Monday, November 9, 2009

Giant Robots part 1

What could be more awesome than a giant robot? Okay maybe a giant robot Fonz, but until that is built there is this.

Optimus Prime
Where: Yunnan China
Size: 40 feet
A giant concrete transformer in a remote area of China?

Gundam RX-78-2
Where: Tokyo Japan
Size: 59 Feet
Made for it's 30th anniversary. It's head moves around and it lights up at night. Sorry but this statue was dismantled after a two month display.

Gigantor (Tetsujin)
Where: Kobe Japan
Size: 60 feet tall & 50 tons
Built shortly after the Gundam statue and made one foot taller. This sucker cost $1.5 million dollars to build and was partly funded by the city of Kobe. This one will not be dismantled.

Taekwon V
Where: South Korea
Size: 364 Feet
The centerpiece of the Robot Land theme park. Okay, this has not actually been built yet, but when it's complete it will

be six times the size of the Gundam statue. The statue of liberty is 151 feet. Scheduled to be completed in 2013.

Michael Jackson
Size: 32 feet
Where: Various places. I don't actually want to know.
Not a robot but too weird not to mention. Michael Jackson demanded his record company build nine statues of himself to promote his 1995 album HIStory. This fiasco cost $30 million. I wish I was kidding about this. What a jack@$$.


  1. Gundam & Gigantor are in reverse order. Oops.

  2. Those. Are. AWESOME. Oh, to have one in your front yard...

  3. I would drive many, many, many, many miles to see one of those if it were in the US.