Transform and Roll Out Hova (Masterpiece-Style Jazz)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Primeconvoy1, May 27, 2015.

  1. stevej

    stevej Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Posts:
    3,970
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Likes:
    +5,937
    Chest size looks fine next to the likes of MP Sideswipe and the Datsuns but does look large next to the faux chest on Sunstreaker. To be fair I consider this a fault on Sunstreakers part as I hate fake parts and have no problem with large car parts making up the bot mode (a la the G1 toys and Binaltech line which I was completely fine with).
     
    • Like Like x 4
  2. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Posts:
    3,775
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +995
    I was just thinking about the Binaltech line...damn that had some great figures in it! That's the line that got me back into the hobby.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Posts:
    3,775
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +995
    I got my TnR Jazz....had to return it to the seller. I saw in the pics that the rear of the car was separated down the center line. I assumed it was just mistransformed...I was wrong and really wrong. The left leg was missassembled. And I'm almost certain that the seller knew it and tried to sell it anyway. I really loved the alt mode Sooo, I'll be looking to find one from another source.
     
  4. mixelpix

    mixelpix TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2019
    Posts:
    463
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +431
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Pinterest:
    Sorry to hear about your TnR Jazz problem. I've bought from this site: https://robotoybase.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=4898&search=hova
    I wasn't able to get the site to work with my PayPal account, but I just put a cart together of the stuff I want to purchase and email a PDF of the page to the guy (Tony). He sends an invoice to my PayPal account, and I pay from there. Works pretty well. I've bought a lot of stuff from Robotoybase over the past few years.
     
  5. ShmoopsMcGoo

    ShmoopsMcGoo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2020
    Posts:
    713
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +959
    Was going to buy an old-stock Zeta Jazzy, but all my ebay sellers flaked out until there were none left available to purchase. Will give TnR a shot as an alternative & hope for the best.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. mixelpix

    mixelpix TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2019
    Posts:
    463
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +431
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Pinterest:
    Enjoy! I like him.
     
  7. SquishyOH

    SquishyOH Votes MPG-07 = Mixmaster

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2020
    Posts:
    1,047
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    Ohio
    Likes:
    +1,569
    Well, I've searched this thread for "screw" because my new Agent Meister is missing a screw holding on the right foot. And both feet have an issue that the steel pin running through doesn't seem long enough and both feet have fallen off. I'm having terrible problems linking photos, but trust me that it is frustrating trying the first transformation when step 2 fails so spectacularly.
    I can't find any other reports of this particular problem. Miss-assembled issues, but not missing screws in just the feet. I've e-mailed the e-Bay seller so hopefully I get some positive results.
    Got to remember to transform all these bots at least once before the PayPal dispute window closes and before I give sellers a positive review. Gives them incentive to try and please me before I give them a negative review and open a PayPal dispute.
     
  8. Dire 51

    Dire 51 Line Stepper.

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2018
    Posts:
    609
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +725
    This figure is so close to perfection

    But it feels like the designers gave up on the shoulders
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Necrobot

    Necrobot Mechanoid Vivisectionist

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Posts:
    1,432
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Location:
    Metaldelphia
    Likes:
    +10,898
    This is the first I've heard of that issue. Do you know if it's similar to the types of screws that seem to be nearly universally used in these figures... like for example the screw in FT Sovereign's head is the same screw used in TE-01's head... which I believe is the same as the screws used in the Has/Tak Datsun-bots arms, and KFC's leg assembly.

    If it is, that might be a good place to start. Perhaps you can bring one of those to a local hardware store to see if they can match it.

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    And now a little homage to all the carbots with car doors for wings.

    Open Door Policy

    20200711_134733_HDR~2.jpg
    20200713_164441_HDR~2.jpg
    20200713_165801_HDR~2.jpg
    20200716_170622_HDR~2.jpg
    20200716_173900_HDR~2.jpg
    20200716_172540_HDR~2.jpg

    Cheers!
     
    • Like Like x 10
  10. SquishyOH

    SquishyOH Votes MPG-07 = Mixmaster

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2020
    Posts:
    1,047
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    Ohio
    Likes:
    +1,569
    Well, I pushed the feet back together this morning. The straight steel pins still don't seem long enough, but it's holding together now. And with a little manual support was able to get Jazz fully transformed.
    I'll see what the Chinese e-Bay seller may be able to do about a missing screw, but in the end it doesn't seem like the end of the world. After admiring Jazz all day on my desk, he's really a good looking figure in robot mode.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. MacrossA

    MacrossA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2018
    Posts:
    597
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +416
    So, I heard a rumor that I think is just that, a rumor.

    I've researched, briefly.. I didn't deep dive but found nothing... And what I heard was that this was the original Takara design for the MP Jazz that was abandoned. There was a prototype shot of their attempt, of which the best reference I have is teeth a video that the lazy eye brow reviewer posted years ago.

    Is there any truth to this, or is it just some BS I came across?
     
  12. KremzeekTyCobb

    KremzeekTyCobb Your redundancy stains/Tired of infantile claims

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Posts:
    1,407
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1,863
    Anyone have the box/insert for this guy they are willing to part with?
     
  13. pezley

    pezley Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Posts:
    2,565
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +4,355
    Sounds very much like the latter
     
  14. xueyue2

    xueyue2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Posts:
    4,640
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +8,225
    I think just BS.
    Because I know for sure this TR version was designed by some Chinese team.
     
  15. ShmoopsMcGoo

    ShmoopsMcGoo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2020
    Posts:
    713
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +959
    • Like Like x 4
  16. stevej

    stevej Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Posts:
    3,970
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Likes:
    +5,937
    Still the best Jazz on the market imho - though not without its flaws. Wonder if there are any mould improvements with the re-release?

    And... Because I know at least a couple of you will be thinking it... I wonder if it's being rushed out because there are rumblings regarding an official MP Jazz (if FT fast-track their Jazz I'd say that's more of a possibility).
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. jiidee

    jiidee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Posts:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +94
    Although I already have HOVA, this makes me happy. He doesn't get as much respect as I think he deserves as being the MP Jazz that is the closest to the original Hasui style designs IMO. I only wish his shoulder mechanism wasn't so odd and not intuitive. It's worth the trade off for that Toy-etic look.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  18. Snaku

    Snaku Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    11,927
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +31,082
    Ebay:
    At $60, this is kinda tempting. I've got Maketoys already, though, and this guy doesn't fit the mp aesthetic well enough to replace him so, if I did get him, he'd be a standalone. I like that he has so many cues from the toy but it's a little disappointing that they didn't go all the way - no chrome (or at least silver) and no rocket launcher. Hm... decisions decisions.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  19. Rob

    Rob Prowl Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    5,603
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +4,457
    Sweet, thank you for sharing! May save me $150 on the FT Jazz. Ill gladly get this instead.
     
  20. Snaku

    Snaku Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    11,927
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +31,082
    Ebay:
    Screw it. Threw down the $1 deposit. Now to ponder whether I actually want him or not. If I do, I'll have to adapt my 3d printed rocket launcher to fit him. And paint his shins and abdomen silver (I've given up on trying to chrome figures).

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 2