There’s a 12-foot tall functional robot for sale on Amazon

All you need to own this rideable mech robot is a cool $1,020,000 (discounted shipping not available...)
There’s a 12-foot tall functional robot for sale on Amazon

They say that you can buy anything on Amazon. But did you know that included a 12-foot (2.8 metre) mech robot?

Yes, Amazon Japan is selling the rideable beast on its site for a tidy sum of 120,000,000 yen, or $1,020,000 million.

The robot's name is Kuratas. It was built by Kogoro Kurata, a Japanese blacksmith who has been working on the project for a number of years.

Kuratas weighs five tons and has a built in BB Gattling gun, which can fire 6,000 rounds per minute. Despite these slightly terrifying stats, Kurata says the machine is really just a toy.

Points to note: You can't get discounted shipping on this one - so be prepared for some hefty fees. It also doesn't come with arms - they're being sold separately.

But if you've got $1 million going spare and want to a) score some seriously-cool points with friends and family or b) are interested in scaring your neighbours, town or whole country into subordination, then this would be the perfect buy.


by Laura Stackhouse Editor

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