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Encore Fortress Maximus - More Information

Posted on 03-10-2013 at 06:22 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
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2005 Boards content staffer SydneyY has shared with us a little more information about the Encore Fortress Maximus. It's all good news with this information translated from the recent edition of Figure-Oh:
  • Encore Fortress Maximus will come packed in a foam tray, like Generation 1 Fortress Maximus
  • The Master Sword can be taken apart after being assembled, unlike the original - there will be no stickers to cover the screws as the details will be painted.
  • Fortress Maximus' eyes will be painted on this release, instead of the stickers used on the Generation 1 version.

We know that last bit of information will be pleasing to many of our readers!
Views: 6,077 / Credit: SydneyY, PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!
microclone
very cool, i was thinking recently that a FM encore would be rather nice and there it is!

nice that takara is releasing a toy that is probably on many must have lists. Wonder if its a fresh mould or from original?
Hot Shot.
Ho-ly shit. Pre-ordered.
D307
Oh Snap! Theres the first preorder of the new year!
Bass X0
I expected this to be a joke until I checked the link.
MetalicGrunt
OMG! I so pre-ordered this. $350 is a great price! Sure beats paying over a grand for the holy grail when this will do
thielmj
preordered now i just need to see an ehobby grand and im set
aprim
WOW!
ScottyP
Ha, just got on here to post that. Preordered the hell out of this Can't wait.
marvoflg
Another wake up the house moment for me. I cannot believe they are releasing him. I hope Grand Maximus is not far behind now....
jtscribe
Gaaaaaaaaah . . . . much, much want . . .

Fort Max fits with a Masterpiece collection, right?
thielmj
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Originally Posted by jtscribe View Post
Gaaaaaaaaah . . . . much, much want . . .

Fort Max fits with a Masterpiece collection, right?
fort max fits every collection
zephon
I'm in. I just don't know how to keep the huge thing from my wife and kids but I'm in for this guy
cvmaas
WOW! Pre-ordered instantly! Anyone not waiting the extra 3 weeks for $50?
Easterling Capt
I might get one, I have a vintage one. Perhapps just buy one and keep it sealed for a future value increase. TT cant make that many of him.
DrGrim
Argh. This had to happen when my wife and I are looking into buying a house.
Predarican
Oh my god, my wife is going to kill me.
soundwave69
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Originally Posted by DrGrim View Post
Argh. This had to happen when my wife and I are looking into buying a house.

I'm in the exact same boat right now, but I have to have this.
MagnusPrimal
Pre-ordered!
Orodruin
I may be crazy for doing it, but ordered! I have my vintage one but it's pretty badly yellowed. A mint one will be SO welcome.

Not paying the extra $50 though, I can wait. Shipping will be insane as it is.
StayingInTheBox
I can't believe it's happening ...
Baccala1976
See, I thought I was done collecting Transformers and THIS had to happen. F'in pre-ordered!
Megabattimus
And like that, the aftermarket price on Fort Max came crashing down.

Probably going to get this, but I'm gonna wait until amiami, HLJ or Hobby Search put up a preorder for it.
GMANIFESS
Is BBTS the cheapest so far?
thielmj
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Originally Posted by GMANIFESS View Post
Is BBTS the cheapest so far?
I think they are the only listed one so far given time i'm expecting captured prey to probably be the cheapest
Megabattimus
Yeah, BBTS is the only that have him listed. I expect TFsource, Robot Kingdom and a bunch of other retailers to have him listed by the end of either this week or next week.
doomboy536
Wut
Astronut
God damn. Fort max is my least favorite city/baseformer, but I don't think I can resist this.
Orodruin
I checked Amiami, TFSource, Hobby Search, and HLJ- none of them have it just yet. I'm sure they will soon enough, but you can always cancel at BBTS later if you order now.

For something this big, ordering domestically may actually be cheaper.
exclusacon
So How big is this guy?....bigger than Herc?
soundwave69
Wonder if they will jack the price up ala Soundwave MP once they see preorders are through the roof, oops, I mean once they get confirmed pricing from TT.
GMANIFESS
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Originally Posted by exclusacon View Post
So How big is this guy?....bigger than Herc?
2ft tall.



xanthax
Totally preordered Fort Max. I've always wanted one.
CZ Hazard
So glad my original one is boxed, not that I'd ever sell it.

Think it's awesome that everyone else who wants one can have one now.
Orodruin
Kapow has it up now too.
Transformers G1 Fortress Maximus Reissue - Kapow Toys

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Originally Posted by exclusacon View Post
So How big is this guy?....bigger than Herc?
Much bigger.

Bass X0
Maybe now we'll finally get Christmas Maximus as an e-hobby exclusive.

The Crow
OH GOD, Between the new Masterpieces, 3rd Party Products and now this my wallet is crying!!! But I can't help to have a smile on my face!!!
exclusacon
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Originally Posted by Orodruin View Post
Wow!!!! Pre-ordered!!!#
xZAOx
Now c'mon, EHobby Grand Maximus.
Cal
I'm stunned. I can't believe Takara are actually reissuing something this big and expensive. A real boon for fans who have always wanted him!
GMANIFESS
Since the mold isn't cold, i expect Grand Maximus & Brave Maximus reissued before it's all over.
The real question is will we get the sword?

Roufuss
No new news, but from the BBTS newsletter:

Quote:

This week is fantastic for Transformers fans. For those of us that missed out on Fort Max the first time around, we are pleased to announce a new Encore Fortress Maximus! We have this fantastic figure listed in two ways - the regular air-shipped release in March is priced at $399.99, but if you want to wait about 3 more weeks and save $50 we have a more economically shipped option arriving in April for $349.99. Please note that the $349.99 version will arrive to us about a month after release overseas, so patience will be required.
The Commander
Noob question....this is just a reissue of the G1 Fortress Maximus, correct? Nothing different?
Arkvander
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Originally Posted by xZAOx View Post
Now c'mon, EHobby Grand Maximus.
Yes yes yes.
soundwave69
What's hilarious is this was actually an April Fools joke 6 months ago.

Heroic Decepticon: Encore 23 is going to be Fortress Maximus (end 2012 release)
butchrecon72
I put my pre-order in! WOO HOO! Now I wont have to shell out $1100 for a complete Fort Max!
The Crow
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Originally Posted by Cal View Post
I'm stunned. I can't believe Takara are actually reissuing something this big and expensive. A real boon for fans who have always wanted him!
It is truely a GREAT time to be a fan!!!
Cracka J
so happy right now
Grimlockimus
Pre-ordered him like no tomorrow.

I'm hesitant to spend over $300 on a transformer, but not when it's Fortress Maximus, I mean heck, he's the holiest of holy grails, and he's MASSIVE.

Can't wait to get him next year.
GMANIFESS
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Originally Posted by The Commander View Post
Noob question....this is just a reissue of the G1 Fortress Maximus, correct? Nothing different?
YES.
Biggest transformer in history. No changes or correction needed.

Though im not aware of any differences between the US & Jap release.

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