While doing the grocery last night we had to get another cool toy. This time we got one of the Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 vehicule and figure. The Buster Tank transforms itself into a battle ready vehicule and comes with a 3-inch articulated figure of Sherman Cortez.
The vehicule is nicely made and looks solid. The size and concept of the vehicule and figure reminds me of the classic M.A.S.K. collection from Kenner in the mid-1980s.
A two-episode preview aired on the Cartoon Network in the United States on August 24th, 2009. It's been years since the events in Hot Wheels AcceleRacers. Expert driver Vert Wheeler comes across an artificial dimension called a Battlezone and meets a robotic-like life form called a sentient whose name is Sage. Together they assemble a team of racers equipped with state-of-the-art weaponized vehicles to compete against the robotic Sark and the animalistic Vandals in the Battlezones to determine the fate of the Earth.