After sunset, Tokyo Gundam comes to life.
Wow, those are some awesome pictures. Love the (hi)lighting.
Are you serious? Does Japan seriously have nothing better to spend money on?
You sound like there's something out there that money is better spent on.
In other words, no, Japan doesn't have anything better to spend money on because this is just THAT AWESOME!
There's nothing wrong with spending money on Awesome. Cooler than a battle of who has the tallest building.
do you read the news? Nothing better to spend money on? Wake up kiddo..
yeah but japan is well enough off to spend some money on a tourist attraction, theyll make more showin it off then it costs. plus its no better then when we spend money on oh say idk the space needle
Wait, you're joking right?! FYI Japan has been in an economic crap-fest for years now -luckily for them our uncontrolled spending has helped relieve them of the industrialized-country-with-the-crappiest-economy-everrrrr title. Which belongs to us now.
Their economy might be in the crapper but nat as bad as in the US. They have something called public health care which apparently americans will never get. Both countries are deeply in debt but Japan's debt isn't owned by China. That's why can they build giant gundam!
Hey Bandai is a private sector you dope ass.
japan has one of the strongest rising economies in the world. alot better than uk and usa
It is better than spending on some memorial event that costed LA over a million dollars. as much as I'm a MJ fan, it was just not worth it. Good Job. This will be on my wish list of places to visit.
i livre in japan and i saw it ,taht gundam ,but i agree that maybe a statue for jackson is 1000more better.
he was the king not that stupid robot,mah......
shijirarenai are meka ha chou ookidesudemoyakkuritakanaidesu,nihonjin hadaisukiarecharacta-.boh
Japan puts 0.8% of their GPD into military spending, while the U.S. puts 4.06% of their GPD into military spending.
Or at least that's what we thought... then we realized the Gundam was real! Oh shit!
what if the us built a real working one but bigger and could go in to space???? we got the military spending to do it?????
well duh, it will happen. with the technology we have, i wouldnt be suprised if we could make a few of the and send them into space. the government just dont want to spend the damn money. i say, make one, obtain world domination, and make the world live in peace... by force
so what if japan spends money for this Ahiru. get over it okay. Everytime something this cool makes news, people like you have to be negative. must be real boring where you live. people like you have to complain about everything don't you.
If i was rich i would buy it from em i <3 gundams my land lord might not like it tho
you never know he might love you for it because of all the tourism it brought to the property..... jk
Don't hate Ahiru whatever your name is... just cuz they got money like that and take pride in Gundam which has lasted 3 decades... what have you created that spanned 3 decades and has become a underground symbol of a particular area/country/or people? just my 2 cents!
wow!! i want to piloted that rx78 :)
OMFG its like wow damn its freakin amazing but I dont understand why do they have to tear it down? I mean its such an amazing master piece of a work of art better than statue's of famous people better than god statues I men ofc if one day gundams would come to existance I would totally wanna pilot one and tbh to all those comments on how its gonna be in the near future it could happen now just it costs way to much money to do all the things a gundam is capable of doing
1.u need alot of metal
2.a shit load of electricity to keep the whole system running
3.the amount of fuel you have to use to keep that thing in mid air or take off
so if those 3 factors didnt exist I'm sure japan could make a real one :P
Everynight I pray to come back to Japan. It's true!
Damn that's big. And gorgeous.
thats what she said
Yes, I'm Klaus's mom...
That is just so cool.
i just cried manly tears. that is so freaking cool!
Gorgeous and awesome!!!
Need to wipe the nerd drool from my mouth - that last photo is amazing. Thanks for the photos!
Can I have it?
lol I know right? I want one too.
One? I want a collection lol -
Who knows maybe in 10 years time they'll come in 18 metre Long DYI Set and we can build our own! haha...What? A man can dream can't he?
I WANT ONE!
Thanks for the gorgeous photos ^^
Wait. Change that.
Manly tears ;_;
Thanks a lot for those photos. Very nice !!!
I want one in my garden !! : )
:faint: I've died and gone to heaven, and god is a gundam.
look it up, lol
Epic pictures! I'm totally in awe of them :D
I'm expecting it to activate on it's own! :P
I WANNA DRIVE IT!!!
i think if they can make the head move, then they can make the arms and legs move. if they can make small robots, they can makem big...
Thanks for the awesome photos! Well done!
