Kabaya Fortress Maximus

Kabaya Fortress Maximus

Monday, April 9th, 2012 10:19am CDT

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An interesting new pre-order has appeared on a Japanese website for Kabaya Transformers Headmaster; Fortress Maximus. According to the images on the sides of the mock up packaging, he will be split into three sets, each coming with an additional micromaster type figure, in this case Windcharger. The pre-order indicates a release date of July.

Check out the pics below or click here to view them at Rakuten.co.jp

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Credit(s): Rakuten


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Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367339)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on April 9th, 2012 @ 10:47am CDT
This actually sounds pretty cool, probably a better alternative than that "WST" knock off. :D
Not looking forward to Windcharger being mostly stickers though... :oops:
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367346)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 9th, 2012 @ 11:06am CDT
I love it! Finally, a BAF that's the sole point of a line! I knew it would happen eventually. :lol:
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367364)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 9th, 2012 @ 11:50am CDT
Epic!
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367457)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 9th, 2012 @ 4:39pm CDT
I really hope they take a page out of Bandai's book and give him some better joints. On the box he's shown with his sword so do you think that'll be his weapon?
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367505)
Posted by triKlops on April 9th, 2012 @ 8:30pm CDT
since i will never be able to afford the regular version, this looks like a great alternative
these last 4 or 5 waves of Kabaya have been exceedingly interesting, concept wise
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367578)
Posted by El Duque on April 10th, 2012 @ 12:27am CDT
A second Rakuten listing has revealed a little additional information on the recently reported Kabaya DX Fortress Maximus. This listing includes a computer render revealing all three component parts and fully assembled robot mode. Powerglide will be joining Windcharger as one of the included mini figures. The third mini figure is also pictured in robot mode, and appears to be Cerebros. Image mirrored below.

This assortment is scheduled to arrive in July.

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Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367579)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 10th, 2012 @ 12:29am CDT
Looking at dat ass on the 3rd minibot and its colour, it looks like Cerebros.

Pretty cool.
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367582)
Posted by waaaaghlord on April 10th, 2012 @ 12:40am CDT
Given that he's shown in grey while the other 2 are pictured as red and the stuff that looks to be hanging off his back I think the 3rd mini fig is Cerebros.

edit- I replied straight from the front page and hadn't seen your post DM. Great minds and all that...
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367583)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 10th, 2012 @ 12:42am CDT
The third bot pictured is Cerebros.
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367584)
Posted by C - 310 on April 10th, 2012 @ 12:44am CDT
Does this mean TakaraTomy is not reissuing the G1 Fort Max?
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367600)
Posted by AdamPrime on April 10th, 2012 @ 2:57am CDT
Here's an idea:

Fort Max is too large to release at retail these days. Both in terms of size and price. (The designers were doubtful he would get a Japanese release, even back in 87!)

So why not do a "build a figure" type thing? A small amount of retooling will allow the arms/legs/torso/weapons to be attached by average joe. They could, say, include a limb with each appropriately-sized Classics/Movie/Prime toy.

In the same way that Kabaya and the figurine collections have done build-a-figs, it could work on a larger scale, right?
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367601)
Posted by Michel_Beckers on April 10th, 2012 @ 3:38am CDT
its looks good, but im hoping on a reissue for the G1 version.

if this does not come, maybe ill get this on, but ill have to
see better pictures first
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367607)
Posted by ausbot on April 10th, 2012 @ 5:21am CDT
If its bigger than the Fort Max jr I'll get it.
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367611)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 10th, 2012 @ 9:45am CDT
AdamPrime wrote:Here's an idea:

Fort Max is too large to release at retail these days. Both in terms of size and price. (The designers were doubtful he would get a Japanese release, even back in 87!)

So why not do a "build a figure" type thing? A small amount of retooling will allow the arms/legs/torso/weapons to be attached by average joe. They could, say, include a limb with each appropriately-sized Classics/Movie/Prime toy.

In the same way that Kabaya and the figurine collections have done build-a-figs, it could work on a larger scale, right?


Not with a figure the size of Fortress Maximus. The only thing you'd eliminate are the assembly costs, not the hazard the toys become. Plus, not everyone is knowledgeable on assembling stuff. Take a look at the playsets that need assembling or the IKEA furniture to see what I mean.
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367612)
Posted by joevill on April 10th, 2012 @ 9:45am CDT
Awesome! I want it!
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367613)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 10th, 2012 @ 9:47am CDT
I actually think this is a good sign... I'm betting Takara is building up excitement and interest in a FULL SIZE Max by putting this lil guy out.

Stoked. Can't have enough city-formers.
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367625)
Posted by Rated X on April 10th, 2012 @ 10:02am CDT
How about a full sized classics Fort Max instead of all these minis ???
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367628)
Posted by Anonymous on April 10th, 2012 @ 10:05am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
AdamPrime wrote:Here's an idea:

Fort Max is too large to release at retail these days. Both in terms of size and price. (The designers were doubtful he would get a Japanese release, even back in 87!)

So why not do a "build a figure" type thing? A small amount of retooling will allow the arms/legs/torso/weapons to be attached by average joe. They could, say, include a limb with each appropriately-sized Classics/Movie/Prime toy.

In the same way that Kabaya and the figurine collections have done build-a-figs, it could work on a larger scale, right?


Not with a figure the size of Fortress Maximus. The only thing you'd eliminate are the assembly costs, not the hazard the toys become. Plus, not everyone is knowledgeable on assembling stuff. Take a look at the playsets that need assembling or the IKEA furniture to see what I mean.
...what hazard?

I was under the impression that large toys like that aren't made any more because parents either couldn't afford them or just wouldn't buy something that expensive for their kids.
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367634)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 10th, 2012 @ 10:12am CDT
orangeitis wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
AdamPrime wrote:Here's an idea:

Fort Max is too large to release at retail these days. Both in terms of size and price. (The designers were doubtful he would get a Japanese release, even back in 87!)

So why not do a "build a figure" type thing? A small amount of retooling will allow the arms/legs/torso/weapons to be attached by average joe. They could, say, include a limb with each appropriately-sized Classics/Movie/Prime toy.

In the same way that Kabaya and the figurine collections have done build-a-figs, it could work on a larger scale, right?


Not with a figure the size of Fortress Maximus. The only thing you'd eliminate are the assembly costs, not the hazard the toys become. Plus, not everyone is knowledgeable on assembling stuff. Take a look at the playsets that need assembling or the IKEA furniture to see what I mean.
...what hazard?

I was under the impression that large toys like that aren't made any more because parents either couldn't afford them or just wouldn't buy something that expensive for their kids.


Drop Test. That's the test that Fortress Maximus failed in the US back in 2001 for it's intended RiD release (FAO Schwartz exclusive if you must know). Simply put, the toy is dropped from a certain height and the testers see if and especially how it breaks (or shatters). Plus, I can imagine you don't want a (insert net weight of FM here) pound toy landing on your head.
Re: Kabaya Fortress Maximus (1367640)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 10th, 2012 @ 10:23am CDT
Yeah, I'd be in for both a Fort Max AND a Grand Max ehobby version. Maybe with all the stickers as Tampos??? Can I hear an Amen???

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