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PostSubject: Life-sized Gundam statues   Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:18 pm

Now, I'm not much of a fan of the whole giant mecha genre of anime; the only one I really liked was Evangelion, before the infamous last two episodes which succeeded in turning my brain inside-out. Which is why I am sure you will appreciate just how awesome the following bit of news is, considering that even I find it mind-bogglingly awesome.

As you may or may not be aware, Japan has decided to erect life-sized Gundam statues. There are two currently in place, in Odaiba and Kobe, standing at 59 and 49 feet respectively. I'm not sure how that translates to metres, but it is flucking big. While the first one is not up permanently, the second is. Unfortunately (or fotunately?), neither of them are actually functional, although the first one (RX-78-2, for those wondering) lights up, has a movable head and emits mist. I'm not sure about what the second one (Gigantor) can do, but it looks freaking awesome.

But wait! It gets better. Not to be outdone, South Korea have decided to construct an absolutely titanic giant robot. This one, situated in Robot Land, a theme park (guess the theme!) in Incheon. Opening 2013. How tall is it? Guess. Not 50 feet. Not a hundred. Not even two hundred.

This robot is scheduled to be a whopping 364 feet tall. Yes, three hundred and sixty-four. That's slightly more than one-third the height of the Eiffel Tower. That's taller than the Statue of Liberty, pedestal and all.

Now is it just me, or is this the single best pen0r-waving competition in the history of mankind? First to the moon? Biggest nuclear arsenal? Best Olympics? Forget all those.

Biggest. Robot. Statue.


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PostSubject: Re: Life-sized Gundam statues   Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:10 pm

Oooh I've heard about this, and seen some photos =3 Link us to some pics of the other one? =o

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PostSubject: Re: Life-sized Gundam statues   Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:13 pm

l2ainfall wrote:
Oooh I've heard about this, and seen some photos =3 Link us to some pics of the other one? =o
My bad! Link to Gigantor (Kobe) is now up.
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PostSubject: Re: Life-sized Gundam statues   Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:33 am

wierd...
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PostSubject: Re: Life-sized Gundam statues   Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:50 pm

OMFG that sounds sooo awesum - it would be even better if they gave it a few functions aswell. Man that would soo be my next holiday destination
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PostSubject: Re: Life-sized Gundam statues   Sun May 02, 2010 3:41 pm

life size =freaky
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PostSubject: Re: Life-sized Gundam statues   Mon May 03, 2010 3:19 pm

dw it won't just turn into an evil robot of a sudden Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Life-sized Gundam statues   Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:42 pm

lol and here is the ypoutube clip of it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjjgjzgRhsI&feature=popt00us00

it even moves it head and lights up.. it actually looks alittle awsome..
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