I'm visiting Japan in several days and will be at Gundam Front for a few hours. Besides the gift shop and the statue, which parts of this are must-sees?
>the gift shop
Only if specifically Gundam Front Tokyo merchandise. All other Gundam merchandise is found cheaper in other stores.
Skip the Gundam Cafe if you are going to the one in Akihabara, there are no seats in the cafe at Odaiba.
You should see whatever current movie thing they are having in the G-Dome, they change it a few times a year.
If you happen to be there before Jan 6, the GBWC winners/finalists will be on display, it's once a year thing. I myself have not had the chance to be in Japan during this time of the year where the entries are available to the public to see.
It figures. I planned to get my Gunpla through HLJ anyhow.
>Cafe has no seats
I'm not going to be going to Akihabara this trip. Did you mean they literally have no seats or that it is always packed?
How long are these movies? I will have an hour or two at most.
>How long are these movies? I will have an hour or two at most.
That's really not enough for Odaiba, seriously, since it's out of the way (only Yurikamome and rinkaisen) and the place is massive. You need a whole day and hit both Diver City and Aqua City.
If you're on a limited schedule, Akihabara is a way better stop due to accessibility and the variety being compressed into a smaller area.
Im going to odaiba to see the gundam front too sometime in feb. While I'm in the area, what else should I check out?
I plan to buy the gft version of the RX-78 megasize
Go to the Sands (I think that is the name) Mall across the street from Fuji TV, they've got a area on the upper floors there that's basically a replica version of shops from the 50's. It was on Gamecenter CX, it's a good time.
I walked from shinjiku to this fucking statues for 3 hours and it was fucking worth it. the shop itself is give or take. I didn't see as many kits thst I would've wanted except the gundam front hg clear G self I bought my friend for Christmas cus he's a Reco fag. take the train to Akihabara and have a good time at that Gundam cafe.
You means 'Decks' and yeah, it's a cool place. Sega's Joypolis indoor theme park is there too.
What time will you be there? The light shows on the statue happen in the evening. The current involves projection mapping and is well worth a watch.
If you go there at night, they have a light show with an animation that plays on the big screens right by the Gundam. The Gundam also moves a bit, and the cockpit opens up at one point with Amuro and those 3 kids.
I recommend checking out the Samsung and Sony exhibit as well, I spent too much time exploring Odaiba and they were closed by the time I reached those exhibits.
I'm planning to go back in April though with my cousin.
Also don't waste your money on the Gundam pod games at Round One in Odaiba, if you can, check out the Taito arcade in Shinjuku. They charge a lot less for their Gundam pod games then Akiba or Odaiba arcades.