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CLAWS

(aka COBRA C.L.A.W.S., stands for Combat Light Armored Weapons Specialist)









Previous character: Big Brawler
Next character: Moray

 

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, CLAWS were never animated.

Headcanon

Selected from Cobra Troopers and Cobra Pilots, CLAWS were the best of Cobra's non-commissioned infantry beginning with the organization's re-emergence in 1991. Their appearance is represented by Version 7.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 2002/I (JvC Wave 1)
2. 2002/II (JvC Wave 1.35)
3. 2002/III (FANG III)
4. 2002/IV (JvC Wave 4)
5. 2004/I (Venom Striker)
6. 2004/II (Wal-Mart)
7. 2004/III (Single Pack)
Version 1: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1 two-pack assortment (02/I)
Fig. #0586: Heavy Weapons TrooperCombat Light Armored Weapons Specialist
  • head: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • arms: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • torso: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • waist: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • legs: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
Accessories: black backpack (91 Dusty's); silver pistol (86 Low-Light's Uzi); black bazooka (89 HEAT Viper's); black sight cable (89 HEAT Viper's)
COBRA C.L.A.W.S. are COBRA's new elite troops. These lightly armored heavy weapons specialists can take a lot of punishment and dish out even more. With new lightweight, ionized fiber armor (developed from stolen US Army technology), they can move quickly into position with the latest weapons, to take out large targets—including G.I. JOE's vehicles. The grunts are all competing against each other to get into this new squad, but only the best and nastiest ones will be chosen. The COBRA C.L.A.W.S. want revenge against HEAVY DUTY because of the damage he did to their ranks when they were trying to take over a global satellite communications network.
"Our weapons are the best—we can squeeze the enemy into a corner or snap them in two with crushing firepower."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Heavy Duty (02/I). Item #53132.
Version 2: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1.35 two-pack assortment (02/II)
Fig. #0611: Heavy Weapons TrooperCombat Light Armored Weapons Specialist
  • head: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • arms: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • torso: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • waist: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • legs: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
Accessories: black backpack (91 Dusty's); silver pistol (86 Low-Light's Uzi); black bazooka (89 HEAT Viper's); black sight cable (89 HEAT Viper's)
COBRA C.L.A.W.S. are COBRA's new elite troops. These lightly armored heavy weapons specialists can take a lot of punishment and dish out even more. With new lightweight, ionized fiber armor (developed from stolen US Army technology), they can move quickly into position with the latest weapons, to take out large targets—including G.I. JOE's vehicles. The grunts are all competing against each other to get into this new squad, but only the best and nastiest ones will be chosen. The COBRA C.L.A.W.S. want revenge against HEAVY DUTY because of the damage he did to their ranks when they were trying to take over a global satellite communications network.
"Our weapons are the best—we can squeeze the enemy into a corner or snap them in two with crushing firepower."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Heavy Duty (02/II). Item #53132.
Version 3: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 2 carded FANG III vehicle (02/III)
Fig. #0638: Helicopter PilotCombat Light Armored Weapons Specialist
  • head: CLAWS (02/III) - airtube removed: Wild Weasel (03)
  • arms: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • torso: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • waist: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • legs: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
Accessories: none
The COBRA C.L.A.W.S. pilot takes to the skies as part of the air assault fleet in the COBRA organization. He is part of the COBRA C.L.A.W.S. elite troops, lightly armored heavy weapons specialists who can take a lot of punishment and dish out even more. Specially trained to operate the advanced technology that makes the COBRA helicopters and planes so menacing, the COBRA C.L.A.W.S. pilot conducts fast-attack missions and provides air support for ground troops. Arrogant and hot-headed, he looks for opportunities to start air battles with the G.I. JOE team, just so he can show off his piloting skill and demonstrate weapons expertise.
"The sky belongs to me, so get out of my way or you'll pay the price!"
Toy Notes: Item #53139.
Version 4: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 4 two-pack assortment (02/IV)
Fig. #0672: Cobra Heavy Weapons TrooperCombat Light Armored Weapons Specialist
  • head: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • arms: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • torso: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • waist: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • legs: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
