Platinum Gundam Protects Very Small Countries

Mounting cardboard boxes on our arms, legs, and head and running pretending we were Gundam is much easier these days since we get so many packages in the mail (FedEx/UPS Gundam ftw). But a Gundam made of platinum is pretty outrageous even for Japan.

This $250,000 figurine was made by Takara Tomy and will go on a world tour—no armed guards necessary cause it's a frickin' Gundam—before going back to sit on some shelf in Japan. What's the point of this? Nothing other than to raise awareness of the Gundam brand. Mission accomplished.

Press Release [Bandai via Pink Tentacle via Tokyo Mango]