Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped

Transformers News: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 12:11PM CDT

Categories: Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque   Views: 22,159

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Takara Tomy's TFYUKI has updated his twitter account with some updated images of their soon to be released Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus!

We also have an update from site sponsor TFsource:

Here is an Encore Fortress Maximus Update - be sure to read through! Preorder yours at TFsource here:
http://tfsource.com/encore/fortress-maximus/
http://tfsource.com/encore/fortress-max ... y-release/

Today Takara pulled back all of the Fort Max stock for a second QC inspection. Due to this some stock did not pass, and Takara has to do a new run. This will not be finished until the end of April. The good news - TFsource will receive all of our stock on schedule shipping out later this week. Many shops will not.

The bad news - all of the first run of Fort Max will be double-taped. Some collectors are very particular about this, so be aware all stock we receive will be double-taped. It's unavoidable due to the circumstances, but also a check to show that the product passed the QC check. Takara did not release any information on what the QC issues are that caused this.


Re: In Hand Images Of Encore Fortress Maximus

Re: In Hand Images Of Encore Fortress Maximus

Re: In Hand Images Of Encore Fortress Maximus

Re: In Hand Images Of Encore Fortress Maximus
Credit(s): TFYUKI, TFsource
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474376)
Posted by Deruji on March 26th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CDT
Text in 2nd picture: "The sticker sheet was folded into two halves."

Text in 3rd picture: "The styrofoam block is missing."

Text in 4th picture: "The eyes are painted."


EDIT: checked original tweets for exact context
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474386)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on March 26th, 2013 @ 1:46pm CDT
Nice to hear at least one of the companies making Transformers cares about QC.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474396)
Posted by Bounti76 on March 26th, 2013 @ 3:00pm CDT
I'm not a serious MISB collector, so could someone tell me....double taping? Does that just mean the box is sealed at various points with two applications of tape? How does that affect the toy's value?
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474398)
Posted by Burn on March 26th, 2013 @ 3:04pm CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:Nice to hear at least one of the companies making Transformers cares about QC.


Given the size and cost of him TT have no choice BUT to make sure there aren't any QC issues with him.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474401)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 26th, 2013 @ 3:17pm CDT
Guessing that means it was taped.... RE-OPENED to re-inspect... the re-sealed with a second piece of tape. To MISB collectors, it would appear that their MISB item was opened, thus ruining it's resale value.

If you're planning on keeping it MISB, best to get the re-issue sealed one. Planning on opening it, this early run is for YOU!

:grin:
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474405)
Posted by RhA on March 26th, 2013 @ 3:30pm CDT
I'm cracking that thing open AND I DESERVE IT.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474417)
Posted by Cybertronian on March 26th, 2013 @ 4:51pm CDT
Deruji wrote:Text in 2nd picture: "The sticker sheet was folded into two halves."

Text in 3rd picture: "The styrofoam block is missing."

Text in 4th picture: "The eyes are painted."

EDIT: checked original tweets for exact context


Thank you, Deruji. You told me exactly what I wanted to know. I may not be able to pre-order, but I hope the price isn't UNGODLY when I do finally get to buy one.
-- Cybertronian. :BOT:
P.S.: (Fantasizes of a new centerpiece for my dream model railroad layout. Lionel... meet FM!)
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474418)
Posted by Cybertronian on March 26th, 2013 @ 4:55pm CDT
RhA wrote:I'm cracking that thing open AND I DESERVE IT.

RhA, if this were Facebook (or Twitter), I'd "like" your comment. ;)^ I couldn't agree more.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474420)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 26th, 2013 @ 5:22pm CDT
I hope everyone post pictures after getting theirs! Would love to see that Lionel train set run around Fort Max!

As for me, I'm going to try to figure out a good way to combine two of them (i.e. old one and reissue) into an attractive, believable city mode. Any inspiration you know about? I managed a great combined G1 metroplex city from two, but haven't seen or heard of anyone tackling one from Fort Max.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474426)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 26th, 2013 @ 5:58pm CDT
Cybertronian wrote:
RhA wrote:I'm cracking that thing open AND I DESERVE IT.

