One of the first computer games I can remember playing was Mech Warrior. It was (and still is) an awesome game which spawned tons of different spinoffs. There was something about piloting one of the mechs that just made me feel powerful in a way few other games ever have. All of the different weapons, customizations, and missions made it a game I seldom tired of playing. The only thing that could’ve made the game better? If I could pilot a real mech in real life. But that’s just not possible, right? Wrong. It turns out you can buy a mech. And pilot it. And be a Mech Warrior. Well, maybe not the whole “warrior” bit, but you can walk it around and intimidate your friends and neighbors.
Here’s the bad news, though – you have to live in Japan’s Kyoto region, and…(it’s a big and) you have to be a millionaire. Oh yeah – I forgot to add that you have to have some skill at assembling different parts. But, if you can check off each of those three qualifications, you can order your very own mech suit from Amazon Japan.
It’s called the Kuratas Mech Suit, and it is actually 13-feet-tall. Did I mention you can pilot the thing? In case my words fail to do justice to this piece of technology, have a look at the video below:
I already mentioned whoever buys this has to be good at putting things together, because what you actually get is a starter kit, which is a bit of a letdown considering you have to pay $1 million for it. One would think for that price it would come assembled (it doesn’t even come with the arms) with weapons ready to blaze.
What do you think? What would you do with your own mech? Let us know in the comments section below!
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