Namco Building Life-Sized Gundam

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I want one. I would do ANYTHING for one of these things.

I just found another reason to be jealous of that country.

Jman1236:

The Gardener:
Why would you want to celebrate Gundam? Honestly...

Because in Japan, Gundam is a big as Star Wars. Also it would be funny if they put a mock cockpit inside and charged people to have there picture taken inside the cockpit.

Plus you've got to understand the sheer obsession that the country has with things. For example, Dragon Quest games are not allowed to be released on weekdays because of the sheer number of people who will take off from work and school just to get and play them, and I mean it's basically like a crisis causing number of people. As far as Gundam goes, yeah, it's bigger than Star Wars. One of their big military projects is basically to create real Gundams, it's even called the Gundam Project, if I'm not mistaken. Right now, from what I've heard, they're focusing on Land Warrior style equipment for their troops along with what pretty much amounts to powered exo-suits.

Besides, these people have made mechs already. Albeit that the one looked like a harmless egg and the other one moved like a jerky shopping cart, but they have them. They also have robots that can balance on one leg and walk up and down stairs with almost no issue. Just wait until somebody decides to use the walking programming from the robot and sticks it into the big, tennis ball launching, shopping cart mech.

I would say to declare war and strike now before they can complete their army of mechs, but then who would defend us from the giant, city destroying, alien monsters?

Why only two months though? Seems like an awful lot of trouble for such a short display time. I hope they just move it and don't tear it apart when they're done.

WHAT? NO 120 FOOT HELLO KITTY???

I call foul.

And thousands of years in the future, the first aliens to walk on a devastated planet Earth, will gaze on the remains of an advanced and now extinct race, known as Mankind, pilots of the Gundams.

CantFaketheFunk:

PedroSteckecilo:

That's probably my favorite Gundam Design from the UC series, though I do have a soft spot for the Victory Gundam and the very oddly designed Turn A Gundam.

If we're talking just Gundams, then I agree. But my favorite UC design overall is the Kampfer. For AUs... I like the Turn A, absolutely freakin' LOVE the Freedom (not Strike Freedom, the regular one) and I like the 00, Exia, and Dynames.

I've always been odd that the original Gundam was my favorite in terms of disguise AND series. The others just got a little... silly. Er.

I'm partial to the Hiyakushiki from Z myself.

Griever18:
That would be like Canada making giant statues of Nickelback.

And what's so wrong with that? Some people (cough*me*cough) actually like Nickelback... However, OT, this is pretty much awesome, but it's gonna cost a lot, and what if they have the same problems that the last one did? More importantly, being Tokyo, will it have the firepower to take down Godzilla? Always a concern, in Japanese architecture...

They should have picked Wing Zero (not the Endless Waltz version, but if I'm right in saying the series had two versions of Wing Zero, I choose the second).

Jman1236:

The Gardener:
Why would you want to celebrate Gundam? Honestly...

Because in Japan, Gundam is a big as Star Wars. Also it would be funny if they put a mock cockpit inside and charged people to have there picture taken inside the cockpit.

Better yet, make a realistic cockpit and program in the Gundam Dynasty Warriors game (albeit from a cockpit perspective instead of third person. Put the cockpit on hydralics so if feels like you're actually in a Gundam.

-Zen-:
They should have picked Wing Zero (not the Endless Waltz version, but if I'm right in saying the series had two versions of Wing Zero, I choose the second).

The first was only called the Wing Gundam, the second one was the Wing Zero.

matrix3509:

-Zen-:
They should have picked Wing Zero (not the Endless Waltz version, but if I'm right in saying the series had two versions of Wing Zero, I choose the second).

The first was only called the Wing Gundam, the second one was the Wing Zero.

Oh yeah. Thanks. Since that's the case, I maintain my previous suggestion and graciously thank you for clearing that up. Though Gundam Wing was the only Gundam series I immensely enjoyed, it's been quite a while since I've seen it.

EDIT:

I just realized something. If they're making a giant statue of a Gundam, it's very possible that they will eventually make a life-size statue of a Super Saiyan made of solid gold. I am eager to see such a display.

Bad idea! Incurring the wrath of Godzilla. Well, I guess you have something to fight off the Angels. Umm... (thinks of more Japanese pop-culture) there's- tenticles? A-and whale culling? I've got nothing.

But really, it's a pretty silly idea. Cool, but silly.

KSarty:

CantFaketheFunk:

KSarty:

The Jegan, an awesome upgrade for the GM if you ask me. I think there are a ton of awesome looking mobile suits that they could make a statue of, but it makes sense for it to be the original. My favorite UC mobile suits would be either Nu or Sazabi, probably Sazabi because of my slant towards Char, although Kampfer and Gerbera Tetra are sweet too. Favorite non-UC would be either 00-Raiser or Cherudim (shield bits ftw).

I'm sorry, but as awesome as the shield bits are, I can't get over the damn thing's feet.

