Another upgraded model, this time with many fewer changes needed. The Malar is the smallest mech in the Invid arsenal, being nothing more than a suit of powered armor. While unsuitable for front-line combat, it can go many places where larger mechs cannot.
Even those minor changes made the proportions more believable, so I'm happy.
The Malar is often used for supervising human thralls, a task for which the arm-mounted minilasers are more than adequate.
When facing slightly more dangerous threats, such as the ubiquitous suicide bombers, a thick shield and heavy plasma cannon are available.