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Gundam Odaiba

Hope he doesnt come to life

With the eyes lit up, this was an imposing site
With the eyes lit up, this was an imposing site

I had heard that the Gundam model was almost finished and had some requests for photos, so thought I would go out today and see what was going on at Shiokaze Park in Odaiba.

Gundam construction almost complete
Gundam construction almost complete

It looks like most of the construction is finished and today some media photographers were getting a few closeups courtesy of the crane.

Lucky guys in the crane getting very close
Lucky guys in the crane getting very close

Hope he doesn't come to life!
Hope he doesn't come to life!
From this angle, Gundam looks like its ready to take off
From this angle, Gundam looks like its ready to take off
You feel pretty small when you are standing right beneath it
You feel pretty small when you are standing right beneath it

Looks like the Tokyo2016 Olympics is one of the sponsors. I wonder which event is Gundam entered in?

Tokyo2016
Tokyo2016

Looks like Gundam might be entered in the Beach Volleyball
Looks like Gundam might be entered in the Beach Volleyball
Got some shots of the back and sides
Got some shots of the side
... and from behind
... and from behind
Even thought its not officialy opened yet there were plenty of people, all taking photos
Even though its not officially opened yet there were plenty of people, all taking photos
This is my favorite picture. Looks like The Nikko hotel is in danger!
This is my favorite picture. Looks like The Nikko hotel is in danger!

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26 comments

Nick June 11, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Surely it's not permanent, is it?

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Shibuya246 June 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm

unfortunately not. They are going to disassemble it in August. seems a waste

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aokajiya June 11, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I'm sure it will find a more permanent home elsewhere. The Bandai museum, if nowhere else. A giant Gundam protecting the streets of Akihabara would be most appropriate, though.

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whipcracker June 11, 2009 at 10:55 pm

I haven't seen it posted on the national news over here yet. I bet Rilakkuma would have liked getting his picture taken with the Gundam. It's a shame that it'll be taken down in aug. What is the official cost for that type of strutcure anyway? It would seem like a total waste of money to take it down. Maybe they could move it to Akihabara where it would be more significant being the Otaku culture center.
While perusing the news i found this about a skatebording dog in Japan http://l.yimg.com/gh/cms/jun2009/skateboard1_1244… this via fox news
till next time

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whipcracker June 11, 2009 at 10:55 pm

I haven't seen it posted on the national news over here yet. I bet Rilakkuma would have liked getting his picture taken with the Gundam. It's a shame that it'll be taken down in aug. What is the official cost for that type of strutcure anyway? It would seem like a total waste of money to take it down. Maybe they could move it to Akihabara where it would be more significant being the Otaku culture center.
While perusing the news i found this about a skatebording dog in Japan http://l.yimg.com/gh/cms/jun2009/skateboard1_1244… this via fox news
till next time

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Shibuya246 June 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Akihabara would be a great place for it 🙂

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freedomwv June 11, 2009 at 11:10 pm

The last photo is the best one. Looks almost like the TV show.

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Shibuya246 June 12, 2009 at 5:54 am

Yes, I didnt realise when I took it, but when i saw it on my computer screen on checking the photos, it looked great. I almost forgot I had taken this. Took it right at the end as an after shot.

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Danny Choo June 12, 2009 at 5:25 am

Great photos! I see they lit up the eyes.

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Shibuya246 June 12, 2009 at 5:52 am

Seeing the eyes lit gave it a further sense of realism. 🙂

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DannyChoo June 12, 2009 at 5:25 am

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DannyChoo June 12, 2009 at 5:43 am

And look forward to seeing you again at CGM Night this Monday.

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Shibuya246 June 12, 2009 at 5:51 am

Thanks Danny. Not a problem. The poll thingy is a neat feature, but overall intense debate suffers from a number of shortfalls. I keep planning to replace it, but haven't yet.

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complexgamer.com June 12, 2009 at 5:17 pm

yo your site is hot and this post is crazy lol i iwsh i had a park by me that had gundom's in it this is crazy

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Shibuya246 June 13, 2009 at 1:09 am

Thanks. Appreciate your warm comments

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Ryan June 13, 2009 at 6:55 am

Thanks for a great post, Shibuya, this was a really great post. He looks immediately imposing and overpowering, like he's going to destroy the entire city!

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Shibuya246 June 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

thanks. It was great to go down and see this live

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Stéfan June 24, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Too bad it's not permanent !

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Shibuya246 June 24, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Sure is a shame

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ToyDemon June 25, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Too bad I didn't get a chance to see it before I left Japan, I lived close by in Koto-ku.

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Shibuya246 June 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm

pity. maybe they will move it somewhere permanent and you will get a chance in the future 🙂

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wkdkicksass29 June 26, 2009 at 11:12 am

Awesomeness

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Alan June 26, 2009 at 10:12 pm

De quoi s'agit il exactement?

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sixmats June 30, 2009 at 7:02 am

I wish they would do something like this in Sendai. It might boost tourism!

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Shibuya246 July 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm

It would be a great boost for tourism. every place should get a character, then people can go around all the places in Japan and collect passport stamps for visiting 🙂

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