Director of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. Yasuo Miyakawa, whose subsidiary owns the Gundam company, always wanted to build a life-sized robot that actually moved. Fast forward to this July, and his dream has become a reality at the Gundam Factory Yokohama. The mecha is based on the RX-78-2 Gundam from the anime series. Read more for a video taking its first steps and additional information.
It stands 59-feet tall, and as we can see in the footage above, engineers are working on the robot using a crane to ensure all parts are working as they should. The robot first leans back then upright before rotating its torso from side to side. Next, it raises and lowers its right leg without taking a full step forward yet, as it’s still missing the head. When it’s completed, the robot will weigh in at around 25-tons.
- An updated version of the freedom Gundam from mobile suit Gundam seed features stylized detail and proportion influenced from the mg RM Aile Strike Gundam
- All weapons have been carefully recreated including the beam rifle, beam sabers that can combine, Rail cannons, and Plasma cannons with added gimmicks
- Sliding armor panels in thighs and forearms and flip open hatches in wings allow new possible dynamic display options
- Display stand included, runner x16, dry transfer sheet, sticker sheet, and instruction manual
- Only product with affixed official Bluefin and Bandai Namco label has been thoroughly tested for safety and meets all North American consumer product safety regulations and entitles the purchaser to product support assistance