After the initial deluge of Cobra Troopers, The Black Major branched off into figures based upon the South American exclusive Cobra Invasor and Cobra Mortal figures, while not quitethe army building phenomenon of the Trooper, it was a very nice way to bolster the early COBRA High Command.
The figures were the v1 Snake Eyes mold, with swivel arms and the straight arm waist. Not sure why the bulky waist piece was used, but it does help the figure stand out. Of all of the various colour schemes available, I think that my favourite was likely the Crimson. The deep red combined with black and the silver COBRA logo grinning at you in the middle of his chest made for a highly original use of the Snake Eyes mold.
Quality wise, I’d say the Invasor figures were leaning towards the better end of the spectrum, which of all The Black Major figures released, the highest quality was that of the Cobra De Aço. The Invasor’s have very tight arm swivels though the hands are somewhat thin, like most factory customs, so not every weapon fits them, safely.
In South America, the Invasor was a generic army builder, who in the second series was given the Cobra designation. That doesn’t work too well for me, as the Cobra Trooper is such a utility figure, and has so many variants nowadays, that another generic is almost overkill. So I use the Invasor as mid tier COBRA operative.
The Invasor has the look and feel of an early Cobra figure, but isn’t a distinct enough figure where he can stand tall amongst the named Cobra figures. So you’re left with a classic, combat ready character, who could possibly be a bodyguard or assassin, but if he were to vanish, no one would miss him and Cobra’s activities wouldn’t be slowed in the least.