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#1 Skipper 24

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:13 PM

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7261 Clone Turbo Tank
Parts: 801
Figs: 8
Price: £70.00 (ouch!  :grin:)
EDIT: new box pics added.

My version of the set comes with a normal Mace Windu figure and an extra clone trooper. Also the Mace Windu, BARC trooper and jet trooper minifigs were exclusive to the set (Well you could make the jet trooper yourself) . Also my set came with 4 extra blasters (you'll see them later) and Baby blue vent things instead of trans blue.

1.Manual & Box

The front of the box.
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The box compared to the motorized AT-AT and the hailfire droid and dwarf spider droid.
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Minifgs.
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The back which has pics of the sets functions and alternate models.
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Inside the box it has a white cardboard divider probably for strength seeming as the box it so flimsy.
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Pretty hefty manual.
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The TT manual compared to the one of the AT-AT ones.
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Random shot.
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Another random shot.
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Poster at the back of the manual
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2. General set and minifigs

The whole set. I accidentally left one of the plates up when I took the pic.
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Close up of the figs.
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Two battle droids come with blasters and a mini turret.
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The republic. From L-R: Jet Trooper, Mace Windu (not LUL), BARC Trooper, Normal Clone, The Commander, Look out.
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Jet pack.
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Mace's torso.
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BARC trooper legs.
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BARC trooper torso. He has got to be my favorite clone trooper by TLC.
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The mysterious commander. On LSW he was called Cody (right) but he has star corps Armour making him commander Bly (left) .
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Normal Clone and the look out Clone with electro binoculars.
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3. Speeder Bike

Side view of the BARC Speeder.
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Menacingish front view. (is menasingish a word?)
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Printed back engine piece.
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One of my shield things came with a crumpled handle it is worse than it looks in the pic.
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4. The turret

The turret.
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It can rotate and point upwards.
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But what if you want to blast all those Battle droids that are shorter than the height of the turret blasters... add another hinge in!
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That extra hinge in action.
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5. The Tank

It's to big to get a decent side view pic
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Johnny the cabin boy on the crows nest.
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Front 2 seater cockpit.
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The 2 seats. Better be careful you don't fall off your seat there are some pretty big gaps down the sides.
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Back cockpit with dual missile launchers.
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The back seat.
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The engine.
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The large central storage.
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The turret controls fold down to lock into place so it doesn't fall out when driving.
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You can put 2 minifigs up top.
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Mace and a Clone driving. you can see those 4 extra blasters, 2 orange at the front of the pic and 2 between the chairs.
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The turret and jet trooper.
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BARC trooper on the BARC speeder.
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The commander on the lift chair in the back cockpit.
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Another shot of that chair.
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6. Overall

Build: 8/10 Quite enjoyable because it incorporates Technic and system parts.
Minifigs: 9/10 On a set this size it has quite a lot including some exclusives such as the BARC trooper but it could of had a droid or 2 more.
Design: 7/10 way out of scale but generally pretty strong due to the technic frame.
Parts: 7/10 Lots of plates and nice minifig parts.
Price: 6/10 Justifiable because of the amount of figs in the set.
Playability: 7/10 Includes some CIS units to fight the clones.

Overall:8/10 Needs more droids and it could be bigger. :thumbup:  
I will also probably have a break form reviewing for now seeming as I have just put out a whole load of reviews.

Edited by KimT, 09 August 2008 - 08:51 PM.
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#2 Dovchenko

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:23 PM

Nein! You rejected LUL.  :tongue:  LUL's are awesome!

Thanks for the review! I like the set a lot, Mace is only featured here. Great fig of him too, I like the grey Jedi Robes torso. Cody is great as with the other figs. The tank's probably a second favourite, next to the mighty AT-AT of course.  :tongue:
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:29 PM

I hate how the original release had the light-up Windu, which was really lame, and one less clone trooper. I bought it when it first came out, so missed out on a good Windu and another clone trooper.
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#4 KimT

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:37 PM

Thanks for the review, I'll index it later.
I've added a poll, so that members can vote their opinion and refrain from useless comments like "awesome!!"
(This has been done to all reviews in the SW review index).
Keep up the good work.
This is one of my favourite sets - I have both versions and as it is known, the only difference is the minifigs.
I really like the tank, it has great playability and if it had wings, I'd definately swoosh it.

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#5 Skipper 24

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 02:04 PM

Did your version without the LUL mace have trans blue grill things (like the ones on the back of the speeder) ? Or was my set a one off.
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#6 The Kid

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 02:20 PM

I got the original version of this set with the LULS Mace Windu figure. When TLC released the non-LULS version I managed to swap - they sent me the new version (and a Clone Trooper IIRC) and I mailed them back the old version. :thumbup:

This was a great set; the suspension worked great and it rolled magnificently. Nice review with good photos, but again your price is a little off: £69.99 is the RRP (unless the price you paid was £80). :classic:

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#7 Skipper 24

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 02:30 PM

hanks for the price. I got the set a while ago and couldn't remember correctly I have now changed it.
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#8 yellost

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:29 PM

View PostSkipper 24, on Aug 4 2008, 04:04 PM, said:

Did your version without the LUL mace have trans blue grill things (like the ones on the back of the speeder) ? Or was my set a one off.

I bought mine online, thinking it was the new version but I ended up with that very lame LUL fig. I just hate that fig... It's completely useless, we can't use any part of it for anything  :angry: (although, I only discovered yesterday that the lightsaber blade was a standard one and not glued, as I always believed, so all isn't completely lost)

In the end I still was rather disappointed by the set. It's too full of holes ( :sceptic: Hum; I think there's kind of a paradox in that sentence...)... But the BARC Speeder  and green clone are indeed fantastic.

Oh, and yes, mine came with sand blue grill parts instead of the trans-yellow ones... didn't realise it at first, and I spent half an hour cursing, thinking they forgot to put them in the box. But in the end, I don't know if the replacements are any better , since they're supposed to represent some kind of thruster light or something...

All in all, I think it's my worst set... Not necessarily for the set itself which is OK, but psychologically, there's too many things that went wrong with it...
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:14 PM

Good set, but it's FLIMSY AS SIN (but that may have been my rush job building it).
mine got shoved off a bed  :cry_sad:

oh, and i lost my light up mace >.> Propably somewhere within the Blue Bin 'o' DOOM™ (AKA The Brick bucket™, Or Block/NULL™ )

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:47 AM

Nice review AGAIN, Skipper. I passed on this one because of the price, but it's a nice set. Good for you for getting the newer version with non-LUL Mace and an extra clone. That purple blade sure is a beauty. The tank itself is alright, just an AT-AT on wheels, in my opinion. The turret is great, though, and so is the speeder bike. I didn't realize that the jet pack had two "nailguns" (harpoon guns) on it. I thought that the nailgun was a new piece... but the jetpack is very cool.  :thumbup:

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:23 PM

View PostThe Kid, on Aug 4 2008, 08:20 AM, said:

I got the original version of this set with the LULS Mace Windu figure. When TLC released the non-LULS version I managed to swap - they sent me the new version (and a Clone Trooper IIRC) and I mailed them back the old version. :thumbup:

This was a great set; the suspension worked great and it rolled magnificently. Nice review with good photos, but again your price is a little off: £69.99 is the RRP (unless the price you paid was £80). :classic:

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That was a great idea. I never even thought to send it back and get the new one with the other clone and the non LUL Windu.
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