BEAUTIFUL. It looks amazing at night. Thanks for the awesome photos! :)
Great photos, the sky really compliments the Gundam. Those first images with only the eyes lit reminded me of the Iron Giant.
If you want to solve nuclear threats...THAT'S the way to do it.
O man!!! Can't wait for the Bandai 1:1 scale Ultimate Grade model for this to display on my lawn!!! =D
im gonna order one in da mail!
No words describe just how breathtaking the statue is. I just wish they don't have to tore it down after August 11th and instead move it someplace for everyone to see in its glory.
Send this Gundam out into deep space. The aliens will see and know that we are a highly advanced race. (They'd say, boy that Voyager thingie was a dud. What were those Earthlings smoking? Now this we can work with!) Hell we might even usher in the age of Star Trek.
They should place it somewhere like the status of Jesus in Rio
I wish someone would take Hi-Res picks of this thing for wallpapers on widescreens. I want something new and this would be awesome!
I googled it in hope of finding some, to no avail...let´s wait for some good man to post it in the near future...hey dudes, mine is 1680x1050 okay ?
Same. I would build a shrine dedicated to the person who could post up some high-res photos of this somewhere.
... I would also cry manly tears of joy on cue, y'know, in case the above isn't enough.
So where is the Godzilla one?
godzilla aint got shit
10 years from now, that's still gonna bet there but that's not gonna be a statue.
yep, i expect japan to take over the world byy.... 2012
When I die spread my ashes there.
Until Japanese engineers solve how to enable bi-pedal robot to move swiftly, we won't see a real Gundam in move.
It's quite easy to attach a rifle gun in that Gundam, imo ...
love the first picture
Would it be too much trouble to say where in Tokyo this is?
The Gundam statue is for the 30th anniversary of the Gundam franchise. The statue is located at Odaiba, a man-made island.
It's at Shiokaze Park in Odaiba:
So that will be the empire's army looks like,surrender now before they start building Eva 01
if they build eva 01 they better darn well build the rest of the eva's or atleast BIG O. sheesh. if there's a whole crapload of mecha's running around... no one's gonna wanna mess with the earth
get a life
No Gundam no life.
North Korea had better watch their step. :-)
in a previous post somebody said it's going to be taken down in august; why? is it going to be moved somewhere else permanently? that thing is way too cool to not be shown off
That's a beaut! They should keep that thing up forever. Can it's head move? In the pics it looks like it's moving. That would be so raw.
Whats a gundam?
Comments like that is what separates the anons from the nons.
what's a gundam? what's a gundam?! everyone knows what a gundam is!
WANT! Seriously where can I get one of these?
Meh... could have been better.
Haih i'll never be able to appreciate stuff like this.
I know its the American in me, but the first thought that came to mind is: GO GO POWER RANGERS! I guess I am a child of the 90's.
power rangers are from japanese Super sentai..
OH MAN its head moVES!!
I wonder which afro-haired 15 year old would be bold enough to pilot it...
@Me - You can find the Gundam at Odaiba. Get off at Daiba station - it's in the park near there. Hidden by trees though, a bit harder to find than you might expect!
My God, I want to see it up close! How incredible!
No wonder japan isn't worried about north korea. They have a gundam!
Pink Tentacle, great pictures! Thanks for sharing with us!
I created a tweet to see if we can get Google to re-image the park and get a satellite view of this. If your interested retweet:
RT @markfinch #google #reMapGundam Please pretty please Google Update the Tokyo 18-Meter Gundam Map! http://markfinch.info/40
If we can get this topic trending I think we have a pretty good chance.
wow, thats really fantastic!
Thats not a real gundam. I bet it doesnt even fly.
Bwahaha - Nice one Fake... you're a genius.
If you are reading this, you are the resistance!
Gorgeous and awesome!!! The gundam seed, X where is godzilla the real protector of tokio
Great shots! Bravo!
That thing kicks so much ass! I reported it on my blog and left a link leading back to you. Hope you don't mind. Love the picture against the sunset.
can gundam brew coffee?
Next headline: Japan's Gundam takes its first step.
This is freaking awesome!! I want one too!!
damn that looks cool!
effing awesome...lets see them do jehuty next lol
But does it blend?
Total awesomeness. You may have saved me from $1000USD to fly to Japan... well, maybe not. But thanks for the great pictures and the potential jet lag :-)
Good gracious heaven! 2nd picture gives me goosebumps, looks like it's alive.
