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Japanese Robot Art: Nice to Look At, and Don’t Forget the Inspiration!

Japanese Robot Art – It’s Good, Man! Illustration, product packaging, statues & sculpture, and even some transhumanist pin-ups; for decades Japan’s been pounding out the robot art like nobody’s business. Last week[...]
Japanese Robot Art: Nice to Look At, and Don’t Forget the Inspiration!

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Nissin – “Cup Noodle Curry trio with mini GUNPLA” – Gundam anime series collaboration – Limited amount only

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the release of Nissin Cup Noodle Curry, “Cup Noodle Curry trio with a mini GUNPLA (GUNDAM plastic model)” will be out on May 27. A total of 3 commemorative curry packages and mode[...]
Nissin – “Cup Noodle Curry trio with mini GUNPLA” – Gundam anime series collaboration – Limited amount only
Nissin – “Cup Noodle Curry trio with mini GUNPLA” – Gundam anime series collaboration – Limited amount onlyNissin – “Cup Noodle Curry trio with mini GUNPLA” – Gundam anime series collaboration – Limited amount onlyNissin – “Cup Noodle Curry trio with mini GUNPLA” – Gundam anime series collaboration – Limited amount onlyNissin – “Cup Noodle Curry trio with mini GUNPLA” – Gundam anime series collaboration – Limited amount onlyNissin – “Cup Noodle Curry trio with mini GUNPLA” – Gundam anime series collaboration – Limited amount only

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Pacific Rim and the Legacy of Giant Japanese Robots

A Slice of Giant Japanese Robot Lineage: With a marketing campaign aimed at pretty much any human being with electricity, high levels of robo-geekery aren’t at all required for one to be aware of this summer’s giant robot & monster[...]
Pacific Rim and the Legacy of Giant Japanese Robots

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Gundam is back in Tokyo… Sort of

It seems that this 18m tall scale 1:1 Gundam that was standing-up in Odaiba was a major hit not only in Japan but also across the world and among all Mecha fans. Strong from this success, Sunries Studio announced that part of this scal[...]
Gundam is back in Tokyo… Sort of

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Bandai Namco introduces new Gundam accessories in Japan

Here you are the latest Gundam goodies that you can find in Japan! With around 20 different new items including Gundam Dog tags, Business cards holders or even Key Holders, Bandai Namco made sure that there will be something for everyo[...]
Bandai Namco introduces new Gundam accessories in Japan
Bandai Namco introduces new Gundam accessories in Japan

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Gundam Beam Saber Chopsticks Now On Sale

Premium Bandai is selling a limited edition run of their Gundam Beam Saber chopsticks on their Premium Bandai website. These chopsticks – reminiscent of those lightsaber chopsticks sold here – used to be only sold at the Gu[...]
Gundam Beam Saber Chopsticks Now On Sale
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Via Premium Gundam

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SMBC VISA announces its new VISA GUNDAM International

From next Monday, any people living in Japan and already customers or willing to open an account at SMBC (Sumitomo Bank Corp) will be entitle to apply and once cleared by SMBC Visa to get a VISA GUNDAM International credit card! Also f[...]
SMBC VISA announces its new VISA GUNDAM International
SMBC VISA announces its new VISA GUNDAM InternationalSMBC VISA announces its new VISA GUNDAM International

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GUNDAM is back, in USB form

Well, it’s a very Gundam day here at Akihabara News. Welcome back the Gundam USB key. This 4GB drive produced by Buffalo will be available at the beginning of next month here in Japan. You can get yours online at geekstuff4u.com for only ¥3,500.
GUNDAM is back, in USB form
GUNDAM is back, in USB formGUNDAM is back, in USB formGUNDAM is back, in USB formGUNDAM is back, in USB formGUNDAM is back, in USB form

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Build your own miniature model of the life-sized model of GUNDAM

I’m not trying to confuse anyone here, but as most people (of the Japanese or Japanese-anime-loving variety) know, Gundam, or Mobile Suit Gundam, is a giant robot suit that is the basis of a hugely popular animation franchise that orig[...]
Build your own miniature model of the life-sized model of GUNDAM
Build your own miniature model of the life-sized model of GUNDAM

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[Video] JAMMA Arcade Expo 2010

Taking place usually one week before the TGS (Tokyo Game Show), the JAMMA Arcade Expo is “The” show for all amusement machinery and goodies. And this year, I have to admit that there were very few that stood-up and were worth our inter[...]
[Video] JAMMA Arcade Expo 2010
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ANA’s GUNDAM-decorated Boeing 777-300 Jet embarks on its first flight on July 16

As part of the ANA x Gundam Sky Project, collaboration of ANA, Sotsu and Sunrise in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of the anime Gundam, All Nippon Airways (ANA) will start the flight of a Gundam-decorated Boeing 777-300 jumbo je[...]
ANA’s GUNDAM-decorated Boeing 777-300 Jet embarks on its first flight on July 16

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Softbank Summer 2010 Collection… It’s Twitter Time Baby !

