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In the anime / manga world, RX-78-2 Gundam is a fictional mecha robot and a prototype weapon for the Earth Federation when it falls into the hands of Amuro Ray, who goes pilots it in the war against the Principality of Zeon. Thailand-based prop maker Poot Padee may not have created the entire suit, but his Gundam-inspired face mask will definitely make you look twice. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
An 18-meter-tall Gundam robot is set to debut at Gundam Factory Yokohama this fall, a 9,000 square-meter facility set to open at Yamashita Pier. This 25-ton machine will be on display for around a year, starting on October 1st, complete with 24 fully functional joints. This facility will consist of two areas: a 25-meter-tall Gundam-Dock that will serve as its maintenance site, and a two-story building with shops and event space. Read more for a video and additional information.
Here’s a hands-on look at the Oppo Reno Ace Gundam 40th Anniversary Edition, which sports 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 technology that charges its 4,000mAh battery in a mere 30 minutes. All 30,000-units feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+ chipset, a 90Hz 6.5-inch AMOLED display (2,400 x 1,080 resolution), an in-display fingerprint reader, 48-megapixel main camera, UFS 3.0 fast storage and stereo speakers. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Shanghai police arrested 25 suspects over a counterfeit anime toys / figure operation that netted over $42,000,000 USD. It all kicked off when back in June, police in the Huangpu district received a tip from an unnamed source and discovered these roughly made toys being sold in many shops, which included famous brands like Bandai Namco, Megahouse and Nintendo. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 30,000-units worldwide, the Oppo Reno Ace Gundam 40th Anniversary Edition smartphone isn’t just for looks, as it boasts 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 technology, which can fully charge its large 4,000mAh battery in only 30 minutes. Both the phone and box that it come are decorated with designs that pay homage to the RX-78-2 mobile suit that fans are very familiar with. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Priced at $93k, the SKELETONICS exo-skeleton turns you into a real 9-foot-tall mecha robot, but unfortunately won’t give you super strength. It’s mainly designed to increase reach and improve dexterity for everyday tasks. “We didn’t think about creating anything useful. That’s probably why we were able to develop a unique thing. I’m frequently told that it looks fantastic, but then have to explain that it doesn’t really do anything, which ends up confusing a lot of people,” said Reyes Tatsuru Shiroku, one of the project’s leads. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of someone testing an extremely large solar grill.
For those who don’t already know, Gundam is basically a science fiction media franchise created by Sunrise that features giant robots (mecha) with mobile suits. This fanatic in Japan was able to pick up what could quite possibly be the world’s first and only Gundam scooter for a mere $4,607 from Yahoo Auctions. Continue reading for another image and more information.
A team of engineers in Korea have built a real 13-foot-tall manned Gundam robot that could soon be used in war, or at the very least, battle bot-style competitions. Unfortunately, not much is known about this behemoth right now, other than works is progressing swiftly. “To answer one of the most common questions what is this for I’ll just say for now that from a mechanical/software/hardware/electric engineering stand point it was quite an ambitious project that required developing and enhancing a lot of technologies along the way. That growth opens up many real world applications where everything we have been learning so far on this robot can be applied to solve real world problems – I’m not just talking bipedal robots. One of such projects is already in development, but I’m not allowed to say more at this moment,” said designer Vitaly Bulgarov. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five mos tpopular viral videos today, including one of molten copper being poured on a cube of neodymium magnets.
Osaka-based Hajime Research Institute could have unknowingly started the Gundam program by building a giant 13-foot tall, 660-pound robot that humans control from the inside. The ultimate goal is to one day build a walking, human-controlled robot that stands 59-feet high. The control system of this prototype is based on a master-slave system, which is essentially just a smaller version of the robot inside that can be manipulated – turning its head with a small twist of the model’s, etc. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an 80s game that might’ve been designed by the CIA for mind control purposes.
The sleek Phiaro P75 Concept Cipher is a prototype track car inspired by the famous Gundam series. At just 1,310-pounds, it’s powered by a mid-mounted 1.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 142-horsepower @ 6,600 rpm and 123 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Click here for more pictures of the P75. Continue reading for another video and more information.