Transformers Review: Vortex (CW Deluxe) – Part 2 of 6 – Bruticus

Intro:
            Welcome back folks, to another edition of Transformers Reviews. Today, New Planet Cybertron Weblog returns with the review of the Combiner Wars Combaticons member – Vortex.
            Vortex is the resident interrogator. He frequently uses scare tactics by taking his victims on a wild ride in his helicopter mode, which eventually makes them cough up their secret to him.
            Nice characterization, but is the action figure equally good? Keep on reading…
           
Alternate Mode:
            Vortex shares the same mold with the Protectobots’ Blades/ Alpha Bravo.


            The color scheme is perfect for Vortex – I think the grey-purple-green-yellowish really looks good on him.
            Vortex also comes with 2 other accessories: the hand/foot piece and a gun. The accessories actually look when attached to the helicopter mode. The hand/foot piece actually looks like some sort of a landing gear with blasters.
            The rotor spins nicely with only a little push, which is nice.
            Overall, it is a good and slick alternate mode.

Robot Mode:
            Transformation from vehicle mode to robot mode is very simple – almost a no-brainer.  
            Still, the robot mode looks good, and well-proportionate.  

            The points of articulation are as follows:
a)      The head is on a ball joint
b)      The shoulders and hips are on ball joints
c)      The elbows bend
d)     The arms rotate slightly above the elbows
e)      Waist joint
f)       The legs rotate below the hips
g)      The knees bend

The points of articulations are fairly good, and are deliciously tight. The accessories also fit perfectly for Vortex.
I don’t really don’t have much complaints about this figure, and I think it’s quite good.

Overall:
            This is definitely a good mold, which translate to a good figure. Transformations may be simple, but why be unnecessarily complex, right?
            Highly recommended.


            Final verdict: 8.5/10. 

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