Mecha Mania: The Greatest Giant Robots of All Time

They’re big, shiny, loud, and can wreak havoc on an unsuspecting metropolitan city centre. It’s easy to understand pop culture’s obsession with these giant, rubble-inducing behemoths. They are the theoretical embodiment of human ingenuity, mankind’s concerted attempt to free themselves from the limitations of flesh, blood, and bone. A way to transcend this feeble form and wreak (or prevent) destruction on a massive scale.

They aren’t real, yet. But that doesn’t mean we can’t sit around and get nerdy! So … to kill the time between now and the day that you trade in your two-door sedan for a 15-foot, weaponized tin can, we read.

Today on Filthy Rich, we wax poetic on the stuff of childhood fantasy. No, not that one you dirty, dirty person! The one with explosions, destruction, and GIANT ROBOTS! Let’s explore the greatest giant robots of all time. Let’s go!

Optimus Prime

Oh yeah, we’re starting with the king. Optimus-Freaking-Prime. O.F. Prime (not his real name) blasted his way to the robot hall of fame as the goody two shoes Autobots leader in the iconic, 1984 television series, Transformers. His advanced alien weaponry, unrivaled tactical mind, and peaceful nature has aided his protection of the feeble human race on more than one occasion.

When he’s not protecting mankind from the dastardly Decepticons, you can find Optimus Prime cruising down the highway disguised as an 18-wheeled transport truck or relaxing at his beach house in Mar a lago. Ok, I might have made that last bit up. Still, Optimus Prime is and always will be the undisputed king of giant robots.

Image via The Church of Optimus Prime