The latest wave of Fortnite Victory Royale Series figures is hitting online retailers (Amazon and Entertainment Earth) and I was able to score a set. Today we are going to take a look at the anime-flavored character Lexa.
The box is now plastic free, but fairly similar to the boxes from the first few waves, they have just omitted the window and devoted more to the character art on the front.
The figure comes with a rifle, two wrist claws, and a pack. The rifle is cast in some fairly flexible plastic and the longer barrel does bend a bit. The gun has some sort of lightning themed wrap effect that stands out against the grays and blues of the figure.
The pack attaches securely to the back with a peg and has a lot of pointy mecha detail that matches a lot the spikey detail on the body. The pack has one of those Fortnite designs with floating components, so there are clear pieces that attach the main pack to the little pyramid shapes for a floating effect.
The claws are also cast in a very soft plastic and that plastic is pretty thin, so they are easily bent. They can squeeze over the hands, but it’s way easier to just pop off the hands. They fit mostly into the grooves on the side of the arm, but you can swivel them around on the forearm.
The sculpting captures the lanky vibe of the model with all of the tech details very well and I love the creepy porcelain doll-like face. The only issue I have is that the pointy crown-like piece on the forehead is askew and came of the box riding high, so it doesn’t really sit evenly on the head. I’ve tried to heat it up to get it to go to the right shape, but I think the issue is that it’s not glued on quite right. The more I mess with it and pull it down, the more it is evening out.
The sculpting captures the lanky vibe of the model with all of the tech details very well. I love the creepy porcelain doll-like face. The only issue I have is with the pointy crown-like piece on the forehead is askew, so it doesn’t really sit evenly on the head. I’ve tried to heat it up to get it to go to the right shape, but I think the issue is that it’s not glued on quite right. It’s only glued at the back of the head.
The articulation moves really well and I especially like the ball and socket waist, mid-torso, neck and head combination for excellent tilt and decent crunch. Lexa has:
- Swivel/hinge shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and ankles
- Ball and socket head, neck, mid-torso, and waist
- Swivel biceps, thighs, and boots
- Double hinged knees
- Butterfly hinged pecs
I like that the right hand is hinged vertically and the left is horizontal, but I do miss the double hinged elbows for rifle holding poses. Fortunately the neck movement gets you pretty close to a good sniper pose.
The paint has a lot of alternating highlight hits meant to convey a cell-shaded look and I think it is most effective on the face.
Overall, I really like the poseability and design of this figure quite a bit and feel like she has a unique vibe that I’m glad to add to the shelf. The main critique I have here is one that I have of the line in general in that the plastic is too rubbery in places like the weapons and the crown to hold their proper shape. The limbs tend to be cast in very soft plastic as well, which leads to the joints not holding poses very well. The soft plastic works great in things like the overlays that allow for articulation movement, but not so well with accessories. This line is very good, but I do feel like the soft plastic limbs and accessories is holding it back.