Cobra CLAWS (2004 Walmart Exclusive)
I’m a sucker for interesting repaints. The Walmart exclusive Valor vs Venom two packs paired some of the more mundane molds with a couple of the better figures of the era. The Cobra CLAWS I found to be an odd concept. The toy itself features a unique character design, but bears the mark of many new sculpt era figures–weird proportions.
The intricate urban camo paint job on the shirt at least serves to distract the eye for just a moment. In the end though, he’s still a squat little example of a Cobra. I wonder if that’s a recruitment tool. Are you a little short for a blue shirt? Become a CLAWS. You might even get to wear a cool camo shirt. Who knows, you might even get mistaken for Firefly. Or maybe not.