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The Secret Life of Action Figures
We’ve all seen clever action figure photography floating around the internet at some point, but this series, titled 1:1 Toys, by Daniel Picard is some top tier God Mode level craziness.
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Little Robot Sees Himself for the First Time
Technology is an exciting thing. Advancements are being made daily to bring about that futuristic world that many of us are looking forward to. However, these advancements will probably come in the form of intelligent AI rather than flying cars.
QBO, from Thecorpora Robotic Corporation, is an open source project which seeks to advance the field of AI. These little robots are pretty advanced. You can read up more on the blog which is fascinating.
QBO seems to be able to learn images and match them. While this technology has been around for a few years, it is great to see it being implemented like this.
The future looks bright.
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Jumbo Combattler V from Rotobox
Rotobox continue their stunning customization work with this tribute to Combattler Godaikin toy. True to the original, this Qee version combines five pieces to form the full robot. It’s a one-off and has already been sold, but you can still drool at all the photos here.
Albotip: The “V” in “Combattler V” is pronounced like the letter (as opposed to “five”) and stands for “Victory.”
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Gundam graffiti spotted by ijustdontknow.
An Obsessed Mech: “Mechanical Creep” Short Film
There is no surprise that I have a love for Mech-inspired media. I love Gundam, I can’t wait for Eva 3.0 and Pacific Rim, and I’m even planning a short film involving a robot.
I absolutely love this short. It is a beautiful piece that remains engaging and leaves you with a smile. The piece was created using Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Nuke, Vray, and After Effects.
Check it: Other Mech Topics on Albotas.
Gundam Inspired Clothing From Hari Kari
Old school anime heads rejoice! Florida based clothing company, Hari Kari, has recently revealed their newest clothing creations for the season. The first winter drop unveiled these two new items to the store, both directly inspired by the legendary anime, Mobile Suit Gundam.
LittleBits: Every ‘Walking Dead' episode ever, Vaders in your Vader, magical Volcano lakes, giant robots in Tokyo, zombies, and more!
- Every episode of The Walking Dead ever.
- Mr. Bathing Ape X Regal 2012 Fall/Winter Brogues.
- Darth Vader head made out of Darth Vader toys.
- Crazy life-size zombie pumpkin display at the NY Botanical Garden.
- Nikon 1 V2: An Interchangeable-Lens Camera For Clueless Photographers (And No One Else).
- They’re building a giant Jehuty mecha statue from Zone of the Enders in Akihabara.
- There’s a volcanic peak in Indonesia called Kelimutu that has three crater lakes and they each display water in a different color!
Disney Meets Voltron
Today, Bandai announced the above Super Alloy King Robo: Mickey and Friends which is slated to drop next March in Japan for ¥13,440 (US$169). The 22cm figure is made up of robot versions of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Pluto’s doghouse, and Steamboat Willie makes up the head.
8 Inch Mecha Dunny from Kozik
One of my favorite 3-inch Dunnys is Frank Kozik’s Mecha Dunny. He just released this aweome 8-inch version which includes an art print. Too bad that all 111 of them sold out almost instantly. According to toysrevil.net, they were gone in two minutes, thirteen seconds.
Obscenely Awesome Mazinger Z Chogokin Figure
OMFG. Look at this thing. It’s like the giant robot equivalent of Kaws’ Dissected Companion. The super accurate recreation from the original Mazinger series comes with a bunch of LEDs and full size docking bay. It’s almost a foot tall. For the $440 price tag, I was hoping for something more like three feet. It’s still awesome and I still want one though.
Can These Robot Sneaker Sculptures Kick It? Yes They Can.
Transshoesformers is an art project by James Visaya where he turns old sneakers into Transformer-style robots. The bots above were made using a Nike Air Flight Huarache OG and an OG Asics Gel-Lyte III. Hopefully they were never worn and don’t have feet stank.