Identify this transformer. Circa 1989. Toys R Us $70?

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Postby Dagon » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:25 pm

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What's the deal with the pretender shell for Grand Maximus? Never saw that before......
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Postby Redimus GTS » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:26 pm

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Dagon wrote:What's the deal with the pretender shell for Grand Maximus? Never saw that before......


Probably an atempt to keep him in line with one of the main focuses of the line at the time.
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Postby Dagon » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:21 pm

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Redimus wrote:
Dagon wrote:What's the deal with the pretender shell for Grand Maximus? Never saw that before......


Probably an atempt to keep him in line with one of the main focuses of the line at the time.



Wow, how very corporate of them......
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Postby Supreme Convoy » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:36 pm

God Magnus wrote:I'm surprised nobody metioned Countdown. It's fairly obvious he was talking about Fort Max but Countdown fits the base and spaceship part. Just sayin'.


:BOT: I don't remember that costing $70. (If it were, my parents wouldn't have bought me it!). For some reason, I remember it as $20.

On a side note, this got me thinking about GI Joe's Defiant playset. I'd kill to own that thing. But I don't have the space for it. :CON:
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Postby Caelus » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:00 pm

:-? My first thought was actually Skylynx. I remember seeing one in Toy Circus when I was little and thinking it was gigantic. Plus, it would be more recognizable as a spaceship to a little kid than Fort Max.
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Postby Bonger » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:20 am

It's wierd. The image in my head now, is of a giant Ark. But obviously that could not be.

I know I'm in the right ballpark on the price. Though the mini bases are really nice and would fit the mental image better than Fort Max, were they $70ish and on the shelves in '89?
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Postby God Magnus » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:32 am

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Supreme Convoy wrote:
God Magnus wrote:I'm surprised nobody metioned Countdown. It's fairly obvious he was talking about Fort Max but Countdown fits the base and spaceship part. Just sayin'.


:BOT: I don't remember that costing $70. (If it were, my parents wouldn't have bought me it!). For some reason, I remember it as $20.

On a side note, this got me thinking about GI Joe's Defiant playset. I'd kill to own that thing. But I don't have the space for it. :CON:


I didn't even think of The Defiant but that definitely fits Bonger's description of it being huge and Ark-like and probably would have been around $70 as well. Good call, SC!
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Postby Dagon » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:19 am

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Supreme Convoy wrote:
God Magnus wrote:I'm surprised nobody metioned Countdown. It's fairly obvious he was talking about Fort Max but Countdown fits the base and spaceship part. Just sayin'.


:BOT: I don't remember that costing $70. (If it were, my parents wouldn't have bought me it!). For some reason, I remember it as $20.

On a side note, this got me thinking about GI Joe's Defiant playset. I'd kill to own that thing. But I don't have the space for it. :CON:


Hell yes, I'd love the Defiant as well. But the space! Where do you put something that big?
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