For this edition of #TigerForceFriday, I’m continuing my pictorials of the Black Major 2020 Trident assortment with a look at one of Black Major’s Tiger Force offerings, the Tiger Eel!
If you follow Black Major, then you know he’s been serving up cobra themed Tiger Force offerings for quite some time now. It’s fitting that the Cobra Eel would get the Tiger Treatment, as it fits perfect with the Tiger’s Blood Snow Serpent that came out last year.
The Cobra Eel mold is the perfect host for the vibrant color scheme used for the Tiger Eel, as the yellow base color just pops off of the mold. Highlights of black and brown, along with a set of classic brown Eel accessories, give this figure that boutique bootleg feel that I’ve really come to love from Black Major’s offerings.
Now, although these are your run of the mill Eel accessories, what I really enjoy about this set is the breather hose – it’s a translucent plastic, almost like those old jelly sandals from the 80s. I don’t know why, but I find that to be really fun.
When all geared up, the Tiger Eel is definitely a menacing sight. My only regrets so far are 1) Not picking up more than one, 2) Not taking pics alongside a vintage Eel (something I’ll rectify at a later time) and 3) Not taking pics at the beach (see #2, Re: rectify later).
This Eel build is the same as his ’85 predecessor, with standard articulation at the head, arms (shoulders/biceps/elbows), waist, and knees. The QC on my figure was great, save for a bit of paint flash on some of the tiger stripes. Eh, no harm, no foul. His breather hose isn’t exactly snug, but stays in place once you get it there.
All in all, the Tiger Eel is a perfect addition to the Black Major 2020 Trident assortment and one that I highly recommend for your collection. If you’d like to pick up the figure featured in this review, make sure to reach out to s_c_o_t_t_13_ on instagram.
Be sure to check out my other reviews of the Trident assortment so far –
I don’t know. I’ve mixed feelings about these. I like the color scheme, but Tiger Force and Cobra, it just doesn’t go together for me.
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In all honestly, it’s a very hard pill for me to swallow as well. I have to admit though, the Tiger pattern on some of these molds really pops! The Snow Serpent, for example.
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