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HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime

Transformers News: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 7:53AM CDT

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We just received some massive Takara Tomy Transformers news from site sponsor BigBadToyStore! Encore #23 has been confirmed, and it's none other than Fortress Maximus! We also have confirmation that Masterpiece #15 will a Ravage/Rumble two-pack to accompany the upcoming MP-13 Soundwave. The Generations line will continue with Kickback, Starscream, Sideswipe, Ultra Magnus, and Fireflight. Lastly on the Transformers Prime Arms Micron front we have Darkest Megatron and Jet Vehicon General. Pre-order listed below.

Hi - We've just listed some amazing new Takara Transformers - Finally - Fortress Maximus!!!

Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - $349.99 (April Release) or $399.99 for the early air shipment (March Release)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10800


Takara MP-15 Masterpiece Ravage & Rumble - $59.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


Takara Generations - Fall of Cybertron:
Kickback
Starscream
Sideswipe
Ultra Magnus
Fireflight
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10814


Takara Prime:
Darkest Megatron
Jet Vehicon General
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=10807

Thanks!
Credit(s): BBTS
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Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426101)
Posted by crossblades on October 3rd, 2012 @ 7:57am CDT
SWEET!!!
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426102)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:00am CDT
Fort max preordered! :grin:
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426106)
Posted by Mkall on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:06am CDT
A Fort Max that won't break my bank account? Yes please!
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426107)
Posted by It Is Him on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:10am CDT
Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426108)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:13am CDT
Does this make Fort Max less of a grail for anyone?
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426109)
Posted by It Is Him on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:15am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Does this make Fort Max less of a grail for anyone?


No. I've wanted this since I was three years old.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426111)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:16am CDT
Fort Max is too expensive, but I MUST know more about this Jet Vehicon General!
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426112)
Posted by cor2879 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:18am CDT
I still have my (mostly complete) Fort Max from childhood but I'm still preordering this anyway. Too sweet to pass up. I am not, however, paying $50 extra just to get it early :-)
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426113)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:21am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Does this make Fort Max less of a grail for anyone?


Nah, just one that's within easier reach. :lol: I'm praying e-Hobby will do either a Grand or Brave Maximus repaint, with all accessories including the sword.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426114)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:22am CDT
I still have my (mostly complete) Fort Max from childhood but I'm still preordering this anyway. Too sweet to pass up. I am not, however, paying $50 extra just to get it early :-)


Agreed. waited 20 years for this might as well wait another 4 weeks
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426116)
Posted by Starscream4prez on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:27am CDT
Im assuming those MP Rumble and Ravage go with the MP soundwave. Sigh, That thing mocks me, I both want it and wish it was just a teensy bit cheaper :sad:. However, this Jet Vehicon General intrigues me, and to an extent so does "darkest" megatron. Maybe a Darkness megs without all that chrome :???: or 'gulp' with more chrome :shock:
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426117)
Posted by reluctantyouth on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:29am CDT
Holy freakin' balls :CON: ...done and done on the $349.99 preorder for Fort Max!! I always wanted him as a kid and was able to get the Korean knock off version during RID.I liked him but he wasn't complete...sold him last year :sad: . This totally makes up for it! Consider my mind :michaelbay: . Long live Big Bad Toystore.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426119)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:32am CDT
Encore Fort max! :grin: Time to stop eating crappy school food for a few months.

Darkest Megatron? As much chrome as you put on it, it's still a pass, I'm happy with my PRID one. Jet vehicon General? Probably a Jet vehicon in dark colours (Ala regular Car Vehicon colours). If so, I'm on, never got the Jet vehicon.


As for TG, the price is too damn high for me to even be interested. Might just get TG Bruticus, and hasbro for the rest. Takara makes Hasbro FOC look dirt cheap.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426120)
Posted by mattwhite924 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:36am CDT
Fort Max?! Holy crap yes!

