Mini G1 Fortress Maximus KO

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  1. Kickback

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    Picked this up today from a KO store and have been surprisingly impressed by the quality. Head doesn't transform, but the rest of the figure does ... quite accurately.

    I'll post up some pictures (or even a video) later ... anyone else have this guy? He's about the size of a deluxe. The only gripe I have is the tower pieces ... when you snap them together it takes 3 grown men to separate them and a lot of praying that you don't break the peg that holds them together.
     
  2. Wyvern

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    Never seen it but I'm interested. Does he look like the Japanese Fortress Maximus Jr?
     
  3. CURAMEN

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    It actually looks better than a Fort Max Jr!
     
  4. Yaujta

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    I've had it for awhile and really like the little thing. The base mode sits well among Micromasters.
    Although the plastic is a bit thin, and the head doesn't transform as said earlier, it was a really well-spent $8.
     
  5. Rodimus Major

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    I have it, and think it's great. I think of it as comic-book size version Fort Max. Reprolabels makes (or at least used to) a great set of replacement stickers for those paper stickers it comes with.
     
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    I've got a Fortress Minimus! Probably the neatest KO I've ever picked up alongside the WST-sized combiners. Made a few minor mods - carved a hole in the ramp piece so it can actually fit over the peg for the big head, sanded some pegs; tightened the screws on the tower and loosened the ones on the legs to avoid breakage, and he's been pretty solid since.

    @Wyvern - Not familiar with FM Junior, but it's basically G1 colors with (oddly) Brave Max's green cockpit door.

    Thought strikes me, to any who have a stray headmaster of any variety sitting around - how does a regular HM head mode compare to Fort Min's head? Wondering if a regular headmaster could be swapped in with a little modding and/or Lego....
     
  7. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    have one too, sits nicely in the wst shelf
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've wanted one for a while but haven't seen one anywhere. Where to buy? Only one on eBay and it's in HK - shipping is insane. :( 
     
  9. exomega255

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    @ Chinatowns near New York City, they have those for about 5 bucks. Along with Superion, Six Train, Six Builder, Defensor, etc etc.
     
  10. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    ...I don't think I'll be going to NYC just to get a $5 KO.

    Anybody got one for sale?
     
  11. Yaujta

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    I got mine off the boards, so maybe check there.
     
  12. Shockwave-the-Magnificent

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    Check Tuesday Morning too, if you have one nearby. That's where I picked mine up from :D  It was $5, as was mini Bruticus and mini Devastator. Only WST I have is Megs (sad, I know) but they all hang out on the same shelf in my cabinet. I didn't know that reprolabels MADE stickers for him though! I'll have to take a look...
     
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    Looks like they still make them.

    Reprolabels.com -
     
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    I bought one off eBay a while back, I think KOtoys has them sometimes. Yes, it's a great little alternative to the real thing, both cost wise and shelf space wise.
     
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    Just saw this out with the kids this morning at Tuesday Morning for $4.99. Was sooo tempted but wanted to read the reviews first. I sold all my WST and have a Brave Max, so not really sure where I'd put him if I got him...:confused: 
     
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    The best part was when this happened
     
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  19. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    this is the one i have. and below a comparison with a deluxe WFC Megatron and a Voyager Lugnut:

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    sorry about the QC on the pics- i rushed this.

    but you can see how big it is.
    his only problem *with me* is that his waist cannons are a bit floppy as well as the white parts that fold back along his waist. but i think i can remedy that in a few minutes with some nail polish.

    i really like this. for less than $10 i am happy.
     
  20. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    I have the same one. I got mine 2 years ago. :) 

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