Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Corps! Assault Vehicle - Tank

Part of a very big "Deluxe Action Set" found in Badajoz, Spain, in a (presently extinct) retailer called "Pryca". A Spanish anagram for "Price and Quality". Indeed it was. And Spanish visitors probably miss it as well as we do. Since Pryca was fused with Carrefour/ Continente back in 2000, things were never the same again. We are still compiling this big set we found in the late 90s, comprising this tank, a command jeep and more than a dozen troopers. And since the box was, unfortunately lost, it is taking some unexpected time. This is a The Corps! fans favorite. Therefore, it deserves a post of its own.

Lanard has made some great vehicles and especially, suitable and perfect for G.I.Joe 3 3/4" figures. All things considered, this has to be my very favorite.

Included accessories. A SAM and 4 rockets.

Another example of fine tune between simplicity and great design. This piece of armor stands tall between the likes of "M.B.T. Mauler" and "M.O.B.A.T.".

Open/ closed hatches views. The tank holds 6 figures. 4 crew members and 2 standing on the outside.

Barricades/ barbed wire thrasher, SAM positioning and the way Lanard found to keep the cannon straight. Well, it sort of works... most of the times. Specially when you just want it standing on the upper 50% of its course.

Scale shots with a RAH G.I.Joe figure. When we have the whole "Deluxe Action Set" complete, you´ll see the original troops on it and some of the box cuts. There are some minor parts missing among the tons of loose action sets we have around here.

Status: Unavailable

5 comments:

  1. Nice tank. We recently had stocks of these and currently is selling like hotcakes. Although The color is different but no mistake it is from the same mold. Does yours by the way have seats ? Mine doesn't

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/DGazz/Stuff/LTank.jpg

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/DGazz/Stuff/Maulerz3.jpg

    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/DGazz/Stuff/Maulerz7.jpg

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  2. Hey!!! Nice!!! That is the camouflage we have on the box cuts from the original big box! That is so cool, thank you for the image links, Blitzwing! Mind id we snatch your pictures for future reference? and btw, no, no seats! We were going to leave that comment for later, when we review the whole set, but since you brought it up, no... unfortunately Lanard forgot (or not) that little detail. As you probably have in yours too... there are some plastic pins there which seem to have some purpose, but that´s just a thought!

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  3. Luís Galileu G. TonelliApril 1, 2010 at 1:51 AM

    I'm not a big fan of that tank, but for sure it's a great tank to have.

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  4. Thanks for the info. As far as the pics, sure go ahead. Personally, I prefer the color scheme of your tank since it is much more realistic. Mine screams G.I. Joe Tiger force and is a bit too bright. I'm thinking of repainting them to light beige or brown like the Mauler. Speaking of pics..here are some proper Box shots:

    [IMG]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/DGazz/Stuff/LTankBox1.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/DGazz/Stuff/LTankBox2.jpg[/IMG]

    Apparently the box also has that raft/boat shown. Sadly there were none available in my part of the country but there are some very limited stocks in the other parts.

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  5. i have these exacly tank and the raft, hate the color scheme, but, so many memories

    thanks lanard :P

    thanks for de pics blitzwing and thanks to JoMi for such a great blog

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