MPM-09 And All That JAZZ!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oku, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Mastermix

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    man, it's annoying seeing Jazz appear on other sites and I still have yet to hear from TFS. The problem is already paid when I preordered him, and as far as I know, there is no cancellation on it.
     
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    DashCourageous Greetings Programs!

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    Rip off his head (give him the G1 of the same color), give him better hands, and I'd be interested.
     
  4. Dillpickle

    Dillpickle This looks like cool place to kick it!

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    Surprised nobody has posted this yet.
     
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  5. tonysandlin

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    I've had Jazz for a few days and he's quickly becoming my favorite. The backpack size, shoulders, and small head worried me, but aren't as bad in person. The transformation is fairly easy to handle as well. Great little figure. Now where is Ratchet??
     
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    yup, still available. wonder if i should just order now, since i typically wait for japanese sites to stock it, but i guess they’re all the same now so it won’t make a difference whether it’s takara or hasbro.
     
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  7. BWfan86

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    Hasbro Pulse has been putting strict cut offs on order dates for “collectors” items like mpms and mps. I cannot actually check out with that in my cart and haven’t been able to do so for a while now
     
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    good to know. this is the most bizarre mp release i’ve seen. normally takara preorders are consistently available before its available in the US, if it even is available. oh well, i’ll keep waiting i guess lol.
     
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  9. Could Mango Juice

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    Man, so far this looks like Takara finally hit the nail on the head with their master piece figures. It's got an awesome transformation, has (as far as I've heard) zero QT issues, great paint apps and scales well! I doubt even a 3rd party could improve much on it. Perhaps some additional paint apps?
     
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    the only improvement that i can see possible reworking the shoulders, but with how compact he is i don’t think there’s any room to reengineer it
     
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  11. Could Mango Juice

    Could Mango Juice Todos saúdam Megatron!

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    You mean to make them less bulky?
     
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    yeah. my idea was to have the top panel swivel to behind the wheel and have it fold around in a way, but that would make it more flimsy and the panels in vehicle mode would increase
     
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  13. Could Mango Juice

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    It does seem difficult, but we've seen pretty significant modifications on other figures. Despite this figure's already exceptional quality, I would not be surprised if BA, BMB or some other 3rd party released their own take on this guy.
     
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    I think with the right type of material it’s possible
     
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    Ok, I finally have this guy reordered.
    Thank Primus for CP and their payment plan for preorders. This guy will be paid off in 2 weeks.
     
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    Mine is also ordered looking out for him very much!
     
  17. Xkcer Man

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    The silver paint on this thing is gorgeous, albeit prone to scratching. The transformation is intuitive and fun. The articulation is a bit limited in the elbows and biceps due to the sides of the car compressing to the upper arms. I wish the ankle articulation was a bit better, too. I love how MPM Jazz and Bumbleebee hide the hide in the torso, but this hood looks a little weird from below.

    All that aside, this guy looks amazing just standing there. I can't believe he turns into a car.

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    Pull the chest down over it like you're supposed to
     
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  19. Xkcer Man

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    Thanks for that. That helps, but not a ton. Still a great figure.
     
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    Got my Jazz today! Transformation is ingenuous and gimmicks are fun and unobtrusive, but the paint is really easy to scratch simply from parts rubbing against each other. One of the shoulder panels on my Jazz came slightly mispinned as well, meaning the panel can't collapse fully, making it somewhat asymmetrical...

    Fun to pose and take pictures with regardless!

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