Gigantor (originally Tetsujin, literally “Iron Man #28”) was a manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama published in 1958 which was later made into several anime series, the first in 1963. It was the first “giant robot” series. A live action motion picture with heavy use of computer generated graphics was produced in Japan in 2005 based on the old comics as opposed to the newer version in “New Gigantor” which was translated into many languages including Arabic.
I have found a papercraft model from this site .You can also check the built model here. Enjoy!
After suffering heavy damage in the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, Kobe City’s Nagata Ward has managed to rebuild and recover quite well. To celebrate its revival, Nagata Ward has planning to erect a statue of one of Kobe’s local heroes, the anime robot Testujin 28 [Gigantor]. The statue will cost 135 million yen (about 1.1 million US dollars) to build, 45 million of which the city government has promised to provide. If completed the statue will rise to a height of 18 meters, which is about the same as a 5 story apartment building. Hmmm, can’t wait to see that. Check out their official site for more information.
Giant Robo:The Day the Earth Stood Still is an anime series written and directed by Yazuhiro Imagawa(G Gundam & Seven of Seven) and inspired by Mitsuteru Yokohama’s manga series of the same name. To commemorate it’s 40th anniversary, the official site is offering a GR-6 robot papercraft for download.
I first knew about gundam 11 years ago when my mom bought a gift for my cousin’s birthday. I was 13 years old back then. If I remember it right, it was a $10 SD gundam model kit. Before they had it wrapped, I peeked inside and I was amazed of the quality and the number of parts. I always wanted to build my own toys.
A week later, we went back to the mall and started the hobby of collecting gundams. I bought about 9 SD gundams and 7 villain robots. Price ranged from 10-15 dollars. After about a year, I stopped collecting as I got busy with highschool.
After 3 years, I saw a 1/144 model kit of Turn-A gundam on sale for just $3.50 and again, my love for gundam models came back to life. I also bought a couple of 1/100 models. My dream is to buy a Master Grade model someday. Right now, I’m happy building papercraft models.
Gundam Shop is a site that I visit every once in a while. Checking all those models make me drool over them. My favorite is the MG(Master Grade) section. Check it out guys.
Here’s another version of the SD Freedom Gundam which is much simpler that the one posted earlier because it doesn’t have a weapon and a shield. You can download the jpg and pdo files here. You can get the instructions by clicking the following links: head, chest, backpack, skirt, arms and legs. Enjoy!
AIBO(Artificial Intelligence roBOt), the intelligent pet that first came out on 1999 was a hit among robot and pet lovers alike. However, on January 26, 2006, Sony announced that it would discontinue AIBO and several other products as of March, 2006. No worries though as you can still have an AIBO at home by creating them with paper. You can build two versions of AIBO together with two other robot papercrafts
This is one of the best looking Gundam papercrafts I’ve seen. You have to print out 15 pages of parts to build this cool model. Download the color-print zip for the colored parts here. As for the instructions, check out these pages:inst. 1, inst. 2, inst. 3, inst. 4, inst. 5 and inst. 6 Click on the link at the bottom of each post for the build photos to appear.