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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:53 am

See, BTS? THIS is how you do a modern update for Ravage and the Rumble mold.
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:54 am

I am pretty much prepping up to preorder Fortress Maximus. He is the #1 reason why "The Headmasters" is my favorite series, and is going to be the centerpiece to my entire collection. That, and while the "early bird" option is available, I'll wait the extra month as I [hope to] have a lot on my plate when it comes to March. 8)

As for the tapes, I just hope people will remember three things:

1) RIRFIB is only fact if you follow the original toyline, the Japanese take of the series, and the original Marvel series. It is only the other way around in the English dubbed version, which post-dates both the toyline and comic series.

2) These are Masterpiece versions of the tapes, which means that there is added detail and articulation added. Plus, and atop of that, they are Japanese imports. So you should consider the added price as being both those things and the fact you are buying from a middle-man.

3) There was a third, but I had forgotten it. However, lets hope this means we shall see an MP version of Blaster in the foreseeable future. :-?
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:03 am

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Thank freakin' god Rumble is red. Now I don't have to worry about picking up both sets just to get the one I want. Rumble & Ravage will be good enough!

Black Convoy, who didn't see that coming. :lol: Interesting to note that he's a legit Decepticon this time around. Cool, but I've decided to skip out on Black Convoy/Nemesis Primes if I already have the corresponding Optimus Prime, unless there's a really good reason to get it like TFCC Scourge.

Devy looks a little odd. I'm glad I picked up the first Encore release, although it's still sitting in my Loot. :lol:
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby wewyllenium » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:12 am

The Cassettes are top priority along with MP Soundwave. I'm fine with the price. Black Convoy is an easy pass... for now. :D
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby craggy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:39 am

would it be awesome if these were less expensive? yes, of course.
do I feel I'm being ripped off, or that it's not worth it, or has anything stopped me from pre-ordering the cassettes? nosiree.
I very rarely pre-order stuff like this, but Dat Frezy and Dat Rumble. Ravage looks pretty darn awesome too. Buzzsaw is, as ever, a non-entity who I'll be considering as little more that a slightly miscoloured Laserbeak.

Still not sure I'll get MP Soundwave but the tapes are a must. Bring on Blaster's tapes too!
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:51 am

I was on the fence about Soundwave, but now seeing him along with those cassettes, those beautiful cassettes...

My wallet weeps :sad:
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:56 am

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craggy wrote:would it be awesome if these were less expensive? yes, of course.
do I feel I'm being ripped off, or that it's not worth it, or has anything stopped me from pre-ordering the cassettes? nosiree.
I very rarely pre-order stuff like this, but Dat Frezy and Dat Rumble. Ravage looks pretty darn awesome too. Buzzsaw is, as ever, a non-entity who I'll be considering as little more that a slightly miscoloured Laserbeak.

Still not sure I'll get MP Soundwave but the tapes are a must. Bring on Blaster's tapes too!
Call me crazy but I'm getting a strange feeling of deja vu from reading his post. :shock: :-?
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby Bubbah » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:08 pm

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Oh man! Those cassettes are just so ... They're gorgeous!! Soundwave is the first MP I've preorder and the first I'm importing before waiting on a US release, so these tapes totally justify it all and make me weep with pleasure! I cannot get over how amazing those little guys are!
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby craggy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:18 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:would it be awesome if these were less expensive? yes, of course.
do I feel I'm being ripped off, or that it's not worth it, or has anything stopped me from pre-ordering the cassettes? nosiree.
I very rarely pre-order stuff like this, but Dat Frezy and Dat Rumble. Ravage looks pretty darn awesome too. Buzzsaw is, as ever, a non-entity who I'll be considering as little more that a slightly miscoloured Laserbeak.

Still not sure I'll get MP Soundwave but the tapes are a must. Bring on Blaster's tapes too!
Call me crazy but I'm getting a strange feeling of deja vu from reading his post. :shock: :-?

I think I've been saying the same thing since we first saw the protos. :P Sorry if I'm repeating myself.
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:23 pm

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craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:would it be awesome if these were less expensive? yes, of course.
do I feel I'm being ripped off, or that it's not worth it, or has anything stopped me from pre-ordering the cassettes? nosiree.
I very rarely pre-order stuff like this, but Dat Frezy and Dat Rumble. Ravage looks pretty darn awesome too. Buzzsaw is, as ever, a non-entity who I'll be considering as little more that a slightly miscoloured Laserbeak.

Still not sure I'll get MP Soundwave but the tapes are a must. Bring on Blaster's tapes too!
Call me crazy but I'm getting a strange feeling of deja vu from reading his post. :shock: :-?

I think I've been saying the same thing since we first saw the protos. :P Sorry if I'm repeating myself.
What's funny is that even the date felt familiar, but I don't recall seeing this kind of post at any other point today. 8-}
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby Blurrz » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:53 pm

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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby Squawk'n'talk » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:24 pm

All kinds of wonderful. I foresee a snag though - does this mean Ratbat will come with the Soundblaster repaint? ouch.
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby Bubbah » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:29 pm

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Squawk'n'talk wrote:All kinds of wonderful. I foresee a snag though - does this mean Ratbat will come with the Soundblaster repaint? ouch.