RhA, if this were Facebook (or Twitter), I'd "like" your comment. ;)^ I couldn't agree more.


I'd 'like' it as well. I've waited so long for a Fort Max. No way in HELL am I keeping mine in the box!
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474427)
Posted by KNM2012 on March 26th, 2013 @ 6:17pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Guessing that means it was taped.... RE-OPENED to re-inspect... the re-sealed with a second piece of tape. To MISB collectors, it would appear that their MISB item was opened, thus ruining it's resale value.

If you're planning on keeping it MISB, best to get the re-issue sealed one. Planning on opening it, this early run is for YOU!

:grin:


From a strict MISB collector, I see this as such. However... I was given good news from Jeremy at TFsource. It appears that this is only affecting the early bird orders, not the other release. However, if you still want a single taped MISB piece, it is best to email the store requesting one... Instead of just holding off.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474509)
Posted by Ravage XK on March 27th, 2013 @ 3:51am CDT
I'm a fan of G1 and have bought as many reissues as I can but I just can't get excited about Fort Max and I don't know why.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474521)
Posted by Bowspearer on March 27th, 2013 @ 6:56am CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:From a strict MISB collector, I see this as such.


Not necessarily, but alot depends on how thoughtful TakaraTomy are here.

If TakaraTomy are just using standard tape to retape the box then your point is spot on.

However I'm reminded of how customs approaches retaping packages, where the tape is printed with writing stating that the box has been opened and inspected by them. Brown goods companies have done the same with things like DVD players. If TakaraTomy have properly thought things through on this and if the run is large enough to justify it, then there's no reason why TakaraTomy couldn't use tape with writing on it to that effect - especially if other items, such as an Encore Overlord are released down the track (if the demand for Fort Max proves high enough, it's a definite possibility) where the same process will happen.

If they were to go down this road, then technically they have remained sealed from before leaving the manufacturer and therefore should be classed as MISB as it could be proven that the retaping had been done by the manufacturer themselves.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474534)
Posted by El Duque on March 27th, 2013 @ 8:07am CDT
Site sponsor Robotkingdom has posted some additional shots of Takara Tomy's Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus. These images include the packaging, an up close of the head, the commemorative coin, and promotional phone earplug jack plug. Check out the images mirrored below.

Regarding its FREE premium, we are happy to announce that all encore23 preorder will be included the Fotress Maximus phone plug and exclusive coins !!! But the exclusive coins has been limted and it will be "first come first serve" til it runs out, and the free exclusive coins will not be offered after 31March orders.


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474550)
Posted by Flux Convoy on March 27th, 2013 @ 9:31am CDT
I could not have anticipated the level of excitement I felt seeing those pics. Looking forward to him in the next few weeks.
:BOT:
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474598)
Posted by KNM2012 on March 27th, 2013 @ 4:09pm CDT
Bowspearer wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:From a strict MISB collector, I see this as such.


Not necessarily, but alot depends on how thoughtful TakaraTomy are here.

If TakaraTomy are just using standard tape to retape the box then your point is spot on.

However I'm reminded of how customs approaches retaping packages, where the tape is printed with writing stating that the box has been opened and inspected by them. Brown goods companies have done the same with things like DVD players. If TakaraTomy have properly thought things through on this and if the run is large enough to justify it, then there's no reason why TakaraTomy couldn't use tape with writing on it to that effect - especially if other items, such as an Encore Overlord are released down the track (if the demand for Fort Max proves high enough, it's a definite possibility) where the same process will happen.

If they were to go down this road, then technically they have remained sealed from before leaving the manufacturer and therefore should be classed as MISB as it could be proven that the retaping had been done by the manufacturer themselves.


You missed the point I was making. Customs does not inspect packages shipped by major companies. They only check out specific packages that are sent to people and stores that do not pass the first part - namely x-rays (if the info I was given is still up to date).

