PANZIE is part of the "Floor Wars" series of high-end handcrafted war toys. Like SHERMIE, PANZIE was also inspired by H.G. Wells' book, Little Wars, in which Wells chronicles the creation of the first rules for playing a wargame with toy soldiers and spring powered cannons firing wooden “bullets”.
Based on the World War II era German STUG self-propelled anti-tank gun, PANZIE instills fear in his enemies. Clad in a plywood and PVC armored hull he is tough but not invincible. Hit in the right spot on the hull or on the commander’s hatch (inexplicably painted with a bull's eye) he can be defeated. PANZIE rolls into battle on tracks crushing all before him. Without a turret, PANZIE has a lower silhouette making him a harder target to hit.
- Cannon with elevation hand wheel to raise and lower the gun
- X3 rubber band powered wooden “bullets” - max. range 20'
- Commander figure – Hauptmann Swinehund
- Rubber tracks with independently tensioned idler wheels
- Target on hull that when hit pops up a flame marker signaling the tanks demise
- Super snazzy two-tone grey on grey camouflage paint job with three "kill rings"
In an era where most games are played electronically there is something gratifying about making things go boom for real. Looks like a toy for a boy but should only be crewed by men.
Disclaimer: This is not for children as the rubber band powered “bullets” fly about with great force.