Working robot mecha suit is built for kids

The Kid's Walker Cyclops is available for rent.

(Credit: Sakakibara Kikai )

What do you get the kid who has it all? A robot mecha suit wouldn’t hurt.

Japan’s Sakakibara Kikai has a new crushworthy robot exoskeleton that would turn a few heads at school.

The bright green Kid’s Walker Cyclops is an 800-pound, 7-foot-tall drivable mecha suit with a cockpit and moving arms.

The front of the machine opens to become a ladder to the cockpit. As seen in the vid below, one hand has a hook to grapple foes and the other has a power drill to smite obstacles.

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