​12 Lunatics Who Shouldn't Have Access To Giant Robots

Anime has taught us that teenagers are always the best giant robot pilots, but do they need to be crazy? Because it sure seems like a lot of insane people manage to get in the cockpits of Gundam, EVA Units, and the like. Here are a dozen maniacs who shouldn't be trusted with scissors, let alone giant robots. » 12/01/14 12:00pm 12/01/14 12:00pm

Two Mechanical Rivals, Forever Frozen in Combat

Marta assured her that the Rival Robots were a hoax, a pair of sculptures constructed by some mischievous artist after the city had already been abandoned. But Lili slipped away to the site every chance she got, imagining an era when giant mechanical creatures battled across the Earth. An illustration by Jordan Grimmer » 12/29/13 5:00pm 12/29/13 5:00pm

​The 13 Most Ridiculous Giant Robots of All Time

It takes tremendous skill to pilot a giant robot, and it takes genius to make them. But unfortunately, it's rare that these pilots and inventors are also blessed with any design sense and/or common sense, because there are many giant robots that end up completely preposterous. Here are more than a dozen mighty… » 12/02/13 11:45am 12/02/13 11:45am

The 15 Dumbest, Goofiest, and Otherwise Most Impractical Gundams Ever

Gundam has long been called the Star Trek of Japan, because of its long-running popularity, and its many, many incarnations. This means there have been hundreds, if not thousands of Gundams and other assorted mecha designed for the Gundam anime series, and not all of them have been winners. For every RX-78 from the… » 2/01/13 10:00am 2/01/13 10:00am

Now you can buy a $1.3 million Japanese mech over the internet

Remember Vaudeville, that imposing 12-foot-tall, Microsoft-Kinect-controlled mech that was supposed to bear nothing scarier than a mop? Well, Suidobashi Heavy Industry — the Japanese hobbyist collective behind the project — has redubbed their creation "Kuratas," and added such bells and whistles as a H₂O rocket… » 7/30/12 3:45am 7/30/12 3:45am

A sperm whale in a mecha suit needs no introduction

For this delightfully absurd test animation, 3D designer Hauke Scheer has imagined a dark polluted future where humans have teamed up with cetaceans in battle suits. Ergo, Mechawhales. Watch as the Human-Whale Alliance battles extraterrestrials invaders of the year 2037. The sheer impracticality of the whale's… » 3/26/12 11:05am 3/26/12 11:05am