I am pretty sure a lot of you guys were impressed when you saw the trailer to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. It showed us a lot of giant-robot vs giant-monster action and fantastic cgi, which was all amazing. But if you enjoyed the original trailer, wait until you get a load of the footage they showed at WonderCon a couple of weeks ago.
It's been a while since we've posted a toy related article, so here's an exciting new scoop for this section to begin this new year with. Bluefin Distribution, the official US distributor of Bandai's awesome figures and model kits, have announced a long-awaited re-release of the Mega Man X figure for the D-Arts line!
You probably have already seen the trailer to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and I'm sure many of you anime/mecha fans were blown away with how awesome it looked. But what would you say if a classic giant robot anime like, oh I dunno... Gaiken, were to get a live-action adaptation?
One of the coolest things in Japanese geek culture are those their robots. Aka, mechas. You know, those towering, man-piloted machines of destruction that carry loads of weaponry like shoulder missiles, chest machine guns and laser scythes. In past years, Japan has built several life-sized Gundam statues, which have many questioning: will we ever see a fully functional, man operated machine like this? Well, it looks like it's already here.
I'm sure every Gundam and Mecha fan has fantasized of being in a life-sized Gundam or mobile suit of choice. Even the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party sure had this in mind, and thoroughly considered building the famous mobile suit for national defense and boosting their tourism industry. Although a working Gundam suit is currently unavailable for your piloting needs, Gundam Front Tokyo (home of the life-sized Gundam statue) has built a massive attraction that enables fans to step in and sit in the pilot's seat of the Strike Freedom Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny.
Yes, the title is correct, and it's way past the time for April Fool's jokes. Japanese Politicians, specifically the Liberal Democratic Party, have considered developing a real life Gundam for national defense when announced on the Japanese Nico Nico video stream (via Kotaku). Could we possibly see the legendary Mobile Suit in the future?
It seems like 1/1 scale Gundams are showing up all over Japan. There is currently one planned to be made in Mibu, and now it looks like the original life-size Gundam from Odaiba district in Tokyo will be making its return.
Back in 2009, the Japanese built a full-scale Gundam robot in Odaiba district in Tokyo. But after the horrible earthquake and tsunami, they decided to take it down. Well it looks like the folks in the town of Mibu are going to be making another life sized Gundam statue. But instead of recreating the iconic RX-78 Gundam suit, they'll be reconstructing the MS-06S Zaku, the bad guy.
About a week ago, we reported that a new Gundam series was in the works. Well, it has now been officially announced that the new series will be titles Gundam AGE.