Earlier this year, Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industry started making nerd dreams real: it introduced a huge 13-foot mecha it planned to manufacture and sell.
Dubbed Kuratas, people can pilot the mecha, which moves about. There are also options like a water bottle launcher and a gatling gun which fires 6,000 BB pellets a minute. Oh, and you can also control the mecha with your iPhone.
Sounds cool, no? You should really try to put together your own.
Kuratas starts at US$1.35 million, but if you want things like a drink holder or a genuine leather seat, that's extra. Ditto for the water bottle launcher.
It's not clear if Kurata is talking about actual orders, or doing what I did on the Suidobashi Heavy Industry website: create an awesome, $US2 million mecha that I will never buy, press "buy now", and register an email address.
Doing so gets an automatic response from Suidobashi Heavy Industry, stating that I will be contacted "within a few days". A few days during which I can bask in the glory of my mecha before being slapped with the reality of its $US2 million price tag.
ついに実現した巨大ロボット「クラタス」。お値段は１億円なり！ [NicoNico News]
Easy to Buy [Suidobashi Heavy Industry]