For this edition of #blackmajormonday, I’m taking a look back at a Crimson Invasor v2 by Black Major Toys.
The original Cobra Invasor, clad in all black, is quite the rarity and a grail in many G.I.Joe collections. The figure was offered by both Plastirama (Argentina) and Estrella (Brazil). What makes this figure all sorts of fun is that it’s based on the Cobra Crimson Invasor v1 from Black Major Toys, making it a homage of a homage (of sorts). The following images were grabbed via Google, so rightful credit is due to their rightful owner(s). Check it out –
Fast forward to last year, where Black Major has given the Cobra Crimson Invasor a natural evolution by offering him in v2 Format! I’ve put together a gallery of nearly 50 images for you to check out below, followed by my thoughts afterwards!
The Red base on this Invasor is really vibrant. I’ve included a side-by-side with a Red Shadows Star Duster, a Crimson Guard and a Crimson Grenadier for comparison.
The Crimson Invasor’s Wolf is all brown, making it unique among his wavemates. He sports a black “skunk stripe” down his back and deep red eyes.
As far as gear goes, the Cobra Crimson Invasor v2 comes equipped with his Sword, Uzi and back pack.Collectors, as I’ve mentioned in other SEv2 reviews, 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 Invasor.
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 Crimson Invasor v2 and other offerings from this wave to your collection!