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Excited about the AAT (Tank) re-release?
« on: February 1, 2003, 10:28 AM »
As much as everyone hates the new Spider Droid (it's not that bad, not that good either), I was beggining to wonder how the general response would be once the Tank hits shelves (again)?

I will be pretty happy when I see one, since I never saw a Fed.tank in the stores, and I'll definately pick one up.

How about you guys/gals? Also feel free to give your opinion of the Spider Droid too.

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Re: Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #1 on: February 1, 2003, 01:50 PM »
The Spider Droid isn't terrible, but of course seeing that big, nasty, white, wind up dial protruding to activate the walking action feature is NOT cool.  It also looks pretty small, scale wise.  But like I said, it's not the worst thing I've ever seen - not half bad.

The Trade Federation Tank was a pretty nice vehicle it's first time around in the Episode 1 line, but I know that it was very hard to find for many people, so for that very reason I'm all for seeing it re-released.  Besides that fact, it's an "army builder" vehicle, so I'm sure some people would like the chance to pick up a few extras as well.  Bring it on!

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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #2 on: February 3, 2003, 12:05 PM »
I am happy they are releasing it again...I have two I think maybe one, and I found them at the great KB Clearances in late '00 I think.  Nice vehicle...were they in Episode 2 at all?  I don't think they were which makes little sense

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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #3 on: February 3, 2003, 12:23 PM »
little sense or no sense i'll be glad to see this re-released, since i didn't get one the first time around.

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Re: Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #4 on: February 3, 2003, 12:25 PM »
Nice vehicle...were they in Episode 2 at all?  I don't think they were which makes little sense
Nope, not in AOTC.   But I'm pretty sure this Tank rehash is being released in the 'Clone Wars' line, which will pretty much be "EU", so they can take some liberties...

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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #5 on: February 4, 2003, 10:14 AM »
I never got it ethier the first time around so I am looking forward to it.  :)

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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #6 on: February 4, 2003, 07:59 PM »
I thought it was a good vehicle the first time around.  It was certainly a little scarce.  I think it wound up not getting produced in as high a quantity as the pod racers because those wound up warming shelves a little.

I certainly think it's cool that Hasbro's giving people a second chance to get some of these things.  We certainly shell out enough to them, and it's nice to see them returning the favor by offering some HTF items like the Tank and the TIE Bomber.
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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #7 on: February 4, 2003, 08:19 PM »
I agree it was a nice item. They were not scarce or rare around here. They sat at Meijers for I don't know how long. It will be cool to see them in Saga packaging though. :P ;)

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Re: Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #8 on: February 4, 2003, 09:47 PM »
It will be cool to see them in Saga packaging though. :P ;)
I think they'll most likely wind up in the new Clone Wars packaging - which should be different from the regular Saga packaging (like the old SOTE change).

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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #9 on: February 5, 2003, 04:50 AM »
I don't mean to get too far off-topic, but, I wonder if/what else Hasbro might re-release as "Saga"?
How about the Eopie w/ Qui-Gion for starters?

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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #10 on: February 5, 2003, 11:56 AM »
I am all for the tank being rereleased. I did not have the chance to pick one up at reatil last time so I hope to find one or two this time around.
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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #11 on: February 5, 2003, 08:40 PM »
Mac, this may sound pathetic, but what "Clone Wars" packaging? I was not aware of any changes. Am I going crazy??

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Re: Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #12 on: February 5, 2003, 09:11 PM »
The Clone Wars line is supposedly going to be coming in all new red and yellow packaging, which I'm assuming will only apply to this specific line, and not the rest of the Saga figures.  I'd guess that it will be akin to the SOTE line, which was exclusively packaged in a purple color, while the rest of the regular line continued on in orange during the same time (followed sortly thereafter by green)...

I'd fashion a guess that Hasbro just might be showing off this "EU" subset line in a week and a half at Toy Fair, since they've let most of their other upcoming stuff out of the bag already.
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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2003, 08:13 AM »
Just wondering if anyone knows when this is due to hit shelves?

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Re:Anyone excited about the Tank being re-released?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2003, 08:59 AM »