GEEKERY: Japan vs US Giant Robot Fight UPDATE

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The challenge was accepted – now Team USA needs your help to prepare the Mk.II for battle!

You may remember that Megabots challenged Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a giant robot duel – previously covered here. Suidobashi accepted the challenge with the stipulation that melee combat be included. This means the Mk.II needs some serious upgrades to survive the fight:

Add heavy duty armor plating
Add some serious firepower
Upgrade hydraulics to handle the heavier armor and firepower
Increase top speed
Upgrade power unit to keep up with our new hydraulic system and speed
Test a wide range of weapons and choose the best load-out
Keep balance during hand to hand combat and not fall over
Not injure pilots in the cockpit during combat
Fight with an incredibly sweet paint job. While not strictly required, this is a matter of national pride.

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These upgrades are going to cost a pretty penny. The team has some corporate sponsors, but they need some extra help to get from the current model to this bad boy:

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Want to throw some coin at Team USA? The Kickstarter has less than 2 days left, and offers rewards from stickers to an opportunity to participate in weapons testing.

Are you in?

  • LordKrungharr

    Team America must find a new economic system to compete independently on the global scene. What that is, I don’t know, but it ain’t charity!

  • pokemastercube .

    and there was me rooting for the japan, mech’s and kaiju are their speciality

  • benn grimm

    Wow, you should could paint a big picture with that thing…;)

    • Fastest way to paint a landing zone

  • OMG I joked that Murica would just add more guns…and they did.

    • V10_Rob

      There’s always room for more dakka.

  • JP

    EAGLES WITH SUNGLASSES? WTF? And a cigar to boot. Just give it the Marine Sergeant cap and call him Sgt. Johnson.

    • James Squyres

      But then it’d be invincible

  • Valeli

    Getting inside of it and punching cars sounds….. fun. Very therapeutic.

    Too bad I don’t have the money to toss at that. It’s a neat project though.

  • They should really do a go fund me after this. Or just pay pal donate and raffle off tickets to ride in it

  • Byungwook Kim

    Japanese one looks like it uses some real robot technology.

  • I threw $10 at ’em.