I always disliked something about the design of this vehicle. It's not "tank-y" enough for me. I have an original-release version and won't be buying another. Although the paint-ops look to be improved I generally won't be a sucker for the "modified cockpit" trick.
saw it last nite around 1am @ the 24 hr Walmart long beach, CA after i got off work. they also had the Maul's ship, both pod racers. from what i could tell by the small pic on the back of the box it looks to be a 2 seater. 1 pilot, pic had a battle droid sitting in that seat at the controls, and what appeared to be a seat behind him which I'm guessing is the gunner. Looks pretty cool for an upgrade. the scanner didn't ring it up and they hadn't placed new price tags on the shelf yet so I'm guessing it's still regular Walmart price.
Does the cockpit cover seem to be more secure on this one? The most recent release is the first one I've ever picked up, and the cover seemed to be popping off all the time if I remember correctly. The new details look nice, and I'm glad they ditched that flipping panel feature from the previous versions. Definitely picking this up, because I love the traditional EP I color scheme, and I need some more separatist ground forces.
Pretty much. I was hoping for a cockpit that could handle two droid pilots side-by-side along with the droid in the turret, making a total of 3. But this.. this I can pass on. I'd rather have a wall with the droid half-molded onto it to save me putting BDs inside the AAT.