A Beautiful Mech Commemorates the Greatest Robot Movie of All Time

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If you haven't seen 1990's Robot Jox, well, stop reading. Go get a copy. Because it's just about the best thing ever. A combination of Cold War politics and stop-motion giant mech combat, it told the story of a future in which international disputes were settled not with wars, but with gladiatorial battles between...giant mechs.

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Props specialist Rocketbobs has spent four years recreating the "hero" of the movie, Achilles. What's awesome is that this isn't a replica toy. It's a restoration job of one of the "puppets" used in the filming of the movie, meaning its fully poseable, lights up and was even patched up using parts from models used in the finished film (assisted by an original blueprint used in the production of Robot Jox).

Restored Robot Jox Achilles [RPF, thanks Argh!]


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Befitzero

Ah Robot jocks I loved this super cheesy movie. I think the only reason why I even watched it was because it had giant fighting mechs.