Okay, so I bought my first `new` Transformer from the local Bart Smit toystore earlier this week. The reason is simple: Superion.
Yeah, I always loved the g1 Aerialbots combiner, actually back in the days he was the only one I actually had completed.
Now, what is Powerglide doing with them??? Well, according to the `comic lore`, Sligshot got to badly damaged to be repaired, and Alpha Bravo (the chopper limb from the new wave of Aerialbots) stepped in as a replacement in the gestalt, while Powerglide volunteered to become the big guys weapon.
He is as such the smallest of the 6 members now of the Aerialbots, and retails here at 15.99 euro. All plastic, he is great in poseability, as you can see here on the picture (yeah, I had some fun with him on my Lego Avengers Helicarrier).
Powerglide still has his original cartoon looks and transformation, still being a red `Rattler` attack plane, unlike some of the more recent ones having had an upgrade (mostly the Aerialbot enemies though, the Stunticons) in alt modes.
Now, one of the woes I often hear, is how the new generation transformers don`t do justice to their G1 contemporaries. In Powerglide`s case, let the following picture say more then a 1000 rants:
But as new member of the Aerialbots, as said, his job is to become the big boomstick for Superion, a transformation that starts from his airplane mode and basically lowers his engines and flips up his arms, while his, excuse the term, `buttplate` becomes the targetting visor. No idea personally how he will look on the big fella, as I haven`t have him in my hands... yet.
A good buy, even if you don`t want to build the gestalt.
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