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Thread: Toy Review - Studio Series 86 JAZZ

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    Default Toy Review - Studio Series 86 JAZZ

    MEISTER
    Series - Studio Series
    Sub-line - 86
    Size/class - Deluxe
    New/remould/redeco - New
    Wave - 1
    Released here - December 2020
    Approximate Retail Price - $30
    Approximate Size - 14cm
    Allegiance - Autobot
    Alt-mode - It's Jazz
    Main Features/Gimmicks - Gun can plug onto car roof
    Main Colours - white, black
    Main Accessories - x1 photon gun, x0 missile launcher, x0 missiles

    Thoughts
    + The most cartoon-like G1 Jazz toy to date.
    + The most Porsche-like post-G2 G1 Jazz toy to date (outside of reissues and Smallest TF)
    + The way that the doors and rear window panel tuck in to reduce kibble is nicely done.
    + Be sure to push the knee tabs in all the way to securely lock them into place. I find that this is best done by pushing in on the back of the knees. This will keep the knees secure up to a 90? bend, but any more than this will cause the knee tabs to disconnect.
    + Some of the vehicle decos aren't G1 accurate but are likely done to circumvent licensing issues. Most notable are the lack of racing stripes above the rear wheels, no Martini logo on the doors, and the racing number is now fourteen instead of four. Fourteen being the original G1 Jazz's Diaclone number and number on the 1984 catalogue.
    + Much like Siege Jetfire, this toy has two different shades of white - one is bright white while the other is kinda yellowed. :/ Don't like it.

    Overall
    Weird patches of pre-yellowed white parts aside, this is a pretty nice Jazz toy. A massive improvement over the RTS/United Jazz toy as the chest locks into place and the ankles aren't permanently sculpted at an ankle (this Jazz of course has ankle tilts). Highly recommended.



















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    SS'86 Jazz is great, a solid little guy.

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    Looking forward to the set of Toyhax stickers for this Jazz

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    It's really cool how all of the SS'86 figures have ports on their backs and feet to interact with the WFC play pattern.

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    Really looking forward to getting this.

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    Jazz looks great. Relieved this is a general retail release and not a web/store exclusive.

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    Seeing the comparison pics, I think I prefer the original G1 Jazz toy. Unless reprolabels does a fix, I?ll pass. And why 14 instead of 4? Licensing issue?
    On the lookout for MISB Headmaster Highbrow, Takara or Hasbro. I'm sure I could make you a sweet deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reillyd View Post
    Seeing the comparison pics, I think I prefer the original G1 Jazz toy. Unless reprolabels does a fix, I?ll pass. And why 14 instead of 4? Licensing issue?
    We don't talk about the 14, but yes licencing issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by reillyd View Post
    Seeing the comparison pics, I think I prefer the original G1 Jazz toy. Unless reprolabels does a fix, I?ll pass. And why 14 instead of 4? Licensing issue?
    Yes, licensing issues. 14 is also a reference to:
    Jazz's Diaclone number.
    Jazz's number on the 1984 catalogue.


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    I just noticed two small cracks caused by having to reattach the rear window because it popped off during transformation

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