3rd parties dropping the ball on TR Fortress Maximus upgrades?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by allew, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Oshboggy

    Oshboggy DeceptiCobra DeathAdderCon

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    Yeah I was on that PO before it got canned.
    Which is why I caved and bought a Tak Plex with upgrades shortly after :/
     
  2. cj37a

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    Forget the upgrades, need MakeToys to get in there and make us a proper Fort Max.
     
  3. shamanking282

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    I've said it before, Iron Factory needs to do a Cog with 2 red gun pods to put on Max's forearms.
     
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    Some of my iron factory guys came with little cannons and grenade launchers that peg into all the little holes on my Takara Fort Max. Same with the Metroplex. I used the grey ones for FM and the black ones for Met.

    I just bought the DNA upgrade set for FM with the ab cannons, but I haven't I am looking for a good gun... and when is Iron Factory doing a Cog? :D 
     
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  5. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    If you want to pay $500-$600, be my guest. I like the official release. Hell, some people were nuts enough to pay $230 for the Japanese version.

    Only thing I really feel we need is a Cog from a 3P.
     
  6. Oshboggy

    Oshboggy DeceptiCobra DeathAdderCon

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    So it's justifiable for them to make a 3P Cog because you think "we" all need that, then that's all that needs to be done?

    Well then, in my opinion, the official release is a pretty rubbish FM. The TT version is slightly better but still needs many of the available 3P upgrades to look good. And after you pay the price for all of that, some of us wouldn't mind considering a ground-up 3P version. OS Infinitor FTW.

    Whether any 3P will find it worthwhile to make one is another story, granted, but there are definitely other preferences in the world than "just make Cog". Which admittedly would be a good thing.
     
  7. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    Ah yes, I forgot the default over in the 3P forums is that "Hasblow and Turdkara are teh suck", carry on.
     
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  8. Thundershot

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    Since this is a Fort Max upgrade thread I figured I'd ask here..

    Anyone with Legends Fort Max get the reprolabels set and couldn't use the inner leg stickers want to part with them?

    For my personal Fort Max, I'm upgrading him like this:

    Legends Fort Max with Titans Return Fort Max's legs. (Done)
    DK-02 Hip guns and hands (ordered)
    DK-04 Feet and hip ratchets and crotch (ordered)
    SS-02 Master cannon (awaiting fix before buying)
    Reprolabels inner leg stickers for base mode (awaiting someone who doesn't need them)


    I also have the PC-13 sword, but I think I prefer the Legends sword.

    Now my want list is..

    Cog (must turn into Gasket and Grommit. The X2 one would have been perfect)
    Ramps (just two white shiny non-grainy ramps would be enough)
    Double barreled blaster
     
  9. Mecheon

    Mecheon Grumpy Dinosaur Nerd

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    How in the hell is Max rubbish? I know people will complain about his alt mode, but, oh god, you're going to get me started. What have you done to me.

    Now you want rubbish altmode? Fantoy's Swoop. What sort of laughable excuse for a Pteranadon loniceps that is. At least you can make Max resemble a fortress with those fanmodes, that waste of money that is FT's Swoop can't even bend its wings down for an accurate walking stance. Shameful.
     
  10. Thundershot

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    Max is absolutely not rubbish. I love him but I just want to upgrade him to make him even better.
     
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    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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  12. Oshboggy

    Oshboggy DeceptiCobra DeathAdderCon

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    You must really luuurve the taste of Hasbro dick coated in cream of hypocrisy.
     
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    Well I got my Utopia second hand for $250 but new MT City bots are going for a little under $400 new these days.

    I couldn't wait though... I got these Japanese Fort Max. Being a big HeadMaster series fan , the series focus voice acting gimmicks, the coloring, the extra sword and the fax that he is supposed to be bigger than Metroplex, he does scale well with Utopia. He doesn't scale well with MT Pandinus in robot mode (alt mode is fine) but I knew that going in and I am looking at a way to give him shin extensions.

    Hey don't knock what people pay for stuff; especially in the 3rd party forum
    I believe LG-31 was going for 19900 yen for a while in Japan at release before sales tax. Imported in to say, the US, at $230 and at that size is a fair deal.

    TR FortMax and LG-31 are different enough to warrant someone paying more.
     
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    I'm starting to wish for poseable wrists to have Fortress msximus holds the sword in more ways oher than perpendicular to the forearm. Now he can only slash, I want him to also stab or make a "by the power of Greyskull!" pose.
     
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    I want clip-in, modular parts for his shin cavities. An elevator, jail cell, computer consoles, repair bay, conference table, whatever. All scaled for Titan Masters.
     
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    THERE we go! Here I am thinking small with ramps and guns. The titan masters need computers! They need furniture! They need a Kurig! :lol 





    I'd buy them, too.... :lol 
     
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    I wouldn't say FM or Metroplex are rubbish, but I have Legends Fort Max and Hasbro Metroplex and I wouldn't say that either are good. Are they large, yes, which is good. Neither have great alt modes if you ask me. With both G1 versions alt modes destroying them. I personally would ditch both if a 3rd party would make one at least the same size. Selling them would fund the purchase. Wish that KO upscaled Utopia woulda happened but I don't wanna pay 600 for it. The legends version was 230, which is too much given it's crappy modes. I'd gladly pay double for one that had good city modes, no more than that though.
     
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    The Takara city bots hit my sweet spot of price and quality deco. Fort Max was missing some components I hope the 3P comes through on though. Can't wait for Trypticon. :D 
     
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    vending machines... :D 
     
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  20. Bumblemus Prime

    Bumblemus Prime Cracked in the head

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    The other day I had a stroke of inspiration...

    We need a new IDW-styled 3P for Fort Max. Hear me out, Warden lovers.

    Make a core robot that can turn into an alternate head for TR Fort Max. Then sell a separate upgrade kit to turn either that core robot OR Cerebros (it would fit them both) into IDW Fort Max, at his proper scale of "slightly taller than Leader." The upgrade kit can transform independently into tank mode, or attach to TR Fort Max's base mode.

    I have plans! Hastily done sketches! *sits back and waits for 3Ps to email, confident everyone wants this*