'Gundam' Fans Give Life-Size Suit A Snowman Makeover

One of the more revered landmarks in Japan for anime fans is the giant, life-sized recreation of [...]

One of the more revered landmarks in Japan for anime fans is the giant, life-sized recreation of the Unicorn Gundam suit from the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn series.

After Tokyo was recently hit by a snowstorm, anime fans caught the 64.6 foot statue in a cool new look. Like a giant Gundam snowman.

The statue, located in Odaiba, Tokyo, had a varying degree of coolness not only thanks to the snow, but even more amazing when the lights of the statue kick in through the snow.

Each pillow runs for 6,480 yen, and Premium Bandai is currently taking pre-orders on their site for the two pillows representing a cute version of Char's Masai cruiser and the SCV-70 White Base. With orders being taking until they sell out, they'll start shipping out in March.

One Mobile Suit Gundam fan even calculated what kind of power the mechas would yield in real life. Taking one of the most oft-ignored mechs in the series, that fans wouldn't consider too powerful, they calculated an incredible range that would surely do damage in the real world.

inancial magazine Weekly Toyo Keizai commissioned the 70 year old character designer for Mobile Suit Gundam, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, to draw their cover for their 2018 financial forecast issue.The cover depicts President of the United States Donald Trump partying for the new year with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The most damning, however, is the depiction of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, who sits on top of a nuclear missile in-between all of them.

Not familiar with Gundam? You may want to give its latest anime a spin. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, the series is set more than 300 years after the Calamity War first seen in the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime. With the Earth Sphere falling into anarchy, the world has given way to bandits and rebels. Iron-Blooded Orphans focuses on a young boy named Mikazuki Augus as he works for a security company, and his is used as cannon fodder during an ambush. Augus, along with his friend Orga Itsuka, take the chance to revolt against their demeaning employers - and the determined boy changes his fate when he begins piloting an abandoned mobile suit known as Gundam Barbatos.