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Blueprints appear for Pacific Rim giant robot. Oh, my.

December 4th, 2012 by Marc Comments

With the Pacific Rim viral campaign kicking off in style last week (here) now we get a good look at what the humans are piloting in their fight to save planet earth…

In Guillermo Del Toro’s giant monsters vs giant robots movie, giant sea monsters called Kaiju threaten all of humanity. We fight back by building giant piloted robots called Jaegers. The blue prints above are the first good look we’ve had at them and… oh, my. There’ll not be a manga or Armoured Core fan in the house not breathing heavily.

This particular Jaeger is called Striker Eureka and is stationed at the Sydney Shatterdome. On his own site recently, Del Toro said this is “the most advanced battle machine ever assembled: the biggest, fastest and strongest Jaeger ever to walk the earth” and is “based on existing robotic / DARPA jet-fighter neural links [DARPA being Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency].

“The very first engines used to create the ‘muscle strands’ on the Jaeger limbs were Husqvarna engines and the first assembly line was an amalgam between Germany and US. Those were the MARK I,” del Toro wrote.

Pacific Rim is out on July 12, 2013.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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