Designs on Korea’s Taekwon V

The Taekwon V Lab has posted a bunch of designs that may reflect how the iconic Korean giant robot Taekwon V will look in the upcoming live-action Taekwon V film. The designs (as seems visually obvious) are by Josh Nizzi, who worked on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and will likewise be involved in the third of the US Transformers blockbusters.

Taekwon V, South Korea’s giant mecha, which gets its name from its martial art prowess, more traditionally looks like this recently released (and very beautiful) model:

Naturally the robot will be getting a millennial upgrade for the new film, which is still in production but is scheduled for release in 2011. Here’s some of Nizzi’s conceptual design work for that upgrade, with options offered. Clearly Nizzi is going for the current modular look popularised by Michael Bay’s Transformers.

Below is a video of some test animation:

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Robo Dance Wars

From the 5th Hexapod Championship held in April 2010, where six-legged hexagonic dancing bots go to battle:

Source: I-Am-Bored

Robots Dancing

Ten robots do a synchronised dance for Christmas:

Thanks to Sean Williams (and the choreographers, of course).

Toy Robots of Destruction

This 1960s commercial for a large robot that will “work for you, fight for you and even talk to you” is obviously part of a long-running and diabolical plan by robotic conspirators to place operatives into ordinary suburban homes as Sleepers awaiting the call to arms!

Here’s another one, Great Garloo — even more sinister than Big Loo as it obviously grows to enormous size at your command!

The scary thing is that these powerful robots are stored in attics across the world even today, awaiting the signal from their now grown-up owners, whose passion for world domination has been festering away all these years and will soon break out into fully-blown mania!

You can learn more about the technicalities of making monsters of all kinds by visiting the Nightmare Sound Laboratory, where all things artificial and diabolical are created.