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Link Ink: Iron Man’s Briefcase, ‘One Piece’ Jumps 2 Years and Stephen King on Vampires


Luggage: It may not transform into wearable armor, but cosplayers will likely still dig the Iron Man 2 Tony Stark Mark V Briefcase replica..

Conventions: Tom Spurgeon speaks with Comic-Con International's David Glanzer about the show's decision to stay in San Diego...

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New Gundam iPhone Apps Hit Japan This Winter [Video]


If there's one franchise that's covered the videogame console market (and, well, every market) in Japan and abroad it's Gundam. But considering the iPhone and iPod touch's ever growing role as a gaming device, it's no surprise that the property is continuing to reach beyond conventional handheld devices this winter with three new apps designed with the mecha crowd in mind...

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10-Foot Model Kit Gundam Statue Sees Completion


Remember the beginnings of that awesome fan-made "Mobile Suit Gundam" statue constructed entirely from model kit runners (the plastic frames that builders pop pieces from) that was shaping up in Japan a few months back...

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Life-Size Gundam’s Spare Parts Auctioned for Charity in Japan


Innumerable "Mobile Suit Gundam" fans have dreamed of making like series protagonist Amuro Ray and piloting Japan's (unfortunately strictly ornamental) scale replica of the RX-78-2, but given that the scenario isn't exactly in the cards, bidders on Japan's Yahoo...

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iPhone Augmented Reality App Pits Japan’s Life-Size Gundam Against Virtual Zaku


While Japan's achievements in the field of life-size fictional robot replicas are the standard by which the rest of the world gauges their artistic worth (at least, in my unhealthy, mecha-centric opinion), the nation seems to be setting a dangerous virtual reality precedent with a new augmented reality app that skips actual robo-buildage for mere simulation...

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Giant Mobile Suit Gundam Time-Lapse Is Deeply Relaxing [Video]


Few things in life are as haunting as the gigantic 1/1 scale Gundam statue lording over the Namco Bandai factory in Shizuoka, Japan. How anybody can think that creating such a massive piece of cybernetic architecture is actually a good idea is beyond me - seriously, there are times where I feel like I'm the only one who remembers the "Terminator" franchise...

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Gunpla Get Glorified In New Gundam Model-Centric Anime Series


Okay. This is getting a little meta - and a little terrifying...In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Gundam plastic models, Bandai Namco is bringing forth an all new anime titled "Mokei Senshi Gunpla Builder Beginning G," all about a young boy named Haru who gets his kicks out of building Gundam models...

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Mobile Suit Gundam to Fly the Friendly Skies of Japan


Having clocked my share of frequent flyer miles form the cheap seats of over the past few months, I can say with the utmost confidence that the chance to purchase an exclusive Gundam model kit at 30,000 feet would have soothed my weary traveling soul a bit...

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Bandai’s Gundam Phone Blows Every Other Dock Away


I don't think I'm alone in admitting that I've discarded my share of space-hogging phone docks due to a complete lack of practical or aesthetic use for them. My mind instantly changed, however, when I saw the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam dock sporting a 1:100th scale Bandai "Gunpla" model kit...

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Giant Gundam Statue Recycles Model Kit Runners


When it comes to model kits, my love for Bandai's scores of Gundam toys really knows no bounds. They do have one weakness, though: waste. Unlike conventional action figures, the model kits leave behind some excess plastic in the form of "runners," which hold each model piece into place prior to assembly...

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