Awesome Statues

Gundam In Shizuoka

Gundam In Shizuoka

Don’t worry if you missed the life-size Gundam statue in Tokyo. It’s now in Shizuoka; you have until March 2011 to kiss, hug and attempt to take home this epic statue and his beam saber.

Gundam w/Beam Saber

Gundam w/Beam Saber

The 59-foot Gundam may have been dismantled, but it’ll get a second lease on life (and some Minovsky particles) in July: it’ll be rebuilt outside Shizuoka station with a beam saber.

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2.5 Meter Optimus Prime

2.5 Meter Optimus Prime

It’s not as tall the “real” Autobot leader, this 2.5 meter, 550 kg Optimus Prime statue can fight for freedom and toy licensing deals any day; it’s made with over 5,000 recycled steel parts.

Finished: Gigantor

Finished: Gigantor

Kobe’s 59 foot tall Gigantor is finished; costing $1.5 million and weighing 50 tons, it’s Japan’s way of saying “In your face!” to the 1995 quake as it also serves as the city’s guardian angel.

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