Here we have Klaw from 2-pack with Shuri (2018) and Klaw from Terrax BAF Wave (2012). As you can see, it is a good update for the figure, with new body mold and energy effect. I like this new body mold with butterfly joints at the shoulders, and Hasbro moving on from having those ball-like joints connecting the lower torso and the legs.
The 2-pack Klaw has a darker red and purple paintwork, and better proportionate arms. You can see that the Terrax Klaw’s arm cannon goes down all the way till below the knees, making the arms look a bit elongated, whereas the 2-pack Klaw’s cannon arms does not go beyond the knees.
Left: Hasbro Klaw (2-pack with Shuri) Right: Hasbro Klaw (Terrax BAF Wave)
Above is the back view of the figures. The height difference can be seen. Check out 2-pack Klaw’s butt crack. Heh.
The paintwork for both figures are good; the zigzag lines are well painted with no smudges for both of them. Same goes for the paintwork for the head.
The head design is different, but I find both equally menacing. The 2-pack Klaw looks more robotic though. The zigzag lines follows his classic look.
The arm cannon are also different. As mentioned above, the cannon in the Terrax Klaw makes his arm look elongated when his arms are down. When posing, it looks ok (take a look at his pic below). Terrax Klaw’s cannon has more details and sculpt to it.
+ better body mold and articulation (butterfly shoulder joints, ankle rockers)
+ has energy blast
+ more detail and sculpt on arm cannon
– cannon arms look elongated when hands are positioned straight down.
– skinny body mold
I definitely prefer the 2-pack Klaw for the updated body mold and energy effect. The Terrax Klaw however is not that bad. Although its visibly shorter than Black Panther as seen above, if posed correctly, the height difference won’t be seen in toy photography. Having said that, the lack of ankle rockers and the old ball hip-to-leg joint does make it tougher to pose.
Between the two, I’d rather you get the 2-pack Klaw. =)