42006 Available from 14 Dec?
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:38 AM
I haven't seen it for sale anywhere else yet so I guess it could be the first chance to buy one.. See here..
Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:50 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:22 PM
The 42006 is so eerily similar to the 8043, but from what I can glean it is not RC? I saw DLuders had posted large images of the box and I don't see anything about RC or even the possibility to add PF elements.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:46 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:12 PM
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:12 PM
You made me laugh. The association between "claw" and these aliens from Toy story is so strong, that even my wife laughed when I showed her your post. I like how you know how to hit the nail on the head.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:17 PM
The model would be perfect for my logging operation to pick up logs or whatever and set them on the back of the 9397 Logging Truck. I hope it does become available soon.
The alternate is cool enough looking, but what's up with the axles poking out in front...I realize they have to use what parts they have for the main model, but it looks like it should be bulldozer. I modified the alternate 8043 tracked loader with some parts to make a dozer instead, kind of like a mini 8275.
Edited by TechnicFreak, 12 December 2012 - 10:29 PM.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:46 AM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:22 AM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:17 PM
I think it's used for the claw, correct me if I'm wrong.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:30 PM
Yes, it is. Much clearer in this image:
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:21 PM
One question for the group, I wonder as in the past with other models as of late, if the claw on the main model operates manually by hand by turning an axle joiner (i.e: 8295 Telehandler's fork tilt for example), it sort of looks like it is a mini-LA, but can't tell for sure...
Somehow I sorta think this will be their spring release...
Edited by TechnicFreak, 13 December 2012 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:29 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:37 PM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:11 AM
@Technic Gearhead -
Saw that axle, looked a bit like either a partially hidden mini LA since the view only shows it from a side angle, but even a gear to open and close the jaws on the superstructure would be good, just not on the boom itself, it would be real awkward and unrealistic, probably end up tipping it over...
@skylinedan - don't think its available yet. Its not listed on their website and I checked of the larger stores today in my area and the only things out for 1H are the 42010 & 42011 Cars and the Hovercraft. No sign of the 42006. Wasn't even about to go ask at Cust Svc, TRU's are mobbed this time of year. But, if its not listed, they can't check it on their computers without their 6-digit SKU# listed. I picked up the 42010 Blue Racer today, but called about it late last week and they had no information on that one at that point of time. Somehow I doubt it will be released until 'maybe' and that's a big maybe, January 1, or since its so large and if the trends of the past couple years are correct, this one looks to be a spring release. However, if you see it in your neck of the woods, send me an e-mail, you got my address.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:29 PM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:29 AM
According to what I've gleaned from one of the pinned topics at the top of the forum its not that large a set, not as big as I thought it would be. Actually that would be good thing, it will fit on my MOC trailer hooked my 9397, the 8294 fit perfectly with a lot of breathing room, so the 42006 should be a good fit as well if on the same scale. I've heard differing opinions on whether it even has PF elements (at least a battery box and some sort of motor (M would be my guess). So, I guess it would be like motorizing the 8294 to raise/lower the main boom and the shovel in/out, or in this case the booms (since it has 2) and the grappler, but that would leave me thinking the grappler, and 1 thought from another member is that the grappler is utilized by a gear knob somewhere on the model. Just waiting for it to arrive in TRU stores or at S@H.
Edited by TechnicFreak, 16 December 2012 - 12:44 AM.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:19 PM
Edited by TechnicFreak, 19 December 2012 - 06:22 PM.
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