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Mazinger Kondo at IREX ROBO-ONE GP

Ryan Block , @ryan

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We're not entirely sure what the ROBO-ONE GP 2005 contest was for (we're thinking most lifelike robot movement), but it was held on the last day of IREX 2005, the winner apparently receiving about $9,000. We don't know who won, but one of the ten finalists was this little kid and his Kondo that he outfitted to look like… Mazinger? And the kid even looked like an anime character himself, and appeared to be wearing a prototype HAL suit or something. Man, when we were little we had to animate our crappy Japanese action figures our damn selves (up hill, both ways).

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