Transformers Fans Toys FT-39 Jabber (Masterpiece Blurr)
Fanstoys items usually come with an outer plastic baggie to protect the box.
Since this is a Third Party, non-official item, it’s best to get some stickers from Reprolabels/Toyhax.com to make this guy more “toon-accurate”.
To apply, I find the best way to stick the stickers on is to use the tip of a blade, this way you have more control over the application, as compared to using just your fingers. You can also use the blade to help gently peel off a corner of the sticker in case you didn’t center it right and need to re-apply.
Blurr is the fastest Autobot around, hands down. Moving extremely fast and talks even faster. Functions primarily as a data courier for the Autobots. In vehicle mode, he can travel faster than the speed of sound.
Blurr was voiced in the G1 cartoons by one of the World’s Fastest Talkers, John Moschitta, Jr., who is able to articulate 586 words per minute.
He comes with his Electro Laser, which can reverse the polarity of the target’s microcircuits, leaving them motionless.
He also comes with a sniper rifle, not sure if this is a homage to the IDW comics?
Targetmaster Cipher (Haywire)
Haywire in the G1 mythos was an impulsive Nebulan Teenager (in the comics) and was binary-bonded to Blurr as a Targetmaster, making them a perfect match, personality-wise. Unfortunately, the duo tended to be hyperactive and not best suited for precision combat.
Diecast parts include:
–Sections of the legs (knees?)
Remember to flip out the heels the first time you get him out of the tray.
The tab needs to be flipped out in order to lock the upper torso in place.
Alternate “open mouth” face and clear windshield piece for vehicle mode.
Note that the vehicle mode does not have any rolling wheels anywhere.
Jabber’s various guns can be attached to the underside of his front bumper.
Overall, a pretty decent Blurr. With this release, we more or less have the 1986 movie Autobot cast all together now (waiting on Tesla 2.0 to complete my team).
Transforming him is a bit of a pain (as usual from Fans Toys), and the paint somehow feels a bit sloppy this time (some paint bleeds on the feet on mine and some bubbles on this helmet). The good news is that diecast and overall look of the figure in robot mode are very good and blends well with Fans Toys’ Transformers 1986 movie cast.
An alternate choice for a Masterpiece Blurr would be Unique Toy’s Buzzing.