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Date: 04/26/09 06:05 AM

78 Responses to Japanese Man Builds a Fully Functional Mech Beetle

  1. Profile photo of gildron
    gildron Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 12:45 am
    Link: Japanese Man Builds a Fully Functional Mech Beetle - Why is his garage so big? Also, where can I get one?
  2. Profile photo of commentClown
    commentClown Male 13-17
    127 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 6:13 am
    I told ya,

    Ya`ll laughed at me...Ya`ll laughed at me.

    and
    What`s with the people wearing medical masks at 8:16?

  3. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 6:17 am
    why?
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    frenchroast Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 6:26 am
    Now all he needs is someone to build him a 200ft diameter dung ball so that he can push it around Katamari Damacy style.
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    wtswangx1 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 6:33 am
    imagine what kind of weird stuff like this theyd have if they could have an army
  6. Profile photo of gildron
    gildron Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 6:39 am
    I would say that they would have less interesting stuff if they had a military, because they wouldn`t have all of this extra money to spend on things like giant mech Beetles.
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    vmeyer Male 18-29
    141 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 6:46 am
    "Kabuton Ragio Controrea"!

    It looks awesome. Give it speed and capability to make a curve! Maybe some flame-throwers too.

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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 6:52 am

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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 6:54 am
    It`s got wheels to support its weight, the legs are only there as a rather ineffective means of propulsion.

    ...not that I could have built anything like it. Good work!

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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 6:56 am
    Must...send...to friends...
  11. Profile photo of Hungar
    Hungar Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:30 am
    Now they finally have something to combat Godzilla when he comes.
  12. Profile photo of fnkychkn
    fnkychkn Female 40-49
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:44 am
    what is that, deaf woman? I don`t get it.
  13. Profile photo of anime-craze
    anime-craze Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:48 am
    i can see it now. there are gonna start making battle shows using these.
  14. Profile photo of Omega3_DHA
    Omega3_DHA Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:48 am
    can`t wait till rx-04
  15. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:51 am
    Good thing there was subtitles or I couldn`t have understood anything.
  16. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:18 am
    I bet that could walk into Mordor
  17. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:33 am
    In Japan, they`re so efficient that they even have people in little boxes in the top right corner of the screen telling them how to react.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:37 am
    Not only could it walk into Mordor, it could recruit.
  19. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:57 am
    Cool, superfluous, but cool.
  20. Profile photo of SuperJesus
    SuperJesus Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:02 am
    Add solar panels, gattling guns and a rocket launcher and we`re set for an alien/zombie invasion.
  21. Profile photo of gozirra
    gozirra Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:03 am
    They have to have SOME defense against Godzilla.
  22. Profile photo of thenedman
    thenedman Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:10 am
    how much money and free time does this guy have to build that and to make it so epic
  23. Profile photo of tenty
    tenty Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 9:15 am
    Thunderbirks are go!
  24. Profile photo of abbagold
    abbagold Male 18-29
    132 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 10:26 am
    god. this is why i love the japansese.
  25. Profile photo of ichirei
    ichirei Female 13-17
    165 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 10:35 am
    HOLY CRAP! i would give up everything to have one of those, seeing as u culd practically live inside of it
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    Reno911 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 10:40 am
    ENGLISH!
  27. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 10:57 am
    WANT!

    AWESOME DUDE!!!

    I can just imagine someone invading Japan and being all "well we met very little resistance from the populace... which is weird cos we.... WHY DO THEY ALL HAVE MECHS!!!!!"

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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:09 am
    woah...so many questions.....
  29. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:18 am
    @Everyone who for some reason thinks that Japan doesn`t have a military:
    PLEASE click here.

    And please ask your respective schools to purchase textbooks that were printed AFTER 1954.

    I read comments like: "imagine what kind of weird stuff like this theyd have if they could have an army" and "I would say that they would have less interesting stuff if they had a military, because they wouldn`t have all of this extra money to spend on things like giant mech Beetles."

    Right now I just want to throw my laptop against the wall.

    HOW is it possible that SO MANY of my fellow Americans are SO IGNORANT about the world they live in?

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    YLE Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:31 am
    haha guys reaction was priceless. i would love to have one. damn japan could take over the world in a second and we wouldn`t even know it
  31. Profile photo of Slmmhmmr161
    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:32 am
    osirisascend, Japan has a "Defense Force", not an army. There are differences.
  32. Profile photo of Aramil
    Aramil Male 18-29
    315 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 11:40 am
    Slmmhmmr161, no there aren`t. I`m calling your bluff.
  33. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:41 am
    @Slmmhmmr: It`s still a military. They have ground forces, an air force, and a maritime force. All armed, and all there to fight if necessary.

    Idiot.

  34. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:43 am
    @Slmmhmmr: Go to the article and look under section 5 "Current Equipment".

    Speaking as a soldier, that looks a whole hell of a lot like an army to me.

