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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #165 on: February 16, 2006, 10:29 PM »
It's way underscaled.  Dimensions posted for it online before it shipped were either wrong totally or were for the packaging as opposed to the model itself, but the model is I think either 1/32 scale or so from what I've heard of those who bought and built it.

I had a story on the front page when it first surfaced because I did measurements on the given dimensions online for the model and compared them with the actual dimensions of the vehicle (if it existed of course) and it matched to almost exactly 1/18 scale or, more or less, Star Wars 3.75" figure scale...  SW figures "scale" varies because nobody's keeping track at Hasbro.  ;D

But yeah, the Corp. Alliance tank is way undersized, believe me I was hoping beyond hope it was what I thought at first.  Unfortunately it's nowhere close.  It's actually closer to the SW Miniatures Battles game if I'm not mistaken, but maybe a bit large for that.
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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #166 on: February 16, 2006, 10:34 PM »
Has anybody picked this up yet?

I have been wanting to pick it up for a while, but I haven't seen it in stores yet.
The dimensions are:
9.75" x 9.5" x 3.75"

I think that it might be a bit smaller than 1:18th scale, but it would be decently close.  For $10 - $15, it would definitely be cheaper than  a hasbro version.
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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #167 on: February 16, 2006, 10:36 PM »
It's way underscaled.  ...

But yeah, the Corp. Alliance tank is way undersized, believe me I was hoping beyond hope it was what I thought at first.  Unfortunately it's nowhere close.  It's actually closer to the SW Miniatures Battles game if I'm not mistaken, but maybe a bit large for that.

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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #168 on: February 16, 2006, 11:44 PM »
It's way underscaled. 

But there's no reason it couldn't be a "dwarf" Tank Droid....

We have already seen Dwarf Spider Droids ;)
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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #169 on: February 21, 2006, 04:13 AM »
The difference there is they have an entirely new build/construction...  The Crab Droids supposedly come in a variety of sizes from Small, Medium, and Large and have no physical differences...  The Crab Droid is pretty simplistic in design though compared to like the Dwarf Spider Droid compared to its big (BIG) brother.  The simpler design lends itself to believability then that you can get Crab Droids in all 3 sizes then... 

The thing that would get me about the Corp. Alliance tank Droid model being used then is that because of it's design I'm not sure it'd look right just "smaller".  It could be modified to look more believable though with some thought and a little work...  Different guns, maybe a reworking of the stabilizer treads on the sides... 

or perhaps it could be some kind of personal Droid Commander charriot?  They were riding them into battle on Kashyyyk, so maybe....
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« Reply #170 on: February 21, 2006, 02:26 PM »
I was going through Suncoast video and I realized that they had the army of Darkness figures that Fritz uses....so I had to get one...nad they were on sale for 4 dollars!Just wanted to give people the heds-up that (well I think at all) at Suncoast the army of darkness figures are on sale.
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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #171 on: February 21, 2006, 03:24 PM »
Yep, Suncoast are a great place to get these, I originally paid $14.99 for several of those 2-pks.  But yeah you can get them for a good price now if you can find them.

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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #172 on: February 21, 2006, 08:59 PM »
Yea,I was going online to see if I could get a army builder...I was stunned that it was 15 dollars!...amazing what a sale can do...(and this "sale" has been going on for a few weeks now.)
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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #173 on: March 16, 2006, 10:03 AM »
I picked a new Joe figure at Toys R Us last night.  I'm not a Joe guy so I don't remember his name but it looks like a new figure line.  I'm pretty sure it had a red/white/blue strip on the cardback.  Sort of looked like a throwback to vintage type packaging. 

I tried to find a picture to post but no success (I didn't try that hard  ;) )

Anyway, it was a decent headsculpt and the right scale.  I thought Hasbro had abandoned the 3.75" scale for Joe figures?!?! 


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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #174 on: March 17, 2006, 06:14 AM »
I've heard some rumor that the line has done well enough through Hasbro directly that TRU has asked to carry it.  There's figures I'd buy if I saw them but not pay shipping I know.  I've seen 3-packs and singles I've wanted to pick up just because they're such great throwbacks. :)
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Re: Fodder Alert! - Marauder Series 2
« Reply #175 on: March 18, 2006, 10:01 PM »
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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #176 on: March 19, 2006, 09:45 AM »
Plus Maurader inc. has the SPECTRE SEAL OF APPROVAL.  :P

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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #177 on: March 19, 2006, 11:02 PM »
Plus Maurader inc. has the SPECTRE SEAL OF APPROVAL.  :P

And I don't give those out to just anyone ;)
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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #178 on: March 20, 2006, 12:51 AM »
Plus Maurader inc. has the SPECTRE SEAL OF APPROVAL.  :P

And I don't give those out to just anyone ;)

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Re: Fodder Alert!
« Reply #179 on: March 21, 2006, 10:13 AM »
I was on morning toy run and my wal-mart had some new 21st Centrury XD action figures.  Some nice neutral head sculpts with some good accessories.  I picked up two figures - one with interchangeable heads and another with a cool removable trenchcoat.  Both figures look like they've got some nice potential.  They also had an Asian soldier which looked pretty cool.  I haven't seen many Asian head sculpts on the 3-3/4 scale.