Might as well grap the masterpiece cassettes and a jet Vehicon while I'm at it.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426121)
Posted by Ominous Prime-Evil on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:37am CDT
I picked up the RID version several years ago and felt it was incomplete not having the weapons and all, but I can't justify $350 even though he's worth it.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426122)
Posted by Megatronus27 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:37am CDT
MP-16... Frenzy, Buzzsaw, and RATBAT?
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426123)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:43am CDT
:lol:

Wow, what timing! Up until last week, I would have preordered that Fort Max without a thought. But now? Do I go back on my decision to downsize my collection? I already have the RiD version (with gun and sword!) and I'm thinking about getting rid of it.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426124)
Posted by Trikeboy on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:51am CDT
Fort Max, MP Ravage, MP Rumble.

:BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:

Not sure if two cassettes should come in at the $59.99 mark though. I would have thought releasing Rumble and Frenzy together would have made more sense so they didnt have to specify which color goes to which character. I think Frenzy will be red, based on the original toy name. Also, what about that shadowy MP-10 picture, was someone trolling us?
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426126)
Posted by triKlops on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:56am CDT
friggin sweet
saw the email just before i saw this
gotta figure out a way too finagle this
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426127)
Posted by AutoBorst on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:57am CDT
$60.00 for MP Rumble/Ravage??? I know BBTS likes to price gouge hot new items but that sounds pretty crazy to me. Just another reason to wait for Hasbro to release their version next year.

I'm still betting MP Soundwave will be a SDCC'13 exclusive and already include all the cassettes, and not cost me $300+.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426128)
Posted by Erailea on October 3rd, 2012 @ 8:59am CDT
Time to start saving for that Fort Max. Lol. Thank god BBTS has the pre-order. If it's due in April I should have the cash put together, but one never knows when an emergency will arise :/ Hopefully their won't be any...

I sense next year is going to be a year of very few figure purchases.

Oh Masterpieces.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426130)
Posted by SJ21 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 9:01am CDT
I would be happy to have a Fort Max, but I am happier to have the $350 he would cost.

I will be requesting the MP cassettes as a Xmas present.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426131)
Posted by Rated X on October 3rd, 2012 @ 9:03am CDT
I like the idea of re-issuing Foer Max. Im not going to be buying him, but this will help drive down the price of the original to something more realistic in todays economy.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426133)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 9:09am CDT
As much as I wont' question buying them, I have to agree 60 bucks for the two cassettes seems outrageous. That's half the price of Soundwave himself. There's not half a masterpiece between the two.

Still...Ravage...I have to have him. I've waited for a MP Ravage since MP01. :CON:
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426135)
Posted by necr0blivion on October 3rd, 2012 @ 9:13am CDT
What awesome news to wake up to! Pre-ordered, now to figure out shelf space... :KREMZEEK:
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426153)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2012 @ 9:54am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:Does this make Fort Max less of a grail for anyone?


Nah, just one that's within easier reach. :lol: I'm praying e-Hobby will do either a Grand or Brave Maximus repaint, with all accessories including the sword.


I own Fortress Maximus, Grand Maximus and Brave Maximus. I can't wait for Encore Fortress Maximus. I also hope that they will do this smart and do the other two as well. It'll be nice to see so many people getting to enjoy the largest Transformers toy yet. Kudos to Takara for finally doing it after all of these years.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426154)
Posted by Roadbuster on October 3rd, 2012 @ 9:56am CDT
Preordered. Just gotta have some money set aside for when the time comes.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426156)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 9:59am CDT
AutoBorst wrote:$60.00 for MP Rumble/Ravage??? I know BBTS likes to price gouge hot new items but that sounds pretty crazy to me. Just another reason to wait for Hasbro to release their version next year.

I'm still betting MP Soundwave will be a SDCC'13 exclusive and already include all the cassettes, and not cost me $300+.


I'm for sure not moving on this until it gets closer to release. I'll pay it, but 60 is crazy.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426157)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:02am CDT
Maybe now would be an appropriate time to launch Grand Maximus' gallery. Hm ...
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426158)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:06am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Maybe now would be an appropriate time to launch Grand Maximus' gallery. Hm ...


Not just that, but maybe sticky the Fortress Maximus gallery for a bit? Only fitting, especially considering the possibility of e-Hobby releasing Grand (once they find the mold for the Pretender shell that is)
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426160)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:13am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Maybe now would be an appropriate time to launch Grand Maximus' gallery. Hm ...


