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Hasbro Toyfair 2016 photos of Titans Return toys

Here’s where I share some of my favorite photos I managed to take at Hasbro’s 2016 Toy Fair Press event in New York City.  Enjoy!

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Platinum Cyclonus

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Titan Masters galore!

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Skullcruncher in gator-mode

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Transformers 5 poster that was tucked away behind the RID stuff

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Victorion, looking much better than last time.

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The star of the show: Legends Wheelie

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Titans Return Fortress Maximus revealed at Toyfair 2016 – he’s awesome!

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Here’s the deets:

  • He’s slightly taller than Metroplex
  • He has lights as sounds as part of Cerebros, activated when you cover max’s face on his back and add the Titan Master
  • Cerebros is the first use of the Rebirth cartoon-accurate head.  His Titan Master’s name is Emissary
  • Fort Max has no ‘waist guns’
  • He also has a prison gimmick
  • The Titan Master head can still be in place on Cerebros when adding the head to Max, just like the G1 toy.

Hasbro also gave us some official graphics of the toy

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We built this city

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He’s big, and he’s back!

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Big Transformers announcement enroute – Fortress Maximus alternate coming?

Transformers 2013 announcement coming?

Squeeeeee! What could it beeeee!?

I have it on good faith that something ‘big’ is coming to Transformerland. Some rather ominous posts by Transformers insider Hydra were posted via Facebook today and yesterday.  I have blurred out all the personal data here, but rest assured, that is the man himself.  For those of you that don’t know, Hydra is the surname of a Transformers super collector that has made the rounds for years and resides in Japan.  He has since found himself working alongside E-hobby in various ways.  Word is that he was essential in the bridge between the US TF Collector Club and E-hobby for the G1 Shattered Glass set that is soon to come out.  He is also a very high-end TF dealer helping many, including myself, find some very rare pieces over the years.  The short of it is that when he speaks like this, all should listen.

Most of those stirring about this premonition have assumed he is referring to some announcements regarding Fortress Maximus.  He is after all the BIGGEST when it comes to “big” transformers.  Could this mean Grand Maximus?  Brave Maximus?  Perhaps something new and off the wall like the Armada Christmas Maximus, ret-conned into Pious Maximus?  Other guesses include a clear version of Fortress Maximus or an all black version.  Only time will tell, so as we patiently wait, feast your eyes on more of the illustrious Air Hammer’s digibashes.  Till tomorrow, when we shall all shit our collective pants!

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More G1 Shattered Glass??? Most likely not.

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And here’s the opposite just for fun.

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Encore 23 Fortress Maximus includes the master sword, again.

Transformers Encore 23 Fortress Maximus with Master Sword

Read it and rejoice

Considering that I already told you that the reissue Fortress Maximus would include the master sword, I shouldn’t need to post this.

So here’s even more proof, thanks Professor Smooth! E-hobby to the rescue. So now please refrain from asking if he includes the sword on messages boards from here on out. He does.

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Encore 23 Fort Max includes his sword

Transformers Encore 23 Fortress Maximus with sword

All but verbally confirmed.

Some official preview photos of the slew of upcoming releases were posted by Famitoy which include our first look at the expected Black repaint of MP-10 (this time with Decepticon symbols!!), MP-15 & MP-16 cassetticons, the non-yellow ‘anime’ version of MP-22 Devastator, and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus WITH THE MASTER SWORD IN HAND!!! Check out the pic above to see what I’m talking about.

This has been the big question to Fort Max reissue lovers: Will it have the sword? Looks like yes, it probably will.

Also, THIS GUY is very happy to not have Encore 22A be a yellow G1 redeco because… well, I just got THIS in the mail. I’ll give you a hint, it’s not from Generation 2…

Transformers Generation 1 Yellow Devastator from France

So rare, I may be the only person on Earth to have this. Thanks Maz! ^_^

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Transformers Encore 23 is Fortress Maximus :-O

Generation 1 Fortress Maximus toy

Ohhhhh baby!

I’m speechless.

I head over to BBTS today and see that they have a new listing for Kababy Fort Max. “That’s strange…” I think to myself. Then I realize that holy hell, it is not the kabaya but a flesh and plastic reissue of Fortress Maximus!

My mind is kind of messed up about this.  As a long-time owner of an original Fort Max that I worked an allowance up for 5 months to get at age 6, I feel this is not quite fair.  However, there is an extreme lack of Fort Max’s in the world, and now this will be a chance for everyone to get him.

Will aftermarket prices plummet?  Will you be shamed if you had just bought an original for $1000?

Chances are that this version will include many new tampographs in the place of stickers and hopefully some other little goodies or details that were not on the original.  This of course helps us differentiate from the original 20+ year old version.  Regardless of how I feel about the re-release of one of the fandom’s most holy grails, I pre-ordered one.

Oh yeah, also MP-15 is a Rumble & Ravage set that we already knew was coming.