How Every Pop Culture Vehicle Compares in Size

Ever wonder how the Spider Tank from Wild Wild West compares in size to the Metal Gear REX prototype? Check out this videoNerdist shared from MetaBallStudios!

We know how big Emmett Brown’s fictional time machine was. The Doc built it out of an actual DeLorean car, which we can still buy. But just how big is a Jaeger from Pacific Rim? What would it feel like to look up at one of those machines? And would a Jaegar be able to go eye-to-mechanical-eye with the Megazord from Power Rangers? Could an RX-78-2 Gundam destroy them both, or would it wither in their presence? Might a war rig from Mad Max: Fury Road easily run them all over? Or would a Sandcrawler from Star Wars flatten all of them with ease? Without any real world context it’s a lot harder to imagine how gigantic these machines are. But now we don’t have to, thanks to a video that compares the sizes of fiction vehicles, from the very smallest to the impossibly massive.

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