|06-26-2012, 09:44 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2007
News Credits: 7
Got him out of curiosity. He is available in the local TRU here in Malaysia.
I stumbled upon them by chance.
Anyways, here are my first impressions:-
1) The plastic feels tacky, very cheap feeling.
2) The transformation is very simple
3) The articulation is there but feels lacking. In addition, the shoulders do not really peg into place. It just hangs there. Posing him is actually a chore.
Alt mode looks okay, very Cybertronian.
Split the back arms
Untab all the pegs, swivel the arms around.
Straighten the legs by bringing it to a full 90 degree and you are pretty much done
Articulation is there, however the articulation on the legs leaves much to be desired. There is thigh and knee swivel, but hampered by additional plastic at the back of the thigh. The head is on a ball joint. Unfortunately there is NO ankle tilt, so posing him in dynamic stances can be a challange.
His gun is puny compared to the RTS version of himself
There is bicep swivel, but unlike the RTS version there is no double jointed elbow.
So in conclusion?
Compared to the RTS version, this figure feels lacking and very cheaply done in terms of plastic quality.
Here is a comparison pic with RTS Jazz (a commissioned piece for a friend)
But he is a good representation of Jazz in Cybertronian form. You will either like him or loathe him.
Addendum - the arm/shoulder panels tab into a groove, hence making the shoulder panels solid and non-floppy.
Apologies for missing this step out.
|06-26-2012, 09:49 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Collection Count: More than I should, but less than I want.
News Credits: 2
Meh."It is only logical, as I gaze upon the spark of this femme-bot, that I guide my dexterous manipulator and apply additional servos to the task of making it stronger, so that she may comprehend a femme-bot's expected role. Logic dictates."
Bring on the Shockwave review!
|06-26-2012, 09:56 AM||#3|
My Name is Football
Join Date: Apr 2010
Collection Count: ∞
News Credits: 6
Looks fine to me. The whole size thing bums me out, but it's not the end of the world.
And yes, can't wait to see more of Shockwave.
|06-26-2012, 10:12 AM||#4|
Makin' Bacon Pancakes!
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Emerald Isles
Collection Count: Fifty Seven Toy Robots - Latest is Kreon Microchangers Devastator
News Credits: 16
Looking at your pictures, it doesn't seem nearly as bad as I originally had thought he was. But it still doesn't scream "Jazz" to me. The RTS version just blows it out of the water, no competition what so ever.
I might pick this up when it goes on discount, if it's still around. Even then, I'll probably customise him into a new character instead of Jazz.
And yes, bring on Shockwave.
|06-26-2012, 10:18 AM||#5|
Wants an MP Devastator
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The USA, where there are no normal FE Cliffjumpers
Collection Count: Roughly 200
Didn't even know these guys were released anywhere. 0_0
Anyway, nice review. it does look a little cheap.
And I support the idea of a Shockwave review.
|06-26-2012, 10:19 AM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Collection Count: 141, including incomplete figures, Robot Heroes and Minicons. Latest- TFP Deluxe Knockout.
I think he looks cool as a Cybertronian Jazz. Think I'll give him a bigger gun though.
And hey, he's smaller than Shockwave. Cool beans.
|06-26-2012, 10:20 AM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2011
News Credits: 5
Transformation looks cool, but RTS Jazz kills it.
|06-26-2012, 10:29 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Collection Count: 100-ish.
News Credits: 29
Looks awful next to RTS Jazz.
|06-26-2012, 10:39 AM||#9|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Not sure why you are comparing him to the RTS version....There is NO comparison. They are two totally separate continuities..FOC and Generations (which is supposed to be a re-imagining of his G1 self). Of course RTS is going to win in every category. FOC Jazz looks great, as an in-game character representation. Those designs were probably a lot harder to make a toy out of, as the game transformation cheats so much. I have been waiting for more TF Game toys, so I welcome these greatly. Bring them on!
|06-26-2012, 10:42 AM||#10|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Collection Count: 611
News Credits: 1
Reminds me of War Within figures from 6" Titanium line, simple transformation, lack of articulation, Cybertronian mode, now in plastic, smaller.