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Olympus Defense Mecha

Olympus Defense Mecha

Looking like something straight out of Supreme Commander, this Olympus Defense Mecha is pure LEGO awesomeness, from the back-mounted cannon to its fleet of mini Mechas.

Website: Terminate Yourself

Website: Terminate Yourself

Terminate Yourself gives everyone the chance to turn themselves into a cyborg killing machine; we also found it to be surprisingly useful in explaining a lot about certain celebrities.

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WALL-E Case Mod

WALL-E Case Mod

For all you WALL-E lovers out there: your favorite robot has been cast into a fantastically detailed computer case, complete with meticulous step by step instructions. Thanks, IceBone!

Topps Terminator Cards

Topps Terminator Cards

Forget humanity’s survival: gear up for an assault on your wallets with this Terminator Salvation card set; it’ll include 90 base cards and random embossed foil and pop-up battle cards.

Water Runner Robot

Water Runner Robot

Based off of the Jesus lizard, this Water Runner Robot is designed to move across the surface of water thanks to large, disc-shaped feet; next up: steering, and then world domination.

Brain-Machine Interface

Brain-Machine Interface

Looks like we’ll be piloting BattleMechs soon: Honda has developed a brain-machine interface (BMI) that uses blood flow and electrical potential to control an ASIMO robot. Thanks, Sonic!

The Matrix 10th Anniversary

The Matrix 10th Anniversary

Fans of the first Matrix, it’s time to choose: The Matrix 10th Anniversary includes the movie on Blu-ray, a 37 page book, and numerous commentaries, featurettes and trailers.

Giant Toroyan Robot

Giant Toroyan Robot

Incredibly grotesque yet awe-inspiring, Kenji Yanobe’s Giant Torayan robot is a 24 foot tall robo-baby sculpture that breathes fire and sings; it’s on display in Tokyo’s Roppongi district.

Intro: Terminator Salvation

Intro: Terminator Salvation

The jury’s still out as far as Terminator: Salvation’s actual gameplay is concerned, but we’re digging the intro cinematic above; it shows the player evading numerous HK-aircraft.

Hakodate Tourism Videos

Hakodate Tourism Videos

Hakodate is likely the first city to destroy itself in an effort to attract tourists: giant robots and squid battle fleets annihilate whole city blocks in the hilariously epic video above.

Halftone Robot T-shirt

Halftone Robot T-shirt

Just because you like robots doesn’t mean you have to shout it to the world: this Halftone Robot t-shirt is printed with a subtle dotted pattern that looks cool without being flashy.

Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee

Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee

Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee is an odd smackdown, but we’re still glad Patrick Bolvin created this awesome stop-motion video; a mystery third (and fourth) party is revealed at the end.

Primordial Duel T-shirt

Primordial Duel T-shirt

Although we’re slightly put off by the bright colors, this Primordial Duel t-shirt gave us a laugh for its interesting, oversized printed rendition of the classic robots vs. monsters debate.

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Robot Attack Insurance

Robot Attack Insurance

An oldie (but a goodie), this fictional Old Glory ad from Saturday Night Live stars the unflappable Sam Waterston selling the most necessary of protections: Robot Attack Insurance.

Life-Sized Gundam

Life-Sized Gundam

Staying up for only two months starting from July at Tokyo’s Odaiba island, this life-sized Gundam will protect earthlings with its 59-foot tall height, 50 lights and movable head.

SRV-1 Blackfin Robot

SRV-1 Blackfin Robot

The SRV-1 Blackfin is a fully assembled surveillance robot that you can control via the web using a Java-based console; it’s customizable with open source code and schematics.

Here for the Fear Tee

Here for the Fear Tee

A giant robot, the grim reaper, an executioner and stinging bees to boot: Funkrush’s We’re Only Here for the Fear t-shirt is a nice roundup of our favorite horror movie archetypes.

1:6 scale John Connor

1:6 scale John Connor

As much as we like the T-600 endoskeletons, we actually prefer this 1:6 scale John Connor figure; the details are smokin’, from the tactical body harness to the M4A1 with sight.

HULC Exoskeleton

HULC Exoskeleton

With no joystick or other controls, the HULC is essentially a passive exoskeleton; hydraulics let wearers carry up to 200 lbs, whether deep squatting, crawling or upper body lifting.

WALL-E Mini Figures

WALL-E Mini Figures

Fresh from Japan, this mini figure set includes eight robots from the epic “prison break” scene in WALL-E, including EVE and M-O; it measure 5.5″ long and includes a snap-together base.

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Video: Tmsuk Enryu

Video: Tmsuk Enryu

This six-ton Tmsuk T-52 Enryu robot translates to “rescue dragon;” a pair of arms can each lift 1100 pounds, ideal for earthquake and accident rescue ops (or taking out deranged cyborgs).

Giant Eico T-shirt

Giant Eico T-shirt

Nerdbots’ Giant Eco t-shirt is a more affordable (and wearable) alternative to their cool, but expensive found object robots; it’s a two-color screenprint on an AA blue striped tee.

T2 Complete Collector’s Set

T2 Complete Collector’s Set

Empty out your bank account like it’s Judgment Day: the Terminator 2 Complete Collector’s Set (available 5/19) nets you six discs including Blu-ray and a 14″ T-800 Endoskull bust.

Terminators Transport Naked

Terminators Transport Naked

NSFW: we’ve always wondered why Arnie had to transport in his birthday suit, and this video by CollegeHumor explains why; never, ever put fashion designers in charge of time travel.

Lifelike Magnetic Snakes

Lifelike Magnetic Snakes

At heart just a bunch of nickel particles in a beaker, the behavior of the metallic snakes above is remarkably lifelike; scientists believe they could yield valuable information on emergent behavior.

EX Getter Robo

EX Getter Robo

Getter Robo has a special place in the pantheon of combining robot fiction, which is why fans will likely be ogling these awesome (but pricey) die-cast redesigns of Getter 1, 2 and 3.

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