Courtesy of 2005 Boards member incapable hulk (AKA Toybox Soapbox) we have a very nice gallery of the highly anticipated Transformers Buzzworthy Bumblebee Origin Jazz for our viewing pleasure.
This mold is a complete new G1 cartoon Cybertronian vehicle mode for the coolest bot on the block. We are sure your optics will be pleased with the cartoon accurate robot and alt mode and a comparison shot next to the not less popular Studio Series 86 Jazz. A call to nostalgia from the time we used to watch the G1 cartoon on TV. He is a Target exclusive in the US under their Buzzworthy Bumblebee sub-line.
See the images after the jump and then share your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
Let me know which ones you end up using, I was googling kits on aliexpress and I’m not THAT good with soldering kits….Couldn’t really find one ready to go kit either!
I just made sure the legs were fully collapsed and angled properly. I didn't really do anything special.
Thanks for the idea on the stands!
I totally forgot I have a few from the hobby shop.
What an awesome idea! Should be possible with a kit!
I designed and make them myself. Follow the link in my signature if you are looking to buy one.
Anyone know of compatible magnetic stands available that makes these Cybertron origin vehicles levitate? Thanks in advance.
What bases are those? Are they custom-cut perspex, or something commercial?
looks so good! Fingers crossed for Wheeljack in the future? Daddy needs a Cybertronian moving truck Hasbro!
Can the head on this fit on the ss86 one?
It would be a whole lot easier to store the gun on the undercarriage if it weren't for that huge peg on the left side of the gun. REally don't like how we have to flex that transparent plastic a little bit to get it over the hood for transformation.
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Any tips on transforming the panels?
Got around to opening this guy today.
He's a very good figure- has a chance at deluxe of the year I reckon.
Find Jazz at Target earlier tonight. I didn't have any trouble tabbing in his side panels for vehicle mode.
All right, I stand corrected!
I totally admit fake parts make one mode look better than it could without them. I guess I'm ok with functionality over form. Uh oh…does that make me a functionist!?!
I've been playing with Transformers since the beginning, and no, fake parts have never bothered me. Not once, not in any circumstance. In fact I've been delighted to see the use of fake parts where that has been the only way to make the toy work in both modes (and by work I mean "appear the way the designers want it to appear").
Sure, it might be nice as an ideal to aim for, to not use fake parts, but in the real world the designers have to work with strict budgets and physical reality (in the case where the toy is representing an animated or comic character where the designer of that on-screen/page character didn't bother with what could actually physically work for a toy), and both of those will get in the way of that ideal, particularly when an explicit goal for the toy (must look like the character did on screen in 1986) is part of their design brief.
Collector since G1.
I always wanted something more like the media and remember being really happy with Powermaster Optimus Prime's proportions and fake chest.
TF Hot Rod
Yeah there are just some times where a fake chest or fake parts are just needed in order to get something to look right.
It doesn't usually bother me. I think if you handle 86 Hotrod, and just take in the engineering genius that it represents, you might quit worrying about the fake parts.
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Also lately the fake part is right behind the real one, like with Hotrod and BBM Jeep bumblbee, BBM Cybertron Bumblbee also went with the faux chest, but it's often amazing how they fit it in.
I mean, how would you make the chest real in these cases and get reasonable proportions?
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The only time I didn't like was on Runamuck and Runabout.
I felt like they could have used real parts for the chest (perhaps by splitting the windows midway…. and the wheel spurs were disappointing because we missed out on what would have been an amazing leg transformation, to naturally line up the wheels.
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Thet still look good, hope we get Devastation colors…..
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