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Black Major Toys Desert Camo Commando Pictorial Review

Next up in my reviews of Black Major’s collection of 10 new SEv2 variants dubbed  “The Last Chapter” is a look at the Desert Camo Commando.

Now, for sake of transparency, please note – The right arm of my figure will not be making an appearance in this review. For the folks out there that think Black Major gives me “flawless examples” to do reviews with, let the record reflect that those words can’t be further from the truth. Allow me to introduce you to Lefty.

Now that the introductions are out of the way, let’s put the QC segment aside and get to it, shall we?

The Desert Camo Commando gives me those “chocolate chip” vibes from the unreleased set from 1998, but truth be told, that could be just from the camo pattern.

The DC Commando sports a tan base color with a black secondary and a splash of red. The camo pattern is painted in a lighter cream and brown pattern.

No Commando release would be complete without its signature accessories. For this release, the BC Conmando comes with a Brown Sword, Tan Back Pack, Brown Uzi and a Brown Wolf with tan underside and red eyes that really give it a menacing look.

Now, let’s tackle the elephant in the room, the QC on this figure – Sadly, this is the first Black Major release in over 40 that I’ve been “meh” about. Besides his arm issue, there’s paint over spray and gaps in his build (ie – parts don’t sit flush). This is, of course, aside from the bicep swivel issue (where all right arms are loose and left arms are semi-loose).

All that said, keep in mind that this description fits the example that I received, but your mileage may vary. It’s a solid figure and a worthwhile addition to the Commando line up.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Commando review from the “Last Chapter” assortment (wave 3). You can check out other Commando reviews from this wave here:

Stay tuned, as there’s 7 more releases from the Last Chapter to check out! 

4 comments on “Black Major Toys Desert Camo Commando Pictorial Review

  1. Do you have any suggestions for how to tighten up the floppy arms these figures come with? Black Major creates so many nice-looking Joes. It’s a shame they never figured out the joint tolerances.

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    • What I ended up doing was taking a piece of floss to that bicep swivel.

      Agreed on these though. So many figures are close to perfect and these…well, not so much. Still awesome though. Good luck with the fix!

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      • Oh, that’s an innovative idea! Do you mean you tied on a piece of floss to thicken the joint?

        Thanks for the tip. I couldn’t pass up buying Bonecrusher Commando, even though I knew going in that he was going to have floppy arms.

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      • Exactly! I wedged it in. Not perfect, but stopped the violent bicep swing and allowed for posing for pics. I used it on the bone crusher I took pics of.

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