FORTNITE LEGENDARY SERIES (JAZWARES)
Remember how I keep picking up Fortnite toys despite not having ever played the game? Well…uhh, I did it again. At this point, I guess no one can say they’re surprised, though. I’m back with Jazwares’ 6-inch line of figures The Legendary Series, this time around taking a look at The Visitor, a robotic entity from space who was first introduced into the game during Season 4, and who may or may not have a passing resemblance to a certain bounty hunter from the galaxy far, far away.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
The Visitor was listed alongside the Series 1 line-up of Jazwares’ Fortnite: The Legendary Series, but he seemed to arrive at stores about a month behind the rest of the figures. Like the previously reviewed Havoc, The Visitor hit shelves right around the same time as the character being added to Jazwares’ smaller line. The figure stands a little over 6 inches tall and he has 40 points of articulation. He uses the same articulation style as Havoc did, so he’s still pushing those Toy Biz Legends vibes pretty hard, what with the hinged fingers and toes and everything. He feels a little more polished than a TB Legends, which I certainly count as a plus. Some areas of the articulation, notably the elbows, are slightly more restricted on this figure than they were on Havoc, but this is more due to the character’s design than anything about the figure itself. His sculpt is a unique offering, it’s polished, clean, and sharp, and just generally captures the design of the character from the game pretty well. His armor is a lot of fun, and he’s got a bit of Boba Fett mixed with some Tron vibe going for him. The stylization of the rest of the line is still present with this figure, but with the fully armored appearance, he’s going to have a pretty easy time mixing with similarly scaled lines. I myself think he makes for a nifty Star Wars addition. The Visitor’s paintwork is very nice. The metallics of the armor really pop, and he’s got a ton of smaller work that adds a lot to the figure. I quite like the slight wear on the edges of the armor. These figures are all pretty decently packed in terms of accessories, and the Visitor isn’t an exception. Like Havoc, he’s got swappable face plates. They’re all the same sculpt this time, but there are four of the, each with a different printout on them. Of note: these plates do not use the same method of connecting as the others in the line, which is a slight bummer, but not the end of the world. He also includes his signature back bling, the Legendary Assault Rifle, the Cliffhanger harvesting too, a grenade, and a med pack. Not a bad assortment at all.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
The Visitor and Havoc were the two figures from this line that piqued my interest, so after enjoying Havoc as much as I did, I set out trying to find this guy. He was definitely the most tricky to track down, but I was eventually able to get one at an out of town Target while on a weekend trip with my dad. I don’t have a ton to say about the figure, because I honestly am hitting my cap of things I can know about Fortnite without playing the game, but that doesn’t change the fact that this line is really, really good, and I look forward to seeing Jazwares continue this upward trend.