May 16, 2003 at 7:22 pm #10517
hey ppls.. i just wanted to let all the bit lovers in canada know about the micro tanks that Radio Shack is selling for around $35 CDN.. they’re by a manufacturer called Sakar Canada.. so i doubt they’re being sold ne where else.. these are unique too.. unlike ne other micro tanks.. they dont shoot.. they are fairly detailed and run good.. they have a completely different controller using 2 AAA batterys and about half the thickness of a bit controller.. it has a telescopic antenna.. and they come with a seperate carger that uses 3 AAA batterys.. u charge them for 2 minutes and can cruze them for a god amount of time.. i bought one with in a week of seeing them.. but they are good.. i opened it up and they have totally unique gearing.. but are running 2 1.0 motors.. one cool thing is they have real tread.. so they actually climb..and they climb good.. there was 4 types.. 2 tanks (m-25 and Tiger) and 2 half tracks (NBC and german halftrack) im not sure but i think the half tracks mite use car style turning but have tracks too.. iunno.. i never looked.. but yah.. thats all.. i guess..
p.s. these tanks are like uber hard to put back together.. so dont take them apart unless u have a half an hour to figure out how it went together
May 16, 2003 at 10:52 pm #30260
Hey Freeloader, are they being sold nation wide? If so I think I will have to check them out:)
May 16, 2003 at 10:56 pm #30261
May 17, 2003 at 1:43 am #30265TrackmasterParticipant
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They can be found at Toyeast now. The price is US$10.45!!
May 18, 2003 at 7:45 am #30225
FreeLoader101, does the turet move on these? Will have to look for them today while I am out and about..
May 18, 2003 at 10:32 am #30226
no the turrets dont move.. well u can move em.. but they;re not motorized or ne thing.. they come in a sweet ass box with like.. lil men and shit.. yah.. i like it.. im thinkin about puttin a dual battery mod in it.. or 3 batterys! iunno.. if i had 2 3.0’s i’d put em in there.. but i have like….. 6 or 7 extra batterys i ripped out of a panasonic fone..
May 18, 2003 at 10:41 pm #30136
Saw them today, they do look sweet. May have to add them to a long list of things to buy:( They come with 2 motors on-board already tho don’t they? One for each set of tracks??
May 18, 2003 at 10:54 pm #30139
yah.. they’re good fun.. u play with one? we were cruzin them down batterys when i decided to buy one
and yah.. 2 1.0 motors.. they’re not “changable” as in the have wired soldered right to them.. oh yah.. those ones at Toy East are similar.. but not the exact same.. the canadian ones are prolly better.. i’d say.. but thats just cuz im canadian :p
May 18, 2003 at 10:56 pm #30140ShypoParticipant
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they look pretty sweet and for $20Au kinda hard to turn them down
May 18, 2003 at 11:09 pm #30142
they’re good fun.. they climb over everything.. and push like crazy.. i was usin mine to bring me things at lunch.. lol.. and my friend put his hat over it and all u saw was a drivin hat.. it was trippy.. oh yah.. and they sound like tanks too :D:D.. ummm i highly reccomend them to ne one
May 21, 2003 at 5:07 am #29679
No, did not get to try one out as they were all still in boxes:( and the staff was busy. How do they turn?
May 21, 2003 at 10:16 am #39553SurfmyStratParticipant
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probably one track stops and the other one keeps going depending on the direction, man i want one of these… How is the range?
May 21, 2003 at 8:26 pm #29512
Thought so.. but still curious. Hey SurfmyStrat, nice Avatar, were’d you pick it up?
May 21, 2003 at 9:31 pm #29516
May 22, 2003 at 7:18 am #29543
nah dood.. they turn by one track goin one way, and another goin the other way.. u cant turn in reverse tho.. but u can forward.. and u can just spin in spot.. like a real tank.. they dont go fast enuff that turnin in reverse is important…
range is about 10 ft.. i dunno.. i never really tried it.. its good enuff that u can cruze it from one end of a table to the other.. so its all good…
May 22, 2003 at 7:24 am #29546
all in all the best way to know is to try it.. who cares if they’re busy? tell the other ppl to bugger off.. u have official bit business to attend to.. hahaha.. here in winnipeg they always had one out.. even when they had none in stock.. but we’re weird like that
yo impreza.. where u from in canada?
May 22, 2003 at 11:51 am #29550
May 22, 2003 at 7:27 pm #29576
lol, freeloader. I’m from the west coast. West of the mad cows… SurfmyStrat, thanks for the info, I like it.
May 28, 2003 at 10:15 am #28850
hey impreza.. u buy one yet?? just wonderin..
May 28, 2003 at 9:23 pm #28766
No not yet, blew some cash on toyeast.com. Will have to wait till next month:(
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