Not just that, but maybe sticky the Fortress Maximus gallery for a bit? Only fitting, especially considering the possibility of e-Hobby releasing Grand (once they find the mold for the Pretender shell that is)


I can't contemplate the price for n eHobby one.... :shock:

Mrs. S would have kittens....

At least it's not April 1st :P
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426163)
Posted by robotmel on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:19am CDT
>:oP
Huge Transformers News....?

Hmmm large sum of money on an obselete giant brick or awesome 3rd party homage, now thats a difficult decision! :CON:
For that price they need to articulated him into some sort of super Transformer!

Regarding the Masterpiece Evil Cassettes, do we know their sizing yet? Could I be right in saying they will be around the same size as the KO Oversized Cassettes that turn up every now and then?

Keen to keep picking up more Generations figures when ever we finally get them over here in the United Kingdom, Foc and Prime too! :P
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426165)
Posted by alldarker on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:26am CDT
Even though the shipping costs (and eventual customs costs) to Europe are through the roof, Encore FM is pre-ordered!!! Still going to end up cheaper for me than Brave Maximus was :D

robotmel wrote:(...)
Regarding the Masterpiece Evil Cassettes, do we know their sizing yet? Could I be right in saying they will be around the same size as the KO Oversized Cassettes that turn up every now and then?
(...)

Considering MP Soundwave was shown at a show holding a regular G1 mini-casette, I'm guessing the MP-15 cassettes will actually be around that size, so... pretty small (but much more intricate!).
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426166)
Posted by Crisdecal on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:32am CDT
8-} :APPLAUSE: :oops: :BOWDOWN:

This is the one Transformer I would have never guessed they'd reissue! Great news. I have no regrets about buying the original 2 years back but I will def. buy this one too.

Here's hoping they also reissue Grand Max! I really hope this is not some fake April fools joke. I would be Max'd out!
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426167)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
robotmel wrote:large sum of money on an obselete giant brick



I take it you're not a G1 fan. Or at least not a Geewunner...
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426168)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:35am CDT
Expect ebay to have a crash in the price for Fort Max :lol:

Anyway, this is a good thing for collectors who have been waiting all these years :DANCE: Already own the USA version which, sadly lacks his "Master swords", so all I need are the reproduction swords to make him complete.

I hope to be able to score the MP cassettes, and no, the price justifies the intricate engineering that went into it. :x

To quote a line in a classic anime film " If there is a god, there must be a devil.........if there is a chojin........there must be an evil king/kyo....."

So, if Fortmax is coming, then SCORPONOK could be following next? :BOWDOWN:
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426169)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:36am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Maybe now would be an appropriate time to launch Grand Maximus' gallery. Hm ...


Not just that, but maybe sticky the Fortress Maximus gallery for a bit? Only fitting, especially considering the possibility of e-Hobby releasing Grand (once they find the mold for the Pretender shell that is)


I'd donate mine if they want to reverse engineer it and can assure me that they would be able to get it back to me in one piece.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426170)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:40am CDT
It Is Him wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:Does this make Fort Max less of a grail for anyone?


No. I've wanted this since I was three years old.

This. He's within reach, but doesn't make me want him any less.

Preordered him and the MP-15 set. Good LORD this is a glorious day! :D
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426171)
Posted by robotmel on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:43am CDT
alldarker wrote:Even though the shipping costs (and eventual customs costs) to Europe are through the roof, Encore FM is pre-ordered!!! Still going to end up cheaper for me than Brave Maximus was :D

robotmel wrote:(...)
Regarding the Masterpiece Evil Cassettes, do we know their sizing yet? Could I be right in saying they will be around the same size as the KO Oversized Cassettes that turn up every now and then?
(...)

Considering MP Soundwave was shown at a show holding a regular G1 mini-casette, I'm guessing the MP-15 cassettes will actually be around that size, so... pretty small (but much more intricate!).

Oooh I must have missed that one, but interesting to know. Would you happen to have a size comparison of Soundwave against someone we all know and own?

If the MP Cassettes are coming out at the same size as the original G1 Cassettes, they make for a very small Masterpiece again!

