60 foot-Tetsujin-28 Monument Officially Unveiled!

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The giant statue of Tetsujin-28 (aka Gigantor) in Kobe, Japan’s Wakamatsu Park finally wrapped up construction and received its official unveiling last Sunday.  Posed like its ready for battle, the monstrous pile of metal stood tall amidst hundreds of spectators. Erected as both a tribute to the robot’s creator (Mitsuteru Yokoyama) and a symbol of the area’s reconstruction, it was funded by efforts from local shop owners, who raised more than ¥135 million ($1.5 million USD) for its construction.

via coolthings

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