Monday, June 4, 2012
Yet another great bootleg toy from the 80s, which has been a target of Rambo collectors, the Hero Tank or Wild-6.
Using a torso of a bootleg Rambo 12" figure, this futuristic AFV comes equipped with cannons and missiles, lights and sound. And of course, bump´n go (mystery) action.
MIB, 1980s, Chain Fong (Taiwan).
Curiously, the support for the "Rambo" figure comes filled with glue. I imagine that only after setting the toys they came to the conclusion they wouldn´t fit inside the box...
Another oddity, the cockpit has a couple of (molded) astronaut figures, so I believe they probably hacked this toy from any space collection from that era. The windshield is glued, so unless I´d risk breaking it, this is the best I can do to show this detail.
Hero Tank. Very cool lines, nice and balanced with removable turret and missiles.
Powered by 2 D(LR20) cells. Becomes heavy!
Once you pull the lever and power on the vehicle, only 1 axle stays on the ground while free wheel connects to make it spin and stop.
Side guns with lights have 3 positions. Front and back positions lock and the middle position is loose (with a spring) to simulate machine gun recoil. However, it´s not connected to the toy´s mechanism, so you´ll have to do it by hand.
And for all you G.I.Joe fans, the scale shot with a ARAH figure.
Check out the Wild 6 in action!
Status: Available for trade