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America vs Japan: Mech Battle
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Posted 7/6/15 , edited 7/6/15

megahobbit wrote:

Your not a little independent guy if you got the cash to build mechs.


Compared to government-backed projects (or something backed by a powerful corporation), a team building fun robots with private funds is an independent little guy. Not exactly the correct term for this, but you get the gist of it. And, yes, there are plenty of people well-off enough to be building mechs independently for fun, or they are willing to fund a team of roboteers. Especially with that very basic American design. The Japanese response to the challenge summed it up nicely. It's pretty much a hulking thing with a rotating torso with guns mounted on it. I am betting that the Japanese bot was more expensive even though it's like 30% lighter.
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megahobbit wrote:

Your not a little independent guy if you got the cash to build mechs.


Compared to government-backed projects, a team building fun robots with private funds is an independent little guy. Not exactly the correct term for this, but you get the gist of it. And, yes, there are plenty of people well-off enough to be building mechs independently for fun. Especially with that very basic American design. The Japanese response to the challenge summed it up nicely. It's pretty much a hulking thing with a rotating torso with guns mounted on it. I am betting that the Japanese bot was more expensive even though it's like 30% lighter.


Well yeah but its important to note that they are only using melee weapons in this so America may have more bulk force behind it to knock the other guy down.
Posted 7/6/15

Jwade316 wrote:

So it's finally time for Gundams vs Transformers. My money is on the Gundams to win.


FYI: Transformers aren't mechs. They're really just aliens.
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megahobbit wrote:


Well yeah but its important to note that they are only using melee weapons in this so America may have more bulk force behind it to knock the other guy down.


It's my sincere hope that they do use melee weapons. But the American team seems to like its projectiles. If they are doing melee, the Japanese team would be wise to increase the weight and size of their robot. Let's see if the American team responds and agrees to go melee.
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Posted 7/6/15

Morbidhanson wrote:


megahobbit wrote:


Well yeah but its important to note that they are only using melee weapons in this so America may have more bulk force behind it to knock the other guy down.


It's my sincere hope that they do use melee weapons. But the American team seems to like its projectiles. If they are doing melee, the Japanese team would be wise to increase the weight and size of their robot. Let's see if the American team responds and agrees to go melee.


Yeah either way this is possibly the greatest thing ever.
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Posted 7/6/15
Melee? Flywheel clutch engaged morning stars for ultimate badassery. Doesnt matter Japan or USA. We all win!
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The Elevens have a red mech; that means three times faster. They've got this.


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Haha none of the above. It won't win if it doesn't use spiral energy. Lagann wins. I doubt Megatron or a Gundam can throw whole star systems in a galaxy scaled fight. 'Nuff said...


Man, there was this awesome scene in Transformers Cybertron where Galvatron attempts to pull a planet through a black hole. Obviously he failed, but he made it pretty damn close.
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Overyodel wrote:

The Elevens have a red mech; that means three times faster. They've got this.


Steelmonk wrote:

Haha none of the above. It won't win if it doesn't use spiral energy. Lagann wins. I doubt Megatron or a Gundam can throw whole star systems in a galaxy scaled fight. 'Nuff said...


Man, there was this awesome scene in Transformers Cybertron where Galvatron attempts to pull a planet through a black hole. Obviously he failed, but he made it pretty damn close.


Still not on a galactic level

http://www.crunchyroll.com/gurren-lagann/episode-27-the-lights-in-the-sky-are-stars-628021

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Steelmonk wrote:

Still not on a galactic level

http://www.crunchyroll.com/gurren-lagann/episode-27-the-lights-in-the-sky-are-stars-628021

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Yes, I know. I just mentioned it because I thought it was cool.

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Posted 7/6/15
This should be interesting
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Posted 7/6/15
It's hilarious that they accepted and want to do melee combat. I'm definitely interested to see how this progresses.
Posted 7/6/15
My vote goes to Japan, this time. They got the cooler bot.
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Posted 7/6/15

Overyodel wrote:


Steelmonk wrote:

Still not on a galactic level

http://www.crunchyroll.com/gurren-lagann/episode-27-the-lights-in-the-sky-are-stars-628021

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Yes, I know. I just mentioned it because I thought it was cool.



The celestials in Star Wars universe use hyperspace to move planets around to make new systems
Posted 7/6/15

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

JAPAN DON'T YOU DARE BANG OUT! xD

We all know who'll win, Japan due to their knowledge of robotics




Nice, Japan's got this.

I just wonder what the challenge is.
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I think the American bot has a chance. It may not be as advanced, but it looks like it'll be more of a scrapper than the Japanese bot. It's interesting - the Japanese mech has a lot of high tech controls and a slick exterior, the American bot has a very function over form appearance with an exterior that could have walked off a construction site.
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