Lifesize Scopedog Mecha Towers Over Iron and Steel Celebration

As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation got ironsmithing genius Kogoro Kurata to display his insane 1:1 scale model of the Scopedog mecha from the 80s anime series VOTOMS. Weighing in at two tons and standing a full four meters tall, it dwarfed everything else at the… » 8/02/08 3:00pm 8/02/08 3:00pm

Toshiba 815T PB: Transformers-Like Cellphone of Geeky dreams

Toshiba's new Softbank 815T PB is the robot/cellphone hybrid I would've dreamed of if cellphones had been around when I was a kid. It's made for an upcoming Japanese TV drama called Ketai Sousakan 7 and it really does transform, Transformers-like, into a robot toy complete with tiny bunched fists. Even the… » 2/27/08 3:22am 2/27/08 3:22am