Zaku is just a disposable underling, with its name derived from the sound of a huge man (or many
soldiers) walking and the Japanese term 雑魚(zako), meaning "inferior fish", signifying expendable grunts.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

1/1 Gundam RX-78-2 @ Odaiba Diver City Tokyo

If I recall correctly, take the JR Saikyo Line from the Shinjuku Station all the way to the Tokyo Teleport Station. The trip takes around 30 minutes, costs 480 yen one way and there is no need to change trains. I actually paid less initially at the Shinjuku station but had to top up the balance at the 'Fare Adjustment Machines' at Tokyo Teleport station before exiting due to the fact that part of the line is owned by another company. Odaiba Diver City is a short walk from the station, just follow the crowd.

Gundam Front Tokyo itself is a small attraction on the 7th floor of Odaiba Diver City. Contrary to what the official website currently says, tickets were available for purchase at the door but for 1200 yen instead of the usual 1000 yen. I was there early on a weekday, so I am not sure if there is a quota of any sorts.

But the main attraction is without doubt, the 1/1 Gundam RX-78-2 that stands guard outside the building, right in front of the Gundam Cafe. Images aplenty on the internet already, but the details are quite astounding - it really does look like a supersized gunpla kit!





















Well worth the cost of the trip to Tokyo, but could we also have a 1/1 MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type in Char Aznable's colours? 

2 comments:

mendagu said...

Very nice close shots!

madmoz said...

Thanks!
Kinda miss Japan already, must plan another trip this year, and hopefully be able to meet up with gaijin and co.