Kid-Sized Mech Walker for Sale

Kid-Sized Mech Walker for Sale

I wish Japanese companies sold these mechanized robot suits when I was a kid.

Back in the day, I always wanted to drive around in a Power Wheels car. The jingles were just so damn catchy, but having a miniature car that really drove was reserved for the kids with really rich parents. Still, given the option nowadays, I would forget about that crappy automobile business and splurge on a fully-functional walking robot suit. Japanese robotics company Sakakibara Kikai sells just such a suit for a cool 1,800,000 yen (or $22,239 given today's exchange rate.) That's just a pittance when you consider just how happy you'd make your child if you bought them one of these jalopies.

See? Nothing but smiles! Don't forget the working grabber thing that look strong enough to pick up the mail, if you're lucky!

Ok, so the robot isn't actually walking. It looks like the feet have wheels on the bottom and the legs move back and forth to approximate a walking motion, but hey, who's counting? I'd still love to have my soon to be old enough baby-child proudly ride around in one of these babies.

Anybody know a good line on where I can sell my kidney?

Source: Sakakibara Kikai

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That thing is awesome and I want one, but damn it is loud. I guess I'd have to wear headphones, gain $22,239 and lose about 2.5 feet.

Maybe not such a good plan after all.

Here we go, first it's robot suits then next thing you know, boom! Gundams.

That is an awesome suit though.

Gundams anyone?

Damn kids getting all the good stuff...

id prefer a Mad Cat more
but its still pretty cool

Awww fuck. Now telling kids to get off my lawn is going to be quite a... chore.

I hope they are going to build one of these next time!
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or a adult sized model.

Gentlemen, I an proud to announce that today we are one step closer to our dream.
Our dream of giant weaponized robots.

... I want it.
So badly.
Do you think I'll get enough to buy it if I sell my kidney? If I sell both?

One step closer
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That looks pretty neat, but it kind of reminds me of the first giant robot in Twentieth Century Boys, since both use tracks/wheels hidden in the feet to create the illusion of walking.

Yay, so we could like put kids into those and organize underground mecha-kid fights! Aww yeah.

On a more serious note, sweat, tho yeah, the wheels are kind of noticeable and ruuin the impression a bit, i'll wait for actual walkers. I do wonder what's the actual lift power of that one.

The Diabolical Biz:
That thing is awesome and I want one, but damn it is loud. I guess I'd have to wear headphones, gain $22,239 and lose about 2.5 feet.

Maybe not such a good plan after all.

Maybe if you sell your kneecaps and eardrums? :D

Looks like a miniature version of one of the robot suits from Aliens.

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I approve! when is the adult version out?

I think it is a good investment in your child, in the future piloting mechs will be more important than college.

Angus565:
Looks like a miniature version of one of the robot suits from Aliens.

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I approve! when is the adult version out?

*Squints* ...that looks EXACTLY like the one Crash Bandicoot uses in Wrath of Cortex.

Where were you when the robotic children took over and forces us into slavery?

Somebody apply some Zeon decals and give that kid a Char Aznable helmet!

why does this not have miniguns and rocketlaunchers attached? those would make it at least 20% cooler

teebeeohh:
why does this not have miniguns and rocketlaunchers attached? those would make it at least 20% cooler

He has to turn thirteen before he's trusted with those.

One of the niftiest ear-rattling over-priced trash-inventions ever!

You'd think for 22 Grand they could have made it half as functional and sound as a 20 dollar robo-puppy.

 

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