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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 11:47 am
    there was 2 things that came to my mind when seeing this; 1 god that is awsome and 2 w8 if that is rx-03 where is the 1 and 2?
  36. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:47 am
    fully functional = it moves
  37. Profile photo of mangamonkey
    mangamonkey Male 18-29
    124 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 11:49 am
    urgh i typed out an entire counter argument to slmmhmmr161 but i just realised i dont want to be part of this argument, slmmhmmr161 is wrong, osirisascend is right

    rx-01,02 and 03 have been built by this guy, how long untill he hits RX-78

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    Ahaha, I always get excited when they do that "EEHHHHH!?" noise. It`s way better than "Whoa!"
  39. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1003 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    Japan, have I told you how much I love you recently? Well I do. I love you, Japan. Thank you for the robots.
  40. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3039 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    @mangamokey: It`s not an argument, Slmmhmmr is just wrong. It`s only an argument if he has a valid point that proves that Japan doesn`t have a military, which they quite obviously DO.

    I`d hate to think that the Japanese NCO`s I have personally trained at the JTF school were just pretending to be soldiers...

  41. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    LEgally, slmmhmmer is right, Japan is only supposed to have a "defense force", and it`s still known as one as the result of the geneva conventions and whatnot.

    But of course Japan wants to rule the world so they`ll need a military for that.

    Man that guy had some free time. Or was paid a lot.

  42. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    osiris, consider that you seem to have spent time with plenty of people from foreign countries (I`m assuming such, you are a soldier after all)...

    Why does it surprise you that there are so many ignorant people in America?

    Unfortunately, this country has a reputation for a reason...

    In response to the medical masks, the people were probably just some of the unlucky ones that are hyper-sensitive to mid-to-high range pollution levels (asthmatics, allergies, etc.). There are some parts of the world where people like that would be committing suicide to go outside without those masks.

    In response to the VIDEO...

    Jesus Christ, it`s a mech-beetle! Get in the car!

    Oh, and uh... Robots will kill us all. Surrender now and they might just enslave you instead.

  43. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    "But of course Japan wants to rule the world so they`ll need a military for that."

    Japan already rules the world. Stupid.

  44. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    BEETLEBORGS!!! awesome!
  45. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    I cant wait for RX-04
  46. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    Dear God...

    Call it whatever you want.

    It`s STILL a military, so no Caboose, Slmmhmmr is NOT right. You need to read up a bit on your history. While Japan signed the documents, the Diet NEVER ratified it. The actual language dictates that Japan`s military is to be used ONLY for defensive purpose. In other words, they are technically prohibited from firing the "first shot".

    Since the Diet never ratified it, it is still an unresolved "issue".

    And look at the article I referenced in an earlier post. Judging from the military equipment they possess, and persons in uniform at their disposal specifically trained to use it, it`s an Army.

    Yet I`m sure another High School age "expert" is going to pop up and tell me with my graduate degree and 20+ years in uniform that I`m wrong.


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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    Osiris, you can`t call me an ignorant american, because I`m in Canada. :)

    You can build a place with four walls and a roof in your back yard, but that doesn`t make it a house.

    Defense = Cannot Attack

    Army = Can Attack and Defend.

  48. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3039 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    @Slmmhmmr: Now you`re just being petulant.

    The definition of "Army" is:

    1. the military forces of a nation, exclusive of the navy and in some countries the air force.

    2. (in large military land forces) a unit consisting typically of two or more corps and a headquarters.

    3. a large body of persons trained and armed for war.

    4. a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state.

    Look it up if you need to, but please stop trying to bend the language in order to prove your point. You`re wrong.

    Osiris FTW!


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    huskyhusky Male 13-17
    117 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    Coming to a battlefield near you!

    Seriously, what`s the practical use of this thing? Where did he get the money to build it?

  50. Profile photo of reb0rn4never
    reb0rn4never Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    osirisascend-

    I`m Master of three different martial art forms.

  51. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    Kinda lame... Its just a car with big, poorly controlled limbs attached to it. It doesnt even use the legs you move... It rolls.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    Next, Japan is going to make it change into a giant anime school girl. Just watch..
  53. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    All that build up for nothing.
  54. Profile photo of IslandLotus
    IslandLotus Female 18-29
    410 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Someone has probably asked this by now, but why do all the Japanese clips show people`s reactions in a little box in the corner? Do all of their shows use this annoying technique, or is it just a game show thing? I want to know if these people are just audience members in a studio, or if they are contestants in a show I am not understanding.
  55. Profile photo of nodar
    nodar Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    "kinda lame... Its just a car with big, poorly controlled limbs attached to it. It doesnt even use the legs you move... It rolls"

    you`re missing the point. it LOOKS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!

  56. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    IslandLotus, I always wonder the same thing.
  57. Profile photo of tuxman4
    tuxman4 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    wa, sugoi! Daisukidesune!
  58. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    NOT SO FAST JAPAN!

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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    its like a mini scarab from Halo... now super size it and put a giant laser gun on it and lets take down the covenant before they have time to build theirs...
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    I wonder what that thing`s MPG is
  61. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    Also, listen to Osiris, kids. He`s a freaking ocean of wisdom.
  62. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    Thats it, we`re screwed. Everyone, just surrender now.
  63. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    I have a few questions..

