That Bot wrote:I know they're fudging Metroplex's scale, and I don't mind. He'll tower over Legends and dominate Deluxes and Voyagers, even if they're not accurately scaled with each other. If they ignored scale with the MPs again to do a Fort Max, that'd probably be fine. But the whole point of remaking Optimus was to set a trend of MPs being in scale with one another in bot mode. Doing an out of scale Fort Max would sort of undermine that, even if it's the only realistic way they could do it.
That's true, although I wouldn't mind an MP FOC Metroplex with its own little articulated but non-transforming Optimus and Megatron figures. It's the same idea as Kotobukiya's MGS Rex model kit, with tiny figures of Liquid Snake, Solid Snake and Cyborg Ninja included.
Other MP titans like Trypticon, Omega Supreme and Fortress Maximus can have their own little figures that correspond to their respective characters in whatever universe their designs came from.
Like you said, it sort of undermines the new scale that MP-10 establishes, but it's an acceptable exception AFAIC when this is the only way we'll ever see an MP version of such massive characters.
Heck, they can even have a little "Mega-Masterpiece" subline for the city-formers like they did for the movie masterpiece Bumblebee and Starcream repaints.