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 $
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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
You may have noticed that we've been offering up quite a bit of Gundam love here at Comics Alliance over the last several months, from the life-sized Gundam statue in Japan to a different Gundam statue constructed entirely out of recycled model kit runners. If you're sick of the Gundam enthusiasm,
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
Bandai's new Gundam Café has finally opened its doors for business in Japan, and photographic evidence suggests that overseas fans of the mobile suit franchise may want to book a flight to the Land of the Rising Sun for the sake of exclusive coffee and a fried treats.
Akihabara's photos of the fan food may not provide true evidence of deliciousness (alas, t