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The latest in the Make Toys Remastered Series - MRTM-09 Downbeat!

Figure stands approximately 23CM/6.5 inches tall, approximately Masterpiece size/scale. Downbeat transforms from sports car to robot and back, and also has fold out speakers, a grappling hook and more!

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Warning WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 16 years.
ToySourcecode: MTMR09DO

Make Toys - MRTM-09 - Downbeat by Make Toys

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Write a Review » Avg. Rating 5 5 (based on 13 reviews)
February 03, 2017
Skeletors_Hood
5

"A great Transformer! And I'm not Jazzing you!"

Several Jazz figures are hitting the market, and I feel like this one hits the mark better than others. Can be displayed as both cartoon or G1 toy accurate, which was a clever and needed step, as Jazz had two distinct looks. Transformation is easy for the most part, his legs are a bit weird at first, but once you do it once or twice, it's pretty straight forward. Highly recommended!

February 15, 2017
Jeff's Toy Reviews
5

"JAZZ!!!!"

Although from a third party, this guy is a masterpiece. I absolutely love this fig. Great transformation, and solid fig to boot. I say grab it while you can!

February 18, 2017
Half Pants
4

"Great Not Jazz with a couple little quirks"

Great figure. Looks amazing and is pretty poseable. However the leg transformation is straight up finicky. The biggest problem, to me, is the shoulders. When you full rotate them up, they pop the chest section out. Also a couple metal pins fell out of the legs of mine. Still giving it 4/5 though. Again it's a great figure, I just didn't see any of the issues addressed in other reviews. Headsculpt is my jam.

March 03, 2017
Gunsmoke04
5

"Best Jazz so far"

The best looking Jazz, in robot and vehicle mode to me. Very accurate to the cartoon and fits in with, and surpasses most of the small car MP figures. His feet can be tough, mine especially the joints were very very tight. But I wouldn't knock it for that, if you're patient and work them a bit they loosen up.

March 03, 2017
AlexReynard
4

"Gorgeous, but difficult"

I love transforming MakeToys Despotron, complex as he is, because almost all his tolerances are spot-on. Downbeat, on the other hand... This is not an easy transformation. But it could be much more enjoyable if nearly all the tabs weren't loose and nearly all the hinges weren't SUPER TIGHT. Like with Masterpiece Tracks, I get the feeling of, 'This plastic is too thin for me to be comfortable putting this much pressure on it.' In particular, rotating the back wheel sections is nerve-wracking. (Though the bit where the legs elongate via swivel is pure joy.) Thankfully overall, there are enough amazing mass-shifting tricks here that my awe outweighs frustration. I think MakeToys is employing wizards.

All that said, Downbeat is seriously pretty in both modes. The Porsche is lusciously curvy, spoiled only by a few bits of kibble that are necessary to avoid gappy legs. The robot was prioritized here, and I can't imagine him looking any better. (People seem to dislike the swirly grey feet, but I get the feeling it might've been the only plastic sturdy enough.) I love that you can display him with doors up or down. I love the gleam of his visor. I love the blinding pureness of the white plastic. I love the PROPORTIONS! My only complaint about the looks would be that he's a bit stark. As if MakeToys knew ToyHax would finish off his details with stickers.

This is not a figure you can breezily transform back and forth for fun. It's a careful challenge. But if all you want is to have your favorite cat-eared coolster posing on your shelf, Downbeat is very much worth that initial 'Holy jeez I hope I don't break this thing!' you'll have to go through to get him in robot mode.

April 24, 2017
whataboutninjas
5

"yes, more of this, Maketoys"

His design fits very well with the MP line aesthetics. If you're gonna capitalize off of a beloved 80s cartoon show and its characters, you should do so as accurately as possible. None of this stylized version like with Maketoys previous offerings. I hope they continue this way.

May 09, 2017
WreckNRule
5

"Great figure!"

