I loved the Transformers movies. I was really excited when I received my Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Class Fortress Maximus because not only do I love Transformers but he is also HUGE!
I took a bit of elbow grease to get Fortress Maximus out of the package. He is so big and is secured with many paper rope ties and plastic clips. I had my trusty scissors handy and It still took me quite a bit of work to get him out of the package. Once out of the package however, Fortress Maximus stands about 2.5 feet tall and is one fearsome brute to look at.
The Playtime Experience
Unfortunately, my excitement with Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Class Fortress Maximus was short-lived. This thing is huge and if I were a small child I would be amazed at the sheer size of it. However, as a grown up I freaked out when I saw the 50+ after-market stickers you have to add and the book of instructions. It took me 45 minutes to place the stickers in the appropriate place and follow the insanely tiny diagram. There are three possible transformations but it isn’t easy to get him from point A to B to C. I was following the directions, which I didn’t find very clear, and I still didn’t get it once I was supposed to be done. The movements weren’t too difficult but were a bit clunky, probably just because he is so large and a little difficult to maneuver.
Things I Liked
I liked the size of the transformer and I think that it really would appeal to small children.
Things I Didn't Like
I liked the size and didn’t like the size at the same time. Due to his large size it is hard to maneuver the Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Class Fortress Maximus. But my largest complaint is with the vague instructions and the stickers which took forever to put in place.
The recommended age for the Transformer Fortress Maximus is 8+. I think this toy would appeal to smaller kids due to its sheer size, however, I think due to the cost of this toy it is likely a better buy for someone who is really into Transformers and collecting them.
I was actually really disappointed by the Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Class Fortress Maximus. Maybe I was expecting the wrong thing but as a toy I don’t think it is great. It was too clunky to really be considered “fun” and is better as a collectible item in my opinion.