Still a toy, but ... Journalists surround a giant "Kuratas" robot at an exhibition in Tokyo in 2012. The 130-foot-high, limited edition, made-to-order robot is controlled through a pilot in its cockpit, or via a smartphone. The four-ton "Kuratas" can be customised in 16 different colors, and is armed with a futuristic weapons system, including a multi-rocket launcher that fires plastic rockets filled with compressed water. 


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