Name: Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon
Collection: The Clone Wars
Number: N/A (Vehicles)
Source: The Clone Wars (Film)
Availability: September 2011
A Republic AV-7 mobile cannon unleashes its firepower on Separatist forces. The gunner swings the barrel into position and hits the enemy with laser fire, as clone troopers aim their blasters from the platform. The cannon deploys rugged treads for rapid deployment to the front lines. The articulated legs provide stable support on any terrain.
It was sensory overload the way we were introduced to new Star Wars â€śthingsâ€ť in The Clone Wars film. New characters, new planets, new settings, new battles, new droids and new vehicles all worked together in spitfire fashion to create a fast paces opening to the television. Hasbro has even admitted that they are desperately trying to play â€ścatch-upâ€ť in the basic figure line and they still havenâ€™t got to everything theyâ€™ve wanted to attack in the line either. So with each new year and/or line look, Hasbro still manages to delve into the earliest The Clone Wars moments and find a pivotal item to render into a toy. And now theyâ€™ve created the Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon in the "Shadow Of The Dark Side" phase of The Clone Wars line and you better believe itâ€™s one of the nicest â€śvehiclesâ€ť theyâ€™ve made to date in the 3.75â€ť scale. Not exactly a vehicle, the Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon fits into the Mid Size Vehicle assortment beautifully and dare we criticize them, but theyâ€™ve really developed a cleaver play-set instead of a vehicle here. See Hasbro, play-sets are awesome and will sell. (So buy this thing without even thinking about it, OK?)
The Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon has two attack modes. You can pose it planted on all four of its legs in a stationary position, or you can articulate the legs and set them up off of the ground and two sets of wheeled treads will flip down and you can use it like a vehicle. This toy is loaded with play features as well. The main cannon fires one missile at a time, but there is storage in the body of the vehicle for three more projectiles. (This storage unit is actually in a bad spot. If you have projectiles stored while you move the legs into the â€śtread modeâ€ť theyâ€™ll block the legs. Donâ€™t worry, itâ€™s not the end of the world.) Other features include an adjustable gunner seat with movable tactical screen. There is also a platform that pulls away from the back portion of the cannon and reveals gears and various controls. That platform also stores a blast shield for the clone troopersâ€™ protection against Separatist file. The barrel of the cannon elevates up and down and can spin 360 degrees. The Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon is wonderfully colored and will fit into any animated or realistic diorama you choose to set up.
Status: Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon is an all-new "vehicle"
Articulation Count: 18
Articulation Details: double-jointed pivoting cannon, 4 double jointed legs, 4 swivel jointed feet, 2 action feature swing-down treads, 4 wheels, pull-out platform, swivel blast shield
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: 4 projectiles
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 29281/94804
Retail: $24.99 USD
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