Life-sized 60ft. Statue of Gundam Coming to Shinagawa
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam which first aired in 1979, NAMCO BANDAI Holdings announced the production of a life-sized model of the RX-78 Gundam, 18m (about 59'5") tall.
Read on for details and pics.
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The life-sized Gundam will be exhibited open-air at Shiokaze Park(Higashi-Yashio, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo) from early July until the end of August, 2009. Don't miss it if you're planning a summer vacation in Japan.
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1/30 scale model.
How small a kid and his father should look like beside a life-sized Gundam.
The statue will be made of iron frame and reinforced plastic. It emits light from 50 places of its body and spray mist from 14 points. The budget is undisclosed, but Kazunori Ueno, president of BANDAI said "We'd like to show gratitude for Gundam fans". Gundam products account for 10% of the company's sales amount.
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