Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 9:34am CST

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There's another headline I never though I would write. @Jalaguyon Twitter posted some really cool photos. A comic shop in Pennsylvania has found some vintage G1 Transformers costumes from the 80s in a closed warehouse. These are rather involved costumes of Jazz and Thundercracker worn in commercials for theme parks like Great America and for other promotional purposes in the 80s. The same footage from the Great America commercial was also found in OJ Simpson's Pioneer Chicken commercial. You can see both below along with the images of the uncovered costumes.

Somebody in the @tfwiki Discord has posted photos of the original TF costumes used in several G1 commercials and things!
Apparently acquired from Sunbow Prod.'s inventory, and now found in a closed warehouse by Tales of Adventure, a comic shop in Coopersburg, PA.
Here's the photos that toamichael posted:


Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop

Transformers News: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop


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Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093277)
Posted by Brokebot on January 21st, 2021 @ 9:57am CST
And now, suddenly, I have a craving for fried chicken.

#-o dammit
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093283)
Posted by bearytrek on January 21st, 2021 @ 10:28am CST
omg I used to love the crispy Pioneer chicken skin
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093284)
Posted by william-james88 on January 21st, 2021 @ 10:55am CST
Brokebot wrote:And now, suddenly, I have a craving for fried chicken.

#-o dammit


Interesting, I instead remember how my wife is always nagging and how maybe it's time to put a permanent end to things.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093285)
Posted by blackeyedprime on January 21st, 2021 @ 10:57am CST
The gloves look like they would fit OJ...
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093289)
Posted by sol magnus on January 21st, 2021 @ 11:07am CST
I remember they used these for "meet the Transformers" prize winners at parties. They certainly looked like they attended more than a few.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093291)
Posted by blackeyedprime on January 21st, 2021 @ 11:11am CST
sol magnus wrote:I remember they used these for "meet the Transformers" prize winners at parties. They certainly looked like they attended more than a few.


That kinda makes me want a five nights at MacCadams game
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093292)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on January 21st, 2021 @ 11:12am CST
I KNEW IT!

I've seen that Jazz costume in person, even though I've been told before it didn't exist. They had someone in that same Jazz costume at my local theater for the 86 movie back when I was a kid. I remember somebody had said they had seen Thundercracker too, but he wasn't there when I went. If it isn't the same costume, then there is more than one set of these. Awesome find.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093294)
Posted by BW Megatron on January 21st, 2021 @ 11:31am CST
Bloody glove and knife not included.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093299)
Posted by Kyleor on January 21st, 2021 @ 12:03pm CST
Just imagine how bad they probably smell still.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093345)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on January 21st, 2021 @ 5:25pm CST
Will your opening line made me think of a potential top 5/10 list, the top most weird/obscure TF items or new articles.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093352)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 21st, 2021 @ 6:27pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Brokebot wrote:And now, suddenly, I have a craving for fried chicken.

#-o dammit


Interesting, I instead remember how my wife is always nagging and how maybe it's time to put a permanent end to things.


Dude, DUUUUUDDDDDEEEE!

sol magnus wrote:I remember they used these for "meet the Transformers" prize winners at parties. They certainly looked like they attended more than a few.


There have to be more suits out there. These two couldn't make it around ALL the appearances.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093353)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 21st, 2021 @ 7:02pm CST
I remember a Wheel of Fortune commercial with a seeker standing next to Vanna White, but not if it was Thundercracker or Skywarp. I guess it was Thundercracker, unless there are indeed more than just these two.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093355)
Posted by sol magnus on January 21st, 2021 @ 7:29pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
sol magnus wrote:I remember they used these for "meet the Transformers" prize winners at parties. They certainly looked like they attended more than a few.


There have to be more suits out there. These two couldn't make it around ALL the appearances.

I dunno, man. Those suits are plenty dirty.

However, I was thinking that since they were found in PA, and I live in MD it's definitely possible they were the ones that were "local" to me. They had things at the ToysR'Us right up the street with them, they had the Captain Chesapeake Party contest where they would show up, the Baltimore Zoo. They got around, and that was just here.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093356)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 21st, 2021 @ 7:35pm CST
i remember seeing those commercials as a kid and remembering how much i wanted to see those in person or have that party
anyways apparently the costumes have some mold sharing with the arms legs and feet :-?
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093358)
Posted by megamanfan on January 21st, 2021 @ 8:55pm CST
oj simpson in a transformers commercial? wtf? that's just bizarre.
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093362)
Posted by Ig89ninja on January 21st, 2021 @ 10:54pm CST
blackeyedprime wrote:
sol magnus wrote:I remember they used these for "meet the Transformers" prize winners at parties. They certainly looked like they attended more than a few.


That kinda makes me want a five nights at MacCadams game

Shut up and take my money!
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093377)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 22nd, 2021 @ 10:44am CST
Those suit were also as part of the Transformers Universal Studios Tour back in 1985 and the Prizes in Disguise contest back in 1986.

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Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093651)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 25th, 2021 @ 7:47pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Those suit were also as part of the Transformers Universal Studios Tour back in 1985 and the Prizes in Disguise contest back in 1986.

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whats megatron doing in that peculiar pose :-?
Re: Jazz and Thundercracker Costumes From 80s OJ Simpson Commercial Uncovered by Comic Shop (2093652)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2021 @ 7:50pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:whats megatron doing in that peculiar pose :-?
Sunbathing, methinks. :P

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