Giant Gundam suit in Tokyo ready to awe tourists/confound future archaeologists

These types of things are better seen than described — see the video below. It goes without saying that Japan would do something like this. Behold the 1/1 scale Gundam Mecha Warrior being constructed in Tokyo.

For those who didn’t grow up in the ’80s or later, Gundam is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise Studios that features giant robots, or “mecha,” called “Gundam.” The company Bandai started this project in 2009 to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of its plastic model series featuring Gundam and other combat robots.

Humanity’s 21st Century is bound to make for some interesting future archeological puzzles. Imagine a team of future humans or even alien scientists digging this thing out of the ground 1,000 years from now. Sure, it’s a giant Gundam statue that doesn’t do anything, but it could very well baffle these future scientists for years as they try to unlock the technology behind these machines and figure out how they walked, flew and shot all sorts of crazy weaponry at each other.


Or what about all the toy phasers and lightsabres — millions of them — buried in landfills waiting to be dug up, unchanged, centuries later, by rather perplexed beings?

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