Several life-sized Gundam statues have gone up in Japan over the past few years. They could either move very little or not at all but that’s going to change with the latest one that’s being built now. A fourth anniversary Gundam project has been announced during a recent press conference. A “moving” 18-meter Gundam statue will be put up at the Gundam Factory Yokohama in the summer of 2020.
The image posted above is what was revealed at the press conference. Details are slim about how it will actually be able to move. Will the one-to-one scale Gundam be able to actually walk or will it just be able to lift a leg up?
A special ceremony to unveil the new life-sized RX-0 Unicorn Gundam statue from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was held at DiverCity Tokyo in the capital's Daiba district on Sept. 23.
At the ceremony, the Gundam's transformation from "Unicorn Mode" to "Destroy Mode" was showcased for the first time, complete with the opening of the unicorn horn and the transformation of the facial features, the illumination of 50 spots on the body and the opening of components on the model's shoulders, lower back and knees. The show gathered thunderous applause from gathered onlookers.
Toy maker Bandai Co. opened a new flagship store Saturday in Tokyo specializing in plastic model kits based on the popular sci-fi television animation series "Mobile Suit Gundam."
The Gundam Base Tokyo, located at the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza complex in the Odaiba commercial district, is the first official plastic model outlet in Japan for the series, featuring giant combat robots wearing mobile suits, and 13th overall, joining the list of shops operating in South Korea and Taiwan.