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Machination Studio Codename: Colossus Mk. I Cyclops Sneak Peek

by Lambert Varias
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Machination Studio made waves last year when it unveiled its first creation – a 3D printed, remote-controlled, and World War I-inspired walking fortress called Codename: Colossus. That was a proof of concept, but since then the studio has been working on its first small-scale production collectible, the Mk. I Cyclops. It’s considerably smaller than the original Colossus at 13″ tall, and instead of being 3D printed it will be cast in resin. Mk. I Cyclops will be available in three versions: an assembled version with the paint of your choice, an assembled version with Machination Studio’s stock paint scheme, and an unassembled and unpainted DIY kit. The studio also promises to keep its hardware open source and release the Arduino code that it will use to run the toy.

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They’re strongly considering launching a fundraiser on Kickstarter or Indiegogo for Mk. I Cyclops, so keep an eye out on their Facebook page for updates. You can also follow the Mk. 1 Cyclops’ development on the studio’s YouTube page. Machination Studio founder Michael Sng is also working on a universal chassis for its Codename: Colossus toys. That skeleton will make it easier to have Colossus variants from warring countries, each with a distinct outer shell design. Machination Studio will also be at the 2016 New York Comic Con, so if you’re going to the con you might be able to see an early build of Mk. I Cyclops at their booth.

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