available to rent: japan's 9 meter-tall giant robot

available to rent: japan's 9 meter-tall giant robot

every so often a pretty impressive and giant robot appears from some little known company somewhere around the world — and this one is available to rent! introducing the LW-mononofu mecha (that’s jargon for a large armoured robot – the sort you only see in movies or on children’s cartoons).

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all images courtesy of sakakibara



the LW-mononofu freely manipulates walking, moving both arms, air gun launching, and waist swing while allowing users to check their surroundings with a monitor inside the cockpit. for the birthday of a spoiled child or just the occasional robot war, this mecha is available to rent here.

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the 27.8 foot robot is the product of japanese company sakakibara machinery works and weighs in at 16,314 pounds. it is the latest in their line of mechas including a 2012 release of the landwalker, a similarly large but this time two-legged transformer-esque robot. they also released a child-friendly mecha some time after and no, not a soft play, round-edged version, but a similarly armor-clad $20,000, 1.6 meter bot.





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