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RINGLEADER
04-08-2005, 09:31 PM
The prototype in the video is slow but it's still pretty cool.

http://www.sakakibara-kikai.co.jp/products/other/LW.htm

<img src="http://www.sakakibara-kikai.co.jp/products/other/images/LW_sam.jpg" border="0" alt="" /><br />

Taco John
04-08-2005, 09:36 PM
We all know that Lucas invented this already... And his look much cooler...

the Talking Can
04-08-2005, 09:43 PM
I'll take Robocop and the over for $1,000.

wazu
04-08-2005, 09:46 PM
"Giant walking robots?! WE SURRENDER!"

-France

Bwana
04-08-2005, 09:48 PM
Put a rack on that thing and gochiefs is in love. :)

Douche Baggins
04-08-2005, 09:49 PM
While the video is downloading I'll just say that this is a stupid idea. How do these things give anyone an advantage in battle?

Bwana
04-08-2005, 09:50 PM
While the video is downloading I'll just say that this is a stupid idea.

Dude, admit it, if it had a rack, you would hit it. :hmmm:

Frazod
04-08-2005, 09:51 PM
While the video is downloading I'll just say that this is a stupid idea. How do these things give anyone an advantage in battle?

Especially if they're up against teddy bears with logs. :spock:

wazu
04-08-2005, 09:52 PM
While the video is downloading I'll just say that this is a stupid idea. How do these things give anyone an advantage in battle?

Put down your weapon! You have 15 seconds to comply!

Douche Baggins
04-08-2005, 09:54 PM
Put down your weapon! You have 15 seconds to comply!

That part always scares the shit out of me. Giant self-governing automatons with destructive capability are my second greatest fear.

wazu
04-08-2005, 09:55 PM
That part always scares the shit out of me. Giant self-governing automatons with destructive capability are my second greatest fear.

Right after Carneys?

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 10:17 PM
Yup..especially after they become self-aware.

Redcoats58
04-08-2005, 10:50 PM
The walking on that thing looks fake. How come they only showed an inside view of it walking and an above view? They never showed a shot from away from it? If those things were in real combat they would be so easy to knock over.

ChiefGator
04-08-2005, 10:53 PM
What a piece of shit...

Doesn't even walk.. just rolls on its feet.

Dumb.

Fire Me Boy!
04-08-2005, 10:58 PM
Put a rack on that thing and gochiefs is in love. :)
Who are you kidding? We all know it wouldn't need a rack.

Douche Baggins
04-08-2005, 11:06 PM
Who are you kidding? We all know it wouldn't need a rack.

You're both wrong. I've been madly in love with the AT-AT Walker ever since I laid eyes on it:

http://www.starwars.com/databank/vehicle/atat/img/movie_bg.jpg

Fire Me Boy!
04-08-2005, 11:07 PM
You're both wrong. I've been madly in love with the AT-AT Walker ever since I laid eyes on it.
Like the big gals, huh?

SBK
04-08-2005, 11:39 PM
"Giant walking robots?! WE SURRENDER!"

-France

ROFL

I thought it was "there's as much as a rumor of a fight? WE SURRENDER!"

Valiant
04-09-2005, 12:04 AM
Oh this is old... It is a homemade walking maching.. only can walk on flat surfaces... And if fires nerf balls out of the cannon... It is just a giant machine...

RINGLEADER
04-09-2005, 12:51 AM
You're both wrong. I've been madly in love with the AT-AT Walker ever since I laid eyes on it:

http://www.starwars.com/databank/vehicle/atat/img/movie_bg.jpg


Maybe you can answer me this: How come the snow speeder lasers can't get through the armor while they're walking but then, after they tie one up and it falls to the ground, all they have to do is shoot it with lasers to make it go ka-blooowy?

25 years later and I still can't figure that one out...

Douche Baggins
04-09-2005, 12:55 AM
Maybe you can answer me this: How come the snow speeder lasers can't get through the armor while they're walking but then, after they tie one up and it falls to the ground, all they have to do is shoot it with lasers to make it go ka-blooowy?

25 years later and I still can't figure that one out...

Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe they were just better able to hit a vital spot when the Walker was down, immobilized and not firing at them.

Redcoats58
04-09-2005, 12:57 AM
Maybe you can answer me this: How come the snow speeder lasers can't get through the armor while they're walking but then, after they tie one up and it falls to the ground, all they have to do is shoot it with lasers to make it go ka-blooowy?

