When JACK FM was a kid, we had to walk to school, barefoot in the snow, uphill both ways. And we didn’t have any fancy toys either. Back then we used a toilet paper roll, a corkscrew, some tin foil and a thing we like to call our imagination.
But the times they are a changing, and boy do we wish we were a kid again. Why is that? So we could play in our sweet Kid’s Walker Cyclops, a real life mecha suit straight out of a Sci Fi movie.
Based out of Japan, Sakakibara Machinery Works have created the 6’9″ tall, 750 pound mecha. Plop your kid inside and watch as he/she takes full control over the robot that comes equipped with movable arms, a controllable claw on one hand, and a “drill” on another. It doesn’t walk or launch missiles (sad face), but it does roll over the ground and only costs around $20,000. Plus, it’s bright green to let you know it’s for kids!
Jealous yet? Don’t fret: there’s an adult version too! According to Wired.com, the Landwalker doesn’t have arms, but it does stand at a towering 11 feet, walks, and fires ‘air cushion balls” from its two side mounted “machine guns.” Of course, at $375,500, this big boy version isn’t for everyone. But seriously, if you have that kind of money, its so totally worth it.
Check out the videos below to see the Kid’s Walker Cyclops and the Landwalker in action.
– Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio