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When a geek spends countless hours building a 1,000-pound robot that doubles as a wine rack and stands 6-foot tall, from scrap metal, you can expect to pay a heavy price for it, $7000 to be exact. This awesome robot can hold 32-bottles of wine. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Thanks to advances in technology, building real Transformer robots really isn't that far-fetched anymore, or at least one a miniature scale. These range from Humvee-inspired creations to some that defy words. Continue reading to see them all.

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"Vision Eight" may not be a human-sized robot, but it definitely can transform from a car into humanoid form in mere seconds. It took the researchers at JS Robotics eight tries before finally coming up with a working model. Continue reading for more information and a video demonstration.

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Lugging around electronic equipment can be a hassle for professional DJs, but not with this awesome car, which has all the equipments built into the rear hatch. At the push of a button, the rear extends outwards, providing the DJ with enough standing room to man the turntables. Click here view the first image in this week's WINS gallery, courtesy of HackedIRL.com. Continue reading to see what happens when an R1-powered go-kart passes a cop.

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In the movies and cartoons, Transformers are robots in disguise, but this engagement ring is anything but. According to its creator, TheBoog17 on deviantART, "the setting of this ring was custom made for a customer using our 3Design CAD CAM software and cast in 14k white gold." Continue reading for one more picture.

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Researchers at National Taiwan University have built a real-life transformers-inspired robot that boasts wheels that "fold in half to form crude legs so it can go where no wheeled robot has gone before." Continue reading for a video.

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Sure, many of you may have seen this Transformers-inspired USB flash drive floating around for some time, but it's currently in the running for coolest flash drive of 2012. Click here to see more of today's most popular images, courtesy of Imgur.com. Continue reading for a video of another transforming USB drive.

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When are BIC pens not just something you use to take notes in class, write reminders, and/or piss someone off when they're drunk? When they're used to create stunning art masterpieces, like the Optimus Prime you see above. Click here to see more of today's most popular images, courtesy of Imgur.com. For another win, continue reading to check out dubstep dancing on The Great Wall of China.

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Transformers fans rejoice! A man from China used scrap metal to create his own DIY version of a transforming jet robot, complete with LED eyes, wheels, wings, and afterburners. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video of yet another awesome homemade Transformer robot.

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Not just any Transformers robot, this one is Cup Noodle-inspired and doubles as a timer. That's right, "start cooking up some noodles, set the timer, and watch ROBONOODLE rise." Unfortunately, you won't see these in stores. Continue reading for a video.

Apparently, these are being sold under some sort of a lottery system and only with proof of noodle purchase, because they are so awesome.
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