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After six years, Japan’s Sakakibara Machinery Works Co. has unveiled its newest giant mecha.

Back in 2005, the company had a mecha rolled out the Landwalker, which could be piloted and fired tennis balls. It followed that up with a $20,000 mecha for kids. Now, Sakakibara has introduced its latest creation: LW-Mononofu.

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It’s 27.8 feet high and weighs 16,314 pounds.

According to Yahoo! Japan, the company spent six years developing this project.

The LW-Mononofu is aimed at those who grew up watching Mobile Suit Gundam and is available to rent for events or to save the universe.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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