- 1 The Best Snow Blowers
- 2 Snow Joe iON24SB-XR 80V Max 5.0 Ah Cordless Self-Propelled Two Stage 3 Speed + Reverse Digital Drive Snow Blower
- 3 Husqvarna ST224 24 Inch 208cc Two-Stage Electric Snow Blower
- 4 Toro 38381 18-inch 15 Amp Electric 1800 power Curve Snow Blower
- 5 Snow Joe SJ615E 15 Inch 11 Amp Electric Snow Blower
- 6 Snow Joe iON21SB- PRO 21 inch Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower Rechargeable 40V 5.0Ah Lithium-ion battery
- 7 Snow Joe ION18SB-GRV_RM Factory Refurbished 40v Cordless Lithium-ion 18” Snow Blower Grey
- 8 Earthwise Snow Shovel Snow Blower 14 inches – 40Volts Battery Operated
- 9 Power Smart DB 2401 Lithium-Ion 40V Cordless 18” Snow Blower
- 10 WEN 5662 Snow Blaster 13 Amp Electric Snow Thrower 18 inches
- 11 Ariens 921045 ST24LE Deluxe 24” Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower
- 12 Conclusion
Ensuring that you stay ahead of the Old man Winter takes a lot of preparation, most of which depends on the average snowfall and the type of terrain or surfaces you are clearing snow off. It is only wise you add a snow blower to the cold-weather arsenal.
As the name implies, a snow blower is a device that clears or blows snow away for a defined location.
You might be wondering why you need to spend money getting a snow blower when you can always clear snow with a shovel or a spade, Here are a few reasons why;
- A snow blower saves time massively
- It eliminates the fatigue that comes with using a shovel or a spade to remove snow
- It does the job in a neat and efficient way
As you planned to get a snow blower, there are some factors you may need to consider. Factors like;
- How much snow you will to clear
- The terrain or topography of the area to be cleared
- The snow conditions of you reside
- Snow Joe iON24SB-XR 80V Max 5.0 Ah
- 1000 lbs of snow per min
- 24 “
- Battery Powered / Gas
- Read review
- Husqvarna ST224 24 Inch 208cc Two-Stage Electric Snow Blower
- Electric Powered
- Read review
- Editor’s Choice
- Toro 38381 18-inch 15 Amp Electric 1800 power Curve Snow Blower
- 700 lbs of snow per min
- Electric Powered
- Read review
- Snow Joe SJ615E 15 Inch 11 Amp Electric Snow Blower
- 440 lbs of snow per min
- Electric Powered / Gas
- Read review
- Snow Joe iON21SB- PRO 21 inch
- 660 lbs of snow per min
- Battery Powered
- Read review
The Best Snow Blowers
The snow joe iON24SB-XR is the first in the word battery-powered dual-stage snow blower that can combine the power and performance of gas with convenience and it is a cordless snow-shredding device.
This device is powered by EcoSharp technology, Snow Joe’s revolutionary interchangeable lithium-ion battery system, iON comes with two 40V battery which can deliver up to 40 minutes (5.0 Ah).
One of the best features of this machine is that it runs whisper-quietly and it does not emit carbon, it clearly shows that the manufacturers of this snow blower took into consideration the Ecosystem; it is Eco-friendly.
Snow Joe iON24SB-XR has a powerful 2500W brushless motor (It doesn’t have a brush inbuilt in the motor) which increases the efficiency of the battery, reduces noise and vibration, maximizes the performance of the motor and ultimately extends the life of the motor.
Snow Joe iON24SB-XR auger which is made up of serrated steel is capable of moving up to 1000 pounds of snow per minute (Pretty massive right?), it cuts a path of 24 inches wide by 13 inches deep without causing damage to the surface.
As powerful as this 2500W brushless motor model, it starts at once with just a simple push of a button and the best part of this is that the push button has been integrated with a digital display that delivers the full power of iON at your fingertips.
We can’t leave out the LED’s feature that can indicate direction and speed selection.
The Snow Joe iON24SB-XR is just perfect for quickly clearing snow from sidewalks, large driveways, and walkways. This machine has a self-propelled drive with choice three forward and one reverse speed. It also has an adjustable 180 degrees chute that throws snow up to 32 feet. It comes with Dual 0-3V LED headlights which provide increased visibility for nighttime snow removal.
