Sighted at my local department store near Inage Kaigan, Chiba, Japan - AXE body spray packaged with a Gundam figure collection.
Suntory - distributors of Pepsi Cola here in Japan - has teamed up with the new Gundam Front Tokyo entertainment complex to market Gundam branded 350 ml. cans of Pepsi. Individual cans, featuring one of eight Gundam images, will be priced at 115 yen and go on sale August 7th.
Via Gundam.info (Japanese)
I first met Hajime Sakamoto in 2005 during a ROBO-ONE competition in Tokyo. One of the most striking and impressive things about Sakamoto was his total dedication to humanoid robotics
Many of the other ROBO-ONE competitors design excellent, world-class robots but they do it primarily as a hobby. It's a way for them to express their creativity, skill, and passion away from the day to day work grind. It's a pleasant and fulfilling escape from their daily duties. But for Sakamoto, designing and building high performance humanoid robots is a way of life.
Leveraging off of the popularity, and profitability, of the Gundam Cafe located in Akihbara, Bandai is scheduled to open the "Gundam Front Tokyo" theme park in the Odaiba shopping and entertainment district of Tokyo.
The facility, sure to quickly become a must-see mecca for Gundam fans, will feature the theme park, a Gundam Cafe, and the 18 meter tall Gundam automated statue that originally graced Tokyo Bay three years ago.
The theme park is scheduled to open to the public on April 19th.