As reported in the UK Sightings Thread by Omegastoopreme, Fortress Maximus has finally been released in the UK. He’s in stock at Tescos Direct, the online arm of the Tescos Supermarket, for £100. Tesco direct: Transfomers Titan Returns Fortress Maximum. Happy hunting to our UK brothers!
Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
News and images related to Transformers Generations and TF United from Japan. Also referred to as Transformers Generations Classics 3.0 by collectors.
IDW Transformers artist, Andrew Griffith has tweeted some line art from the Combiner Wars miniseries made by Machinima, featuring the original combiner, Devastator! It’s always fun to see the combiners fully colored and rendered, but fans of the show are sure to find this piece to be an interesting treat as the mighty Devastator is simplified in Griffith’s line art.
Check out the pic after the jump, and be sure to share your thoughts in the discussion below!
Thanks to an article from the Japanese Hobby Magazine “Dengeki Hobby“, we are treated to new images of LG31 Fortress Maximus displayed for the first time with its Master Sword accessory. These images shows this Master Sword to be an animation accurate version of the same accessory included in the San Diego Comic Con Exclusive figure and also the Hong Kong Exclusive Master Sword. Similar to its counterparts, The top part of the sword can be unplugged and held by Cerebros in robot mode, simulating him unlocking Fortress Maximus’ transformation into big mode.
Another feature of this version of the figure was also confirmed. As an original feature on the Japanese release, the article states that Legends Fortress Maximus will include sound clips of main theme song from “Transformers: The Head Masters“, and also voice tracks recorded by the original voice actor, Mr. Ikuya Sawaki. This monumental figure is scheduled for release in late September, but before then check out the images after the break.
Thanks to TakaraTomy toy designer Hisashi Yuki, we are treated to an image of the upcoming LG24 Shockwave and Cancer from the Transformers Legends toy line. LG24 Shockwave is a repaint of Combiner Wars Shockwave with a lighter purple color scheme, and Cancer shares the same mold as Titan Masters Crashbash colored as a homage of the Head Master Junior character from Transformers: Super-God Masterforce. Mr Hisashi also shared a couple images of Legends Cancer with its incompatible Generation 1 Transector for comparison. Before you can get this 2-pack in hand on August 28th, check out the images after the break.
Among every thing new revealed at Cybertron Con, it appears that a new Commerical for Transformers Titans Return has been shown at the convention. The short video features Sentinel Prime, Blurr, and also Fortress Maximus showing off their transformation and the titanmasters compatibility with different figures. Checkout the video courtesy of 52Toys after the break. [Read more…]
The official Transformers YouTube Channel has posted a designer desk video featuring design manager John Warden discussing the release of Combiner Wars G2 Bruticus collector pack. In it Mr. Warden talked a bit about the philosophy behind the coloring of the G2 set, referencing the loud colors and camouflage pattern on the set from the 1990’s. There is even a brief appearance of the original G2 Bruitcus’ TV commercial as well. Check out the video in full after the jump. [Read more…]
Continuing the coverage from Tokyo Toy Show 2016, we are learning that UW-08 Unite Warriors Computron has made its appearance on the show floor. Thanks to images from Twitter user @chromless and @GENgoraw, we are getting new in hand shots of Computron himself and every member of the Technobots posed in their individual robot mode. As it has been revealed previously, TakaraTomy’s version of this Computron set contains many remolded part on each of Technobots such as new head sculpts, new parts in vehicle and robot mode, new individual weapons that combines into a giant gun, and new chest and head in combined mode. We will need to wait until August, 27th to purchase our own sets, but until then, check out these in hand images after the break.
- Leader Class figures Blaster and Optimus Prime
- Legends Class Rewind, Wheelie and Stripes
- Voyager Class Galvatron
- Titan Masters Wave 1 and 2
Hasbro Taiwan, in collaboration with Taiwanese Transformers forum T.F.N.D., held an event allowing fans to test out figures from the upcoming Transformers Titans Return toyline. Figures present at the event includes Leader class Powermaster Optimus Prime and Blaster, Voyager Sentinel Prime and Galvatron, Deluxe class Blurr, Scourge, Hardhead, and Skullsmasher, Titanmaster Terribull, Nightbeat, Crashbash, Loudmouth, as well as Titan class Fortress Maximus. We also see the SDCC Exclusive set consisting of a recolored Robot in Disguise Warrior class Windblade, Delxue class Brainstorm, and an alternate color Voyager class Sentinel Prime. As a bonus, there are close-ups of the blind box toyline Alt-Modes also.
Through images from members of T.F.N.D., we can see the transformation schemes and the “Head-On” gimmick on various figures, and also how they look with different Titanmasters attached. We also get a glimpse of comparison between the exclusive version and the regular release of Sentinel Prime. Last but not the least, it appears through experimenting with the figure, fans there found a alternate city mode configuration for Fortress Maximus. These images certain make waiting for the release of these figures harder, but until then check out the images after the break and visit T.F.N.D’s forum for their full gallery.
Dengeki Hobby post an interview they conducted with famed Transformers designer Shogo Hasui on the upcoming Titan Returns Fortress Maximus. In the interview, Mr. Hasui discussed his experience with working on this project, expressing that he wished to honor this fan favorite character when the making of this new version of Fortress Maximus was confirmed.
He share that while working on this figure, there was 3 priorities that was set. First is the incorporation of the “Head-On” gimmick. Second is to visually differentiate this figure from Generations Metroplex while using parts from its mold. Lastly is to fit in the base mode play pattern within the pricepoint set by the Titan Returns series. He expressed that working on Fortress Maximus gave him the impression that this figure was produced in a completely different approach compared to every other Transformers figure.
Mr. Hasui also revealed that during development, there were two different prototypes of the “HeadMaster” produced; one with advance mechanism and another simpler model to determine of the fit and finish of the overall model. The result of the two was then used for the final production on the figure. This is due to the importance of perfecting the “Head-On” gimmick on this figure.
Dengeki Hobby also provided some images comparing Generations Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to show off some of the shared parts between the figures. We also see a demonstration of the articulation and light up gimmick when Cerebros is attached as the head. Mr. Hasui explained that when combined, the head will produce different sounds. When asked about the sounds recorded for the Japanese version of Fortress Maximus, the designer expressed that he was only in charged of the Titan Returns version of the figure, but the Japaense version will have an interesting twist.
Checkout some the images and a roughly translated version of the original article here after the jump. Don’t forget to let us know you thoughts on this interview on the boards.