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Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby El Duque » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:48 pm

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An interesting auction has surfaced on ToaBoa that hints at a possible third-party version of Fortress Maximus, or perhaps the rumored KO. The auction is labeled G-02 Titan and as you can see the silhouetted image mirrored below (which is actually based on an official image) is almost certainly supposed to be Fort Max.

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Earth version of the giant Ford G-02 Titan (Titans) scheduled

G1 Japanese version uses giant Ford mold making, material color and size reduction ratio of 100% realistic
No official stamp, in addition to a large sword that contains all the accessories other than the new sticker
Quality is not to say, I bought here, great sword friend Earth version of the idea in mind

This product will be available first quarter 2012

Offer Price: 2450 yuan

Deposit: $ 50

Scheduled to have a good price ~!


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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby Court Jester » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:02 pm

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wait-wait-wait-wait-wait... WHAAAAAAAAAT?!


Oh, it's a KO of the toy. I jumped to conclusions Office Space style. I envisioned a new classics styled Fort Max.




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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby El Duque » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:36 pm

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After a little additional research I believe this is the KO we've hear rumors about.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby alternator77 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:16 pm

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this will be a tough sell :-?
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby It Is Him » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:09 pm

alternator77 wrote:this will be a tough sell :-?


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Buyer Beware: KO/ 3rd Party Fortress Maximus in the works

Postby First Gen » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:49 pm

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Seibertron.com News Crew member El Duque has found some new information on a possible KO, or third party recreation of Transformers Autobot mega cityformer Fortress Maximus. Heres the information he had to share:

"An interesting auction has surfaced on TaoBao that hints at a possible third-party version of Fortress Maximus, or perhaps the rumored KO. The auction is labeled G-02 Titan and as you can see the silhouetted image mirrored below (which is actually based on an official image) is almost certainly supposed to be Fort Max.

Description courtesy of Google Translate:

Earth version of the giant Ford G-02 Titan (Titans) scheduled

G1 Japanese version uses giant Ford mold making, material color and size reduction ratio of 100% realistic
No official stamp, in addition to a large sword that contains all the accessories other than the new sticker
Quality is not to say, I bought here, great sword friend Earth version of the idea in mind

This product will be available first quarter 2012

Offer Price: 2450 yuan

Deposit: $ 50

Scheduled to have a good price ~!


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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby LiKwid » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:10 pm

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On this like white on rice! After watching the headmasters dvd set I've been a bit of a headmaster rampage.Would be nice to have something that resembles the big guy :P
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby cannonfodder4000 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:21 pm

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alternator77 wrote:this will be a tough sell :-?


How? everyone wants a Fortress Maximus, but not alot of people want to spend $700 on one. ;)

Anyways like, I don't know if I want to get this guy, or wait for a Brave Max, cause, Fort Max is, well, Fort Max, but Brave Max is also Fort Max, but with like, a better color scheme, and not as much stuff, so I don't know. :-?
Hope the price isn't too steep :-(, and the quality! I hope the quality's good.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby UltraPrimal » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:56 pm

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BBTS has their Master Swords(or should I say Highlord's Justice swords) for sale. Hopefully they will have some more info for us soon.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby Rated X » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:16 pm

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This is the best news I have heard all day !!! Cant wait for the pre-order !!!
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby dinogeist » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:24 pm

[DECEASED] wrote:wait-wait-wait-wait-wait... WHAAAAAAAAAT?!


Oh, it's a KO of the toy. I jumped to conclusions Office Space style. I envisioned a new classics styled Fort Max.




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OMG,Imagine if it was a new mold fort max that had tons of poseability & was 2 feet tall. imagine a cerebros that was super poseable. or a spike that was poseabl;e. I suspose it would be kinda cool to see the 2 toes drones combining it poseable robot.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby GetRightRobot » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:15 pm

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Is nothing sacred? Is there nothing money grabbers won't pump out to weasel their peace of the pie? I swear to God if this is a direct Knock Off I'm going to be thoroughly disappointed. Fort Max was my Holy Grail, and I had to work my butt off and save up to get him (and he is awesome), yet I feel like this will somehow steal my accolade's thunder.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:38 pm

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That's over $300 usd! Pass.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby dinogeist » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:01 am

GetRightRobot wrote:Is nothing sacred? Is there nothing money grabbers won't pump out to weasel their peace of the pie? I swear to God if this is a direct Knock Off I'm going to be thoroughly disappointed. Fort Max was my Holy Grail, and I had to work my butt off and save up to get him (and he is awesome), yet I feel like this will somehow steal my accolade's thunder.


Personally I'd rather as many TF fans get the chance to enjoy the same toy i'm enjoying.

I honestly don't care about reissues or KO's ruining the secondary market or fans toy collections they don't plan on selling.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby AdamPrime » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:37 am

Wow. I would LOVE a 'reissue' of Fort Max. I have the Yuan conversion at about £240. If the quality is good, I'm sure to get one. I will wait and thoroughly read reviews, though. He's a big toy, and will need to take rough handling.

Again, only the quality of plastic can dissuade me from getting this.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby iaconportland » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:25 am

I quite literally swallowed my tongue when I saw this. Holy Matrix Mother of Prime, I have been waiting for this since I gave my original Fortress Maximus to a neighbor child back in 1989 (don't ask me why...).

