So they had one of these things at the Hasbro Q & A panel down at Comic Con last weekend. The Hasbro reps were all amped to show it off, and... the thing didn't work. At all. They fidgeted with it for a good 5 minutes in hopes of fixing it to show off to the few remaining folks at the end of the Q & A, but to no avail.
Looked real nice though, with a nifty little lightsaber remote and all. Hopefully they'll work a little better than that when we finally get them in person...
So, in some distant manner, you guys witnessed a modern day, and tiny, reinactment of Lucas's prop guys pissing around with the original astromechs as they would topple over, go off track, break, and just not work.
Probably killed the batteries in it... RC in this tiny scale eats batteries. My gf's kids got these little RC cars from Radio Shack and they tend to not last real long. I definitely see possibilities in those little cars though for moving droids.
I want an RC Mine Layer droid from the Sandcrawler now.