Maybe its just me, but I kinda liked Masterpiece when they where bigger and bolder than everything else, not just a highly detailed Voyager! :???:
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426173)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:48am CDT
MP SW may more or less be the size of G1 Blaster (with his legs fully extended)
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426174)
Posted by Ruthless Cynic on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:48am CDT
Already have him from my Childhood, but the option of keeping one MISB is too much to handle. Preordered. I too am eagerly awaiting a Scorponok, Black Zarak (with corrected plastic) and Grand Maximus coming out soon.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426176)
Posted by freaky777 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:53am CDT
I guess nobody gonna talk about that Meg, I wonder how different it he from the original? Maybe with his Dark energon sword? I somehow wished that maybe he could be the same size as AM-21 but looking at the Voyager pricing, I don't think so.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426178)
Posted by AutoBorst on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:54am CDT
robotmel wrote:
Regarding the Masterpiece Evil Cassettes, do we know their sizing yet? Could I be right in saying they will be around the same size as the KO Oversized Cassettes that turn up every now and then?

Unless something has changed since we last saw the prototype MP cassettes, they are the same size as the G1 cassettes since those too can also fit into MP Soundwave's.

Even with greater articulation and little features, I don't see that being worth $30.00 a pop for a figure that's still not going to be any taller than 3-4".
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426180)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:55am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:
Darkest Megatron? As much chrome as you put on it, it's still a pass, I'm happy with my PRID one. Jet vehicon General? Probably a Jet vehicon in dark colours (Ala regular Car Vehicon colours). If so, I'm on, never got the Jet vehicon.



Can you explain what you mean? I have AM Vehicon and AM Jet Vehicon, and they're both black. Vehicon has a blue bot body and Jet Vehicon has a purple bot body, but the vehicles are the same color.

Image
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426181)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:57am CDT
So MP-15 is actually Ravage and Rumble?


Dunno about other UM speculators, but I'm feeling pretty stupid right now...
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426182)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:58am CDT
It Is Him wrote:Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god.


I'M IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!

I'm all for Fort Max but I don't have the space or the cash for one.
The JVG has my attention though.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426185)
Posted by robotmel on October 3rd, 2012 @ 11:01am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
robotmel wrote:large sum of money on an obselete giant brick


I take it you're not a G1 fan. Or at least not a Geewunner...

;)
I love the cartoons and owned loads of G1 original toys back when I was a young 'un but they all went to a car boot sale way back in the Middle Ages!!!!

Im more of a moderist these days :lol:, loving the Classics!
Anything pre-Universe can bite my shiny metal ass!! ;)

This release will obviously be welcomed for the hardcore G1 folk which is cool 8)
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426186)
Posted by griftimus prime on October 3rd, 2012 @ 11:04am CDT
we need a new mold for fort max that is just as big
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426187)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 3rd, 2012 @ 11:05am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:
Darkest Megatron? As much chrome as you put on it, it's still a pass, I'm happy with my PRID one. Jet vehicon General? Probably a Jet vehicon in dark colours (Ala regular Car Vehicon colours). If so, I'm on, never got the Jet vehicon.



Can you explain what you mean? I have AM Vehicon and AM Jet Vehicon, and they're both black. Vehicon has a blue bot body and Jet Vehicon has a purple bot body, but the vehicles are the same color.

Image


He means the 'bot mode. the AM JV is a bright metallic pink as opposed to the purple of AM V, and why you're refering to said pink as purple is.....*facepalm*

He's basically wants the JVG to have a purple robot mode instead of a pink one. And the pink really is weird when the JV's are purple on screen.
Re: HUGE TRANSFORMERS NEWS: Encore Fort Max, MP-15, Generations, Prime (1426188)
Posted by Trikeboy on October 3rd, 2012 @ 11:07am CDT
Crisdecal wrote:8-} :APPLAUSE: :oops: :BOWDOWN:

This is the one Transformer I would have never guessed they'd reissue! Great news. I have no regrets about buying the original 2 years back but I will def. buy this one too.

Here's hoping they also reissue Grand Max! I really hope this is not some fake April fools joke. I would be Max'd out!


You put G1 Fort Max ahead of G1 Jetfire? No matter how much of a chance other G1 toys have of getting reissues, that one will never EVER get an official reissue.

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