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Tank competition: M.O.B.A.T. vs. Mauler M.B.T., you decide.


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I took these G.I. Joe legends out today for the fun of it.

Performance vs. opponent:

 

M.O.B.A.T. (Motorized Battle Tank)

* Also referred to as 'Super Duty Battle Tank' and 'Multi-Ordnance Battle Tank'.

 

+Climbs hills much better

+Tank treads stay on better

-Slower

 

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Mauler M.B.T. (Manned Battle Tank)

 

+Quicker

+Speed allows momentum over rigid terrain

-Tank treads come off tracks

 

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I never had the Mauler as a kid. I did have the MOBAT and I loved it back in the day. Even then though I did wish that Steeler could sit a little lower in his turret. He was always on the verge of dropping off. I also REALLY would've loved if the MOBAT somehow had the two addition seats in the front as seen in the comic books. The Mauler looks good, but I still have to give it to the MOBAT. It's a more attractive tank. Ideally, I guess I'd love a MOBAT the size of the Mauler.

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Mauler was so much cooler to me as a kid and that is strange since I love green tanks! @loll@ I always wished somehow the mold would resurface and be painted in green.

Draven

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The MOBAT was sturdier as a toy, but the Mauler wins in all other categories for me.

 

Although to be honest, I'm still waiting on a new tank made with modern technology for the Joes. It doesn't have to be as big as the True Heroes 1:18 Abrams, but close to that size and be able to fit multiple figs. Honestly, I'd love for it to have a removable turret so you could slide a couple Joes down inside plus a couple opening hatches up top for the commander and buddy.

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I'm sure this has been suggested before, but I'd love to see Hasbro give the MOBAT the same treatment they gave the Millenium Falcon and the AT-AT. I'd gladly pay a hundred for something like that.

 

I gotta say a big, "WHAAAA?" to that. There's no reason to upgrade the MOBAT to that size. Heck, you can buy a 1:18 Abrams for 30 dollars. I could see 50 bucks for an updated, motorized Joe tank, but aint no way I'd shell out a hundred.

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I'm sure this has been suggested before, but I'd love to see Hasbro give the MOBAT the same treatment they gave the Millenium Falcon and the AT-AT. I'd gladly pay a hundred for something like that.

 

Now that is an excellent idea. I could totally go for something like that.

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I'm sure this has been suggested before, but I'd love to see Hasbro give the MOBAT the same treatment they gave the Millenium Falcon and the AT-AT. I'd gladly pay a hundred for something like that.

 

I gotta say a big, "WHAAAA?" to that. There's no reason to upgrade the MOBAT to that size. Heck, you can buy a 1:18 Abrams for 30 dollars. I could see 50 bucks for an updated, motorized Joe tank, but aint no way I'd shell out a hundred.

 

I don't want to speak for MasterJailer, but I don't think he meant the size should be replicated, just a relative upscale in size and more attention to detail and features like with the Falcon and AT-AT. Maybe eighty bucks would be more reasonable.

 

I'd personally like to see a new Sharc sculpt, a bigger sculpt that would allow for two figures to properly sit upright like in the 'toon.

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