The massive, 18 meter tall, Tetsujin 28 robot statue in Kobe, Japan was officially unveiled on Sunday, complete with cheering crowds, confetti, and background music from the original series. It remains to be seen if Tetsujin, known as 'Gigantor' in the US, will draw as much public attention as the huge Gundam statue that graced Tokyo Bay this summer.
The website is up for “GUNDAM BIG EXPO”, the ultimate Gundam geek/otaku fest, scheduled for August 21?23, at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center. Advance tickets run 1,300 yen as opposed to 1,500 yen on the day.
Needless to say, there will be tons of commemorative Gundam stuff on sale, including new 30th anniversary models, memorial photo books, t-shirts, caps, and whatever else the organizers and exhibitors can dream up. It will definitely be totally mobbed.
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