Okay, it’s just its head. But that’s just this week. What the hell are they going to unveil about the 60-foot Gundam next week, huh? Moving arms, I bet. The week after that will be walking. And the week after that it’ll kick all of our asses. I guaran-damn-tee there’s a secret government training facility somewhere on (or in!) Mount Fuji where they are belittling and bullying 14-year-old Japanese boys until one of them becomes emotionally fucked up enough to pilot this thing.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.