Hercules (2017 Black Major)
Black Major has been producing interesting variants of Cobra troops using the 80s trooper mold for some time.
His most recent offerings include a new troop type code named Hercules. With a deco based on the Palitoy Action Force range’s SAS detachment, this new figure joins the ranks of familiar faces like Blades, Stalker and Hunter. The color scheme echoes the black, yellow and grey palette of the past, along with an accurate reproduction of the original SAS logo.
Hercules came equipped with a Dragunov rifle and Viper backpack, done up in a complementary bright yellow. Military purists might poo-poo such a bold color design choice, but I think the accessories work well, considering the brightly colored weapons of some of the Palitoy figures.