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Real-life giant robot on sale

It’s happening. It’s really happening.

Gang, one of our most cherished childhood dreams is coming true before our eyes. Suidobashi Heavy Industry, based here in Tokyo, is releasing a real-life, honest-to-gosh giant robot.

It’s called the Kuratas Vauveville, and it’s the brainchild of one Kogoro Kurata, who, like many of us, spent many nights as a child dreaming of piloting his very own mech. Like any good giant robot, you climb in to pilot the 13-foot-tall beast, though it’s also controllable by smart phone, Tetsujin 28-style. They really thought of everything.

Under development for years, the Vauveville is now available for the low cost of $1.35 million.

Hey, if all the readers of Otaku USA pitch in a few bucks, this could be our official vehicle. What do you guys say? Guys?


Official site: https://suidobashijuko.jp/

Source: Huffington Post

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.