Encore #23 - Fortress Maximus

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by BĂȘte Noire, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    Work that out after you get him :lol 

    I can't wait to get this mofo. So close :D :D :D :D :D :D 
     
  2. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Arrgh!! hurry up and release him already, Takaratomy! :lol  :
     
  3. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    I must say I'm getting pretty antsy too. I never thought I'd own one of these guys.
     
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    notbad.jpg

    I guess this means everyone can get Fort Max at a decent price and not just early bird preorderers like me :D 
    Used to feel the same way about Scorponok - until I bought a couple of junkers at decent prices, pieced together one from the best parts and sold the leftovers :D 
     
  6. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    They didn't last... Order stop already.
    HLJ pre-orders are unreliable at best: they've failed me too often to count on them. They oversell their pre-orders, and you will only know if they granted your preorder, once an item has been released: in which case it is often too late to order somewhere else at a reasonable price.
     
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    OMG! last night i dreamed that i allready got mine Fort max by mail! i was in love!!
    this is getting insane!! Takara hurry up!! :) 
     
  8. Chinta63

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    I had a dream that I had him in city mode then my neice picked him up and accidently dropped him =(

    3 more weeks till he arrives!!
     
  9. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    I'm now walking around the house with a tape measure, desperately trying to figure out a place to put this behemoth :lol 
     
  10. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Must've been leftover stock from cancelled pre-orders.
     
  11. Stepper

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    HLJ pricing at $248.68 is quite reasonable for such a big piece
     
  12. Blitz.

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    just keep in mind import taxes and shipping for something so big will be a big mark at the end. I've bought from HLJ before and while they are an awesome store with a huge range shipping and tax have meant I could have paid to a local seller and gotten it weeks earlier for the same price.

    But keep in mind this was back when BT Override was a new toy and taxes and shipping rates change all the time
     
  13. Armada_MK

    Armada_MK Emissary of Primus

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    LOL im doing the same thing for Metroplex:lol 
     
  14. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    Got mine preordered at BBTS and I have things worked out to have $350 to cove rfort max + shipping plus an additional $20 in case I am a bit off on the actual shipping cost.
     
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    Im considering where ill put Fort Max and Metroplex eventually.

    Hopefully Ill be able to get both. and then find display space for them. Mostly ill just have to reorganize a bit
     
  16. Armada_MK

    Armada_MK Emissary of Primus

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    Yup Im getting both as well, my wife think im crazy for spending 350.00 on a fort max and shes right:D 
     
  17. Squawktalk

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    Does anyone have a guess as to shipping cost? I kinda need to plan for it...

    Thanks
     
  18. DrGrim

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    On Big Bad Toy Store if you click "Add To Cart" it gives you a "View Shipping Rates" button.

    UPS Ground $20.89


    USPS Parcel Post Mail $26.50


    USPS Priority Mail $51.00


    I preordered him at 329.99 + 20.89 shipping. So he'll be a hair over 350 for me.
     
  19. Chinta63

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    30 March is during Easter weekend... Does that mean they will shipbon 2 April?
     
  20. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    i was trolling amazon and typed in Fortress Maximus and low and behold I found a listing for the Encore reissue not via Amazon its self but by sellers in Japan:

    Amazon.com: Transformers Encore 23 - Fortress Maximus: Toys & Games

    the prices are high bu the shipping is low, and i have to wonder if the big guy would slip past customs.
    Also the pics seem to be of the original to go by the eyes being stickers.
     
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