In need of a mech suit? Who isn’t? Our lives would be so much better if we could hop into a giant robot suit, lift heavy things and stomp all over the place. Well, it looks like mech suits are now available for everyday consumers. Actually it’s just one everyday consumer to be exact. And that consumer must live in the Kanto region of Japan.
The Suidobashi Heavy Industry is finally selling its Kuratas mech suit on Amazon Japan. The Kuratas has appeared on TV and in trade shows, and videos of it in action have spread online. In the video (below) ‘How to Ride Kuratas,’ the mech suit has a lot of neat functions, including the ability to shoot BB bullets by smiling. Although the video doesn’t go into detail about the technology behind “smile activation,” let’s just assume it’s feasible.
However, the Kuratas Amazon listing seems questionable. In addition to only being available to one customer in one part of the world, the mech suit comes as a kit. This means that the owner has to assemble it à la an IKEA shelving unit. Hopefully it comes with an Allen wrench.
Also, the Kuratas doesn’t come with arms. You have to buy those separately. The suit itself costs 120 million yen (over $1 million). Although the shipping cost is only 350 yen ($3), so maybe it’s a steal.
So in case you qualify as the one person capable of owning the Kuratas, check out the video below!