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Takara Smallest Transforming Transformers Meister (Jazz) Takara, 2004
Day #265: November 9, 2011
Takara Transformers Meister (Jazz) Action FigureMeister (Jazz)
Smallest Transforming Transformers

Transformers Smallest Transforming Transformers Trading Figure Series 2 and 2.5/"Special"
Item No.:
n/a
Manufacturer: Takara
Includes: n/a
Action Feature: Transforms
Retail: About US$3
Availability: Japan, 2004
Other: Rare, somewhat (Medium Rare)

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The Smallest Transforming Transformers line was an odd duck, with lots of "chase" pieces and countless bootlegs making it difficult to pick out the rare figures from the fake figures. One of the first new molds that was really tough to get was Jazz, sold there as Meister. Today he sells for about $30, but he used to go for a lot more-- and even $30 is a fair amount considering the guy is about the size of your average LEGO figure. With spoiler, the car mode is only about 2 1/2-inches long and the wheels do not, I repeat not, spin. It's clearly a collectible for adults, despite looking like a children's toy from 1984.

Takara Transformers Meister (Jazz) Action FigureAt about 2-inches tall, this figure goes from a pretty good replica of Jazz' robot mode to a pretty good replica of his vehicle mode. It has no weapons or accessories, and the paint job is pretty decent in how it replicates the transformation process. The robot has some silver, plus blue and red stripes and an Autobot symbol on the chest. The Autbot symbol looks sloppy, but aside from that the deco is pretty clean and there's a "Meister" on it. Nice stuff, and about sized right for your MicroMasters displays. However it's still pretty fiddly in spots and clearly not meant to be played with-- the joints will get loose if you mess with them too much, and it feels like the pieces are not designed for rough play.

In car mode, it's a car model. You can't do anything with it other than transform it from the car to the robot, or just look at it. I love the idea for this line but as toys, well, they suck. As collectibles I wish I could get them all, but these guys were all pretty expensive and Jazz in particular was a "chase" piece in series 2.

If you just want a small transforming Jazz toy, the Universe Legends line had a perfect new mold in 2008 which is just exactly what you want in a toy-- easy to transform, looks like Jazz, and (at the time) it was cheap. This one looks cool and for anyone daring to collect the whole line, is unquestionably worth owning-- but it's a look-don't-touch kind of a thing. Given the price tag I'd only suggest tracking it down as part of a growing collection, specifically if you can buy him in a lot with other small Transformers like I did-- I got him, Hot Rod, and a bunch of others for about $20.

--Adam Pawlus

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