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CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« on: May 10, 2009, 08:15 PM »
Rebelscum's got a picture of the upcoming "Snail" Droid Tank, and the giant Octuparra droid.  The Octuparra droid is compared with a battery, and it's a massive looking toy.  It's all leg of course, but still it looks pretty damn big for a $25 vehicle.

The Snail Droid SHOULD be to-scale.  It's not a big vehicle by the stills in ROTS I've looked at, but it is tough to tell if the toy is very large or not.  Looks to have a single mobile tread too.  That's pretty neat if it's the case and not roller wheels underneath with a static tread.  It's tough to tell by the photos though, just how large it is, or how mobile that tread may be.
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CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 08:38 PM »
I'm pretty excited about the snail droid. 

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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 03:05 PM »
Tanks for the memories. :P Yet another great scoop by the group over at Yakface:

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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 04:05 PM »
Very nice!!!!  Glad to see a packaged image at long last.
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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 04:09 PM »
Looking forward to picking this up.  Hoping that some of my local Targets stay at $19.99.  I wonder who its casemate is going to be since WM got the Octo-Droid, unless they forgot to slap a blue sticker on the package.
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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 04:46 PM »
The Tank Droid wasn't the only boxed image (we got it in also) revealed.  So was the Y-Wing.

I like that the Tank Droid has a working tread, but I'm still curious on just how big this will be next to figures.  The CTD's weren't huge, so it may be to-scale.  Droids are seen clearly on them riding, but I'm wanting to see the toy with droids next to it first, or on it.
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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 05:10 PM »
I'm in for two of these!

IIRC, there is a battle droid piloting inside of the Tank Droid.

By this account, it seems it's close to scale.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 10:05 AM »
I'm happy to see this, something new that was actually in a movie.
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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 04:37 PM »
Something nobody's saying, but I find fascinating, is it has working treads (or, well, a working tread).  That's a first for a SW vehicle, taking a page from the 1:18 military world for once.

I'm pleased they did that, rather than the solid plastic treads with hidden wheels to roll on the floor.  I thought the prototype posted a while back had the tread as a functioning piece of the toy.  My only beef right now is maybe the scale of it.  It's not that big, so I'll be disappointed if it's significantly off.
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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 07:22 PM »
Have there been other Star Wars toys that could have had treads, working or fake? I think this might be the first vehicle with treads for the line. If I'm wrong, please correct me. I'd love to be enlightened on this one.

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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 08:50 PM »
The Sandcrawlers (vintage and modern versions) had treads and well as the MLC-3 mini rig to name a couple. I suppose you could count the Vintage MLC-3 laser turret, the vintage Hoth Playset laser turret and the POTF2 deluxe turret as those had molded treads too.
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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 09:27 PM »
All the above...  Plus most GIJ toys as well, have had non-functioning treads.  It's generally a simpler/less expensive method of making the toy.  So it's a nice surprise to see that avoided on this item.

I'd add the little Hoth droid from the accessory packs at Target too.

Small, but working treads have been done on smaller toys, and that would've rocked with working ones.  I enjoyed those little droids.
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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 11:58 PM »
Jayson, not sure if you're saying the sandcrawler had treads...they wer sculpted, with little wheels sticking out underneath!
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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2009, 03:56 AM »
Well, I suppose the CA Tank was the first modern opportunity for Hasbro to do a working tread system. I'm excited about that detail either way. An updated Sandcrawler would be cool though now that it has been mentioned.

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Re: CW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2009, 11:25 AM »
An updated Sandcrawler would be cool though now that it has been mentioned.

I'd love me a hefty sized Sandcrawler with working treads, but it's not "aggressive" enough for Hasbro so I guess that'll never happen.
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