Mobile Suit Gundam
Well, you can chalk up another example of geek culture either being full-on embraced by the mainstream or possibly already on the downturn, depending on your stance on nü-metal rap-rock.
If you're a fan of "Gundam" and Linkin Park, you're gonna want to sit down for this one, because as reported by the Anime News Network yesterday, not only will the band
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? Well, it's finally fully-formed and the results may be more impressive than any single regularly-assembled Namco Bandai kit.As reported by Tomopop, the affectionately named "Recycle Grade Gundam" took more than 250 hours to build ov
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! Auctions site settled for the next best thing on Monday and purchased three spare parts and three unused decals from the mech with the proceeds going to charity.According to Anime News Network, those who won the Mobile Suit swag raised a combined 4,001,000 yen (around $
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. Have they not seen "Inception?!"
The upcoming iPhone app from Yahoo is designed to allow those who visit t
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
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
While the mobile suits representing anime's many "Gundam" universes have been forged from everything from steel to the fictional Gundanium alloy, one fan has successfully crafted a 4-foot-tall version of the ZGMF-X10A Freedom mech from "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED" out of nothing more than paper, glue, and unbridled ambition
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