War Machine: Company Selling $1.4M Personal Mechas

July 30, 2012


Seen here doing his best to ignore the man behind him wearing underwear on his head, a spokesperson for Suidobashi Heavy Industries introduces the Kuratas, a 13-foot tall weaponized personal mecha for rich people to kill us all. ITS GATLING GUNS FIRE WHEN THE PILOT SMILES.

Mobile suit obsessives around the world can thank artist Kogoro Kurata and robotics expert Wataru Yoshizaki for the robot frame, which has space to house a pilot inside. The mech's touchscreen UI even includes a Kinect-based movement interface and the shudder-inducing "smile-activated" twin BB gatling guns.

Yeah, so the gatling guns only fire BB's. And the missile launchers shoot water bottles. Still, I guarantee they could be modded to be lethal by SPOILER, PLEASE NO TERRORISTS READ THIS: replacing them with real weapons. "Dammit GW, what have you done?!" I did bad, didn't I?

Hit the jump for two videos, the first of the unveiling, the second a much more worthwhile one of a girl showing the thing off (smile-activated gatling guns at 2:45).

Thanks to Boomsling, Cameron B, and Tony, who built their own giant mechas out of cardboard but they dissolved in the rain because their parents wouldn't let them keep them in the garage.

  • dani

    frand 're crazy but I like

  • Kei.PixelLab

    When I first saw the title, I thought 1.4 million is the sold count not a money. I couldn't afford that money for my personal mach, so skipping lol

  • Luneth

    'the Kuratas will not harm humans'
    ..So 6000 BB pellets per minute being shot at your face (thanks to face tracking, which does not unlock) does not harm humans?
    Fuck logic.

  • After watching the second vid: I smell Aperture Laboratories...

  • oranberry

    I can't believe I'm the first to comment on how SLOW this thing moves. The rotations and limb movement is sloth-like. You could just circle towards this thing and lay a charge on it.

  • Kendra

    I WANT THIS!!!!!!!!

  • dx_xb

    This isn't actually real though right? Seems pretty impractical and slow (the arms at least). Can you just buy a tank for that price? Anyway, if it's real, i'm retreating to my nuclear bunker. See yas

  • MAS

    omg do not bring this to USA

  • Bill

    Yeah, please don't let Republicans get hold of these.

    "But mechs don't kill people; people with mechs kill people!"

  • Gob

    "HAHA, Dude awesome Joke! Wait.. shit i just blasted an orphanage."

  • ZanshinKyo

    The targeting system is the most awesome thing I have ever seen. Ready to create ED-209! "You have 20 seconds to comply'"
    Still I was a bit disappointed that it has wheels and doesn't walk. How are you going to stomp on cars in that thing???

  • Ninja_Cricket

    I thought the smile was a joke from GW. That's just nuts. Also, Dear Santa, I know what I want for Christmas.

  • ZomBBombeR

    I hardly know where to start with this, I guess I'll start by saying I got over wanting mechs when I was 14 or so, however it's the next logical step from tanks so it was only a matter of time before a funtional one existed, the smile fire feature seems really entertaining after all if your not smilling when killing; why do it? but hopefully it can be disabled for obvious reasons. I would love to try one of these things out for the hell of it but I think I'll hold out until it uses 2 legs with feet rather than 4 w/ wheels, also a jetpack or some sort of flying propulsion system would be nice and it could benefit from a better power source after all, it's alledgedly "gasoline fueled and runs on a diesel engine"...uhh what? if anyone can explain that it'd be appreciated, plus a bot/mech/suit that can't even pick it's self up and may explode from being knocked over is sorta weak, but exploitable...

  • Scruffy JUST just watched the first Robocop, he would not have felt comfortable in that room.

  • Gob

    well, now we know its weak spot. Stairs.

  • Thing could easily be modded for lethal weaponry. Too bad a baseball bat could immobalize this thing.

  • Yeah! We are all going to die!
    And why the heck would you make guns fire by smiling? That could lead to all sorts of terrible accidents.

  • So, it unleashes a torrent of BBs from a pair of miniguns...when the user SMILES.


  • Monochromatyczny Wojownik

    bah, one could easily outrun that crap.. OR defeat it with a nailboard! take that, robot-loving scum!

  • Guest

    *models it after the best robut out there* Care to guess folks?

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