Washington DC has the Lincoln Memorial... Japan has a 59 feet tall Gundam robot. Winner--Japan. A big plastic robot statue in the middle of a park, what's not to love about that.
The full-scale Gundam was commissioned to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first broadcast of "Mobile Suit Gundam." Located in Tokyo's Shiokaze Park, the Gundam statue will be on public display between July 11 and August 31. Sadly the Gundam cannot fly or fire laser beams, it can, however, move its head and emit smoke and flashing lights from 50 points on its body.
Not to sound insensitive, but has anyone else noticed that the Japanese became adorable puppy dogs after War World II. I'm not advocating nuclear strike, but it seemed to turn a bunch of serious bad asses into adorable nerds. Exhibit A: 59 foot plastic toy robot. Exhibit B: Huggable love pillows. The entire country collectively said, "I'll be into Cosplay, Pikachu, whatever you want, just don't drop another goddamn bomb on us."
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