Looks like Yoshimi has her work cut out for her.
i was like...is it trueee?????
its freeeakingg ccoooolL!!!!!
i think 20 years after this ..there will be a real moving gundam ..or i can say..they will use it as a weapon..
ey no pense que se pudiera llegar hasta alla, la verdad este robob me recuerda a todas las versiones de los POWER RANGERS sobretodo la version original , la primera...
I wonder what they'll do with him after the scheduled showing?
Want to pool our money to buy him? We'll give him every other week and alternating weekends.
OMG we should totally do that
This is freaking amazing!!
THAT IS SOOOOOOOO WOW!!!
YOU FOOLS DON'T YOU REALIZE WHAT THIS MEANS??!!! the Japanese have done it once they perfect the laser technology there is no stopping them. Beam Rifles and Beam Sabers...crap...well played Japan...well played.
lol well then i guess its a good thing USA is with japan
they thought so in WWII too, didn't they?
That is all...
awesome!!!!!!! THIS THING REALLY GLOWING!!!!
I'm so sad, this Monument will remove in September.
I HOPE to move and stand on this one in NRT(Narita) airport.
WEW! Ang Lufit Netow! >=D .. Pasakay!
Oh my god that thing freaking rocks. I so wish i could pilot that thing. you f-in rock japan.
I knew this is Japanese's secret weapon in response to N. Korean's nuke missles. :D
Does this Gundam move its head? Oh Gosh, if that's true, this robot f**ing rocks!!!
I want one too, but I'd be happier if they built on Great Mazinger for me hehehe
Oh My Dear God!!!
I've just realized that not only it moves its head, but also its arms!!!!
See this picture, the arms are in a different position, Gundam rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
omg! this is so cool! thanks for sharing the pictures! Japan rocks! ^^,
That's it. There is no possibility anything in the world will ever beat this. Mark my words.
I know this is awesome...
However, all we need is summer bonus!!
We don't wanna get such a big GUNDAM in a form of our bonus.
I hope this GUNDAM will save you.
Won't the Minovsky particles disrupt the nearby communication towers and tv stations?
hi, your photos has been quoted by me
i posted in a chinese forum, but i trackbacked to your blog
by the way, do you have another pic like gundam_12_large.jpg or gundam_12_large.jpg, but wide as like gundam_2_large.jpg
i love that RX-78 with no lights up
many thanks, anyway
DO ROBOTECH NEXT! thx japan! i <3 u
zOMG! night shot videos!!! - sick quality!!
another awesome night video
if they begin to tear this down with no future plans for a world tour, people should storm the streets in protest!
dude thats freakin awesome the only thing that would make this cooler is if it was animated and had weapons or shield
Hopefully an inexplicable alien invasion will start in Japan. And a reluctant teenage boy, who has a lot to learn about life and love, will be the only person who could pilot the Gundam and save the world.
Saw this on [Adult Swim] last night...it is amazing, I just hope that Japan isn't mass producing them for purposes other than standing in parks...
I wish you could put that Ghostbusters Goo on it...to make it move. Just like they did for the Statue of Liberty.
Power ranger's was based in america. But it originators/ Bandai. Was a japaness Logo they used. The only Japanness theam was the weapon's used. And some of the Zord's and two of the Mega Zord's. The Dragon Zord and the White Tiger Zord. Every thing else that was done the fighten and that was all american. Japan only had about a 10% claim in Power ranger's. But they made up for that for the toy product market. And also that they might have had some idea's for creating the other zord's. But Power ranger's Was 90% American.
As for the GunDam Robot. Very nice. But I feel Transformer's beat's it hand's down. By tran's forming a 40ft rig into a 120ft robot. impressive. My hat's is off to Transformer's Robot's in disguse.
Dude transformers came out first as toys in Japan and Hasbro took interest and took it to the Americas. Power Rangers was based off of a Japanese show. Gundam is classic and who cares about turning a car into a giant robot! They're all born form SWEEEET JAPAN!
Nice pictures wish I could have been there. It's so cool it gives me chills.
very very cool
Yeah, amazing. The Japanese are building another one in Kobe according to Gizmodo only this time it´s a 60 foot large 50 ton Tetsujin, and a permanent fixture, although it doesn´t move its arms or head.
It´ll be ready in October they say.
