Customs: Blueprinting and selling your product

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  1. Jazz Masters

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    I've been meaning to make this thread for a while, but have been too lazy to actually get up and write it. >_> Oh well, anytime is better than never, right?

    Anyway, to make a long story short, I've been contemplating many ways to make a Masterpiece 2007 Movie Jazz figure that did him justice since lord knows, we've gotten some pretty crappy figures for the guy (studio series jazz just as bad), and even the best ones we've got were horribly inaccurate. The guy has seriously gotten very little in the way of love, in the movie, in the toys (save the fact that he got a HA figure), and in almost everything. His transformation is near impossible or would at least leave his figure ridiculously fragile if it successfully achieved screen accuracy, he did nothing all that cool in the movie, got the worst figures, despite his rank he gets outshined by a mentally inept orange scout who comes off as Michael Bay's wanna be '86 Hotrod, and killed like it's nothing taking on a Decepticon absurdly larger than he is despite knowing enough about him to make lieutenant. The only other bot to get a worse level of disrespect is Bonecrusher.

    So for years, off and on, I've been putting together doodles of transformation ideas, sections at a time - because that seems the best way to do it - of how I would achieve my goal, and I think I've finally come up with something I can be happy with. Though there lies another problem..... you can't rely on imprecise, unmeasured drawings that may or may not take into account other parts that may interfere with eachother...

    So here I am asking for help. I don't know what term you might come up with in order describe what I'm looking for here, so I simply coined the word "blueprinting" to best describe what I'm talking about. How would you go about blueprinting your own transformers transformation idea? Am I even using the correct word? Has anyone here ever created or known of anyone who has ever created their own transforming robots from scratch before? I'd like some tips.

    And managing to get past the blueprinting stage, I'd like to know what I could do to get this idea, I guess the word here is.... "marketed"? I'm pretty sure Hasbro wouldn't even bother with taking my idea, as I've heard some pretty bad things about how they take fan feedback regarding their figures. Seeing how their current line of figures are, "power of the primes" and the "studio series" having major flaws that come off as downgrades to the original figures that they were based on, being much smaller, with no lightpiping, and disgusting backpacks that could've been easily hidden or tucked away, or the quality of the figures themselves just being shoddy overall, I have reason to believe that's true. So I'll probably have to pitch my idea to a third party company, but how would I go about doing that? What would be the best method to approach them with these ideas?

    Thanks for reading
     
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  2. Jazz of Staniz

    Jazz of Staniz Movie Jazz is best Jazz

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    Now that I've done some thinking on the same thing, an MPM Jazz would be easier to do if it had a similar (but more complicated) transformation to that of MPM 3 Bee.

    Without faux parts on most of it, only the arms would have an unrecognizably different transformation.
     
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  3. Jazz Masters

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    I'm guessing no one here knows or thinks I'm a n00b not worth addressing.....

    C'mon people. There isn't a thread that already exists that answers this that I can be pointed to, or anyone who's ever tried to make and sell/market their transformation idea?
     

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