1/1-Scale Gundam to Rise Again!

YES! The father of all Gundam, 1/1 scale RX-78-2 is to be relocated to home of Bandai`s model kit factory!

The Sankei Sports newspaper reports that the 1/1-scale, 18-meter-tall statue of RX-78-2 which was built to mark the 30th anniversary of the Gundam anime franchise, is being relocated to Shizuoka City in central Japan next July.

Not coincidentally, the Bandai Hobby Center, the production factory for Bandai's Gundam plastic model kits, is located in Shizuoka. (Many other model kit manufacturers, such as Tamiya, are also located in this city.) The statue will remain on display at Higashi-Shizuoka from July of 2010 to May of 2011, and then be moved to another prefecture. It will eventually be erected near the Bandai Hobby Center.

The statue was disassembled in September after being on display for two months at Shiokaze Park on the artificial island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay

The 35-ton statue was built with fiberglass-reinforced plastic over a steel frame so it can be disassembled later. It features 50 lights, 14 mist-emitting devices, sound effects, and a moving head unit. A different 1/1-scale RX-78-2 Gundam bust (from the chest up) is already on display at the Omochanomachi Bandai Museum in Tochigi Prefecture.

Source: ANN

A video of 1/1 RX-78-2 in Odaiba!^^,


BlackSun88 said...

best news for gundam fans like me!! now i had a chance to witness 1/1 gundam ^^