Transformers fans have waited for years to get a modern update of the G1 favorite Autobot, Jazz. 2010-2011's "Reveal the Shield" line finally brings us what we've been waiting for, and it was definitely worth the wait. Jazz is back and better than ever in this Deluxe toy that is in the first wave of the "Reveal the Shield" line. He is a modern-looking sports car done in Jazz's traditional G1 deco: As you can see, it's a standard deco for a Hasbro Deluxe toy. The paint is decent, but could use a few more apps, most notably on the grille. Also, he has a rubsign on his roof, which is the main gimmick of the Reveal the Shield line. If you rub it/apply heat to it, it reveals an Autobot emblem. While not an exact replication of G1 Jazz's alt. mode, he definitely has a similar shape (really, the only striking difference is the smaller spoiler): Here are some shots of him with previous Jazz toys: He's a little smaller than some Autobot cars, like Drift here, but for the most part he's a similar size: Here is his gimmick in vehicle mode: Basically, you open the doors and fold two speakers out over the windows. This is an homage to the G1 cartoon series, in which he had speakers pop out in alt. mode to use as sonic weapons. Transformation is fairly straightforward and easy. I'll leave that part up to our video reviewers, as they do a better job portraying transformation than pictures do. However, for those interested, he has an Automorph gimmick where his head rotates up when you fold the hood/chest down. In robot mode, he is distinctly the G1-style Jazz we all know and love. He gains more black plastic in this mode, as well as some grey plastic. His weapon (stored behind the grille in alt. mode) is a laser rifle. He is slightly more toy-accurate than cartoon/comics-accurate, due to the "door wings" and tires on the shoulders. I like the look, personally. Also, I know that his "frown" has been a concern with many people. While it may look exaggerated on camera, it's actually not that noticeable. In fact, it's the same expression as Animated Jazz has; it looks more like he's stifling a laugh than being upset at something. Jazz's poseability is excellent. Hips, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and head are all points of articulation. His head is ball-jointed, which is a plus. Here he is, posed unsupported: Oh yeah, unlike many recent Deluxes, he's got waist articulation: Here are robot mode comparisons with previous Jazz toys: Here he is with Universe Deluxe Prowl: So there you have it, Reveal the Shield Deluxe Special Ops Jazz. I can honestly say that he is my favorite version of Jazz so far, and that Spec Ops Jazz is easily my favorite Deluxe Autobot toy that I own. He is a perfect modern update to my second favorite Autobot and is just a really cool toy all around. Spec Ops Jazz is a must-buy, whether you're a fan of Jazz or G1 or Autobots or whatever. He is not to be missed. If you aren't pleased with his paint apps, then I'm sure Reprolabels will fix whatever the Takara "United" version does not. In short, 10/10. Jazz is nothing less than excellent.