fort max brave max

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  1. ultra lynx

    ultra lynx Active Member

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    hello all mr newbie back again with another dumb question.
    whats the diff between fort max and brave max is it just the diff between the us and japanese naming or what thanks
     
  2. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    colors and accessories.
     
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    Pravus Prime Sorcerer

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    Let's start off by mentioning you're also missing another version, Grand Maximus.

    Fortress Maximus, the big guy, came with a load of accesories including two smaller robot partners and was a double headmaster, with his smaller member being a humanoid operator. (Galen or Spike, depending on your preferences)

    Then, in Japan came Grand Maximus, (http://www.tfu.info/1988/Cybertron/GrandMaximus/grandmaximus.htm) which was a recolor of Fortress, but added two swords and a pretender shell to the mix. Grand was not a human, but a small Transformer himself. (As I recall) He was also the leader of the Autobots at the time (One of the very few who were the leader but not a Prime/matrix bearer).

    Then came Brave Maximus, yet another recolor, he was a stripped down version, no smaller partners, pretender shells, or large guns. His instructions doubled as a playmat though. In Car Robots, Plasma was a Transformer the size of a normal Transformer, and had been sent to Earth as a protector, and later Earth doubled as a hiding place. There was a contest to which the prize was a Brave Max with all the accessories, but thanks to repro people, getting the missing accessories isn't that hard. (I have a set, and went with the red versions that match the red dish/gun that he already comes with, though I've seen other colors.) Sadly, in the dubbing to RiD, he lost nearly all importance to the overall series, and had his parts renamed to the sillyness of Brave being renamed "The Emissary", Plasma being renamed Cerebros, and Brave Maximus being renamed Fortress Maximus, to help muddle the waters for some fans.

    At the base level, it's just three repaints of the same mold, though each version came with different accessories and were released in different years. (1987, 1988, 2000) Brave Maximus couldn't pass 2000 US Safety Drop tests, and wasn't released here as part of the RiD line, while I can only speculate on why we never got Grand Maximus, though I suspect G1 was winding down, not getting Headmasters here and already "saturating" the market with Fortress may have made it a tough decision to justify at the time.

    In the series/comics, they were represented some vastly different ways.
     
  5. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    About $500.

    That's all you need to know.
     
  6. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    dont forget korean brave max.....with his upside down sticker on the tower

    i think people have called him "steve maximus" on the boards before
     
  7. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I'm sure going to miss my Fort Max :( 
     
  8. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    no one should ever ever sell a fort max mold. im looking at my brave maximus right now and its the most glorious thing in all of transformers second only to the other maximus's.

    and redline how could you?! where will all your WST's live now?!

    lol jk, sorry about your loss
     
  9. LigerPrime

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    Agree...all hardcore TF fans should own the mold! :D  Actually I prefer Brave Max's colour scheme to Fort Max...who seems abit dull.
     
  10. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I've got a Brave Maximus, great Transformer. I've slowly been getting repro parts for him too. Got both the guns, one of these days I'll get another one of those Master Swords so I can have one on him and one with the handle for my other TFs to use.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    It was the only way I could afford to attend a Botcon, man. :(  and I still missed out on the damned toys.
     
  12. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well at least you can come have fun with the rest of us even if you can't get the exclusives. And who knows 1) Maybe one of the dealers will have a loose bagged set to sell and 2) Don't know what condition your Fort Max was. But I always see loose Fort Maxes on sale
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Its the one in the Board gallery :)  thing is, I'll only have proly 250 to spend on the bagged set, I will have to be one lucky mama-jamma to score one second-hand for that *sigh*
     
  14. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    wait it out dude, ebay prices will come down. now that i think about it, they probably wont come down for about a year though. if you can wait that long. but you'll probably score one before then, just stay on top of ebay.

    on another note, i just noticed you live in cape girardeau, i used to work the mississippi/missouri rivers with the coast guard, and i stopped in there once. cool little town.
     
  15. unicron's blues

    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    I know that I have neither of these 3 and there all on my want list.
     
  16. DJ Soundwave

    DJ Soundwave Action Figure Master

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  17. LigerPrime

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    DJ Soundwave - really great pix of your maxes! But your clone trooper collection is really CRAZY! Wow!
     
  18. Sy-Rein

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    waves hand at DJ Soundwave (Jedi-mind-trick-style)

    "You will send me your G1 Fortress Maximus"

    "You will happily accept peanuts for payment"


    lol

    nice pic dude!
     
  19. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    How long ago ? I'm sure its changed pretty drastically since you were here, its growing pretty good.
     

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