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Josh7289



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:07 am Reply with quote
Awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:19 am Reply with quote
Oh my god.... Another lifesize Gundam.... This just gets better and better. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:27 am Reply with quote
I hope police are on hand to prevent Gundamjacks.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:44 am Reply with quote
So I'm guessing it's the RX-78-2 like always. I guess it's 1:1 at 18 m, though MAHQ lists it at 18.5 m. Close enough. I just wish they'd do something other the iconic piece of crap that lost it's head at A-Baoa-Qu. I guess Zeta or Nu would be a lot harder, Nu being 23 m. They're both much better looking (and better overall) Gundams. Oh well. I hope this thing is permanent.

penguintruth wrote:
I hope police are on hand to prevent Gundamjacks.


Especially from angsty teens with no piloting experience, eh? All we need now is a war with the Principality of North Korea.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:46 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
So I'm guessing it's the RX-78-2 like always. I guess it's 1:1 at 18 m, though MAHQ lists it at 18.5 m. Close enough. I just wish they'd do something other the iconic piece of crap that lost it's head at A-Baoa-Qu. I guess Zeta or Nu would be a lot harder, Nu being 23 m. They're both much better looking (and better overall) Gundams. Oh well. I hope this thing is permanent.


Somebody built a big Zeta in 2004/2005 somewhere... I saw it on TV but didn't retain the info.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:48 am Reply with quote
So is this like, RL(real life)-grade?

AW-grade? (actually works)

TETAO-grade (too expensive to actually own)


You know what would be totally awesome: If Tokyo gets the summer olympics in 2016, most of the new venues will be on Odaiba (There's a space near Big Site that is specifically where they are planning a giant new stadium, I'm pretty sure), so on long shots of the regatta we might see a giant gundam looming in the background Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:49 am Reply with quote
Why is the RX-78-2 holding a naked toddler? Really, I mean, why?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:50 am Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
Why is the RX-78-2 holding a naked toddler? Really, I mean, why?


It wants to be Ideon.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:52 am Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
Why is the RX-78-2 holding a naked toddler? Really, I mean, why?


Why not?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:52 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
So I'm guessing it's the RX-78-2 like always. I guess it's 1:1 at 18 m, though MAHQ lists it at 18.5 m. Close enough. I just wish they'd do something other the iconic piece of crap that lost it's head at A-Baoa-Qu. I guess Zeta or Nu would be a lot harder, Nu being 23 m. They're both much better looking (and better overall) Gundams. Oh well. I hope this thing is permanent.


Maybe because it is the first Gundam ever to exist. Show some respect for the grandfather of all Gundams, would ya? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:52 am Reply with quote
Gun...damn
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:05 am Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
dtm42 wrote:
Why is the RX-78-2 holding a naked toddler? Really, I mean, why?


Why not?


Number one: it is a naked toddler. I don't know about you, but I don't remember many naked toddlers appearing in the Gundam franchise. Though there certainly hasn't been a dearth of naked angsty teenagers......

Number two: the baby hasn't got a helmet, or a spacesuit for that matter.

Number three: the toddler is naked. Is that the sort of picture that comes to mind when people think of the Gundam franchise? I am starting to question if I should really be a part of this utterly weird section of fandom.

Number four: the franchise is now thirty years old. Surely that young toddler should now be a disaffected member of Generation X.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:09 am Reply with quote
sweet Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:12 am Reply with quote
ninjaclown wrote:
Maybe because it is the first Gundam ever to exist. Show some respect for the grandfather of all Gundams, would ya? Very Happy


I like the RX-78 as much as the next /m/an, but I'd respect it a whole lot more if Bandai wasn't all "NEW RX-78 REPAINT, BUY BUY BUY" with it's model sales. Sure it's iconic... it's also beaten to death.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:15 am Reply with quote
Now that is totally awesome! There was a shopping mall had one that was pretty big up displayed a banner for the Olympics I believe recently. I think the Japanese should leave this one up or move it to a National Park along with making statues of other giants from Japan since they are 'history' of Japan.

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