R/C Battling Sumo Wrestlers

by Tiago

R/C Battling Sumo Wrestlers

If you are the type of person that enjoys watching Sumo fights (like this one that lasts 30 seconds which is above the average), there is a new toy for you to play and practice – this will make you remember the fat peoples sport. It doesn’t have all the good techniques like the real sumo fighters have, nor does it weight a lot – it is more basic but the fun is still for real.

The Remote Control Sumo Wrestler package contains 2 fighters, there is a blue and angry one that looks to be smiling and likes to show all his teeth + a red that is screaming for help to take a dump like you can see on the image.

Each one measures 13-inches and about the weight problem, here are my calculations: they are inflatable so probably it is just a couple hundred grams. On the other hand, each Sumo needs a lot of energy (read 4AA batteries) in order to work, since one AA battery weights 23 grams (according to wikipedia) it means that one inflatable toy + 92 grams = 130 grams approximately.

To control your wrestler there is a remote control (duh) that has 2 buttons, I’m presuming that on the right side it’s the button to move forward while on the left button the Sumo guy can move backward while turning – this is the special trick to win all your fights.

And to make the fights more realistic, there are special voices that re-create what the Sumo referees say during the match, more exactly – “Hakke-yoi” and “Nokotta” – which in english means something similar to “keep going”.

PS – you can get the R/C Sumo guys for $40 at ThinkGeek.

3 reviews or comments

Moon Says: November 19, 2006 at 12:39 pm

Whoa! That video is one of the greatest sumos I’ve ever seen!

If I was in the crowd, I’d have been going crazier than even those Japanese fans! Wow.

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