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Video: Real-world functional battlemech for sale

Found via Engadget: The LandWalker, a real-world functional battlemech. It's 11 feet tall, weighs over a ton, and is armed with sidemounted airguns capable of spraying your enemies with sponge bullets, who will flee in terror at your Gundam-esque fury. (Well, stroll away in terror, as the Land Walker has a maximum speed of less than 1 mile per hour.) You can't put a price on that kind of fun. Oh, wait, yes you can, as inventor Masaaki Nagumo is selling the Land Walker for a paltry 36 million yen (around $300,000). Now, where did I put that lotto ticket...

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