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Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: WST Jazz

Here comes a shorty but goodie!

WST Jazz arrived in my mailbox today and I must say, I am happy. Now if you're not a Transformers collector, there are figures that are "Holy Grails" to the fandom as a whole, and then their are personal "Holy Grails." WST Jazz is one of my Holy Grails.

Before we go forward with this, let me share a little story as to why this is a Holy Grail and why Jazz is one of my favorite characters.

One friday afternoon, many years ago, in the early 80's when I was just a wee lad, my mother picked me up from elementary school. From there, we drove home. It was a normal friday, like any other friday. No school for two days, excited I could get to watch movies with the family, stay up late and play with my Transformers.

Upon arriving at home, things changed, something was off. The air was filled with a sense of secrecy and excitement. I had no idea what was going on. I didn't think much of it, being just a hild at the time, all I could think of was which Autobots would be battle the Decepticons to free a captured comrade. Much to my excitement, my father approached me with a gift. A gift that ahs stuck with me my whole life and left a mark that will never be forgotten.

My father hands me a brand new Transformer. Inside the iconic black and red box lay a Transformer who would soon become one of my favorites; Jazz! A sports cart, white in color, with blue racing stripes and a large number 4 on either door. Excited, I opened to box, as Jazz would be in charge of the Autobot team to attack the Decepticon base!

WST Jazz is a beautiful recreation of the original Generation 1 Transformer, just a lot smaller. WST, also know as Worlds Smallest Transformer, is a line that came out about 10 years ago, exclusive to Japan. The figures were blind packed, so when you got a box, you had no idea who you were getting in thbox until you opened it.

WST Jazz is perfect in amost every way. His design, an exact match to his G1 counterpart. A white sports car with blue racing stripes and the number 4 on the doors. Jazz's transformation is even a dead on mimic. The figures is a gorgeous and perfect representation of an iconic and loved character that will always have a special place in my heart. To have this figure added to my collection is a perfect to fit in with any of my other Jazz figures, or my WST characters.

Though this figure has been around for many years, I highly recommend him to anyone who is a fan of G1, Jazz or just the small figures in general, like Cyberverse.
A special thanks to my Father for buying me that Jazz so many years ago.  Jazz will always have a special place amungst my Transformers figures and my heart.

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