Last Saturday, I discovered that Jazwares was making a Sentinel figure for their Fortnite 6″ Legendary Series line. Less than a week later, I own it! How crazy is that? I’m not complaining one bit, however. Jazwares has the Fortnite action figure machine churning along in full gear now. We’re getting 6″ and 4″ figure drops on the regular anymore, it’s great. Sentinel debuted in-game less than a year ago, that turnaround time from intro to action figure is incredible. Let’s go ahead and take a look at Sentinel.
I know absolutely nothing about Gundam, but enough people have shouted “Tallgeese” at me that I’ve now looked up and gotten the reference. Anyways, yes, there is little doubt the inspiration for Sentinel came from this robot, but I love my beautiful rooster boi all the same.
First off, let’s take a look at the deco. The pearlescent white plastic does most of the heavy lifting here, but the metallic reds and golds are striking. It’s all pretty cleanly applied as well, which helps make that rooster profile look as good as it does.
The articulation scheme looks to be exactly the same as the humanoid figures in the line, which is great! Traditionally, armored figures have always suffered from a restricted range of motion depending on the design of the suit. For the most part, Jazwares did a really good job of leaving important joints unhindered. The double elbows are very well implemented which allows Sentinel to hold his weapons and accessories in convincing poses. I know some people don’t like them, but the articulated fingers are here to stay. In this case with the uniquely shaped hands, I find that some weapons are even easier to hold, especially guns with trigger loops. You will really only have a problem with smaller things like accessaries from other action figure lines.
The more I mess around with Sentinel, the more I like him! Being an armored rooster with somewhat hindered articulation was a bit daunting at first, but as I play around with him I’ve found different ways around it. He’s actually a very posable figure and a REALLY neat addition to the Fortnite Legendary Series line.
Back Bling: Hot Wing
Harvesting Tool: Airfoil
Sentinel was a reward for purchasing the Fortnite Season 9 battle pass, so unfortunately if you are just coming to the game now the skin is not attainable. The Dark Sentinel is a variation of this skin that is available as a 4″ figure in this Squad Mode 4-pack.
Sentinel is currently available to purchase on Amazon!
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