Let’s Get Ready to Robot Rumble!

Transformers. Gundam. Voltron. Medabots. Robotech. Knights of Sidonia. Zoids. Megas XLR.
Our child-hoods, and for many of us our Netflix queues, are filled with stories about giant robots fighting other giant robots. Some are nuanced, some are complex and some are just plain fun.

In recent years, properties such as Pacific Rim have renewed mainstream interest in the genre within the world of science-fiction. However, it would seem that the world of science-reality has never forgotten and has been working to bring our fantasies to life.

Back in January, Suidobashi Heavy Industry announced that they had created their own version of the Gundam: the Kurata. The robot is 12.5ft (3.8m) tall robot that weighs 5 tonnes and has a top speed of 10kph. Today, Megabots Industries unveiled they had created a giant robot of their own; the Mark II. In a press video, the American creators of the Mark II challenged Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a showdown between there two robots.

While the chances of this actually happening are pretty slim, I think we all know that this would be awesome. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments. Personally, my money is on the Kurata.

Gary Moloney
Gary Moloney
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