I have three Instagram accounts. One for my game screenshots, one for everyday life, and one for my toy photography.
This morning, I logged into my toy photography account and saw that Hasbro was promoting their new Snake Eyes figure from their G.I. Joe series.
I thought nothing of it other than it looked very cartoony for some reason. Then I spotted the weapons this figure comes with and recognised them from Fortnite.
Confused, I loaded into the game straight away and looked at the official Fortnite story post and saw that everyone’s famous ninja from G.I. Joe has entered the game in yet another crossover for this season.
Fortnite In Real Life (#fortniteirl)
It was really cool that Hasbro announced the figure on the same day that the character came to the game, which begs the question: how far in advance are these seasons planned?
This season feels like it was in the pipeline for a long time with all of the crossovers from God of War, Halo, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, The Predator, The Terminator, and now GI Joe.
But unlike those other crossovers, G.I. Joe is the only collaboration that has a real-life product attached to it.
So, the question must be asked: is Fortnite becoming a platform for other companies to advertise? (I’m not complaining; these skins are awesome!)
I don’t know. At this point, it can be anyone from any franchise. Please take this with a grain of salt, but I am suspecting (or rather hoping for) a Spawn crossover.
Todd McFarlane owns McFarlane Toys, who make action figures based off Fortnite characters. Todd McFarlane is also the creator of Spawn.
When Spawn entered Mortal Kombat, there was a figure made based off of his appearance in that game. So, can you imagine a Spawn set in the artstyle of Fortnite as a figure and a character in game?
The foundations are there for this to happen… and I really hope it does.
In the meantime, there is a new Fortnite figure by McFarlane coming to the market which you can see below.