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World's First Fully Functioning Missile-Shooting Robotic Transformer

timothy posted about a year and a half ago | from the get-that-theme-song-out-of-my-head dept.

Robotics 33

Readycharged writes "A generation's childhood dreams have come true with the creation of a working 'robot in disguise' Transformer which, when operated by remote control, morphs from a luxury sports car to a missile hurling robot in seconds. Japanese inventor Kenji Ishida is planning to make 10 lucky (and undoubtedly rich) purchasers owners of these toys in the run up to Christmas, having first displayed them at the Maker Faire in Tokyo during the first week of December. For those willing to wait a few years, Ishida plans to have created a life size, drivable model by 2030."

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iBoiiing (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about a year and a half ago | (#42134903)

Robot has a nice rack!

Re:iBoiiing (1)

gregor-e (136142) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137233)

Rack and pinion steering, no doubt.

Re:iBoiiing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42139715)

Alright China, you've seen it, now I expect to buy one for $99 by summer 2013

Inb4... (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#42134953)

References to the transformers movies, those were aliens, this is a bit more local.

Let me know when they figure out what to do with.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42134989)

The Trailer. Seriously it goes away, then comes back. What's up with that?

ARGH (1)

Antipater (2053064) | about a year and a half ago | (#42134993)

How many times do I have to aks you guys to spell "missile" preperly?

Re:ARGH (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135093)

Overhaul English to be purely fonetic. That's the real fix.

Re:ARGH (1)

icebike (68054) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135161)

Or learn to pronounce the word the British way, in which case the spelling is correct.
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/missile [oxfordlear...naries.com]

Re:ARGH (1)

tolkienfan (892463) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135297)

Er, no.
Pronunciation and spelling have little to do with each other, at least in English.
English, eight, light, naught, subpoena, psychology, knife... the list goes on and on.
Missile is spelled "missile" regardless of how you say it.

Re:ARGH (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42135317)

Oh the irony....

Re:ARGH (1)

BumpyCarrot (775949) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135681)

You should totally aks them again.

Just right for Christmas (2)

rrohbeck (944847) | about a year and a half ago | (#42134995)

I hope it can shoot missle toes.

Re:Just right for Christmas (3, Funny)

dyingtolive (1393037) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135023)

Nope. Just TOW missiles.

Re:Just right for Christmas (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135029)

but that might give Saint a nick

Re:Just right for Christmas (1)

strength_of_10_men (967050) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135787)

I gotta say, this made my inner child smile with delight. None of it makes any sense or is very practical, but dang, that's just cool.

DO WANT!

Reminds me of (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42135031)

Metal gear

Must have (1)

Sparticus789 (2625955) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135037)

Required purchase for every evil mastermind living on an isolated island.

This... (5, Insightful)

skelly33 (891182) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135041)

... is a duplicate [slashdot.org]

Re:This... (1)

OzPeter (195038) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135119)

... is a duplicate [slashdot.org]

Noe it's knot - your wrong!. The last story did knot mention chuting missles!

Re:This... (2, Funny)

Lord Byron II (671689) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135421)

... is a duplicate [slashdot.org]

You must be new here...

Re:This... (1)

Hillgiant (916436) | about a year and a half ago | (#42140689)

You FOOL! You had a perfect opportunity to c&p all the +5 Insightful comments.

or are you just glad to see me? (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about a year and a half ago | (#42135121)

That's no fair: this guy has a sports car AND a big missile. Usually such a car is compensation for a small one.

Metal Gear huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42135715)

That is it

I want a Decepticon (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42135929)

[redacted], Dept. of Aquisitions, Evil League Of Evil

nice, but.. (1)

bmimatt (1021295) | about a year and a half ago | (#42136045)

how much is it?

Re:nice, but.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42136255)

More than your momma.

Re:nice, but.. (1)

bar-agent (698856) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137453)

So, maybe a dollar?

time on our hands (0)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about a year and a half ago | (#42136791)

So, apparently all the human problems that don't require robot-firing missiles have been solved?

I hate to sound mean-spirited about this, but there is something a little bit wrong with anyone who learns how to use a few tools and suddenly calls himself a "maker" because he can now build the most trivial things ever.

I think about the amount of self-absorption required to believe that using tools is some paradigm-shifting phenomenon that puts you in the same category as DaVinci. Maybe it's because my dad was a tool-and-die worker and machinist who could actually make stuff that could be used to do stuff that would last for years and these guys are patting themselves on the back and publishing magazines because they can put together a glorified Ravell model.

Re:time on our hands (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42136903)

WTF are you on about?

Who gives a shit about your dad and his "tools"...we're talking fucking ROBOTS here!

Re:time on our hands (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42139693)

So where is your dad's rc car that transforms into a missile firing robot? Oh he didn't make one? Then wtf are you whining about your dad on a missle firing rc transformer article? Take your meds or eat something because you're low blood sugar.

Cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42136815)

That's pretty clever and what boy wouldn't want one? Wish it had more than just 2 missiles - doesn't seem to reload. A real car that did that might be cool just not sure how well one would handle the transformation... not to mention I think having missile launch capability on your vehicle is frowned upon in the US by the Dept. of Transportation plus a few other organizations. Regardless, I like it!

That Won't Last (1)

Greyfox (87712) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137707)

If it's anything like the missile-shooting transformers in the 70s, one kid will poke his eye out or swallow one of the missiles and fuck it up for everyone. Pretty much the same reason you can't get buckyballs anymore...
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