Fortnite has been good to me this year. Too good, in fact. I’m in a bit of a weird spot where I collect three scales of Fortnite action figures and love them all. Neither Jazwares or McFarlane have given me any reason to drop either of their lines. All of these toys have just been stellar, all around. Often times it makes me look back and wonder why we never got action figures this good out of any of the other games I love.
The first series of Jazwares Fortnite figures included a 4-pack that contained Rex, Cuddle Team Leader, Brite Bomber, and Ragnarok. The set also had four pickaxes, four guns, and four building panels. This new set follows the same pattern including four new skins: Trog, Moisty Merman, Omen, and Ravage.
First off, the skin selection in this set is unbelievable! Trog, especially, was something I’ve wanted in action figure form since he was put in the game. I’d have to assume that Jazwares has access to assets ahead of time. But even then that is a damn fast turnaround for a character that was only added to the game last December. I’m sure I’ve mentioned a few times, but Jazwares has really nailed the sculpting and paint deco at this small scale. There is so much character in Trog’s sculpt. Those crossed eyes, I love him! He’s an adorable little yeti.
Next up, we have Ravage, who is for all intents and purposes the female version of the fan-favorite Raven skin. Raven was part of Jazwares first series builder set and I believe we got his backpack, the Iron Cage, in a loot chests. Ravage comes packed Iron Beak pickaxe which works for both her and Raven. I think the only accessory we don’t have from the Nevermore set (which is the in-game theme of the two characters) is Ravage’s Dark Wings. Besides Ravage being an amazingly detailed figure, I really like that it shows Jazwares isn’t afraid to do a brand new sculpt for the female version of a skin.
Moisty Merman. Moisty, Moisty Merman. I knew he was a guy in a suit from the game, but I never expected they would actually give him a head underneath his mask. As much as I love Trog, Moisty is my MVP of the box set. He’s just so silly and commands such a presence on the shelf. In a sea of silly skins and characters, that giant drooling fish head really stands out.
Finally, there’s Omen. He’s another incredible sculpt in a box set full of phenomenal sculpts. I was impressed to see there is actually a socket in the back of his neck that the hood plugs into in order to keep it in place. Normally, those type of things are just made to set down on the shoulders loose. One thing that does help Omen stand out, is that he probably has the coolest pickaxe in the set.
Overall these are great quality toys without any noticeable quality issues. The only thing I would suggest is to maybe run some hot water over the ankles of Trog and Moisty Merman before trying to pose them. My figures’ ankles were especially tight, so I just wanted to soften them up before I tried moving them around. Once they were loosened up everything was gravy.
Would I suggest Jazwares Fortnite Trog, Moisty Merman, Omen, and Ravage?
This set is great! As far as I’m concerned Jazwares is single-handedly reviving the 3 3/4-inch to 4-inch market. I still love bigger figures as well, but these little guys are just so much fun. The collection has grown so much and I look forward to seeing what they have planned next. Hopefully, we get some new reveals out of San Diego Comic Convention next week.
These sets have begun to show up in GameStop stores, but I have yet to see any listings on the internet. I’m sure they will eventually hit Amazon, which seems to be one of the better places to purchase Jazwares Fortnite figures.
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