We’ve been waiting for this international giant robot fight since 2015 , and this month it finally happened. To refresh your memory, American robotics firm MegaBots challenged Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industries to a mecha-vs.-mecha fight, the challenge was accepted, and trash-talking ensued. To be honest, I was a little worried that this duel was going to suck. I figured there’s no way these guys would actually deploy giant chainsaw swords and fire projectiles that could do any kind of actual damage, and I also thought that a concern for safety would limit the fighting tactics they’d use. I was wrong. These guys aren’t messing around. And during the two duels, the fear of the pilots inside the cockpits is palpable. I don’t want to spoil anything, and I’ve cut the video into the two duels. Here’s the first, which is practically over before it begins: Here’s the second, which is filled with some surprises and OH SHIT moments: I eagerly await the rematch!