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Life-Size Transformer Bumblebee Erected Near Life-Size Gundam in Odaiba

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The life-size Gundam Unicorn mobile suit from the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime has a new friend for the next month. The Transformer's own Bumblebee will be on display at Odaiba Zepp Tokyo plaza's Festival Square until the end of March.

The recreation from the live-action Bumblebee film measures 3m and 69cm high (about 12 feet) and weighs 858.6kg (1,892.8lbs). The Transformer might be a dwarf compared to the Unicorn Gundam, but he's working hard to promote the Bumblebee film before it opens in theaters in Japan on March 22.

Visitors in Tokyo are sharing their snaps of the Transformer.

The Transformers film franchise prequel stars Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson, a girl who comes into possession of the Bumblebee autobot in 1987. The alien robot has lost his voice and has his memory bank damaged before taking the form of an old Volkswagen Beetle and going into hiding. When teenager Charlie Watson gets the Beetle for her birthday, she discovers it to be the mute and amnesiac B-127 and names him "Bumblebee", but his presence triggers the arrival of Decepticons Shatter and Dropkick, who receive assistance from Sector 7 to hunt him down.

The film opened in the U.S. in December.

YouTuber James Bruton built a life-sized Bumblebee Transformer for Paramount Pictures last year. Toy maker Takara Tomy brought out one of the largest functioning Transformers during its presentationL at the Tokyo Toy Show in 2015 and toy company Kids Logic is offered 10-feet tall "life-size" Optimus Prime and Bumblebee statues in 2014.

Source: Mitsui Shopping Park site via Transformers World 2005 (AzT)


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