10 Januari 2011

Rise of the machine: 2010 Gundam ver.

Last year, a 1/1 scale RX 78-2 Gundam was built for display at Odaiba, Tokyo. The event, ended 31th August 2010 (if I not mistaken) has attract many Gundam fans all over Japan and world.

But what happened after that date?

Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, a place where many plastic models/toys makers' HQ and factories located has launch an event. The event: Shizuoka Hobby Fair, is to celebrate the 50 years of this (model kit making) industry.

Located 3 hours by train from Tokyo (not shinkansen or bullet train), it showcased the upgraded 1/1 scale Gundam and a hobby museum.

As the name -hobby fair-, the event is particapated by not only Bandai, the Gundam makers, it also participated by populars model makers such as Hasegawa and Tamiya.

One of the popular hobby magazine here, Dengeki Hobby Magazine, also have their modelers' work showcase here.

Back to the topic.

The 1/1 scale Gundam is upgraded, with a beam saber. If the event at Odaiba is to mark the 30th aniversary of Gundam, the event at Shizuoka is to mark the 30th anniversary of Gunpla (Gundam Plastic Model).

Also to celebrate this anniversary, Bandai with Sunrise, has produce a three part anime on the Gunpla builders theme.

Enjoy the pics....

With mist effect

With light on

A 1/1 scale Zaku head

A 1/1 scale core boaster

1/1 scale Gundam under construction

Work by Dengeki Hobby Magazine modeller

Work by Dengeki Hobby Magazine modeller

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