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Bionic arm charms, destroys major city

During the extremely scaled-down E3 2008, Capcom paraded around an amazing mechanical arm from the upcoming Bionic Commando game, currently due in February. We begged, we pleaded, and finally the kind folks at Capcom dared to let us borrow this surprisingly functional, eyeball-arresting prop. First thing we did? Take out into San Francisco for a little test walk.

 


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Needless to say, there were heads a’turnin’. At one point during the laser-beam scene people (tourists) kept approaching to take pictures, as if we were part of the usual street performer crowd. Can’t say we made any money, but at least they get to go home and say “so hey I saw this guy with a giant robot arm today.”

The history:


Said arm was shipped from Japan in this massive crate, which, had we been pulled over by the police, would have looked more than a little suspicious 


How many crates do you suspect you’ll see in your entire life that have “Bionic Arm” written in English and Japanese? 


Very tiring to hold that thing all day. It has a handle inside to grip, but hours of bracing will eff your shit up 


This giving fellow made us a super-sized waffle cone big enough for the arm to nab. The claws don’t close all the way, and can’t lift much more than a bag 


Moments before actually getting popped in the face by a Frisbee 


We actually had to call the store’s owner for permission to knock over a whole rack of Marvel comics. Good sports, Comix Experience! 


There are only so many ways to answer “So what’s that on your arm?” 

The arm is presently back in safe hands at Capcom, no doubt waiting to be used in some kind of devious heist or elaborate prank. Regardless of its future usage, we’re extremely appreciative of the loan and the fact that they had the right mindset to spend an ungodly amount of money to build it in the first place.

Dec 18, 2008


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38 comments

  • lovinmyps3 - February 2, 2010 12:01 a.m.

    The song at the end is awesome!
  • curly_jefferson - November 15, 2009 2:25 p.m.

    this video's even funnier now that i know it's a wife arm.
  • super0sonic - September 21, 2009 8:30 a.m.

    Wow this was great!!
  • Baconator96 - May 6, 2009 5:13 a.m.

    +10 internets to you.
  • Satanshadow94 - April 24, 2009 9:33 a.m.

    That looks cool but if you search portal on google images they will tell you how to make your own portal gun. Sweeet!!!
  • TENAXIS - April 11, 2009 11:31 a.m.

    whats the ending song?? i like it ^^
  • Geminiman82 - December 22, 2008 2:46 p.m.

    I loved the scene in the comic shop, very good stuff!
  • Corsair89 - December 21, 2008 8:58 p.m.

    I'm envious
  • evildevil2 - December 21, 2008 4:02 p.m.

    with the bionic arm head and neck thing I left out the wor dragon oopsy, and oe was ooze
  • evildevil2 - December 21, 2008 4 p.m.

    I would like to have a stylized bionicarm and tail*! XDDDDDD *And two stylized bionic wings that the part of the wings the are between the bones oe a substance that goes on fire at -10 degrees celcuis, I would have a flexible flame proof suit...of armor though that is stylized, and the bionics would be flame proof, and the bionic arm could shoot fire and look like a head and neck with the as a normal human like hand, ONLY BIONIC, alsoI just thought of this, I want two bionic legs that are stylized to look like hind dragon legs and male me leap incredibly heights, these bionics and the armor will obviously be made of titanium and a flame proof material. :)
  • Skidd - December 21, 2008 1:39 p.m.

    Hilarious, I want an arm like that. (AND STOP POSTING FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, ETC. IT'S GETTING REALLY ANNOYING AND DOESN'T MAKE YOU ANY MORE SPECIAL.)
  • georgeguy - December 20, 2008 11:02 p.m.

    wow great vid guys i want one for christmas!
  • SlightlyBetterName - December 20, 2008 6:06 p.m.

    Hahaha, great job. I love how in the credits Charlie is "Master Chief"
  • crazycrazy83 - December 20, 2008 4:20 p.m.

    shane's face at the end was pricless!
  • KingofHearts - December 20, 2008 9:55 a.m.

    DUDE!! Me next! Me next! Ship it to me next!!
  • TrIp13G - December 20, 2008 6:28 a.m.

    @SlickMcWilly: It's from the original Bionic Commando. The last boss was actually Hitler, and, to paraphrase StrongBad: "His head A SPLODE".
  • Samael - December 20, 2008 4:39 a.m.

    Pure, 100%, freshly-ground, grade S, win.
  • Dr.Mr.Gamer - December 19, 2008 7:37 p.m.

    that was the most win ive seen in a while
  • KatamariLovesSpock - May 12, 2009 5:39 p.m.

    Where can I acquire said "Bionic Arm"?
  • FierceDeity - December 23, 2008 1:41 a.m.

    where did you get a master sword and a plasma sword

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