Homemade R2D2 steampunk junkbot

Robert sez, "I found this scrap metal homebuilt steampunk chubby R2D2 in Tokyo's Nakano Broadway. Pretty good welding!"

Steam Punk R2D2 (Thanks, Robert!)


  1. Not all assemblage art counts as steampunk; there’s not a scrap of brass color or leather on this! D:

  2. Nakano Broadway seems to get left off the Western Akiba/Otaku tours, but pound for pound it out-awesome’s most of Akihabara. The little galleries and tiny shops overflowing with unexpected collectibles. One guy had collected dozens of vintage JFK dolls, another blackface dolls, another had a full set of vintage Sesame Street sippy cups adn 70’s American TV show lunchboxes. Everything from NES cartridges to Russian fighter pilot helmets, porno to tin toys. (And of course every Kubrick, Panda-G, Gundam, Robotech, Masked Rider, Evangelion, etc merchandice ever produced.)

    And it’s always changing. Finding something awesome isn’t hard there. Finding the same thing twice is a challenge.

    It’s what Akihabara was like before it Disneyfied.

  3. @ ZADAZ Nakano better than Akiba?!

    You shouldn’t believe to the so called “otaku” experts.
    I love Nakano, but the magnitude of Akiba is (still) on a totally diferrent level… just take a look at Mandarake (Nakano’s geek’s temple) new 8 floor building opening in Akiba or to the legendary M’s Entertainment…


    Nakano Broadway is indeed cooler and much more accesible than Akiba. It is also much more family friendly (in my opinion), there’s even shops for grannies and little kids!

    Akiba is fantastic, too, in it’s own way.

    As for the Mandarake shop in Akiba, yes, it is cool right now when it is stuffed with goodies plucked from all the other Madarake shops, but the main store in Nakano Kicks a*s.

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