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New face of the US Military? by BoggeyDan New face of the US Military? by BoggeyDan
*dances to the tone of Average White Band's Pick Up the Pieces for a few seconds*

Ladies and gents... for far too long, this country has had to place its brave men and women yada yada blah blah harm's way blah blah Iron Man yada yada whatever. *is bonk'd*

Today, I present to you... the new face of the United States military:

The Hammer Drone.


Army!

Primarily designed for ground combat, the Ground Assault Drone is armed with a 40mm grenade launcher on its right forearm, a machine gun on its left forearm, and a M242 Bushmaster 25mm autocannon on its back. It also has stabilizers on its feet that deploy when firing its back-mounted cannon.

The figure itself, since it's more closely based on concept art, has more pronounced arm-mounted weapons and a generic shell-firing cannon on its back instead.

Two of these are available only in the Fury of Combat 4-pack (so far).



Navy!

The Sea Assault Drone is a variant designed for ship-borne combat, being armed with missile pods (on its shoulders and forearms) designed to fire various missile types (anti-air, anti-surface, etc.)
Of note, these Navy drones are assigned to the VX-23 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (nicknamed "Salty Dogs").

Also, the figure itself has 9-tube missile pods on each of its shoulders as opposed to the 6-tube pods in the movie itself.

Available only in the Armored Assault 3-pack as a "super value" "bonus" figure (so far).



Air Force!

Although the Hammer Drone in general is designed to fly just like the Iron Man armor, the Air Assault Drone itself is fully optimized for air combat, sporting a different, more aerodynamic design than the other variants, as well as additional back-mounted jet engines. Its weapons consist of missiles deployed from internal weapons bays (just like the F-22 Raptor) as well as back-mounted machine guns.

Again, since the figure itself is more closely based on concept art, its details differ somewhat from its on-screen counterpart.

Available as a single-carded release.



Marines!

Whereas the other aforementioned drones are designed for ranged combat, the Weapon Assault Drone is designed for close-quarters combat, sporting armored shields and retractable close-combat weapons on its forearms.

Aside from the fact that the figure itself doesn't sport tiger stripes like its on-screen counterpart, it also comes with interchangeable forearm weapons probably not seen on screen: a pair of chainsaws, and a pair of electro-whips (a possible indication of an upcoming "Whiplash Dynamo" figure, perhaps?).

Of note, this figure is also the only one in the Hammer Drone series that comes with both a shielded and unshielded head (interchangeable).

Available as a single-carded release.



Heheh, sorry for the Justin Hammer impression on this one. ;P


Iron Man Marvel
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice drones, but they're cheap knock-offs to Iron Man.
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering that Justin Hammer's company created these as his answer to Iron Man, it's no surprise.

That, and they're pretty much meant to be cannon fodder in so many aspects, too. :XD:
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed.
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Crash5396 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Wondered what a Coast Gaurd variant would look like.
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Likely a cross-breed between the Navy and Marine Drones, but stripped down for the Coast Guard's needs.
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Artist
Tang-ina...nanonood ako ng Iron Man 2 sa HBO habang tina-type ko ito...

Coincidence? O curiosity?
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww man, pinalabas na pala ang Iron Man 2 sa HBO. :stupidme:

Speaking of related stuff, I also have a photo recreating/homaging the party fight between Tony and Rhodey... though it wasn't one of the more glorious parts in the movie, I absolutely loved Adam Goldstein's DJ work in that part. :boogie:
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NickMaster64 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
i would love to have these for myself
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Boomerang503 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Frakkin' toasters... :cylon:
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NewGuy13 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Pretty cool, where did you get these?
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
At the local toy stores around here in my country. Funny thing is, the USMC and Air Force drones seem to be the least common ones around here (in terms of availability) lately... O_o
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van55555 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Hey man, were did you find these anyway?
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The local toy stores around my place. Can't believe some other places still don't have these... :hmm:
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van55555 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
I saw the navy one but not the air or mariens
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masonicon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
How about giving them more sci-fi weapons like Railguns, Coilguns, Directed Energy Weapons(including Force Field and Lightsaber for Close Quarters Combat), Fusion Weaponry, Antimatter Weaponry, and Nanotech Weaponry?
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of those aren't available yet. Even the ones that are already available (like the ones on the Iron Man suit) are actually unavailable for procurement (due to Stark Industries no longer manufacturing weapons for the military's use). :|
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masonicon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
How about Anti Personnel weapons for Sea assault drone/suit?
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masonicon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
unless when Stark industries gets their hands on Alien technologies
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vjptox Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say the Air Force units look cooler in the movie. I believe they put some AIM-9X in their internal weapon bays :XD: Btw, The Marines also have some tiger strips camo on their armors ;) And yeah, add one War Machine as the leader ;p
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Or maybe that was rather a scaled-down equivalent of the Sidewinder... :XD:
One way or another, the Air Force drones are like deadlier, scaled-down jet fighters. 83

Too bad that all action figure renditions I've seen of the USMC drone so far don't have tiger stripes... it's just so kickass with such camo. D8

Yeah, the Variable Threat Response Battlesuit... certainly a manned answer to the classic argument Rhodey pointed out back in the first movie (manned fighters vs. UAVs). :D
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll take a couple of hundred of the army version for the Bundeswehr. Thank you.

A pleasure making business with you. :plotting:
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
And don't forget the Variable Threat Response Battlesuit - there's always a need for man to be in the theater of battle! ;)
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Throw in some Flecktarn and you got a deal.
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StormfalconX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Photographer
:wow:

'Bout time they finally started selling these bad boys!

To be honest, I think that the Navy looks the coolest, with its awesome shoulder-based missile launchers.
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kamenkewl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
nice!
these customs, or did you buy them?
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Bought them from stores. Hasbro appears to be releasing them only just now... D8
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kamenkewl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
ah, okays, then it'll be forever till i get them XP
pegs are too clogged with old (overpriced) waves of figures and stuff XP
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arguably, at least they've gone to the logical conclusion: If you can reproduce practical, reliable powered armor, it's going to sell like hotcakes to the armed forces...although personally, I'd expect to see a lot of engineering, munitions, and logistics units using them...it means that one person can lift an air-to-air missile in place or shift a pallet of MREs. *grins*
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly like in the part in Aliens in which we see Power Loaders moving around crates and loading ordnance.

And by the way, that's similar to what Accutech aims to do with their HazTech Exoskeleton, as demonstrated in the 2010 Stark Expo. ;)
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or Raytheon's subsidiary Sarcos (I'm surprised they didn't try doing a tie-in with the Iron Man films), for that matter. (It looks like powered exoskeletons in the real world are going to be like EVA units and will trail extension cords...which kind of limits their usability outside of supply depots.)
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BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
At least that's what it was like during the early phases of development of the MJOLNIR in the Halo-verse... unless if we develop non-bulky portable power sources with lots of juice, we'll be limited to being stuck plugged into the nearest outlet. _
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Dumdodoor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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