Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image

Saturday, August 6th, 2016 7:35am CDT

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Yet another comparison picture comes from TFYuki's Twitter Account courtesy of Seibertronian Cyberpath. This time he's comparing the upcoming Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus with the figure the mighty Headmaster leader is heavily retooled from; TG-23 Metroplex, from Takara's former Transformers Generations line. Check out the comparison below and tell us what you think of these two titans!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812754)
Posted by RNSrobot on August 6th, 2016 @ 12:27pm CDT
I really like how much thicker Max looks. Waiting for a good sale, but I'm looking forward to having him in-hand.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812756)
Posted by Kurona on August 6th, 2016 @ 12:28pm CDT
RNSrobot wrote:I really like how much thicker Max looks. Waiting for a good sale, but I'm looking forward to having him in-hand.

Same, looking at this picture it really makes him stand out from Metroplex imo. That added bulk really helps.
... of course, I'm saying this as if I'm interested in any titan that's not a decepticon t-rex
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812824)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on August 6th, 2016 @ 5:34pm CDT
TAKARA colors are way better than hasbro's version... I am buying this one
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812840)
Posted by RAR on August 6th, 2016 @ 6:31pm CDT
I'd consider swapping the knees over between Metroplex and Fort Max I suspect it might make both of them look better.


Also I agree the Takara colours are FAR superior to the Hasbro ones, it still might be worth buying both for the sake of the remoulded pieces though.

I do however still think the G1 toy is a better "toy" it does more and has more play features - the flat ramps also mean it play integrates with little cars much nicer too.

I'd like there to be a Grand Maximus repaint if only as I don't have him in any form at all that might fit in nice with some future potential repaints that might get made too.

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It is a shame they no longer make Ultra scale as if they did that might be a nice size to use for the likes of : Ape Face, Snapdragon, Double Dealer and also Dreadwind & Darkwing. Though Double Dealer would make a great leader - especially if they put a lot of effort into a sexy bird mode and maybe relented and made actual "Powermasters" as well.
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As for Jinrai isn't it simply a Japanese guys name like Tomoaki or Shigaru or this list :

Haruto
Yuto
Sota
Yuki
Hayato
Haruki
Ryusei
Koki
Sora
Sosuke
Riku
Soma
Ryota
Rui
Kaito
Haru
Kota
Yusei
Yuito
Yuma
Ren
Takumi
Minato
Eita
Shota
Daiki
Hiroto
Kosei
Takeru
Hinata
Toma
Manato
Ryuki
Rikuto
Aoto
Ibuki
Tatsuki
Haruma
Yamato
Ryuto
Taisei
Yuta
Itsuki
Soshi
Taiga
Kosuke
Shoma
Yushin
Ryuga
Ryo
& Rento
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812844)
Posted by Kurona on August 6th, 2016 @ 6:38pm CDT
RAR wrote:
As for Jinrai isn't it simply a Japanese guys name like Tomoaki or Shigaru or this list

Actually, Ginrai's name was made up - in a way that, in Japanese, if you remove every second syllable it spells Godzilla.
As an aspiring writer this sort of shit is what inspires me. There's no real reason for it. It doesn't really link into the theming of Masterforce as far as I'm aware. They just did it because Godzilla.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812847)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2016 @ 6:43pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
RAR wrote:
As for Jinrai isn't it simply a Japanese guys name like Tomoaki or Shigaru or this list

Actually, Ginrai's name was made up - in a way that, in Japanese, if you remove every second syllable it spells Godzilla.
As an aspiring writer this sort of **** is what inspires me. There's no real reason for it. It doesn't really link into the theming of Masterforce as far as I'm aware. They just did it because Godzilla.
And as a happy accident, it ends up sounding like "thunder god" in Japanese. 8-)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812849)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 6th, 2016 @ 6:50pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:
RAR wrote:
As for Jinrai isn't it simply a Japanese guys name like Tomoaki or Shigaru or this list

Actually, Ginrai's name was made up - in a way that, in Japanese, if you remove every second syllable it spells Godzilla.
As an aspiring writer this sort of **** is what inspires me. There's no real reason for it. It doesn't really link into the theming of Masterforce as far as I'm aware. They just did it because Godzilla.
And as a happy accident, it ends up sounding like "thunder god" in Japanese. 8-)


I know you were going for "Raijin", but if you switch the two syllables, you get "Godly Thunder"?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812856)
Posted by RAR on August 6th, 2016 @ 7:01pm CDT
'God Thunder' would be a good name for Diaclone coloured Ultra Magnus.

