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Fan Builds Remote Control Transformer Toy With A Drivable Mech In Mind [Video]

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If you ever doubt that this world might be worth saving, consider the following: There is, right now, at this very moment, an engineer and roboticist in Japan named Kenji Ishida who is working on building a full-sized, drivable car that transforms into a humanoid robot that can shoot missiles out of its hand. If that news doesn't cheer you up (and make you at least slightly terrified) then really, I don't know what will.

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Link Ink: More Live Action ‘TMNT’ Footage, Movie Mole Man And The ‘Sex Criminals’ Rap

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Kick off the month of May with today's links.

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Toy Fair 2014: Introducing The Remote-Controlled NERF Attacknid Robot [Video]

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It's the stuff every supervillain-in-training dreams of: A six-legged remote-controlled spider robot that can fire 25 foam darts in rapid succession (although I guess superheroes-in-training probably dream of it too). Say hello to the upcoming NERF Combat Creatrues Attacknid, the future of pretend warfare.

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‘Crayon Shin-chan’ Hero Cantam Robo Goes Super Robot Chogokin In June

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The greatest metafictional mecha warrior that never existed is set to spring from Crayon Shin-chan and onto toy shelves this June as Cantam Robo (a.k.a. Kantam Robo/Quantam Robo" gets the Super Robot Chogokin treatment from Bandai.

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Alexandre Diboine Paints Melancholy Astronauts And Robots With Heart [Art]

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There is a dash of humor and a quiet emotional weight to Alexandre Diboine's largely sci-fi digital paintings. His astronauts contemplate their muted landscapes, and his robots often come with wide-eyed children in tow.

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I Built The Goofiest Transformer I Could And Construct-Bots Tech Still Made It Rad [SDCC 2013]

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Filling the play demands that exists between Hasbro's main line of Transformers action figures and its bricky KRE-O building sets have come new Construct-Bots, customizable -- and yes, fully-transformable -- new robots in disguise due at retail on August 1. CA hit the toymaker's build-a-bot breakfast this morning to see what the line had to offer and, despite my best efforts to make the goofiest figure possible, I discovered that this play system manages to handle even the ugliest designs with action figure aplomb.

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Ask Chris #150: #150!

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Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

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Parting Shot: Leaked Early ‘Man Of Steel’ Toy Commercials [Video]

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The Man of Steel movie's June 14, 2013 release date is still a temporal leap over a tall building away, but for those seeking more info about the film's plot, have heart - a set of early leaked Mattel toy commercials may reveal new info about the threat Superman will face. Fans have known Supes will be up against the Phantom Zone's General Zod and Faora in the film for awhile, and if po

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Parting Shot: Daniel Nyari Assembles 30 Famous Robots Onto One Poster

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As near as I can tell, "robots are awesome" is accepted more as irrefutable fact than debatable opinion in today's pop culture scene. Taking this certainty into account, artist Daniel Nyari has create

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Emerson Tung Paints Rough And Rusty Robots That Still Have A Soul [Art]

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It can be tempting to treat robots as something entirely alien. The battle-ready robots that inhabit so much of science fiction come from a seemingly distant future, one where fashions and technologies are so removed from our own experiences that they may as well exist in another dimension

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