Back in November, you may have seen this video of a motorized robot that can transform, launch missiles and even dance by remote control.
Takara, maker of the original Transformers, saw it too. And now they're working with the guy to create official versions.
Francesco Fondi, at the Italian site Hobby Media, snapped some pictures of the Takara prototypes at the Tokyo Toy Show, and he graciously gave me permission to use a few...
There are more at his site. I think the robot design could use some refining, but as proof of concept, I'd say this is the start of something cool. And expensive.
Now dance for me, dammit!