Japanese Exoskeleton Suit Goes On Sale For Only $93,000

If you have a hundred thousand bucks you’d like to spend, perhaps you’d be interested in an exoskeleton suit? Even if it won’t make you super strong?


According to Japanese site IT Media, Skeletonics, the folks behind this exoskeleton, is now offering order-made suits that start at $93,000. The suits are nine-feet tall and weigh 88 pounds.

The highly expressively exoskeleton is completely analog and won’t make the wearer faster or stronger. Then what exactly does the suit do? Well, you can get it in, walk around, control its arms and move the fingers.

“I’m frequently told that it looks fantastic, but then have to explain that it doesn’t really do anything, which ends up confusing a lot of people,” creator Reyes Tatsuru Shiroku told The Japan Times. (Full disclosure: I am a Japan Times columnist.)

“We didn’t think about creating anything useful,” he added. “That’s probably why we were able to develop a unique thing.”

Instead, the suit could be used at theme parks or during corporate promotions to entertain onlookers. You could also get one to wear around the house!


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.


I’ve seen a bunch of cosplayers on here who could undercut them by 50%, produce something that doesn’t look like it was made of clothes hangers, and still make huge profit.

Ssorry, it’s kinda cool looking and everything but you put that sort of price tag on it and you’re opening yourself to a different level of critique.