I know 2020 has been a brutal year, but HOLY CRAP, what exactly is Japan expecting to come crawling out of the Pacific Ocean this year that felt the need to create a 60 foot tall working Mobile Suit Gundam to protect them!?!
Japan, the land of humongous mechanized robots and gigantic monsters known as Kaiju, like the rest of the globe, has had a rough go of it in 2020.
Between COVID-19 and the ensuing economic difficulties, things have been particularly hard in The Land of the Rising Sun this year, leading to the unfortunate permanent closing many famous landmark stores in Tokyo suburbs Shunjuku and Akihabara.
So if anyone has a right to be apprehensive as to what else 2020 has in store for them, it is Japan.
Since January 2020 (Pre-COVID, granted), Gundam Factory Yokohama has been building the world’s tallest robot. Standing 60 feet tall (18 meters), the gigantic machine is currently under construction at the Port of Yokohama, just south of Tokyo.
Mobile Suit Gundam is a popular Japanese Anime series about gigantic space-fairing combat robots. The series dates back to 1979 is extremely popular in Japan and has spawned multiple theatrical releases, TV series, toys, manga…
So I guess if anyone has the ‘street cred’ to protect the island nation from whatever the hell else 2020 has in store for them, it is a gigantic Mobile Suit Gundam.
The giant mech is not completed yet, but once done, the engineering marvel will be able to walk, have articulated fingers and weigh in at 25 tons!
Unfortunately the planned preview event and Grand Opening (originally scheduled for July and October 2020 respectively) has been postponed. The organizers hope to have a new Grand Opening for the Gundam Factory Yokohama within a year.
But what if Skynet or some cyber terrorist group hacks into the Mobile Suit Gundam?
Who had “Hacked Gigantic Killing Robot in October” square on the 2020 disaster board?
Geeky Daddy will keep you posted on how this life sized Mobile Suit Gundam plays out.
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