South Korea's Giant Robot Statue to Dwarf Japan's

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South Korea's Giant Robot Statue to Dwarf Japan's

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Things are getting a bit heated in the East Asian contest to see which country can build the giant-est giant robot in all the land, as South Korea has unveiled plans to build a 364 foot tall robot.

Building gigantic statues of fictional giant robot seems to be all the rage in East Asia these days. Japan has done it twice now in a single year, with its life-size Gundam in Odaiba and Tetsujin in Kobe, but South Korea is now trying to one-up Japan at its own giant robot building game with the announcement of plans to erect an absolutely colossal giant robot in the city of Incheon.

The statue will be of Taekwon V, known stateside as Voltar the Invincible, and will stand some 364 feet tall, making it not only much bigger than the 59 and 60 foot statues in Japan, but roughly three times as tall as the Statue of Liberty itself. Giant robots are more important than freedom and liberty. I think that's the message that's being sent here.

The robot will be erected in the middle of something called Robot Land, a theme park in Incheon that's entirely devoted to everything and anything that has to do with robots. "Fun & Fantasy with Robot" is the English motto for the place, which should serve no doubt as the place where the robot uprising will begin when it opens to the public, along with its giant mascot, in 2013.

I for one am glad to see countries competing to build the biggest robot statues. Better that than a nuclear arms race, I say. "Build giant robot statues, not bombs," a new rallying cry for peace in the 21st century.

[Via Gizmodo]

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DUDE.

DUDE.

We're falling behind! I demand that we build a 380-foot-tall Megas XLR, stat!

Also, this seems like a good time to promote the most awesome usergroup ever.

This like that South Park-Episode, where they start building a ladder to heaven, and then the Japanese start building one as well, only their's reaches out into space, while Cartman's ladder is only a few meters tall.

CantFaketheFunk:
Dude.

DUDE.

DUDE.

We're falling behind! I demand that we build a 380-foot-tall Megas XLR, stat!

Damn you, stealing my comments!

But he is right! We must!

CantFaketheFunk:
Dude.

DUDE.

DUDE.

We're falling behind! I demand that we build a 380-foot-tall Megas XLR, stat!

Damn! Ninja'd!

I sense Giant Robot Wars sometime in the future.

time to unveil my optimus VS R2D2 static battle scene...

No, no, no, you're thinking too small! We must build a giant robot on the moon!

CantFaketheFunk:
Dude.

DUDE.

DUDE.

We're falling behind! I demand that we build a 380-foot-tall Megas XLR, stat!

This.
but then again, the giant robots of today don't exactly.. well.. DO much.

The Great JT:
I sense Giant Robot Wars sometime in the future.

Hosted by a 1034ft Craig Charles?

The Great JT:
I sense Giant Robot Wars sometime in the future.

Am I allowed to make an unsavoury comment about North Korea?

Why do I get this funny feeling within the next 10 years we will all be stuck in some wierd giant robot fighting anime

This is epic. Soon we shall have China building a robot to beat them all.

"Mine is bigger than your's"

CantFaketheFunk:
Dude.

DUDE.

DUDE.

We're falling behind! I demand that we build a 380-foot-tall Megas XLR, stat!

Screw that, we need a 400 foot Cylon Centurion!

We need a Death Star.

CantFaketheFunk:
Dude.

DUDE.

DUDE.

We're falling behind! I demand that we build a 380-foot-tall Megas XLR, stat!

I second this, we need the best giant robot from New Jersey. Why is he cooler than any other mech? He blew up the DMV with it, sorry did wing zero do that? No? MEGAS XLR wins.

North Korea? The people who were furiously building Nuclear Missiles are now building Giant Robots? I'm slightly worried...

paulgruberman:
No, no, no, you're thinking too small! We must build a giant robot on the moon!

You're thinking too small; we need to make the moon itself a giant robot.

OH...

MY...

GIANT ROBOT!

If countries keep making giant robots I'm sure the alien invasion will be halted, and all the world will rejoice.

Now all we need to do is...Make them move, and defend the world from any threat that comes enevertably with robots! XD

A random person:

paulgruberman:
No, no, no, you're thinking too small! We must build a giant robot on the moon!

You're thinking too small; we need to make the moon itself a giant robot.

Row, row. Fight the power.

Cargando:
North Korea? The people who were furiously building Nuclear Missiles are now building Giant Robots? I'm slightly worried...

This is SK, not NK.

NK is the one with the short dick of there God, SK is the nice one who makes all the free MMO's. xD -Kidding-

CantFaketheFunk:
Dude.

DUDE.

DUDE.

We're falling behind! I demand that we build a 380-foot-tall Megas XLR, stat!

A 380-foot Megas XLR statue? BRILLIANT!

Giant status cool, it's when they start moving that things get interesting. This also explains why japan was talking about tearing one statue down but was delayed (don't remember the article exactly). Maybe they knew about this ahead of time and are working on blue prints to replace it with something larger.

This is what these two countries have been relegated to, a plastic robot competition? I think we need to have another war, this is getting kinda sad.

We need a 500ft Bender robot.

He's 30% iron, 40% titanium, 40% zinc, 40% lead, 40% Dolomite and 40% luck.

NOW GET TO WORK, YOU MEATBAGS!

Wasn't expecting anything like this from Korea, sounds interesting. What kind of rides are they going to have at robot land?

CantFaketheFunk:
Dude.

DUDE.

DUDE.

We're falling behind! I demand that we build a 380-foot-tall Megas XLR, stat!

I'm with you 100%! :D
I miss megas XLR. :(

In the end America will win in the robot statue building wars. Just to show our awesomeness can defeat Eastern Asia's

paulgruberman:
No, no, no, you're thinking too small! We must build a giant robot on the moon!

The Far East are building poxy robots on Earth, America builds a massive one on the Moon.

Then Russia'll burst everyones bubbles and try and do one on Mars :P

Dosen't anyone else think that these countries are just overcompensating for somthing......A bad econmy! What did you think I was talking about?

Thus the robot wars have begun...

what we need is a giant space cruiser that transforms into a giant robot maid. Then the giant robo maid can use her vacuum to suck up all their other robots.

My men will have it ready soon...

What better way to jumpstart the world economy than by escalating giant robot projects.

Japan > Korea.

So what's the USA going to do to fight the giant robots? Send little army soliders at them? Or throw the Statue Of Liberty?

Ah well......So much for that

A random person:

paulgruberman:
No, no, no, you're thinking too small! We must build a giant robot on the moon!

You're thinking too small; we need to make the moon itself a giant robot.

That's no moon...

freetogoodhome:

A random person:

paulgruberman:
No, no, no, you're thinking too small! We must build a giant robot on the moon!

You're thinking too small; we need to make the moon itself a giant robot.

That's no moon...

It's some kind of Space Station...

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