Bandai announced today in Tokyo that they will market a large-scale GUNDAM model on December 16th. The new model, which stands 1.5 meters tall is 1/12 scale, and will be priced at 350,000 yen. Over the past five years Bandai has introduced several similar GUNDAM assembly kits, and has sold over 1,500 units, primarily to young men between the age of 20 to 40 years old.
The kit has 260 individual parts, and 14 movable joints. Bandai plans to exhibit the new robot model at the C3 X Hobby and Character show at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba starting on August 19th.
Bandai Website (Japanese)