The Challenger

“You have a giant robot, we have a giant robot” –Megabots Inc.

Weighing in at 12,000 lbs, is Megabots Inc. of America’s 15-foot-tall battle bot, the Mark II.

The mech is piloted from the inside by two pilots and is capable of firing cannonball sized paintballs at speeds exceeding 120 mph.

The bot’s metal is tested by pitting it against a missile turret that is capable of blasting off pieces of the Mark II’s armor.

MKII Firing its CANON

Megabot’s goal is to create a battle suit to participate in arena style combat with other giant robots.

“We challenge you to a duel.”


The Original

“Come on guys, make it cooler.” – Team Kuratas

In the red corner, the world’s first giant boarding robot is Suidobashi Heavy Industries, KURATAS.

“Just building something huge and sticking guns on it is… super American.”

The Kuratas Weighs in at 10,000 lbs and stands two feet shorter than its American rival.

It holds only one pilot who makes use of a heads-up display, and a targeting system that is programmed to decimate all targets when the pilot smiles.

What it lacks in size, it makes up for in speed, being able to sustain speeds over 6 mph.

SMILE SHOT techonology fires a round when the pilot smiles

The KURATAS sports a 6,000-rounds-per-minute Gatling gun, a fireworks launcher, and an offensive furnace known as “Kuratas Rainbow”. If you want one of your own, you can order one on amazon, though they are currently out of stock.

“The next billion dollar sports league could be giant robots that fight to the death” –Business Insider

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