If this KO is as good as the KO Devastator from KOToys, I will be happy.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby Flux Convoy » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:30 am

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At around four hundred bones? For a KO? Granted, it's a large KO but I'm thinking, nah. I was drawing the line at $300 or less. For official product at this sort of pricing, I'd be hesitant but far more willing to part with the money. Guess I'll just continue to be satisfied with Brave Max until we get reissues from TakaraTomy.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:33 am

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Quality KO makers, please, make it high quality. ( I already own one btw (the original that is) so this may be a mixed blessing for collectors. I for one would wish to be able to score another Cerebros gun and/or Cerebros' small black saber as a separate set.

Btw, I hope they don't sell it in the same G1 box so as to denote it as "not Fortress Maximus"...just to be fair.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby RhA » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:45 am

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GetRightRobot wrote:Is nothing sacred? Is there nothing money grabbers won't pump out to weasel their peace of the pie? I swear to God if this is a direct Knock Off I'm going to be thoroughly disappointed. Fort Max was my Holy Grail, and I had to work my butt off and save up to get him (and he is awesome), yet I feel like this will somehow steal my accolade's thunder.


I came here to say this. Scr*w KO's. Awful.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby GetRightRobot » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:03 am

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deathy wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:Is nothing sacred? Is there nothing money grabbers won't pump out to weasel their peace of the pie? I swear to God if this is a direct Knock Off I'm going to be thoroughly disappointed. Fort Max was my Holy Grail, and I had to work my butt off and save up to get him (and he is awesome), yet I feel like this will somehow steal my accolade's thunder.


Personally I'd rather as many TF fans get the chance to enjoy the same toy i'm enjoying.

I honestly don't care about reissues or KO's ruining the secondary market or fans toy collections they don't plan on selling.



Neither of your statements have anything to do with what I said. I'm not sure your comments would not have stood better on their own. BUT, since you felt the need to quote me....

Do I want everyone to have a Fort Max? OF COURSE. Do I plan on selling my collection and therefore am upset about the potential value loss of a REAL Fortress Maximus? No. But know this: No sacrifice, no reward. :D

People drop a couple hundred bucks on a cheap knockoff, they will not appreciate their KO like appreciate my original.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby Rated X » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:18 am

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If I may inject my two cents into this. It's no secret I support KO's to the fullest. (no disrespect to aybody who doesnt) One issue I have is that the creation of e-bay has doubled and tripled the price of what many scarce collectibles in general are worth. An original Fort Max should have never reached a $700-900 value price. As with many e-bay listed items, you are not paying for what the figure is really worth. You are paying a comparison of what some collector that lives in the middle of nowhere is willing to pay out of desparation. In other words, if a few rich princes from the middle east decide to bid $2000 on Fort Max figures, then $2000 becomes the new value of Fort Max because they just drove up the price. Then the rest of the sellers raise their price based on speculation that they can make $2000 as well. So if you are a middle class income collector who worked your a** off to afford an original Fort Max at inflated rich collector prices, you got my respect. I commend you for finding your holy grail. However, I also feel you are a victim of an unfair system of price inflation. This is why I endorse KO's. They even the playing field. Especially the quality KO's from CHMS and Kold. They give anal e-bay sellers a reality check and encourage them to lower their prices to more respectable ones. The sellers who dont just continue to have their items collect dust on e-bay with the "buy it now" option. And those prices are not the real value in my opinion. They are just shark bait thrown in the water to catch a big fish. Some will bite, others wont. Im sure a few people will agree with me and some will disagree and trash talk my opinions. Go for it, I gotta roll out to work now.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby DMSL » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:19 am

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Now would be a good time for Hasbro/Takara to announce a re-issue of this behemoth.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:23 am

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DMSL wrote:Now would be a good time for Hasbro/Takara to announce a re-issue of this behemoth.


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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby Treetop Maximus » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:46 am

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DMSL wrote:Now would be a good time for Hasbro/Takara to announce a re-issue of this behemoth.


Hasbro will never do it because the figure smashes into a kajillion little pieces when you drop it. The government gets butthurt over shit like that. Let the plastic-eating kids die. That's what they get for being stupid. No need to punish collectors. Kinda like G1 Megatron. Let the kids who take realistic toy guns outside get shot by police. That's what they get for being stupid. No need to punish collectors.
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Re: Third-Party Fortress Maximus Teaser?

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:51 am

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Treetop Maximus wrote:
DMSL wrote:Now would be a good time for Hasbro/Takara to announce a re-issue of this behemoth.


Hasbro will never do it because the figure smashes into a kajillion little pieces when you drop it. The government gets butthurt over shit like that. Let the plastic-eating kids die. That's what they get for being stupid. No need to punish collectors. Kinda like G1 Megatron. Let the kids who take realistic toy guns outside get shot by police. That's what they get for being stupid. No need to punish collectors.


They could easily release it Japan, which is where the release the Encore series anyway. Which we could in turn import thru BBTS, TFsource, etc. Just like Encore Megatron, they had to include that joke of an orange barrel plug but it happened none the less.
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