Motorized Battle Tank(MOBAT)
Here it is, the first big vehicle of the Real American Hero era. It’s strange to think that this was the high price point item when the line would later produce truly gargantuan items like the Flagg, Terrordrome, Defiant and General. For the fledgling relaunch, the MOBAT was the big toy to have. It may not have the size or realism of the Mauler, but this tank retains its play value.
The MOBAT is motorized as its name states, and the vehicle can move forward, backward and turn in four directions. It easily conquers small obstacles and takes out book-based hills as pictured on the packaging.
The MOBAT was a vehicular star in both the Marvel comic and Sunbow cartoon. In the early Marvel issues the tank was almost a 14th character, appearing in many pivotal battles and making GI Joe history alongside the team itself.