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Powerglide - G1 - Figure

Name: Powerglide
Series: Generation One
Packaging: Basic
Release: 2004 Reissue / TF Collection #12 : Mini-Bot Set
Manufactured by: TAKARA
US Name: Powerglide
Variations: 1985 Original Release, e-Hobby Exclusive Mini-Bot repainted set.
Trivia: The first Autobot to take first flight.


A classic tank destroyer known as the A-10 used during the vietnam war. Powerglide's altmode as the A-10 is the first for any Autobot to take flight as a war plane. In toy form he's almost as close as accurate to his TV Anime version.

Vehicle mode:

Powerglide's A-10 tank destroyer altmode is entirely painted not-to-bright red with light grey painted in what would be his arms in robot mode. His vehicle mode is the "super-deformed" version of the A-10 tank destroyer with a little machine gun moulded in front of the plane. In accurate detail he almost got everything down to the machine guns builte on both wings.


How simpler can Powerglide be... Pull the legs and rotate head (90 degrees). Rotate wings and fold to both sides. Un fold the both arms and you got Powerglide.

Robot mode:

Mostly painted in red but his face is light grey with black in his eyes. The arms what used to be a apart of the plane is also painted in light grey. Not much action pose can be done with the design with his lower part of the robot, but the upper body can do a little than the other mini-bots "straight box" design.

Toy Gimmick:

Like the other Generation One mini-bots there's not much gimmick incorporate in this toy, but he's one of the rare characters with a close resemblance to his TV Anime accurate appearance.

Packaging & Accessories:

Powerglide originally released way back in 1984 or 1985 along with the second wave of mini-bots packaged in red blister card.

In 2004 he was released along with Bumble (AKA Bumblebee in the US, remould "TV head"), Drag (AKA Huffer), Adams (AKA Cosmos), Gears, and Warpath as part of TAKARA's TF Collection series (2003-Present). Each character was packaged with there individual bio card in Japanese language.


Powerglide is one of my favorite mini-bot charatcers alongside Beachcomber. The only toy I never got way back, and had my chance to have him in my collection including the rest of the mini-bots. He's got poseability a rare feature in a Generation One toy and he's close to his TV anime character. What more can this mini-bot be as a "must have?"

ReviewerMax Convoy  
DateJune 6th 2005  
Score 8 stars (8 out of 10)  
LinkG1 Powerglide Review  

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