Maybe he'll come with Slugfest or Overkill in another pack. MP16 is an easy set, because the base mold is already done, so Ratbat could be part of a third set, hopefully.
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:35 pm

RiddlerJ wrote:I was on the fence about Soundwave, but now seeing him along with those cassettes, those beautiful cassettes...

My wallet weeps :sad:


I feel for ya as wallet weeps as well, and is on suicide watch as I have just preordered Fortress Maximus. :lol:

But yeah... When you get them and choose to display them outside the boxes, please send me a pic. ;)^
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby zappatton2 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:38 pm

Bubbah wrote:
Squawk'n'talk wrote:All kinds of wonderful. I foresee a snag though - does this mean Ratbat will come with the Soundblaster repaint? ouch.

Maybe he'll come with Slugfest or Overkill in another pack. MP16 is an easy set, because the base mold is already done, so Ratbat could be part of a third set, hopefully.

Or if they ever do Blaster, they can do a mixed alliance release. Example; Blaster comes with Eject, Rewind and Ramhorn are together, and Ratbat gets packed with Steeljaw. Either way, I've already put in my pre-order. Gotta say, when I first saw the grey Ravage prototype, I thought it looked kinda crappy, but seeing the finished product (even if it is blurry), he looks awesome!
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby NTESHFT » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:47 pm

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Where's that Picture of Fry with the shut up and take my money?....

Though, I'm passing on the Prime. I'm getting the cassettes . Those guys and Soundwave?!? It's gonna be legen, wait for it................
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby Deruji » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:12 pm

Still cheaper than trying to buy those encore rereleases.
Finally I can get all cassettes :D
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby Bubbah » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:14 pm

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KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:I was on the fence about Soundwave, but now seeing him along with those cassettes, those beautiful cassettes...

My wallet weeps :sad:


I feel for ya as wallet weeps as well, and is on suicide watch as I have just preordered Fortress Maximus. :lol:

But yeah... When you get them and choose to display them outside the boxes, please send me a pic. ;)^


Oh don't worry, I have every intention on sharing! The group shot will be the wallpaper to my phone, my desktop, blow up a poster sized one for the house, I'll sell 8x10s, keep one in my wallet, and may even get a locket to wear with one ... ok, so that's a lil over the top, but you get my point :lol:

headsortails wrote:Where's that Picture of Fry with the shut up and take my money?....

Though, I'm passing on the Prime. I'm getting the cassettes . Those guys and Soundwave?!? It's gonna be legen, wait for it................

DARY!
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby XDMan » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:54 pm

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They're all looking nice! And a show accurate Devastator? Awesome! But I, too thought that he was going to be in G2, since this is what he looked like:

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But since he wasn't redecoed there in Japan, they would make some G2 Encore reissues. And I hope Hasbro reissues the G1/G2 toys here (no safety reasons, please). Otherwise, like what I said on the price rise page, I'm going to Volo Auto Museum.
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Postby Stormrider » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:58 pm

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Squawk'n'talk wrote:All kinds of wonderful. I foresee a snag though - does this mean Ratbat will come with the Soundblaster repaint? ouch.



People keep saying that Ratbat is going to be released. I am confused. Does Takara really have a MP Ratbat mold? I have never seen the mold or picture. And I don't remember ever reading that Takara was planning on releasing the figure. But maybe I missed something? If so - someone please post a picture or article b/c I don't think Ratbat is destined in the near future.

I do remember reading that Takara hoped to make the original Season 1 characters as MPs. But Ratbat is not on that list.

Is the MP Ravage mold different than the mold that was released with Classics Hound?

What's the difference between Black Convoy with a Decepticon symbol and Scourge?
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Postby REMINATOR » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:28 pm

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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:29 pm

Bubbah wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:I was on the fence about Soundwave, but now seeing him along with those cassettes, those beautiful cassettes...

My wallet weeps :sad:


I feel for ya as wallet weeps as well, and is on suicide watch as I have just preordered Fortress Maximus. :lol:

But yeah... When you get them and choose to display them outside the boxes, please send me a pic. ;)^


Oh don't worry, I have every intention on sharing! The group shot will be the wallpaper to my phone, my desktop, blow up a poster sized one for the house, I'll sell 8x10s, keep one in my wallet, and may even get a locket to wear with one ... ok, so that's a lil over the top, but you get my point :lol:

headsortails wrote:Where's that Picture of Fry with the shut up and take my money?....

Though, I'm passing on the Prime. I'm getting the cassettes . Those guys and Soundwave?!? It's gonna be legen, wait for it................

DARY!


Heh. I am thinking of doing the same when I have my "Encore" Fortress Maximus graded by AFA and the photos are submitted to me. Then again, I was also thinking of renting a billboard and have the world see what I have. That, or just have my collection be seen on an electronic photo album. 8)
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Re: Official Images: Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, MP-15, MP-16 and MP-10B, & Encore #20A

Postby craggy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:30 pm

Stormrider wrote:
What's the difference between Black Convoy with a Decepticon symbol and Scourge?

panache.



actually, Scourge was the G2 Prime mold. It's relatively distinct as Primes go, and he had a big sword. This guy has neither. Also, they don't seem to like using the name Scourge for this character since there's the G1 guy with the fu manchu.
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