A Japanese company has produced a robotic mecha suit for kids,
and yes, it is exactly as awesome as it sounds.The
Kid’s Walker Cyclops is bright green, and has a cockpit where
one lucky guy or gal can sit inside and literally play at robots.
One arm has a claw (for smiting enemies), the other has a drill
(also for smiting enemies, and possibly for mineral
extraction).It’s 2.07m tall, 1.07m wide, weighs 340kg, and runs off
rechargable batteries. Its legs don’t move properly, unfortunately,
and instead sort of glide on wheels that make it look like it’s
shuffling along, but it’s still very impressive as far as
ludicrously over-the-top toys go. However, as you may expect, it doesn’t come cheap.
Machinery Works are selling it for nearly ¥2m (£13,200),
according to Gizmodo
Japan, but if you can’t quite stretch that far (we are
currently mulling the ethics of a Kickstarter for that very reason)
it is available to rent. Which makes sense — it is really the
perfect extra to make that wedding, funeral or bar mitzvah really
memorable.If you wish to be young again so you could have a go for
yourself, then don’t fret — the Kid’s Walker Cyclops is actually a
streamlined, less-dangerous version of Sakakibara’s
It doesn’t have arms, but it does look like something straight out
of science fiction.While much more expensive, at ¥37,800,000 (£250,000), it has
actual guns instead of the robot arms of the kid’s version.
Admittedly, the guns fire “air cushion balls” instead of bullets,
but it’s still a whole metric tonne and 3.4m tall of robot that you
can sit inside and shoot people with.
Sakakibara makes a whole range of other cool robotics, judging
from its website, including
boxing robots that can actually fight against each other.