The Mobile Defense Tank is designed to battle the robots on even the roughest terrain.
In the Exo-Force storyline, humans are at war against robots that have malfunctioned and are now bent on total domination. On the humans' side is the Mobile Defense Tank, which comes as 355 pieces and a full-color, illustrated instruction booklet that diagrams model construction in 25 steps, with several ministeps along the way. The tank's awesome weaponry is primarily made up of a red LED brick that makes a convincing laser weapon. Also a rapid fire disk launcher sends Cheerio-size plastic discs about 10 feet across the room. Like a lot of other small parts in this set, these energy disks present a choking hazard for very young kids. Parents should especially note these since they're yellow and green and could easily be mistaken for candy. The set has two human pilot minifigs, which have spiky, anime-style hair that covers the back of their heads and hides the fact that the head parts have two expressions to choose from: angry and berserk. Inside the box you'll find eight parts bags, four plastic tank treads, and instructions, which include a four-page Exo-Force comic. Also included is an illustrated block inventory with part numbers, in case you need to ever re-order a replacement block. --Porter B. Hall