Gostei bem original
esses japoneses não sabem onde parar XD
this is the most unfuckingbelievable thing i've ever seen in my simple nerdish life! yes i am a geek also.
wow it's huge!!! wonder what would be like to be in head...?
I wouldn't be suprised if it actually WALKS!!!
Kallen, use your Guran Knightmare Frame to take that thing down! We cannot allow it to fall into Britannian hands!
Ah yes, the Guren MkII will make short of it with its melty hand thing HA!
Hey does anyone know any of the specifics about this beast? I know it's 18 meters tall and has pretty lights, but what else? Weight? Electrical-energy consumption? Construction materials? Full articulation abilities? Is this thing just a statue or does it wave hello like a Disney character during a parade? Is this a permanent structure or just a one year thing? Any info would help, thanks.
looks amazing with the city skyline in the distance
The otaku in me looks on in brilliant awe and splendor at Amuro Ray's mech at night. Can't wait until Gigantor's also lit up. This is so badass!
Gigantor! Gigantor! GIGAAAAAAA-AAAANTOOOORR!
I like how this is to raise awareness for making Tokyo more environmentally friendly.
"Let's build a giant robot and then tear it down in a few weeks. That'll oughta stop global warming!"
Oh well... at least it is totally awesome.
Hi!!Stand on the earth Gundam!
I just had a dorkgasm ***shiver***
This is just awesome, being a gundam fan, of the original tv series, and now seeing this one in tokyo.. boy I wish I was there to see it !
Kudos to all Gundam fans !
Does anyone have any idea where this will be moved to?
It seems like such a waste to take it apart now...
I'll be going to Tokyo the end of September with my wife and we were so excited to see it... any chance Gigantor will be complete by then?
holy crap!!! i saw that thing on tv but i didint know it was real. i gotta see it in person>
It is planned to finish at Odaiba on Aug 31. There is no plan yet to move somewhere else. They need to keep it somewhere because it is really good.
I have a set of some large photos of with great sunsets and Gundam here
wow im a gundam fanatics, where is that location be found? and is it allowable to enter and go up on that gundam?
let the Gundam tour the world!!! the first thing I get this news from CNETASIA about a life size Gundam RX 78.. it just amazed me! WANT TO TOUCH2 hahah btw its a EXTREME SUPREME GRADE 1/1 scale that all of us can't collect anyway muahahaha btw..
built by what material hah? not Gundamnium Alloy from Gundam Wing World? ^^
hi my name is josh does anyone know about this gundam is it real.hope you have a great day
Yeah the gundams head moves in real life. Thay r workin on the arms legs and maybe flying. But They flying 1 is highly unlikey
Man they should've built a Gundam from the Gundam Wing Series. Like Sandrock or Wing Zero Custom.
Si que son impresionantes esos "mounstruos" son una maravilla tecnologica del laser y leds!. ¿Se dieron cuenta que en Tranformers 3 los robots eran de la marca GM, que ahora esta en quiebra? Me parece que es una estrategia de Japon para segir posicionado. Tecnologia - robot - Japon. Los Japones solo ven marketing en todo.
Para Todos ! Un favor, si alguien puede ayudarme.
1.- Alguien sabe quienes son los investigadores que dasarrollan Asimo ? Nombre, mail.
2.- Alguien sabe quienes son los investigadores que dasarrollan estos Gundam ?
3.- No hay videos de los esas moles?
Saludos a todos
Lima - Peru
The bottom line is, who's gonna start a war with a country that has transformers? END OF
hi, great photos. :)
who needs a scarecrow when they have a scare-everything
Very good gundam !!! And good LCD lights !!! Everything is good !!!!!! I like it !!!
Wow childhood manifestation. Really awesome pics. With one of those i could....
Anyways can't wait for the EVA 01 or 70:1 Battosai Kenshin model what?!?!? (samuri x for those who dont know)
That's is DEFINETLY super-special-awesome. I'm adding that to my endless list of reasons to go to Japan. Hopefully, during my lifetime, those things will actually function properly.
Japan IS heaven. GUNDAM ROCKS!!
WoW.. WoW.. Wow..
It is awesome I think
Even if I don't like too much mecha, I think this is really COOL!!Another thing to see when going to Japan!
This is totally cool!
AWESOME AWESOME....ill wana give that thing and i wana tell the fututre....."you can never just have one." makes me happy when i think that because there will be another then another then the motions of the arms upper body then the legs will work XD CANT WAIT CANT WAIT! XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD
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