TakaraTomy July 2018 Studio Series - Jazz, Lockdown, ROTF Megatron, Brawl

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Jazz of Staniz

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    Fair enough. As long as you like him, that’s what matters.
     
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    prfctcellrulz NOBODY IS READY FOR ASUKA!!!

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    But the Studio Series has a worse backpack, about the same if not worse posability, the same inaccuracies such as the arm headlights, but with none of the charm and cool factor of the Human Alliance, such as the opening doors, semi detailed interior, super detailed face with a retractable visor, and oh yeah, paint. and consistent paint too.
    so overall I'd say Human Alliance wins out lol.
     
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    Guess Takara\'s people can mistransform stuff too... what the hell is wrong with Megatron\'s feet? He has duck flippers?
    Brawl is soooo mine. I wanted to like Lockdown, but he is really... bricky. Doesn\'t help that almost nothing of the car forms anything on the robot, unlike say, MP Barricade. Pass, I think - pity as I liked him as a character.
     
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    Studio Series has consumed the cash I had for Power of the Primes. I can’t wait for each release. Even Optimus, who I thought I would dislike due to his chest cheat, turned out to be a fun figure. Here’s hoping for a deluxe Soundwave (Mercedes Benz), since Hasbro axed his original US release.
     
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    They can't even paint one thin silver circle on Jazz's wheels. So much for "studio series."
     
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  7. NominusDP

    NominusDP Liking Shockwave is very logical

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    Lockdown may be the only one I might get tbh
     
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    Chill dude it’s only a deluxe. And it scales with the rest of the line and looks good doing it. Only thing I’m not diggin is the backpack, but it’s not really noticeable from the front.
     
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    Sweet. July 28 is Studio Series Wave 2 Eff You Scalpers Day!

    Can't wait for Brawl, Lockdown, Megatron and easy pass on Jazz.
     
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    Everyone says that until they see them in package at the store. :rolleyes:  Or if you have SS Optimus, Blackout, and Starscream, you need that Megatron in your life, and pick up Brawl while you are at it. ;) 
     
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  11. SPLIT LIP

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    Why is Takara using outdated test shots? Lockdown still has the silver face and headlights.
     
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    Why can’t anyone transform Lockdown’s biceps properly? He looks too beefy with them not spun around properly.
     
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  13. Jazz of Staniz

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    This has more articulation than HA, with an ankle tilt and better arm joints. It has better proportions and more accurate colors, as well as more accurate molding in the ankles and forearms. It does lack the opening visor, but everyone prefers Jazz with a visor than without. As for the backpack, the Human Alliance version is just as intrusive if not worse. Not to mention that it has better scale.
     
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    NominusDP Liking Shockwave is very logical

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    Yeah , in fact that's how I felt when I saw the Prime Masters
     
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    Other than comparing scale, the HA Jazz is many times over a better looking figure. Granted I come from the position of owning an self custom HA over the SS version, but I’m damn sure not going to replace my custom battle blade bee in my movie display. It’s odd that he is bigger than bee, but he was in G1 too
     
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    I hope whenever that Jazz figure hits the shelves, that someone compares him to the figure we got for the 2007 Transformers Movie Jazz.
     
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    the Human alliance had an "ankle" tilt too, it was just as awkward looking as this one because it was too high up. the backpack on the HA at least compresses some instead of being a cape, and the scale is only "better" for this line, so that's not really a point.
     
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    An ankle tilt is not present in Human Alliance Jazz. It is in the Studio Series deluxe. Please see the attached images for example. The bottom of Studio Series Jazz’s feet are able to be parallel with the ground when his legs are stretched out, whereas the Human Alliance figure has to balance its feet because it is not able to stretch the legs out and have its feet be flat on the ground. That is what an ankle tilt is. Please see Prime vs Prime’s review for more examples of Studio Series Jazz’s amazing poseability.
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    Backpack-wise, Human Alliance may compress, but the backpack is no less of an intrusion and no more accurate than the Studio Series deluxe.

    And when it comes to scale, the Human Alliance figure is massive when compared to most any figure, and the Studio Series is small compared to any non-legends or Scout class figure. Jazz is tiny in the movie, so it makes sense. Put Human Alliance Jazz next to a deluxe or Human Alliance Bumblebee, and he’s too big. Use the Studio Series figure, and he’s small as he is supposed to be. You’re right that scale isn’t too much of a big deal, but being small is one accuracy (of many) that the Studio Series beats the Human Alliance figure in.
     
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    So happy I caught hlj in time, 2x Megatron, lockdown and brawl, cannot wait, hope these hit canada soon but we ll see
     
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    The HA and the SS both have their problems, but one is a deluxe and one is the carbot equivalent of a leader class figure so it's not really fair either way to compare the two. Get whichever fits into your collection better. Just keep in mind that the HA is almost impossible to get for anywhere NEAR $20, and doesn't scale well with much.
     
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