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Friday, July 16, 2010

China Enters the Giant Robot Statue Race

By Rob Bricken
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Oh god. It's the cold war all over again... except this time, it's with giant robots, and thus it's significantly more awesome. No longer content to just stand by and watch as its neighbor Japan build 1:1-scale Gundam and Gigantor statues, China has made the above robot to let the world know they, too, like some big-ass robots. The very Optimus Prime-inspired bot stands 10 meters or about 33 feet, and was made entirely from junk, so I think that makes it less than meets the eye, technically. It's still cool, though. Thanks to Mark C. for the tip. (Via Automotto)

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