I dunno. There's something about the Freedom in HiMAT mode with wings fully spread that is just gorgeous to me. For all SEED had issues (and let us not speak of Strike Freedom), I love the Freedom to DEATH. And I love my MG Freedom :D

Personally I wasn't a big fan of SEED, but some of the MS designs really are pretty cool. What makes Cherudim so awesome for me is not so much its appearance, but its abilities. Sniper rifle/SMG, dual pistols/blades, shield bits, and an onboard Haro. Whats not to love?

I haven't seen much of SEED, but I don't like what I see. Overly pretty-boy characters, Pan and Scan animation, a war named after an EMO Band, too much. Give me the depressing high body count Tomino Series's any day.

Though yes, the MS designs are pretty good. Chars Counter Attack has my favorite designs in the Gundam'verse though. Though I have a soft spot for G Gundam, because they have the Lumber Gundam in all it's Canadian Might!

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Awwwwwwww yeeeeaahhhhhh

Wow. That thing is big enough to simultaneously symbolize, like, 50 relationships with your father.

-- Alex

this is worth paying money for why???

I got a capsule containing a figure of that very gundam while in Japan...

It haunts me!

For the kind of money that thing may cost, they could be buying up land and establishing corporations that will maintain dominance for generations to come in 3rd World nations the way that China is. Well, 'cool but impractical' is the operating principal that Giant Robots are driven by...even non-functional ones.
Hmm, thinking of China, I wonder how long it would take their sizable work-force to build such a model. Probably the same amount of time the average hobbyist takes to construct the home edition.

I hope they find a way to make it move and have it assembled when I eventually go over there.

-Zen-:

matrix3509:

-Zen-:
They should have picked Wing Zero (not the Endless Waltz version, but if I'm right in saying the series had two versions of Wing Zero, I choose the second).

The first was only called the Wing Gundam, the second one was the Wing Zero.

Oh yeah. Thanks. Since that's the case, I maintain my previous suggestion and graciously thank you for clearing that up. Though Gundam Wing was the only Gundam series I immensely enjoyed, it's been quite a while since I've seen it.

EDIT:

I just realized something. If they're making a giant statue of a Gundam, it's very possible that they will eventually make a life-size statue of a Super Saiyan made of solid gold. I am eager to see such a display.

Yeah, I'll never understand why its so hated among the Gundam Hardcore. I consider myself a Hardcore Gundam fan, but it seems as if I'm the only one that enjoyed Gundam Wing. I think its because most hardcore Gundam fans are stupid and they hate Wing because its one of the more different series (along with G Gundam of course). It seems to me that just about every series except a few are entirely focused on making the Orginal Series Lightning strike again.

Gahhh....Fu-...no...words....for...awesome....

PedroSteckecilo:
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I haven't seen much of SEED, but I don't like what I see. Overly pretty-boy characters, Pan and Scan animation, a war named after an EMO Band, too much. Give me the depressing high body count Tomino Series's any day.

Though yes, the MS designs are pretty good. Chars Counter Attack has my favorite designs in the Gundam'verse though. Though I have a soft spot for G Gundam, because they have the Lumber Gundam in all it's Canadian Might!

Seed's story was actually pretty good. It serves as an pretty interesting foil to the issue of genetic engineering in the real world. Its a shame the series had to have such an asterisk beside it because of those damn annoying main characters. Never have more emo tears been spilled in a Gundam series. Without them, Seed would have gone from Okay, to actually pretty good.

matrix3509:

-Zen-:

matrix3509:

-Zen-:
They should have picked Wing Zero (not the Endless Waltz version, but if I'm right in saying the series had two versions of Wing Zero, I choose the second).

The first was only called the Wing Gundam, the second one was the Wing Zero.

Oh yeah. Thanks. Since that's the case, I maintain my previous suggestion and graciously thank you for clearing that up. Though Gundam Wing was the only Gundam series I immensely enjoyed, it's been quite a while since I've seen it.

EDIT:

I just realized something. If they're making a giant statue of a Gundam, it's very possible that they will eventually make a life-size statue of a Super Saiyan made of solid gold. I am eager to see such a display.

Yeah, I'll never understand why its so hated among the Gundam Hardcore. I consider myself a Hardcore Gundam fan, but it seems as if I'm the only one that enjoyed Gundam Wing. I think its because most hardcore Gundam fans are stupid and they hate Wing because its one of the more different series (along with G Gundam of course). It seems to me that just about every series except a few are entirely focused on making the Orginal Series Lightning strike again.

I still like Wing, just for completely different reasons than any of the UC Gundam that I like (which is all of it). The problem I have with Wing is usually the hollow idealism in it. 00 has a strong sense of idealism, but it isn't overbearing and it is balanced by the high amount of tactical combat involved in the series. Wing took every chance it could get to throw pacifism in your face, while simultaneously focusing on some fantastic battle sequences. What made Wing's idealism feel so hollow was it often seemed to be the same key phrases re-worded over and over again, you just didn't feel like it was going anywhere.

The only series I actually disliked would be the Seed ones and G. I remember liking G when I first saw it, but I started watching it again recently and I just couldn't bring myself to finish it.