Snow Joe iON24SB-XR comes with a full 2-year warranty. It is also approved by ETL. This machine represents a massive shift in the consumer market for snow blowers. It also has the TracAssist snow tires that give you maximum traction in winter-weather conditions.
There is a bold wheel LED lighting in the Snow Joe iON24SB-XR snow blower and skid shoes are reversible. This mini-revolutionary snow blower machine is designed to give you reliability; this is because it comes with two batteries and it has two port chargers.
This snow blower has the ability to sense load, which means it can estimate the snow volume and density to give the exact amount of power for its removal and this enhances the performance of its engines. You do not have to worry about the parts of the snow blower getting rusted because these parts are designed with rust-resistant materials.
Another great thing about this snow blower is that it features are designed to optimize the amount of energy consumed and this will improve and even more the expected lifespan of the machine.
Its TracAssist tires which are made up of 13-inches gives maximum traction on all surfaces, even during the toughest and harshest of winter; the suitable or recommended pressure of these tires is about 20psi
Using this snow blower, you will be able to work on both paved and surfaces that are graveled. It removes medium-to-dense types of snow on a terrain that is both leveled and sloppy. Snow Joe recommends that the machine is used on graveled surfaces to a minimum, so as to enhance the average lifespan of the device.
|It has adjustable chute of 180 degrees that can throw snow up to 32 feets.||One downside feature of the Snow Joe iON24SB-XR snow blower machine is the lack of heated handles.|
|Its 2500w brushless motor increases all round efficiency runs cooler and maximizes battery life.||The Snoe Joe iON24SB-XR snow blower is rather heavy.|
|It has bold wheel well-LED lighting.||It has a problem removing wet snow.|
|The skid shoes are reversible.||It can be slow even if you select speed 1-3 with a push button selector. Still, all the speeds are slow.|
|It comes with two batteries and dual port charger.|
|It is ETL approved.|
|It offers a full 2-year warranty.|
|The fact that it has a load sensing technology optimizes the performances of the machine.|
|It’s 80V max which is 2x40v 5.0AH Ecosharp rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that provide up to 40 minutes of runtime.|
|It is Eco-friendly.|
This brand Husqvarna is synonymous with quality. When power equipment is involved, Husqvarna brand should be the first on your list. Husqvarna is worth your money.
Husqvarna ST224 is built for clearing heavy snow. It is the ideal snow blower if you reside in an area where snowstorms are frequent year to year. It has 24″ clearing width and a 23″ ‘in take’ height. With its 208cc Husqvarna engine, it can process a lot of snow in a short amount of time,
If you live in a region where a normal snowfall is above 8-inches, then a two-stage snow blower like Husqvarna ST224 is ideal for use. The fact that it is self-propelled makes it so much easier to handle and maneuver through inclines or hills.
This machine has an auger which is used to collect snow and also an impeller that throws the snow far away from the unit. Husqvarna ST224 two-stage snow blower can throw snow up to 35 feet which are a safe distance to collect the snow far away from where you are clearing.
This machine has skid shoes that can be fully adjusted and used to set the height of scraper bar from the ground. The skid shoes are reversible to give the device a longer lifespan.
The height of its handle can be adjusted for you to find the “sweet spot” so as to get comfort. We can’t overlook the importances of having to set the height because we are all not the same height.
It has 12″ serrated steel auger that looks like ribbons, and it combines air with the snow, thereby making the snow much easier to handle and hence ensuring efficient clearing. Need I remind you that electricity powers this device, so it comes with an electric starter and with this starter, you will never have to worry about a dead battery.
It is equipped with a 120-volt electric starter and a recoil starter.This snow blower electric starter has a three-wire power cord and plug that is built to operate on the standard 120volts A.C household voltage.
Looking at it LED headlights you can see that allot of thought was put into its design. It gave the machine a face and made it seem like an Autobot in the Transformers movie. It looks alive, and that’s fantastic!
