Red Baron (iGear)

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Red Baron
iGear character
iGear Red Baron art
Created by

Release number

Aliases Glide
Species Transformer

Alternate mode

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

Red Baron is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Powerglide by iGear.


Red Baron is a third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Powerglide by iGear.

Other third-party Transformers that homage Powerglide include Maketoys Bomber and X-Transbots Glider.


Red Baron was designed by Cassy Sark.

In June 2011 iGear released a teaser with the outlines of Dreamwave Productions art of several Autobots. One of them was based on Powerglide.[1]

In January 2012, Dillinger 3D Concept Toy Design posted a poll on its Facebook page to name their Powerglide homages. Red Baron won, with the name Thunderheart coming in second and Force Skim coming in third.[2]

In April 2013 iGear released renders of Busta and Red Baron on their Facebook page.[3]


The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for April 17th, 2013 covered iGear's teasers of Busta, Red Baron, Rocky and Stinger in the news.[4]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for April 23rd, 2013 the hosts talked about images of Busta, Cogz, Red Baron, Rocky and Stinger.[5]

The moonbase2 podcast for April 24th, 2013 covered Busta and Red Baron in the news.[6]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for May 6th, 2013 discussed prototypes of Busta, Red Baron, Rocky and Stinger in the news.[7]

The Fwooshcast podcast for May 12th, 2013 covered prototype images of Busta, Red Baron, Rocky and Stinger in the news.[8]

The moonbase2 podcast for May 14th, 2013 covered prototype images of iGear Busta, Red Barn, Rocky and Stinger in the news.[9]

The Collector Cast podcast for June 16th, 2013 mentioned iGear's Busta, Red Baron, Rocky and Stinger in the news.[10]

Fictional biography

Glide was released from his p-form batch early, and as such he was under-developed. He was originally designated for the RoBot police, but the automated detectors that decide these things found him a little small to be an automatic-trooper.

Raised away from his batch, denied entrance to the academy and mocked by his peers; Glide tried to compensate by talking himself up, never missing a chance to tell people how good he was at, well, pretty much everything. It wasn’t until Glide was given an experimental alt. mode by Medical Specialist – reverse engineered from RoCon technology – that Glide thought things might start to improve. But still, something was missing – the gift of flight further alienated Glide from his comrades – and so, he was happy to follow Faith Leader to Earth when the call came that the enigmatic RoBot leader was still alive. He hopes on Earth he can have a fresh start, maybe find himself and that certain something missing from his life.

Quite A story, huh?


  • iGear MW-10 Red Baron (unreleased)
An original third-party Transformer mold by iGear. Turns from robot to jet. Comes with a gun.



  4. Brian Kilby (April 17th, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". (Podcast). TFW2005. 
  5. Craig (April 23rd, 2013). "Fwooshcast". (Podcast). The Fwoosh. 
  6. Andy (April 24th, 2013). "moonbase2". (Podcast). moonbase2. 
  7. blunghole (May 6th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". (Podcast). blunghole. 
  8. Craig (May 12th, 2013). "Fwooshcast". (Podcast). The Fwoosh. 
  9. Andy (May 14th, 2013). "moonbase2". (Podcast). moonbase2. 
  10. TJ Duckett (June 16th, 2013). "Collector Cast". (Podcast). Kuma Style Designs. 

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