Warrior Class Jazz
Review by quinncat
For some reason, "Transformers Robots in Disguise 2015" Warrior Jazz is one of the first figures I've gotten in a long while where I almost couldn't put it down! What looks like an acceptable figure in pictures since, although the sculpt is pretty good but the paint is severely lacking(more on that later), is actually one of the most solid toy I've had in a long time.
In vehicle mode Jazz is a medium size white sports car that has a vaguely futuristic feel, with its rounded, yet geometric shapes. It also manages a G1 inspired look with it's vibrant stark white with red and blue highlights. The sparse paint apps are only really noticeable in the back of the car, which including the back windshield is completely white aside from the small red marks on the spoiler. The plastic quality is quite good for current Hasbro standards though, and in conclusion, this vehicle mode holds together very well and looks nice.
The transformation from vehicle to robot mode is perfect. Very few panels detract from what is generally, just Jazz's future limbs shifting around into a robot mode that is just clean and simple.
Jazz's robot mode features a very nice profile that, contrary to most depictions of Jazz, is actually very bulky and large. His head sculpt seems like more of a warrior's helmet than usual, and is complemented by his stern expression that like his physical stature, doesn't seem too in line with most other versions of him. As far as detail goes, black and white are the only plastic colors to be seen here. But since he features many vibrant applications of red, blue, and black in the show, how much is rendered here? Not that much unfortunately. The painted detail that is applied looks great but, There really is a lot of detail missing.
Articulation is fairly standard in robot mode but, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Many swivel joints are used throughout the figure for pretty acceptable articulation that is also helped by a few ball joints as well.
Accessories for Jazz are very limited as he only includes a white lance. It is well sculpted and can be held in either of the figure's hands, and even stores on top of the vehicle.
Overall, Warrior Class Jazz is a really nice figure that doesn't excel at anything in particular but, doesn't fall behind in any areas as well. This is a fine figure that is a lot of fun and a nice addition to your collection.
|Posted 8 December, 2015 - 07:12 by quinncat|