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Kogoro Kurata, Japanese maker of strange machines, is selling ride-on mechanical monsters starting at £844,000, but you'll need to pay extra for the weapons and cup holder. The Kuratas robot weighs in at 4 tonnes, and is 4 metres (13 feet) tall, so the pilot straps in at the head, ready to stride across the most desolate …

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dear god. i want one.

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Mushroom

No! Not you! You'll just sit there grinning inanely from the moment you sit down.

Not a good idea with smile activated guns!

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Rob
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Damn, too late now to add it to this year's xmas list. Santa better get his wide load stickers ready for next year though.

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Happy

want/need

No I have to buy a lottery ticket!

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Terminator

Call me back...

When there's a walker!

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Re: Call me back...

Yes, I was mildly disappointed too.

It would be ok to ride on wheels if it *transformed* into (and out of) a vehicle. A rolling humanoid shape is kind of daft. That said, I wouldn't mind having a go at one :)

Ramiro.

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Re: Call me back...

Meh call me back when its at least Nova cat class or better

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Call me back...

Clan variant of a Madcat MKII and I'd sell the house, the wife and my son to purchase one.

Anon in case I'm rumbled

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Pah

I'm sure it doesn't stand a chance against the RX-78.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

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Happy

This makes me so happy

The Japs seem quite determined to make their mechanized future a reality. I love seeing them tackle all the engineering feats needed to make this happen.

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Pie
Facepalm

glad my wife has been asking me what I want for Christmas....

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Is it tax exempt?

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I don't want one

I want an army of them hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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Step 1. Acquire mech.

Step 2. Smash that fucking old shitbox SUV that always steals my parking spot

Step 3. Become ruler of parking lot

Step. 4 ???????

Step 5. Profit

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Re: Step 1. Acquire mech.

step 4: charge entry into said lot under penalty of 6000 BB's wrecking the paint on your new car. You know from the comfort of office with that 3g connection.

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Re: Step 1. Acquire mech.

This is what I don't understand; If you can get inside it, why the hell would you not?

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Meh

Meh

It doesn't even walk, it rolls. Call me back when they have actual legs, and then I may be tempted.

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opines:

Insufficiently Shadowcat-ish for me.

Needs to run, have jumpjets, lasers and a railgun.

I'll even drop the functioning weapon requirement for the moment if that helps.

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It's a good step in the right direction

It reminds me of the mechs from the Armored Core games. Only the bipedal ones could truly walk, the four legged ones moved in a similar fashion to these.

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Pink Floyd...

If it wasn't for the nips

Being so good at building ships

The yards would still be open on the clyde.

And it can't be much fun for them

Beneath the rising sun

With all their kids committing suicide.

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Hot Damn !

Yes this !

After watching the instructional video with attractive assistant I can just imagine...

Being in it all day

Smiling away

Squirting water rockets

Happily shooting away

And the mech ain't bad either!

Now all I need is the ability to stick a tail on it, paint it green, pilot it via the internets and play rampage in downtown Tokyo !

Aaiyee - Run fo ror lifes - it Godrirra ! (again)

But seriously...awesome.

Change the weapons to be rubber balls and water cannons and its a shock n awe Police riot control vehicle

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WTF?

Only in Japan ...

that's it, no more to say.

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Anonymous Coward

Dear Japan,

WTF? Again? But please keep it up; I only need another $842,000 for this version.

Although, if i could borrow one for a few days, with working balistic weapons, then I should have enough capital to buy a few more, C.O.D. no questions asked.

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Gotta love...

How in some of the other video's the Kuratas is driving through town and you see some people hardly taking notice to it. They almost seem to think "and there goes the weekly robot, good, now I can cross the street".

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Anonymous Coward

Gotdam

Gundam!!!

Come on Britain. Build one ourselves, start a new series of Robot Wars in a refurbished Roman Colosseum!

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Happy

cool

I'll be able to get a fucking massive plate of chips organized now (with a side of Bacon Roll obviously)

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Anonymous Coward

Hey, this could be useful

Get a basic stripped down version with the claw attachment on both arms and balloon wheels and it could be used for logging, construction, demolition, and scrap metal processing. I wonder how much it could actually lift...

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Terminator

Comic-Con

Take that bitches at Comic-Con. Who got the best costume now?

What Power Girl? Again?

Damn

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Headmaster

Robot!

I do wish people would stop calling these piloted/remote-controlled devices "robots."

It's the same with the series of TV programmes "Robot Wars"

Robots are self controlled entities.

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Seems familiar..

Fallout Sentry Bot anyone?

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Re: Seems familiar..

..oh, and wants one obviously!!

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Anonymous Coward

I' like to get my hands on her hardware

nothing more to add :)

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Pint

£844,000 and I'm not allowed to smoke in the cockpit!? At least I won't spill my pint.

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Wake me up when

it can splay its legs out then suddenly contract them, allowing it to jump.

Without killing its pilot.

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Patlabor wannabe

I think Mamoru Oshii can make a live Patlabor movie using this 'bot...

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