A Blame SyFy's new show Robot Combat for this, and I also praise it. Its entertaining shit.
The New show has done something to me; I forgot how much I was bombarded with everything about Robots since my Childhood to the Present.
Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger , Kotetsu Jeeg, Goldrake (Grendizer in the Middle east, Grandizer in Latin America), Transformers (all version since 1984 to the present), Go Bots, Astro Boy, Voltron (the Lions and Vehicles), Robot-man and Friends (Yes), Tik Tok and Tin Man from the Oz books, Short Circuit 1 and 2, The Black Hole (Bob, Vincent and Maximilian), Terminator, Star Wars (C3po and R2-D2, and all the other Astromech robots which are my favorites), MechaGodzillas versions and the list just goes on and on, I couldn't fill it up. These are just of the examples of the shows and movies that inspired me for the robots I'll later create; Drifters and The Cats' 9 Lives! (Yes, there will Robots fighting Kat
) just to mention a few.
Then came Robot Wars, which I really miss, and later Robot Combat (obviously heavily inspired by the the film Steel, and so comes Pacific Rim, and I must say, I'm just hyped). I don't think real giant robots will ever happen in my lifetime, but combat robots in sport, like in Steel and Robot Combat, sure; another 15 or 20 years in advancements in Robotics and people might make them more fluidly in combat move, but to the style of Steel, maybe another 50 to 60 years (honestly).
But watching Robot Combat (NOTE; Never saw Steel) gave me an idea for a future Distopia of Illegal Robot combat games, where the owners are linked to their bots via nano control chips implanted in their brains, trying to make their living in this dangerous world while avoiding the long arm of the tyrant law
And mind you, I started to have this crazy idea while watching the Debut episode of Robot Combat last week, but draw these guys yesterday. Geesh, am I bored!
I might 6 other characters and their robot partners; as I view these they are categorized in groups; Syon is a Gunner type robot, though he can do hand to hand combat. As you can see I gave him a Plasma Cannon as tribute to Megatron.