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NEWS: Life-Size Gundam's Closing Ceremony Dropped Due to Typhoon


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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:25 am Reply with quote
Why disassemble it at all? It should be a permanent fixture.
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daedelus



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:28 am Reply with quote
Well, I'm just glad they made it so it can be disassembled and not demolished. Maybe they'll find a better place for it that would be safer from typhoons.

Or it could go on tour Cool
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Kaioshin_Sama



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:40 am Reply with quote
LEAVE IT UP! LEAVE IT UP! I say they hold a referendum on whether to leave it up or not.
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Mario1234567



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:05 am Reply with quote
I wish I can borrow that Gundam... I need to crush a certain Anime Company and one of my friends....
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CruzMissile



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:24 am Reply with quote
I guess we'll see soon enough if gundams can withstand nature (typhoon). If it does, leave it up I say!
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darksharingan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:09 am Reply with quote
The statue was built and it was already placed, it's not like you have to pay to see it, so why take it down? They won't gain or lose anything one way or the other, keep the general public happy and otaku tourists too.
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wilson_x1999



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:41 am Reply with quote
Give it to me! I'll give it a good home!... or most probably, I'll make a good home out of it!
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Josh7289



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:48 am Reply with quote
Leave it up. I want to see it someday.
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dizzywulf



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:19 am Reply with quote
I heard that it was going to go on a tour around the country.
I hope that it does or they put it up permanently somewhere. I want to see it!
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nagato316



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:51 am Reply with quote
Kaioshin_Sama wrote:
LEAVE IT UP! LEAVE IT UP! I say they hold a referendum on whether to leave it up or not.


If IOC awards Tokyo the hosting privileges for the 2016 Summer Olympics about a month from now, all the more reason for Tokyo to leave it up. C'mon...a life sized Gundam has Michael Phelps' and Usain Bolt's awesomeness combined and multiplied by 20! All it's gonna do is continue to attract otaku tourists...that can't be bad for Japan's economy.

daedelus wrote:

Or it could go on tour Cool


Seconded. Do want. Really do want. I wonder how much space would need to be cleared out in Millennium Park or Navy Pier (or somewhere on the lakefront) so Chicago can give a traveling mecha a temporary home?
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Ktimene's Lover



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:09 pm Reply with quote
Taking it apart I think is necessary yet cruel. All the king's horses and men couldn't put a Gundam back together but Japan can.
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EricDent



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:39 pm Reply with quote
I say do a US tour! I am sure people would like to see it!
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RogueJedi86



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:38 pm Reply with quote
Put it up in Tokyo Bay, like a Japanese Statue of Liberty. Smile
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pajmo9



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:07 pm Reply with quote
It's to bad about the closing ceremony. But, its really great that the number of people that came to see it over the 2 months is so much higher then what the planners expected.
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RedLeader



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:59 pm Reply with quote
B-B-B-B-But what if the Zeon attack?! Who'll PROTECT us?! Anime cry
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