The real life giant robot duel announced last week has evidently inspired other manufacturers to join in the arms race. Taguchi Industrial Co. Ltd. is developing a manned tanker robot called the Super Guzzila.
While the Karatas and Megabot were decidedly lacking in any sort of melee weaponry, the Super Guzzila is armed with an industrial cutter on one arm, and an industrial crusher in the other – both being pre-existing designs used in Taguchi’s real industrial equipment. Its aluminum frame and huge wheels come come from Hitachi Industries. It stands 3-5 meters tall and weighs over 15 tons.
The mecha will be featured on Fuji TV’s Odaiba Dream Continent tomorrow, July 18th.
Source: Anime News Network