Nice stems, Gundam

How come we don’t get stuff like this all over the states? Gigantic beetlebots, wall-climbing spider monsters, and now a full-sized Gundam? For some reason, the only thing we super-size here is fries. Shouldn’t we have thousand-foot-tall robot cowboys and stuff?

The completed Gundam statue is expected to weigh nearly 35 tons, move its head and emit light or mist from 50 points of its body.

You’ve got to be kidding me. If they built this thing in Cal Anderson park here in Seattle, I’d party and never stop. We’ve got a pretty big Hammering Man (plus the Fremont Troll), but that’s hamburger compared to this Gundam’s fine, fine steak.

The statue is being erected to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Gundam TV broadcast(April 7, 1979). Damn, that was a long time ago. I’m more of an Evangelion guy, but I respect the Giant Robot wherever I see it.