UNITED/Reveal Shield Jazz development secret story

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  1. Masabon

    Masabon Well-Known Member

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    Hello from Japan. WAVE2 of UNITED is released next week in Japan. A development secret story of Jazz was carried the other day by an email from TAKARATOMY.The ideas why a speaker of Jazz became the weapon were introduced.Because it is an interesting topic, I carry the Japanese original and translated sentence (PC translation).

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    JAZZ開発秘話

    新企画「TF tsukutter」では、その月発売のトランスフォーマーについて、
    開発担当者本人につぶやいてもらいます!
     
     今月の開発担当者は、1月29日発売の
     「トランスフォーマーユナイテッド UN-12 オートボットジャズ」担当者!
     どんな思いでこのトランスフォーマーをつくったのでしょうか?
                
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      こんにちは。ジャズの開発担当の三宅です。
      ジャズは1985年の初代トランスフォーマーから
      登場するキャラクターです(当時の日本語名はマイスター)。
      2007年の実写映画、2010年のアニメイテッドにも登場しましたね。

      NEWジャズ・・・僕はとても気に入っています。
      単純なリメイクではなくジャズらしい新しさを加えた
      Newジャズに仕上げることが出来たと思います。
      こだわったポイントは、やはり「音楽好き」ですね。
      彼の特徴である音楽要素にフォーカスした武装スタイルになりました。
      そうそう、スピーカーは取り外して共通のCジョイントで
      他のトランスフォーマーにつけることが出来ます。
      ぜひ陽気な音楽装備を試してください。
      
      ちなみのこのCジョイントは僕がN.E.S.Tシリーズから導入しました。
      開発段階では「三宅ジョイント」って呼ばれていたんですよ!

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    In new plan "TF tsukutter", I have a development person in charge mutter about TRANSFORMERS of the moon release!
    The development person in charge of this month is the "TRANSFORMERS UNITED UN -12 AUTOBOT Jazz"
    person in charge of the January 29 release!
    What kind of thought would you make this TRANSFORMERS with?

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    Hello. It is Miyake in charge of the development of the Jazz.
    Jazz from first TRANSFORMERS of 1985
    Is an appearing character; (the Japanese name, Meister).
    Jazz appeared in movie of 2007, ANIMATED of 2010.
    NEW Jazz ... I like it very much.
    I think that New Jazz which increased newness like Jazz not a simple
    remake was able to finish it.
    After all the point that I was particular about is "musicomania".
    I became the armed style that I focused on the music element which was his characteristic.
    The speaker removes it and can rank other TRANSFORMERS with a common C joint.
    Please try the cheerful music equipment by all means. I was associated,
    and I introduced the C joint of the saw from the N.E.S.T series.
    "Miyake joint" was called by the development stage!
     
  2. Sy-Rein

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    Hmm.. so they developed the clip-system weapons when Jazz was designed. Interesting little piece of info if I'm reading that correctly.
     
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    Not sure if I follow all that, but am I to understand that he came up with the clip weapon system? If that's the case: :thumb 
     
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    I note that they called it NEST (Not Autobot Alliance) and that they said that was where the clip-system was introduced and that they borrowed it - does this mean this person also designed Tracks & Wheeljack too then ?

    If Takara were a bit more friendlier I'd actually have pestered them to put 5mm mounting holes on all the future DOTM Add on Weapons as if all they have is 5mm posts they'd be less use... I'd like them to have 5mm posts and holes and combine two weapons into one just like Energon Starscream's weapons do.
     
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    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Uhm, OK?
     
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    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    Thanks Masabon!

    Nice bit of trivia right there. The clip system (or c-joint) was something that actually originated with Spec Ops Jazz.
     
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    that also really puts into context just how long these toys have been in development
     
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    No they said it originated with NEST and they reapplied it to Jazz, and that that person was the person who "Invented" the joint so that is probably why they used it.

    It does not say it was invented for Jazz - just think how long ago now Skystalker, & Recon Ironhide actually came out !
     
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    Cool, I like C joints.
     
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    United wave 2 out next week is very good news! :D 
     
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    That's the impression I'm getting, I highly doubt a late 2010/early 2011 figure was the first design to use the clips.
     
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    Interesting...in honor of this I'll have to buy several Jazzes and apply his cheerful music equipment to every Transformer with the clip bars and give them all either TFA Laserbeak or Ratbat and thusly create the ultimate Transformers music group.
     
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    C-joints FTW!!!
     
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    Lion Will bite you!

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    so is the clip system an early trial run for mechtech?
     
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    Thanks Masabon for the tidbit of info.
     

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