One of the world’s largest showing of the iconic Gundam sensation has landed in Singapore. Having visited the exhibition, we have come up with 5 reason why you should never miss this amazing event happening at Takashimaya Square B2, and Nee Ann City Civic Plaza.
1. Grab a selfie with the majestic Gundam & Zaku Statues
This is probably the next best thing next to the life-size Gundam statue. If you can’t visit Japan, then you should definitely visit Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza where two 1/3 scale, weighing 2 tonnes each and 6 meters tall Gundam RX-78-2 and Char’s Zaku face off against each other. And do not miss the daily light and sound shows that is held in the evening. In addition, there are 10 smaller 1.7-metre Zaku models that lines up to the entrance of Nee Ann City, and walking that path just feels like a grand entrance.
2. Purchase the limited edition SG50 Gundam Merchandise
In celebration of Singapore’s 50th Birthday, Bandai Namco Asia has collaborated with acclaimed mechanic designer Kunio Okawara to create Singapore’s only SG50 Gundam Model Kit. Limited quantities of the HG RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver. SG50 will be available for sale daily at Takashimaya Square. Singapore is the only country to have their own exclusive color Gundam in the world, so this is a must-have for all Singapore gunpla collectors.
Okawara-san himself has a few words about this new Gundam:
“It is such an honor to be able to design this special Gundam in celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary. This design is inspired by the red and white colours of Singapore’s national flag and my impressions towards the beauty and cleanliness of the country. I hope everyone likes this and it would be my great pleasure”
While only the HG version of the SG50 Gundam is on sale, the RG and PG version of the Gundam model is also on display at Takashimaya Square. Apart from gunpla, there are many other merchandise with the SG version plastered on it.
3. Be awed by the showcase of over 200 Gundam models
The 4,000sqm showfloor of Takashimaya Square has been converted into an amazing Gundam showcase, featuring over 200 Gundam models of the Gundam series. The Gundam models on display include different grades, including the High Grade, Real Grade, Master Grade and Perfect Grade Gundam models.
Each of the acrylic showcase come with nice lighting, so that you can grab a nice photo of your favorite Gundam models with ease.
4. Meet the seiyuus behind Gundam Build Fighter
On 20 June, fans will be able to meet the voice actors and actresses (seiyuus) from the anime, Gundam Build Fighter series, as they will be flying to Singapore. Yui Makino, Kazumi Togashi, and Yuuma Uchida will be in Singapore to meet the fans. Japanese rock band, BACK-ON, who composed and performed two opening themes for Gundam Build Fighters, will join fans in Singapore on 20 June as well.
5. Enjoy some shopping therapy and bring home those Gundam model kits
Apart from the Gundam model kits on showcase, fans will also be able to bring home a piece of their own favorite model kits. Regardless of whether you are just starting out and want to purchase your first High-Grade kit, or you have been a Gunpla master with a vast collection, there are tons of Gundam merchandises available, including exclusive editions. This is like the Great Singapore Sale for Gundam fans!
Exclusive limited edition items have been produced as part of the exhibition in Singapore. They include:
- Limited Edition Gundam Docks at Singapore model kits
- Exclusive SG50 Gundam model kit and related fringe merchandise such as tote bags and key chains
- Apparel from STRICT-G, the ver. SG50 Gundam Motif Life-style and Apparel line by Bandai
- Showcase of the Gundam Breaker 2 game (English version)
Gundam Docks in Singapore will be Asia’s largest Gundam exhibition taking place from 4th June to 28th June 2015 at Takashimaya Department Store basement 2! For more information, check the website here.
Admission for the exhibition is free, and the exhibition will open from 10am to 9.30pm daily.