Someone sell me on Universe Powerglide.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by jourdo, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    I saw him at the store yesterday and I just couldn't pull the trigger. It is not like me to leave a character out of this line... especially a unique mold. Something about it does not look right to me. Maybe it is the huge minibot thing... I'm not really sure.

    Give me some positives to sway me to pick it up.
     
  2. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Buy it...or else.






    Else what i don't know but it usally works. :D 
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I'm waiting for Stormcloud, personally. And even then, it isn't a guaranteed buy.
     
  4. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    Powerglide has a unique transformation, is a decent take on the character and, most importantly, is an awesome transformer.

    He's very articulated, has a fantastic weapon (so long as you throw away the missle and just use the gun), and looks good in person. Pictures really don't do him justice, you need to see him for yourself.

    And, finally, he's an A-10 Thunderbolt, one of the most badass planes ever created. Hell yeah!
     
  5. trebleshot

    trebleshot www.Toyark.com Veteran

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    Get him.

    You'll just regret it later if you don't. :ev: 

    EDIT: Oh, wait. You said positive. Because he loves you. C'mon, have a heart. Powerglide does.
     
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  6. Red leader

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    A-10 thunderbolt nuff said

    however if you need more reasons

    1) Its a classic
    2) Its powerglide
    3) ITS FREAKIN AWESOME
     
  7. Sinestro

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    what everyone else has said, and where else are you going to find a transformer with light-up breasts?
     
  8. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    I liked Universe Powerglide so much I ordered Takara's version too! Nice upgrade from a Minibot. :D 
     
  10. n_tel_ekt

    n_tel_ekt Wreaker

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    ^^^This

    Robot Mode:
    Everyone complaint about his upper body being grossly out of proportion... But hey, who said a Tf cant be built like the Incredible Hulk. Ive seen NO COMPLAINTS about the hideous proportions that Tit. Prowl has (which are the same you hear about PG... except WAY worst. Have you seen the width of his shoulders??? and those shrimpy legs?) Also, when deluxe movie Bonecrusher came out, many were talking positive about it and that it was innovative to have the animalistic type build of his body (I personally hate the toy) and considered it a positive for the toy. So, he's shape is not THAT wild. His legs arent that tiny either. Their a bit slim but not tiny, they are about half the height of the toy. The molding is really cool and has lots of detail. People complain about him being top heavy and that he has flare titties... Ok, take out the batteries and both those birds are dead with one stone. Also, asthetically, he matches the other classics much better than that boring design for Silverbolt (Dont let G1 nostalgia force you to buy that uninspired toy... Unless you like super-sized Legends Class designed toys)

    Plane Mode: Many are griping about he shouldnt be an Ultra. Why? I prefer it, I wish the seekers were Ultras, or at least voyagers. The size in plane mode looks good next to the deluxe cars. Has lots of nice mold details too! And the color is more realistic than being all red (Dont let G1 nostalia stop you from grabbing a great toy cuz its not all red!!!)

    And on a final note, if you have more that 2 different Armada molds... Then you have already bought a more unsatisfying TF, so you have nothing to lose!

    Hope Ive helps, lol.
     
  11. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

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    Get Henkei Powerglide.
     
  12. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Why, do you have him?

    I thought about preordering him, but at over twice the price plus shipping, the US one is just as good. I did remove the batteries on mine because the sounds drove me nuts. My only complaint is that the "abs" don't hold together well...



    Chris
     
  13. Orion Paximus Prime

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    Henkai>>>>> Hasbro version of powerglide anyway... What the heck were they thinking? So I can't "sell" you on universe powerglide, since I think they really missed the mark color wise. And awaaaaaay we go
     
  14. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    He has a heart, and by not buying him; you've broken it
     
  15. Rewind

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    I can't pull the trigger on him either. For the longest time I thought it was the sculpt, but now that I've seen him in person several times I realise it's the colors. And no, not because he isn't red. Even the red Henkei one doesn't do it for me. I think if they released him in a finish similar to Animated Bulkhead, a matte olive drab, that would do it for me.
     
  16. Chosen

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    If you need somebody to tell you why you should purchase a specific Transformer, maybe you have no business getting it in the first place? Unless going for 100% completion or whatever, nothing should be convincing you to buy something that at close inspection you don't like.
     
  17. lars573

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    He's not out yet. But if your waffling over white Powerglide. A maroon one might tip your scales in his favor. But to Jourdo and myself the Henkei is barely a fifth more plus shipping. Ultras are $40 toys in Canada, hence his waffling. For that money they gotta grab and say "you must buy me RIGHT NOW!!!"
     
  18. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    If you don't buy him now, you'll want him in a year's time and find yourself paying double or more.

    How's that?
     
  19. soundwaveCA

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    I keep seeing him in stores and cannot for the life of me bring myself to buy it.

    Same here, at least Storm Cloud has a somewhat interesting paint scheme compared to Powerglide, yes there's the Henkei but the mold is nowhere close to dropping that kind of cash on.
     
  20. paramedicprime

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    What he said makes alot of sense
     

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