Not sure if it’s photoshoppery or not — but if it’s real… can haz!? [Via News on Japan]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • http://twitter.com/kagetsuki0 影月

    That’s a beetle, or “kabuto mushi” in Japanese. I collect them every summer with my son, you feed them jelly and they fight each-other. http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%AB%E3%83%96%E3%83%88%E3%83%A0%E3%82%B7

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.hedstrom Sarah Hedstrom

    looks like a rhinocerous beetle

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.hedstrom Sarah Hedstrom

    looks like a rhinocerous beetle

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.hedstrom Sarah Hedstrom

    looks like a rhinocerous beetle

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716133997 Geoffrey Schaller

    It’s reminiscent of the Trickster’s Beetle from Doctor Who: http://popvultures.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/turn_left_doctor_who.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/yoshitoJuarez Yoshito Juarez

      Yes!  That’s great!

    • http://twitter.com/aukondk Stephen Ward

      “There is something on your back”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1099265820 Cody Hufstetler

      I was just about to say that.
      CHANGES IN HISTORY OM NOM NOM

  • Duncan Domingue

    Seems like one would be able to mod a Boblbee backpack into this.

  • Duncan Domingue

    Seems like one would be able to mod a Boblbee backpack into this.

  • Duncan Domingue

    Seems like one would be able to mod a Boblbee backpack into this.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t seem like it would be too hard to make.  Love the attention to detail.

  • sohail sidique

    Thats no backpack!

  • sohail sidique

    Thats no backpack!

  • http://twitter.com/masmarius masmarius

    that looks a lot like a phanaeus endymion! i’ve always liked it…

  • http://twitter.com/masmarius masmarius

    that looks a lot like a phanaeus endymion! i’ve always liked it…

  • http://twitter.com/masmarius masmarius

    that looks a lot like a phanaeus endymion! i’ve always liked it…