Take A Look At The Inner Workings Of A Gundam With This Great Model Kit

Anyone who's put together a Gundam Model kit know that the models usually house a lot of little pieces and articulation joints within the plastic shell — but this new one tries to show you what would be underneath the armour of an actual Gundam, and looks pretty fabulous while doing so. » 3/26/15 1:00pm Thursday 1:00pm

This Golden Gundam Is The Slickest Mobile Suit Toy

I mean, look at it. It's literally a gold plated giant robot. Well, a model of said giant robot, but still, gold! That's the sort of fanciness I can totally get behind. » 3/19/15 9:00am 3/19/15 9:00am

A History Of Gundam, The Anime That Defined The Giant Robot Revolution 

Almost four decades ago, Mobile Suit Gundam aired in Japan and changed the way the country looked at giant robots. Here's a brief history of how Gundam established a new genre of anime, changed the way the West consumed Japanese animation, and became a cultural touchstone for the robotics technology of the future. » 3/09/15 11:00am 3/09/15 11:00am

The Best-Named Gundam Is Getting A Fantastic Toy

Although the upgraded version of Uso Ewin's Victory Gundam, the splendidly-titled V-Dash Gundam, isn't the most exciting Mobile Suit Design in the long running Gundam franchise, in toy form it certainly looks rather fabulous. » 2/27/15 3:00pm 2/27/15 3:00pm

Celebrate 35 Years Of Gundam Model Kits With This Exquisite Mobile Suit

This July, Bandai celebrate 35 years of selling 'Gunpla' - plastic model kits of the mechs from the long running Mobile Suit Gundam franchises. They're doing so in style too, with this ultra-fancy new version of the Gundam model that started it all. » 2/25/15 11:00am 2/25/15 11:00am

First Glimpse Of Gundam: The Origin Shows The History Of Mobile Suits

Gundam fans have long been looking forward to Gundam Origin, the new anime movie series that charts the earliest days of the fight between Zeon and the Earth Federation — but now that we've got this extended first look at it, we cannot wait to see more of Char Aznable pulling off amazing moves in his Mech. » 2/18/15 11:00am 2/18/15 11:00am

I Wish This Fan-Made Model Was An Actual Gundam

I have a hearty respect for the crazily dedicated fans of 'Gunpla' - the intricately detailed Japanese model kits of the oodles of awesome Mobile Suits of the Gundam franchise. But this custom-made Gunpla model is so cool, I wish it had a series of its own. » 1/22/15 1:00pm 1/22/15 1:00pm

Japanese Office Attacked By Full-Size Gundam In Insane Prank

Japan is known for pulling off some insane — and pants-wettingly terrifying — pranks, but this may take the cake. Someone went through an elaborate amount of trouble (and cost!) to have a 1:1-scale Zaku, the enemy mobile suits from the original Gundam anime, stop by an upper-floor Tokyo office. See for yourself! » 1/16/15 6:44am 1/16/15 6:44am

​12 Lunatics Who Shouldn't Have Access To Giant Robots

Anime has taught us that teenagers are always the best giant robot pilots, but do they need to be crazy? Because it sure seems like a lot of insane people manage to get in the cockpits of Gundam, EVA Units, and the like. Here are a dozen maniacs who shouldn't be trusted with scissors, let alone giant robots. » 12/01/14 12:00pm 12/01/14 12:00pm

​Gundam Is Coming To America. All Of It.

Bandai Japan is partnering with anime distributor Right Stuf to bring out the entire mecha anime franchise, including Turn A, Gundam ZZ, The Origin and a few other versions that never made it to America before. The original 1979 Gundam series and Turn A will lead the charge with a spring 2015 release. » 10/16/14 6:40am 10/16/14 6:40am

Only In Japan Will A Wild Gundam Toyota Auris Appear

Commuting to and from my other job as a junior high school English teacher on the Saitama/Gunma border, I see a lot of really cool cars on the road. Vehicles you can only really find in Japan, especially if they are special editions. Product tie-ins are huge in Japan, and cars are no exception. » 9/13/14 3:07pm 9/13/14 3:07pm

Can You Tell Which Is The Real Gundam Toy And Which Is A Mere Illusion?

We're suckers for the mind-blowing properties of a perfectly placed anamorphic image. And in this video, there are flat images hiding in a collection of Gundam toys. Can you tell which ones are real? » 6/17/14 2:30pm 6/17/14 2:30pm

​The 13 Most Ridiculous Giant Robots of All Time

It takes tremendous skill to pilot a giant robot, and it takes genius to make them. But unfortunately, it's rare that these pilots and inventors are also blessed with any design sense and/or common sense, because there are many giant robots that end up completely preposterous. Here are more than a dozen mighty… » 12/02/13 11:45am 12/02/13 11:45am

The next Transformers cartoon is basically the worst Gundam ever

Transformers Prime is set to end after its 13-episode Beast Hunters season, so obviously a new Transformers cartoon will take its place. Turns out that cartoon will be Transformers Go!, and it will look so much like a shitty Gundam bootleg that my teeth ache. » 4/25/13 7:20am 4/25/13 7:20am

The 15 Dumbest, Goofiest, and Otherwise Most Impractical Gundams Ever

Gundam has long been called the Star Trek of Japan, because of its long-running popularity, and its many, many incarnations. This means there have been hundreds, if not thousands of Gundams and other assorted mecha designed for the Gundam anime series, and not all of them have been winners. For every RX-78 from the… » 2/01/13 10:00am 2/01/13 10:00am

Science Fiction's Greatest Failures (And How They Saved Us All)

Science fiction is built on some incredible failures. These days, we take for granted that science fiction's ideas and imagery dominate pop culture and define our collective reality — but many of science fiction's most important works were originally counted as flops. Science fiction wouldn't have most of its coolest… » 9/12/12 1:36pm 9/12/12 1:36pm

The Statue of Liberty: Who destroyed it best?

The Statue of Liberty stands for American hopes and dreams, an emblem of both New York City and the American gateway. That's precisely why so many film directors and video game creators love to smash Lady Liberty to bits. But who do you think did the best job of damaging or destroying the Statue of Liberty? » 9/09/12 7:00am 9/09/12 7:00am

Fancy girls dress up as Droids, Daleks, and Death Stars

When these cute little illustrated girls put on their best party dresses, they don't just look stunning; they also look like starships, robots, pokemon, and all manner of villainous creatures. Apparently, they're headed to the greatest fancy dress ball ever. » 4/14/12 11:00am 4/14/12 11:00am

For $275, you too can be the child star of a bootleg Chinese Gundam film

Did you ever wish to star in your very own Gundam cartoon? For under $300, you can become the hero in a copyright-naysaying mecha epic! » 1/22/12 9:00am 1/22/12 9:00am