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Gundam RX-78 Life-sized Statue in Japan
September 23, 2009, 12:04 pm
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If you are one of the Gundam fans, then you wouldn’t want to miss this news. Japan, the country where Gundam-Nation was born, has created the real-looking life-sized Gundam Statue for the 30th anniversary of Gundam franchise. The following images will ‘kind of’ blow you away if you are die-hard fans of Gundam:
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This Gundam is the RX-78 model, the most popular Gundam model in the series. Although you can actually find a plethora or descriptions and other models as well (from RX-78-1 to RX-78-8), this is the ‘ancestor’ of all.
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There are fifty points on the Gundam statue will emit lights, and mists will shoot out of 14 different points on the statue.

The 1/1 scale Gundam boasts a movable head and a continuous stream of cool movement that will sure blow their fan out of the sky.
The celebration is going to be held on July 11, and be shown until August 31st. I’m not sure what kind of show the Otaku or die-hard fans will going to see and feel, but I really want to get a ride on this robot even I’m not Gundam’s fan!
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Gundam 30th Anniversary Series
September 12, 2009, 12:54 pm
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…appears to be within the Universal Century timeline which is, in my most honest opinion, absolutely awesome! Fine, most people were hoping that Unicorn would be the 30th anniversary series that Bandai/Sunrise will release but heck, I’m not complaining about this one. It’s UC baby! And what makes it even better is the fact that the mecha design will be done by none other than Katoki Hajime himself! How awesome can that be?!
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Now the mobile suit featured above is none other than the RX-78-7. Yes, 7. It’s not some redesign of the old RX-78-2 to go in line with remake of Mazinger Z. This is a different mobile suit.

As the focus of the One Year War shifts into space, the Earth Federation begins designing a new Gundam for space combat, and the end result is the RX-78-7 7th Gundam. The 7th Gundam is designed to equip Full Armor parts, and as a result the body is covered with mounting latches. The powerplant is more powerful than that of the RX-78-2 Gundam, however, there are sub generators installed in the Full Armor parts to not allow a drop in useable time. The body is in the class of the RX-78NT-1 Gundam “Alex” and is similarly equipped with magnetic coating and a panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit. Unfortunately, the One Year War ends with only the basic frame of the 7th Gundam completed. – MAHQ

Above is the description of the 78-7 and the original designer was Kunio Okawara.

This series opens up a lot of possible series directions that Bandai can release afterwards for the UC line. It could link up with Advance of Zeta since this series is right smack in the middle and they can follow through with another storyline that falls right smack in the middle of two major stories. Since Katoki’s in the project, this could also connect (somehow) with Sentinel Gundam.

Of course, Bandai could also go with the “still milking the UC timeline” and release Unicorn. But then to be honest, as much as I would love to see a Unicorn anime NOW, I would prefer that the series be completed in the manga first before it gets animated. Somehow, I feel that it’s better that way. Fine, the suspense of waiting for the next episode is gone, but they can also play with sidestories along the way if they wanted to since the main storyline was well-established already. Or just make an OVA out of it.

Overall, I’m really happy with this move by Bandai. I’m am soooo looking forward to this UC series with Katoki doing the mecha designs. Of course, I do pray that we get none of that SEED Destiny Shinn-type pilot stereotype and none of that own-you-all type of mobile suit power.



Robot Gundam Dengan Ukuran 1:1 Dengan Aslinya
September 12, 2009, 12:44 pm
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Robot GUNDAM memang sudah mendunia, banyak orang didunia yang mengenalnya bahkan juga ada yang fanatik, mencari pernak -pernik gundam sampai-sampai kamarnya penuh gundam.
Mungkin itu hanya gambaran betapa terkenalnya gundam didunia mulai dari serial pertamanya “Mobile Suite Gundam” pada tahun 1979 sampai Gundam 00 tahun 2007 dst.
Ditahun 2009 ini demi merayakan ulang tahun ke 30 robot gundam dibuatlah robot gundam ukuran raksasa atau sama dengan ukuran robot gundam aslinya replika gundam ini adalah replika dari RX-78-2, kata Miyakawa Yasuo” Karena ini anniversary, tak ada lagi yang paling pantas merepresentasikan mobile suit dari seri Gundam selain RX-78-2,”
Penggarapan figure ini sudah dilakukan sejak awal juni, Ratusan fans datang ke Shiokaze Park demi menyaksikan perakitan robot pembela perdamaian bumi itu. Patung Gundam seberat 35 ton tersebut terbuat dari rangka baja yang dibalut plastik dan diperkuat dengan fiberglass. Desain mekanik RX-78-2 adalah tanggung jawab Okawara Kunio. Okawara mendesain RX-78-2 sebagai robot yang bisa menggunakan pedang, menembakkan senapan, dan diangkut dengan pesawat terbang. Sementara itu, replika yang dipajang di pulau buatan Odaiba, Tokyo, didesain agar bagian kepalanya bisa berputar, 14 bagian tubuhnya mengeluarkan kabut, dan memancarkan cahaya dari 50 tempat di tubuhnya. “Setiap bagian dibuat untuk mewujudkan imajinasi para fans lama Gundam,” kata Miyakawa. Sebelum patung RX-78-2 di Shiokaze Park berdiri, replika terbesar Gundam di Jepang adalah LM312V04 Victory Gundam skala 2:3 setinggi 10 meter yang dibuat pada 1990-an. Seorang fans Jepang yang tak disebutkan namanya bahkan membuat patung MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam setinggi 7 meter.
hari jadi ke-30 Gundam yang diberi titel Green Tokyo Gundam Project ditandai dengan berdirinya patung replika RX-78-2 di Shiokaze Park, Odaiba, Tokyo. Acara dibuka pada 10 Juli 2009. Tentu saja bapak Gundam Tomino Yoshiyuki ada di daftar undangan.
Sukses Gundam tak bisa dipisahkan dari Tomino, yang juga menjadi sutradara serial perdananya yang ditayangkan pada 7 April 1979. Sejak saat itu, franchise Gundam telah menelurkan 26 varian dan meraih popularitas luar biasa. Hal itu terbukti dari tingginya angka penjualan berbagai merchandise berbau Gundam. Mulai DVD, action figure, plastic model, hingga video game.
andai saja robot gundamnya bisa difungsikan kayak aslinya mungkin akan digunakan perang kali
Mungkin ingin ikut berpartisipasi, liburan kejepang aja kalo masih ada he he