For many years I've been trying to breed a Heckler and Koch MP5 with a walrus to no avail. And although this particular item probably can't be used to take over the world in the same way as my would-be walrus assassin, I believe it's the next best thing.
The beetle crawls around on its six legs, and is "steerable" by the mini 5 button infra-red remote control which provides 5 indispensable buttons - forward, reverse, left and right turn, and fire!
Strapped to the beetle's back is a cannon, which can be loaded with a number of BB pellets. Pressing the red button in the centre of the remote control fires off a pellet.
So what's next then? AK-47 spiders? A milipede with a whip?
Who knows, but in the words of Bill Bailey, it can only end with "Human slaves in an insect nation, ahh ahh ah ah ah!"
"Why is it pointless?"
You have no plans for insect-based world domination
"Why is it cool?"
This is the secret weapon in you arsenal of doom! Muwhahahaa!
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