This morning Softbank announced none the less than 12 new mobile phones in Japan with one common feature… Twitter! Yes Apparently Twitter is starting to be a HUGE thing in Japan and goes far beyond already that MySpace and FaceBook, bu[...]
Softbank Summer 2010 Collection… It’s Twitter Time Baby !
Softbank Summer 2010 Collection… It’s Twitter Time Baby !Softbank Summer 2010 Collection… It’s Twitter Time Baby !Softbank Summer 2010 Collection… It’s Twitter Time Baby !Softbank Summer 2010 Collection… It’s Twitter Time Baby !Softbank Summer 2010 Collection… It’s Twitter Time Baby !

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You too get your very own 1.5m Tall Gundam.

Got around 315,000 Yen to burn this month? So why don’t you get one of these stunning 1.5m tall (38kg) Gundam? Made to spook you friends and to just spice up your living room this unique Gundam will be only sold this year for the 30th [...]
You too get your very own 1.5m Tall Gundam.
You too get your very own 1.5m Tall Gundam.You too get your very own 1.5m Tall Gundam.You too get your very own 1.5m Tall Gundam.

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Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!

Schedule to open this Saturday in Japan (April 24), Bandai First Gundam Café in Akihabara opened its doors for a selected few journalist in Japan, and guess what, we had the honor to be invited and visit this café for you lucky readers[...]
Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!
Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!

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Buffalo announced new Gundam-themed USB Flash Memory now GNO 3 game software installed

What happens if you combine two popular items in one? It makes another appealing item that would make so many among us content. Such is the new Gundam-themed USB Flash memory from Buffalo as in its 4 GB capacity we now have the softwar[...]
Buffalo announced new Gundam-themed USB Flash Memory now GNO 3 game software installed
Buffalo announced new Gundam-themed USB Flash Memory now GNO 3 game software installedBuffalo announced new Gundam-themed USB Flash Memory now GNO 3 game software installed

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Gundam Big Expo at Tokyo Big Sight

The Gundam Big Expo organized by Sunrise was held at Tokyo Big Sight this week-end … And well that’s pretty much all we can tell you at this point since we’re forbidden by Sunrise to publish ANY pictures or write any articl[...]
Gundam Big Expo at Tokyo Big Sight

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Nicely Designed Zippo for Gundam’s 30th Anniversary

As you may have noticed, lately we’ve been seeing a lot of Gundam related goodies. Yes, it’s Gundam’s 30th anniversary, and today Zippo sent us some pictures of their new lighters that come with a really nice Gundam d[...]
Nicely Designed Zippo for Gundam’s 30th Anniversary
Nicely Designed Zippo for Gundam’s 30th AnniversaryNicely Designed Zippo for Gundam’s 30th AnniversaryNicely Designed Zippo for Gundam’s 30th Anniversary

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Tokyo Gift Show, Wooden Godzilla and Gundam… Real Masterpieces

Just back from or the Tokyo Gift Show 2009 (Spring), and Lord I’m dead tired… It’s amazing and a MUST see if you’re crazy about toys, gadgets, and so on… While I couldn’t shoot everything I saw, I stumbled upon [...]
Tokyo Gift Show, Wooden Godzilla and Gundam… Real Masterpieces
Tokyo Gift Show, Wooden Godzilla and Gundam… Real MasterpiecesTokyo Gift Show, Wooden Godzilla and Gundam… Real MasterpiecesTokyo Gift Show, Wooden Godzilla and Gundam… Real MasterpiecesTokyo Gift Show, Wooden Godzilla and Gundam… Real MasterpiecesTokyo Gift Show, Wooden Godzilla and Gundam… Real Masterpieces

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Ride Your Bike in Style in a Gundam Helmet!

Lalabit Market in Cooperation with Sotsu – Sunrise, at the end of March 2009 will release, a new helmet for all motorbike fans painted gold with the Gundam design (drawing). This is not the first time Lalabit Market released such helme[...]
Ride Your Bike in Style in a Gundam Helmet!

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Lupin the Third and Gundam USB Keys

Weeks after their release of Rei (Evangelion), Buffalo announces their Lupin the Third and Gundam 4GB USB keys. 

 Since they’re only USB keys isn’t not much to say here, but we admit they’re well made and will surely[...]
Lupin the Third and Gundam USB Keys
Lupin the Third and Gundam USB KeysLupin the Third and Gundam USB KeysLupin the Third and Gundam USB KeysLupin the Third and Gundam USB KeysLupin the Third and Gundam USB Keys

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AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.

So we’re back at the AOU 2008, the professional arcade game conference. This time we’re with Bandai/Namco & Bandpresto, these two makers really caught our attention 1) Banpresto, Gundam Vs Gundam : A new game that will[...]
AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.
AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.

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Banpresto gets Gundam Crazy with 7 new accessories for Mecha Fans !

Starting from next month, Banpresto will start selling a wide range of accessories and toys all related to the Mecha world of Gundam, and other anime revolving around this Mecha, with for example: -A USB ionizer using the shape of the [...]
Banpresto gets Gundam Crazy with 7 new accessories for Mecha Fans !
Banpresto gets Gundam Crazy with 7 new accessories for Mecha Fans !Banpresto gets Gundam Crazy with 7 new accessories for Mecha Fans !Banpresto gets Gundam Crazy with 7 new accessories for Mecha Fans !Banpresto gets Gundam Crazy with 7 new accessories for Mecha Fans !Banpresto gets Gundam Crazy with 7 new accessories for Mecha Fans !

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