News via Gundam.Info
Tokyo, Japan – Internationally renowned entertainment companies Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. (President and COO: Mitsuaki Taguchi), Bandai Co., Ltd. (President and CEO Masaru Kawaguchi), SUNRISE INC. (President and CEO: Yasuo Miyakawa), and Sotsu Co., Ltd. (President and Representative Director: Takehiko Aoki) have announced that the life-sized Gundam statue project is coming to an end. The Gundam, officially named the RG 1/1 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. GFT*, has been in the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza Festival Square since 2012. A new project will be launched to replace it.
As part of the “Tokyo Gundam Project 2017,” a life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue will be unveiled in the Festival Square in the fall of this year. With a focus on realism, people will be able to experience this powerful Gundam up close, bringing a new type of entertainment to revitalize the Tokyo Waterfront City area.
In addition, after the closure of the entertainment facility “Gundam Front Tokyo” (located in DiverCity Tokyo Plaza 7F), Bandai Co., Ltd. will open a new one, “The Gundam Base Tokyo,” in the summer of 2017. This facility will serve as an information hub for Gundam fans. It will also be the largest and most comprehensive Gunpla facility in Japan.
■The Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam Statue
The Unicorn Gundam is the main mobile suit of “Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn,” which debuted in 2010.