Char's Counterattack is my all time favorite, followed closely by the original and Zeta. More recently, 00 very quickly climbed my favorites list and is only getting better as the second season nears it's ending.

PedroSteckecilo:
Though yes, the MS designs are pretty good. Chars Counter Attack has my favorite designs in the Gundam'verse though. Though I have a soft spot for G Gundam, because they have the Lumber Gundam in all it's Canadian Might!

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Awwwwwwww yeeeeaahhhhhh

G Gundam is basically all of Japan's love of Gundam mixed with all their rampant xenophilia and xenophobia at once.

Aww c'mon, RX78? I demand my Zaku!

Rocksa:
One of their big military projects is basically to create real Gundams, it's even called the Gundam Project, if I'm not mistaken. Right now, from what I've heard, they're focusing on Land Warrior style equipment for their troops along with what pretty much amounts to powered exo-suits.

Gundam project? They should get back on the carpet and if anything try to make these:
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An 18m robot won't work out because you are a gigantic target and real life doesn't include the "I can block rockets with my forearm" armor that Gundams have. I don't think the Scopedog would have anything on plain old vehicles in open areas but it might be more maneuverable in tight urban environments.

Besides, these people have made mechs already. Albeit that the one looked like a harmless egg and the other one moved like a jerky shopping cart, but they have them. They also have robots that can balance on one leg and walk up and down stairs with almost no issue. Just wait until somebody decides to use the walking programming from the robot and sticks it into the big, tennis ball launching, shopping cart mech.

I would say to declare war and strike now before they can complete their army of mechs, but then who would defend us from the giant, city destroying, alien monsters?

The US isn't short on robots either, remember that mule thing?

I approve!

Also, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2V8GFqk_Y&feature=related

Walker + freakin' big chainsaw = awesome?

Though it could be pretty annoying to try to get it out of from the woods if it decides to break in the middle of the forest.

PedroSteckecilo:
Though I have a soft spot for G Gundam, because they have the Lumber Gundam in all it's Canadian Might!

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Awwwwwwww yeeeeaahhhhhh

That's C-Canada's Gundam?!

What the hell was it the US got, something like a cross between a football player and a cowboy?

I III II X4:

PedroSteckecilo:
Though I have a soft spot for G Gundam, because they have the Lumber Gundam in all it's Canadian Might!

image

Awwwwwwww yeeeeaahhhhhh

That's C-Canada's Gundam?!

What the hell was it the US got, something like a cross between a football player and a cowboy?

Ahh, good ol' Gundam Maxter. Boxing, football playing, and surfing.

God I love G Gundam.

CantFaketheFunk:

I III II X4:

PedroSteckecilo:
Though I have a soft spot for G Gundam, because they have the Lumber Gundam in all it's Canadian Might!

image

Awwwwwwww yeeeeaahhhhhh

That's C-Canada's Gundam?!

What the hell was it the US got, something like a cross between a football player and a cowboy?

Ahh, good ol' Gundam Maxter. Boxing, football playing, and surfing.

God I love G Gundam.

Pfft, Canada and America have NOTHING on Australia Gundam!

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That's right America! What now?!

Before the Gundam Maxtar there was, Freedom Gundam.

No No, Not Gundam Freedom (Which I hate along with almost everything ELSE in C.E. minus Mwu La Flaga, The Strike, and Astray)
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Onmi:

Pfft, Canada and America have NOTHING on Australia Gundam!

image
That's right America! What now?!

Before the Gundam Maxtar there was, Freedom Gundam.

No No, Not Gundam Freedom (Which I hate along with almost everything ELSE in C.E. minus Mwu La Flaga, The Strike, and Astray)
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Man, I don't get that. Freedom is a thing of beauty. It's like Aile Strike, but better.

CantFaketheFunk:

Onmi:

Pfft, Canada and America have NOTHING on Australia Gundam!

image
That's right America! What now?!

Before the Gundam Maxtar there was, Freedom Gundam.

No No, Not Gundam Freedom (Which I hate along with almost everything ELSE in C.E. minus Mwu La Flaga, The Strike, and Astray)
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Man, I don't get that. Freedom is a thing of beauty. It's like Aile Strike, but better.

Partially because beamspam mcasshat is behind the controls. Partly because Morosawa is on the level of Stephanie Meyer in my mind.

And Partially because it was the same damn attack over and over again.

And the Red Frame is just That Much Better.

Onmi:

Partially because beamspam mcasshat is behind the controls. Partly because Morosawa is on the level of Stephanie Meyer in my mind.

And Partially because it was the same damn attack over and over again.

And the Red Frame is just That Much Better.

Well sure, Freedom suffers from attachment to Kira and LOL MULTI TARGET BEAMSPAM, but I still think the design itself is absolutely gorgeous. Plus, the color scheme is ftw.

RavingPenguin:
Does anyone know if they plan to make it pilotable? The thing would go from awesome to absolutely epic if they did.

It's made from steel, plastic, and fiberglass, so I guess it could be piloted. Of course, it would take Japan a few months to develop a jet system that would lift a 59-foot hunk of metal and plastic off the ground and into space.

Unless they have one already. Hmm...

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