Function: Special Operations / Saboteur
Vehicular Mode: Porsche 935 Turbo
"Do it in style or don't bother doing it."
Images coming soon!
Jazz's outer Pretender shell resembles a human male decked out in a flight
suit. The shell features four different shades of blue and has white gloves,
shoulder pads and helmet. The helmet is accented with a red visor sticker.
Stickers on the chest provide some additional blue, gray, white, black,
yellow and red accents (as well as an Autobot insignia). However, these
stickers are prone to peeling. Upon removing the helmet, we see that the
head has a Caucasian white texture and brown hair and eyes. The paint on
the head is prone to scraping from the helmet, which is a common problem
among all human Pretender shells. The shell features a miserable two
points of articulation. He can swing his arms up and down. To open the
shell, remove the helmet and simply split the shell in half (this ain't
rocket science, folks).
One criticism that many fans have had against Pretenders is that they
tend to have very underwhelming robot modes. This is because the robots
are often simplistic in order to squish them into the limited space inside
the Pretender shell. However, Jazz is probably one of the better examples
of the Pretender gimmick. The main problem with this mode is that the chest
is way too big. It's so high that when you look at Jazz front on, you can't
see anything below the eye. Jazz is primarily a white robot, with black
arms, waist and legs. There are black, white, red, yellow and blue decos
throughout, provided by stickers.
TRANSFORMATION TO VEHICLE MODE
Lift up chest. Push in arms. Push in legs.
At 9.3cm in length, this is actually a fairly good vehicle mode and representation
of a Porsche 935 Turbo, considering that it's a Pretender, and arguably
the second best looking Pretender alt mode next to Pretender Bumblebee.
The only ungainly looking part of this mode is the rear, which is pretty
chunky. The front windscreen is actually painted black, but the other windows
are all black stickers. Which is stupid, because stickers have a tendency
to peel off. There are two Arabic numeral "4"s on either door, as well
as a red dot with a white bar going across it. Inside this white bar is
some illegible scrawl. There is a hole on the roof which you can attach
the gun to.
Not a terribly impressive toy. Only recommended for serious fans.