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We have more proof that the popularity of the Gundam series, even today. Someone decided that it would be a good idea to start making solid gold Gundam statues. Really. The statue in our header image? Made out of genuine pure gold.
And no, this isn’t a one-off statue – this is part of a product line, selling many copies of each type of statue.
The largest solid gold statue sells for 20 million yen. (As of July 2015, that is just over $161,000 American dollars, or just over £103,000 pounds.)
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A solid gold Mobile Suit Gundam statue titled “RX-78-2 Gundam Featuring Robot Spirits” has gone on sale. The statue was released as a limited edition at the Art of Gundam exhibition being held at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo.
The statue retails for 20 million yen (tax included) and is approximately 1,000 grams of pure gold.
Produced in conjunction with the Art of Gundam exhibition which is being held in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the television broadcasts, the solid gold Gundam is available in 1/144 scale, the same as the HG Gunpla kits. In addition, a “Silver 950 RX78-2 Gundam Featuring Robot Spirits” statue has also been produced in solid silver for the more easily affordable price of 648,000 yen (tax included).
This time the popular Gundam Converge series is being sold in solid gold and silver too. While the total size is only about 55 millimeters, the statues are extremely detailed and even cute. In sold gold, the “Gundam Converge The Art of Gundam Limited Ver. Gold” will retail for 3.78 million yen, and the silver “Gundam Converge The Art of Gundam Limited Ver. Silver” for 270,000 yen.
These limited edition luxury goods are on sale now at the Art of Gundam exhibition being held from July 18 to Sept. 27, 2015. Also, even when the exhibition is over the 20 million yen solid gold Gundam will be on sale at Ginza Tanaka (Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry’s store in Ginza, Tokyo).
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