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Cyberverse Optimus Maximus should get recolored into 1986 Metroplex's color scheme as it has similar designed modes & functions.


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You want to see a really dull play set former? Fortress Maximus. Seriously... city mode is just the robot lying on his back with arms up and legs curled up. The battleship mode is just the robot lying on his back with arms up and feet pointing down. The main thing that makes Fortress Maximus impressive is his size -- but size aside the engineering behind the toy isn't that impressive. There are some neat playset features in Fort Max, like the lift, car launchers, prison, LOTS of in-built gunnery and of course, the double-Headmaster gimmick. But the core toy itself is arguably the least impressively designed compared to other playsetformers. Even Star Convoy has a more complex transformation (actually I think his base mode is pretty neat, and his truck mode is reasonably solid for a scifi truck).

 

i disagree with you regarding Fort Max. What about Trypticon. He basically lies on his back and has his sides flip down. then you're done with him. boring! out of the 4 USA G1 cityformers, i only put Metroplex and Fort Max in base mode. The 2 Con bases are meh in those modes. Overlord isn't bad but only works well with Powermasters.

Maybe, but Trypticon is also able to walk and have some of the radar dishes spin by themselves.

 

@Lord_Onslaught True...but that would be too obvious for Hasbro. :tflaugh

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I think Metroplex is a pretty solid G1 Transformer - but yeah, it's not one of the more inspiring G1 TF designs and is more of a playset. But playsets are FUN!! :D

 

I would argue that Powermaster Optimus Prime/Ginrai is a more solid action figure in its own right as well as being a playset, because that toy does transform from a truck to a robot and super robot as well as being the assault mode playset. The original 1984 G1 Optimus Prime was a playset too with Combat Deck/trailer ... but how cool was it using his trailer as mobile Autobot base?! :) PM Optimus Prime may not be as solid a toy as the original G1 Prime, but to be fair, it is loaded with more gimmicks and the super robot feature which the original Prime doesn't have. So comparably speaking I think they're both fairly good action figures that also happen to be play sets.

 

Metroplex is a good action figure/play set -- the city mode is nice enough and interacts with the smaller carded Autobots. There are also special ports that allow the limb robots of any of the 1986 gestalt teams (Scramble City gestalts) to connect with Metroplex; so that's a pretty awesome feature. The mobile assault base mode is okay too.

 

You want to see a really dull play set former? Fortress Maximus. Seriously... city mode is just the robot lying on his back with arms up and legs curled up. The battleship mode is just the robot lying on his back with arms up and feet pointing down. The main thing that makes Fortress Maximus impressive is his size -- but size aside the engineering behind the toy isn't that impressive. There are some neat playset features in Fort Max, like the lift, car launchers, prison, LOTS of in-built gunnery and of course, the double-Headmaster gimmick. But the core toy itself is arguably the least impressively designed compared to other playsetformers. Even Star Convoy has a more complex transformation (actually I think his base mode is pretty neat, and his truck mode is reasonably solid for a scifi truck).

 

 

 

You want to see a really dull play set former? Fortress Maximus. Seriously... city mode is just the robot lying on his back with arms up and legs curled up. The battleship mode is just the robot lying on his back with arms up and feet pointing down. The main thing that makes Fortress Maximus impressive is his size -- but size aside the engineering behind the toy isn't that impressive. There are some neat playset features in Fort Max, like the lift, car launchers, prison, LOTS of in-built gunnery and of course, the double-Headmaster gimmick. But the core toy itself is arguably the least impressively designed compared to other playsetformers. Even Star Convoy has a more complex transformation (actually I think his base mode is pretty neat, and his truck mode is reasonably solid for a scifi truck).

 

i disagree with you regarding Fort Max. What about Trypticon. He basically lies on his back and has his sides flip down. then you're done with him. boring! out of the 4 USA G1 cityformers, i only put Metroplex and Fort Max in base mode. The 2 Con bases are meh in those modes. Overlord isn't bad but only works well with Powermasters.

 

I was never a fan of base/city/ styled tranformers during the 1980's. I didn't even like nor care for the garage/repair/castle/repair NON-TF toys like the onES designed around matchbox/hotwheels or he-man/thundercat type figures.

 

I've never been a fan of city-formers because the compromises to the TF toy are far too great.

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I was never a fan of base/city/ styled tranformers during the 1980's. I didn't even like nor care for the garage/repair/castle/repair NON-TF toys like the onES designed around matchbox/hotwheels or he-man/thundercat type figures.

 

I've never been a fan of city-formers because the compromises to the TF toy are far too great.

...As oppose to any other Transformer around that time, which were fairly limited in what they did to begin with? Different strokes for different folks, I guess...

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I find Optimus Maximus a little interesting. It vaguely brings to mind Powermaster Optimus Prime, Fortress Maximus and Metroplex - three toys I'd like Hasbro to release updated (Classics/Generations style) versions of.

 

 

However, the sight of 'little' Optimus's legs dangling from the chest is somewhat off-putting, not to mention the 'hollowness' and lack of poseability. I might consider it if I saw it on discount, though.

 

I suppose they could in theory give Optimus Maximus a new head, repaint it, give it a different 'side-kick' (or three) and two red guns like G1 Metroplex (Metroplex has to have his twin guns) . It would be the closest thing we've had so far to the original toy.

 

 

Hopefully, though we will eventually get something better. Ideally I would like toy versions of Metroplex (and Fortress Maximus) around the same size of Energon Omega Supreme (F.Max gets a Mini-con head).

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