Japan’s giant Gundam that was built and first appeared in Odaiba Japan and was a huge hit. After it was taken down in was re-built with a few upgrades and is now on display in Shizouka where it will remain until March 2011. Something so epic would only been done in a anime/manga crazed land like Japan and when it comes to anime Gundam is one of the first great successes.
A theme park in China’s Floraland park in Chengdu, Sichuan province had blatantly copied the giant Gundam’s design and put up their own giant Gundam knockoff in the hopes of attracting crowds. A spokesman from the theme park was quoted as telling Japan’s Fuji TV that the design was “completely original” o.O. A picture of the knock-off is below, you be the judge.
Gundam officials quickly mobilized (not sure if they flew in mobile suits) and them the mysterious orange robot in China disappeared (not sure if it was blown up or voluntarily taken down).