If you loved Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, but want in on the action – and happen to have and extra $17,000 lying around, you can own these Bionic Bopper Cars. A driver (up to 300 lbs) “sits inside the robot’s protective steel cage cockpit and uses a thumb-triggered button on two independent joysticks to activate two pneumatic-powered, tire-tread-fisted arms, which throw upward punches at an opposing robot’s head. A successful hit sends an opposing robot’s head back, scoring a point.”
Each car is powered by a Honda gas engine which moves the car forward and backward, while also allowing for left and right spins. A front-mounted display is also provided in each robot’s mid-section, which tallies successful scoring punches.