thedistinctroom wrote:Any problems with him yet? Seems like more than a few folks (including myself) have had some issues with the quality control on this toy.
And now that you have Metroplex, do you see yourself getting Fortress Maximus?
I have the Hasbro retail version, which I purchased from BBTS. The only issue I had was with the head transformation, but I think I figured out how to do it correctly without screwing up the way the helmet hinges on to the figure's head (which I posted in another topic on this board).
I can't see myself getting Fortress Maximus as a city-former (as opposed to the version in the IDW comic continuity). Any form of the figure I see is too expensive for what the figure offers, and I feel that it should offer more, other than being one of those holy grails of a G1 Transformers collection. The Fortress Maximus figure is the typical G1 brickformer, so it seems (never played with one in person).
Metroplex, on the other hand, I got for about $125 (including shipping) from BBTS. It is quite poseable for its size and has a lot of neat features, like flip-out cannons, lights and sound, moving eyes, a flip-down visor for those of us who liked the TV show's visor look, and of course a re-done Scamper.
I can see myself playing with the Metroplex figure a lot more than the Fortress Maximus figure. I find that's true for a lot of my G1 collection when compared to the more poseable toys that are prevalent in the modern era. I find the more-poseable toys just more fun.
The only thing I wish was better about the Metroplex figure is the lights functionality. I wish it was more like a Hess Truck, where I can switch the lights to be on all the time, that way the figure's eyes can glow and I can move the eyes, and actually enjoy that detail. Perhaps someday, I will modify the figure to do that, but for now I'll play with it as is (it's hard for me to justify modifying a figure I spent over $20 on, unless I can easily revert my changes).