Crimson Guard Commander (1993)
I’ve said it before, and I hate to sound like a broken record (oh, wow, I just totally dated myself there) but here’s a great mold that cries out for a modified color scheme. I should qualify that by pointing out that it just needs one of its colors changed. If that face plate and the other highlights were any other color but yellow, I think the CG Commander could have been as big a hit with collectors as the Headhunters, another excellent late line mold. Like that figure, it has a strong aesthetic that reminds me of earlier Cobras.
As far as its function within Cobra, the CG Commander is a blank slate, since the figure wasn’t featured in any media of the time. The file card presents it as an elite officer within the Guard, and like the rank and file CGs, is loyal strictly to Cobra Commander himself. I think it makes a nice squad level leader, much like the Cobra Officer of old. Then again, the moniker of Crimson Guard Commander was previously reserved for Tomax and Xamot, so the role of high level command could also fit. Like quite a few of the late line Cobras, the CG Commander is a trooper that can fill a number of uses in a collection.