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Offline Rune Haako

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Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« on: September 23, 2006, 11:41 AM »


From, http://www.sandtroopers.com/smf/inde...topic=5183.180

2) What is the top 3 things that Hasbro has wanted to do, but were shot down, whether it be by LFL, costs, time, etc?

Usually cost, time, and item count limitations are the culprits in having to lay aside a good idea. For 2007, there are two concepts we wanted to pursue but couldn't make work at the time: 1) Poster packs, built around the original theatrical posters matched to 3-3/4" figures, was a victim of item count and costing. These were conceived for '07 because of the widespread anticipation of the 30th Anniversary, but because of their size and cost we had to put them aside. We may look at this some time in the future, possibly as an exclusive farther down the road; and 2) A 3-3/4" Turbo Tank. Yes, it will pain some people to hear that we were working on a model that will not make it to market in 2007, but we just couldn't make the timing work. Now that we are looking at the animation, we will re-visit which large-size hero vehicle or playset we do. It may not be the Turbo Tank first...but we love this vehicle and will eventually get to it...patience will be rewarded.

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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006, 12:21 PM »
Damn! Well, atleast we'll get this. Maybe with a couple of Kashyyyk clones. *wink,wink!* ;)
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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 09:38 AM »
That was a great question, and  a surprisingly candid answer! Thanks for the image link too, this would be a cool item to mass the troops around!

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 04:28 PM »
The poster packs also sound cool! I would pick those up in a heart beat!
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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006, 04:47 PM »
The poster packs also sound cool! I would pick those up in a heart beat!

They'd likely be repacks.

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2006, 05:17 PM »
For the original ANH poster the Luke & Leia can't be. But yeah you'd probally be right. :P
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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2006, 12:24 AM »
I have trouble believing this while we're still getting the same 26 year old AT-AT.  I'll believe it when I see it.
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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2006, 08:48 AM »
So then can supposedly release a huge ass rolling tank that requires all new molds but can't get around to releasing a Cloud Car, one of the more simpler vehicles and who they have molds for already? (and even if the molds were destroyed, are missing or don't work, it has to be easier to make new ones for the Cloud Car than the Turbo Tank)  Sounds like a crock of **** to me.
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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2006, 03:50 PM »
Are you guys suggesting that Hasbro would lie to us, the collectors?

Say it ain't so? :P

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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2006, 11:06 PM »
You know, I never even knew that thing was the turbo tank. I thought it was called the Juggernaut. I thought the turbo tank was some wierd small tank thing like in Battlefront.

I'd still rather have an AT-TE.
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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2006, 11:40 PM »
It's really funny how Hasbro refuses to announce a figure such as "Jedi luke/Death star II outfit" until it is the right time but then tell us the turbo tank being "postponed/what could of been/cancelled for the time being bull****."

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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2006, 12:19 AM »
It is a "juggernaught" still...  Where Turbo Tank came from I'm not sure, probably just LFL speak for it during ROTS production, but it's originally concept art fot the Imp. AT-AT way back when, that got axed and like a lot of other conceptual designs it got picked up by the initial EU gurus at West End Games who said it was a Republic Era armor design that was used into the Imperial era known as the Juggernaught...

For my tastes as a military fan, I will forever call it the Juggernaught...  Turbo Tank sounds like something you revved up along your tile floor as a child and let it roll.  Very dumb. :)

That was a nice answer overall though in general...  I'm not a fan of Hasbro's efforts with larger vehicles myself, but I'm sure that makes people happy.  The answer fleshed out a vehicle people have wanted since ROTS.  I personally don't think I'll be wanting one as I'm sure it'll be too small for my tastes, but kudos for the thought put into it and whoever it makes happy.
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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2006, 10:11 PM »
At least it sounds like there may be hope for those that want this afterall.  If it were not for that darn "timing" we would have it  ::)

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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #13 on: October 8, 2006, 06:48 PM »
There were differences between the two.A juggernaught was rarely used by the clones a turbo tank was more often.
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Re: Hasbro was going to release the Turbo Tank.
« Reply #14 on: October 8, 2006, 09:29 PM »
Juggernaught is a nickname for Turbo Tank. Also clones used AT-ATs if you got confused with the above posts.
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