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Assuming Direct Control

“Super-Alloy” Hello Kitty Mecha Will Out-Cute Everything [Video]

Sure, it’s a little long and it’s only in Japanese, but this anime video about the new Hello Kitty mecha that Bandai is releasing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of both Hello Kitty and it’s Chogokin “super-alloy” metal is pretty great. The only downside is that it makes me want to pilot my own Hello Kitty mecha.

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Almost Totally Excellent

New Pacific Rim Featurette Tells Us About The Characters Behind the Mecha

Watch Guillermo del Toro talk about how he grounded and humanized his kaiju v.s. mecha movie, and learn more about the characters played by Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Charlie Hunnam in this new featurette for Pacific Rim. After all, if anyone can give heart to two of the most over-the-top types of sci-fi films, it’s Guillermo del Toro. In case you thought you were just imagining things, that is in fact GLaDOS at about 1:20.

(via Collider)

Previously in Pacific Rim


Great Hera!

Forget The Invisible Jet, Here’s Wonder Woman’s Invisible Mecha Suit!

Including her Techno-Lasso of Truth! Don’t get too excited though, this isn’t a toy you can buy in stores. It was created by Angus MacLane using transparent LEGO pieces. But you know what that means…DIY!

Previously in Wonder Woman


And I'll Form the Head!

Bully Troubles? Build a Cardboard Mecha [Music Video]

Alright, we at the Mary Sue don’t endorse violence in general, but we do endorse girls building super-strong cardboard mechwarriors. This video for Cut Copy’s Take Me Over was directed by Ryan Patrick, with design by him and Katie Isaacson.

(via Tipster Mike.)

Aaaaaas Yooooou Wiiiiiiiiiiiish

8 Portraits of Last-Century Ladies As Superheroes and Geek Icons

According to their Facbook Page, Foto Marvellini was founded last year in Milan by the Marvellini brothers. And whether that is actually the case, or simply a part of the fiction in which an arresting series of portraits is, ahem, framed, we appreciate their motto: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”


And I'll Form the Head!

New Voltron Clip Shows A Very, Very Familiar Transformation

The new Voltron Force transforms in a whirl of passable 3-D animation, deplorable 2-D animation, hilarious Techno Babble, and one (admittedly) unexpected and lonely subversion. You know, I don’t care if it’s canonical, there is just something inherently silly about being roared at by a robot’s toes.

(via Comics Alliance.)