As Japan rebuilds their giant Gundam statue, Hajime Sakamoto remains unimpressed. He wants to build a working Gundam, and hopes his company's 13 foot humanoid robot— complete with room for a human pilot—is a step in the right direction.
When I first heard about a new Leica camera being designed by Kunio Okawara-sama, the man responsible for the mechanical design of the insanely popular Gundam anime series, I nearly shit myself in excitement. Then I saw what it looked like.
This time-lapse video of the 1:1 scale model Gundam in Shizuoka, Japan, is the most visually stunning thing you're bound to see all day. Watch it and go into a trance, only to wake up and book flights to Japan.
There's no place more fitting for an official Gundam Cafe than in Tokyo's Akihabara district. Sadly Japanese maids don't draw hearts in syrup over your pancakes or put "love spells" on you like at Maid Cafes...but there are Gundam biscuits!
When residents of Shizuoka were trying to figure out how to top last summer's Gundam statue, they did the obvious. Look for the new, lightsaber version this summer (OK, technically "beam saber"—but we know the truth). [Kotaku]
There are two types of people in the world: People that get excited about filling the shit out of their taxes with a Gundam pen, and people who are dead inside. Who are you? [Strapya via Technabob via Dvice]