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To promote the new Patlabor movies, the life-sized Ingram mecha was shown off in Tokyo. Sure beats a movie poster.

Recently, huge crowds gathered to see the life-sized AV-98 Ingram that was temporarily erected in the streets of Tokyo's Kichijoji.

Previously, the Ingram was spotted in Yokohama.

Let's have a look at this weekend's promotional event, with images via Naver:

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Here, you can see the Ingram being raised.

And another angle:

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吉祥寺駅前に原寸大パトレイバーが現れ一時騒然! [Naver]

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