Fortis (Mastermind Creations)

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Fortis
Mastermind Creations character
Fortis-box.jpg
Mastermind Creations Fortis box
Created by

Mastermind Creations
Release number

R05
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Ferocicons
Alternate mode

Mechanical rhino/leg
Function

Mercenary/Ground Assaulter

Fortis is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Headstrong made by Mastermind Creations in 2013. In 2014 Reprolabels made a set of labels for Fortis.

Mastermind Creations

Fortis is a third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Headstrong created by Mastermind Creations. He turns from a humanoid robot to a robotic rhino and becomes the left leg of Feral Rex.

Other third-party Transformer homages to Headstrong include TFC Toys Conabus and Unique Toys Ironhead.

Development

The Feral Rex combiner was designed by Cassy Sark for Mastermind Creations, then revised by Eric Chan.[1]

A teaser image of Fortis was displayed at the third-party panel at TFcon 2012.[2].

The Fortis prototype was displayed at the Captured Prey Third Party at Botcon in June 2013.[3]

Art of Fortis was previewed at TFcon 2013's Third Party Panel.[4]

Fortis shipped in December 2013.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for May 10th, 2013 selected prototype pictures of Tigris and Feral Rex as one of the New Picture Picks.[5]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for May 13th, 2013 discussed Unique Toys War Lord vs. Mastermind Creations Feral Rex.[6]

The moonbase2 podcast for May 14th, 2013 covered prototype images of Fortis and Feral Rex in the news.[7]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for July 1st, 2013 discussed pictures of the Ferocicons prototypes at BotCon 2013.[8]

The Cybercast podcast for October 12th, 2013 discussed Fortis in the news.[9]

The Cybercast podcast for December 21st, 2013 discussed Fortis in the news.[10]

The Shattered Cast Uncut podcast for January 9th, 2014 discussed Fortis in detail, and thought very highly of the figure.[11]

Fortis and the other Feral Rex combiner team members were featured in an article in the September 2014 issue of 模魂志 magazine.[12]

Toys

  • Mastermind Creations R05 Fortis (2013)
An original mold by Mastermind Creations. Turns from humanoid robot to robotic rhino. Comes with a sword and cannons. Combines with the other Ferocicons to form Feral Rex. His sword combines with the other weapons of the Ferocicons to become a giant sword.
  • Reprolabels Classics Headstrong (2014)
A set of labels intended to make Fortis look more like Generation 1 Headstrong.[13]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.mmc-hub.com/interview-mmcs-griffith76/
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfcon-2012-third-party-panel-coverage-175610/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13608
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/sponsor-news-19/3rd-party-news-from-botcon-2013-captured-prey-third-party-event-177858/
  4. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/tfcon-2013-3rd-party-panel-slides-178113/
  5. Vangelus (May 10th, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/906812-wtf-tfw-251-may-10-2013-a.html. 
  6. blunghole (May 13th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9ukTDy3OYA. 
  7. Andy (May 14th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-242. 
  8. blunghole (July 1st, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh6DvIv6oUA. 
  9. Josh (October 12th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O4AjJOD4MU. 
  10. Josh (December 21st, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDJAsIWUsmk. 
  11. Oscar NJ Boi (January 9th, 2014). "Shattered Cast Uncut". http://www.youtube.com/user/shatteredcastuncut?feature=watch (Podcast). Shattered Cast Uncut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV9Lf6DCK88. 
  12. "MMC Feral Rex". 模魂志: p. 92-98. September 2014. 
  13. http://reprolabels.com/Classics/headstrong.php

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