I was torn between getting this guy and pre-ordering Coolsville. In the end I decided on this one, and so far no regret at all! This guy is sturdy, incredibly poseable, and just fun to mess around with. He fits right in with my Masterpiece figures and is a welcomed addition to the collection!

As for quality, I only had one small issue with a leg panel not properly pegging in, but it sits so close to where it should be I don't even notice it and it doesn't affect posing him at all. Giving it a five because the rest of the quality is superb and still light years ahead of some of official MPs.

June 13, 2017
kai zhen
3

"Almost...."

Maketoys almost nailed it. The G1 aesthetic is spot on and this is probably the best effort for an MP Jazz so far.
What was a turn off (for me), was the lack of paint...like on my MP Prowl. The shiny molded white plastic wreaked of cheapness and the swirly grey plastic on the shin and foot was befitting of a legends class figure.
Alas, he'll stay on my shelf until Takara decides to get off their behind until give us a proper MP Jazz...

August 13, 2017
OtaconTheOtaku
5

"The Jazz Meister himself!"

Received my MakeToys Downbeat AKA Jazz in mint condition, all i can says is WOW. MakeToys did an excellent job at capturing the G1 aesthetic of Jazz in both vehicle and especially in Bot mode. Solid and construction of figure, transformation is a little finicky around the legs but he holds together perfectly. Definitely a must buy for you Jazz lovers. Downbeat looks and scales Amazingly next to my other MP figures, get this figure you wont be dissapointed.

August 20, 2017
kingphilbert
5

""Jazzed" About Downbeat"

For a few weeks now I have been comparing third party MP Jazz figures. After finding a few comparison images online, and watching some very favorable reviews on YT I had essentially made my decision to go with the Maketoys entry. What clinched the decision was seeing how close this figure is to the on-screen animated Jazz after rewatching the '86 movie.

A solid car right out of the box. An excellent transformation with a nice locking tab system to keep elements together during transformation. Especially where they keep the arm locked at the shoulder to allow for the arms articulation to prevail. Great range of motion with ratcheted hip joints in the legs to hold poses. The two extra faces and the method in which they change out is fantastic. As are all his accessories.

If I had any complaints, it would not be the matte silver plastic on the legs or tight finger joints, but the leg ratchets only allow for a very narrow straight legged stance or very wide action stances. And, that without reference in the instructions for the rear lower legs it's hard to know if you have all elements properly set.

Def the perfect entry for an animated G1 Jazz!

September 08, 2017
Blacktron enforcer
2

"Not as good as I had hoped"

Right out of the box, the back of the car mode was untabbed and would not stay together. The back half of the car has a long open slit through it so that ruins the alt mode completely. Transformation is a royal pain and one part on the legs popped off since the entire part was connected using only a small tab. I was able to get it back on, but that worries me about potential breakage in the future. Some of the plastic feels too thin and also has a sort of 'soft' feel to it, as though it was lower quality. As another reviewer pointed out, tabs are loose, but joints are tight. This makes an already complex transformation even more difficult. Some sections have a lack of paint which does not help. I have run into too many QC issues and odd engineering to be satisfied. I have MT's visualizers and really like them. Downbeat is very disappointing by comparison. But hey, bot mode looks decent so there is that.

October 08, 2017
ClrDaLane
5

"Brilliant in every way"

By far my favorite so far. And my favorite character from G! days.

The did a great job. High quality everything.

October 11, 2017
CigarJackal
4

"A very good Jazz that just missed being great"

I have a love/hate relationship with Maketoys. Their designs are ambitious, but they often lack the engineering and finish in the final product. This is the case with Downbeat.

He looks very good and has some very nice and clever engineering. However, the execution is such that parts will untab with handling, which can be annoying, and (as is often the case with Maketoys) parts will pop off during transformation.

The other issue that I have is that his accessories are very plain. Some silver paint or chrome would have made his missile launcher and gun look much more "Masterpiece".

I do not regret purchasing him, and he is a good toy. It is just sad to see when something could have been excellent with some minor modifications and instead it turned out to be just very good.

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