25 years later and I still can't figure that one out...
Shame on you for questioning your god. Lucas is very disappointed in you child. "Don't be seduced by the darkside"

Judge Smails
04-09-2005, 01:06 AM
Was that Err from Aqua Teen they were shooting at?

RINGLEADER
04-09-2005, 01:35 AM
Shame on you for questioning your god. Lucas is very disappointed in you child. "Don't be seduced by the darkside"

Please. Lucas hasn't directed a good film for almost thirty years...

Logical
04-09-2005, 01:48 AM
We all know that Lucas invented this already... And his look much cooler...

I hate to say it, but I would bet almost any amount of money that the Japanese stole the basic concept from Star Wars. During my time living in Japan and working every day with their engineers they were the most uninventive people I ever met, brilliant at reverse engineering and improving on others designs but just terrible at creative thinking.

Redcoats58
04-09-2005, 01:51 AM
Please. Lucas hasn't directed a good film for almost thirty years...
Who said anything about Lucas directing a good film? I said he was GoChiefs god. The guy has a hard on for starwars. Am I wrong?


Lol sorry I just realized Gochiefs didn't post it I jumped the gun. ROFL

Logical
04-09-2005, 01:58 AM
Who said anything about Lucas directing a good film? I said he was GoChiefs god. The guy has a hard on for starwars. Am I wrong?


Lol sorry I just realized Gochiefs didn't post it I jumped the gun. ROFL
LOL I wondered if you had become confused.

Redcoats58
04-09-2005, 02:19 AM
LOL I wondered if you had become confused.
I'm so used to GoChiefs making comments about Star Wars. Oops :banghead:

Douche Baggins
04-09-2005, 02:37 AM
Who said anything about Lucas directing a good film? I said he was GoChiefs god. The guy has a hard on for starwars. Am I wrong?


Lol sorry I just realized Gochiefs didn't post it I jumped the gun. ROFL

Lucas being my god and me having a hard on for star wars are two very different things. The best Star Wars movies are the ones where Lucas has the least control.

Fire Me Boy!
04-09-2005, 02:38 AM
But he's the creator, no?

Douche Baggins
04-09-2005, 02:39 AM
But he's the creator, no?

You can say that again. :)

Fire Me Boy!
04-09-2005, 02:41 AM
You can say that again. :)
But he's the creator, no?

Douche Baggins
04-09-2005, 02:41 AM
But he's the creator, no?

ROFL

Fire Me Boy!
04-09-2005, 02:45 AM
Why is it so slow tonight? I'm really friggin' bored at work, and this isn't making my night go any faster.

Douche Baggins
04-09-2005, 02:47 AM
Why is it so slow tonight? I'm really friggin' bored at work, and this isn't making my night go any faster.

Uh, it's 3:47 AM central time. I was watching a movie for the last two hours, so that would explain my absence.

Fire Me Boy!
04-09-2005, 02:48 AM
Uh, it's 3:47 AM central time. I was watching a movie for the last two hours, so that would explain my absence.
But it's not usually this slow, even for damn near 4 a.m.

What did you watch?

Douche Baggins
04-09-2005, 02:50 AM
But it's not usually this slow, even for damn near 4 a.m.

What did you watch?

Pipe Dream. Some shitty chick flick on Starz romance. It was about a plumber who poses as a film director to meet women.

Fire Me Boy!
04-09-2005, 02:52 AM
Maybe you should post that in things you wouldn't want your S/O to disclose...

RedDread
04-09-2005, 03:34 AM
Pipe Dream. Some shitty chick flick on Starz romance. It was about a plumber who poses as a film director to meet women.

that sounds like the plot to a crappy porn flick

Saulbadguy
04-09-2005, 05:41 AM
Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe they were just better able to hit a vital spot when the Walker was down, immobilized and not firing at them.
Yep. They hit its neckmeat.

Braincase
04-09-2005, 05:45 AM
Round 1 to House Kurita.

the Talking Can
04-09-2005, 07:16 AM
what's Japanese for "Sitting Duck"?

or maybe they could call it "Target Practice"....

KCWolfman
04-09-2005, 08:40 AM
As an urban control vehicle, maybe.

In military applications, it and the driver would be slaughtered.

NewChief
04-09-2005, 11:24 AM
Round 1 to House Kurita.


Someone's played a little Mechwarrior/Battletech