Anime, Nerdery

Japan Finally Did It

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They built a life-size, 1:1-scale Gundam. It doesn’t work (we think), but the damn thing is still 59 feet tall and hanging out in Odaiba (which is very close to the Tokyo Big Sight, if you’re up on your Tokyo geography). Supposedly, the head can move and it has lights, and will only be up for two months, until the end of some big Gundam fest at the end of July. I’m dead certain that afterwards, they’ll be walking that thing to war. Hopefully they’ll attack North Korea first, so we can have enough to time to build Gundam Maxter. More pics over at Danny Choo.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.