Chinese Major Bludd
Chinese Major Bludd is the most worthy follow up to the 1983 mail away Bludd ever put out in the original Real American Hero toyline. Too bad nobody in the US knew he existed until the internet became a thing in the 1990s. The figure was distributed exclusively in China alongside mostly US re-releases like the ’86 Dial-Tone, Cobra Commander v1, Laser Viper, Tiger Force Roadblock, Pathfinder, Storm Shadow v1, Rock n Roll v2, Recoil, and the Undertow.
Who oh why did the USA never get this version of Sebastian Bludd? The figure would have been an iconic favorite from the latter half of the GIJoe line methinks… to bad it was relegated to being an obsure foreign release specimen. It uses General Flagg Jr.’s coat and the Lamprey’s arms and legs which are a dynamite combination of parts plus the perfect Bludd head off the Super Sonic Fighter version of the mercenary. This is my favorite command character in all of the Cobra hierarchy. I had to buy this figure off ebay a few years back to get it but it was well worth whatever I paid for it (I don’t remember what the Buy It Now price was, but I had to grab it). And for me the Chinese Major Bludd running gag over at Joe Customs never gets old. 😛