Monday, April 28, 2008


Okay, this is a slight cross post from another blog, but this thing is just awesome.

A USB-controlled robotic Tachikoma.
For any fan of Ghost in the Shell (such as myself, for I am that very thing) the form is very recognizable. A diminuitive version of the "Think Tank" from the movie (Fuchikoma I believe they called it?), these small but powerful guys help out Major Kusanagi and Section 9 when they go after cyber terrorists. What's great is that a terrifying metal hulking body gives way to the voice of a squeaky 7 year old.
I adore these things. I hope they still make them when I go to Japan so that I can pick one up! Hopefully they'll have one slightly better (or at least cheaper) by that time.
Thank you, Japan, for your awesome kitsch.

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