Maketoys MTRM-9 Downbeat ( MP Jazz )

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  1. CVprowl

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    I would also be down for FT Jazz. This thing can be improved upon. I might get the Toyworld also... just prioritizing, but Jazz is worth it.
     
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    I don't know if he needs a new 3P to have a go at him - in fact I think everything that bothers me about him could be rectified by Maketoys in a V2.

    If Takara were to make a Jazz, whole different ball game.

    And the feet. Every time I see him I have a real "What are thoooooose!??" moment.

    Personally my main quibbles are the livery, the chest that keeps un-tabbing and the weird rotating part of the leg that doesn't quite hide behind the back wheel well in alt mode.
     
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    I'd say let Dx9 or FT (preferably FT) have a crack at it.
     
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    I'll take a look at an MP Jazz anyone else makes, but Downbeat is gonna be tough to beat.
    Looks, personality and articulation are all very very high in robot mode.

    But if Takara licenses that car and nails it, full racing livery, as they would likely be required to, along with a gorgeous paintjob - that could do it. Improve the car. That's the only thing I'd be sold on.
     
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    I like Downbeat a lot, but there is definitely room for improvement. I find the legs as a whole to be over-engineered and inefficient. The upper body is really impressive though.
     
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    Something tells me Takara isn't capable anymore of beating Downbeats rear end with their current levelof aesthetic.
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    As plain as Inferno's back end may be, at least it doesn't appear mistransformed. I have Downbeat, and he does many things well, but he's still an obvious place holder should another company want a shot at it.
     
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    I can see how people look at it that way. For me though, I'm not a $160 placeholder kinda guy. When I bought Downbeat, that was a compromise I decided I could live with.
    If I wasn't money conscious, I would probably look to upgrade characters all the time. But for me, one of each rendition is already expensive enough.
     
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    I love his ab crunch. granted his kibble in car mode was a slight eyesore, but he's the best MP level jazz to date. who else makes Jazz?
     
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    Wow. I had never seen the MP Infernos rear end. That whole aesthetic is so unacceptable.
     
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    I have little faith Takara would make an MP Jazz I would want to buy after passing on so many of their recent MPs. FT would have a chance of knocking this thing outta the park though. I would also give MMC a shot.
     
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    Oh my holy hell. Is that for real? That's what it looks like?
    Jeez, happy I went with Hellfire. It at least looks like a truck.
     
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    Interesting, in the FT Devastator thread there was a guy saying that FT was going every bit as anime accurate as Takara.
     
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    That sucks.
     
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    Keep in mind that was one person's opinion with no real substance to back the claim.

    I cited more as an "opinions may vary" thing.
     
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    Didn't Patrick Swayze say that to someone in Road House?
     
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    It would seem so:
     
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    Haha. Good find. He left Terry Funk lookin' like "whaaa??"
     
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    One thing about YouTube, odds are someone's posted what you're looking for.

    So, we are all agreeing that Stepper's a lost cause then?
     
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    Yep, they didnt even want to make grapple
     

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