Toy Porn: Fortress Maximus Reissued

Well, file this under “Things that I never expected to happen in a million years and would’ve never stopped collecting if I’d realized it was going to.” Fortress Maximus is getting an official reissue from Takara!

Fort Max is a bit of an oddity in the US – most of us 80s kids have a clearer notion of the other city-former, Metroplex, as he was smaller (and therefore more common) and was actually mentioned in the Transformers movie. However, Hasbro had to have a freaking enormous box to anchor the Transformers section of the toy aisle. Not to be outdone by their own USS Flagg (from the G.I. Joe line), they imported Fortress Maximus. He stood nearly two feet tall and was a double Headmaster (meaning his head transformed into a robot who’s head transformed into an even smaller robot). He was also $100 – which by 1987 standards meant he was strictly Santa-fodder and nigh-near unattainable. It also meant that, given modern production costs, there was no possible way Takara would ever reissue a bot that big.

Still with me? Good; because apparently someone realized that the adult nostalgia market could finally handle a toy with such a hefty price tag – the preorder is up at BBTS if your wallet is made of sturdier stuff than mine. Official pictures aren’t out yet; but hopefully he’ll come with his Master Sword (deemed too pointy and unsafe to be released in the US) and maybe, maybe, his Pretender shell (which was for one of the duo of robots that make up his noggin)! If you need a toy to bludgeon your younger brother into unconsciousness; there’s no better choice.

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4 thoughts on “Toy Porn: Fortress Maximus Reissued

  1. Whenever I think you can’t outgeek yourself…

    I had the Omega Supreme toy. He transformed into a robot, tank (of some sort) and tracks (as I recall). Where does he fit into the toy spectrum?

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