Another tiny yet amazing feature of this devices is its heated handle grips which give a comfortable operation in cold weather. It has X-track, heavy tread tires for extra traction and a chute cleaning tool that goes wherever you go. If your snow sticks to your chute, this tool is ideal to use.
|It has LED headlights that allow you to operate in dark conditions.||The Husqvarna ST224 is quite heavy.|
|Its heated handles grips makes operation comfortable.||The cable holders are quite noisy.|
|Its plastic skid shoes prevent scraping the ground.|
|It has high-speed impeller that can throw long distances.|
|The ribbon auger gives greater efficiency than most units available.|
|You can adjust its skid shoes.|
|It has an electric starter, so you don’t have to worry about dead batteries.|
|It has a quiet muffler that minimizes noise.|
|The Husqvarna brand engine comes with a 5-year warranty.|
|It has a clearing stick for the chute, so you don’t have to worry about snow sticking to the chute.|
Toro 38381 18-inch 15 amp snow blower is an innovation technology that moves more snow in less time and practically eliminates clogging and cleans all the way down to the pavement.
It has the highest power to width ratio in its class of 2/2012. It comes with an ergonomic handle design that allows for comfort and ease of use. Also, the Zip Deflector controls lets you throw snow high or low or in-between, and with the positive-locking ratchet deflector you can adjust in less than a second with just a touch of your hand
This machine comes with a cord lock system that prevents the cord from getting disconnected. There is the lift handle that allows for easy transportation of the unit from patios, decks, and pathway.
Toro 38381 18-inch 15 Amp Electric power curve snow blower comes with a 2-year full warranty which means if it develops a fault or something goes wrong in the first two years under normal use and maintenance, Toro will have it fixed( Pretty Awesome!)
The machine has a quick lever that allows you to adjust the chute left or right quickly and to throw snow where you want it. As for the wheels, it is large 6”(15.2cm) that increases maneuverability. One of the best features of the Tor 38381 snow blower is that it is maintenance-free that means it doesn’t require gas or oil just press and blow away.
It can clear up to 18 inches wide (45.7cm), it weighs 25 pounds/11.3kg. It comes with a safety lock
We can’t leave out the part that the chute can be adjusted up to 160 degrees. The motor type is series-wound, and its motor style is one piece, 2-blade curved Rotor
The power curve technology of this snow blower allows the device to move up to 700 pounds of snow per minute and move more snow in less time and virtually removes clogging
As for the 15 Amp electric motor, it comes with a 12-guage outdoor rated extension cord and a cord lock that ensures the cable is secure and doesn’t pull out.
For the Zip deflector, it is locking ratchet deflecting can adjust with the touch of your hand and it lets you throw snow high, low or in between.
|The Toro 1800 Electric power Curve snow blower is small in scale, but mighty in eliminating snow from driveway and walkway, this is why it is the ideal tool for residential use.||The design of the handle is ineffective, and it requires a lot of hand strength. I’m sure it was not intended to be used by a lady.|
|It has deep-cutting blades and a powerful 15 amp electric motor that can move up to 700 pounds of snow per minute and can throw up to 30 feet.||It cannot handle wet snow.|
|The adjustable chute puts the snow right where you want it.||It is only by for use in driveways.|
|It weighs just 25 pounds which are not pretty heavy.||It can be difficult to use.|
|It is easy to maneuver because it is electric powered.|
|It is light weight and easy to use.|
|The price is quite affordable.|
The Snow Joe SJ615E combines the power of a gas machine with the ease of an electric unit in one snow shredding dynamo.
It runs at a peak performance 11 Amp motor, this machine is capable of moving up to 441 lbs of snow per minute thanks to its 2 –blade cold and abrasion-resistant plastic auger. It clears a swath up to 15 inches wide and 8 inches deep in a single pass.
The handle of this blower is foldable which makes it easy to store when the snow day is done until you need it again.
This machine comes with a Snow Joe SJCOT universal clean out tool and the SJCVR-21 cover. The SJCOT is built to help eliminate build-up in your electric snow throwers chute. The SJCOT also includes a universal mount which is specially made to fit most gas and electric snow blower
The SJCVR-21 cover gives all-season protection for electric single stage snow blower 21-IN in width designed with heavy duty fabric that won’t shrink or stretch and it is water resistant.
