TFW Fall of Cybertron Jazz Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    You might have heard that the first assortment of the new Generations Fall of Cybertron toys has begun to hit retail in Asia - consisting of Optimus Prime, Shockwave and Autobot Jazz as they appear in the new game from High Moon Studios. Well, luck was on my side because I've got all three of the new toys in hand! Since fellow fans have focused a lot of love on Optimus and Shockwave so far, I thought I'd start with a look at the underdog of the assortment, Jazz.

    Fall of Cybertron Jazz is a rather cool little design. There's no escaping that he is a bit smaller than other toys from the not too-distant past, but fortunately he still scales relatively well against the War for Cybertron Deluxes from Generations (though Bumblebee was big even for that assortment).

    He's a nicely poseable figure - waist articulation would have been nice though and the ankles are a little restricted, but you can still get some decent poses out of Jazz. My only real gripe is the head sits down inside the chest a bit, when it could have perhaps been a little higher. Transformation is interesting and the resulting car mode is very much a "Jazz" alternate mode, sleek and very sporty looking, though the hands exposed at the back might be a sore point.

    All in all, Jazz is not bad at all - certainly worth a look once he hits retail. I fear he'll be divisive like Knock Out or some of the other toys of recent memory that have fallen into the "you have to get it to love it" category, but overall, still worth a look. He's fun and I'll be getting the Sideswipe version too.


    Check out the gallery here:


    Generations Fall of Cybertron Jazz


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    Fall of Cybertron Jazz Robot Mode

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    Fall of Cybertron Jazz Robot Mode

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    Fall of Cybertron Jazz Car Mode
     
  2. Surge

    Surge Village Dolt

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    Yup I'm sold on this. The small legs will take some getting used to but I honestly like the rest of the figure. Lovin' the car mode btw.

    Knowing that blue is my favorite color, this is also a plus for me.
     
  3. King Henrik

    King Henrik Well-Known Member

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    i'm not a fan of the blue plastic on this figure, also i think this figure (all 3 on the wave really) are in dire need of some paint apps... i might see what reprolabels comes up with before seeking this figure out.
     
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    Primal Sabbath Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I really dig it. I can't wait for TFSource to get their stock in. The skinny-jeans on this dude isn't the greatest look for him though, and the feet may be a tad too small, but I'm willing to look past it.
     
  5. phoenix88

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    sold. cant wait to find him and Shockwave at retail.
     
  6. Seeker

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    I'm still in the wait and see mode. The size and lack of paint apps makes me hesitate.
     
  7. Walktehdinosaur

    Walktehdinosaur HI! MY NAME IS [Volleybot]

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    Is it possible to make his chest bumper on him flatter like sideswipes?
     
  8. Liege Prime

    Liege Prime Well-Known Member

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    I will definitely be getting him, but it's hard to be impressed with the RTS one out there. At least this guy can be a decent cybertronian Jazz.
     
  9. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    He looks ok. I'll probably get him and call him Searchlight, to have an excuse to have him with my classics :) 
     
  10. Notilator

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    I think ths is actually the first time I. More pleased with the final product then the stock photos :D 
     
  11. Incepticon

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    Not feeling it at all. The colors, the bot mode proportions, the "ehhhh, I guess the head could sorta look like Jazz" design, the lack of paint deco, the almost Scout sized smallness... just way too many negatives for me to justify a purchase of this one.
     
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    Just Bought Jazz and Optimus Prime online and actually they where pretty decently priced plus i got free shipping
     
  13. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Those proportions.

    That lack of paint.

    That cop out transformation.

    That awful shade of blue and cheapo white plastic.

    That small size.

    That Price.



    Nope mope trope lope cope soap.

    Might pick up sideswipe because the color/paint looks and that he comes with a freaking huge gun. But man have they dropped the ball here.
     
  14. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Hahahah.



    However, the white might be really nice like TF Prime Wheeljack, so I wouldn't shaft him just yet.
     
  15. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    Liking the proportions, not a fan of the head being so sunken though.

    Also, tiller, loving the inversion of the Futurama pic.
     
  16. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Hasbro is simply charging more money for less product. I bought TFP Knockout at Target the other day and paid a little over $16 with the tax. It's getting to the point that I'm seriously considering giving up collecting all together. Just not worth the high price tag.
     
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    Alt mode looks very nice, but bot mode looks a bit cheesy.
     
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    The white is a dirty ko white. Nothing like TFP Wheeljack.
     
  19. Guitarbot

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    So much potential, but such poor execution.

    I understand oil prices have a lot to do with it, but these smaller bots are such a turnoff to me. The saddest part is that the engineers that design these guys have proven themselves to be so gifted (new masterpieces? First edition bulkhead?), and yet they have to concern themselves more with meeting budgets at this price point than turning out figures with the size and complexity of previous generations deluxe designs. Again, I understand they have to sell to the market, but I would rather spend more money for standard sized deluxes than slightly higher prices for these figures with compromised design and engineering. But then again I understand I am in the minority.

    What I'm most worried about is that when they do finally get to redesigning Trailbreaker and Blitzwing that they'll look like scout class against the rest of the classics molds :( 
     
  20. BombSquad

    BombSquad Lies! It's all lies!

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    This was my exact plan when I first saw the figure.
     

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