Posts Tagged ‘metal’


Jul20

Tokyo museum reveals gold & Silver Gundams

2015 at 11:16 am by admin | Comments Off

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Fine jewelery company Ginza Tanaka has collaborated with Bandai to create a line of exclusive limited edition Rx-78-2 Gundam figures made of gold and silver! These figures, which are only available at the newly opened “The Art of Gundam” exhibit in Tokyo, are crafted in solid 24-karat gold and 95% pure silver, and come in two different scales. The Robot Damashii-based Rx-78 stands at 5″ tall, and costs over $160,000 for the gold variant and $5,000 for the silver version.

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The other size featured at the museum is based on the Gundam Converge line of super-deformed figures, and stands at 2″ in height. These smaller figures also offer a smaller price point: $30,000 for the gold figure and $2,000 for the silver. Also on display at the event are a number of platinum art cards, featuring art of the Gundam, the Zaku II, and infamous antagonist Char Aznable, priced at $120 each. The exhibit will remain open until Sepember 27th, so fans have plenty of time to save up some cash for these fancy Gundam collectibles!

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Apr07

Family creates Transformers art from scrap

2015 at 03:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

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A father and son team in China have taken to recreating famous characters from the Transformers franchise entirely out of spare parts and scrap! Farmer Yu Zhilin and his son work together to create the statues, painting and welding them together in an empty building on their land. Through this process, the two artists transform tons of garbage into giant display pieces of popular Autobot characters, using the designs of robots like Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jetfire, and more to inspire their creations.

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Some of the statues feature special gimmicks like LED eyes and smoke breath, and stand upwards of 20 feet tall, towering over the buildings around them! Turning trash into art has become a hobby of theirs, with customers and collectors from all over the world looking to purchase their creations. Take a look for yourself!

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Jan08

MakerBot announces new materials for 3D printers

2015 at 05:10 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The MakerBot booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show has been a popular attraction since the company unveiled its home-use retail 3D printers. At this year’s CES booth, MakerBot has taken its 3D printers to the next level by announcing a new range of PLA composite filaments for its range of Replicator printers! These new filaments feature composites previously unavailable to the 3D-printing public outside of highly specialized printers, including wood, iron, bronze, and even limestone! With these composite filaments, MakerBot printers are now able to create prints in these new materials, which can be tailored to fit any need. The materials retain all the properties of their base composite, allowing users to stain, polish, sand, and oil their wood-based objects, or even magnetize metal-based prints. These new filaments will be made available for purchase in late 2015, and will surely lead to a whole new set of possibilities from 3D printers.

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