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Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box

Friday, March 29th, 2013 10:29AM CDT

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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!

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (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.
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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: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1474952)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 29th, 2013 @ 2:22pm CDT
So he comes with a miniature version of himself?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 29th, 2013 @ 2:27pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:So he comes with a miniature version of himself?


No, that's the Kabaya one. Japanese bloggers like to get a bit silly or mischievous with their omake :P
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1475010)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 29th, 2013 @ 9:17pm CDT
OK, random question time. I had the Headmasters mini-series on VHS (probably my most played video) and the box cover featured the same artwork shown on the back of this box. I always wondered then, and am only just now reminded, who is the two-headed dragon in Dinobot colours facing off against Mindwipe?
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 29th, 2013 @ 9:48pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:OK, random question time. I had the Headmasters mini-series on VHS (probably my most played video) and the box cover featured the same artwork shown on the back of this box. I always wondered then, and am only just now reminded, who is the two-headed dragon in Dinobot colours facing off against Mindwipe?
Doublecross.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1475020)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 29th, 2013 @ 10:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:OK, random question time. I had the Headmasters mini-series on VHS (probably my most played video) and the box cover featured the same artwork shown on the back of this box. I always wondered then, and am only just now reminded, who is the two-headed dragon in Dinobot colours facing off against Mindwipe?
Doublecross.

Cheers. :D That's that conundrum put to rest. On to the next.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1475029)
Posted by triKlops on March 29th, 2013 @ 10:54pm CDT
Making me look forward even more to getting mine; even happier that I chose to bite on this early before I saw the Botcon set.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1475125)
Posted by Black Hat on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:39pm CDT
I don't see why they needed to use stickers rather than paint apps for his eyes. Stickers are absolutely horrible. Even water slide transfers would have been preferable...Why, Takara, WHY?!?!?!

In fact, I'd rather they did away with the sticker sheet altogether and just slathered him in paint apps.

Not that I'm buying him, mind you, as he costs a fortune and I don't buy G1 toys on account of them all being terrible.
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Posted by pinpointbarrier on March 30th, 2013 @ 3:21pm CDT
just wanted to ask if there has been any rumors that the kabaya version of fort max was actually made to "gauge" the collectors' feelings of having an encore fort max prior to its' production start?


there has been some collectors saying it was so. but there was no definite proof that it was. there were collectors with wild imaginations trying to tie-in unrelated toy releases. they were fantasizing so much as to boldly claim that the kabaya version itself was the mini-prototype of the then-to-be-announced encore version and the reissue would also have fort max split into 3 different smaller bases like the kabaya one. :lol:


can someone clear it up? thanks :grin:


seeing the finished encore fort max, i could not wait to laugh at their faces, but then it would be rubbing too much salt on an open wound.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1475268)
Posted by Professor Smooth on March 31st, 2013 @ 5:01am CDT
Arrived in the mail from Amazon this afternoon. It arrived in great shape, but check out how they "padded" the box. ;)



That's not a joke. :)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1475275)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 31st, 2013 @ 6:28am CDT
Professor Smooth wrote:Arrived in the mail from Amazon this afternoon. It arrived in great shape, but check out how they "padded" the box. ;)



That's not a joke. :)


Yeah, I'd say that's typical Amazon.com fashion :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1475965)
Posted by Burn on April 3rd, 2013 @ 3:38am CDT
He has arrived ...
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Posted by Johndoe4880 on April 3rd, 2013 @ 8:36pm CDT
alot of people have been Stating these problems with the new Fortress Maximus reissue

So the current list of known issues with the Fortress Maximus reissue includes:

0. Red guns on left hand are improperly installed so that they face backwards (fixable: unscrew the hand assembly, flip the gun and reassemble).

1. Cerebros has very tight leg joints (fixable: loosen the screw and/or shave off some plastic).

2. Cog has 2 left arms.

3. The holes to plug in Gasket's guns are susceptible to stress marks.

4. Fort Max's left hand doesn't have the extra circular holder in the fist to hold his weapons.

5. Bottom of Spike's feet has mould flash, making him unstable (fixable: shave off the excess flash).

6. Fort Max has a defective left hip ratchet.

7. Cannon on left leg is loose and is prone to popping out easily.

8. Spike is missing his arms.

9. Missing one or more weapons.

10. Smudged blue paint on the central die-cast panel.

11. Loose knee joints on Spike.
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Posted by Johndoe4880 on April 3rd, 2013 @ 9:13pm CDT
also 11. Loose knee joints on Spike.
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Posted by Johndoe4880 on April 3rd, 2013 @ 9:33pm CDT
prototype33 wrote:Are the Eyes stickers uppose to be already applied?


was told that there not stickers that there panted on not sure if thats true or not.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1476202)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2013 @ 10:47pm CDT
Johndoe4880 wrote:
prototype33 wrote:Are the Eyes stickers uppose to be already applied?


was told that there not stickers that there panted on not sure if thats true or not.
His eyes are painted, but he also comes with his original eye stickers on the decal sheet.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1476227)
Posted by Arucard on April 4th, 2013 @ 2:44am CDT
Thankfully the only QA issue I noticed with mine was the missing styrofoam insert, which I wouldn't have even known about without the Japanese twitter images. Made me happy to go through that list and check each one, the only ones I haven't are the stress marks, because I haven't put weapons in any fists yet.

Edit:
Spoke too soon. Add number 12, red plastic insert in the tower half without the green window protrudes by a couple of mm, making it difficult to keep the tower halves together. Fix: Tighten the screws holding the red plastic in until it no longer protrudes.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1476269)
Posted by Johndoe4880 on April 4th, 2013 @ 9:28am CDT
The Cerebros faceplate on Spike is loose/askew (fixable: use a flathead screwdriver, rather than a Phillips head, to loosen/tighten the hard-to-access restraining screw).

also some one said that some of there Cerebros stickers tech spec are crooked and looks terrible.

like pictured below.



Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore #23 Fortress Maximus Out of the Box (1476463)
Posted by ScottyP on April 5th, 2013 @ 9:01am CDT
Sadly, I am also in this thread to give a heads up on a QC problem. I particularly have two glaring ones, and another minor one:

- Cog's gun is missing. Checked every little compartment, no dice. Got two Cerebros swords instead. Trying to work it out with the retailer - but if you wanna trade, hit me up!

- Right eye tampo wasn't put on correctly and bubbled a bit, making it look like someone took a key to his eye. The stickers will correct it, but still. I like the look of the tampos more, it's a shame.

- Minor one: middle red ramp in base mode doesn't stay put while transforming. You can peg it back in easily, but it really doesn't swing back to either position, just kind of have to reattach it.

Me = ;_;

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