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The only Christmas present I want is this smart, 1/8th scale app-controlled Tachikoma

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KAWAIIIIIII!!!!!!!!

There is a lot to love about Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex. There’s the continuing and slightly alternative adventures of kickarse protagonist Motoko Kusanagi; a satellite-assisted sniper; cool hacking, and deep plots about identity and self; some of the best action in any anime TV series.

And there are Tachikoma – robots/one-person armoured tanks that have a uniquely cute take on the world and philosophy and are also armed with an array of high calibre weapons.

Various Tachikoma toys have been available over the years, but none of them have a patch on the – deep breath – GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX 1/8 SCALE FIGURE: TACHIKOMA SPECIAL EDITION.

Now, normally, at this point, we’d abandon that long name in service of brevity, but trust me, friends, this little smart toy truly deserves to be called the GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX 1/8 SCALE FIGURE: TACHIKOMA SPECIAL EDITION. The GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX 1/8 SCALE FIGURE: TACHIKOMA SPECIAL EDITION is not only big – it measures 39.1cm x 35.2cm x 24.9cm – but it can move about, have a chat (only in Japanese, but hey, that’s a great way to learn Japanese!), and even learn to recognise objects that you show it.

Even cooler is the fact that, just like their life-size, fictional counterparts, the GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX 1/8 SCALE FIGURE: TACHIKOMA SPECIAL EDITION can then share what it’s learned via the cloud to other GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX 1/8 SCALE FIGURE: TACHIKOMA SPECIAL EDITION toys, thus growing their shared understanding of the world.

Check this awesome little guy out!

Of course, the GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX 1/8 SCALE FIGURE: TACHIKOMA SPECIAL EDITION is not cheap. Thanks to its machined aluminium and chromed features, it costs nearly $US2000. There’s a Standard edition that replaces the metal parts with ABS plastic, but that’s still not cheap.

And, on top of that, the pre-orders have already closed, and it’s unknown of more stock will become available. You can drool and learn more here.


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