After years of thinking I had a Korean version of Brave Maximus, I am starting to wonder if I actually have the Japanese version. I don't know if you can tell by the poor quality photograph, but does anyone know which version this one is?
I am having to try and sell him due to needing cash, and want to make sure I have the correct info.
I'm not a Brave Maximus owner, but I have owned a fair number of things from Sonokong - a load of TF's and Zoids over the years - the Sonokong stuff tended to carry both Takara and Sonokong copyrights and logos, usually fairly close together. If it only has the Takara Logo on it then the probability is that is a Takara one.
It does look like the Japanese version there, Hippobot. One other thing to check is if the Autobot logo on the tower when he's in city/battle station mode is upside down or not. I think the Korean version had it placed on upside down.
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Congrats, Colin! You've got a Japanese one. I had to peel my one's sticker off with a knife and a steady hand then super-glue it back on the right way up.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
At least the sets I have are quite different. The CR ones are in the bag, the red is brighter (less maroon) and maybe a little sparkly. The moulds are different as well at the bottom. I don't know if the mould is always different CR to RID ther could have been a change during either of the production runs.
Oooh, ta. Howmany colours were the KO guns done in ? I'm tempted towards red too Ralph, but I believe that *isn't* the correct colour! And if anyone can put me in touch with a supplier for said KO hand guns.
Ralph: My Brave Maximus dealer is sorting me out a sword. He has been sent a pic of the Sword that's in the Brave Max prize box to attempt to match.
I'm new to the forum and have joined to get more knowledge so I can help my son with his collection. He absolutely loves transformers and his last Christmas list contained generation 1 toys, which we found hard to get, we have recently purchased Skullcruncher and Metroplex and have now been offered Fortress Maximus in what has been described as a UK 1999 version, different colours to the G1 version but pretty much mint condition with all the accessories and box. The asking price is £300, is this a good price for a toy that is only 11/12 years old, I would prefer a G1 model but I think they go for a bit more than £300?
Anything between 200-350 for him seems to be the going rate.
One point to mention is that it does not have all of the same accessories as the original Fortress Maximus. The original one in good condition with all the accessories does indeed go for a few hundred pounds more than the newest version.