his head sculpt always reminded me of Krake in a way, actually the toy looks a great deal like Krake all around.
there were many repaint, 7 in all. but 2 specific construction types. the 2002 version that was made like the modern CORPS trooper that I own 4 of, and the O-ring version available single carded and in two packs in 2004. I want the O-ring version because it looks closer to the character art and looks like it will function much better than the 4 brick CLAWS I own.
here is a description of him:
C.L.A.W.S is an acronym for Combat Light Armored Weapons Specialist, the troops were a close cousin of sorts to the HEAT, Flak, and SAW Vipers of the previous era. They functioned in a more generic role, filling the ranks with both missile launchers and heavy machine guns. Seems like a cost saving move on the part of Cobra Command, cutting down on the number of specialist types, and broadening equipment and training among a larger group. They’re also equipped with high tech light armor that serves to protect them when going up against heavily armed vehicles. Imagine that, a Cobra trooper afforded a little protection from enemy fire.