Planet of Doom


Posted on May 20, 2012

GUNDAM FRONT TOKYO. FULL SIZE GUNDAM RX-78-2. I made it. I'm a big Gundam fan (nerd) and have been ever since I was a little guy. After my failed attempt to see it last year, I didn't think the opportunity to see it would come again. Though, here I am. This is the Gundam's third display since 2009. It's current location officially debuted April 19th 2012 and will held here until March 2013.

Every night at 7:30PM there is a theatrical light show displaying a montage of Gundam history starring the 1:1 scale Gundam RX-78-2, Amaro, and other familiar cast. I bring you this video:

As for the rest of the Gundam Front experience, there is a interactive walkthrough exhibit located inside Diver City Plaza on the top floor.

I'm not sure how to explain it, but you go into a crazy dome shaped projection room where you're shown a 10 minute movie that's displayed on all sides of you, as if you were there, floating around space while giant mecha robots fight around you. After the presentation, you're then escorted out to the exhibit room.

1:1 RG 1/1 ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Bust

1:1 Core Fighter

From this point on I wasn't supposed to photograph anything on display.

If you make it here, Gundam or no Gundam, go ride the Daikanransha Ferris wheel at Palette Town (5 minute walk and visible from anywhere on the island). When it opened in 1999, it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel standing at 35 stories tall and takes 16 minutes per rotation. It remains a very iconic and popular attraction to the area.

I stopped through Toyota's Mega Web showroom, really just to keep out of the rain.

2013 Toyota GT 86