Jazz - Generation 1 Transformer

This was one toy that frustrated me to no end when I was younger. Friends of mine had Transformers that were easy to play with -- a few simple moves and they would change from robot to vehicle. When I got ahold of Jazz back in 1984, I was pretty excited...at least until I tried to play with it. Of any Transformer or Gobot I have ever had my hands on, this one is by far the most complicated and difficult to transform. Seeing as how this is one of the earliest Transformers that was available, I'm pretty excited that it's still around. Recently running across it for the first time in many years, I had to laugh at the fact that transforming Jazz from car to robot is still a giant pain in my butt. But here it is nonetheless...complete except for the spring-loaded rocket launcher and the driver's side door...


Here is what Jazz looks like in all his glory had I learned how to transform him properly...


[Images courtesy of toybin.org]

...and apparently this is what Jazz looked like when I first got him.


[Image courtesy of eBay]

1 comment:

Shawn Robare said...

It's funny that you mention the difficulty in transforming Jazz. Never had him when I was growing up, but one of my nephews recently got the Transformers Animated Jazz and he was a royal pain to transform. Maybe it's a curse...