Mega robots taking to a battle ring in heavy-weight combat? It will happen soon as U.S. Boston-based MegaBots Inc. launches challenge to Japanese Suidobashi.
The duel invitation:
“Suidobashi, we have a giant robot, you have a giant robot. You know what needs to happen. We challenge you to a duel”.
And so, a new era begins. Suidobashi Kogoro Kurata answered to the bold challenge, setting the terms of the duel between the two mega robots with the occasional trash talk, but not a definite timeframe.
Nonetheless, the metal on metal mega robot battle is bound to happen. In fact, the entire event will be one mega commercial for giant, hundreds of pounds of manned armored battle suits.
MegaBots Inc. is recently established Boston startup, born out of the founders love and fascination with mega robots. Nothing from animes to the corky robot movies to video games has escaped Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein.
Now, they are living their dream. Creating their own MegaBot Mark II, the successor of Mark I, and the embodiment of “mech suit”.
“Mechs have been a part of science fiction culture for the last 30 to 40 years”,
stated Gui Cavalcanti.
And they are fascinating. MegaBot Mark II is 12,000 pounds of pure metal, boasted by the MegaBot Inc. team as the ‘gasoline-powered fury’ operated by two humans and completed with paintball cannons that fire paintballs at 160 kilometers per hour.
Suidobashi Heavy Industries was established by Kogoro Kurata, the innovative mind behind the mega robot, mash warrior Kuratas. In his video response to the MegaBots Inc. challenge, Mr. Kurata says:
“Come on guys, make it cooler. Just building something huge and sticking guns on it. It’s…super American. We can’t let another country win this. Giant robots are Japanese culture.”
Kogoro Kurata and Wataru Yoshizaki, partner in Suidobashi Heavy Industries, designed Kuratas in 2012. Kurata is 3,000 pounds lighter than MegaBot Mark II, weighing just 9,000 pounds. With a slicker, more Eastern design, Kuratas boasts Gatling guns and is manned by just one person.
Who will win the Mega Robot Smackdown? It remains to be seen.
For now, both teams are prepping their mega robots for the battles that is bound to take place next year in a Western vs. Eastern mash warrior fashion. No guns allowed!
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