Prime 1 Studio is giving Robotech fans something to add to their Holiday wishlists. It’s a huge and imposing statue of the VF-1J Valkyrie in Guardian mode. The transforming fighter jet is depicted just above water and narrowly evading a missile.
You can already build mecha or any robot with LEGO. I mean, it’s LEGO. There’s even a tactical tabletop wargame called Mobile Frame Zero that uses LEGO and other building toys instead of figurines. But if you’d like to have a standardized way of building humanoid robots, MyBuild might be what you’re looking for.
ThinkGeek already sells a wearable sound effects device, but if all you want is to stomp like a mecha check out the shop’s very own Giant Robot Slippers. They emit the appropriate sound effects when you raise and lower your feet.
Like many of us, the folks at the new game development studio Robotoki love Pacific Rim. Unlike many of us, they had the funds to go big with their geekiness. Robotoki worked with Tom Spina Designs to make a conference table with a 12ft.
The fan-made Atlas action figure is one of my favorite catches, but there’s nothing like an officially licensed and faithful replica of Titanfall‘s poster boy. The toy will be released by Threezero this year. It stands 20.5″ tall, while a complementary pilot action figure stands at 6″ tall.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Instapump Fury, Reebok will be releasing 27 different variants of the lace-less shoes throughout spring and summer. I don’t know why there will be 27 variants and not 20, but I do know that two of those variants are based on the Gundam series.
As I’ve mentioned before, Xenogears is one of my favorite games. So I was so excited when I heard that someone had proposed LEGO versions of the PlayStation classic’s mecha. Sadly, Diego Cabrera submitted his proposal on LEGO Cuusoo back in 2012 and it still doesn’t have the minimum 10,000 votes.
A few months ago we saw a LEGO robot Charizard. Here’s an evolution of that idea, courtesy of Flickr member Stormbringer. His Poke’Mecha series depict the famous video game critters as large LEGO robots piloted by minifigs.
Peter Kokis aka Brooklyn Robot Works made a shiny costume based on Crimson Typhoon, China’s ace against the kaiju in Pacific Rim. The costume is far from perfect – the proportions and even the colors are off, and it’s missing its trademark blades – but it’s still an impressive piece, especially when you find out what it’s made of.
Defend the universe with this badass hoodie from 80s Tees, featuring three fifths of the Lion Force Voltron squad in their proper positions. The only thing I don’t like about it is that Keith’s Black Lion looks a bit depressed in this hoodie.
Hobby Inside is a South Korean professional LEGO building crew. They make multi-layered and very detailed LEGO dioramas for display. While most of their work depict cities and landscapes, they also have a handful of dioramas that feature monsters and mechas duking it out on a wrecked city, like this unmistakable nod to Pacific Rim:
Titanfall is an upcoming online multiplayer FPS for the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. It seems to be one of the better launch titles for the Xbox One, putting an emphasis on agility and speed while rockin’ some sweet-looking mecha.
You know, they say everything tastes better deep-fried, and I have to agree. My wife an I always talk about how you could fry up some old shoe leather, and it would taste good. I wonder how a fried Gundam would taste.
If you spent the rest of your day putting your skull back together after seeing Gyuta K.’s LEGO Eva Gundam, brace yourself. Because as it turns out, he has an earlier project so awesome it will beam saber your brain to bits.