this one guy made a far more appealing product to me than that huge disappointment hasbro is going to release.

(PS For the record I think the rest of classics 2 is awesome, but powerglide is garbage)


Not being G1 accurate doesn't automatically make Classics Powerglide garbage, esspecially when nobody has even seen it inside its box in person let alone fooled around with it. Yeah, the kit looks really nice and all, but I'm quite fond of the Classics version too, and find it sort of silly that you're trying to judge a figure six months before it's even released.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645411)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2008 @ 11:39pm CST
Man, forget Classics. These are what Hasbro should be giving us instead. They're like tiny Masterpiece figures.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645438)
Posted by tacogrande on March 2nd, 2008 @ 12:15am CST
Prankmeister wrote:
tacogrande wrote:Just because Takara gives their okay, doesn't make them official. I love the look of these g1 accurate figures, but it's no different than hasbro giving the ok for people to sell their customs on ebay.

This powerglide makes the classics one look like the garbage it is. Haters can say whatever you want, but this one guy made a far more appealing product to me than that huge disappointment hasbro is going to release.

(PS For the record I think the rest of classics 2 is awesome, but powerglide is garbage)


Not being G1 accurate doesn't automatically make Classics Powerglide garbage, esspecially when nobody has even seen it inside its box in person let alone fooled around with it. Yeah, the kit looks really nice and all, but I'm quite fond of the Classics version too, and find it sort of silly that you're trying to judge a figure six months before it's even released.


I think it's quite silly of you to be fond of a figure nobody has seen in its box in person let alone fooled around with it. Your words (and grammar) not mine.

See how that works? It's called an opinion. You don't have to agree, but to be fair classics powerglide might be a nice toy as far as toys go, but he's got to many problems for me to spend $20+. First, he is way too huge (why start using scale now, the jets are all deluxes) especially for a figure that was a minicon. He should be a deluxe, and not be white or silver. That plus the sculpt itself isn't all that great as far as transformers go. He'll be the first classics I pass on, and this is all something I can tell straight from the pictures. Why should I be fond of a figure 6 months before it's release? Just to accept everything? I understand you like it and that's great but why would you think it's silly that someone else doesn't think the same way as you or like all the same things? I know you didn't mean anything malicious but I'm curious.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645457)
Posted by Randomus_Prime on March 2nd, 2008 @ 12:55am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Man, forget Classics. These are what Hasbro should be giving us instead. They're like tiny Masterpiece figures.

I 300% agree. Plus the fact that this totally looks like Powerglide, color and all. Jizai toys Powerglide is the shiznit! Ha ha. :)
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645483)
Posted by Stormrider on March 2nd, 2008 @ 2:21am CST
Yes, it's too bad that Takara and Hasbro can't make G1 accurate Transformers except for the Masterpiece series.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645484)
Posted by iron maniac on March 2nd, 2008 @ 2:24am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Man, forget Classics. These are what Hasbro should be giving us instead. They're like tiny Masterpiece figures.


Do you own a Jizaitoys Cyclonus or Wheelie? I own both of them.

If you did own either one, I promise you, you would NOT say that.

You guys talk about them like they are so superior to what Hasbro/Takara has put out, I'm telling you they are not even close. Superior to Hasbro in LOOKS? Sure. BUT THATS IT!

Masterpieces? Laughable. Not even anywhere remotely close in quality, not even the same ball park.

While they both LOOK great in both modes, they have many, MANY issues. Ask anyone that actually owns one and they'll tell you the same thing.

Jazaitoys are OK but still need some MAJOR tweaking to put them on a level with even a BASIC Hasbro TF.

Try transforming one of them & you'll see exactly what I mean, try even something as simple as posing one and you'll see as well. They don't stay together well in either mode, SHAKY at best. Keeping Cyclonus in jet mode? Not gonna happen.

Comparing these to real Hasbro or Takara toys is nothing less than a joke. They are well designed visually BUT VERY POORLY engineered.

Don't get me wrong, I really like my Cyclonus & Wheelie BUT they aren't better than a real TF toy.

Take them for what they are: custom, amateur made toys. Better than most, but still just that.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645593)
Posted by Nujevad on March 2nd, 2008 @ 7:23am CST
Not that I'm trying to put Jizaitoys down, but I wish some company would make bootlegs of their toys so that the rest of us would be able to get them.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (645640)
Posted by Defcon! on March 2nd, 2008 @ 9:00am CST
Those are some really cool figures! Love the powerglide better than the classics 2 pumped up on steroids powerglide. Why the hell would they do that to powerglide. I just don't understand! :???:
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (646401)
Posted by rhinox555 on March 3rd, 2008 @ 3:46am CST
Noooooo! that thing was gonna substitute in my collection for the failure that is white giant-glide!
Spike:Oh sh*t what are we gonna do now?
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (647370)
Posted by Prankmeister on March 4th, 2008 @ 10:51am CST
tacogrande wrote:
Prankmeister wrote:
tacogrande wrote:Just because Takara gives their okay, doesn't make them official. I love the look of these g1 accurate figures, but it's no different than hasbro giving the ok for people to sell their customs on ebay.

This powerglide makes the classics one look like the garbage it is. Haters can say whatever you want, but this one guy made a far more appealing product to me than that huge disappointment hasbro is going to release.

(PS For the record I think the rest of classics 2 is awesome, but powerglide is garbage)


Not being G1 accurate doesn't automatically make Classics Powerglide garbage, esspecially when nobody has even seen it inside its box in person let alone fooled around with it. Yeah, the kit looks really nice and all, but I'm quite fond of the Classics version too, and find it sort of silly that you're trying to judge a figure six months before it's even released.


I think it's quite silly of you to be fond of a figure nobody has seen in its box in person let alone fooled around with it. Your words (and grammar) not mine.

See how that works? It's called an opinion. You don't have to agree, but to be fair classics powerglide might be a nice toy as far as toys go, but he's got to many problems for me to spend $20+. First, he is way too huge (why start using scale now, the jets are all deluxes) especially for a figure that was a minicon. He should be a deluxe, and not be white or silver. That plus the sculpt itself isn't all that great as far as transformers go. He'll be the first classics I pass on, and this is all something I can tell straight from the pictures. Why should I be fond of a figure 6 months before it's release? Just to accept everything? I understand you like it and that's great but why would you think it's silly that someone else doesn't think the same way as you or like all the same things? I know you didn't mean anything malicious but I'm curious.


All I was saying is that I think the figure might turn out to be pretty good. I like the way the kit looks, but I'm not going to write off Classics Powerglide either. Hey, it just might be crap, but is it possible to tell that right now? Not really. I'll just wait for the reviews of the figure when it comes out before I judge it fully.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (648068)
Posted by tacogrande on March 5th, 2008 @ 12:28am CST
And that's totally cool. But for me I can already tell just from the pics that the figure isn't what I want out of powerglide. Still even if this was released in cybertron with a completely different (possibly brand new) name, I still wouldn't want it.

Like with animated, I can understand how people will look at the pics and say they have no interest. I disagree, and will probably buy every animated figure (even though I promised myself I'd start saving that $$) but I'm not going to tell them they're wrong for judging from the pictures.

That's all I'm getting at. Maybe you thought I was another die hard g1'er, and I'm not (though I do prefer g1). I just don't like the design of the toy is all.
Re: No Debut for Jizaitoys - Powerglide (648267)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 5th, 2008 @ 9:43am CST
Does ironmaniac own one? Are they really scraptacular as you describe them?

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