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This is turning out to be an awesome week for powered exoskeletons. First, America's MegaBot clears half of its initial $500,000 Kickstarter goal ahead of next year's fight against Japan's Kuratas in a little under 24 hours. Now, Mitsui, Japan's number one oil and ore mining outfit, has announced...

August 20th 2015 at 2:41pm 0 Comments
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It turns out that giant robot duels are really expensive, as America's MegaBots team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000 in its fight against Japan's Kuratas. It was MegaBots group (aka Team USA) that demanded the battle in the first place, and Japan gladly accepted on one c...

August 18th 2015 at 3:24pm 0 Comments
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Get set for a live-action version of Transformers, as the company behind giant Japanese robot Kuratas has accepted a duel challenge from upstart US challenger MegaBot. However, it'll only fight on one condition: Combat must be hand-to-hand with no guns. Kuratas has been around for three years and...

July 6th 2015 at 10:09am 0 Comments
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Two giant robots with blazing guns is what apocalyptic nightmares and Michael Bay films are made of. While those autonomous machines continue to live in the fictional world, a breed of towering rideable robots is becoming a reality. One such machine is the MegaBot, a 15-foot tall bot large enough...

June 30th 2015 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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We've been tracking the Kuratas mech suit -- a 13-foot-tall tribute to anime fandom that you can actually ride -- for a few years, but now it looks it's finally ready up for order on Amazon Japan. That is, if you've got $1 million ... and live in the Kyoto region of Japan. Oh, and you better be co...

January 17th 2015 at 6:35am 0 Comments
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It'll cost you $1.35 million to own one, but putting together a Kuratas isn't any easier. The latest video of the monstrous mech shows it being transported and assembled. That means flatbeds, cranes and a whole lot of socket wrenches. Of course, at the end of the day, you've got a 13-foot tall rob...

July 31st 2012 at 8:11am 0 Comments
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Mechs aren't just for video games, anime and tabletop gaming anymore. Suidobashi Heavy Industries now has a mobile suit named Kuratas available for – and, let's be honest, you'd pay anything to have this – the reasonable asking price of $1.35 million. That doesn't include extras like cu...

July 30th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments