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Post by Hound » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:41 pm

My plan is to one day have a room where I can have a table or two in a corner where I can display these really big Transformers that I have in base modes. I do occasionally put them in base mode and play with them because I do have floor space to do that when I feel like doing so. That's one of the things that I really like about this new Fortress Maximus, there's all these posts all over the thing where you can attach the little head guys and places where you can attach the smaller base modes. It really highlights that these are meant to be playsets with the added benefit of turning into a giant action figure also.

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Post by ganon578 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:27 pm

Warcry wrote:I still can't fathom what in the world you'd do with a Transformer that size. Either as a collector or a kid. Most of the kids I know don't even have enough empty floor space in their bedrooms to turn the thing into base mode.

I'd love a modern Fort Max (or the inevitable Scorponok that'll surely follow) but I can't see myself spending $200+ to buy something so huge that I'll never be able to do anything with it bar standing it in a corner of my basement.
Hound wrote:My plan is to one day have a room where I can have a table or two in a corner where I can display these really big Transformers that I have in base modes. I do occasionally put them in base mode and play with them because I do have floor space to do that when I feel like doing so. That's one of the things that I really like about this new Fortress Maximus, there's all these posts all over the thing where you can attach the little head guys and places where you can attach the smaller base modes. It really highlights that these are meant to be playsets with the added benefit of turning into a giant action figure also.
I see the appeal, but I don't have the cash or the space to get one either. I thought getting CW Leader Megs and Starscream was big enough. They would come up to Fort Max's knee!
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Post by Denyer » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:13 pm

ganon578 wrote:Seibertron's got a gallery of Fortress Maximus up. Holy crap is that guy huge!

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http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 121/2/354/

I think 'Plex (with some mods) was the right choice, personally, and goes better with a bit of a WST collection... but I'm sure there'll be third party stickers to detail Max more, and there seems to be a lot of excitement for him.

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Post by ganon578 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:52 pm

Denyer wrote:http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... 121/2/354/

I think 'Plex (with some mods) was the right choice, personally, and goes better with a bit of a WST collection... but I'm sure there'll be third party stickers to detail Max more, and there seems to be a lot of excitement for him.
He goes nicely with Metroplex. I didn't pay much attention to that one when it was around since it was way out of my preferred size class and price range.

Yeah, if you have some WST's, that would be really appealing.
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Post by numbat » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:45 pm

ganon578 wrote:Yeah, if you have some WST's, that would be really appealing.
Yup - Metroplex is great fun with WSTs: https://twitter.com/ChrisCathrine/statu ... 1639541760

I really want an updated Fort Max, but he needs skyscrapers in city mode for me. I'll wait and see what 3P add-on kits turn up before deciding to buy. (He does look awfully like Metroplex backwards too...)

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Post by Clay » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:00 pm

Surprised no one has posted this yet. New-mold deluxe RID Starscream (animated homage) found at retail.

What interests me is not the figure itself, but that a completely new mold made it all the way to retail before anybody knew about it. No leaked factory test shots, no tweets from a Takara designer, no bar code sleuthing, nothing. Somebody went into a physical store and found something new and unknown.

Neat, huh? I wonder if that's ever happened before... pre-internet, the catalogs did pretty well to announce the entire year's forthcoming figures. My best guess would be some figures from G2 making it to stores in advance of catalogs, and that's been a while. (I'm of course thinking of new molds; I'm sure the odd repaint has shown up with no advanced notice from time to time.)

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Post by Denyer » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:44 pm

http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/07/21/tita ... oks-319923

Can't say I'm really interested in either the Sharkticon or the Bumblebee, and if that's a non-exclusive release of the Brainstorm mould it'll be a bit late.

Do we think Fangry (after a head release) might end up being a Doublecross retool?

Bit soon to be re-doing Blitzwing if that's the intention for an alternative use of the Megatron mould.

Oh, and Liokaiser and a mini pic of Sixshot.

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Post by Thunderwave » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:20 am

Denyer wrote: ...if that's a non-exclusive release of the Brainstorm mould it'll be a bit late.
On a good solid look that Brainstorm is a heavy retool of Blurr. I approve of this. Blurr is a pretty solid figure, imho.

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Post by tahukanuva » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:48 am

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:01 am

Sharkticon's cool. Not really my thing, but cool. Might grab one if I see it cheap.

If the revisited HM characters were a bit bigger, I might be tempted, but as it stands it's a "nice idea, but I'll pass" entry.

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Post by Hound » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:40 pm

I like the Sharkticon too but I'm a pass on about 95% of Titans Returns to be honest. Which is good I think as I was pretty close to all in on Combiner Wars. It'll be nice to have a year off from the grind of all that searching and money spending.

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Post by Warcry » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:21 pm

That Sharkticon is cute.
Denyer wrote:Do we think Fangry (after a head release) might end up being a Doublecross retool?
I'd be stunned if the line went on long enough for most of the head-only characters to get a full figure. As with Combiner Wars, they're almost certain to wander off and do something else well before exhausting all the characters the fandom wants to see. Which is a shame because the Doublecross mold would make a perfect Fangry with some tweaking.

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:22 pm

Warcry wrote:perfect Fangry
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Post by Denyer » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:57 pm

Cars like Nightbeat/Siren are simple, not sure what other uses there might be for Scourge, Hardhead, Skullcruncher, Weirdwolf, etc. as they're so distinctive. Much more approximate or off the wall stuff such as Warpath or Wolfang/Carnivac?

Could see TR sticking around for a good while if it sells reasonably. The only surprising thing is a play pattern with such a small accessory. The heads are easily lost, have a fragile connection point and are more swallowable than the originals.
Thunderwave wrote:On a good solid look that Brainstorm is a heavy retool of Blurr.
No, was referring to it being a Walgreens exclusive after use in an SDCC exclusive set. It's probably the Walgreens one... don't think the CW online "exclusives" got packaging markings to say they were more limited releases.

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Post by Denyer » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:26 pm

What I hadn't clocked is that that's apparently a voyager scale laser rod Prime?

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:02 am

Apparently (acvording to twitter) Scourge and Highbrow are actually heavily reworked versions of the same toy. So one reuse there at least.

Plus the inevitable Alpha Bravo.
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Post by Denyer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:02 am

In terms of general design and a few specific parts, but "retool" doesn't really describe it well unless the same CAD design was literally manipulated from one to the other.

Rotorstorm seems likely? Fits less with Vortex, etc.

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Post by Red Dave Prime » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:01 am

Call me picky, but I dont think you've done them right Denyer.

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Post by Denyer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:53 pm

Could be a way of making some generics with other heads mixed in...

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Post by numbat » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:39 am

Brendocon 2.0 wrote:LioKaiser is ****ing hilarious.
Yes he is.
Hound wrote:I like the Sharkticon too but I'm a pass on about 95% of Titans Returns to be honest.
Likewise. I picked up Rewind in the end to go with Cupola (would prefer the KFC version, but hey), but I still don't like the tank mode. Will almost certainly get Takara's Super Ginrai. Vaguely tempted by Sentinel Prime (he is orange!). Thought I'd get Fort Max, but the end result is rather underwhelming. And I don't like non-Headmasters being Headmasters (totally get kids will love the gimmick and collectors aren't the main audience, and that's cool). So TR is not looking to be a big financial drain for me either!

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