Tag - mecha

Where’s My Veritech Fighter?

Okay, so I ran across this article in Wired, where a guy trying to drum up interest in robotics priced out what it would take to build an actual Gundam robot. You know, the sixty-foot high business. The price tag? $742 million. Now...

A True “Power Suit”

Roboticists at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have unveiled an exoskeleton that will aid farmers out in the back 40. A farmer can now pick bigger bags of manure as well as pick strawberries easier and prune bigger fruit...

Voltron, Defender of Your Arches

You’ll forgive me if I’m a bit gabberflasted by this: Voltron shoes. And not just Voltron shoes like those cartoon-themed shoes you’d wear back in the 80s, these are full-on shoes with $80 to $135 price tags and such. And...

Take-G Toys: Robots of Wood

All of the stuff at Take-G Toys' website looks pretty nifty, but these wooden robot toys rock ass. Imagine a world where you could instead of using Lincoln Logs to make buildings, you could use them to make mecha--and you'd have a lot of...

Fafner, Vol. 3: Human Force

Fafner, Vol. 3: Human Force (2004) –...

Dindrane says: "Fans of Gundam SEED and other similar titles will be fond of how the mecha are used here, though anime fans tired of the 'New Type' cliché will just grind their teeth in frustration at this new, but interesting and well...

Hyper Hybrid Gundam: It’s Coming Up...

Well that’s not something you see everyday: a five-foot tall remote controlled Gundam robot that has flashing eyes, sound effects, and is able to strike poses. And, as a bonus, I’m sure it will freak your dog right the fuck out...

Sakakibara Kikai Land Walker: Mecha for Real!

It’s the Sakakibara Kikai Land Walker and it shuffles about and fires off small round projectiles at Space Invaders. We’ve mentioned it before but hey, now the videos are on YouTube. Bonus. It’s cool and all but we’ve...

Patlabor: The Mobile Police: The TV Series, Vol. 5

Patlabor: The Mobile Police: The TV Series...

Dindrane says: "Combining the occasionally goofy story with ongoing hints about country-wide conspiracies, this is one show that's an excellent mixture of comedy, drama, and always action. It's a fine example of its genre and is still a...

Go Go Something Something Something!

This show seems to be a bizarre cross between Voltron, Thunderbirds, Power Rangers, and Sid and Marty Krofft. It scares the shit out of me. But I want the complete series on DVD now. I don’t even want it dubbed. I want to watch it and...

BASToF Syndrome, Vol. 5: Past Echoes (2001)...

Dindrane says, "If you like mysterious conspiracies, then BASToF Syndrome should please you. It will also appeal to fans of giant mecha, all-too-real virtual reality games, and general destruction of cities."