Meaning that unless you live in a country where they open up every package, regardless of the business, this is not an issue. Because the stores will be shipping them MISB and it is highly unlikely the double tape "ordeal" (which, as I stated, only applies to the early shipments) is just going to have them using the same tape and double tape it. And that is not an issue unless you plan to submit it to AFA.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474600)
Posted by Rated X on March 27th, 2013 @ 4:19pm CDT
After seeing the classics Metroplex coming out later this year, this re-issue seems to be a little less awesome.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474602)
Posted by Burn on March 27th, 2013 @ 4:37pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Edit: double post.

I think it's time to allow people to delete their own posts. Was there ever a logical reason as to why we cant ?


In case someone decides to get abusive before a Moderator can deal with it.

Back on topic ... had to pay an extra $32 as due to his size, he has to come EMS to Australia.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474607)
Posted by Desslok2201 on March 27th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CDT
Does anyone else think it's strange that the headphone plug is marked Hasbro for a release that they won't / can't sell?
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474643)
Posted by MGrotusque on March 27th, 2013 @ 10:59pm CDT
Rated X wrote:After seeing the classics Metroplex coming out later this year, this re-issue seems to be a little less awesome.


Agreed. My interest is invested in Metroplex. FM is a monumental release mind you but i'm more stoked on Metro. That F@*!er is gonna be awesome! Least i hope so anyways.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474678)
Posted by prototype33 on March 28th, 2013 @ 4:45am CDT
Hey guys Im new to this site, on holiday for the easter break and decided to do a little transformers shopping around the shops today picked up the fortress maximus and a couple of other things. anyways question about the head. is it suppose to have he eye stickers already applied?
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474679)
Posted by prototype33 on March 28th, 2013 @ 4:47am CDT
These came free
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474681)
Posted by prototype33 on March 28th, 2013 @ 4:50am CDT
Unboxed
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474682)
Posted by prototype33 on March 28th, 2013 @ 4:54am CDT
Are the Eyes stickers uppose to be already applied?
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474721)
Posted by El Duque on March 28th, 2013 @ 9:55am CDT
TFYUKI continues to tease fans with images of Takara Tomy's soon to be released Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus. Check out his latest tweets mirrored below.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474727)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on March 28th, 2013 @ 10:31am CDT
:BOWDOWN: :DANCE: :KREMZEEK: Fort Max will definitely look so awesome decorated with a mess of Legends and Cyberverse figs fighting for control of this mighty behemoth...'nuff said!! :VEHI:
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474729)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 28th, 2013 @ 10:33am CDT
prototype33 wrote:Are the Eyes stickers uppose to be already applied?
for the Encore release, they aren't stickers this time. The eyes are painted to look like the old eye stickers.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474730)
Posted by El Duque on March 28th, 2013 @ 10:36am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
prototype33 wrote:Are the Eyes stickers uppose to be already applied?
for the Encore release, they aren't stickers this time. The eyes are painted to look like the old eye stickers.


I think it also comes with the eye stickers, so you can apply them over the painted ones for a more vintage look.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474737)
Posted by Gearslide on March 28th, 2013 @ 10:49am CDT
Wait, what's that Black Fort Max repaint in the middle of the top picture?
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474742)
Posted by El Duque on March 28th, 2013 @ 11:03am CDT
Gearslide wrote:Wait, what's that Black Fort Max repaint in the middle of the top picture?


Brave Maximus
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474747)
Posted by Gearslide on March 28th, 2013 @ 11:15am CDT
El Duque wrote:
Gearslide wrote:Wait, what's that Black Fort Max repaint in the middle of the top picture?


Brave Maximus


Oh right. I've never seen Brave in anything but Robot mode, so I was expecting him to be mostly blue.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474748)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 28th, 2013 @ 11:16am CDT
I'd love a solid BLACK version... or a white Metroplex "Autobot City" style version with nice painted windows.

