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Jazwares: Fortnite Legendary Series Ghoul Trooper

I’ve been having a lot of fun with Jazwares’ Fortnite Legendary series, though I have been wanting to see more female characters. Even though I don’t play the game I’ve seen a lot of cool designs that I’d love in six inch figure form, so I was happy to see the Ghoul Trooper join the ranks. Let’s take a look!

The box is what we’ve become used to with the line with the crisp white outer box and figure-contrasting color on the insert and the back.

The figure comes with a couple of rifles we’ve seen before, a Halloween themed rocket-launcher, a bone-themed scythe harvesting tool, three different face plates, and a zombie-fied Cuddle Team Leader head backpack.

The two rifles are nicely sculpted, but they are a little big for the hands and the hinged grips can’t really hold them well.

The rocket-launcher has a Jack-o’-lantern attached to a plunger-projectile. While it doesn’t come apart or fire, it does fit a lot better in the hands than the rifles, though it’s a little fiddly to get in there. I really wish they would switch to normal grip hands.

The zombie head pack attaches securely to the back and has some glossy gross paint on the zombie brain. The Ghoul Trooper holds the scythe well and it fits the spooky theme nicely. The face plates also swap easily, but don’t fall off too easily either.

The sculpting overall matches the game design well and has nice proportions, though I’m missing the container on her belt that I see on the package.

The articulation is what we expect from Fortnite Legendary figures with:

  • Swivel/hinge shoulders, neck, hips, wrists, and ankles
  • Ball and socket mid-torso
  • Double hinged knees and elbows
  • Swivel thighs, boots, and biceps
  • Hinged toes, buttefly pecs, and fingers

I was glad to see that she got double hinged elbows because a lot of super articulated lines won’t add those to female characters, but I was disappointed with the forward range of motion in the hips. The above picture shows how far forward I could move the hips. You can force them a little further forward, but you’ll damage the upper thigh sculpting if you do. It’s extremely limiting for posing.

Paint is good and the zombie marking match the character design fairly well. The sunglasses on her head are painted a metallic color as in the game skin, but they really blend into the hair.

Overall this figure ended up being disappointing due to the stiff hip articulation. It looks fine standing straight up, but the limited hip articulation is so frustrating for any kind of posing that it ends up being not very fun at all.