Source: Meet RX-78, the 60-feet-tall Gundam robot replica from Japan - Times of India
@SaiyanGoku @Extreme Gamer @Nerevarine @chimera201 @Neo @pkkumarcoolImagine a sixty-feet tall and 25-tonne robot walking in front of you. Will you be amazed, excited, scared or intimidated?
The Gundam factory located in Japanese city of Yokohama just did that. The machine named RX-78 or the Gundam robot replica was taken for a ride, and the video of the same has become a huge hit among netizens.
A report in The Guardian said that the robot is 'modelled on one of the robots from the hugely popular 1970s anime series Mobile Suit Gundam'. The report further said that the port city of Yokohama is the new home for the robot.
Shared by Catsuka, a website about animation, the video has been seen more than 5 million times. Catsuka wrote 'Life-sized Gundam in Yokohama is now in testing mode,' while sharing the video. This beautiful machine can move its arms and legs with ease. Gundam also kneels down and then points fingers towards the sky in the video, and it looks awesome.
The robot was supposed to be a part of Gundam Factory's Special Experience preview 'event scheduled to begin this July and postpone our grand opening scheduled for October 2020.' It seems the official unveiling has to wait. 'We expect to have our grand opening within the year. Details will be announced as available,' said the manufacturer in a statement.
This is how Twitteratti reacted to the video