Obscure Object of Desire: KURATAS Mechanical Suit with BB Machine Gun

Like it? Buy it! Amazon Japan is selling the mechanical suit above for 120 million yen, around $1 million. Gunnies (with easy access to really smooth and level pavement) need apply. “The KURATAS suit, which was first designed in 2012, runs on diesel and can move at 10 kilometers an hour,” nydailynews.com reports. “Additionally, it has an arsenal of weapons, which includes a machine gun that shoots 6,000 BB bullets a minute and an external launcher that shoots plastic water bottles. The system inside the suit can also detect targets β€” including humans β€” with automatic alignment. Once the system has a target . . .

the machine gun can be activated with a smile, which creators are calling a “Smiling Shot.” Although the idea of activating a shooting spree with smiling seems quite maniacal, the creators say that the mechanical suit is meant to be peaceful and not harmful to humans.

That’s how all those movies start. [h/t DD]


  1. avatar John Hope says:

    Did SKYNET make this??? This is how it all starts

    1. avatar Jon says:

      Nope, Japan did — Since birth, Japanese men have always dreamed of riding giant robots, and when kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, they proudly answer “I want to be a robot pilot, Mama!” It’s the Japanese Dream! ….. that, and some other stuff about tentacles that I can’t talk about on here XD

  2. avatar James St. John says:

    I know what I’m doing with my first 120 million yen.

    1. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

      I’ll buy that for a dollar!

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Remember Buzzsaw – He had to split.

        1. avatar Slick says:

          Sub Zero…. Now plain zero!

  3. avatar GS650G says:

    Don;t even think about importing one into New Jersey.

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      I think just having a photo of this in NJ will get you arrested.

  4. avatar Noishkel says:

    Not only am I a furry but I’m also ssuuppeerr into the Japanese concept known as ‘mecha’. And I’ve been aallll over this thing since it first came out. I’d give about anything for one of those…

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Give me 3 million, I’ll give you the robot…

      1. avatar Noishkel says:

        Pfht. If i had 3 mil I’d just buy one. That and a mini-gun to mount on it!

  5. avatar Alan in FL says:

    Mechs and airsoft what a great combo for next Halloween costume.

  6. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    Would give around $1 million for one? πŸ˜‰ Anyway looks like fun, at this point no practical use for it. Plus I’m a smoker.

    1. avatar TheBear says:

      It also only goes 4mph and you have to smile to shoot the minigun.

      1. avatar Fred says:

        How do you stop the gun then? Cause I’m gonna be smiling from long before the hatch closes.

        The idea of owning a giant robot with a giant gun is creating a new fetish in me.

        1. avatar TheBear says:

          I’m right there with you, but I think I will wait another decade. By then if you spend a million bucks, you’ll probably get something you could actually use.

  7. avatar Bob Wall says:

    Young, hot Asian proxy in “Daisy Duke” shorts, sold separately! Though I’d rather have Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) in one of those loading suits.

    “Giggle switch” replaced by “smile shot”. Only surpassed by the “money shot”.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Yeah, watching her climb in was an instant flashback to underwear-clad Weaver climbing in…

      Saw on Wired a while back where folks are working on loading suits..

      1. avatar Timmy! says:

        “Yeah, watching her climb in was an instant flashback to underwear-clad Weaver climbing in…”

        Well now I have to go back and watch the video.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          I typed too soon.

          I was thinking of the climbing into the spacesuit Ripley does at the end of Alien 1.

  8. avatar int19h says:

    Coming next year to your local PD!

    (finally, they’ll have something to mount that M2 they’ve got from the feds on!)

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      Hmm…I saw a trainload of MRAPs and Humvees going through Cleveland Saturday night. Not sure where they were headed, though.

  9. avatar Rokurota says:


  10. avatar Gwen Patton says:

    I want to know more about that gasoline-powered diesel engine…

    1. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      I’m no chemical engineer, but that part struck me as odd, too. All I could think of is that they’re using the word “gasoline” generically to mean any fossil fuel for a vehicle, then used “diesel” to mean the specific type of engine. Only similar example I could think of would be like saying gasoline powered two-stroke motor, which actually runs on a 50:1 gas/oil mixture. Who knows? I’m probably over thinking it and should just enjoy the show.

      1. avatar Ragnarredbeard says:

        Likely a translation problem. There were several places in that video where the translations were just off.

  11. avatar NoID says:

    Forget the mech, where can I find one of these gasoline-fed Diesels?

    1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      The heck with the mech, where can I get the Japanese girl!

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:


  12. avatar HolmiumST says:

    Doesn’t take long before we can purchase a Chinese one for 8888.88 dollars.

    Comes with mounted type 56 and Molotov cocktail thrower.

  13. avatar Slick says:

    God I love Japan.

    If only they didn’t go full retard when it came to guns….

  14. avatar Ing says:

    The Japanese have mastered the fine art of taking things way, way too far. I love it.

  15. avatar Xanthro says:

    You will be able to take out all enemies with a single smile!!!

    1. avatar Jon says:

      What do you do if you’re having a bad day? πŸ™ …I guess you’re pretty much screwed.

  16. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    That wasn’t a cockpit….
    That was a box office πŸ˜‰

  17. avatar Doopington says:

    I have the oddest boner right now.

    And it’s both shaped like and got a hankering for giant robot suits with guns.

  18. avatar pwrserge says:

    Buy frame
    Up armor with commercially available kevlar plates,
    Add real weapons.
    Sell to Pentagon for PROFIT.

    1. avatar Model 31 says:

      Delay project 18 months.
      Collect more Pentagon money.
      Then sell to Pentagon for PROFIT.

  19. avatar LongBeach says:


    1. avatar David P. says:

      Yeah but they also said that the launcher would “sometimes hit it’s Mark”. If I am spending one mil I think I am upgrading to at least 10/22s

  20. avatar anonymoose says:

    Now to give it more powerful motors (10km/hr, srsly?), cover it in better armor (at least up to 14.5mm to deflect normal small arms fire, and slats to stop RPGs and stuff), and add a pair of Class 3 M3s in place of the BB guns, and we might have a nice basic combat mecha.

  21. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    The Japanese girl model is such a baby doll!

  22. avatar kerighost says:

    How do I get the job of being a model for something like this!?

  23. avatar DerryM says:

    ONLY the Japanese! God Bless ’em! I wonder how far back-ordered they are on these wonderful things?

  24. avatar Jon says:

    Well, this is obviously what the Founding Fathers intended for me when they said “right to own and bear arms.” Why don’t gun-control advocates understand that?! πŸ˜‰

    I’ll take one. I’m assuming the model is included in that price — she better be, for their sake!

  25. avatar Patrick says:

    It occurs to me that one could buy an old soviet tank and operate it for less than the cost of this toy. Well time to start shopping for tanks.

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