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This article is about the minifigure named "Biff Barker" in July-August 2007 LEGO Magazine. For the character from the May-June 2007 LEGO BrickMaster Magazine, see Trike Driver.

The Claw-Tank Driver, also known as Biff Barker,[1] is a Mars Mission minifigure.

Description

The Claw-Tank Driver wears the standard Mars Mission astronaut white and orange spacesuit, with a white helmet and gold visor. He reuses the face of the 4589 RC Nitro Flash racecar driver from Drome Racers.

When piloting the Gripley, the Claw-Tank Driver does not wear a helmet.

Background

The Claw-Tank Driver is an expert in robotics, engineering, and field maintenance, making him an ideal candidate for operating the MT-51 Claw-Tank. If the vehicle is damaged during an Alien ambush, the Claw-Tank Driver can repair it.

In 4850307 LEGO Battles, the Claw-Tank Driver operates the Gripley, a modified mining mech suit acting as Earth's Mounted unit. However, in the Earth Act 3 cutscene, the Trooper is given the Gripley's key card instead. In the Earth Final cutscene, the Claw-Tank Driver is among the Earth Command units celebrating their victory over the Alien army.

Notes

  • In the July-August 2007 issue of LEGO Magazine, the Claw-Tank Driver introduces himself by name, Biff Barker.[1] He shares his given name with Biff Starling, a previous minifigure sent to Mars. The name Biff would later be reused for the Mars Mission astronaut Biff in 4850307 LEGO Battles, who has a different design from the Claw-Tank Driver. In the LEGO BrickMaster Magazine-exclusive Mars Mission Menace! comic, the Trike Driver is implied to be named Biff Barker; this might be explained by the fact that Biff Barker's dialogue in Mars Mission Menace! is spoken over the radio, instead of directly coming from the Trike Driver himself.

Appearances

LEGO.com Description

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The MT-51 Claw-Tank is a complicated piece of heavy machinery, and the Claw-Tank Driver is just the guy to drive it. He's an expert in robotics, engineering and field maintenance, and he's not afraid to get his hands dirty repairing a damaged vehicle.


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 LEGO Magazine July-August 2007, Page 3
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