This cover is made to protect your electric snow blower investment against ice, dirt, snow rain, tree sap, bird droppings and sun damages. You can fold the handles of the snow blower for long term storage or can cover your unit fully assembled for easy access during the season
It requires little or no effort to put on and take the cover in any weather condition; this machine comes with a storage pouch to fold away your cover when not in use
The machine is surprisingly powerful. It is ETL approved, it comes with a two-year warranty, and it weighs 24.3 pounds
|It is just perfect for snow pickups on mid-sized driveways and walkways.||It doesn’t come with an extension cord.|
|You don’t need gas, oil or worry about tune-ups and this makes it effortless to maintain and start.||It is not light weight.|
|It has a powerful 11 Amp motor that moves up to 440 pounds of snow per minute.|
|It is ETL approved and Eco-friendly.|
|It comes with a 2-year warranty.|
|Its foldable handle makes a cinch to store until when you need it next time.|
Make your outdoor space clean with Snow Joe iON Pro series snow blower; It is perfect for clearing large driveways and walkways. It does not need gas or oil you don’t have to worry about tune-up and frustrating pull cords or extension cords for operation because it is cordless
The machine has an upgraded EcoSharp PRO lithium-ion battery; it can deliver up to 65 minutes of runtime per charge. Its powerful 600w brushes motor is designed to give increased battery efficiency, optimize motor performance and extend the lifespan of the snow blower.
It can be used right away by the push of a button to start. It comes with an adjustable handle that maximizes user comfort and helps get rid of fatigue. This snow blower is equipped with a teel auger and two heavy-duty rubber blades, which can move up to 660 pounds of snow per minute, clearing a path of 2” wide by 8” deep.
It has a scarper bar at its base that allows you clear right to the ground without any damage to the surface. It comes with a chute that auto rotates and moves at 80 degrees instantly with the push of a switch.
It directs snow streams up to 20 inches away. The Snow Joe blower has a 3W headlight that provides increased visibility during lower light conditions or when it is dark
The versatility of this snow blower is that the battery is capable of working on all iON tools and it si a great addition to the home or shop. The machine is ETL approved and Energy Star certifies it for quality and safety
The design of this snow blower is a light weight that is it only weighs 36 pounds which make it easy to clear large driveways and walkways. The machine can be used for both professional and personal operations. It comes with battery and charger, and you can get a full 2-year warranty on it.
|It has a powerful 600w brushes motor.||Apparently, this unit was designed for light snow.|
|It has an auger that is made of steel and has top rubber blades which make operation smoother and convenient.||It needs better throwing distance.|
|It is lightweight design which makes it easy yo velar large driveways and walkways.||This machine is not suitable or recommended for a deck, just good for small paved area.|
|Its lithium-ion battery is rechargeable, and it is Eco Sharp PRO and about 40V 5.0 Ah has a 3W LED headlights that give good and increased visibility for nighttime snow removal.|
|It is a cordless snow blower.|
|It is ETL certified.|
|It comes with a 2-year warranty.|
|Is is easy to stores.|
|It is easy to assemble.|
The Snow Joe ION18SB snow blower is perfect for clearing snow from sidewalks, driveways, and deck. EcoSharp Technology powers it and it, has a rechargeable 40 unit lithium-ion battery system, the iON is designed to deliver up to 50 minutes of whisper-quiet runtime, and it does not emit carbon for cleaner air. It is Eco-friendly
This Snow Joe iON18SB does not require gas, oil any pull-cords tune-up or tangled extension cords that can give unnecessary frustrations. This device is easy to start just by a simple push of a button, and its adjustable handle maximizes the comfort of users during use.
It is equipped with heavy-duty auger made of steel.it can move up to 495 pounds of snow per minute, and can clear a path 18 inches wide by 8 inches deep with each pass. With the rubber scraper bar at the base of the unit, it allows you to clear right to the ground without destroying your deck or pavement
It features 180-degree auto-rotate chute that rotates instantly just by the push of a switch. The iOn can throw snow up to 20 feet in the direction you would want it to tot go. The snow Joe iON18SB only weighs 32lbs as compared to heavier gas and electric-powered units, and it lets you quickly hoist onto your snow-filled deck to clear fast
You need not worry about visibility if you plan to remove snow at night because the ION has an integrated LED headlight that can quickly switch on to increase visibility.it is an easy and cordless solution to get rid of snow on your way on a snowy day.
