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Giant Gundam Gathers Gawking Geeks in Tokyo

Giant Gundam Gathers Gawking Geeks in Tokyo
59-Foot Tall Model of Iconic Japanese Anime Character Unveiled

1:1 scale model of Japanese Anime Icon - Gundam

A giant cultural icon has come to roost in Tokyo this summer. It's not Godzilla nor UltraMan. It's the mobile suit known as Gundam, the model RX-78 to be precise. To mark the 30th Anniversary of the popular anime series Gundam, a 1:1 scale model of the iconic mobile suit has been constructed and set up on the island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. The model has 50 points of lights, mist emitting from several places, and a head which revolves left and right and upward. Periodically sound-effects and the theme song to the old animated series plays from the structure itself. The life-size model is composed of fiberglass-reinforced plastic on a steel frame. The Gundam mobile suit stands at 18 meters/59 feet tall.

Gundam is a giant piloted mobile suit; not a robot

The animated show debuted in 1979 and has spawned a number of spin-offs, action…

In Japan You Can Have Jesus Body

In Japan, forget about the mystical metaphysical mess of Transubstantiation of transforming bread and wine into the Body of Jesus. You can have Jesus Body in easy to take tablets.
WARNING! Pregnant women, those with demonic possession, vampires, and others of the unholy undead should seek medical and mystical advice before using.
I like the poetic nonsense on the front: "New Discovery to be kept secret from others. This discovery is a secret. I can lay it down because I am correct. We will not make you sorry. Pleasure to have the real thing. I really longed for this."
It's like something out of the DaVinci Code except not as lame.