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60ft moving Gundam robot unveiled in Japan

By T.K. Randall
December 1, 2020 · Comment icon 8 comments

The robot is based on the 'Gundam' anime. Image Credit: YouTube / oricon
Japan's Gundam Factory Yokohama complex has revealed its fully functional, life-size robot to the media.
Earlier this year we reported that the enormous replica robot, which is based on Japan's super popular and long-running 'Gundam' franchise, had taken its first steps - albeit with its head missing.

Now however, it looks as though the robot's construction is complete - as evidenced by an impressive demonstration at a press event on Monday at the Gundam Factory complex in Yokohama.

Featuring 20 moving parts and standing 60ft tall, the robot was shown walking out of its hangar, complete with orchestral music, spoken dialog and sound effects.

When the facility opens next month, visitors will have the opportunity to get up close to the robot via the various stairs and walkways that have been built around it.
According to reports, it will change its pose every 30 minutes and will be lit up at night.

Fans will also have the chance to experience a virtual reality simulation of being a Gundam pilot.

The facility was scheduled to open back in October but was postponed due to the pandemic.

You can check out the robot in action below.

Source: Japan Times | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by OverSword 4 years ago
That was a lot of video for not much action.  That brought something back to me, remember there was a thread about this a few years ago?  I wonder what happened?  
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
oh, I am not impressed... I was thinking a lot faster and a bit more autonomous, lol !
Comment icon #3 Posted by moonman 4 years ago
Call me when it moves around untethered and doesn't need a skyscraper to hold it up. Calling it "fully functional" is REALLY stretching it here.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Orphalesion 4 years ago
But I like "Super Dimension Fortress Macross" better...
Comment icon #5 Posted by mesuma 4 years ago
  It's got wee short arms or is it long legs? Something's not right somewhere.
Comment icon #6 Posted by ercbreeze 4 years ago
It moves rather slow--hope they didn't build it to fight Godzilla!
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd 4 years ago
I'am more impressed by Jack Black who fights a huge robot in the Guiliver's Travels.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Hammerclaw 4 years ago
Meh, I'm a Voltron man, myself.

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