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This is the 59-foot-tall (18-meters) Gundam robot constructed in Tokyo to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Gundam character created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise studios in 1979. This was an animation TV series called Mobile Suit Gundam, but since then the Gundam character has grown into a more than $500 million (50 Billion JPY) trademark owned by NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. of Japan. The giant life size Gundam robot located in Shiokaze Park in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district is an event officially called "Green Tokyo Gundam Project". The statue, a 1/1 scale model of the RX78 Gundam animation robot can emit lights, mist, and rotate its head. This free event was opened to the public on July 10, 2009 and will end on August 31, 2009. After which the statue will be dismantled in early September. With the event winding down, attendance has been at a peak with tens of thousands visiting daily. The organizers have predicted over 1.5 million people will have visited the robot by the time the event ends.
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This is the 59-foot-tall (18-meters) Gundam robot constructed in Tokyo to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Gundam character created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise studios in 1979. This was an animation TV series called Mobile Suit Gundam, but since then the Gundam character has grown into a more than $500 million (50 Billion JPY) trademark owned by NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. of Japan. The giant life size Gundam robot located in Shiokaze Park in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district is an event officially called "Green Tokyo Gundam Project". The statue, a 1/1 scale model of the RX78 Gundam animation robot can emit lights, mist, and rotate its head. This free event was opened to the public on July 10, 2009 and will end on August 31, 2009. After which the statue will be dismantled in early September. With the event winding down, attendance has been at a peak with tens of thousands visiting daily. The organizers have predicted over 1.5 million people will have visited the robot by the time the event ends.