Bandai Namco Asia, one of the leading toy maker and arcade, mobile and home video game publishers in Japan, and Takashimaya Department Store, presents an iconic exhibition in celebration of 35TH anniversary of GUNDAM model kit and in conjunction with Singapore’s Golden Jubilee – the “Gundam Docks at Singapore”. One of the largest such exhibition outside Japan, the approximately 4,000sqm showcase will include over 200 models of the phenomenal Gundam series – the first anime based on space war and machines that sparked off the genre of robotic anime. From 4 to 28 June, the exhibition will be held at Takashimaya Square, B2 and Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.
Choose your side in the war of robots
The experience begins as two 6 metres tall gigantic robots looms above you at the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. Witness the fight betweenEarth Federation vs Principality of Zeon as the RX-78-2 Gundam, the largest Gundam to be showcased outside Japan, come face to face with Char’s Zaku at the heart of Singapore’s Orchard Road.
The Gundam and Zaku are arounad 6 metres each, at a scale of 1:3, and weighs two tonnes each. Accompanied by daily light and sound shows held in the evenings, this is an activity you cannot miss as the war drama comes to life before your eyes.
Gundam Merchandise and Activities to thrill fans and J-pop lovers alike
For collectors, shoppers and anyone who wants to learn more about Gundam or bring home a piece of this extra-ordinary exhibition, they can head down to Takashimaya Square, B2. With over 10 booths selling Gundam merchandises included exclusive editions.Four Weeks of History, Excitement and Pure Legend
Said Mr. Takayoshi Oyama, Bandai Namco Singapore ’s Hobby Dept Manager,., “Gundam Docks in Singapore will be Asia’s largest Gundam exhibition and showcase. Singapore was selected to host the show as it is a strategic market for us and a gateway for South-east Asia. In partnership with one of Asia’s best shopping malls, we look forward to delivering a spectacular experience for fans, families, and friends in Singapore, as well as from the region.”
Admission for the exhibition is free, and the exhibition will open from 10am to 9.30pm daily.
Meet the Legend himself – The Pioneer of mechanic Designers
Fans will get a chance to meet mechanic designer Kunio Okawara in person. The highly-respected pioneer is Japan’s first mechanic designer, and started his career in 1972. Since then, notable works include Mobile Suit Gundam, Yatterman, The Unchallengeable Daitarn 3, Fang of the Sun Dougram, and Brave Fighter Exkiser.
Kunio Okawara will meet fans in Singapore on 6 June, during the official opening of the exhibition at Takashimaya. Fans will be able to hear more about his experience during a live talk show.
Kunio Okawara (大河原邦男)
He is the first mechanic designer in Japan. Upon joining Tatsunoko Production he worked as mechanic design lead in charge of anime such as “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman” and “Hurricane Polymar”.
After setting out on his own, he worked on the mechanic designs of “Mobile Suit Gundam” and gained great attention. Notable works include “Yatterman”, “The Unchallengeable Daitarn 3”, “Mobile Suit Gundam”, “Fang of the Sun Dougram”, “Votoms”, “Round Vernian Vifam”, “Brave Fighter Exkiser” and many others.
He was born on December 26, 1947 in Tokyo. After graduating from Tokyo Zokei University, he joined an apparel manufacturer. After leaving the company, in 1972 he joined Tatsunoko Production and was placed in charge of the enemy mecha of “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman”. He received great acclamation and became Japan’s first “professional mechanic designer”.
After finishing the “Time Bokan” series, he left Tatsunoko in 1976 and set up “Design Office Mecha Man” with Mitsuki Nakamura and went freelance in 1978. Since then, he has worked on “Mobile Suit Gundam” and other mecha design works from Sunrise.
How to meet Kunio Okawara
On the 6th of June at 3pm, Kunio Okawara will be hosting a talk session followed by his autograph session for the first 100 customers who purchased the HG RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver. SG50.
On 20 June, fans will be able to meet the voice actors and actresses (seiyuus) from the anime, Gundam Build Fighter series, in Singapore too. Makino Yui, Togashi Kazumi, and Uchida Yu-uma 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.
They will perform on stage at Takashimaya Square. This is their debut appearance in Singapore.
How to meet BACK-ON
On the 20th of June, BACK-ON will be making an appearance at level B2 of Takashimaya Square, Ngee Ann City
SHU – Guitar
KENJI03 – Vocal / MC / Guitar
TEEDA – MC
GORI – Bass
Performing artiste for opening theme songs to GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS, “Nibun no Ichi” and ” wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY)” as well as GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY, ” Ceru-lean”.
A hybrid rock band that merges several musical genres together. KENJI03’s penetrating melodies, together with TEEDAs mix of English and Japanese rap as the main axis, the 4-man ban continues to pursue a new Rock sound. From the time the band was formed, they have been performing live overseas, in countries such as USA, Germany, Canada and Taiwan, receive high praise for their aggressive per-formances.
The birth of the band from 4 separate distinct personalities, creates a “Chemistry” that will give a smile on listerners face, and continue to support the band.
LEAD VOICE ACTORS FROM GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY!
Voice Actress for Sekai Kamiki in GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY
Voice Actor for Yuma Kosaka in GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY
Voice Actress for Fumina Hoshino in GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY
How to meet the Seiyuu
On the 20th of June, Gundam Build Fighters Try Voice actors Kazumi Togashi, Yuma Uchida, and Yui Makino will be making an appearance at level B2 of Takashimaya Square, Ngee Ann City
In addition to the over 200 models of the Gundam series brought in for the exhibition, fans and collectors can check out a series of limited edition merchandise, some of which are ex-clusively available only in this exhibition.
With over 10 booths.
RG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver.GUNDAM DOCKS AT SINGAPORE
Price : $54.95
RG 1/144 MS-06S ZAKUⅡ Ver.GUNDAM DOCKS AT SINGAPORE
Price : $54.95
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. The HG RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver. SG50 will be available for sale at Takashimaya Square. In addition to the model kit, related SG50 Gundam merchandise will be available during the exhibition. Pricing will be announced closer to date.
Fans who purchase the SG50 GUNDAM Model Kit will stand a chance to get an autograph from Kunio Okawara himself at an autograph session on 6 June, 3pm at Takashimaya.
Gundam Docks at Singapore to introduce SG50 Gundam Model Kit – Designed by Kunio Okawara
“It is such an honour 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” – Kunio Okawara
HG RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver. SG50 is priced at S$38.95. The first 100 customers who purchase HG RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver. SG50 will be able to attend Kunio Okawara autograph session!
Visit http://gundamdocks.sg/thunderbolt/ for more information!
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