Fortress Maximus Custom G1 Transformers

Description: Transformers Generations 22 Inch Action Figure Titan Class - Fortress Maximus

Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Class Fortress Maximus

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  • When the Autobots splintered into a series of underground cells following upheavals in the wake of and 's disappearances, Fortress Maximus (here the size of a large, but normal Transformer, rather than the giant of the animated series) became the leader of a group of who often found themselves opposed by Decepticons under the command of . Tiring of the endless war against the Decepticons, Maximus led his followers away to the peaceful world of Nebulos, but the sudden appearance of the robots threw the planet into chaos. In a show of good faith, Maximus disarmed, but when that did not prove his intention, he gave the Nebulons the most he had to give – his own head, which he tore from his shoulders and threw to the ground. Four of his troops followed suit, and the Nebulon leader, , accepted the gesture and made peace.

    First available in 1987 as leader of the new assortment of Headmasters toys, Fortress Maximus remains the largest Transformers toy ever produced, standing at around two feet tall. The Japanese release of the toy included the "Master Sword," a gigantic blade for Fortress Maximus, and a smaller version for his Headmaster component ().

  • Unfortunately, Galen's political rival, Lord Zarak, was not so moved – contacting Cybertron, he asked for help from Scorponok and his Decepticons. When the Decepticons arrived and begun conquering the planet the Nebulons attempted to remote-control the Autobots' bodies in order to fight the Decepticons, but when that failed, Fortress Maximus put forth a suggestion that would truly make the Nebulons masters of the Autobots' bodies. Undergoing a cybernetic enhancement process, the Nebulons were outfitted with exo-suits that allowed them to transform into the Autobots' very heads in a merging of both body and mind; Galen himself became the head of Fortress Maximus. This allowed the Autobots to drive off the Decepticon attackers and to also maintain the fragile peace with the Nebulons. Eventually internal Nebulon politics resulted in Galen being taken prisoner by Zarak. Although corrupted by the sheer power of the Decepticons and by the mind of his Decepticon partner, Zarak managed to free Galen on the condition that both sides would take the fight away from Nebulos and to a distant world in order to save what was left of Nebulos. When the Autobots received a distress call from another group of Autobots, such a world was chosen – Earth. (Zarak's forces learned of Earth through interception of the Autobots' communications some time earlier.)

    Unfortunately, Galen's political rival, Lord Zarak, was not so moved – contacting Cybertron, he asked for help from Scorponok and his Decepticons. When the Decepticons arrived and begun conquering the planet the Nebulons attempted to remote-control the Autobots' bodies in order to fight the Decepticons, but when that failed, Fortress Maximus put forth a suggestion that would truly make the Nebulons masters of the Autobots' bodies. Undergoing a cybernetic enhancement process, the Nebulons were outfitted with exo-suits that allowed them to transform into the Autobots' very heads in a merging of both body and mind; Galen himself became the head of Fortress Maximus. This allowed the Autobots to drive off the Decepticon attackers and to also maintain the fragile peace with the Nebulons. Eventually internal Nebulon politics resulted in Galen being taken prisoner by Zarak. Although corrupted by the sheer power of the Decepticons and by the mind of his Decepticon partner, Zarak managed to free Galen on the condition that both sides would take the fight away from Nebulos and to a distant world in order to save what was left of Nebulos. When the Autobots received a distress call from another group of Autobots, such a world was chosen – Earth. (Zarak's forces learned of Earth through interception of the Autobots' communications some time earlier.)

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    G1 Japan Headmasters Fortress (1987)
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    G1 Japan Masterforce Grand Maximus (1988)
    Car Robots Brave Maximus (2000)
    Robot Masters Cybertron Base (2004)
    G1 Reissues Encore Fortress Maximus (2013) 
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    Car Robots Plasma (2000) 

    • 1 Transformers: Generation 1
      • 1.1 Marvel Comics
      • 1.2 Animated series
      • 1.3 Dreamwave Productions
      • 1.4 IDW Publishing
      • 1.5 Toys
    • 2 Transformers: Robots in Disguise
      • 2.1 Toys
    • 3 Transformers Animated
    • 4 Other uses of Fortress Maximus
    • 5 References

    En route to Earth, the Autobots significantly upgraded Fortress Maximus, boosting his size and power levels far beyond their original specs. Such was his size increase that a separate regular Transformer-sized body was constructed, a drone named Cerebros, who became the new head of Fortress Maximus (who, although now much larger, still did not begin to approach the massive size of the character as depicted in the animated series, appearing of a stature more comparable to Grand Maximus). It was this body that Galen now formed the head of. In the first battle on Earth the upgraded Maximus proved unstoppable against the Decepticons and it was only through circumstance that the battle came down to a fight between Galen and Zarak themselves. Galen gained the upper hand but Zarak tricked him into breaking off the fight in order to save a human from harm. A rockslide killed Galen in the human's place and Fortress Maximus was rendered immobile until , the human Galen had saved, was given Galen's helmet, giving him control over Maximus's body. Operational again, Fortress Maximus quickly drove off the Decepticons. Spike subsequently underwent the binary-bonding process and fully took Galen's place as the head of Cerebros and a component of Fotress Maximus, merely so that he would be able to rescue his brother, Buster, from the Decepticons. This task was accomplished amidst the chaos caused by Starscream's plan to acquire the power of the , and when the villain was defeated, Spike abandoned his role as an Autobot.

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After Unicron was defeated, the Ark plummeted to Earth and crashed in the northern tundra of Canada. When emerged from the wreckage to wreak havoc, it fell to Fortress Maximus to stop him. He called to Spike, who came. He and Spike went through some mental wrangling before Maximus convinced Spike to reunite with him once more. Anxious and desperate after so long out of the war, Maximus immediately suppressed his hesitating partner and took full control upon regaining his head. This proved not to be such a wise idea. Fortress Maximus alone wasn't quite ready to deal with the totally insane Galvatron, who started smashing and biting(!) him to pieces. Realizing the power of their combined strength, Spike and Fortress Maximus managed to unite in thought and deed, and defeated the crazed Decepticon. Fortress Maximus stood alone at the battle's end, the last Autobot, guardian of Earth.