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July 31, 2012 12:16 PM   Subscribe

A whole new level of Cosplay From the shut-up and take my money division of way kool comes this fan boy wet dream. With water driven rockets and a BB spittig Gatling gun this is sure to spice up the next Con you attend. Price (if you have to ask). I love Japan! YouTube Link with sound
posted by pdxpogo (25 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love that there's a cupholder option (+ $100).
posted by xedrik at 12:35 PM on July 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


I knew it. There's not going to be a robot apocalypse, it's all going to be weaponized cosplayers.
posted by mhoye at 12:38 PM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Pilebunker.
posted by The Tensor at 12:42 PM on July 31, 2012


The legs are a total cheat. Fail.
posted by rikschell at 12:46 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


A kid owning one of these guarantees him/her the title of coolest kid in town.... at least until someone else gets next year's model.
posted by RolandOfEld at 12:51 PM on July 31, 2012


Not Cosplay.

(but very, very cool nonetheless)
posted by ShutterBun at 12:58 PM on July 31, 2012


Standing more than 12 feet tall and weighing 9,920 pounds...

Oh, my. How much extra for 100,000-mile warranty and "neighborhood insurance"?
posted by Twang at 1:15 PM on July 31, 2012


Reactor Online. Sensors Online. Weapons Online. All Systems Nominal.
posted by smoothvirus at 1:24 PM on July 31, 2012 [6 favorites]


Pretty neat, although I could have used more footage of the big bopper in action instead of all the needless animation and quick cutting.

Guillermo del Toro should arrive at the Pacific Rim premiere in this and ride it down the red carpet.
posted by brundlefly at 1:44 PM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Controll System" at 1:30 of the video? Yah, that's about right. =)
posted by andreaazure at 2:36 PM on July 31, 2012


Now if they could only make one of those things that's actually good for something besides looking awesome.
posted by happyroach at 2:59 PM on July 31, 2012


Meanwhile, I will spend 5k on a golf cart with plexiglass armor and a prow made of a few 2x4s.

Bet I'll win in a fight against the 1.3 million dollar mecha.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:10 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


I dig the song.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 3:15 PM on July 31, 2012


WARNING
"KURATAS" is an art piece. It is not a normal vehicle, so it doesn't guarantee you safety and comfort. However, it makes your dream, of becoming a robot pilot comes true.
posted by porpoise at 3:31 PM on July 31, 2012


HOW TO RIDE KURATAS is the best video.
posted by straight at 3:33 PM on July 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


I know a guy who will sell me an F-4 for that, including heat seeking missiles.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:52 PM on July 31, 2012


friend's response:
"Joe Arpaio is going to blind so many people with that :("
posted by p3on at 4:02 PM on July 31, 2012


I love that there's a cupholder option (+ $100).

Not to mention the free Gundam/EVA-001/Mickey Mouse paint jobs.
posted by Strange Interlude at 4:04 PM on July 31, 2012


The controls in the piloting video look interesting. Controlling humanoid mecha is one of those things that we'll have to figure out some day, and this puppeteer system looks interesting.
posted by thecjm at 4:30 PM on July 31, 2012


HOW TO RIDE KURATAS is the best video.

Yeah, I especially liked the bit when she climbs on the CGI rendered fake robot, and there's a ridiculously phony shadow her knee casts on the rendered surface.
posted by charlie don't surf at 4:55 PM on July 31, 2012


Yeah, I can tell because of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.
posted by roystgnr at 6:16 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


A diesel-powered robot that rolls around at six miles an hour. There's a serious lack of cold fusion technology here.
posted by Kevin Street at 7:27 PM on July 31, 2012


We've come a long way baby.
"cosplay" 1890s style.
posted by Mezentian at 10:05 PM on July 31, 2012


andreaazure: ""Controll System" at 1:30 of the video? Yah, that's about right. ="

TENperature?
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 11:33 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


And on reflection, the smile-triggered machine gun is really kind of a fucked up thing.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:18 AM on August 1, 2012


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