Japanese Man Builds a Fully Functional Mech Beetle

Submitted by: gildron 7 years ago Tech

Why is his garage so big? Also, where can I get one?
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Female 1,199
It reminds me of zoids. :o

I love Japan and their giant robots.

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Male 90
Want!
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Female 101
I want one...
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Male 40
suddenly have an urge to play Red Alert 3....
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Female 12
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.

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Female 12
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

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Male 69
build a couple thousand more and hes got an army...Dang
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Male 3,057
@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.

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Male 1
Er please note this rather comprehensive entry in Wikipedia...

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

Cheers!

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Male 3,057
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.

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Male 3,057
@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.

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Male 621
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.

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Female 528
tuxman4: And a heeby jeeby to you too
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Male 2,553
@ 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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Male 2,553
>Smashking

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

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Male 680
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.

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Male 772
Thats it, we`re screwed. Everyone, just surrender now.
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Male 1,666
Also, listen to Osiris, kids. He`s a freaking ocean of wisdom.
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Male 1,666
I wonder what that thing`s MPG is
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Male 2,199
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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Male 1,164
NOT SO FAST JAPAN!

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Male 367
wa, sugoi! Daisukidesune!
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Male 486
IslandLotus, I always wonder the same thing.
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Male 231
"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!!!!!!

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Female 410
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.
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Male 1,399
All that build up for nothing.
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Male 2,344
Next, Japan is going to make it change into a giant anime school girl. Just watch..
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Male 372
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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Male 555
osirisascend-

I`m Master of three different martial art forms.

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Male 117
Coming to a battlefield near you!

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

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Male 3,057
@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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Male 606
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.

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Male 3,057
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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Male 15,510
I cant wait for RX-04
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Female 2,927
BEETLEBORGS!!! awesome!
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Male 670
"But of course Japan wants to rule the world so they`ll need a military for that."

Japan already rules the world. Stupid.

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Male 3,482
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.

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Male 1,204
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.

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Male 3,057
@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...

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Male 1,002
Japan, have I told you how much I love you recently? Well I do. I love you, Japan. Thank you for the robots.
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Female 15,763
Ahaha, I always get excited when they do that "EEHHHHH!?" noise. It`s way better than "Whoa!"
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Male 124
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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Male 2,855
fully functional = it moves
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Male 2,005
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?
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Male 3,057
@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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Male 3,057
@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.

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Male 315
Slmmhmmr161, no there aren`t. I`m calling your bluff.
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Male 606
osirisascend, Japan has a "Defense Force", not an army. There are differences.
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Female 961
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
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Male 3,057
@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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Male 3,915
woah...so many questions.....
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Male 4,547
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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Male 1
ENGLISH!
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Female 165
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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Male 132
god. this is why i love the japansese.
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Male 425
Thunderbirks are go!
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Male 297
how much money and free time does this guy have to build that and to make it so epic
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Male 375
They have to have SOME defense against Godzilla.
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Male 387
Add solar panels, gattling guns and a rocket launcher and we`re set for an alien/zombie invasion.
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Male 3,431
Cool, superfluous, but cool.
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Male 10,440
Not only could it walk into Mordor, it could recruit.
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Male 1,623
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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Male 1,929
I bet that could walk into Mordor
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Male 619
Good thing there was subtitles or I couldn`t have understood anything.
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Male 54
can`t wait till rx-04
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Male 107
i can see it now. there are gonna start making battle shows using these.
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Female 855
what is that, deaf woman? I don`t get it.
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Male 17
Now they finally have something to combat Godzilla when he comes.
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Female 2,064
Must...send...to friends...
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Male 5,094
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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Male 2,720

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Male 141
"Kabuton Ragio Controrea"!

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

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Male 52
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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Male 28
imagine what kind of weird stuff like this theyd have if they could have an army
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Male 446
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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Male 561
why?
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Male 127
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?

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Male 52
Link: Japanese Man Builds a Fully Functional Mech Beetle [Rate Link] - Why is his garage so big? Also, where can I get one?
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