Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mecha Countdown #20
Hey all, Counterfett here. I'm back to work, and boy does it suck. Seriously, not having a great day already. BUt at least I'm here, and thanks to yesterday's hookey day, it's going to be a short week. Additionally, sinc emy orders I have been waiting (forever!) for are finally starting to arrive, I'll have more toys and reading material to make me happier when I'm not at the office. Anyway, on with the show!
#20 AMP Suit.
I hated the movie Avatar. Really, it stank. I didn't want to go see it, had zero expectations, and left feeling soiled. That said, the AMP scenes were ok. I think of the AMP as sort of a Hybrid EXO/Mecha in that it's not that big, but I think it fits the bills isnce it has a cockpit rather than having the user's arms and legs actually inside the suit.
Also, while it has a bit of a 'western' look to it, being only vaguely humanoid, it does have what I think of as an 'eastern' mecha feature, in that the weapons and tools are held in robotic hands rather than mounted directly to the arm or frame. I always thought that was unnecessarily complicated for a robot, considering how easy it is to just bolt weapons in fixed mounts. But whatever.