Back to giant robots that smash stuff! Today dear readers we have another of the elite commando Combaticons. Vortex, the interrogator, is our subject and he has ways of making you..oh I can’t even finish that one, so read on to see how he compares!
Vortex is a Cybertronian helicopter, and he pulls it off quite well. Armed with a forward cannon for strafing and cannons on his clip on weapons, he shows he is made for combat. Alas he does not pull of his jet mode like from the game. I will say his level was one of my favorite in Fall of Cybertron. Colors are the brilliant red with touches of purple and black. The weapons have yellow for the blades, and well…that is kinda silly.
I am really a fan though of how his whole mode comes together, and I do love a prominent faction symbol.
With some tucking and unfolding we have a GREAT arm mode. It has a nice elbow as well.
The hand is tucked in the with the cannon and has nice detailed fingers, though they are fixed.
The thumb flips from side to side so it can be either a left or right hand. Simplistic, but it works. There is a foot mode, but it is an utter waste because of the helicopter blades. He will JUST be an arm for me.
Robot mode is great. Perfect scale on his limbs, though he has those faux elbows like Blast Off had. Legs are not too long or gangly and the torso has an awesome sculpt. We have a lot more purple for the body and the red is now the highlight. He has a kind of warrior kilt/skirt which is cool, but hand hinder the legs. I love the whole bird of prey look he has going for him.
We can get some nice dynamic poses out of him. While the helicopter blades are fixed to his arm, they add to the dynamic more than hinder it. Did I mention he has a waist swivel? Oh I was happy for that!
Of all the combaticons, Vortex I think has the most personality, which is kind of funny because in the show I think he had the least. I can also say of all the team, he does make a pretty cool stand alone figure.
So yes, I do recommend Vortex, even if you don’t want the rest of the team. Solid in both modes, nice weapons, great detailing. If only the jet mode, but hey, you can’t get it all.