The first time you witnessed two massive mechanized robots fighting to the death you knew you had to have your very own robot of steel, gears, buttons, and weapons.
Today we are one step closer and 1.3 million shy from buying our very own Kuratas.
Having been made in Japan by company Suidobashi Heavy Industry, the Kuratas is the first “giant boarding-robot,” allowing a person enough room to operate the suit inside the mech.
Kuratas supports working movable arms that allow the operator to grasp objects. The legs do not allow the suit to walk but you can change the height of the mech and use the built in wheels to move around at a top speed of seven miles per hour. The suit weighs in at 12,000 pounds.
The Gatling gun located on the mech will shoot upwards of 6000 BB pellets a minute and supports the “smile shot” feature which allows the pilot to fire at their target every time they smile.
There are three methods of control. One is directly inside the Kuratas using the directional joysticks located inside. Another is using a remote control from outside the suit or using a 3G touch pad or mobile phone.
If you have the cash to spend an extra 200,000, you can outfit the Kuratas with the “iron claw” or buy an accessory weapon the LOHAS launcher which will allow the user to launch water bottles at targets. The hit ratio is fairly accurate but has a chance to miss on occasion.
For 1.3 or 1.5 million, depending on what you want and whether or not you want to change the color scheme, Suidobashi is taking orders now.
Would having a mech like this be worth it, or does smiling at your friends and pelting them with BB pellets or water bottles just sound like a childhood dream come true? Leave a comment below and let us know.