FansToys FT-40 (Masterpiece Fortress Maximus)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by corduroy, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. mouschi

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    is this sold out everywhere now?
     
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    Probably
     
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    There is the argument for this and Pointblank that Maketoys made but I think FT will just want to replace all of them and a lot of people will drop their MT versions or just buy the unreleased FT versions.
     
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    Yes, you can see that there have been a lot of changes to the lower leg engineering to get a smoother appearance. Perhaps to account for the interchangeable parts?

    The eyes being slightly bigger helps. He does look a bit pouty though…
     
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    I have a preorder for the combo from a while back. But I don’t know if the head will be supplied on release or if it will have to wait for the body to be produced. I’m tempted to grab a preorder to be sure I at least end up with the head, as circumstances at the time of the bodies release will determine if I go ahead & purchase this ridiculous piece of awesome in its entirety :confused: 
     
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    Well, she's only 5'2" and so you can understand her worries!

    But no, I think this Fort Max is too big. Yes, it would look impressive standing in a corner, but that would be dull and a cheaper non-transforming statue could do the same. I like to transform the figures, to pose them, to have them on my desk to play around with, etc.

    I recently replaced FT Terminus Giganticus with DX9 Gabriel and this was such a good decision. Terminus looks impressive, but his hip and knee joints couldn't support his weight and all he could do was stand there. Gabriel looks less imposing but is more fun. I bought Zeta Unicron for £200ish, and I wouldn't have bought Haslab for £200, let alone the price it was. That was teased as "biggest TF ever" and some people said that they were buying it for just that reason, which is odd. FT Fort Max also seems more of an exercise in "make the biggest TF ever" rather than "make the best Fort Max".

    I would love to have a masterpiece Fort Max, but not at this size. I would be happy with him at the size of the G1 Fort Max. To be honest, I would have been happy with him much smaller than that, because I grew up with the comics rather than the cartoon, and in those he wasn't a giant:

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    The G1 toys look a bit silly doing that:

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    I'd be quite happy with the relative scale of Zeta Fort Max and the G1s:

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    But a compromise would be G1 size. Then he could battle ER Scorponok:

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    So why am I following this thread if I have no interest in buying the figure? Because I want to see how it will turn out. Partly an interest in the engineering. Terminus Giganticus was a wobbly mess. There are rumours than the combiners are delayed because the frame can't support the weight. But also, maybe there will be enough demand for a shorter Fort Max that it might happen.

    Anyway, there you go. I know you were asking a jokey question, but you gave me an excuse to post that picture of G1 Fort Max and ER Scorponok, and the matching heights make me happy!
     
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    Yeah, I love the comic sized Scorponok and Max that were just a bit bigger than the other headmasters, maybe a legends one would be closer to that.
     
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    I don't know if it's deliberate, but Zeta Fort Max is the same height as the Maketoys Headmasters:

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    While pleasing, I do think he should be bigger than the others. The height of Zeta compared to the G1s is good.

    But imagining him battling ER Scorponok? That's a nice thought!
     
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    Did comic Fort Max transform into a fortress for ants? :D 
     
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    As I recall, we got his battle station mode as a mobile attack tank thing.
     
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    I would probably buy in a heartbeat a MP Fortress Maximus that size.
    Anyway, I decided to put a preorder for the head at ShowZ. I'm not too happy about playing into FT preorders and prices madness but Fortress Maximus is one of my weak points.
    If the body will be really split into three parts...I don't want to be in the shoes of people who will miss the preorder window for one.
     
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    just waaaay to small to be a marvel comics mp fort max !! might be nearly the same size but looks like a midget , him and scorpy need to be the height of mp magnus
    both of those at marvel comics scale are like a not done yet holy grail for me along with a g1 mp deathshead , straxus , bludgeon and thunderwing
     
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    As I said, I do think he should be bigger than the others. The height of Zeta compared to the G1s is good.

    Comic Fort Max wasn't (always) a giant:

    headmaster_autobots_2.jpg
     
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    that picture tho! to the left he's bigger and to the right blur being drawn almost the same size is throwing it off , generally he was depicted as being a bit bigger same as scorpy and pm prime :) 
     
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    Too small at minimum you’d need to double the size of the figures for it to be close to accurate
     
  19. mrspingly

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    Yes, I know that's not really a representative example of his height. But it is a nice line-up.

    I agree that about MP22 would be a great height to have him compared to the Maketoys Headmasters. Going as large as ER Scorponok would be too much. So now I'm torn! I either want Magnus-height to go with the Headmasters, or Scorpy-height to go with Scorponok.
     
  20. Little Dutch

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    Here's a wild idea: ball magnets for joints. Also helps with splitting the body up into pieces for easier shipping. :D