Former Valve programmer and obvious gaming enthusiast Gary McTaggart has one of the coolest home arcades I've ever seen. Named after his one eyed cat, Willy's Arcade houses dozens of classic arcade cabs and pinball machines. But to really make this space special, Gary's also got a ton of gorgeous nerdy art on the walls and a custom diner complete with a jukebox. This guy is living the dream!
Starting in 1997, Japanese machine shop owner Hitoshi Takahashi started building this 17-ton robot. Two diesel engines allow the machine to walk at a brisk 2.5 MPH, which is just fast enough to walk straight into my mecha-loving heart.