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An 18-meter-tall Gundam statue stands in Shiokaze Park in Tokyo's Odaiba to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first broadcast of the "Mobile Suit Gundam" animated television series. The statue will be on display through Aug 31.

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siiick!! I wanna ride it I wanna ride it!!

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That is awesome. I always expected those dreary dead looking buildings of Japan held within them a secret Gundam suit. Boyaa shaka!

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Ha that is a true honor no doubt the artist who creatred gundam should be very proud not only that this will make people watch gundam again just to remeber how awsome it is.

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@marsnairb: too good.

Only through August? This should be a lifetime monument!

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This machine is very scary. What if a wire short-circuits and it goes on a rampage through the city. Not sure if J-police have training for such a scenario?

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resetsurvivor at 06:50 AM JST - 25th June Only through August? This should be a lifetime monument!

I agree!! This thing is AWESOME!!

Do a Youtube search, this thing actually MOVES and lights up! So awesome. It's like my child hood dreams coming true.

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This is good stuff.

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It is 1:1 scale, moves on 50 points and shoots lights. I went to see it the other day, it is not open yet (and not moving), it opens July 1st for 2 months

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You mean it will move????

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cool, it's to scale, I have a 1:1 scale haro I like to put next to and take a photo.

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"What if a wire short-circuits and it goes on a rampage through the city"

Godzilla will take care of it.

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There's a question JT should be asking posters: How many Mobile Suits would it require to take down Godzilla?

That's a damned cool machine! Gotta' get to Tokyo before the end of August.

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WOW! So cool!!! These pic is awesome!

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That's tight, might go out there and take me a photo.

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That's by far the best pic of the day I've seen for a long long time...

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Honda should use asimo tech to build a giant Gundam like robot,for tourists. It will bring more tourists to japan.

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Now Japan can defend its country from NK nuc weapon. ^_^

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ButaMassu: It can move on 50 points yes.

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i'm only waiting for the seishun kippu to see this =w= <3

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Now if the Japanese could just combine this thing with Asimo and KOBIAN so we can have an 18 meter robot with seven emotions that can kick a soccer ball and carry trays of tea, that would be truly awesome. Weird, but awesome.

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This thing would fly if NK fire their rockets :-)

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awesome pic

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this is so cool!!!

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Great pic and can see it from the office. Can't wait to see it in action!

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A Colossus for otakus.

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"Not sure if J-police have training for such a scenario?"

On the contrary, it might be the only thing they DO have training for

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Awesome.

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I wonder who would win in a fight:

Gundam or Optimus Prime.

I think Gundam would kick goody-two-shoes Prime's ass any day of the week.

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Its too bad Gundams dont look cool. As much as I want to like them. I think they all look pretty... not bad ass at all.

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This thing would fly if NK fire their rockets :-)

can`t wait for this..^_^

can i stand beside that Gundam, and switch it on.

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I think Gundam would kick goody-two-shoes Prime's ass any day of the week.

I think Prime would win by cheesy one-liners ...

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Prime looses just by being in Transformers 2. What a piece of garbage that movie is. I almost walked out.

I think Gundam would kick goody-two-shoes Prime's ass any day of the week.

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Gamera-

If it was garbage you should have walked out........

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I wish there's a life-size Zaku II to go with this Gundam. I always identified more with the Principality of Zeon than the Earth Federation in the series...

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Great pic! These things are the heaven for otaku.

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Actually this is a pretty cool pic. But I would like to see Godzilla hanging off the side of Tokyo Tower. :)

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I wonder if they go as far as making the cockpit interior.

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oooh, is it for the new Transformers movie?

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Put the new Colonel Sanders Mark II statue on its shoulder. No power in the universe could contain that tandem.

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I remember seeing a picture of this statue being built years ago. Technically speaking I'm thinking a Transformer would kick a Gundams arse any day of the week, being sentient and all that and able to adapt to conditions where as gundams need a pilot. That aside if they're going to start building the almighty mecha, why not go with Masamune Shiro's more practical and realistic designs.

Anyways, nice otaku statue.

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They should put a bunch of them on the opposite coast line so the North Korean spies completely freak

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If you like the pic, check out the vid that goes with this on youtube - just check my handle name - the same as it is here - and the title "Giant Gundam Gathers Gawking Geeks"

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