    #1: WHAT THE F**K IS THAT THING!?!?!

    #2: How long will it take for them to finalise it? (This is just a prototype, I guess)

    #3: How long after they finalise it will it take for Japan to take over the whole damn planet?

    #4: Why the hell do Japanese people need Japanese subtitles when they`re speaking in Japanese?! They`re not like little words at the bottom, either. They`re huge cover-half-the-screen subtitles.

  64. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    >Smashking

    Yeah, your right. Let`s give up before the demolish everyone with awesomeness.

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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    April 26, 2009 at 11:57 pm
    @ osiris, caboose, slmmhmmr

    The japanese constitution was changed by the US after WWII, and reads as follows:

    ARTICLE 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. (2) In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.

    Thus, they cannot have an army. It says so in their consitution. The US swore to defend Japan, since they forced them to denounce having an army.

    Summare: Japan has no army. Japan has no right to an army of any sorts, land, air or water. They are not allowed to attack nor defend their country by force.

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    mehh Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:35 am
    tuxman4: And a heeby jeeby to you too
  67. Profile photo of Khronnus
    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:04 am
    GRadde - Summare: Japan has no army. Japan has no right to an army of any sorts, land, air or water. They are not allowed to attack nor defend their country by force.

    You`re talking rubbish. Japan does have an army, it`s jsut not called an army. It`s called the Japanese Defence Force and they have land, air and water defences. You are right about some things, but others you`re just way off on.

  68. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 10:16 am
    @GRadde: Wherever you are getting your information from, it is SEVERELY flawed. I again reference these articles. You really don`t have the slightest clue as to what you`re talking about. And again, I HAVE PERSONALLY TRAINED JAPANESE NCO`S HERE IN THE U.S.!

    Maybe you should check your facts next time before you spout such utter nonsense.

  69. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 10:20 am
    Not to mention that it`s also a historical FACT that the Japanese Diet NEVER ratified those specific articles in the 4th Geneva Conventions, OR the "rewritten" Constitution.

    I generally try to avoid name-calling here on IAB, but GRadde, you are by FAR the most complete definition of the phrase "blithering idiot" that I have come across here.

    Read a book.

    PLEASE.

  70. Profile photo of Bootneck
    Bootneck Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2009 at 11:58 am
    Er please note this rather comprehensive entry in Wikipedia...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Self-...

    Cheers!

  71. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3039 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    @Bootneck: Thank you! Interestingly enough, the article that you linked to also links to the articles I linked to TWICE.

    It makes little difference, though, someone else will probably pop in and reference a geography or social studies text that was printed prior to 1954.

    Every time I think I`ve seen the height of ignorance or stupidity, some "expert" shows up here and raises the bar yet again.

    It honestly makes me question how we`ve managed to survive so long as a species.

  72. Profile photo of lvl70
    lvl70 Male 13-17
    69 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    build a couple thousand more and hes got an army...Dang
  73. Profile photo of daiquirikiss
    daiquirikiss Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    To jamesuyt
    I can answer your questions

    #1: WHAT THE F**K IS THAT THING!?!?!

    It`s a giant Rhino Beetle model the guy made all by himself for 11 years. It weighs 15 tons and he made it because he told his wife that he wanted to build a beetle that he could even ride. So his wife said, "Ok you can do it. And when you do, ride it all the way to the garbage can"

    #2: How long will it take for them to finalise it? (This is just a prototype, I guess)
    He said he`s done making it... This is his third model called the Kabutomu RX03

    #3: How long after they finalise it will it take for Japan to take over the whole damn planet?
    He said he`s a protector of the Earth... and he`s not for conquest.

    #4: Why the hell do Japanese people need Japanese subtitles when they`re speaking in Japanese?! They`re not like little words at the bottom, either. They`re huge cover-half-the-screen subtitles.
    The Japanese use subtitles for their Variety TV genres to emphasis the humor/impre

  74. Profile photo of daiquirikiss
    daiquirikiss Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    To IslandLotus

    Someone has probably asked this by now, but why do all the Japanese clips show people`s reactions in a little box in the corner? Do all of their shows use this annoying technique, or is it just a game show thing? I want to know if these people are just audience members in a studio, or if they are contestants in a show I am not understanding.

    The people watching are celebrities in a studio watching the recording. You don`t get to see the whole show on YouTube, but everyone`s gathered together and then they talk about what they`ve watched and do other funny stunts later. You see them to watch their reactions to what they`re watching.

  75. Profile photo of nibbled
    nibbled Male 18-29
    40 posts
    April 28, 2009 at 12:46 am
    suddenly have an urge to play Red Alert 3....
  76. Profile photo of Qualara
    Qualara Female 18-29
    101 posts
    April 28, 2009 at 4:23 am
    I want one...
  77. Profile photo of cmun
    cmun Male 13-17
    90 posts
    April 28, 2009 at 5:41 am
    Want!
  78. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
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    May 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    It reminds me of zoids. :o

    I love Japan and their giant robots.

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