Almost exactly 4 years ago, I decided to obtain a MIB Fortress Maximus. Then, I struggled to decide which particular MIB version of Fortress Maximus to acquire.
As it turned out, I eventually went for the acquired the Japanese boxed version C-114: Fortress Maximus. I would like to note that while I am in possession of C-114, I no longer have legal ownership of it, because it has been declared to belong to E! =)
Recently, as part of my Calm before the Storm series of acquisitions, I acquired a US box for Fortress Maximus from a TFW seller.
Here are some comparison shots.
Thankfully, both the US version and the Jap version, in a very rare instance, are the same size!
The Devastator giftset and Sixshot boxes are use to show just how large Fort Maxes are, don't mess with them!
Back of box comparison.
Another shot of back of boxes.
Transformation sequence for US box Fortress Maximus
Transformation sequence for Japanese box C-114: Fortress Maximus. The sequences appear to the slightly different between the 2 boxes. Also, I noticed that the US version has darker blue parts while the Jap version has lighter blue parts. I'm not sure whether this is a genuine variation between each particular regular release or just a difference between the toy used for the photography.
Top of box comparison.
Side of box comparison. US boxed Fortress Maximus has a landscape layout that does not lend itself well to being seen from the side.
Comparison of the other side. Basically both of their sides of boxes are identical.
Acquiring the US boxed Fortress Maximus actually completes the circle for me - E and I now have each regular release Maximus mold MIB! What a milestone.
And now, the money shot, of sorts....
From left to right: US boxed Fortress Maximus, C-114: Fortress Maximus MIB, C-311: Grand Maximus MIB, C-27: Brave Maximus (Japanese boxed), C-27: Brave Maximus (Korean boxed, Sonokong version).
I had to stitch the above photo together because the 2 on the left are in Hong Kong with me and the other 3 are actually in my Singapore apartment. One day, all 5 will reunite... Head On!
- Fortress Maximus USA boxed
- C-114: Fortress Maximus MIB (Part 1)
- C-114: Fortress Maximus MIB (Part 2)
- C-114: Fortress Maximus starring in Autobot City: Earth
- C-311: Grand Maximus MIB, unused (Part 1) - 'The Grand daddy of Transformers- The Beginning'
- C-311: Grand Maximus MIB, unused (Part 1) - 'The Grand daddy of Transformers- Going to HK'