Oh yeah, or a Grand Max. (ha) Or all of the above.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474749)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 28th, 2013 @ 11:17am CDT
El Duque wrote:
Gearslide wrote:Wait, what's that Black Fort Max repaint in the middle of the top picture?


Brave Maximus


aka RiD Fortress Maximus. By 2001, US Toy Safety Laws would not allow Fortress Maximus to be released here.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474758)
Posted by Seibertron on March 28th, 2013 @ 12:41pm CDT
Gearslide wrote:
El Duque wrote:
Gearslide wrote:Wait, what's that Black Fort Max repaint in the middle of the top picture?


Brave Maximus


Oh right. I've never seen Brave in anything but Robot mode, so I was expecting him to be mostly blue.


I haven't launched Brave Maximus' gallery yet because I haven't had a chance to do comparison shots of him with the other RID figures from that series. However, I do have his pics done so hopefully some time in the next few months I'll bust out the RID tub o' figures.

In the meantime, Brave made an appearance in Grand Maximus' gallery which you can view by clicking on the images below.

Image

Image
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474759)
Posted by Desslok2201 on March 28th, 2013 @ 12:42pm CDT
Isn't that black one the prototype they showed a few months ago?
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474762)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 28th, 2013 @ 12:56pm CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:Isn't that black one the prototype they showed a few months ago?
It's Brave Max. Black tower, black feet, dark blue legs, yellow windows.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474771)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 28th, 2013 @ 1:30pm CDT
I'm guessing the lighting makes it look black in this pic? (no black on MY Brave Max.)
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474777)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 28th, 2013 @ 2:06pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I'm guessing the lighting makes it look black in this pic? (no black on MY Brave Max.)
Aren't the feet, head, Plasma, and side door on the right leg black? :???:
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474779)
Posted by datguy86 on March 28th, 2013 @ 2:09pm CDT
Argh. Had to cancel mine due to unemployment. Can you all do me a solid and love yours like you're five years old and it's the best toy on Christmas Day? That'd be awesome.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474800)
Posted by KNM2012 on March 28th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CDT
datguy86 wrote:Argh. Had to cancel mine due to unemployment. Can you all do me a solid and love yours like you're five years old and it's the best toy on Christmas Day? That'd be awesome.

I'll do something better - After I have it graded and displayed, I'll do that once in a while. I'll even ponder how my inner child would have displayed it and more. :)
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474816)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on March 28th, 2013 @ 6:17pm CDT
Shame I don't have the money or room for him. I already have an Autobot city set up in my room comprised of Metroplex, Countdown, Greasepit, Ironworks and NINE Optimus Prime trailers. G1, powermaster, Machine Wars, RID, three different Armada trailers with Overlord in place of one tower, Energon and Cybertron. I also have two Hot Spots and Silverbolts connected to Metroplex with Scattorshot in cannon mode hanging out with them.

The city is populated by a few minibots, a handful of cyberverse, a bunch of micromasters, a lot of spychangers and a TON of minicons. I actually ran out of room before I ran out of minicons but when I set up the dismal Decpticon city I can use them. I only have Trypticon, Scorpinok and RID Scourge's trailer for the con city but I have a bunch of Onslaughts and Mega Octanes.

If only I had the money for Fort Max.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474827)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 28th, 2013 @ 6:58pm CDT
Alpha Weltall wrote:Shame I don't have the money or room for him. I already have an Autobot city set up in my room comprised of Metroplex, Countdown, Greasepit, Ironworks and NINE Optimus Prime trailers. G1, powermaster, Machine Wars, RID, three different Armada trailers with Overlord in place of one tower, Energon and Cybertron. I also have two Hot Spots and Silverbolts connected to Metroplex with Scattorshot in cannon mode hanging out with them.

