GIGANTOR & GUNDAM - JAPANESE GIANT ROBOTS
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LIFE SIZE RX78 GUNDAM June 11 2009
Like the 'Hello Kitty Castle' in Shanghai, China, might become a pilgrimage site for pink-loving girls, Tokyo’s RX78 could turn into the same thing for robot-anime enthusiasts. Announced in March 2009, as a way of celebrating 30 years since the debut of the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, the 1:1 sale Gundam was completed in June 2009.
The RX78 Gundam towers 18 meters, features a movable head, 50 light-radiating points on his body, and shoots smoke from various fiberglass-reinforced plastic parts. The popular mech watced over Odaiba’s Shiokaze Park until August 31st 2009. Hopefully they’ll just move it somewhere else after that, because depriving Gundam fans of such a symbol would be a crime.
Some might think the RX78 Gundam looks a bit too retro for 2009, but it’s a regular icon in Japanese culture, so choosing what model to build was never in question. It is easily the coolest thing you'll ever seen in your entire life. But it will be dismantled on the 31st of August.
Most visitors pray that they are just moving it and not dismantling it because this could be a modern wonder of the
world, as with the Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty. Seriously, it is that
Two weeks after the
Tokyo Gundam statue was dismantled, a new robot statue was unveiled in Kobe,
Japan. This time it’s the Tetsujin 28-go aka
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