In a Troubled Economy, People Turn to Giant Gundams

Topic started by John_Martone on Jan. 22, 2010. Last post by Niko 5 years, 2 months ago.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Many people will tell you many things during a recession. Most of them conflict, like "buy real estate," "sell/buy real estate," "buy/sell stocks" etc. etc., but one Japanese city has a different plan... erect an enormous gundam statue!
Yes, this is the same, monolithic 1:1 Gundam recreation you've heard about, but the city of Shizuoka believes that the statue will save their economy. In their report, the city believes that the monument will attract 900,000 visitors in its initially scheduled 300 days. They further say that this will result in over 40 billion yen in tourist related industries, and the creation of 9,600 jobs in the city total.
Wow, really? Maybe we need to do something similar. Any thoughts or ideas?
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Hahahahha, that's quite amusing.... to be honest I never thought of using a Gundam for tourism before, lol.
Post by crusader8463 (739 posts) See mini bio Level 9
I see no flaw in their argument. It has been scientifically proven that gundams can save anything. Money on car insurance, health care, dental coverage, and 30 cents off a bag of cheetoes. 
I cant wait until i win the lottery, and get two of these things on my front lawn made. They will be the guardians to my house entrance, and if i so choose will shoot powerful laser beams from their eyes that will burn and irritate the skin of those bible thumpers, and Avon ladies that will come to my door trying to sell me a bunch of fake shit.
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Nothing is impossible for Gundam.
Post by JackSukeru (402 posts) See mini bio Level 8
If you imagine those two yellow spots on the statue to be eyes and the crotch to be a nose, then the picture instantly becomes much better.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Dude, if I had a giant Gundam I'd turn to it when I'm in financial trouble too.
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17
If I insert this into the statue do you think it will dance and make some cool noises? 

Post by Slim (238 posts) See mini bio Level 3
  Kobe is showing some old school Giga love
Post by Kuma_From_Argentina (7,291 posts) See mini bio Level 14
If they created a Giant Sazabi I would go, that Red marvel saved my ass a lot in Dynasty Warriors Gundam
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Konanda: God, I hope so.
Post by Lydian_Sel (178 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Hello new religion!
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@Lydian_Sel: It's Turn-A Gundam all over again.
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