The city is populated by a few minibots, a handful of cyberverse, a bunch of micromasters, a lot of spychangers and a TON of minicons. I actually ran out of room before I ran out of minicons but when I set up the dismal Decpticon city I can use them. I only have Trypticon, Scorpinok and RID Scourge's trailer for the con city but I have a bunch of Onslaughts and Mega Octanes.

If only I had the money for Fort Max.

Apologies for being slightly off topic, but I'd love to see a photo if you've got one, please?
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474837)
Posted by Heckfire on March 28th, 2013 @ 7:21pm CDT
*paws feebly at his monitor, whimpering* WAAAAAANNNNNNNT...

OK, if I get this I.T. job I just interviewed for, I am SO treating myself to this bad boy.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474840)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on March 28th, 2013 @ 7:38pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:
Alpha Weltall wrote:Shame I don't have the money or room for him. I already have an Autobot city set up in my room comprised of Metroplex, Countdown, Greasepit, Ironworks and NINE Optimus Prime trailers. G1, powermaster, Machine Wars, RID, three different Armada trailers with Overlord in place of one tower, Energon and Cybertron. I also have two Hot Spots and Silverbolts connected to Metroplex with Scattorshot in cannon mode hanging out with them.

The city is populated by a few minibots, a handful of cyberverse, a bunch of micromasters, a lot of spychangers and a TON of minicons. I actually ran out of room before I ran out of minicons but when I set up the dismal Decpticon city I can use them. I only have Trypticon, Scorpinok and RID Scourge's trailer for the con city but I have a bunch of Onslaughts and Mega Octanes.

If only I had the money for Fort Max.

Apologies for being slightly off topic, but I'd love to see a photo if you've got one, please?


"One"? lol. I have a lot of pictures of it but they didn't come out too well as the best camera in the house is my 3DS' and there's just so much going on in the city that the pictures didn't come out very well. I plan on retaking the pictures though as I face palmed myself after forgetting to put the G1 trailer in using it's "repair bay" mode.

Then I need to turn around and retake pictures of my version of a "classics" display as I had a few out for the original pics and I have since gotten a few more to put into it and dug out more from my collection to cram in as well. But again, the pics won't come out well due to bad lighting and too many figures clumped together. But I will do this soon.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474849)
Posted by necr0blivion on March 28th, 2013 @ 8:51pm CDT
El Duque wrote:TFYUKI continues to tease fans with images of Takara Tomy's soon to be released Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus. Check out his latest tweets mirrored below.

[center]Image


It's like the 'burbs of Cybertron in that picture. I'm absolutely thrilled I'll have one of these in the next month.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474886)
Posted by noctorro on March 29th, 2013 @ 2:52am CDT
Aaaaw, I have a lot of minicons/cyberverse.

Mine will arrive tuesday or wednesday. CAN'T WAITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474922)
Posted by El Duque on March 29th, 2013 @ 10:28am CDT
Japanese toy blogger Alfes 2010 has received Takara Tomy's Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus, and post images of the figure straight out of the box prior to applying stickers. Special guest appearance by Kabaya Fortress Maximus!

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474924)
Posted by TreyTable on March 29th, 2013 @ 10:59am CDT
Fort Max looks strange without its stickers. That's all I have to say.
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474947)
Posted by Bounti76 on March 29th, 2013 @ 1:45pm CDT
Even without his stickers, I'm getting as giddy as the 10-year old boy who wanted this almost three decades ago. =P~ I will probably have to change my shorts several times when he arrives at my house. He may cost three times as much as he did back then, but after waiting this long, I'm cracking that box open the second it gets here. I deserve it after a wait like this!!

P.S. After looking through the pictures again...holy s**t......he's HUGE...that sword alone is big enough to fit into a HUMAN hand???
Re: In-Package Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus - Initial Run Will Be Double Taped (1474952)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 29th, 2013 @ 2:22pm CDT
So he comes with a miniature version of himself?

Click here to view an additional 43 comments about this topic at the Energon Pub Forums ...

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #105 - Megatronus
Twincast / Podcast #105:
"Megatronus"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014