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I think Jinrai (or Ginrai) works just great as a Japanese boys name - I've long suspected that Anakin will be a regular boys name that people forget was made up for a Movie by the 22nd Century.
Leia is normalised already - though I'm not sure if that was a legit name or not anyway when I first heard it I always took it as a bastardised version of other names like Laia & Leia & Leaha but it is a legit name supposedly as Luke was.. Leia is actually Hebrew curiously.
But I don't think people automatically think Star Wars when they hear it. so I do wonder could someone "Get away" with Ginrai in Japan ? :STARSEEKERS:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812859)
Posted by Kurona on August 6th, 2016 @ 7:05pm CDT
RAR wrote:'God Thunder' would be a good name for Diaclone coloured Ultra Magnus.

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I think Jinrai (or Ginrai) works just great as a Japanese boys name - I've long suspected that Anakin will be a regular boys name that people forget was made up for a Movie by the 22nd Century.
Leia is normalised already - though I'm not sure if that was a legit name or not anyway when I first heard it I always took it as a bastardised version of other names like Laia & Leia & Leaha but it is a legit name supposedly as Luke was.. Leia is actually Hebrew curiously.
But I don't think people automatically think Star Wars when they hear it. so I do wonder could someone "Get away" with Ginrai in Japan ? :STARSEEKERS:

I'd name a kid Ginrai. Or at least a character.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812910)
Posted by Logan. on August 6th, 2016 @ 10:52pm CDT
TF YUKI

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812911)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 6th, 2016 @ 10:53pm CDT
I wonder if Takara will fit this "Ginrai" into what continuity as in the original Masterforce, the Transtector actually acquired a "spark" without theneed for Ginrai? So the cab portion is no longer needed so to speak. And in Victory, it seems that Godbomber was permanently bonded to "him"

Or will this be just a wack pocket universe back story as seen in the instruction manuals.

Gawd I miss those JP catalogs of yester years.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812913)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 6th, 2016 @ 10:54pm CDT
Logan79 wrote:TF YUKI

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=P~ =P~
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812917)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2016 @ 11:18pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:I wonder if Takara will fit this "Ginrai" into what continuity as in the original Masterforce, the Transtector actually acquired a "spark" without theneed for Ginrai? So the cab portion is no longer needed so to speak. And in Victory, it seems that Godbomber was permanently bonded to "him"

Or will this be just a wack pocket universe back story as seen in the instruction manuals.

Gawd I miss those JP catalogs of yester years.
Best guess is the Japanese G1 cartoon continuity like the others.

As to a specific point in the timeline, though, the online comic with the Headmasters and non-Headmasters-who-became-Headmasters losing this bodies was set in 2021, after Masterforce but before Victory. But, as the Transtector gained a life of its own at the end of Masterforce, like you said, maybe the Legends toy form would be a temporary form he'd take that would have him re-bond with his former human host as a Headmaster, and would then ultimately get turned back to normal later on so as to prevent contradicting Victory.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812934)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 7th, 2016 @ 1:12am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:I wonder if Takara will fit this "Ginrai" into what continuity as in the original Masterforce, the Transtector actually acquired a "spark" without theneed for Ginrai? So the cab portion is no longer needed so to speak. And in Victory, it seems that Godbomber was permanently bonded to "him"

Or will this be just a wack pocket universe back story as seen in the instruction manuals.

Gawd I miss those JP catalogs of yester years.
Best guess is the Japanese G1 cartoon continuity like the others.

As to a specific point in the timeline, though, the online comic with the Headmasters and non-Headmasters-who-became-Headmasters losing this bodies was set in 2021, after Masterforce but before Victory. But, as the Transtector gained a life of its own at the end of Masterforce, like you said, maybe the Legends toy form would be a temporary form he'd take that would have him re-bond with his former human host as a Headmaster, and would then ultimately get turned back to normal later on so as to prevent contradicting Victory.