|It has a 3W LED headlight that provides increased visibility for nighttime snow removal.||The battery does not have a latch to keep it down, and you don’t want to get snow on the battery.|
|The chutes can auto-rotate at 180 degrees and can throw snow up to 20 feets.||The wheels on the back of this machine kinds of brings to mind the plastic wheel on a toy Batmobile.|
|It comes with 40v 4.0 AH Ecosharp battery rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can provide up to 52 minutes of whisper-quiet runtime.||It is only great in light snow.|
|It can move to 500 pounds of snow per minute.||It leaves behind a snow film of snow on the ground during use.|
|It can cut a path 18” wide by 8” deep without damaging the surface.|
|It is light weight.|
|It Is cordless.|
I presume you want to build a snowman? Well, thanks to this easy-to-use battery operated Earthwise 14” snow blower, you will spend less time shoveling and get more time to play in the snow.
The 40V lithium-ion battery can deliver up to 40 minutes of run time on a single charge while moving 200 pounds of snow per night. The Earthwise snow shovel weighs 17 pounds which are so far the lightest snow blower from those above. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty. It can cut a path at 14” wide by 8” deep.
|It can move 200 pounds of snow per minute.||It is not suitable for heavy duty snow blowing.|
|It makes snow blower easy because its light weight does tire you out quickly.||Its 1-year limited warranty is not encouraging.|
|It is easy to use.||It’s not as fast as an electric operated snow blower.|
The power smart DB 2401 is beautifully designed. I think it looks feminine. This snow blower has a battery capacity of 4 Ah and can run up to 25 minutes, the battery fully charges in 70 minutes can run at 220 RPM
It can remove snow at a width of 18 inches and height of 11 inches. The chute rotates 180 degrees manually. The throwing distance of 30; it comes with a two-year warranty.
It weighs 18.5 pounds, a bit lightweight, has a dimension of 44 x 20 x 36 inches. It comes with one lithium ion battery with the power smart lithium-ion 40 volt cordless snow blower clearing off sidewalks, driveways and patios is no longer a chore that tiresome in winter.
It is equipped with 4Ah battery, and it is capable of cutting snow, and it is capable of cutting up to 18″ inches in width and 8″ inches in depth
Most corded electric snow blower are compact for uncomplicated maneuvering and storage because they weigh less than 40 pounds
Unlike cordless designs, their electric engine is free of fumes, quieter than full engines and do not need frequent servicing.
|It has no cords.||It is slightly heavy weight.|
|You don’t need oil or gas to power it.||It is not built for heavy and tough snow conditions.|
|It is free of fumes and quieter than fuel-powered engines.|
|It is compact enough for maneuvering .|
Do you recall being trapped inside by snow? With WEN snow blaster 18 inches Electric snow blower you can now clear a path through the snowfall up to 18 inches wide and 10 inches deep.
This snow blower picks up snow using its 13.5 Amp engine and blasts it up to 20 feet away in the direction of your choice. Its pivoting snow chute comes with a hand crank to allow you quickly rotate the aim of the blast a full 180 degree and a quick-adjust system and a simplify vertical angle adjustments.
The fact that it is lightweight alongside its 6 inches wheels, allow for easy steering through the coldest of terrains. This WEN product comes with a two-year warranty. They also have an impressive network of skilled technicians and a helpful and friendly customer service line to assist you whenever you run into trouble waters.
With WEN snow blaster 18 inches Electric snow thrower, you can now make winter bearable. Remember when you made that snow disappear? Remember WEN. The WEN brand has a fully adjustable chute and an Auger that runs at a speed of 2000RPM. It also comes with an extension cord holder.
You get 180 degrees of control because you can adjust both the direction and angle of the snow chute for full control of the blast’ it is combined with the single button spring-loaded angle adjustment level to angle the arc of the snow being thrown to meet your needs.
Another cool feature is it two reliable six inch never flat wheels that are mounted on the back of the unit, that allows you to easily maneuver the WEN snow blaster even in the harshest and toughest of conditions.
