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Old June 24 2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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1/1 scale Gundam in Japan for a few months

Video with it's lights and sounds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykamCJsKFBI

After a few months it'll lift off and patrol the skies between Japan and North Korea.

Or be used by Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston to defeat Viggo the Carpathian





Gundam- Bring it........


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Old June 24 2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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I want one
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Old June 24 2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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Re: 1/1 scale Gundam in Japan for a few months

Watched thne video...what? No beam-sabre?

(As an aside, is this promoting anything in Japan? Are or did they make a live action UC Gundam movie or something recently?)
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Old June 24 2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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Re: 1/1 scale Gundam in Japan for a few months

Its in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the series "Mobile Suit Gundam"

Can't wait for Gundam Wing: Endless waltz's Wing Zero statute when it gets its 30th anniversary.
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Old June 24 2009, 06:05 PM   #5
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Meh. Let me know when they build a 1:1 scale version of the SDF-1.

But seriously, it is nicely detailed. This video gives a better look at its surface detail. I like how the individual plates and components are labeled. It gives a good sense of it being a functional machine, a vehicle. Although it's still a thoroughly fanciful design for a vehicle.
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Old June 24 2009, 06:07 PM   #6
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Re: 1/1 scale Gundam in Japan for a few months

Yeah, I saw this a few weeks ago. I'm not really a Gundam fan, but this is my favorite pic of this thing. It's my desktop:



More pix available here.
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Old June 24 2009, 06:24 PM   #7
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Re: 1/1 scale Gundam in Japan for a few months

Even if you dislike Gundam or anime you have to acknowledge a fanbase with enough passion to warrant creating something as awesome as this. In a somewhat mecha related note Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor) is also geting a statue built of it, although it's going to be a more permanent fixture.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...video-streamed
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Old June 24 2009, 06:41 PM   #8
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Generally speaking, I'm rather impressed by the art scene in Japan which seems to lack a great deal of pretension. They seem to do a lot of very pop stuff.
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Old June 24 2009, 06:44 PM   #9
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Gundam. Made of win. Of giant proportion.
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Old June 25 2009, 12:46 AM   #10
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Re: 1/1 scale Gundam in Japan for a few months

I want one BAD! Does it come with Beam sabers & Beam Rifle?
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Old June 25 2009, 02:56 AM   #11
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Re: 1/1 scale Gundam in Japan for a few months

I have to wonder if it's safe to have a full-sized giant robot statue like that in Japan. Isn't there a risk of attracting Godzilla or other kaiju who want to fight it?

Or maybe I'm looking at it backwards. Maybe it'll repel kaiju, like a scarecrow.
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Old June 25 2009, 05:20 AM   #12
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Re: 1/1 scale Gundam in Japan for a few months

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I have to wonder if it's safe to have a full-sized giant robot statue like that in Japan. Isn't there a risk of attracting Godzilla or other kaiju who want to fight it?

Or maybe I'm looking at it backwards. Maybe it'll repel kaiju, like a scarecrow.
Mothra VS Gundam it must be done before this thing is box up.

I hope someone in Japan considers this for militaristic purposes.

Sure it might not be able to move as agile as you see on tv(and be a huge target)


but dammit, I want Gundams in the middle east in the future.
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Old June 25 2009, 11:27 AM   #13
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"In response to North Korea's nuclear testing, the Japanese rolled out it's first robot to defend the home land."
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Old June 25 2009, 03:36 PM   #14
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An armored vehicle in the shape of an upright bipedal humanoid is just plain silly. It would be ridiculously easy to knock them over and next to impossible to get them upright again. It's far too unstable and overexposed a design.

The same goes for any kind of giant walking automaton, really. If you think about it, the Imperial Walkers in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi were designed for the express purpose of being easy targets for the rebels to knock down. If they'd been compact armored vehicles rolling on treads, nobody would've been able to immobilize them with a towline around their legs or cut a hole in the underside to stick a grenade in or trip them up on a bunch of rolling logs.
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Old June 25 2009, 04:10 PM   #15
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^ Mecha were never supposed to be practical or realistic anyway, they're just meant to sell cool toys.
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