Vortex is a straight repaint of Alpha Bravo. This is not as egregious a screw up as Blast Off’s head sculpt, or lack thereof. At least Vortex properly has no mouth, and it’s a very close to his G1 look. Hasbro has so screwed up it’s use of this mold, starting with replacing Slingshot (Quickslinger) with Alpha Bravo who happened to look a lot like Slingshot. Then they made him blades without remolding his forearms. Blades should not have missiles, he is a rescue helicopter. Now they are using two of this mold for Victorion which is lazy and cheap. I think Vortex has a pretty nice paint job overall. I would have preferred the missiles be green to more closely mirror his G1 guns. My biggest complaint is that they should have found a way to give him a chin gun in helicopter mode, which is one of G1 Vortex’s coolest and unique features.
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