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Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed

Friday, October 19th, 2012 11:09PM CDT

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We have some good news and bad news about Takara Tomy's recently announced Super GT line. First the bad news, that image we posted this morning that claimed the Super GT Optimus Prime would receive Nemesis Prime, Ultra Magnus, and Toxitron repaints was a fake according to Autobase Aichi. It was apparently a cut and paste job from the image mirrored below. Sorry about that, but it happens occasionally.

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Let move on to the good news, Star Saber and Fortress Maximus repaints are in works! The first three images come from the @ToYz80 twitter feed, and the forth from the Takara Tomy facebook page. Based on the images Star Saber will receive a new head mold, while Fortress Maximus will be a straight repaint.

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Credit(s): @ToYz80, Takara Tomy
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Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432302)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2012 @ 11:16pm CDT
Sutaa Seibaa!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

And Fort Max too! :D :D :D :D
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432307)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 19th, 2012 @ 11:26pm CDT
Not sure if I can resist anything Star Saber related.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432310)
Posted by Super Megatron on October 19th, 2012 @ 11:48pm CDT
Yes! REAL Autobot leaders!
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432311)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on October 19th, 2012 @ 11:54pm CDT
President-prime wrote:@robro: in case you missed the cue of my comment. I'm being sarcastic. I love Optimus prime but not that one percent you insinuated. Your lack of humor amazes me.


Trying to be sarcastic on a forum (without obvious cues) is like trying to find a black cat in a dark room when there is no cat present. In short, no one knows for sure if you are "sarcastic" without something like "/sarcasm." But I digress...
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432312)
Posted by President-prime on October 20th, 2012 @ 12:02am CDT
Ill try putting this :) up next time
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432325)
Posted by RodimalToyota on October 20th, 2012 @ 12:31am CDT
Damn it damn it damn it!

Just when I thought I was basically done with new items.
Damn you Takara and your GT inspired product that melts my wallet.

I wish someone there would ask if they were planning any other molds.
The GTR is my least favorite of the GTs... But... can't resist...
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432329)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 20th, 2012 @ 1:11am CDT
It is definite that Star Saber is going to be the one in blue. And that Optimus Prime (not Convoy) is going to be the one in red. But Fortress Maximus gets green? Call me conflicted on this one. However, I did say that if any I wanted were to pop up... I would get him.

Star Saber is confirmed, and he is one I definitely want on account that he is my favorite Supreme Commander. 8) Fortress Maximus is a maybe on account that I do like the shade of green used for him, but I need to see a better picture of him. :-? And Optimus Prime is a maybe on account that I like his partner/mascot and shade of red. :lol:

Sabrblade wrote:Sutaa Seibaa!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

And Fort Max too! :D :D :D :D

They appeased us, Sabrblade. ;)

But also, you call that a dance? This is what I did when I heard the news about Star Saber getting this kind of treatment. :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432333)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 20th, 2012 @ 1:54am CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:Damn it damn it damn it!

Just when I thought I was basically done with new items.
Damn you Takara and your GT inspired product that melts my wallet.

I wish someone there would ask if they were planning any other molds.
The GTR is my least favorite of the GTs... But... can't resist...


Heh... I feel for ya! I spent weeks seeking out my 12th Transformer (as I am buying what I feel willhave a long-term hold for me), and end up pre-ordering Fortress Maximus. Then I decide to go frugal and skip this line by deciding that I will pre-order "Arms Micron" Wildrider. And much like a bad horror movie monster, they do this. :sad:

I feel sad for my budget because they added one that is a definite, and another that is a maybe for me. :sad:
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432334)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 20th, 2012 @ 1:59am CDT
While I appreciate the new head, I do think Star Saber should be more white than blue and he needs to come with a sword. I just don't see Fort Max in that white and green scheme at all. Besides the fin is there any more retooling being done as the cars don't look like the original Alternity Prime at all; or it could just be me.
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Posted by Manterax Prime on October 20th, 2012 @ 3:59am CDT
You expect me to believe the green and white prime is Fort Max?
Give him a new head. Then we'll talk.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432356)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 20th, 2012 @ 5:43am CDT
At first, I was "meh" on what appeared to be just a lazy repaint/retool of Alternity Optimus Prime. Ad a spoiler and stickers and we're done! I already have the original so why should I bother?

Then, the recent images show a completely different vehicle mode for the OP Alternity mold. Now THAT'S what I call heavy retooling.

I may not buy Optimus Prime, but I may just consider one of the other ones. Maybe Star Saber.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432359)
Posted by hinomars19 on October 20th, 2012 @ 6:20am CDT
Not sure if this means anything to anybody, but the image for the green one just says 'Maximus' no fortress.

I'm probably just picking at details, no doubt it's meant to be some kind of representation of the character, but wondered if it was important it's not EXACTLY being sold of as 'Fort Max.' At least in name. Who knows what the bio says ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432363)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 20th, 2012 @ 6:44am CDT
I wonder if they'll include a tiny fig of those anime race queens depicted on the back of the box? It might justify the price hike; just barely, though.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432368)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 20th, 2012 @ 7:30am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I wonder if they'll include a tiny fig of those anime race queens depicted on the back of the box? It might justify the price hike; just barely, though.


I wouldn't count on it. The price hike may be caused by the amount of sponsors on the car, which would require licensing.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432370)
Posted by craggy on October 20th, 2012 @ 7:44am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I wonder if they'll include a tiny fig of those anime race queens depicted on the back of the box? It might justify the price hike; just barely, though.