I was then under the impression that this is the transtector brought to life but given how the headmaster part by Takara is painted flesh like Ginrai, this indeed left me head scratching. 8-}

After that universal bomb thingie by Scorponok which affected those HM (so he survived being possessed by Devil Z in Masterforce?) which lead to this toyline timeline is gonna give the retro writers a headache. :lol: Either that or the wacky story in the instruction manual.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1812962)
Posted by Kurona on August 7th, 2016 @ 6:19am CDT
Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Logan79, we have two more comparison pictures from TFYuki's Twitter account which should prove very useful to many of you - both including the previous picture's LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex. The first picture also features the deluxe-sized LG-21 Hardhead and the leader-sized LG-27 Broadcast (Blaster), while the second picture features the previous line's Titan Class figure - UW-04 Devastator! Take a look below and tell us if this influences your choice on buying the Headmaster Titan!

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1813024)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 7th, 2016 @ 11:39am CDT
Hm nope. These just don't do it for me. I can't justify paying loads of money for a giant mass of plastic that doesn't actually turn into anything decent (and certainly wouldn't fit on any of my shelves too). It's making me worry about Scorponok too whenever he gets made cos he'll likely get made giant to compete with the Autobots here and cos of the cartoon when I far, faaaar prefer the Marvel Comics Scorponok character who was relatively normal sized (if larger than most bots... same goes for Fort Max) and had decent characterisation (particularly loved his sacrifice against Unicron which felt far more natural a heroic deed for a Decepticon than turning Megatron into an Autobot). I'd love a brand new Scorpy but not a giant.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1813025)
Posted by Kurona on August 7th, 2016 @ 11:42am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Hm nope. These just don't do it for me. I can't justify paying loads of money for a giant mass of plastic that doesn't actually turn into anything decent (and certainly wouldn't fit on any of my shelves too). It's making me worry about Scorponok too whenever he gets made cos he'll likely get made giant to compete with the Autobots here and cos of the cartoon when I far, faaaar prefer the Marvel Comics Scorponok character who was relatively normal sized (if larger than most bots... same goes for Fort Max) and had decent characterisation (particularly loved his sacrifice against Unicron which felt far more natural a heroic deed for a Decepticon than turning Megatron into an Autobot). I'd love a brand new Scorpy but not a giant.

Scorponok and Omega Supreme were the two other choices on the Titan Class poll, so yup, he's getting a Titan Class Toy. Which is a shame, because like you I prefer him to be Leader-sized.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1813028)
Posted by Railbomb on August 7th, 2016 @ 11:50am CDT
Kurona wrote:
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Papa Max and Mama Metro didn't raise no Decepticon!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1813029)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 7th, 2016 @ 11:59am CDT
Kurona wrote:Scorponok and Omega Supreme were the two other choices on the Titan Class poll, so yup, he's getting a Titan Class Toy. Which is a shame, because like you I prefer him to be Leader-sized.

Yeah. Damn. I'd certainly buy a Leader class version to pose next to Takara's upcoming version of Powermaster Prime and would be a lot more affordable and practical than a Titan class figure.


Metro and Trypticon I almost let slide cos they're never usually portrayed as more than simple minded behemoths but still this Titan size is just too large for my collecting. It might have suited Unicron though. :P
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-31 Fortress Maximus and TG-23 Metroplex comparison image (1813041)
Posted by Kurona on August 7th, 2016 @ 12:29pm CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
Kurona wrote:Scorponok and Omega Supreme were the two other choices on the Titan Class poll, so yup, he's getting a Titan Class Toy. Which is a shame, because like you I prefer him to be Leader-sized.

Yeah. Damn. I'd certainly buy a Leader class version to pose next to Takara's upcoming version of Powermaster Prime and would be a lot more affordable and practical than a Titan class figure.


Metro and Trypticon I almost let slide cos they're never usually portrayed as more than simple minded behemoths but still this Titan size is just too large for my collecting. It might have suited Unicron though. :P

Personally speaking, of the Titan Class guys we know (Metroplex, Devastator, Fort Max, Trypticon, Scorponok, Omega Supreme), I'd only want to get Trypticon and Devastator at that size class. Fort Max and Scorponok are more endeared to me as Leader-sized and I can't say I really care about Metroplex. And Omega Supreme as a titan... come on, what.
I love Trypticon so much because it's a Decepticon T-rex that turns into a city, and Devastator I'm cool with because on his own, separate from the other CW guys he sort of kind of represents the mass-shifting often seen with Combiners in many continuities. I'd display him with Voyager Megatron and a ton of other Season 1/2 dudes and some other random guys. Plus, as shown from the Twitter picture; he's not quite as big as the other titans so it makes display space easier.

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