The 1:1 Scale Gundam Kicks off Shizuoka Hobby Fair

Topic started by YuiAsakawa on July 21, 2010. Last post by Shibumi 3 years, 12 months ago.
Post by YuiAsakawa (10 posts) See mini bio Level 9

 If you're a fan of all things Gundam, you were likely aware of (or perhaps made a pilgramage to visit) the enormous Gundam that stood outside of Odaiba until September of last year. Of course, many people were sorry to see it go, as it drew a lot of tourists and natives alike and made for a beautiful spectacle. However, it wasn't long before we got word that it would be re-erected by Highashi-Suzuoka station, and the time has finally come.
 
You can watch a video below about the Gundam's new home. The kickoff is July 24th, which marks both the start of the Shizouka Hobby Fair and the 30th anniversary of Gundam. Talk about a major celebration! If you have a trip to Japan planned this year, you have to make it to see this. It'll only be up until January of 2011, so don't wait!
 
Post by sotyfan16 (1,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20

That thing is awesome! How much to buy it? I also don't see why the military doesn't work on projects like Gundams, I mean, they're just big versions of Iron Man. Sadly I will not be in Japan anytime soon so I won't be able to see this full scale Gundam in person.

Post by XChile (115 posts) See mini bio Level 4
ITS A GUNDAM!!!!  It is awesome its some thing you see before you die I hope they keep building it up.
Post by Hadez (17 posts) See mini bio Level 8
My best friend is stationed over in Japan and he told me that this is one of the coolest things he's ever seen......I've been saving to go see it but with my luck by time I have the money it'll be gone for good
Post by sauceatron (11 posts) See mini bio Level 3
am i the only one scared by this? i thought japan wasn't allowed to militarize since WWII =P
Post by Gozertc (106 posts) See mini bio Level 7
@sauceatron:
LOL!  That's great. What better way to hide their "secret" Gundam project than to put one out in the open for all to see. :)  
 
Post by CharlesAlanRatliff (13 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I saw this in person last night. Pretty awesome! I am going back on Tuesday to see it in the daytime and actually go inside the hobby fair. I got lucky that my vacation in Tokyo happened to match up with this.
Post by Shibumi (24 posts) See mini bio Level 7
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