The 1/1 Scale RX-78-2 Gundam statue will once again be standing tall in Japan! Starting from Spring 2012 thru March 2013 , the 1/1 Gundam will be on display in front of Diver City Tokyo (Odaiba, Tokyo).
Statue to return to Odaiba island next spring after nearly 3 years away
The self-described "Gundam videographer" darwinfish began streaming new time-lapsed footage of the 1/1-Scale Gundam reconstruction at Odaiba. The video features work being done on the upper body and torso. The statue is being rebuilt at Diver City Tokyo, a complex under construction on the island by Mitsui Fudosan and Fuji TV.
The life-size statue first stood at Odaiba in July of 2009 and attracted 4.15 million visitors before it closed the following month. The statue rose again in Shizuoka — the self-described "model capital of the world" and the home of Bandai's plastic model factories — from July of last year to March of this year. The statue did return to Tokyo in August — in disassembled parts — as a charity drive after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster.
The same YouTube user has posted several other videos chronicling the reconstruction of the Gundam since construction began a few weeks ago.
Mobile Suit Gundam UC, due out for the PS3® in spring 2012 from Namco Bandai Games, will feature new mobile suits, missions, characters, and weapons as DLC. In this post, we feature two suits designed by Hajime Katoki and a scenario written by Harutoshi Fukui!
We've also got info on new game modes and first-press bonuses!
■ DLC to feature new mobile suits and scenarios!
Enjoy the game even more with a range of free and paid new mobile suits, characters, weapons, and missions!
Leading the lineup are "Sengo no Senso", a new scenario written by novel author Harutoshi Fukui, and the Gundam Delta Custom and Sinanju Stein, designed by Hajime Katoki!
Fukui's new scenario will feature both the Sinanju Stein and the Full Frontal Customize Geara Doga. Experience the untold tale of the plot to seize the Sinanju in an all-new story!
MSN-001X Gundam Delta Custom
A prototype transforming mobile suit with the "Nitro" system, which grants a Newtype's power. The "Delta" reappears in UC history with a new meaning and a new mission.
MSN-06S Sinanju Stein
The stone from which Full Frontal's Sinanju was hewn. While previously thought of as just a prototype...