The much loved full size Gundam that was displayed in Odaiba last Summer, will be getting an upgrade of sorts at its new home outside the JR Higashi-Shizuoka Station. Specifically in the form of a lit beam saber pointed into the ground. This will also be a time limited display as well, starting July 24th until January 11th of next year. After that, there is still a chance it could become a permanent fixture in Nagoya. The reasoning behind the move to this city, rather than Tokyo or Osaka let’s say, is because Nagoya TV funded the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series (as well as many other mecha shows from the early to mid-80’s).
Update: To coincide with the new home of the full size Gundam, Bandai are releasing a new 1/144 kit of it on the same day. To make matters more bizarre, the full size Gundam is now officially being referred to as a 1/1 scale “Gunpla” – which conjures an image of the whole thing being built on sprues!