Accessories: metallic submachine gun (89 Snake Eyes's); brown-grey sniper rifle (new, with stock joined to base of grip)
COBRA C.L.A.W.S. are elite new troops. These lightly armored heavy weapons specialists can take a lot of punishment and dish out even more. With new lightweight, ionized fiber armor (developed from stolen technology), they can move quickly into position with the latest weapons, to disable any G.I. JOE vehicles that stand in their way. Teh COBRA grunts are all competing against each other to get into this new squad, but only the best and nastiest ones will be chosen. As sneaky and stealthy as they are, the COBRA C.L.A.W.S. know that DART is the one G.I. JOE who can flush them out or track them down. Rumor has it that they captured DART briefly at one time, and that he has vowed to get even.
"Our weapons are the best—we can squeeze the enemy into a corner, no matter how much muscle they've got."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Dart (02). Item #57500.
Version 5: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 1 boxed Venom Striker vehicle (04/I)
Fig. #0804: Heavy Weapons TrooperCombat Light Armored Weapons Specialist
  • head: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • arms: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • torso: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • waist: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • legs: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
Accessories: none
COBRA C.L.A.W.S. are elite new COBRA troops. These lightly armored heavy weapons specialists can take a lot of punishment and dish out even more. With new lightweight, ionized fiber armor (developed from stolen technology), they can move quickly into position with the latest weapons, to disable any G.I. JOE vehicles that stand in their way. The COBRA grunts are all competing against each other to get into this new squad, but only the best and nastiest ones will be chosen. As sneaky and stealthy as they are, the COBRA C.L.A.W.S. know that there are G.I. JOE team members who can flush them out or track them down.
"Our weapons are the best—we can squeeze the enemy into a corner, no matter how much muscle they've got."
Toy Notes: Item #58150.
Version 6: 2004 Valor vs. Venom special two-pack assortment (04/II)
Fig. #0814: Heavy Weapons TrooperCombat Light Armored Weapons Specialist
  • head: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • arms: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • torso: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • waist: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • legs: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
Accessories: metallic submachine gun (89 Snake Eyes's); brown-grey sniper rifle (02/IV CLAWS's)
COBRA C.L.A.W.S. are elite new COBRA troops. These lightly armored heavy weapons specialists can take a lot of punishment and dish out even more. With new lightweight, ionized fiber armor (developed from stolen technology), they can move quickly into position with the latest weapons, to disable any G.I. JOE vehicles that stand in their way. The COBRA grunts are all competing against each other to get into this new squad, but only the best and nastiest ones will be chosen. As sneaky and stealthy as they are, the COBRA C.L.A.W.S. have been tracked down by G.I. JOE troopers, who have flushed them out or track [sic] them down. The troopers are eager to confront the G.I. JOE team in a final battle.
"Our weapons are the best—we can squeeze the enemy into a corner, no matter how much muscle they've got."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Wal-Mart-exclusive two-pack with Roadblock (04/I). Item #55338. This figure is considered a moderately high-demand item.
Version 7: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 1 single-pack assortment (04/III)
Fig. #0832: Heavy Weapons TrooperCombat Light Armored Weapons Specialist
  • head: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • arms: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (02, 03)
  • torso: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • waist: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
  • legs: CLAWS (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Desert CLAWS (02) - redesigned for O-ring: CLAWS (02/IV, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Desert CLAWS (03)
Accessories: two black assault rifles (90 Ambush's EM-2); black bazooka (89 HEAT Viper's); black knife (88 Hit & Run's); black sight cable (89 HEAT Viper's)
COBRA C.L.A.W.S. (Combat Light ARmored Weapons Specialist) are elite new COBRA troops. These lightly armored heavy weapons specialists can take a lot of punishment and dish out even more. With new lightweight, ionized fiber armor (developed from stolen technology), they can move quickly into position with the latest weapons, to disable any G.I. JOE vehicles that stand in their way. The COBRA grunts are all competing against each other to get into this new squad, but only the best and nastiest ones will be chosen. As sneaky and stealthy as they are, the COBRA C.L.A.W.S. know that G.I. JOE troopers have been able to flush them out or track them down, black marks on their records that they hope to erase with some serious payback.
"Our weapons are the best—we can squeeze the enemy into a corner, no matter how much muscle they've got."
Toy Notes: Item #60102. Essentially an O-ring rendition of version 1.