Ok, I admit I’ve been slacking…have had this guy boxed up for about a month now…but finally had the time to unbox this perfection of plastic…oh did I jump the gun? Well read on and see…
Fortis is essentially a remold of Bovis, which was reviewed previously. I think this was a cool move to have the legs guys be identical because then the combined mode will be stable. I love the contrasting coloring and the redone chest gives him some true personality. I will say I kind of liked the hard mounted missile launchers on Bovis’ legs, but the rocket boosters are cool and play up to the personality.
Accessory wise, aside from the foot and fist, we have a new set of weapons. Two cannons with extending barrels and two badass wicked knives.
I don’t know why, but Fortis seems like the close combat/wet works type, and these are the knives to use! Jagged knuckle guard and barbed tips…all kinds of viciousness is ready to happen. Speaking of vicious, like Bovis, he does not have the face of a hero…or anti-hero. Again we have a solid bad guy.
I love these guns, they are brutal, no finesse, just like Fortis. Also these do not look right hand held, so wrist mounts or even the leg mounts work great. I like the retractable barrels as well for practicality. They get out of the way when closing in for a knife fight.
I don’t believe I did this with Bovis, but the mold can stand on one leg. With the amount of mass on this guy, this is no small feet.
Finally, he can both wear and wield his mortar assembly. I can just imagine a battle, Fortis and Bovis are ordered to hang back to provide covering fire while the rest of the team launches into battle. Fortis here is just going nuts wanting to just wade into the foray with his blades…but sheer force of will and loyalty hold him back. Finally, when his targets just get too close, he engages his leg boosters and tears into the battle.
Fortis turns into a Rhino as did his inspiration Headstrong, and the colors just shine in this mode.
The head is able to show some great personality.
Like Bovis you can arm him up as well. Having a fully armed Rhino charging at me with blasters firing and all…well would have me running like…like…
well like this!
Fortis, like Bovis is a pure badass and I totally recommend him. The entire Feral Rex project is shaping up wonderfully, and I am eager for more.