Universe Ultras Silverbolt and Powerglide Galleries

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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  2. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    For some reason, I think Silverbolt's robot mode has a bit of a Cybertron Soundwave aesthetic about him.

    Both he and Powerglide look great.
     
  3. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Silverbolt I'm definately wanting, but the only way I'll be getting Powerglide is if I can afford the Henkei version.
     
  4. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Not today Galvatron!

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    Ah Silverbolt looks cool.
     
  5. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    This may sound odd... but does anyone think Silverbolt's facesculpt resembles Aaron Archer?
     
  6. Black Omega

    Black Omega Commander Panda Prime

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    Oh man! Both Silverbolt & Powerglide just look absolutely great. Can't wait to get both of them. And I'm impressed that the designers thought of a way to properly hide Silverbolt's head much better that movie Starscream.
     
  7. brianstowell

    brianstowell Awesomebot

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    and how much will they set me back, exactly?
     
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    He does, kinda. Just the shape of the face and the mouth make it look extremely Archer-y.

    Silverbolt looks better here. Still not a fan of the jet mode design or the folded up robot underneath. Still not a fan of the jet mode folded up on the robot back. Still, the actuall robot looks nice as an update, though I didn't like Silverbolt in G1 so I doubt I'll be getting this.
     
  9. Ktulu

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    Silverbolt's robot mode to me is the perfect aesthetic for a toy meant to represent the spirit and design of a classic character. It's certainly modern enough but it's not over done, it looks and feels just right to me. The vehicle mode is kind of guilty of over-doing I guess, but it's still cool imo. Definitely a buy.

    Powerglide is a little too beefed up, teched out, etc, but it's a deserving upgrade from shit ass mini bot to big, bad ass warrior. It's gotta be what all tiny TFs dream of :D 
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    This may be the first gallery that has ever made Powerglide look really good to me. I'm still not totally sold on him, but I'm at least considering him again.

    Silverbolt just looks plain awesome. Definitely picking that guy up.
     
  11. Red Alert

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    My silverbolt can't get here soon enough.:drool: 
     
  12. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Silverbolt looks great. But the Henkei version looks way better.

    The Powerglide pics are not loading.
     
  13. Basketball Jones

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    He does, kinda. Just the shape of the face and the mouth make it look extremely Archer-y.

    They look like Silverbolt's features to me.

    Aren't most of these figures engineered in Japan? I doubt the engineer carried a photo of Archer around when designing the figure.
     
  14. Goaliebot

    Goaliebot All Makes and Models

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    I dunno - Silverbolt looks like an airplane glued to a robot - no part of the plane becomes part of the robot and vice versa... kinda feels like a cheat to me (I know, the original was like this too... I was just hoping for better integration between the 2 modes).
     
  15. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    Most Transformers are conceptually designed by Hasbro, and Takara works off their materials, but there's alot of back and forth between companies.
     
  16. MetroBoy

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    I dunno, as I recall the original Silverbolt was a robot with an airplane glued to his back. I think this is a perfect modern day re-imagining very much like Universe Prowl whose transformation sequence and apperance is an updated version of his G1 self.

    Powerglide on the otherhand..... yeeeesh. I'm glad I ordered the Japaneese version. The US version looks unfinished like that. Kind of like a half painted model.
     
  17. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Silverbolt went from being the unarmed, commercial supersonic airliner to a supersonic interceptor. That is a worthy upgrade to the original! Powerglide took steroids, and besides,the autobots needed another bomber

    Want both!
     
  18. MaikeruSan

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    I agree, but watch out some one might eat you.
     
  19. Enigma2K2

    Enigma2K2 Robot In Disguise TFW2005 Supporter

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    oooh... they should just update Superion... PERIOD.
     
  20. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Anyone got a link to the Henkei Silverbolt pics? I don't think I've seen them yet.

    Anyhoo, the Hasbro 'Bolt looks fine to me. Still not sure which Powerglide to buy.
     

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