Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Sunday, September 4th, 2016 2:35pm CDT

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2016 seems to be the year for Fortress Maximus. Not only are we getting a massive update to the G1 toy but Kabaya also rereleased their model kit in a nice new metallic deco. For many new fans, this is their first chance at getting this model kit (which is still widely available online) and for older fans, it gives them what I find to be a great improvement over the original. I have taken images and compared them to the stock images of the original to give everyone the best idea of what this rerelease entails.

For those who have never had a taste with Kabaya products, these are model kits on sprues which do not need any glue. While many usually end up being partformers, this Fortress Maximus transforms just like the original and has no partforming whatsoever.

As you will see with the images below, the only difference (aside from the fact that I transformed him correctly in city mode) is the deco. The red, blue and grey is darker with metallic swirls, which is similar to the plastic found on recent Transformers toys. The stickers are also metallic. Also, and this is a big deal for Kabaya kits, this one includes paint. This paint allows for more colour, such as dark metallic green which better represents the colour found on the original G1 toy. The face of Fortress Maximus and his horns are also painted. You still have the option to use the original stickers, which are also included, but why one would want to place those over the already painted surface is beyond me. One last things, for those who do not own any of these kits yet, they do include very bland gum and the instructions are found alongside the inner box. You can find more pictures of this set and its functionality here.

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

Transformers News: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Gum Plus Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases

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Re: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases (1821576)
Posted by Kyleor on September 4th, 2016 @ 4:31pm CDT
Yeah, I just throw the gum away immediatly, it's pretty awful.
Re: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases (1821598)
Posted by primalxconvoy on September 4th, 2016 @ 5:51pm CDT
My Japanese friend's son put the foil sticker over the painted silver face/red eyes and I have no idea why. BTW, there IS some partsforming, but it's for Powerglide's arms only, I think. I reccomend gluing the torsos of both Powerglide and Swerve due to them popping off while moving the arms.
Re: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases (1821618)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 4th, 2016 @ 8:23pm CDT
So the new one is toy-accurate while the first one was HM cartoon-accurate, yes?
Re: Comparison Images Between Both Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Releases (1821638)
Posted by primalxconvoy on September 4th, 2016 @ 10:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:So the new one is toy-accurate while the first one was HM cartoon-accurate, yes?


More or less. The stickers are all metallic, so in Fortress Maximus' case, they are toy accurate, but in Windcharger's case, he gets some metallic red bling on his car mode.

(I previously wrote "Swerve" by accident, I think).

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