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What EVERY Unicum secretly wants for Christmas


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Red_Raven_168 #1 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 19:50

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Was browsing through the junk mail today and happened across this.

Can only imagine what Unicum and Admin will think when they see this . . .

and imagine how popular this item could have been if WoT had included a promotion code with the product

http://www.hammacher...&query=ju-83296

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The Remote Controlled Authentic WWII Battling Tanks.

With authentic period details, realistic sounds, and infrared "projectiles," these remote controlled tanks re-enact the famous armored clashes of World War II's Eastern Front. At 1:24 scale, each tank's authentic period details are clearly identifiable: the German PzKpfw IV Ausf. H is marked with the crossed-Y emblem of the German 16th Panzer Division, and its turrets and sides are protected by schürzen, intended to thwart anti-tank weapons. The Red Army's T-34/85 turret is painted with a white cross for easy air identification and features its characteristic external fuel tanks. Both tanks generate realistic sounds while they move on realistic treads and suspension. Each is fitted with a cannon that fires an infrared beam 25' away at a sensor on each tank. The tanks generate an explosion sound and vibrate to indicate they have been hit; five hits results in victory, which shuts a tank down. From up to 60' away, the remote control enables you to depress the barrel by 3º for shots while in defilade, raise it by 17º, and move the turret 330º, in addition to forward, backward, left, and right turns. Includes a practice target.
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edwin009 #2 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 19:53

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I've always said it would be nice to get a scaled model of the premium tank you've purchase but i don't think it will ever happen

SolidBeer #3 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 19:54

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rather have this;

http://digital.hamma...A_1000x1000.jpg

Life size replica...to bad it's $50k.

Edited by SolidBeer, Nov 14 2012 - 19:55.


Allu_o7o7o7 #4 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 19:56

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Why would a unicum want something that requires a friend to play with?

*forever unicumalone*

F0R_M07H3R_RU5514 #5 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 19:59

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neat find ... I've seen some Lego kits in a tank design, which is neat

Lert #6 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:00

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Why would you pay $270 for a set of two 1:24 scale R/C tanks with infrared battle function when you can have two 1:16th scale Heng Long tanks of choice with the same infrared battle function for less?

To compare, at 1:24 like in this set, a Pz IV is about 11 inches long. A Heng Long model at 1:16 is almost 1'5" long, and can be had for between 100 and 130 bucks with infrared battle function.

A painted and weathered Heng Long Pz IV:

http://img521.images...nzer10small.jpg

There's also a Pershing, KV, Panther, Tiger, JagdPanther, Pz III ...

There are also tons and tons of upgrade sets, detail sets and add-on sets for sale for 1:16 scale Tamiya and Asiatam tanks that fit perfectly on Heng Long models as well.

LOBSTER_MOBSTER #7 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:18

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I figured this would look like the Redsky Embassy  , very disappointed .

Red_Raven_168 #8 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:20

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View PostLert, on Nov 14 2012 - 20:00, said:

Why would you pay $270 for a set of two 1:24 scale R/C tanks with infrared battle function when you can have two 1:16th scale Heng Long tanks of choice with the same infrared battle function for less?

To compare, at 1:24 like in this set, a Pz IV is about 11 inches long. A Heng Long model at 1:16 is almost 1'5" long, and can be had for between 100 and 130 bucks with infrared battle function.

A painted and weathered Heng Long Pz IV:

http://img521.images...nzer10small.jpg

There's also a Pershing, KV, Panther, Tiger, JagdPanther, Pz III ...

There are also tons and tons of upgrade sets, detail sets and add-on sets for sale for 1:16 scale Tamiya and Asiatam tanks that fit perfectly on Heng Long models as well.
surprised you didn't go for the 1/16
http://www.greatmode...em_num=TAM56010

or

http://www.interneth...m116scalrc.html

Edited by Red_Raven_168, Nov 14 2012 - 20:21.


paradat #9 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:23

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Unicum

You do realize that term could mean that you are uniquely BAD at this game.

redplauge #10 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:25

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ehhh... wasnt there a wh like table top game where you had units of hetzer's, stug's, m4's, ect. (and some crunches)?

Boxhawk #11 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:30

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You guys are waaaay off.  This is the must have holiday gift for the Unicum who has everything:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=oSvyYNf68eg

Lert #12 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:31

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View PostRed_Raven_168, on Nov 14 2012 - 20:20, said:

surprised you didn't go for the 1/16
Because I was talking about affordable R/C models. Yes, the Tamiya ones are better, but they're also ten times the cost.

View Postredplauge, on Nov 14 2012 - 20:25, said:

ehhh... wasnt there a wh like table top game where you had units of hetzer's, stug's, m4's, ect. (and some crunches)?
Flames of War. I play it.

http://images.dakkad...World War 2.jpg

Fodder4U #13 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:33

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Hobbytron has RC ones that shoot airsoft pellets. Been tempted to get the Leo.

Wraith27 #14 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:41

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View PostLert, on Nov 14 2012 - 20:31, said:

Because I was talking about affordable R/C models. Yes, the Tamiya ones are better, but they're also ten times the cost.


Flames of War. I play it.

http://images.dakkad...World War 2.jpg

I will bring the dice and chips.

Urdnot_Wrex #15 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 20:52

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View PostBoxhawk, on Nov 14 2012 - 20:30, said:

You guys are waaaay off.  This is the must have holiday gift for the Unicum who has everything:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=oSvyYNf68eg


It's still bigger than any tank Japan used during WWII... :Smile_trollface-3:

BlackCompany #16 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 21:38

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Just a unicum would want that?  I'm sure lots of baddies would want em too!

Lionheart1917 #17 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 22:31

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View PostLert, on Nov 14 2012 - 20:31, said:

Because I was talking about affordable R/C models. Yes, the Tamiya ones are better, but they're also ten times the cost.


Flames of War. I play it.

http://images.dakkad...World War 2.jpg

OMG I want that game... All those tanks and artillery plus my army men would equal an awesome time!

Edited by Lionheart1917, Nov 14 2012 - 22:31.


Six_Days_Of_Warfare #18 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 22:46

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Saying what every UNICUM would want is discrimination. Even we 48%ers still want toy tanks!

EDIT: Never mind, got beaten to the punch by BlackCompany.

Still,
DO WANT

Edited by Six_Days_Of_Warfare, Nov 14 2012 - 22:52.


Windhover118 #19 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 22:49

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View PostBlackCompany, on Nov 14 2012 - 21:38, said:

Just a unicum would want that?  I'm sure lots of baddies would want em too!

I can vouch for that.

Solinvictus #20 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 23:08

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View PostAllurai, on Nov 14 2012 - 19:56, said:

Why would a unicum want something that requires a friend to play with?

*forever unicumalone*

Not like unicum platoon everyday to boost their stats?...
seriously...




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