And then there’s Mechani-Kong,
a remote-controlled robot double of King Kong introduced in the 1966 animated television seriesThe King Kong Show and featured again in the 1967 film King Kong Escapes. The robot was created by Dr. Who (not to be confused with the British television series or its main character) to kill the giant ape King Kong.
Toho wanted to make a Godzilla vs. Mechani-Kong movie in the 1990s, but the idea was nixed due to permission issues for the likeness of King Kong which is owned by Turner. Too bad — that would have kicked so much ass.
These nice 6″ vinyl figures of Mechani-Kong run about $60-$80 apiece on eBay.