The $17,000 Boxing Robot You Climb Into

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Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots has nothing on these. Arriving in a package weighing 850 lbs. (!), these Robot Boxing Machines ($17,000) take recreational robot warfare to a new level.

You and buddy each climb inside one of the beasts, and use a thumb-triggered button and two independent joysticks to activate the pneumatic-powered, tire-tread-fisted arms, while a Honda gas engine powers the hidden wheels, letting you float like a tank at up to 3 mph for up to five hours of fighting.

A successful hit sends an opposing robot's head back, scoring a point. The 'bots can battle on smooth surfaces as small as 16 square feet -- but the more room for your robots the better.

Just the thing to liven up your holiday gatherings.

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