Apparently these are French firemen, not villians from a 70s Japanese tv show:
I want one of those helmets...
Look here, order information near the bottom.
My god, someone else that still listens to NAP...
I'm not alone.
Fetchez la vache!
I've seen that outfit somewhere else.
That was the first thing that came to my head as well... I was going to post something about that being a pile of books. I understand that there's to be a recent film production of this story to be released in the spring!
I'm getting more of a THX 1138 vibe. fan site with appropriate pic.
The helmets are all wrong. Besides, the THX1138 robo-guards scream CHP motorcycle cops to me...but maybe thats just me. I watched way too much CHiPs as a kid.
Daft Punk are firefighters!
That is straight up what I thought about.
They share a certain something with McLaren's pit crew helmets:
I took a picture of these guys myself. When I was in Paris the hostel we stayed at caught on fire and we were evacuated. They had their face shields up and one was really cute! We were pretty entertained by their outfits, but the drama of evacuating at 7am on Sunday morning dragging a duffel bag and in my pajamas eclipsed them.
I think they're just overcompensating for their idiotic police outfits.
I'M IN THE WRONG FUCKING COUNTRY.
No one else sees henchmen from COBRA?