The life-sized mech at the Gundam Factory Yokohama complex is now complete, and it’s finally opening on December 19th to the public after several delays due to the pandemic. Not just a static robot, it has 20 moving parts as well as 34 points of articulation and guests can climb observation decks on the Gundam-Dock Tower to have up-close views of the massive robot. Every 30-minutes, the statue will move and take on different poses. When dusk hits, the eyes even light up. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Researchers in Japan have invented a device that enables one to control a miniature Gundam robot with their mind. The team started with a standard mobile suit Zaku Gundam robot toy from Bandai’s Zeonic Technics line that allows users to manually program using a smartphone app. The NeU researchers, a joint venture between Tohoku University and Hitachi, then used that to develope a version that moves in response to brain activity. Read more for a video and additional information.
Many who tried pre-ordering an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card failed, mainly due to bots scooping up all available inventory to resale, but with that extreme demand comes the first special edition card. Introduincg the ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG STRIX GUNDAM Edition. In addition to the themed design, the card itself features three axial-tech-based fans with 13 fan blades, a large heatsink under the shroud, a a 2.9 slot form factor (3-slot design) and a matching backplate. Read more for additional pictures.
The 60-foot-tall, 25-ton robot at Gundam Factory Yokohama is just about complete, and this week, it not only took steps, but moved around as well as pointed towards the sky. This life-sized RX-78-2 Gundam robot is a new attraction that will eventually allow fans to get up close and personal when it opens to the public, which was originally slated for October 2020. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we all might have to wait until late this year to get the chance. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The Gundam Factory Yokohama has just completed its life-sized mecha this week, and some eager fans have managed to capture some early shots for your viewing enjoyment. Not just a sculpture, this 59-foot-tall robot boasts 24 degrees of freedom, allowing it to walk, which may not sound very cool, but considering that it weighs in at about 25 tons, this is quite the feat. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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.
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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.