The next Combaticon to get the TFW2005 gallery treatment is the slick interrogator of the Combaticons, Vortex!
Combiner Wars Vortex, like fellow Combaticon Blast Off, is a straight-up redeco of a toy that went before – in this case, Combiner Wars Alpha Bravo. Unlike Blast Off, this makes sense and some have observed that the mold was always intended to be Vortex, and there is some truth in this. A lot of details, from the head, to the positioning of the arms on the sides of the vehicle to resemble the weapons of the original, all recall Generation 1 Vortex, with the only significant differences being the number of rotors on the copter. With this in mind, the deco on Vortex really seals the deal and gives him an identity that is unmistakably Vortex.
Overall, Vortex is a solid addition to the Combaticon lineup. While he is not the star of the show, he turns in a solid performance and the ensemble is much richer for his inclusion. Check out his gallery to judge for yourself.