First, let me set the stage for
this toy. I know absolutely nothing about the Transformers toy line. This
particular page is a review done by a member of the Bootleg Toys Mailing
List. The guys name? Kasady Voorhees. He took the pics and did the review.
|Odds are if you were into Transformers
in the 80's, then you've heard of Fortress Maximus. He was one of the most
famous, being the largest Transformer toy ever made, standing at 2 feet
tall. His current collector value is quite a bit, going for $300-$800 on
eBay. He also had numerous parts, and is the only double Headmaster in
that one robot formed his head, and a smaller
Headmaster figure formed the head of that robot.
Of course, there was a 4 inch Fort Max int he Transformers Juniors set, but
he is not the focus here. Neither is the 2 foot tall version. This is a 7 inch tall knockoff. Here's the card logo:
Uranus 5-in-1. That is the line the bootleggers decided on here. Why 5 in 1, I have no idea, seeing as he only has 3 modes.
Though they must consider some halfway transformations as modes for some reason. As for the figure itself:
This is lifted from the 2 foot
tall Fort Max instructions. The is the first panel only. I did not scan
the rest. However, all parts listed from the original Fort Max are on here.
Max's name is changed to Uranus, the rest are unchanged. The rest of the
instrutions were all lifted, and had lots of stuff this toy doesn't.
|Okay, let's give it up for Kasady!
Now I gotta tell ya, I have seen this toy out here in my neck of the world.
Would it ever have made it to this site? Nope! I didn't recognize it as
a Transformer bootleg toy. Not only that, this toy isn't cheap. All the
dealers that sell Transforming toys (knock offs and bootlegs) seem to equate
size with cost. The bigger the card or the box, the more expensive the
toy. Transforming toys usually come on HUGE cards or good sized boxes.
Transforming toys like the one on this page usually run between $6-$12.
All right everybody, let's give Kasady a BIG Bootleg Thanks for taking the time to photograph this toy and write up a review.
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