It includes a collapsible frame that makes it easy for storage during summertime while on board carrying handles allows for easy transportation between jobs.
|It has an auger of solid framework that plows right through snow.||Its bracket holding snow shoot director crank can easily break.|
|The speed of its motor is 2000RPM to fling snow up to 20 feet away.||Its 1-year warranty is pretty small to the extent of its durability.|
|The WEN snow blaster clears up tp 1150 cubic inches of snow per auger rotation; this makes snow removal easy and quick.||The cord is prone to getting in the way.|
|Its extension cord wrangler prevents the machine from unplugging during operation.|
|It comes with height adjustment lever .|
|It chute is versatile and multi-directional.|
|Its carrying handle makes transportation and storage pretty much easy.|
The Ariens 921045 ST24LE is ideal for large commercial or residential walkways and driveways, and it clears the snow quickly. The materials used in the design of this machine makes it rust-resistant, it features an electric ignition button that starts it quickly.
Its chute is capable of rotating 200 degrees with up to 50 feets discharge for clearance control and hungry 14 inches auger to power through thick snow.
It has a strong 254cc Arien Ax engine with 12.5 ft lbs or torque with a speed option of 6 forward and two reverse and an engulfing 24 inches wide housing; this snow blast is one powerful, versatile option for most snow conditions.
The auto-turn steering technology gives you the chance to clear a path with the same ease of a sports car. It’s only right you should be in control of the machine. Look at me, “You are the captain of the machine.”
It’s heated handle grips are just ideal for the weather condition, and it offers us an excellent, toasty high five for this idea – dash-controlled heated hand warmers make your mitts cozy.
The 921045 ios the 2017 model year version of the prior 24” Deluxe model 921044. This machine goes for a decent price, even better you might find it available at your local big box home stores for significantly less than the price on most online shops.
Arien’s Exclusive Disc-O-Matic drive system can quickly shift into any of the six forward or two reverse speed. It is designed with large cast iron gear case that provides additional power in extreme snow conditions, and it delivers more engine power to the auger to throw snow.
It’s 16 x 4.8 directional snow tread is for using with chains. It has an interlocking control that is designed to lock both handles, freeing one hand for chute operation
|Its single lever can adjust direction and height of snow stream.||You might have to worry about gas or oil.|
|It is intended to function in sub-zero conditions.||It is not quite lightweight.|
|Its cast iron sleeves ensure longevity and durability.|
|It requires minor assembly.|
|It’s heated handle grips makes it perfect for any snow conditions to keep your hands warm and cozy.|
|It is designed with rust-resistant materials.|
|It has a durable 254cc Arien AX engine.|
|Its auto-steering technology makes you the captain of the machine.|
Choosing the right snow blower can be a huge investment in time, money and energy. You don’t need a great and mighty model to get efficient snow clearing. You will discover compact, easier-handling machines that perform well on smaller driveways, while mid-sized models can dispatch drifts by the heavy storm from time to time.
Wide or sloppy paths and deep snow, nonetheless demand a larger snow blower with power-driven wheels. Note that you can spend as little as $200 for one that will withstand light dustings, and well over $1000 for a model that takes care of heavier snowfall.
We rated a few snow blowers such as; Snow Joe iON24SB-XR 80V Max 5.0 Ah Cordless Self-Propelled Two Stage 3 Speed + Reverse Digital Drive Snow Blower. Even the Ariens 921045 ST24LE Deluxe 24” Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower, WEN 5662 Snow Blaster 13 Amp Electric Snow Thrower 18 inches, Power Smart DB 2401 Lithium-Ion 40V Cordless 18” Snow Blower. The Snow Joe iON21SB- PRO 21 inch Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower Rechargeable 40V 5.0Ah Lithium-ion battery and a few others were given attention. We looked closely at their features and how they operate, also analyzed what made each and every on of them unique and what we liked and didn’t like about the.
I hope with this review you will be about to navigate through the many snow blowers in the market and finally pick your best choice.
But if you are still confused on what snow blower to go for, I would the recommend the Husqvarna ST224 24 Inch 208cc Two-Stage Electric Snow Blower. This is because It has 12″ serrated steel auger that looks like ribbons and it combines air with the snow, a feature that makes the snow easy to handle and thereby ensures efficient clearing. Need I remind you that electricity powers this device, so it comes with an electric starter, and with this starter, you will never have to worry about a dead battery.
It is equipped with a 120-volt electric starter and a recoil starter. This snow blower electric starter has a three-wire power cord and plug that is built to operate on the standard 120volts A.C household voltage.
Looking at it LED headlights you can see that a lot of thought was put into its design. It gave the machine a face and made it seem like an Autobot. It looks alive, and that’s fantastic!