Mythbuster's Adam Savage builds his first Gundam

Mythbuster's Adam Savage builds his first Gundam

Throughout his career, Adam Savage has built everything from Iron Man armor to a prototype 1000-shot Nerf toy gun, from Studio Ghibli's Totoro costume to replicas of weapons and props of all kinds. But there is always a first time for everyone, and recently the famous host of Mythbusters tried his hand at a Gundam model kit for the first time.

Adam Savage di Mythbuster builds its first Gundam

A new video was published yesterday on the Mythbuster channel, in which Adam Savage, together with some of his collaborators, assembles the Gundam RX-78-2 Perfect Grade. The model was sent to him directly by Bandai, the manufacturer of the model kits taken from the famous Japanese animated series Mobile Suit Gundam. As a great expert, as well as a teacher of modeling, while assembling the Savage robot he enjoys commenting and appreciating the internal design and aesthetics of the Gundam.

If watching this video made you want to try your hand too with your first Gundam, on Amazon you will find both the economic version of the RX-78-2 and the one mounted by Savage, RX-78-2 Perfect Grade, available. Or you could retrieve the films and the animated series Mobile Suit Gundam, available in home video format on DVD and Blu-Ray.

This model of Gundam, the RX-78-2, is without a doubt the most iconic and famous of the franchise since its first appearance in the 1979 animated series Mobile Suite Gundam. The series was made by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Hajime Yatate, designed by Kunio Ōkawara and in collaboration with Studio Sunrise, now famous for other cult series such as City Hunter, The Five Samurai, Zambot 3, Daltanious. Sunrise is also the studio that worked on Cowboy Bebop, the anime from which Netflix took its live action transposition due out in November 2021. The success of the anime has given way to transpositions to comics, novels, films, video games, to such an extent that the main robot of the series has become one of the symbols of pop culture in general, not just Japanese. A working 1: 1 scale replica should have been part of the opening ceremony of the last Tokyo Olympics, held in 2021 one year late and in contained form due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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