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.Sy



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:53 pm Reply with quote
It has a flame-thrower? Shocked
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RedComet



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:08 pm Reply with quote
Yes it's to fight forestfires.I've seen it before and it's awesome.
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spider-moose



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:19 pm Reply with quote
I WANT ONE!
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:32 pm Reply with quote
I remember this last year when someone posted it on Demonseals. The awesomeness lives on! Cool
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Flipnofunk



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:42 pm Reply with quote
i wonder which one would win this robot that has flame throwers but can barely walk or the robot that was on sale before that shot foam bullets but can walk properly ( http://www.japantimes.co.jp/​cgi-​bin/​getarticle.​pl5?​nn20050518f2.​htm ) the one that is being sold now is $35,000
the other one is a whopping $334,000
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:07 pm Reply with quote
Is this even legal to sell on-line...?
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Zeiram



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:42 pm Reply with quote
hmm, i wonder why he is selling it, i read the whole where and what and why he built it, heard stuff bout him using it at car destruction derbies or something. Ah well, seems he's getting money back on his investment

now what will the winner do with this?

yes he's a mech otaku hehe
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Emerje



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:56 pm Reply with quote
Flipnofunk wrote:
the one that is being sold now is $35,000
the other one is a whopping $334,000


It's not selling for $35,000, that's just the starting bid. Infact if it doesn't get more bids it wont sell at all as it hasn't reached the reserve price yet.

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Flipnofunk



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:21 pm Reply with quote
heh heh woops ya kinda forgot to read it Embarassed

anyways i can't see any practical use for it (maybe barbequing food). But i guess some guy with either lots of money, some one who owns a robotic company and is intersted on helping out while owning a prototype, a really big mech fan, or some crazy lunatic bent on dominateing small cites would buy it

GATSU wrote:
Is this even legal to sell on-line...?


i guess they can sell it even though it consider a weapon(i seen even more illegal things sold on ebay before). i can't see someone geting killed unless they are either slow( i can't see this thing actually getting far), can't hear the roaring motor, trys tampering with the system.
i think buying sword is more dangerous on ebay then buying this because if your going to buy this to kill someone you must really hate this person/group of people to buy some thing of that cost
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ampersand



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:09 am Reply with quote
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hmm, i wonder why he is selling it, i read the whole where and what and why he built it, heard stuff bout him using it at car destruction derbies or something. Ah well, seems he's getting money back on his investment


Nahhh, he's adamant that he's not a sell-out. He admits not being able to generate more investments, and he wants to use the money to create the next-generation version of this robot.

Personally, I'd like the other one more, the one that shoots the foam arrows. That one looks sturdier, looks like it runs fine, and looks like I don't need a tetanus shot to operate it.[/i][/code][/quote]
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eimajtl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:18 am Reply with quote
This is obviously a scam. The guy was on G4TechTV talking about his mech not too long ago and he ad no interest in selling it. He has been building this hting for a while, he wouldnt just up an sell it. Especially with the investment of time nad money he has put into it.

Also if you look at the sellers rating it is 0, which should tell you something...
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Zeiram



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:26 pm Reply with quote
hmm on one hand buildng a new one is cool, on theother hand a scam? <.< *looks into it* be rght back

ok back http://www.neogentronyx.com/​ well looks real then
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eimajtl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:42 pm Reply with quote
I still don't know...the thing is huge. It would require a lot more money to ship the thing. It just doesnt seem real at all.
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Necros Antiquor



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:18 pm Reply with quote
.Sy wrote:
It has a flame-thrower? Shocked

RedComet wrote:
Yes it's to fight forestfires.I've seen it before and it's awesome.

Um...how do you fight forest fires by making more fire? I'm confused... Anime dazed
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Joe Mello



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:12 pm Reply with quote
Maybe it's to control the fire--use up all the local flammable material and let the fire suffocate.
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