Max’s box is an even stronger homage to the G1 Autobot packaging style than Gremlin‘s was.
In the box you get the, probably X-Transbots Klaatu inspired, three piece “beam up” stand and instructions.
Max is an enormously adorable rotund little figure!
Unfortunately, the articulation is more limited than their previous releases:
- The shoulders, being jointed inside the torso don’t have much vertical movement
- The hips, with their large side panels, do not have much forward and backwards movement
- The feet have an extremely minor ankle tilt
The UFO mode is straight out of the G1 cartoon!
Here’s Max with the Generations Thrilling 30 Legends Scale Cosmos.
And here with the, Masterpiece-scaled, Spaceracer from Toy World.
Overall, I’m happy with Max, although not as much as Harry, which still holds the top spot in this line. Articulation issues aside, this is still a fun figure. The transformation is a little more fiddly than either Harry or Flipper requiring the instructions for the first go.
Now all I need is to get an Autobot symbol small enough to fit on his chest.
It looks like the blue version will be next since we’ve seen it in package. The transparent version can’t be far behind.