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Offline Brian

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CW Clone Turbo Tank
« on: January 16, 2009, 08:19 AM »
Surprised this article hasn't been mentioned yet, first posted at Yakface I believe.  It looks like the Clone TurboTank is pretty much confirmed for 2009, coming out closer to the holiday season.
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CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 09:18 AM »
Surprised this article hasn't been mentioned yet, first posted at Yakface I believe.  It looks like the Clone TurboTank is pretty much confirmed for 2009, coming out closer to the holiday season.

Ok so let's see Hasbro deny it now.

The big questions about the Turbo Tank now will be:
How big is it?
If 3 3/4 scale, how many figures will it hold?
Electronics?
Will it roll on it's 5 sets of wheels?
Pack in figure?
Opening Cockpits on both sides?
Pricepoint?
Exclusive?

I'm really looking forward to that vehicle. I think it will be a hit. Although I do have concerns that it will be undersized. In ROTS it MUCH bigger than an AT-TE. Though if we were to take the dimensions from the original size it's actually very close in size with an AT-TE. (This is when it was known as the Juggernaut instead of the Clone Turbo Tank.)

So long as it's no smaller than the AT-TE I'll be happy with it. But it would be extremely cool if it were 2X that size or more. If so I'd expect at least a $150 pricetag again. I'm not sure if I'd bite so quickly this time though. I'll buy it for sure, but having seen the AT-TE and BMF go on sale in just a few months, I think there would be a good chance of this going on sale as well and we could save between $20-50 if we are patient.
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CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 09:42 AM »
Surprised this article hasn't been mentioned yet, first posted at Yakface I believe.  It looks like the Clone TurboTank is pretty much confirmed for 2009, coming out closer to the holiday season.

Thanks, but to JediNewsUK goes the credit. We just passed on the info. ;)
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CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 09:43 AM »
Ok so let's see Hasbro deny it now.

We'll be seeing it in a few weeks anyways.  Only one batch of QnA's they can dodge before then.
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CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 09:45 AM »
Ok so let's see Hasbro deny it now.

We'll be seeing it in a few weeks anyways.  Only one batch of QnA's they can dodge before then.

Let's guess how many sites burn a question asking about it only to have it be categorically denied my Hasbro?  :P
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CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 09:53 AM »
Fine choice. I'll look forward to it.
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Re: CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 11:44 AM »
Meh, it's an AT-TE with wheels.

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Re: CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 01:02 PM »
But will those wheels fall off?
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Re: CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 02:21 PM »
Meh, it's an AT-TE with wheels.

I have to agree with that assessment. I am sure it will be cool but it will be another room hog.
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Re: CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 03:30 PM »
I saw the report and while it may be legit, odds are it was written before the final sales for Holiday '08 came in.  I'll be curious to see if it makes the final cut.
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Re: CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 06:37 PM »
Very cool news, can't say I didn't expect them to release the Turbo Tank though. Hopefully it's cool enough to justify the extra space it'll take up.
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Re: CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 10:01 PM »
Too funny.  I just traded for a big custom TT and now there's an official one on the way.  Oh well, now I have some insurance in case it doesn't happen or isn't as cool.
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Re: CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2009, 12:16 AM »
I think releasing it closer to Christmas is a better strategy than mid-year like they did with the AT-TE and BMF Falcon.  Also, just releasing one is probably smarter.
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Re: CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2009, 10:09 AM »
I think releasing it closer to Christmas is a better strategy than mid-year like they did with the AT-TE and BMF Falcon.  Also, just releasing one is probably smarter.

I definitely agree with that completely.
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Re: CW Turbo Tank Coming Christmas 2009
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2009, 10:37 AM »
I think releasing it closer to Christmas is a better strategy than mid-year like they did with the AT-TE and BMF Falcon.  Also, just releasing one is probably smarter.

I definitely agree with that completely.

Same here.
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