VIDEO: Get a Look at "Pacific Rim" Full-Size Mech Set

Plus size comparison diagrams and the rest of the new "Pacific Rim" goodies

In a new featurette, director Guillermo del Toro discusses his full-size Pacific Rim mech set, a 4-story "torture machine" used to shake, rattle and provide practical effects for the real giant robot experience. 







When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes -- a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) -- who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

The mecha versus kaiju blockbuster opens July 12th.


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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