No, McFarlane Toys isn’t making Destiny toys! Wait, yes, they did Destiny figures at one point in time. Well, this isn’t that time and Vendetta isn’t one of them! A few people have mentioned that Vendetta from McFarlane Toys’ latest wave of Fortnite figures looks like a character from Destiny. I can see the similarities, I suppose. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time a Fortnite character looked like something else.
Vendetta and his wave-mate Skully kick off the 2020 year for the wildly prolific McFarlane Toys Fortnite action figure line. They’ve just started hitting stores and online, and from what we saw at Toy Fair, more is on the way.
First off, be careful pulling Vendetta out of his plastic tray. He’s wedged in there pretty good, and I took my natural “rip and tear” approach to opening the action figure. Long story short, I ended up breaking off one of his shoulder flames. It wasn’t a huge deal as some gorilla glue fixed it right back up. But, as I said, just take your time getting him out of his package.
This is a sharp figure. I’ve noticed that between Skully and Vendetta, McFarlane Toys has really stepped up their deco game with these toys. The gunmetal paint on his armored parts is absolutely stunning. The design of the character is fantastic in general, but they really did a great job translating that into plastic.
Vendetta has a hood. Past McFarlane Toys Fortnite action figures have had issues with hoods. Ice King just flat out couldn’t move his head under his. Drift had a hood that hindered most of his head movement unless you undid all of the adhesive connecting the hood to the back of his head. Vendetta seems to get it right. It’s glued to the top of the head, but not connected to the shoulders. This allows you to move the head around freely or even pop it off if need be.
In-game, Vendetta was an unlock as part of the Season 9 battle pass. In order to earn him, you needed to reach level 100. After that, his various styles were unlocked via different Vendetta themed challenges. As an aside, I remember this season well as I spent the last two weeks of it completing every single challenge for the first time in my Fortnite career.
For those keeping track, this would be Vendetta stage five as evidenced by the blue flames being emitted from his shoulders and feet.
Back Bling: Retribution
Harvesting Tool: Mech Axe
Vendetta is currently available to purchase on Amazon.
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