Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida

Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida

Thursday, April 19th, 2007 7:03pm CDT

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Omegawrath of Seibertron.com has reported seeing signs and displays for the Transformers Movie in a Wal-Mart in Melbourne, Florida. Here's what Omegawrath wrote:

I was in a Wal-Mart in Melbourne, Florida early this morning.
These are the pics I got. No toys to be found.

I apologilize for the quality of the pics. All I had was my cell phone with me.

Nice close-up of Jazz's mug though. He's got the same type of runes on his helmet's edge that you can see on
Megatron and Optimus in the official posters.

Enjoy them.






Credit(s): Omegawrath of Seibertron.com


This article was last modified on Thursday, April 19th, 2007 7:07pm CDT

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Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91255)
Posted by manas on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:07pm CDT
That's 100% Jazz to me.
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91259)
Posted by Bouncy X on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:09pm CDT
what the hell is up with "autobot jazz" ? how come some characters have autobot or decepticon before their name as if its their name while others, like bumblebee and prime dont?

its stupidly annoying..lol
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91263)
Posted by First-Aid on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:12pm CDT
Is that the firsts look we've gotten at Jazz's face up close? I like it...definitely speaks "Jazz" to me...

As for the Autobot Jazz...it's a trademark thing...nothing Hasbro can do about it...
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91266)
Posted by jazzman1006 on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:16pm CDT
That really does look like a great "updated" look for Jazz. These are the most complete views of his head and he looks really good. If Megs and Starscream were more in line with the past looks of the characters, Bay may have gotten a pass from the fans.
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91273)
Posted by Omegawrath on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:29pm CDT
Of the designs I've seen so far, Jazz is the only one that doesn't disgust me.

Well, I'm on the fence about Prime.

Oh, and the runes are on his cheek, not his helmet.

My mistake.
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91276)
Posted by Bouncy X on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:34pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:As for the Autobot Jazz...it's a trademark thing...nothing Hasbro can do about it...


yeah but why is it only certain characters that have their faction before the name? either they should all have it or none at all.... i mean are they gonna call him autobot jazz in the movie? lol
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91280)
Posted by Windracer on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:35pm CDT
Dude, I dig Jazz. I just wish his chin were a little more boxed and less pointed... it'd make him look "older", or at least less bishonen... if that makes sense. ._.
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91298)
Posted by MaikeruSama on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:55pm CDT
Bouncy X wrote:what the hell is up with "autobot jazz" ? how come some characters have autobot or decepticon before their name as if its their name while others, like bumblebee and prime dont?

its stupidly annoying..lol



Its trade mark issue the couldnt get the names of the original so they added it to make it legal
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91302)
Posted by Skowl on April 19th, 2007 @ 7:57pm CDT
I've been noticing something strange about Jazz... it's very subtle, but I'll try to explain it.

He seems to have a different head everytime we see him, and I think the version of him with "eyes" has been scrapped in favour of keeping his visor down at all times.

Look at this collage here. On the top right is a segment of the "concept art" that was leaked on eBay that day, along with the art for just about every other movie character. To the left of the auction pic is an image of what is labelled as his "Standard Mode" head, taken from the cover of one of those "I Can Read" books and under the auction pic is the boxart from the toy, labelled "Battle Mode". If you look closely to the section taken from the concept art auction, you can see that both of these match up the way they are supposed to.

Image

The new image on the left is of the Jazz display that Omegawrath found. Notice that the head there doesn't quite match the other two. For example, the visor is pointy at the end of the newer pic, where the "Battle Mode" on the toy has a rounded visor. The "ears" on the "Battle Mode" are much larger and "fuller", so it's pretty clear that the head seen in the new pic of the toy display is not his battle mode. The problem is, it doesn't seem to be his "Standard Mode" either...

...or is it?

Take a look again at the new toy display pic, and the old cover of the "I Can Read" book with the visor-less Jazz:

Image

It's the exact same stock photo. Same pose. Same everything - the only thing that makes it difficult to see is the angle that the new pic was taken. But for me, it's clear that this is the exact same stock photo, the only difference is that Jazz has his visor now... why change it?

So does that mean that Jazz will have his visor for the whole movie? I have no idea... but it is weird. One way to find out would be to get a good close-up of the Jazz figure. If it has the rounded visors and larger "mouth vents" of the labelled "Battle Mode" that won't tell us much. But if it has the pointy visor, with the more straight mouth thing, then I'll start thinking that maybe Jazz's head was changed in favour of a visor instead of "eyes".
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91315)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 19th, 2007 @ 8:10pm CDT
Jazz looks cool, but the BabyBumble face is just disturbing.

And Dude, thats an amazimg observation, but, dam!
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91325)
Posted by Ninja Sixshot on April 19th, 2007 @ 8:18pm CDT
nice.
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91329)
Posted by Ericus Prime on April 19th, 2007 @ 8:21pm CDT
Now that's the Jazz we remember (sort of), I think this movie's gonna be good. As for what Skowl said, it gives me a headache thinking about it.
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91338)
Posted by Omegawrath on April 19th, 2007 @ 8:27pm CDT
Regarding SKowl's post:

Yes, that is indeed the same stock pose for the body. I didn't bother with trying to get another pic because I knew we had already seen more of the body than the display showed.

As for Jazz's appearance, my guess is that this is the final fruit of Hasbro trying to appease both the G1 purists and the movie production crew.

The happy medium.

I DO wonder how we'll see him in the film. Maybe he just sees that humans wear shades and decides to pimp his visor human style.
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91342)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on April 19th, 2007 @ 8:33pm CDT
you all know that those are printed on the back of all the Spidey 3 displays at all the wal-marts right now, right?
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91347)
Posted by jonusjaxon on April 19th, 2007 @ 8:40pm CDT
Jazz looks cool but his toy looks like doodoo.
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91369)
Posted by guara on April 19th, 2007 @ 9:10pm CDT
Whoa~ Is that Jazz smiling?
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91381)
Posted by Barricade on April 19th, 2007 @ 9:18pm CDT
i hope the stupid "NO HABLO INGLES" ladies THAT I WORK WITH AT MY STORE AND GET YELLED AT FOR ALWAYS PUTTING STUF OUT EARLY CAUSE THEY dont know what "do not put on shelves until "enter date here"" MEANS get some movie toys in and put them right on the shelves...... i'll snatch them up like rims at a 50 cent concert 8)
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91384)
Posted by TheMuffin on April 19th, 2007 @ 9:20pm CDT
Nemesis_Apoc wrote:you all know that those are printed on the back of all the Spidey 3 displays at all the wal-marts right now, right?


Even more reason for me to steal a couple.
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91426)
Posted by jgilkinson on April 19th, 2007 @ 9:36pm CDT
finally a close up of jazzs face.... man he looks good
Re: Transformers Movie Displays Spotted in Florida (91431)
Posted by Omegawrath on April 19th, 2007 @ 9:41pm CDT
Cujo wrote:i hope the stupid hispanic ladies that dont know wht "do not put on shelves until "enter date here"" get some movie toys in and put them right on the shelves...... i'll snatch them up
That's not funny.

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