A 20-foot-tall Gundam rises in China!
『RX-78-2 Gundam China Special』
Bandai (Guangzhou) presents a color design by Chinese artists at Shanghai’s 8th China International Animation, Cartoon and Game Fair!
Bandai (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd. (Headquarters: Guangzhou, China / President: Iwao Nakajima), the Namco Bandai Group’s subsidiary for toy design and merchandising in China, is pleased to announce the construction of a 20-foot-tall Gundam statue. The statue will be displayed at the 8th China International Animation, Cartoon and Game Fair, to be held in Shanghai July 12th through the 16th.
The “RX-78-2 Gundam China Special” statue features a color scheme designed by Beijing YANKAI cultural development Co.,Ltd. (※2), authors of the Chinese “Mobile Suit Gundam UC” manhua currently running in Guangzhou Tianwen Kadokawa Animation & Comics Co., Ltd.’s (※1) “Tian Man” magazine.
“RX-78-2 Gundam China Special” illustration at the top of the article.
To match the “RX-78-2 Gundam China Special”, Bandai will also release a special “MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 2.0 China Special Ver.” kit (MSRP: ¥420). This China-exclusive kit will be available from online retailer Taobaowan, as well as at BANDAI official shop. Orders will open on July 12th, and the kit will also be available at events in China sponsored by the Namco Bandai Group.
MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.2.0 China Special Version
Along with display of the Gundam statue, the 8th China International Animation, Cartoon and Game Fair will also host Bandai (Guangzhou)’s “Gunpla Expo Shanghai” event, the Chinese qualifiers for the global “Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012”, and more.