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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.

Featured Ebay Auctions

Lucky Draw Micron Legend Green Unicron up on Ebay

Micron Legend Green Unicron 1 of 10

"Luck of the Irish" Unicron - It only costs ye' a pot o' gold!

An acquaintance of mine has posted one of the rarest Transformers figures “out there” to Ebay recently.  It is the Lucky Draw Micron Legends Green Unicron.  This figure has the distinction of being one of the largest lucky draw figures ever.  It also has a solid reference to the show – the moment when all the minicons formed into a doppleganger Green Unicron to fend off the real menace from Cybertron.

Rikkomba is a major minicon collector and purchased this figure mostly for the Minicon!!!  Yes, we all have our reasons.  Unfortunately, it’s time to him to pass the torch and at a starting bid of £2,499.00, Green Unicron won’t be going cheap.  Still, this is a far cry from the $5,000 USD this figure originally demanded over five years ago. This figure is supposedly one of only 10 made, but I hardly ever believe those counts.

Check out the auction here and enjoy!