Finally we get a video review of a Transformer on a site dedicated to Transformers, how about that?
And not just any Transformer, the grand poohbah himself, Brave Maximus/Fortress Maximus. The Holy Grail of all Transformers, the big daddy himself.
This review is in 3 parts, the first is a review of the robot mode:
Then we get a look at the “Head Robots” Cerebros and Spike:
And finally we get Fortress/Brave Maximus in arguably his most popular form:
That’s where I give my final recommendation and thoughts on the figure overall and whether or not I can recommend him for collectors.
So I’m sure some of you out there don’t care if I’m a geek of all trades and that I like comics and movies in addition to enjoying Transformers figures. You just want to see video reviews of Transformers damnit! Well you will get your wish shortly, enjoy this teaser of my upcoming review of a G1 classic!
I was doing some web surfing before bed the other night (and yes I do know how cheesy that term is) and I happened to stumble upon an interesting Seibertron topic. Apparently Wal-Mart isn’t releasing US MP Starscream as a “Black Friday” exclusive after all.
He’s now in stock at several Wal-Marts across the United States and a couple of collectors here and there were able to snag him up.
I was really happy to hear that but I was also concerned because I know how quickly scalpers pounce on the exclusive figures and sell them at ridiculous markups before us “Transfans” have a chance to get them.
And…sadly enough…I was right. I headed over to the ‘ole Crackbay after I saw the forum on Seibertron and I realized that scalpers are indeed selling him at a $120-$150 price even though he retails for $40.
Right then and there I decided that I’m not going to pay $120 or more on the figure and that no figure is worth that to me anymore.
I thought about it for a while later on though and I realized that I actually would be willing to pay $100 for him after all. I wouldn’t pay $120 for him but I’d pay $100 for him.
So it is, as I said in the title, funny how another $20-$30 really makes the difference sometimes.
I have to say this video is hilarious.
A re-edit of scenes from “The Return of Optimus Prime Part 2” re-dubbed excellently. I really love this because Optimus basically says what us fans have been thinking for years. The characters from the movie (with the exception of Kup, Springer, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus Wreck-Gar and Galvatron) just really suck ass compared to the classic characters from seasons one and two and this basically sums up why they were so lame perfectly .
Just click here to check it out.
I’m kind of pissed off though because I, once again, didn’t get to post a couple of pictures that I wanted to post thanks to Yahoo Geocities sucking ass. Shit. I really need to get a new website provider. If you know of any decent websites that offer a pagebuilder (I suck at HTML) let me know.
So last night (I suppose I should say it was two nights ago since I’m writing this a little after midnight) was Holy Grail night for the Sean-Man. Why? My Brave Maximus (the 2001 Fortress Maximus reissue) was delivered by UPS so it was ready for me to check out when I came home from work.
Fortress Maximus (Brave Maximus in Japan), as you may or may not know, is the most sought after G1 Transformer toy of all-time. He is the rarest and most expensive figure out there. He’s not the most popular Transformers character but his toy is worth far more than the greats like Optimus Prime or Megatron. If you’re lucky you could probably find a good G1 Optimus Prime or G1 Megatron for $150 (or less) on eBay. Fortress Maximus though? Sellers charge over $1,000 even if he’s in shitty condition and missing parts. He is the tallest Transformer (he’s 22” in height) and he was the most expensive figure until Masterpiece Prime and Ultimate Bumblebee were released (He was $89.99 in 1987 so that’s like buying a $200 Transformer now).
Fortress Maximus made his first and only appearance in The Rebirth Part 3, the final episode of the American G1 series. He was also featured in The Headmasters, a Japanese exclusive Transformers cartoon a year later. He made his way back to American screens in the Transformers series Robots in Disguise. He had a new color scheme (Blue, black, and red as opposed to his grey and blue G1 colors) and a slightly different backstory. To celebrate the return of the character, Takara (the company that makes the Transformers toys in Japan that Hasbro retools to an extent for US release) brought out a reissue of the original toy. The reissue was identical to the original figure and it was made from the same mold but the color scheme was different and it didn’t come with some of the weapons the original Fort Max had. This reissue, unfortunately, did not come to the states along with the other RID figures so it was considered a “Japan exclusive.”
Brave Max, like Fort Max before him, is becoming quite rare and his price is really escalating on eBay. After losing out on a chance to buy Fortress Maximus at a decent price I caved in and bought Brave Max here. I was put off by the red, blue and black reissue colors initially but I have to say they’re really growing on me now. I really love this toy and I’m going to give it a longer and more detailed review sometime this weekend hopefully so be on the lookout for that.
So I finished my E-Hobby Galvatron review. You can find it here. I’m kind of pissed off though because I took sixty photos but I could only post thirty-four or so. I don’t know if the other picture files I tried to upload were corrupted or not. I’m definitely going to be writing an e-mail to the Geocities crew because I pay for my webspace so the shit should work.
Overall E-Hobby Galvatron is an awesome figure and a must have if you love Galvatron and the G1 re-releases. You can find him at an affordable price now on eBay so now is the time to get this guy.
Fuck Yeah! I finally got my E-Hobby Galvatron in the mail today. Galvatron, as I’m sure most of you don’t know, is one of my all-time favorite G1 characters as well as my favorite Decepticon of all-time (next to Megatron anyway).
The original Galvatron figure, as I’m sure most of you know, was originally released in a grey/blue color scheme in spite of the fact that he was dark purple in the movie and TV series. Takara redeemed themselves for their mistake a year or so ago when they released the E-Hobby Purple Galvatron re-release.
I have to say I’m really lovin’ this figure so far He’s going to make such an awesome display piece. Expect a more detailed review sometime later on today as well as a link to my site where I’ll post a lot of pictures of this guy.
So I thought I would start posting some links to some reviews I’ve done over the summer, starting with Masterpiece Megatron here. You can find my full review as well as some more pictures of “Megs” here. Overall it’s a really good toy but it has some pretty incredible flaws for the price you’ll pay to get your hands on this baby ($200+ on some sites).