I wouldn't count on it. The price hike may be caused by the amount of sponsors on the car, which would require licensing.

although you're probably right, it's a bit silly that TT would have to pay to let other companies advertise on their toys.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432376)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 20th, 2012 @ 8:52am CDT
craggy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I wonder if they'll include a tiny fig of those anime race queens depicted on the back of the box? It might justify the price hike; just barely, though.


I wouldn't count on it. The price hike may be caused by the amount of sponsors on the car, which would require licensing.

although you're probably right, it's a bit silly that TT would have to pay to let other companies advertise on their toys.


More like "use their company logos on their product for the purpose of accuracy".
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Posted by El Duque on October 20th, 2012 @ 9:12am CDT
hinomars19 wrote:Not sure if this means anything to anybody, but the image for the green one just says 'Maximus' no fortress.

I'm probably just picking at details, no doubt it's meant to be some kind of representation of the character, but wondered if it was important it's not EXACTLY being sold of as 'Fort Max.' At least in name. Who knows what the bio says ;)


Right, but it also has an image of Fortress Maximus in the inset. I'm curious why he's green though, reminds more of DOTM Roadbuster than anything else.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432392)
Posted by lonrac on October 20th, 2012 @ 10:30am CDT
I can't wait for the explanation, Fortress Maximus, the largest production transformer, homaged as a racing car? (yes I know, alternate dimensions, Axiom Nexus, Maguffin) :HEADHURTS:

So what part do the Pit girls play in the story? :grin: #-o
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Posted by Flashwave on October 20th, 2012 @ 10:51am CDT
lonrac wrote:I can't wait for the explanation, Fortress Maximus, the largest production transformer, homaged as a racing car? (yes I know, alternate dimensions, Axiom Nexus, Maguffin) :HEADHURTS:

So what part do the Pit girls play in the story? :grin: #-o


"oil changes"
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Posted by lonrac on October 20th, 2012 @ 12:19pm CDT
Flashwave:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :SICK:


Why are we teased with such art?
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432443)
Posted by Blurrz on October 20th, 2012 @ 2:33pm CDT
Thought it said G1 Star Saber and Fort Max repaints. Disappoint.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432448)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 20th, 2012 @ 2:43pm CDT
Had a thought, have the "issues" with the original Alternity Prime's transformation been addressed?
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Posted by Sabrblade on October 20th, 2012 @ 2:48pm CDT
Since it just says "Maximus", maybe the green means it's Grand Maximus.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432467)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 20th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CDT
Looks like we got trolled.

Star Saber and Fortress Maximus would be the last characters I'd expect to be cars.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432471)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 20th, 2012 @ 3:42pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Had a thought, have the "issues" with the original Alternity Prime's transformation been addressed?


Not that I know of. Then again, mine shall stay... MISB! Mwahahahahahaha!!! :lol: [insert lightning in background]

Sabrblade wrote:Since it just says "Maximus", maybe the green means it's Grand Maximus.


Nope. The profile shown along with an image states that it is Fortress Maximus. And interesting enough, not only does that add to my conflict but does the fact that I kinda like what I read when it comes to the team. :???:
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432583)
Posted by Flashwave on October 21st, 2012 @ 1:28am CDT
lonrac wrote:Flashwave:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :SICK:


Why are we teased with such art?

So we can make cruel jokes like the sick puppies we are. I suppose they have to be cautious which parts they're applying lube to?
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432588)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 21st, 2012 @ 2:23am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
craggy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I wonder if they'll include a tiny fig of those anime race queens depicted on the back of the box? It might justify the price hike; just barely, though.


I wouldn't count on it. The price hike may be caused by the amount of sponsors on the car, which would require licensing.

although you're probably right, it's a bit silly that TT would have to pay to let other companies advertise on their toys.


More like "use their company logos on their product for the purpose of accuracy".


Sad but true. I keep floundering back and forth about whether I should buy these or not. Seems ridiculous to pay that kind of price just for a few decals.

lonrac wrote:So what part do the Pit girls play in the story? :grin: #-o


Not sure about the story, but real life "race queens" in Japan are serve the sole purpose of being eye candy.
Re: Takara Tomy Super GT Update: Earlier Image was Fake but Star Saber and Fortress Maximus Repaints are Confirmed (1432597)
Posted by KNM2012 on October 21st, 2012 @ 4:45am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Sad but true. I keep floundering back and forth about whether I should buy these or not. Seems ridiculous to pay that kind of price just for a few decals.


I am 100% with you on this issue. Granted, I am definitely going to pre-order Star Saber regardless of his backstory (he ones-up my "Alternity" Dai Atlas in terms of reasons). But I am just 100% conflicted with Fortress Maximus. Granted, I like the team and think they could become a favorite of mine. Plus, I am a fan of Headmasters to the point I made a solid effort to preorder Fortress Maximus. But when it comes to this figure, I see them being more of a Super/God Ginrai kind of team. And if that was the case, I might have been more sold - Much like I eventually was with both "Alternity" Ultra Magnus and "Encore" Sky Lynx. That is just me, which is why it is driving me insane. :BANG_HEAD:

Then again, I'll hope preordering "Arms Micron" Wildrider will shut off this conflict. The figure alone has me sold, and I can use more Decepticon/Destrons within my collection. :lol:
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