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From 2007 to May this year, Jaimie Mantzel posted a series of videos detailing his work on a giant, rideable robot spider. The shrunken-down version has now been released as a toy.

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From 2007 to May this year, Jaimie Mantzel posted a series of videos detailing his work on a giant, rideable robot spider. The shrunken-down version has now been released as a toy.

Called the Attacknid, the robot was announced back in February this year with a YouTube video that went absolutely nuts — with good reason. The Attacknid (then unnamed) had a whole bunch of features that had robo-combat fans clamouring for more.

Now it's arrived, and it delivers everything it promised. The six-legged robot features three different weapons that it can shoot up to 10 metres — Dissector Discs, which are included with the toy; Snyper Darts; and Destroyer Spheres — as well as removable armour that falls off when it's directly hit, a 360-degree rotating head and the ability to fight in a 40-Attacknid melee, all controlled via an Xbox-like remote.

It even has a built-in feature that means games are easy to score (and challenging to play): if it takes three direct hits to the head, it shuts down automatically.

The Attacknid is available now from Combat Creatures for £69.99, with a limit of three per person. Yep, that's definitely one for the Christmas list.

In the video below, you can watch as Mantzel's family unboxes the first arrivals from the factory.

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