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There’s a five ton robot death machine on sale at Amazon for $1 million

The list of things you can’t buy on Amazon is pretty small and, as of yesterday, you can take gargantuan mechs off of the list. Looking like something out of a Terminator movie, the robot known as Kuratas is an actual, five ton ridable mech that could be yours for the modest price of over a million dollars. 

Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Brad Stone billed Amazon as “The Everything Store” in his 2013 book about the company. Now, here’s irrefutable proof: if you have ¥120,000,000 (about $1,020,000) handy, you can currently buy a rideable mech robot through Amazon Japan. The robot is Kuratas, a passion project of Japanese blacksmith Kogoro Kurata that has been in development for several years. It’s 3.8 meters (12.5 feet) tall, weighs 5 tons, and should be able to scare the snot out of entire towns with aplomb. (Kurata bills the machine as a “toy,” but that seems like a liberal use of the term.) Its terrifying BB Gatling gun can rattle off 6,000 rounds per minute, set to trigger when the pilot smiles.

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