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The Latest Life-Sized Gundam Is Disappointing Some Fans

Pictured is an artist’s rendering of the RX-93ff Nu Gundam statue. Image: Sunrise/Mitsui Fudosan Next spring, yet another one-to-one scale Gundam will go up in Japan. This one will be located at a LaLaport shopping center in Fukuoka. I find this pretty exciting, but it turns out not everyone does.…
bubmag
September 16, 2021
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Mobile Suit Gundam Returns to TV With a New Anime Series

I have no idea what it is but I want it.Image: Sunrise Mobile Suit Gundam has, for the most part, spent the last decade focusing on its adaptations on both big-screen and small. While series like the model-kit themed Gundam Build series and adaptive works like The Origin and Thunderbolt…
bubmag
September 15, 2021
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Dad Surprises Son With Secret Gundam Model Skills

Present-wise, Gundam models are better than boring old neckties. Image: Tokyoboy070I/Twitter Tokyo resident and Twitter user Tokyoboy0701 gave his dad a Master Grade 3.0 RX-78-2 Gundam model kit. This past June, he tweeted out a photo of the said packaged and unfinished model, writing, “I’m giving this for Father’s Day.”…
bubmag
August 6, 2021
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The BBC Still Doesn’t Know What Gundam is

Image: BBC Last week, a BBC commentator struggled mightily to try and explain what the big robot was that triathletes kept cycling past during the Olympics. Now the broadcaster’s social media team is running into the same problem. If you missed it, the triathlon commentator referenced Gundam while athletes were…
bubmag
August 6, 2021
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Olympics Commentator Tries His Best To Say ‘Gundam’

Olympic triathletes take a lap around “Unicorn Gandum”Photo: CAMERON SPENCER (Getty Images) The bike section of the Olympic triathlons take a nice scenic lap around the giant Gundam statue in Odaiba’s DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, which has led to commentators having to occasionally try to describe the thing. I can’t speak…
bubmag
July 27, 2021
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The Community Spotlight 2021.07.24

2008 was a long time ago....Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-created works from the past week! First, July 21st marked Giant Bomb's 13th anniversary! It's…
bubmag
July 24, 2021
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Just What Japan Needs: More Gundam Manholes

Odawara is getting these lovely Gundam manholes. Image: 創通・サンライズ Manholes! In Japan, they’re works of art, reflecting the city or region they’re in with beautiful designs and even lovely colors. Previously, we’ve seen Pokémon manholes, which were excellent. The first Pokémon manholes were installed in 2019, but as of last…
bubmag
July 20, 2021
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The Community Spotlight 2021.07.17

by Marino - Brad Lynch on July 17, 2021Which weird handheld device is for you this year? Hello! Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best user-created endeavors from the…
bubmag
July 17, 2021
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Young embrace Chinoiserie style

Chinoiserie — a unique Chinese artistic style — has taken over from America’s transformers and Japan’s Gundam at this year’s China International Cartoon & Game Expo. The 17th China International Cartoon & Game Expo kicked off yesterday at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. While there are Transformers…
bubmag
July 15, 2021