FansToys FT-40 (Masterpiece Fortress Maximus)

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

  1. Pessimus Prime

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    As cool as this is - conceptually, at least - I can't help but wish it had been Metroplex instead. Aside from having wanted to own one as a kid, I don't have any particular interest in or affection for Fort Max as a toy or character. So while it's easy to ooh and ahh over it, not tempting to me in the slightest.

    But Metroplex? That would really be something.
     
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  2. Pho'ptimus Prime

    Pho'ptimus Prime Mancave Spelunker

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    Damn straight!!! Gotta rely on my no.5 large pho rare beef with tripe, cooked bean sprouts with extra cilantro, green onion and sliced red chili to pull through this weekend!
     
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  3. divinecomedy

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    I am more of a dry pho lover myself. We have a great one here in SF.
     
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  4. Bob Schoonover

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    Beyond FM matching better with the other Headmasters FT is working on, I wonder if they started with him because he's the most mechanically simple. If you made FM as an Action Master, you literally only need to add the sideways knee swivel, the fold out tower, and a couple unfolding ramps to achieve his three modes. The other three have quite a bit more going on in their transformations.
     
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    @Bob Schoonover Those are pretty good reasons, though one could also say that Metroplex might work better with all the other MP's FT has already done, and they haven't done or announced any Autobot Headmasters, so Fort Max is going to be a little lonely. I think your structural speculation is pretty good. It occurs to me it might also be FT's way of one upping Zeta and TT in the Unicron wars. I wasn't really thinking too much about FT's motivations when I posted, but it's kind of interesting to think about.
     
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  6. divinecomedy

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    Weird, I thought everyone's motivations is to make money. What's the point of "winning" if you are losing money?
     
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    I’ll grab Cerebros for sure but there’s no way I’d ever consider Max. I just have no interest in any collectible that size in my home. I’ll enjoy the pics from afar though.
     
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    Sunbow > headmasters
     
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    Likely what I'll end up doing as well. Will depend on how interesting he is individually though.
     
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    download~2.jpeg
     
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    HAHA, beat me to it, was gonna post a similar meme!

    I just love the way FT feels they have to one up everyone at these events!

    What the...? Mother of God!? Holy shit!? Wow!?

    I know I shouldn't buy it but I'm compelled to do so.....just for the sheer spectacle! Mother of God!?

    :jawdropper: :jawdropper: :jawdropper: :jawdropper: :jawdropper: :jawdropper: :jawdropper: :jawdropper: 


    NB: What's up with the facesculpts, they're not bad facesculpts but don't look like the characters they're based on...if the Sunbow look is what they're going after. Cerebros has a Prime like mouth and Fort Maximus's face sculpt is just off! But the size.........OMFG!!
     
  12. deathsheadII

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    see @Sixo post this on facebook :lol  with the title:

    FORGIVE ME :lol 

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    Whelp it finally happened. They done made one too big for me. Jesus, and I thought Unicron was pushing its luck.

    I shall quietly drool from afar.
     
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    I will admit I haven’t purchased any of their combiners. But I have every other Fanstoys release (minus Jabber) and they were incredible until Apache and every release since has had mid to major problems-Quietus, Rouge, Koot,and Jabber (going by others on this one) being the worst. Oh you see I’m an XTB fan? I’m a transforming robots fan. XTB has been good lately but not without their own issues occasionally. I do have severe reservations investing this much into a giant transformer that could have crippling breakages. Sorry if my opinion upset you.
     
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  15. mikeszekely

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    Not a Takara MP. I just want something with decent articulation and more accurate alt modes than the Titan-class version, somewhere between MT's Utopia and FT's Terminus in size. All power to the people who are going to get this, but it's way too big for me.

    For you, sure (and I do hope that FT does both versions to appeal to as many fans as possible). But "The Rebirth" was a meaningless blip to me. Marvel Fortress Maximus made more of an impact on me. But really, when I think Fortress Maximus I think Headmasters.
     
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    All day, everyday!

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    Now, most importantly, are we getting an ab crunch here? If he topples over on us can we get some kind of medic-alert alarm to notify neighbours?
     
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    Bravo!
    I see no reason not to buy this
     
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    I am TT only and nope..wont make me change.
     
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