Saturday, December 29, 2012

1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam in Odaiba

During our recent holiday in Tokyo, wife and I visited the 1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam in Odaiba. (OK, it was more like me who wanted to go!) It is located in front of the new DiverCity Tokyo Plaza shopping mall.

DiverCity Tokyo Plaza


For a Gundam fan, it is impressive to see this lifesize mobile suit and wonder if one day there will be an operational one.

1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam   1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam

Chibi 'mobile suits' at the base.
Chibi mobile suits

Back views of the Gundam. You can see the details of the jet pack.
1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam   1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam

1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam

At night, the eyeports light up. Other lights (do you call them formation lights??) also turn on and some even blink. Really cool to watch!

1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam

1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam

I have stopped buying new Gundam toys for a few years already due to lack of display space. But this visit rekindled my interest somewhat. I ended up buying two Real Grade (RG) kits from a Toys R Us Japan store. Let's see if I have time to fix them up.

Bonus pic: Miku photo trolling!
Miku photo trolling!

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