The Gundam series are currently on full display as the Aeon Mall Makuhari New City in Chiba Prefecture hosts the Gundam World 2014 in Makuhari exhibition.
The history of the Gundam franchise is exhibited showing its humble beginnings from the iconic and ground-breaking 1979 anime to the latest series, Gundam Build Fighters.
Historical GunPla were also on display from the original 1980 1/144 scale plastic model to the more modern MG’s and RG’s.
1980 release 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam
1983 release 1/250 RX-78-2 Gundam
1984 release 1/144 Perfect Gundam
1985 release 1/220 Zeta Gundam
1988 release SD Gundam BB Senshi ν Gundam
1995 release 1/100 MG RX-78-2 Gundam
2001 release HG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam
2010 release RG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam
Life size heads of Char’s Zaku II and the RX-78-2 Gundam were also on display
The exhibition also offered a blast from the past with these Gundam merchandise from waaaaaaay back in 1980. Some are still in mint condition as well.
Char Aznable also has his own area within the exhibition and it is dedicated entirely to the Red Comet himself. Included are 1/10 scale models of his mobile suits, the Z’gok, the Zeong and the Sazabi as well as GunPla dioramas of his most epic battles against Amuro Ray.
The latest Gundam series, Gundam Build Fighters also has its own corner.
A 1/10 scale model of the Wing Gundam Zero from Gundam Wing Endless Waltz was also on display.
The exhibition started last December 20 and will be open until January 13, 2014. Entrance fee is 500 yen but elementary students can enter for free.
Via Gundam Zousho