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?
• Will it roll on it's 5 sets of wheels?
• Pack in figure?
• Opening Cockpits on both sides?
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.