Here's a fun fact. The reason that you only see kangaroos in Australia is because that's where they were invented by ancient aboriginal robotic designers. About 2500 years ago a mechanical engineer by the name of Djalu Yunupingu, working in his secret lab deep beneath Uluru, designed the first robotic kangaroo. This was in direct response to a threat from a rival designer. Working in what would eventually become the Sydney Opera House he designed what he called "the ultimate mechanical army". Those ended up being koala, but due to their dependency on eucalyptus fuel that had the side effect of making them sluggish and slow moving, they turned out to be no threat. I made that all up, but I dig this robotic roo by ToyForce 120.
So what do you do when you need to approach an enemy swiftly, over uneven and obstructed terrain, maintain dexterity while delivering a punishing array of armament? Well you pilot a mech of course, not unlike this reFrame by builder Messymaru. Just look at the sleek lines, the elegant but deadly proportions and the pose-ability of this beauty.
Builder m_o_n_k_e_y is back with another stellar robotic MOC. This one started innocently enough from an attempt to build a shoulder structure strong enough to hold heavy arms, and just sort of happened from there. It's always fascinating to me to learn the genesis of a MOC, it's sometimes completely unexpected, and I find that endlessly delightful.
With a name like Killjoy, you know this thing means business. I really dig the style of this mech, it feels more like a functional subframe with armored panels than the usual "action figure frame with stuff stuck on" that's so common these days. And the mechanics of it seem totally feasible, with excellent weight shift and stability.
In the future, if we have giant mechs like this one from kwi-chang roaming the battlefield, you can be sure that the ones that are brightly colored were built to kick some serious butt. There is something to be said for camouflage, it keeps you somewhat hidden until you're ready to fight. But then again if you're a twelve stories tall heavily armed bipedal mech, there's really no place to "blend in".
Hoot! This steam powered mechanical owl by vitreolum looks ready for flight, or at least ready to dispense lollipop consumption tips (brownie points to whoever gets that). He kinda reminds me of Bubo, from the eighties classic (albeit, pretty terrible) Clash of the Titans.