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Tokyo's massive new Gundam robot statue blew our minds

We made the pilgrimage to Daiba in Tokyo, Japan to check out the new, 1:1-scale Gundam, and it's a remarkable thing.

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Here's the new giant Unicorn Gundam that made its debut in Daiba, in southeast Tokyo, late last month. 

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As you can see, the statue of the Gundam robot is huge.

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It's 1:1 scale with the real thing, as a matter of fact. 64.6 feet (19.7 meters) tall, to be exact. 

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Despite its massive size, the statue's incredibly intricately detailed and covered in warning stickers. 

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The robot from manga and anime stands outside the DiverCity Mall, where you can find Bandai's hallmark Gundam store on the top floor.  

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The mall also has an awesome skate park on the roof, but that's a topic for another gallery. 

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The RX-0 Unicorn Gundam character made its debut in the 2006 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn manga, and was later adapted into anime. 

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Every single detail is 100 percent represented here. 

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And that includes the transformation into Destroy Mode!

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Roughly every two hours, the Unicorn performs a show, with the white panels sliding apart and exposing the red interior for Destroy Mode. 

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Come at night to see a projection show that goes along with it. 

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If you're anywhere near Tokyo, you absolutely have to come see the Unicorn Gundam. 

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Even if you're not a fan of Gundam, just standing near this massive bot is a breathtaking experience. 

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But you definitely don't want to be under this thing's foot. 

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Note the Gundam's single unicorn-like horn.  

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The Unicorn Gundam robotstands 5.5 feet (1.7 meters) taller than the previous RX-78-2 Gundam statue that stood at the Tokyo mall.

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It's unclear how long the Unicorn will guard DiverCity mall, but given the popularity of the statue and the store it guards, it'll likely be staying for a while. Click through the rest of our gallery for more views of the giant robot. 

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