In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Friday, August 12th, 2016 12:39pm CDT

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Seibertron's Japanese correspondant Matt has just found Kabaya's Metallic Fortress Maximus for ¥560 at a local candy store.

Matt wrote:You have to collect 3 boxes to complete Fort Max. I got the Sky Base and Powerglide set. It also says the body and stickers are metallic, making him different from the previous releases.

Comes with a mini Charger and a mini Power Glide


He sent some images to give us an idea of what the metallic finish looks like. Enjoy and let us know if it looks different enough from the original to want to double dip.

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version

Credit(s): Matt in Japan


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Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814644)
Posted by Kurona on August 12th, 2016 @ 1:03pm CDT
How does this guy have better base modes than TR
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814648)
Posted by william-james88 on August 12th, 2016 @ 1:12pm CDT
Kurona wrote:How does this guy have better base modes than TR

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Because he is based on a better toy :lol: :lol:
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814663)
Posted by camzilla51 on August 12th, 2016 @ 2:03pm CDT
Is that paint?! :shock:

I mean I remember my kabaya fort max has only stickers for details, but it does look like powerglide has blue eyes and Max has a painted face! :-?

I wanna see more!
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814669)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 12th, 2016 @ 2:19pm CDT
camzilla51 wrote:Is that paint?! :shock:

I mean I remember my kabaya fort max has only stickers for details, but it does look like powerglide has blue eyes and Max has a painted face! :-?

I wanna see more!


Don't get too excited. By nature model kits come completely bare, no paint, no stickers. Any paint is added on by the buyer and is no part of the set itself.
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814711)
Posted by Emerje on August 12th, 2016 @ 5:21pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
camzilla51 wrote:Is that paint?! :shock:

I mean I remember my kabaya fort max has only stickers for details, but it does look like powerglide has blue eyes and Max has a painted face! :-?

I wanna see more!


Don't get too excited. By nature model kits come completely bare, no paint, no stickers. Any paint is added on by the buyer and is no part of the set itself.

The Master Sword is definitely factory painted with additional black, you can see it on the box as well while the original was just solid red. same with Powerglide's black cockpit so it does appear that some parts have been painted this time around.

Emerje
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814753)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on August 12th, 2016 @ 8:12pm CDT
So far i haven't seen a Youtube video review of this particular version(at least until Emerje comes on & states there's already one been posted >:oP )
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814754)
Posted by william-james88 on August 12th, 2016 @ 8:14pm CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:So far i haven't seen a Youtube video review of this particular version of this(at least until Emerje comes on & states there's already one been posted >:oP )

There isnt a review yet, this set just came out in Japan and hasnt even shipped from US retailers yet http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814755)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on August 12th, 2016 @ 8:18pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:So far i haven't seen a Youtube video review of this particular version of this(at least until Emerje comes on & states there's already one been posted >:oP )

There isnt a review yet, this set just came out in Japan and hasnt even shipped from US retailers yet http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


Aye but there could've been a Japanese vid review, coz wasn't there a Japanese vid review of TR Fort Max that came out early & first :-?
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814987)
Posted by william-james88 on August 13th, 2016 @ 2:59pm CDT
Our Japanese correspondent, Matt, had found and built one third of Kabaya's Fortress Maximus Metallic Version. Well, he went back to get the rest and built him so that you could see the full figure. He also compared it to the Combiner Wars Kabaya kit. This kit is available at most online Transformers retailers which also stock imports.

The photos sent to us include:

Command Base with Fortress
Fort Max's head
A showcase of nice metallic green paint
Launch Base with Charger
Working ramp lever
City Mode
Base Mode
Fortress Maximus
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Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814991)
Posted by Randomhero on August 13th, 2016 @ 3:16pm CDT
Why is the forehead blurred in every photo? So odd...
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1814992)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 13th, 2016 @ 3:18pm CDT
Block Wars, not Combiner Wars :)

It's actually pretty cute how Kabaya had to split him in three sets, yet managed to make self-sustained sets out of the parts, and not going like "Fortress Maximus A", "B" and "C". Brownie points for that. ;)^
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1815017)
Posted by camzilla51 on August 13th, 2016 @ 4:42pm CDT
This is definitely improved from the last version. The painted face looks nice, and I like the inclusion of the green. His sticker art is even a little different.

I wonder, does somebody know if the cartoon depiction of fort max had green or not? Because just going off of the difference in the horn stickers, I'm thinking this might be a "toy accurate version," retroactively dubbing the last version as a "cartoon accurate" one... :-?
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1815298)
Posted by Caesium Salami on August 14th, 2016 @ 5:50pm CDT
What even is that face? He looks like Neil Breen!
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1815463)
Posted by Kyleor on August 15th, 2016 @ 10:11am CDT
Honestly, get either kit if you like Fort Max. I had a lot of fun putting together these kits, then putting together Fort Max.
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1816691)
Posted by Kyleor on August 19th, 2016 @ 11:32am CDT
Side/related question: Is there a good site or sites to get Transformers kits like the Kabaya or Arms Micron ones? Other than Big Bad Toy Store, I already shop there.
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1816728)
Posted by william-james88 on August 19th, 2016 @ 1:12pm CDT
Kyleor wrote:Side/related question: Is there a good site or sites to get Transformers kits like the Kabaya or Arms Micron ones? Other than Big Bad Toy Store, I already shop there.

Yeah, HLJ is a good place for those.
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1821547)
Posted by william-james88 on September 4th, 2016 @ 2:30pm CDT
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 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.

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Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (1821576)
Posted by Kyleor on September 4th, 2016 @ 4:31pm CDT
Yeah, I just throw the gum away immediatly, it's pretty awful.
Re: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (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: In Hand Images of Kabaya Transformers DX Fortress Maximus Metallic Version (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?

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