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Old 04-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #621
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Just keeping this thing updated. The current list of known issues (both minor and major) with the Fortress Maximus reissue includes:

0. Red guns on left hand are improperly installed so that they face backwards (fixable: unscrew the hand assembly, flip the gun and reassemble).

1. Cerebros has very tight leg joints (fixable: loosen the screw and/or shave off some plastic).

2. Cog has 2 left arms.

3. The holes to plug in Gasket's guns are susceptible to stress marks.

4. Fort Max's left fist is missing the plug insert to hold his weapons.

5. Bottom of Spike's feet has mold-flash, making him unstable (fixable: shave off the excess flash).

6. Fort Max has a defective left hip ratchet.

7. Cannon on left leg is loose and is prone to popping out easily.

8. Spike is missing his arms.

9. Missing one or more weapons.

10. Smudged blue paint on the central die-cast panel.

11. Loose knee joints on Spike and/or a difficult (tight) insertion into Cerebros' body.

12. The Cerebros faceplate on Spike is loose/askew (fixable: use a flathead screwdriver, rather than a Phillips head, to loosen/tighten the hard-to-access restraining screw).

13. Eye tampographs on Fort Max's face appear "bubbly" and/or Cerebros' chest tech spec sticker is askew.

14. Right-side chest door has slightly warped hinge tabs, though it functions correctly.


Anything else?
Unless these are reported issues by many Max owners, I don't see how this list is relevant.

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:33 PM   #622
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Unless these are reported issues by many Max owners, I don't see how this list is relevant.
I think the point is to make clear that takara is using very low Qc standards, I already posted here for example that my figure does not have none of this issues, however, after a 2nd review today and examining him closely I could see that spike feels VERY cheap, his body is ok however his arms and legs feel sooo cheap almost like a 99 cent store cheap bot and they do not fit nicely like the previous target masters reissued in kup and hot rod for example. I understand the point of not being relevant if these are isolated cases reported for example by 10 out of 500 buyers, but if more than that exists we should inform the distributors so they inform Takara, I mean if this toy was 30 bucks I would not mind but 300.00 plus is money and they should give quality for a price like that.

Ps: my gasket shows stress marks as well.

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #623
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Unless these are reported issues by many Max owners, I don't see how this list is relevant.
I'd be curious to see how many issues people who have the original Fort Max have encountered.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #624
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I'd be curious to see how many issues people who have the original Fort Max have encountered.
I already commented about that lol

Then someone jumped on board claiming his and 5 friends don't have those problems.

I have had 2 Cerebros and both suffered the tight leg issue.

Also vintage has tight leg/ratchet joints.

Spike also appears a little flimsy compared to other HM's.

Gun placement in hands is piss poor on vintage as well.

Don't believe me or anything

Think when I get mine in I'm going to do a Vintage vs. Encore review and be my assholic self and say what I think
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #625
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Unless these are reported issues by many Max owners, I don't see how this list is relevant.
These are first-hand experienced issues. It's not like he just thought these could happen .....It's an excellent checklist to compare to for all owners and owners to be.


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Old 04-08-2013, 12:17 AM   #626
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Holy balls, just received my shipping notice from HLJ. ETA from FedEx is Thursday!

I haven't even figured out where I'm going to put the damn box, let alone Fort Max lol.

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:13 AM   #627
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These are first-hand experienced issues. It's not like he just thought these could happen .....It's an excellent checklist to compare to for all owners and owners to be.
I understand that but how many people have had each issue? One? Two? Ten? The point is if one Fortress Maximus out of thousands produced had one of those flaws then its an acceptable variance.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:30 AM   #628
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Yeah, I for one would like to know how common these QC issues actually are compared to something like Devastator with which I had no issues whatsoever.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #629
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My Max is getting regular testing by my 17-month old daughter.



First thing she did was put her Merida figure in jail.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #630
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I understand that but how many people have had each issue? One? Two? Ten? The point is if one Fortress Maximus out of thousands produced had one of those flaws then its an acceptable variance.
I treat it as a list of 'potential' problems for a Max. For the record, mine is fine but I think the list is useful.

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My Max is getting regular testing by my 17-month old daughter.

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First thing she did was put her Merida figure in jail.

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It's not a jail! It's a safehouse! LOL! That's a cute pic dude!
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