I’m ending 2018 with my 2nd look at one of the new SE v2 based offerings from Black Major Toys, the Cobra Mortal v2!
Originally released in Argentina by Plastirama, Cobra Mortal became a grail for many G.I.Joe collections. In 2006, the G.I.Joe Collectors Club gave fans a chance of adding this rarity to their collections by releasing their version as part of the “Cobra’s Most Wanted: Mercenaries!” box set. The following images come courtesy of YoJoe –
Fast forward to today, where Black Major has given the Mortal a natural evolution by offering him in v2 Format! I’ve put together a gallery of nearly 40 images for you to check out below, followed by my thoughts afterwards!
The Cobra Mortal is a welcomed update to the original, sporting a gray base with red, black and silver highlights. Unlike the White Cobra Mortal, this accompanying Wolf is a darker gray, with a red pattern on his back and blood red eyes.
Although this version isn’t completely chromed out like his predecessor, he looks fantastic and I quite enjoy the use of chrome/silver paint on his lens, as it really gives it that “Mortal Touch”.
As far as gear goes, the Cobra Mortal comes equipped with his Sword, Uzi and back pack.Collectors, please note – The Sword IS SHARP AND HAS A VERY POINTY EDGE. As such, I wouldn’t recommend that particular weapon for smaller children (and you be careful too, lol!)
Now, many who pick this figure up may note that the sword doesn’t exactly fit in the slots on the backpack. Well, no worries, you can do one of two things –
- Place the blade on it’s side (see pics above).
- Carefully shave off the excess in each slot.
A small nitpick, really, as the Sword being held in a different position allows us to look at the figure as completely different, embracing his new role as Mortal.
I can’t recommend this figure enough, as it really scratches an itch that I didn’t even know I had. Want to add one to your collection? Then make sure to hit up Black Major on Instagram to add the Cobra Mortal v2 and other offerings from this wave to your collection!