Tech. Science. Culture.
We may earn a commission from links on this page

Walking RC Flamethrower Is Thomas the Tank Engine Meets Mad Max

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

You can re-watch every last episode of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, but at no point will you find a freakish, six-legged walking version of Thomas terrorizing the Island of Sodor with a flamethrower. This is a custom creation, built by Peter Sripol, who was obviously a big fan of Toy Story’s deranged character Sid.

Sripol started with a robot hexapod that originally came with the ability to launch tiny foam discs—which is boring. So in addition to upgrading the electronics, servos, and motors inside it, he added a custom-built miniature flamethrower that puts this RC toy in the ‘do not try this at home’ category—unless you live next to a fire department.

[YouTube via Slorum]