Odaiba Gundam Project 2011 Video: Sitting in the palm of a giant robot’s hand is AWESOME!

Odaiba Gundam Project 2011 has kicked off, and parts from the life-size RX-78-2 Gundam have returned to Tokyo! Here’s a video that’s been made for the event:

The event, being held at Symbol Promenade Park on Tokyo’s artificial island of Odaiba, is free for preschoolers and 500 yen for everyone else. The event will run from now until August 21st, so swing by now if you can, because it ends soon.

-M.C., the Quanutm Twin

Parts of Life Size Gundam to return to Tokyo.

The official website of the Gundam anime franchise recently announced that parts of the life-size RX-78-2 Gundam model will return to Tokyo for the “Odaiba Gundam Project 2011”.

The “Odaiba Gundam Project 2011” is a special event that will run from August 13-21. Organizers have noted that attendees will be able to get up close to features of the disassembled statue that they could not see or interact with when the statue was fully assembled, standing at 18 m (about 59 ft) tall, in 2009. In addition, visitors will be able to touch and even sit on the Gundam’s right hand. Photo opp!

The event will be held at Symbol Promenade Park on Odaiba, Tokyo’s artificial island. It’s free to preschoolers, and 500 yen for children and adults. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit charities for victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Power Rangers Samurai on the 4th of July: Rockin’ the Power at the Rose Bowl Stadium!

(Sorry I haven’t posted anything before now, I haven’t had internet access for 24 hours. It’s a surprise that I even still have the little bit that remains of my sanity.)

Well, it looks like everyone came out to celebrate the Fourth of July this year, including the Power Rangers Samurai. This year, they delighted huge crowds at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California (hey, that’s where Power Morphicon will be), performing some big Ranger stunts to deafening cheers and video from the series playing on the giant scoreboard. Those who attended even got a chance to meet and pose with the Rangers after the show. This was part of the annual July 4th fireworks show in Pasadena, held at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Here are some pics from the event:

Wow, look at that crowd! The only other time I ever see that many people at the Rose Bowl Stadium is during the Rose Bowl!

(A small explanation for my international audience: For those of you who don’t know, the Fourth of July is the United States’ Independance Day, so that’s why they came out and did the show. It’s normally celebrated with big fireworks shows and other related festivities. The Rose Bowl, and Rose Bowl Stadium, are part of the “College Bowl Series”, it’s one of the biggest American Football championship games in the country (for college/university-level football), and the stadium is used to house special events year-round. The name comes from the annual “Tournament of Roses” Parade, which started long before the Rose Bowl, where contestants create various parade floats and decorate them using flowers and flower-based products, such as petals and seeds, as well as other “natural” materials. There are several awards given out for the best floats in given categories, such as “most original”, “best arrangement”, and the coveted “Best in Show”. For more info on these or other related events, Google it.)

-M.C., the Quantum Twin