Okay, so you wanna buy a Hummer but you're not sure if you should, right?
Here's the deal.
Scale: This was probably the most important factor in deciding as to whether I was going to buy one of these babies. The good news is that it's as close to 1/6th scale as we're going to get.
The vehicle itself rides a little low, that can be remedied, but not witthout some work...
If you look at the picture, Cody fits nicely, and would have room for a helmet as well.
Detail: There is a decided lack of detail to the Hasbro Hummer. It has a nice overall "look", but the fine detailing will have to be added by the end user.
Shell: The body of the Hummer is a "Olive Drab" ABS Plastic. The good news is that it will probably accept paint fairly easily and may not even require sanding. We'll see.
Features: The doors open and close, and are removeable.
The Tailgate also opens as does the Hood compartment revealing a semi-detailed engine.
The wheels, are a soft, glossy plastic that will need "scoring" in order to accept paint. The wheels are independent and spin freely. The front wheels can be moved to allow the vehilce to "steer".
Turret: The Turret is designed to accomodate a Mk19 Automatic Grenade Launcher. The Hasbro one that is provided is probably best discarded in favor of a 21C version. The turret itself does not move, and despite Sawgunner's valiant attempts to convince me to "cut it up" I've resigned myself to the fact that my Marines will not have a working turret. C'est la vie.
With all it's faults...it's an excellent platform for customization. If you plan to keep it "stock" you probably won't be happy with it...having kick ass figures in a second rate vehicle usually won't fly...
Still at $69.99 with Target's 10% off coupon ( TC2SAVE4BABY) and Free shipping to the lower 48, now is the chance to get yourself a genuine 1/6th scale HMMWV. There maybe no others. Ever.