Giant Battle Robots — Coming Soon to a Kickstarter Near You
Ever wish Pacific Rim or Neon Genesis Evangelion were real? (You're reading about New York Comic Con right now, so of course you do.) Three guys from Massachusetts — Andrew Stroup, Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti — are out to make your mecha dreams come true with MegaBot, a 15-foot-tall humanoid robot complete with a two-person cockpit. They brought their partially finished creation — the MegaBot Mark I — to a primo spot in the Javits Center atrium to show off its rotating torso and moving arm. Their eventual goal? Build more than one of these things, mount paintball cannons on the arms, and have them fight each other. If you're as all in on this idea as we are, keep an eye out for the MegaBots Kickstarter, which'll launch at the end of October.