‘Giant Torayan’ robot blows!

The Giant Torayan robot makes its final preparations for a fire-breathing assault on the sleazy nightclubs of Tokyo’s Roppongi!!

fire breathing robot in Roppongi

2009 – Kyodo

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Read more about this at The Tokyo Reporter who writes that this flaming robot is part of ‘Roppongi Art Night’ that is…

intended to highlight the city’s artistic attractions while assisting in transforming the image of one of Tokyo’s more notorious nightlife centers…beginning on March 28 and continuing for 32 hours, will ‘fuse art with the urban landscape’more

On the flaming robot artist, Kenji Yanobe, describes the , “GIANT TORATAN doll is the ultimate child’s weapon, as it sings, dances, breathes fire, and follows only those orders given by children…”
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9 thoughts on “‘Giant Torayan’ robot blows!”

  1. I still think it’s a plot by the Bobbleheads in making their own version of the Gort robot to bring the entire Earth to Stand Still….and it will go on a rampage throughout Tokyo, making Gojira (Godzilla) look like Mr. Rogers in comparison…..

  2. More pics!

    Giant baby robot spits fire on Roppongi (pics)
    Pink Tentacle 29 Mar 2009– Sculptor Kenji Yanobe’s Giant Torayan robot, a 7.2-meter (24-ft) tall mechanical baby that sings, dances and spits fire, was sighted in Tokyo’s Roppongi district last night

  3. Man! That Governator Blinky looks more like one of them Lovecraftian Deep Ones (them Icthyoid fishmen of the deep)with that flabby folded flaps beneath the neck…..he’s lookin’ more alien each day…the Bobbleheads are slowly replacing humans with Podpeople….

  4. wow…this is a giant, fire-breathing robot, controled by CHILDREN!!!
    THEY’RE GIVING A GIANT ROBOT TO CHILDREN AND REMOVING THE POWER OF ADULTS TO OVERRIDE THE ROBOT’S ORDERS WHEN THE CHILDREN HAVE IT PICK UP AN ICE CREME TRUCK…japan’s screwed

  5. Here’s a Vine video loop of the giant baby-bot, “Torayan,” in action at the Kyoto City Hall yesterday.

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